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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.