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[2 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Names Alan Horn as Chairman of Disney Studios

The former president of Warner Brothers, Alan Horn, has been named the new chairman of Walt Disney Studios. He will take over responsibilities beginning June 11 and replace former chairman Rich Ross, who resigned from the company in April.
Horn’s new responsibilities will extend to Pixar and Marvel as well as Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, which uses Disney for marketing and distribution purposes. Additionally, Horn will oversee Disney’s Hollywood Records and their Broadway division.
Says Horn, who retired from Warner Brothers last year:
I found myself with a lot of free time, and …

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[21 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Rich Ross Resigns as President of Walt Disney Studios

A major shakeup occurred at the Walt Disney Studios yesterday, as studio president Rich Ross announced his resignation. Formerly the president of Disney Channels Worldwide, Ross was reportedly pressured to resign following the financial disappointment of John Carter, which cost the studio $200 million in losses.
Ross took the position of studio president two and a half years ago, when Disney CEO Bob Iger dismissed former studio head Dick Cook and replaced him with Ross, a controversial decision due to Ross’ lack of feature film experience. As the president of Walt …

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[11 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Muppets to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame March 20

March 20 will be a big day for the Muppets. Not only will audiences all over the country finally have the opportunity to bring their new film The Muppets home on DVD and Blu-ray, but the Muppets will also finally be honored with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On Tuesday, March 20 at 11:30 AM, the Muppets will receive the 2,466th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. The star and ceremony will be located at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard, in front …

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[15 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ricky Strauss Named As Head of Walt Disney Studios Marketing

This week, Disney announced that Ricky Strauss has been named as Walt Disney Studios’ head of worldwide marketing. He will replace MT Carney in the position, who departed the company earlier this week.
Unlike Carney, who many criticized for her lack of movie marketing experience, Strauss comes to the role with 25 years of experience in the film industry. Most recently, Strauss was President of Participant Media, who produced such films as The Help, Contagion, and The Kite Runner. Prior to that, Strauss worked at Sony Pictures for 16 years as …

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo’s Walt Disney Studios Presentation Gives Look at ‘The Muppets,’ ‘The Avengers,’ and More

A few days ago, we told you about the impressive look that D23 Expo audiences received at some upcoming films from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and now we’re here to share some details about the other films from Walt Disney and Marvel Studios that audiences were treated to at the packed Expo event. Walt Disney Studios President Rich Ross and President of Production Sean Bailey were on hand to introduce a series of films that will be coming soon from Walt Disney Studios, and it looks like audiences …

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[9 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Studios Announces Presentations, Exhibits, and Stars at the D23 Expo

Walt Disney Studios has finally announced more information about what they will be bringing to the D23 Expo, and it looks like Expo attendees will have a lot to look forward to. With the Expo only ten days away, the Studios has announced stars, exhibits, and special panels that Expo attendees will not want to miss.
The highlight of the Studios’ presence at the Expo will be their Arena presentation on Saturday, August 20 from 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. The presentation, led by Rich Ross, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios; Sean Bailey, …

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Hold Russian Premiere for ‘Pirates’ May 11

Sources have announced that Disney will be holding a premiere in Moscow for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on May 11, which will mark the first time one of the Pirates movies has premiered in Russia.
Rich Ross, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, said:
Russia has become such a thriving entertainment market, and with the recent successes of  Tangled and Alice in Wonderland, audiences there have shown incredible enthusiasm for our films. As Captain Jack Sparrow embarks on a brand-new adventure in Pirates of the Caribbean: On …

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[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ice Cube’s ‘Chrome and Paint’ Picked Up By Disney

Rich Ross and Sean Bailey continue to try to bring in projects that go beyond what many think of as “traditional” Disney movies since taking over as heads of the studio – and this latest project is no exception.
It was recently announced that Disney has picked up Ice Cube’s Chrome and Paint, a gritty car culture movie that is a far cry from traditional Disney family fare. In fact, Ice Cube initially envisioned the project as a violent, hardcore R-rated movie – but with Disney picking up the film, those …