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DISNEY’S PLAN TO TRADEMARK MEXICAN HOLIDAY IS MUERTO

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. has apparently decided it’s not a good idea to try to trademark the name of a Mexican holiday. On Tuesday it was reported that Disney had filed 10 applications for trademarks of the name Dia de los Muertos, a holiday that reportedly has its roots more than 2,000 years into Aztec […]

DISNEY RECORDS ITS BEST QUARTER EVER

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. said that it had recorded “the largest quarterly earnings in this history of or company” with net income rising to $1.83 billion during its third quarter, versus $1.48 billion during the comparable quarter a year ago. The company particularly credited box-office results for The Avengers, which took in $1.5 billion at […]

BRAVE — A HIT OR A MISS FOR PIXAR AND DISNEY?

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There is such a Midas image about Pixar in the Hollywood business community that even when one of its films takes in $66.7 million — as Brave did in its opening weekend– the result is greeted with disappointment. The Hollywood Reporter cited a note to clients from Doug Creutz of Cowen & Co., who wrote, […]

TICKET BOOTH MIMICS JOHN WILKES; SLAYS ABE (Updated)

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Pixar kept its 13-film winning streak alive over the weekend by posting an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales for Brave, topping the high end of expectations. Disney allowed only a modest roll-out overseas, which is preoccupied with the Euro 2012 soccer finals. Nevertheless, Brave opened in 10 markets with $13.5 million, putting it […]

BRAVE RIGHT ON TARGET WITH $66.7 MILLION

June 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Pixar kept its 13-film winning streak alive over the weekend by posting an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales for Brave, topping the high end of expectations. The victory follows on the heels of Disney’s triumph with The Avengers, from its other acquired studio, Marvel, which has piled up nearly $600 million domestically and […]

NEW MILEAGE FOR DISNEY’S CARS

June 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, was widely regarded as a disappointment, both critically and financially, when it was released last year. But it now appears that Disney is going to get additional mileage out of the franchise that could turn it into a big moneymaker yet — thanks to its revamped California Adventure theme park adjoining Disneyland […]

DISNEY HIRES HOLLYWOOD VETERAN HORN TO RUN STUDIO

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox president Alan Horn has been named chairman of Walt Disney Studios, succeeding ousted boss Rich Ross. In a statement, Disney CEO Robert Iger said that Horn has “earned the respect of the industry for driving tremendous, sustained creative and financial success, and is also known and admired for […]

DISNEY’S IGER JOINS APPLE’S BOARD

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Cementing the strong bond between the Walt Disney Company and Apple Computer, Apple named Disney chief Robert Iger to its board on Tuesday. At the time of his death, Apple’s Steve Jobs was an outspoken member of Disney’s board — and also the company’s largest stockholder, the result of a bold move by Iger in […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PUSS IN BOOTS

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots is garnering the kind of reviews ordinarily reserved for films displaying the Pixar label. Among the country’s leading newspaper critics, only one, Lou Lumenick of the New York Post, has given it a negative review. In fact, Michael O’Sullivan in the Washington Post calls it “almost shockingly good. And not […]

DON’T FORGET: JOBS ALSO GAVE US PIXAR

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While Steve Jobs will forever be associated with Apple, history will likely regard his influence on the entertainment business to have been as consequential as his influence on the personal computer business. It goes without saying that Apple’s iPod and the iTunes store has transformed the way music is now played and collected. But equally […]

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