An article in BusinessWeek on-line debunks the oft-repeated rumor that the Walt Disney Corporation will buy Pixar Animation Studios and make Steve Jobs the CEO of Disney. The two companies were reported close to renewing their distribution deal, but neither will comment publicly about the negotiations.
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of January: The Care Bears: Big Wish Movie (2005) Sunday, January 8 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) The Country Bears (2002) Monday, January 2 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: A Sitch In Time Sunday, January […]
W.I.T.C.H., the animated series based on the stories told in the global comic magazine and U.S. chapter books from Hyperion Books for Children, will make its Disney Channel premiere on Saturday, January 28, at 3:30pm. It will air regularly Saturdays 3:30pm (ET/PT) and Sundays at 11:00am (ET/PT). [Source: Disney Channel]
Sharon Ngoi has joined Disney Channel’s marketing team as creative director. In her new position, Ngoi is responsible for leading the on-air strategy and creative execution of the Playhouse Disney brand, overseeing on-air promotion, branding, and design. She will work closely with Playhouse Disney’s programming team to support key initiatives and with the new media […]
A report in The Wall Street Journal is resurrecting a rumor (again) that Disney is considering an outright purchase of Pixar Animation Studios to essentially turn it into their animated film division. The two companies are still engaged in renegotiation talks over their partnership, where Disney co-finances Pixar films and pays for compensation and marketing […]
Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin has been interviewed by DVD Talk Radio about the latest releases in the Walt Disney Treasures Collection. Maltin also talks about the state of animation and the relationship between Hayao Miyazaki and Walt Disney. A 7MB MP3 file of the 10-minute interview is available for downloading.
“How We Became the Little Einsteins: The True Story,” a new episode from Disney Channel’s Little Einsteins, will premiere in a special prime-time presentation Sunday, January 8 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. “How We Became the Little Einsteins: The True Story” highlights the series’ four music-loving young protagonists, Leo, Annie, Quincy and June, on […]
Disney Channel has granted the wishes of devout Kim Possible fans and has resurrected the show. According to a Reuters report, Kim Possible has been greenlit for a fourth season by Disney Channel. Disney has stated that the revival was spurred in large part due to the clamors of a very active fanbase to keep […]
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of December: Aladdin And The King Of Thieves (1996) Saturday, December 17 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: A Sitch In Time Thursday, December 8 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So The […]
JoJo, her pet lion Goliath, and all their friends in Circus Town learn that it’s fun to do good deeds for others in a primetime Thanksgiving special of JoJo’s Circus premiering Sunday, November 20 (7:30pm – 8:00pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the episode, Circus Town is excited about the Thanksgiving Hip Hooray parade that […]