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July 27, 2015

Disney to buy distribution rights to James Bond

Disney to buy distribution rights to James Bond

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After Sony loses distribution rights to the Bond films. Movie studios will seek the bid to buy distribution rights to the 007 franchise; In June; Youtube username dwho1995picturesUK rumoured that Disney will buy the franchise on December 1st, among others.

It will slams Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and others being rejected by its YouTube channel founder Callum Precious.

It is understand that Sony, as he rumoured, will lost control of the Bond franchise to Disney.

His own speakoniabot said that “On December 1st, Walt Disney Pictures will acquire distribution rights to the James Bond film franchise”.



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October 31, 2012

Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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The Walt Disney Company have agreed to buy Lucasfilm, the production company behind Star Wars, from director George Lucas for $4.05 billion in cash and stocks.

Disney announced that they plan to produce more Star Wars films with a seventh episode in the series to be released in 2015, and two more to follow after that.

In announcing the deal, George Lucas said: “I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.”



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November 15, 2009

New promotional events set for Disney\’s \”Phineas and Ferb\’s Christmas Vacation\”

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New promotional events set for Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Vacation”

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Further promotional and release plans have been announced by The Walt Disney Company’s new special, “Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Vacation,” from the company’s cartoon comedy Phineas and Ferb. According to the company’s press release site (Disney XD Medianet), on November 27, Disney will stream the seven musical numbers, performed by the show’s cast and the band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, that will be showcased in the special on its public radio network Radio Disney. iTunes will then follow by making the songs available for download.

The official special is scheduled to air the following week, on December 6, on the company’s cable network Disney XD with a repeat immediately following it. The proceeding day, Disney Channel SVOD, Disney XD VOD, Disney XD Mobile, iTunes, and Xbox Live Marketplace will release the episode for digital retail. On December 11, fellow Disney network Disney Channel will broadcast the special following a six-hour marathon of the series; the next day, Disney Channel and Disney XD’s websites will release the special for viewing. On December 18, ABC Family will air the episode as part of its month-long event “25 Days of Christmas.” Finally, to help the special’s promotion, costumers dressed as the show’s characters will perform on December 25, 2009, in the “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” which will be broadcast on the ABC Television Network.

Disney also confirmed that actors Clancy Brown, Malcolm McDowell, Jane Carr, Mathew Horne, and Bruce MacKinnon will each guest star in the special.



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November 9, 2009

Disney has high hopes for new \’Ferb\’ Christmas special

Disney has high hopes for new ‘Ferb’ Christmas special

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The Walt Disney Company has today announced the inclusion of a Christmas special in its animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb. The special, entitled “Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Vacation,” will follow the series’ protagonists, stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb, trying to spread Christmas cheer across their city after the mad scientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz uses a machine to cancel the holiday.

Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh.
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Disney has high expectations for the special. On November 27, the company will stream one of the seven musical numbers that will be showcased in the special on its public radio network Radio Disney. The official special is set to air accordingly the following month on December 6, 2009, on the company’s cable network Disney XD. Soon after, it will air on fellow Disney networks Disney Channel and ABC Family.

Cquote1.svg It’s a really sweet, warm special that we’re really proud to have our name on. Cquote2.svg

—Dan Povenmire

The crew of the series too have high hopes for the Christmas special. Zac Moncrief, who directed the special, announced that he believes it will “go down in history as a cartoon classic.” When asked about the special, co-creator Jeff “Swampy” Marsh explained, “It’s kind of intimidating. You sit down and think, ‘This is something that’s going to live at Christmas for a long, long time.'” Dan Povenmire, the other co-founder, said of his excitement over the featured musical numbers, “[H]opefully they’ll be songs that this generation of kids will think of as Christmas songs the same way that kids think of ‘Dahoo dore’ (from ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’) or ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.'”



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April 16, 2008

Disney animator Ollie Johnston dies at 95

Disney animator Ollie Johnston dies at 95

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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American animator Ollie Johnston, the last of Disney’s so-called “Nine Old Men”, has died at the age of 95.

Johnston died of natural causes on Monday in Sequim, Washington, according to Walt Disney Studios Vice President Howard E. Green.

Johnston worked on many of the Disney’s classic films, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinnochio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Bambi (1942), and many others.

Cquote1.svg Ollie was part of an amazing generation of artists. Cquote2.svg

—Roy E. Disney

Johnston worked extensively with his best friend Frank Thomas, a fellow “old man” who died in 2004. The pair met at Stanford University in the 1930s and worked together until Thomas’ death. They retired from animation in 1978, but remained popular speakers and authors about Disney and animation.

“Ollie was part of an amazing generation of artists, one of the real pioneers of our art, one of the major participants in the blossoming of animation into the art form we know today,” said Roy E. Disney.

Johnston devoted much of his retirement to writing and lecturing, but perhaps even more to model trains, a field in which he became considered one of the world’s foremost experts.

Ollie Johnston’s last film was The Fox and the Hound (1981) on which he worked as a supervisor.



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July 29, 2007

Disney to leave smoking out of their films

Disney to leave smoking out of their films

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Disney studios have pledged to leave all forms of smoking out of their family films in a bid to discourage the habit.

In a letter to US Congressman Edward Markey, Chief Executive Robert A. Iger stated that smoking in Disney brands will be “non-existent” from now on. He also stated that DVD’s that show cigarettes will now carry anti-smoking messages.

Mr Markey said that he is pleased that “Disney is embracing a policy that is consistent with the long-term public health of the nation”, and called the move by the media giant “groundbreaking”.

“Now it’s time for other media companies to similarly kick the habit and follow Disney’s lead.”

Disney films have rarely depicted smoking in recent years, although several instances in the past exist. For example, in the 1953 Disney film Peter Pan, there is a scene depicting smoking at a Native American camp.

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February 16, 2007

Disney prohibits LGBT production of Sister Act

Disney prohibits LGBT production of Sister Act

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Friday, February 16, 2007

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Disney has given a thumbs down to a university’s LGBT club stage production of Sister Act. After working six months on the production, the group at Irish university NUI Galway were told to cease production, or suffer the consequences of legal action.

Jeff Rockett, producer of the play, commented to the Irish Times, “We are dumbfounded by Disney’s stance towards what is a charitable, non-profit-making society, aimed at promoting safety and integration for the student LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community. We were just having fun.”

Reports claim the story was only “loosely based” on the film, and so the play’s producers are investigating with lawyers what changes can be made, to make the production completely independent of the original concept.

Galway’s Town Hall Theatre will refund tickets to the production.

An officially licensed Sister Act: The Musical is on stage in Atlanta, before making its way to Broadway.

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September 7, 2006

Disney Adventures magazine to take on India

Disney Adventures magazine to take on India

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Thursday, September 7, 2006

Indian teens who love the movie Krrish will have ample reason to celebrate. The first issue of the country’s new Disney Adventures magazine will highlight the movie, Bollywood.

An international format adapted for India, the 100-page monthly publication will feature Disney and Bollywood movies, jokes, comic pages, games, tech news and reviews, fashion, and contests.

Early expectations see the magazine being offered on newsstands for Rs 40, or by subscription.

Infomedia India, who has partnered with Walt Disney India, will publish Disney Adventures. The website agencyfaqs! notes that Disney India has recently released extensive Power Rangers merchandise in the region.

The magazine first published in the United States in the early 1990s, and has seen many evolutions in its content mix. The magazine’s first issue included semi-educational articles on cowboys, animation, and unexplained phenomena; the current issues on news-stands is a biannual comic issue contain brief blurbs about pop culture news. An Australian edition also is published.

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January 24, 2006

Disney buys Pixar

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Walt Disney Company has finalized a US$7.4 billion deal to acquire its long-time partner Pixar in an all stock buy-out. The deal will make Steve Jobs, current Pixar and Apple CEO, Disney’s largest shareholder with about 7% (valued at over $3.5 billion) and a member of the board of directors.

The merger was speculated all day Tuesday on the stock market and the announcement came just after trading closed for the day. Terms of the merger include Pixar’s John Lasseter becoming Disney’s new chief creative officer in charge of animation at the combined Disney-Pixar Animation Studios, as well as principal creative advisor at Walt Disney Imagineering, the unit of the company responsible for research and development of Disney theme parks worldwide.

Jobs purchased what became Pixar for $10 million in 1986 from George Lucas’s computer animation division at Lucasfilm. Toy Story, its first feature film came a decade later, and began a long string of animation hits, including Finding Nemo. Such successes proved to be increasingly elusive for Disney to manage on its own. The partnership between the two studios had become shaky in recent years, as former Disney head Michael Eisner clashed with Jobs over the renewal terms of their agreement. In 2003, prior to his dismissal from Disney, Eisner infuriated Pixar’s creative team by predicting Finding Nemo would be a failure. Steve Jobs broke off negotiations in January 2004, having told one executive previously, “I don’t see how the relationship can continue as long as Eisner is there.”

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July 9, 2005

Walt Disney Co. reconciles with Disney heir

Walt Disney Co. reconciles with Disney heir

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Saturday, July 9, 2005

Today The Walt Disney Company issued a joint statement with business partners Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold to the media, as a show of reunion between the two camps after nearly three years of hostility.

Roy E. Disney, son of company co-founder Roy O. Disney and nephew of the company namesake Walt Disney, had resigned from his job as chairman of Feature Animation at the company after experiencing difficulty with the company’s board of directors, many of whom were biased towards company CEO Michael Eisner’s view of what direction the company should take.

Eisner is due to retire from the company this September, and the talks with Disney and Gold are believed to have been led by Eisner’s successor, Bob Iger, who is currently President and COO of the company. Iger has shown great interest in building relationships back up with many companies who have refused to work with Disney until Eisner leaves, such as Pixar Animation and George Lucas.

Large scores of Disney fans had hoped Roy would read the Disneyland Dedication Speech on the theme park’s fiftieth birthday next week, which was originally read by Walt on the park’s opening day, but Roy had already entered an annual sailing race from Los Angeles to Honolulu.

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