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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Walt Disney Company’

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, Other Disney Movies Coming to IMAX

Filming on Star Wars: Episode VII begins in May and the hype for the return of the franchise to the big screen is growing. Today Disney added a small amount to that hype by confirming that Episode VII will indeed be coming to IMAX theaters. Walt Disney Studios today announced that it has signed an expanded agreement with IMAX to …

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‘Frozen’ Movie Exceeds Box Office And Billboard Expectations

Animated film “Frozen,” which was released in the U.S. on November 27, has had a very successful week in the box office all the while surpassing other Disney films. The wintry film has earned over $300 million nationwide and $642 million worldwide, exceeding other popular films such as: :”Toy Story 3,” “Shrek 2 and 3,” and “Finding Nemo.” During January …

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Pixar Layoffs Affect Nearly Five Percent Due to “The Good Dinosaur” Delay

Walt Disney Studio’s subunit, Pixar Animation Studios, has laid-off nearly five percent of its workforce due to delays of an impending film, “The Good Dinosaur.” Approximately 60 out of 1,200 workers at the Emeryville, Calif., location was cut from the project. In August, the original director, Bob Peterson, was removed from the film. Then a month later, the movie’s release …

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Disney Delays ‘Finding Dory’, ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Being at the top of the creative heap isn’t easy, especially when success has been built on original storytelling and the meticulous quality. Pixar is now feeling some of this pressure, and may be taking the entirety of next year to perfect its future films. The L.A. Times today reported that the Walt Disney Company is pushing its upcoming Pixar …

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AT&T Becomes the Official Wireless Carrier For Disney Parks

AT&T announced this week that it has become the official wireless provider for The Walt Disney Company’s theme parks, including Disneyland and Disney World. As part of the agreement, AT&T will get Disney-related marketing and branding opportunities, including sponsorship of events at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Disney “Cast Members” (employees) will soon be suing AT&T’s network for …

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ESPN Layoffs Confirmed, Details Emerging

Yesterday, rumors began to surface that sports TV news station ESPN will soon be laying off some of its employees. Now, the company, which is owned mainly by The Walt Disney Company, has confirmed that layoffs are incoming. ESPN has released a short statement on the matter: We are implementing changes across the company to enhance our continued growth while …

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Disney Layoffs to Expand to Studios, Consumer Products

Earlier this week, The Walt Disney Company announced that it has closed down the LucasArts games studio and laid off a large number of employees. While layoffs and studio closings in the games industry have not been rare over the past year, the closure of LucasArts came as a shock to many gamers who remember classic games such as Maniac …

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Star Wars Spinoff Movies Are in the Works

Ever since The Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm late last year, Star Wars fans have been alternately worried and hopeful about the world’s most famous sci-fi brand returning to the big screen. The choice of J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII seems to have gone over well and a new announcement this week means that, regardless of their …

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Disney and AT&T Announce U-verse Agreement

The Walt Disney Company and AT&T today announced that they have ironed out a long-term distribution agreement. Disney’s sports, news, and entertainment content will continue to be distributed on AT&T’s U-verse service. The deal includes programming from ESPN, ABC, and the Disney Channel. Part of the agreement includes new programming, including a group of “authenticated” (read: locked with digital rights …

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Disney Infinity Officially Announced, Sandbox Gameplay Revealed

Disney today officially revealed the details of its ambitious sandbox gameplay title Disney Infinity. The game, will supposedly allow players to create their own gameplay experience using the characters and props from Disney and Pixar movies. Disney Infinity will launch on video game consoles in June 2013, and on mobile and “online devices” throughout the year. “Disney Infinity introduces a …

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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Coming in 2015

This is real. All the information that follows (except the speculative final paragraph) comes from a Disney statement released this afternoon. The Walt Disney Company today announced that it will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from George Lucas, who owns the entirety of Lucasfilm. In addition, Disney announced that Star Wars: Episode 7 will be targeted for a 2015 release, with more …

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Wreck-It Ralph Video Game Headed to Nintendo Systems

Generally, tie-in video games based on movies are never very good, and usually feature slapped-together gameplay created on a budget to capitalize on the movie’s brand. However, when the video game is based on a movie that is based on video games, then you have to wonder whether the tie-in game could be fun. Disney Interactive and Activision announced today …

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