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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Success of ‘Frozen’ Leads to Strong First Quarter Earnings Report by The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company released its first quarter earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2014 and profits were up 33 percent for the quarter that ended on December 28, 2013.
Walt Disney Studios reported a 75 percent increase in operating income to $409 million. Studio revenue increased 23 percent to $1.9 billion.
These increases were due mostly to the success of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World which earned $633.1 million in global box office sales, and the worldwide success of the monstrous hit Frozen which is on track to earn …

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[4 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Frozen’ Glides past the $500 Million Mark at the Box Office

Disney’s animated hit Frozen broke the $500 million mark at the box office before the end of 2013, making it the fourth Disney film to reach that milestone last year.
The movie opened Thanksgiving weekend in the United States and has earned a hefty $250 million at the domestic box office since then. The other $250 million has come from the international box office. That means the $500 million box office total was earned in just six weeks.
The other Disney movies to reach the $500 million mark in 2013 were Iron …

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[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Thor: The Dark World’ Dominates at Box Office and The Walt Disney Studios Reach All-Time Global Box Office High

For the second weekend in a row, Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World topped the box office bringing in nearly $40 million.
The film – which cost $170 million to make – has earned $147 million at the domestic box office so far. Internationally the sequel has grossed $332.9 million, and $470.8 million worldwide. Marvel’s Thor earned $181 million domestically and $449 million worldwide.
At its current pace, the film should easily earn more than $700 million worldwide.
Thanks in part to this film’s success The Walt Disney Studios reached a new all-time global …

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[3 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Limited Time Magic Includes Backstage Tour of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This week’s Limited Time Magic event is another exclusive backstage tour, and this time the chosen few will be going behind-the-scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Each afternoon this week a group of 25 guests will get a walking tour of the Animal Kingdom, including a tour of the backstage animal housing and the state-of-the-art animal care center.
The entry form for the backstage tour sweepstakes closed on Friday, November 1.
Out on the west coast, a one-of-a-kind tour of the Disneyland Dream Suite is this week’s Limited Time Magic event. This tour takes …

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[8 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Disney Passes the $2 Billion Mark at the International Box Office | ]
Disney Passes the $2 Billion Mark at the International Box Office

This year is on track to be Disney’s biggest year ever when it comes to the international box office.
The company passed the $2 billion mark on August 22, which was the fastest the company has ever reached that mark in a calendar year. This year also marks the fourth consecutive year that the $2 billion mark has been surpassed.
Iron Man 3 – which was the year’s number one movie – earned the company more than $805 million internationally, and Monsters University just passed the $450 million mark in the overseas …

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Production Begins on Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Filming has started on Marvel Studio’s next epic adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy.
The film – about a jet pilot who gets stranded in space and must unite with a diverse team of aliens to form a squad capable of defeating cosmic threats – will introduce fans to a new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It boasts an all-star cast including Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball) as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness, Avatar) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace (The …

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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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[17 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Disney XD Transforming Into Disney Fandom with Three Nights of Special Programming | ]
Disney XD Transforming Into Disney Fandom with Three Nights of Special Programming

Disney fans who love Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and other Disney movies are going to want to tune in to Disney XD beginning July 30 when the network transforms itself into Disney Fandom.
This three-night programming event celebrates the fans and showcases programs from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Pixar and more. The event is geared toward viewers ages 13 and older and will feature Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies, a Star Wars documentary, and special programs created for Disney Fandom.
During the event fans will get a sneak peek at Phase …

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[28 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
First Trailer Released for ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Last week, we showed you the first poster for Marvel’s upcoming film Thor: The Dark World. However, Marvel fans were in for an even bigger treat this week, as the first trailer for the film was officially released.
The new trailer gives us our most complete look at the film yet. In addition to Chris Hemsworth as the mighty Thor, we also see the return of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), and get our first look at Christopher Eccleston as the film’s villain, Malekith.
Check out the action-packed trailer below:

Thor: …

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[21 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
First Poster Released for ‘Thor: The Dark World’

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about Marvel’s Iron Man 3, but this week brought us a new update on the company’s other upcoming sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Marvel and Disney released the film’s first poster this week, which features Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, and his legendary hammer Mjölnir.
Thor: The Dark World will reunite Thor and Loki, as well as many other characters from the original Thor film, as they battle the villainous Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). Directing the film will be frequent Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor.
Thor: The Dark World will debut …