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[3 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Company Gets Approval to Build High-Tech Studio Complex on Golden Oak Ranch

Last month the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors gave The Walt Disney Company approval to go move forward with plans to build a new high-tech production studio.
The new studio will be built on 58 acres of the Golden Oak Ranch and will be called the Disney/ABC Studios at the Ranch. The studios will include six soundstages, production offices, talent bungalows, a commissary, production storage, and other offices.
Disney has owned the Golden Oak Ranch since the late 1950s and it is one of the largest television and movie production ranches …

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[14 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
ABC Orders Script for ‘Big Thunder Mountain’ T.V. Show

Sources have reported that ABC Studios has ordered a television script based on the back story of the popular “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad” attraction at Disneyland.
The attraction, which opened in 1979 at Disneyland Park, is a Western adventure set in a mountain based on Bryce Canyon in Utah. Disney’s story says the mountain has “mysterious rumblings and strange noises” and “Native American tales claim that supernatural forces will unleash the power of thunder upon those who dare to remove gold from the mountain.” The ride now appears at 5 Disney …

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[30 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
ABC & Marvel Considering ‘Avengers’-Themed T.V. Series

The Avengers was a huge blockbuster hit in theaters, raking in millions of dollars and taking the world by storm. Now, ABC and Marvel are reportedly looking to cash in on the film’s success with an Avengers-themed T.V. series.
According to Deadline.com, Marvel’s television division and ABC Studios are currently discussing plans to create a weekly drama set in the Avengers world. However, the connection to the Avengers is expected to be very light and may not include any of the characters that appeared in the film.
At this stage, the concept …

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[27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
French Video on Demand Service Signs Deal with Disney

Last week, we brought you news of Disney’s deal with China’s You On Demand service, a subscription video-on-demand program. Now, the French pay-TV operator Canal+ Group has also inked a deal with Disney to make ABC Studios television series and Disney films a part of their subscription-based VoD service, Canalplay Infinity.
The deal will make several series part of the service, including Grey’s Anatomy, Lost and Desperate Housewives. Canalplay Infinity will also offer approximately 100 films from Disney’s catalog including Pirates of the Caribbean.
The service costs €9.99 per month, and is …