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[18 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Winners Announced for Walt Disney Imagineering’s 2015 Imaginations Competition

Disney recently announced the winners of the Walt Disney Imagineering 2015 Imaginations design competition.
The winning team hails from Ringling College of Art & Design and their project was called “The New Orleans Double Rail.” The project was created as “a symbol of hope for a city whose greatest challenge is its location below sea level.”
Students in the competition were tasked to apply Disney magic to transportation within a major city. Six teams were chosen as finalists and visited Walt Disney Imagineering in California where they could meet with and work …

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[8 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Participants Announced for the Disney Accelerator Program

Disney has announced the 11 companies participating in the Disney Accelerator program.
The Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is connecting innovative companies with the Walt Disney Company and giving them access to the creative expertise and resources needed to help them develop new entertainment experiences and products.
The companies selected for the mentorship program are: Buzzstarter, ChoreMonster, Codarica, Cogo, Jogg, Sphero, Sidelines, Snow Shoe, Twigtale, Tyffon, Zombiebooth, and Ubooly.
The Disney Accelerator will provide the companies with the tools and support they need to expand their visions for the next 15 weeks.
Disney executives …

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[3 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Give Back to Communities Around the World

Disney VoluntEARS have been hard at work on projects and events around the world.
In Argentina the VoluntEARS were joined by children at Garrahan Hospital for a screening of the film Violetta in Concert. This special event was part of a program that bring Disney theatrical releases into children’s hospitals.
On the other side of the world, the Disney English Academic Training Team was honored as the 2014 Disney VoluntEARS Team of the Year in China for their contributions to the Rainbow Bridge Project.
As part of the project VoluntEARS helped rural English …

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[29 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Company Executive Who Led MyMagic+ Development Announces Plan to Leave Company

The Walt Disney Company executive who led the development of the MyMagic+ project has announced that he is leaving the company.
Nick Franklin is the executive vice president for next-generation experiences at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and he’s leaving Disney in July. He has worked for the company since 1996.
Franklin was chosen by Disney in 2009 to lead the “NextGen” project which became the MyMagic+ technology project that includes the new FastPass+ reservation system and the MagicBand wristbands that Walt Disney World Resort guests are now using.
Disney says Franklin made …

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[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Marvel and Netflix to Develop Live-Action Series Based on Marvel Characters

The Walt Disney Company and Netflix recently announced a deal to develop live-action series featuring four of Marvel’s most popular characters to be broadcast on the Netflix television network starting in 2015.
Marvel will develop four series programs and one mini-series that will feature all four of the Marvel characters.
The first series will focus on Daredevil – the blind superhero who was portrayed on film by Ben Affleck in 2003. Daredevil’s series will be followed by three more series featuring Jessica Jones (superhero turned private investigator), Iron Fist (a martial arts …

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[26 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | ]
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.
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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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[9 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney in Talks to Reboot ‘Condorman’

The Walt Disney Co. is currently in talks to remake the 1981 film Condorman, which originally starred Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed and James Hampton.
The film follows the story of a cartoonist who magically transforms into the superhero he draws, but the original film didn’t meet with much success. Despite its initial failings, Condorman has grown into somewhat of a cult classic over the years. Because of this, Disney seems on the fast track to getting this reboot under production as quickly as possible.
We’ll let you know more when further details …

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[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney & Cablevision Reach Agreement

The Walt Disney Co. and Cablevision Systems Corp. have finally reached a multi-year deal that will give Cablevision’s T.V. subscribers access to Disney’s EPSN on mobile devices. Additionally, Disney will now have a distributor for a 24/7 news channel aimed at Hispanic audiences.
The agreement comes on the heels of a dispute between the two corporations two years ago, when Cablevision subscribers lost 15 minutes of ABC’s Oscars ceremony because of a blackout due to a fight over fees. Now that the dispute is behind them, the companies were able to …

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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 …

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[26 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]
Disney Considers Possible Buyout of Disneyland Paris

While known internationally as a popular European destination, Disneyland Resort Paris has been bogged down by debt and lackluster financial results since its opening in 1992. This week, however, Time Business revealed that the Walt Disney Company may be working to relieve these financial troubles through a buyout of the French company that manages the resort, Euro Disney SCA.
Time reports that internal meetings are currently being held to decide if the Walt Disney Company should buy out the Euro Disney stock that it does not own; currently, Disney owns about …