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Toon Zone Talks to Greg Weisman, Part One: "Gargoyles"

Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the first of a four Greg Weisman interviews, each touching upon his involvement with the programs Gargoyles, The Batman, Roughnecks, and W.I.T.C.H.. New installments will be posted throughout the summer. December 7th, 2004 saw the release of Gargoyles: The Complete First Season on DVD to a rabid […]

Lindeman Joins Disney Channel

The Disney Channel has named Jill Lindeman vice president/creative director for marketing, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

Kim Possible: So the Drama Premiere Ratings for Disney Channel

The premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama — from Walt Disney Television Animation — on Friday, April 8 (8:00 p.m.), ranked as the #1 basic cable telecast of the day with: · Kids 6-11 (10.4 rating/2.0 million) · Tweens 9-14 (8.9 rating/1.8 million) · Girls 6-11 (13.9 […]

Disney Channel Orders Second Season of "Higglytown Heroes"

Disney Channel has ordered a second season of Wild Brain Productions’ Higglytown Heroes, the network says. [Source: Disney ABC Cable Networks Group]

Playhouse Disney Adds "Handy Manny" to Lineup

Disney Channel will add Handy Manny, 3D computer-animated show, to its Playhouse Disney bloc in early 2006, AWN reports. The series, created by Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen, will star Wilmer Valderamma in the title role; Los Lobos will provide theme music. Correction: Title corrected.

Iger Demotes Disney's Chief Strategist

A report in the Los Angeles Times states that Disney Corporation Chief Strategic Officer Peter E. Murphy has been demoted within the company as part of a reorganization led by incoming CEO Robert E. Iger (free registration required). Murphy’s strategic planning unit will also be dramatically downsized. The move is seen as a way for […]

How Will Disney CGI Unit Affect Pixar Negotiations?

The Los Angeles Times wonders what effect Disney’s CGI animation unit will have on new negotiations between new Disney CEO Robert Iger and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs (free registration required). The Pixar-Disney relationship is currently scheduled to end in 2006 with the release of Cars, but Disney retains the rights to make original sequels. At […]

Disney Channel Receives Nine Emmy Nominations; WDTA Receives Seven

The Disney Channel was nominated in nine categories for the 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this year; Disney Channel’s sister studio, Walt Disney Television Animation, was honored with seven nominations. Disney’s Kim Possible received five nominations, including Outstanding Children’s Animated Program and Outstanding Performer in an Animated Series for the voice of Kim Possible, actress […]

James Stewart Weighs in on Disney-Pixar Rift

In an interview with the Motley Fool investment news site, James B. Stewart, author of DisneyWar, gives his assessment of the Disney-Pixar rift, calling it the result of a disagreement between Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Pixar and Apple CEO Steven Jobs. Stewart also talks about the tension-filled shareholders meeting in March 2004 and Eisner’s […]

Disney May Be Sizing Up South Korea for Theme Park

An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Disney may be planning a new theme park near Seoul, South Korea (free registration required). All reports state that the plans are still in the preliminary stage, and may even be intended to win concessions from lengthy talks aimed at opening a theme park in Shanghai.

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