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Disney's "Kingdom Hearts II" Ships

A press release notes that the Kingdom Hearts II role-playing game for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to North America. The sequel to 2002’s Kingdom Hearts is a co-production of Buena Vista Games, Inc. and Square Enix, and features a lineup of original characters next to classic characters from Disney animated movies and Square/Enix role-playing […]

Disney's "The Wild" to Debut at El Capitan Theatre April 14

A press release from Disney states that The Wild will debut at the El Capitan theatre in Los Angeles, running from April 14 to May 11. The CGI-animated movie follows a set of animals from the New York Zoo who hit the mean streets to save one of their own. Viewers will also get a […]

Disney Shuts Down Pixar Sequel Division

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Disney has shut down Circle 7, the CGI-animation division set up to create sequels to Pixar movies (free registration required). Thirty-two of the 168 employees of the division were told that they would lose their jobs as of May 26, while the remainder will be absorbed into Disney’s […]

Lasseter on Post-Merger Role at Disney

An article in the New York Times aggregates a number of public comments made by Pixar’s John Lasseter about his role at Disney once the Disney-Pixar merger is completed (registration required). Some of the topics discussed include how Lasseter and Pixar president Ed Catmull will split their time between Pixar and Disney, Lasster’s attempts to […]

Pixar Stock Certificates a Hot Commodity

An article in the Los Angeles Times notes that the Disney/Pixar merger has triggered a small boom in collectors anxious to own a physical stock certificate of the company before the merger (free registration required). Several companies, such as OneShare.com and Frame-a-Stock offer to sell investors and collectors a single share of stock in a […]

Disney Channel March 2006 Animated Movies & Specials (Updated 3/5)

The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of March: Aladdin And The King Of Thieves (1996) Saturday, March 4 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama (2005) Monday, March 13 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) Tuesday, […]

Disney Channel Achieves Best February Ratings Ever Among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14

Disney Channel posted its highest February ratings ever, in both total programming day and primetime, among its targeted demographics of Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, according to Nielsen Media Research. Disney Channel’s learning-focused Playhouse Disney block saw its series Little Einsteins reach its highest ratings ever with Kids 2-5 last Saturday. Playhouse Disney weekday ratings […]

Disney Channel's "Higglytown Heroes" Wins Humane Society's Genesis Award

Playhouse Disney’s original series Higglytown Heroes has won a Genesis Award for an episode entitled “Kip’s Shadow” in which one of the Higgly kids rescues a stray dog. The story’s hero, the Animal Shelter Worker, is voiced by Reno 911 star Carlos Alazraqui. Launched in 1986, the Genesis Awards is the Humane Society of the […]

Disney Channel Renews "Little Einsteins" for Second Season

Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the animated series Little Einsteins from New York-based Curious Pictures. Little Einsteins premiered last October, scoring the highest Playhouse Disney debut ever among Kids 2-5. Since then, it has consistently ranked as the #1 series with Kids 2-5 against all competition in its time period (daily, 8:00am, […]

Disney Channel Announces Executive Shifts

Following another record-breaking year of ratings growth and an increase in programming development for multiple global platforms, Disney Channel has announced several executive shifts. Adam Bonnett — Disney Channel’s key original series programming executive — has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Series; Jeff Brustrom — the channel’s top development executive — has been […]

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