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  • Blog Post: Disney Consumer Products gives David Arquette the bird at Toy Fair

    Let's cut to the chase here: David Arquette is a REAL good sport. Elsewise how would you explain this " Scream " star's willingness to do a synchronized Sprinkler with Master Moves Mickey ... Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved ... or (harkening back to his appearance...
  • Blog Post: Disney XD's new karate-themed sitcom, "Kickin' It" gets off to a promising start

    Since " Zeke and Luther " proved that there's a fairly sizable young-male audience out there which enjoys sitcoms that mix slapstick & extreme sports, Disney XD is revisiting this theme tomorrow night with " Kickin' It ." Which is a brand-new half-hour-long comedy that...
  • Blog Post: Why For: The "Monsters, Inc." that might have been

    C.D.A. G.U.Y. just sent me a Why For question earlier this week that asked about some Pixar concept art that he'd seen back in January. Jim, I got to see that "Pixar: 25 Years of Animation" exhibit just before it left the Oakland Museum of California earlier this year. And in the "...
  • Blog Post: Stan “The Man” Lee to become Disney's front man for Marvel

    Well, it’s official. Provided – of course – that the Securities and Exchange Commission actually signs off on this merger, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company . Marvel shareholders voted last Thursday to approve this $4.24 billion acquisition, which...
  • Blog Post: Comcast / NBC Universal deal could help Disney overhaul entertainment industry

    You'd think – given that Brian Roberts was the guy behind Comcast ’s February 2004 bid to buy Disney for $66 billion – that today’s announcement (i.e. that the U.S. largest cable services company has just signed an agreement with General Electric . Which will then give Comcast control over NBC Universal...
  • Blog Post: Disney XD aims to be where the boys are

    Last week, The Walt Disney Company couldn't stop crowing about how well " Tinker Bell " was doing. How this new Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment title was selling well ahead of projections , moving over a million units during its first 48 hours on store shelves. But this week, the Mouse is setting...
  • Blog Post: Tween favorites draw huge crowds to the 2008 Disney Channel Games

    Did you hear a lot of high pitched squealing coming from Walt Disney World last week? Well, there was a reason for that. The Jonas Brothers and the Cheetah Girls -- not to mention the stars from " Hannah Montana ," " Cory in the House ," " The Suite Life of Zack & Cody " and " Wizards of Waverly...
  • Blog Post: Dorks save the day in Disney Channel's "Minutemen"

    Okay. Fess up. Who's been screwing with the space - time continuum? The reason I ask is … In the world where I live (Well, used to live), TV movies that were produced for airing on cable channels - particularly those cable channels that targeted the tween demographic - were always pretty horrible. These...
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