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[14 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Frozen’ Honored at The Walt Disney Studios with New Marquee on Building’s Façade

Frozen is the number one animated movie of all time, and the film was recently honored by its own studio – The Walt Disney Studios.
Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios led the celebration honoring the film’s success. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger was also present at the event along with studio employees and the film’s directors and producer.
“Animation is the basic DNA of this company,” Horn said. “In the past couple of months, a phenomenon has occurred that we’re all aware of—and that phenomenon is Frozen. We’re …

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[10 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Hollywood Producer Jerry Bruckheimer to Appear at a Book Signing at Disneyland Park

Fans of award-winning producer Jerry Bruckheimer have a chance to meet him at a special book signing at the Disneyland Park on December 14.
Bruckheimer will be signing copies of the new book Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes | Four Decades of Filmmaking by Michael Singer. The coffee table book showcases 40 years of Bruckheimer’s career in movies and television including his work hit movies such as Beverly Hills Cop, Armageddon, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
The book features a foreword by Johnny Depp, an interview with Bruckheimer’s wife Linda, …

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[14 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Plans to Develop Stage Adaptation of ‘The Princess Bride’

Bringing Buttercup and Westley to the stage is not so inconceivable after all.
Disney Theatrical Productions announced this week that plans are underway to develop a stage adaptation of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride. There is no word on whether it would be a musical or not.
Goldman’s epic tale of love between Buttercup and Westley first came to life in his 1973 book and was then adapted into the cult and fan-favorite 1987 film starring Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, and Billy Crystal.
The screenplay for the film …

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[7 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ to be Released in Theaters December 18, 2015

Did you notice a disturbance in The Force today? Nothing to worry about – it was  merely millions of Star Wars fans cheering loudly after hearing the news that the next installment in the film franchise finally has a release date – December 18, 2015.
The date of the film’s release will mark the first time a Star Wars movie has not opened in May. During a company earnings call this afternoon Robert Iger, CEO and Chairman of The Walt Disney Company said the release date is the same date that …

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[26 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on The Walt Disney Company and Jerry Bruckheimer Part Ways, Ending a 20 Year Partnership | ]
The Walt Disney Company and Jerry Bruckheimer Part Ways, Ending a 20 Year Partnership

Last week the Walt Disney Company announced that after more than two decades of working together it was severing ties with producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
The news comes a few months after the more-than-dismal and very costly theatrical release of The Lone Ranger, which Bruckheimer produced. The poor box office receipts from that film will likely cost Disney nearly $190 million.
The separation also came about a week after Disney announced that the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was put on hold.
The Disney/Bruckheimer relationship resulted in 27 films, …

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[22 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger Set to Open D23 Expo, Followed by Animation Presentation by John Lasseter

Next month’s D23 Expo will open with a welcome from Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, and following the grand opening is the first of two arena presentations that are sure to feature some surprises for Disney fans.
The first presentation on August 9 is Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios and is scheduled for 10 a.m. During this event, Disney and Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter will be joined onstage by filmmakers and talent.
Lasseter and the other guests will be discussing The Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming …

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[20 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Star Wars’ Films to be Released Annually Beginning in 2015

Star Wars fans all around the world have been eagerly anticipating the return of the franchise since Disney’s announcement that a new film was in the works last fall. This week, however, it was revealed that while fans have to wait until 2015 for Star Wars: Episode VII, the wait for new films following its debut will be much shorter, as new Star Wars films are set to be released annually starting in 2015.
Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn announced this exciting schedule this week at CinemaCon. Following the release of Star Wars: Episode …

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[22 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Studios to Adapt Beloved Children’s Book for Screen

Thanks to our friends at Blue Sky Disney, we’re learning that Walt Disney Pictures may be giving a beloved children’s book the star treatment in the very near future.
Under the new guidance of Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios looks to be producing Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  The children’s book, by author Judith Viorst, tells the story of a young boy who gets up on the wrong side of the bed — and his day goes down hill from there.
According to BSD, Lisa Cholodenko has …

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[7 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Jamie Voris Promoted to Chief Technology Officer at Disney Studios

Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, recently announced the promotion of Jamie Voris to Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Jamie will oversee development and implementation of new technological advances that will support the studio and its business goals.
Alan Bergman, President of The Walt Disney Studios, said:
Technology plays such an important role at Disney, helping us create new ways to engage deeply with our consumers while running a more innovative and efficient business. Jamie possesses exactly the combination of experience, expertise, and passion we need to cohesively …

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[17 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Takes $50 Million Write-Down on Canceled Film

Last Thursday, Disney Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo discussed the company’s performance this fiscal quarter at a presentation to investors at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills. Rasulo also disclosed that the company had taken a $50 million write-down following the cancellation of one of its upcoming films.
Following the cancellation of a stop motion animated film helmed by Henry Selick, the company has taken a $50 million write-down, which will cost the company two cents per share. The film, which was originally slated …