Posts Tagged ‘disney’
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NY Times on Disney’s “Doc McStuffins” and Diversity

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2012
Facebook, a new animated series which premiered on the Disney Channel in March and has gone on to ratings and merchandising success, defying conventional wisdom that non-white lead characters in animated series are not as successful in either. The show and its young African-American female lead character has made an extremely positive impression on many […]
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PR: “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky” Primetime Special to Premiere on Sept 19, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2012
“JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: JAKE SAVES BUCKY” PRIMETIME SPECIAL FEATURING PETER PAN TO PREMIERE ON INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 ON DISNEY CHANNEL   “Playing with Skully” Short-Form Series Starring the Voice of David Arquette To Debut Disney Junior will debut the primetime special “Jake and the Never Land […]

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Ginny Tyler, Voice Actor, 1925 – 2012

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2012
Voice actor Ginny Tyler passed away on July 13, 2012, from natural causes at the age of 86. Tyler (born Merrie Virginia Erlandson on August 8, 1925) is best known for her work with the Walt Disney Company, serving as the head Mouseketeer for episodes of The Mickey Mouse Club bound for syndication while providing […]

PR: Disney Reveals Key Cast Members for “Wreck-It Ralph”

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2012
“WRECK-IT RALPH” TAPS TALENTED AND DIVERSE VOICES FOR HILARIOUS ARCADE-GAME-HOPPING ADVENTURE Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Reveals Key Cast Members Slated to Join John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch in “Wreck-It Ralph”—in Theaters November 2, 2012 BURBANK, Calif. (July 19, 2012) – Tapping stars from the big and small screens, Walt Disney […]


SDCC2012: PR: “Phineas & Ferb” and Marvel’s Iconic Super Heroes Team Up for “Phineas & Ferb: Mission Marvel”

by Ed Liuon July 15, 2012
DISNEY’S “PHINEAS AND FERB” AND MARVEL’S ICONIC SUPER HEROES TEAM UP FOR LANDMARK ANIMATED ADVENTURE, “PHINEAS AND FERB: MISSION MARVEL” PREMIERING NEXT SUMMER ON DISNEY CHANNEL (click to enlarge) Production is now underway on “Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel,” an animated adventure that will assemble characters from two hugely popular franchises, Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” […]
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SDCC2012: Disney XD Panel Highlight Video Posted – “TRON: Uprising,” “Motorcity,” “9th Grade Ninja”

by Ed Liuon July 14, 2012
Disney XD has posted highlights from their panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, featuring TRON: Uprising cast members Elijah Wood, Bruce Boxleitner, and Tricia Helfer along with producer/director Charlie Bean and consulting producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Also featured were never-before-seen clips from the Disney XD original series Motorcity and a sneak […]

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SDCC2012: Disney Releases New “Frankenweenie” Homage Trailer

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
At San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, Walt Disney Feature Animation released the following new trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which pays homage to the classic horror films that inspired Burton’s film: Frankenweenie will be in theaters on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit the Frankenweenie Facebook page.

Unauthorized Animated Disney Characters Appear on North Korean TV

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
The New York Times reports that unauthorized versions of copyrighted Walt Disney Company characters appeared on North Korean state-run television on Monday. Costumed versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Tigger, and other Disney characters were seen dancing in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with occasional clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs […]

Disney Releases New "Frankenweenie" Trailer

by Ed Liuon June 28, 2012
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released a new trailer for Frankenweenie, the stop-motion animated film by Tim Burton remaking his original 1984 short film about a boy who faces unintended consequences after he brings his beloved dog back to life through a science experiment. Frankenweenie is scheduled for release on October 5, 2012.

"Brave" Leads Box Office in Debut Weekend with $66.7M in Ticket Sales; "Madagascar 3" at #2

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2012
Disney/Pixar’s Brave led the box office in its debut weekend with an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales, bringing it on par with 2008’s WALL-E (which went on to a $521 million take worldwide). In second place was DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, with an estimated $20 million in ticket sales for a […]