Walt Disney

  • Disney chief reveals they are now filming 'Star Wars Episode 7' 07-04-2014 06:36 PM

    Los Angeles: Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has revealed that the filming of 'Star Wars Episode 7' has begun. The 71-year-old Disney chief said that everything is on track and they are almost done with the casting, reported Ace Showbiz. Alan announced the news during a panel discussion in...
  • Would love to play the bad guy: Chris Evans 03-04-2014 11:35 AM

    Reuters: With a suit of stars and stripes, and a loyal Marvel fan base behind him, actor Chris Evans once again brandishes the shield of superhero Captain America in a new film. In real life, the actor finds himself at odds with the demands of fame. Walt Disney Co's Marvel...
  • Disney in talks to buy YouTube publisher Maker Studios: Report 12-03-2014 11:12 AM

    San Francisco: Walt Disney Co is in talks to buy Maker Studios, potentially valuing the fast-growing developer and publisher of YouTube entertainment videos at half a billion dollars or more, tech blog Re/code reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources. If the deal goes through, it would be one of the...
  • Disney cuts CEO pay, adds Twitter co-founder to board 24-12-2013 11:13 AM

    Walt Disney Co has slashed Chief Executive Bob Iger's fiscal 2013 compensation by 15 percent with a bonus cut, and named Twitter Inc co-founder Jack Dorsey an independent board director. Dorsey, widely credited with creating Twitter alongside fellow co-founders like Ev Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass, will stand for...
  • Disney secures rights for future 'Indiana Jones' films 07-12-2013 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has gained marketing and distribution rights for any future 'Indiana Jones' films under an agreement with Paramount Pictures, the studio that released the first four movies in the blockbuster franchise. Paramount, a unit of Viacom Inc (VIAB.O), will retain distribution rights to the original...
  • Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller dies at 79 20-11-2013 03:32 PM

    Los Angeles: Movie legend Walt Disney's daughter died at her home in California. She was 79. Diane Disney Miller passed away Tuesday after suffering a recent fall, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She was the only biological daughter of Disney and his wife, Lillian. Her sister, Sharon Mae, was adopted by the couple...
  • AR Rahman's 'Tere Bina' in Disney movie 'Planes' 23-08-2013 11:33 AM

    Houston: Oscar-winning music composer A R Rahman's track 'Tere Bina' from 2007 film 'Guru' will get prominent placement in Disney's 3D animated film 'Planes'. The song was selected by Planes's music coordinator, Francis Debbane and licensed by Sony Music Entertainment India. The track will be played during a romantic scene...
  • Walt Disney to pullout from Pakistan, Bangladesh 03-05-2013 12:39 PM

    Washington: The Walt Disney Company has announced its decision to pull out of Bangladesh, Pakistan and three other countries by April 2014, citing safety standards of workers in the supply chain. The decision was made before last week's devastating collapse of a factory building in Bangladesh that left more than...
  • 'Ironman 3': 10 reasons why Tony Stark is still a wisecracking genius 26-04-2013 01:00 PM

    After battling grandiose villains and teaming up with other superheroes, it's back-to-basics for 'Iron Man' in the third installment of the multi-million-dollar franchise featuring Robert Downey Jr. 'Iron Man 3,' which opens in most of the world on Friday and on May 3 in the United States, has Downey reprising...
  • 'Star Wars' 7 may bring new hope, but also letdown 22-11-2012 11:15 AM

    Los Angeles: Darth Vader is dead. The evil Emperor exploded after being thrown down a shaft. And Luke Skywalker and his allies destroyed both Death Stars, restoring balance to the Force. For The Walt Disney Co., the prospective new owner of the 'Star Wars' franchise, what's left to tell? A...
  • Disney to shut down online movie store, website 20-11-2012 11:02 AM

    Los Angeles: The Walt Disney Co. is shutting down its Web movie service, Disney Movies Online, saying the site wasn't keeping up with user demands. In an email to users, the company said the site would be closed as of December 31. The site allowed visitors to buy and rent...
  • Walt Disney's role a real challenge: Tom Hanks 16-11-2012 11:55 AM

    Los Angeles: Tom Hanks was concerned about accepting the role of iconic animator Walt Disney in new film 'Saving Mr Banks' because he feared he would not be able to do the movie with justice. Disney, the founder of the animated studio, spent 14 years trying to persuade 'Mary Poppins'...
  • Emma Thompson to play 'Mary Poppins' writer 30-10-2012 10:34 AM

    London: Emma Thompson is all set to give Tom Hanks a tough time in Walt Disney's biopic 'Saving Mr Banks'. Thompson, 53, is playing the role of 'Mary Poppins' author P L Travers in the film, which is currently being shot while Hanks plays Walt Disney. The actress wore her...
  • Disney's Princess Cinderella to visit India 06-12-2011 11:58 AM

    New Delhi: Disney's Princess Cinderella and her Prince Charming are coming to India for the first time and they will do 20 live shows across five cities, for their desi fans. They are coming on Dec 19 and Princess Cinderella, the second among Disney's line-up of princesses, will stage shows...
  • Apple names Walt Disney's Iger to board 16-11-2011 09:39 AM

    Los Angeles: Apple Inc moved to shore up its board after the death of Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs, appointing Walt Disney Co chief executive Bob Iger to its board to propel its media ambitions. Iger brings sector expertise and Disney's clout as the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate...
  • RIL to sign deal with Disney's UTV: Report 10-10-2011 12:39 PM

    Mumbai: Reliance Industries (RIL), India's largest listed firm, is set to sign a deal with the Indian unit of Walt Disney, to acquire content for its telecom operations, the Financial Times said. The deal by Reliance with UTV Software, in which Disney controls 50.44 per cent, is expected to be...
  • Where does Jobs stand among iconic CEOs? 26-08-2011 07:47 AM

    New York: The question is not whether Steve Jobs is an iconic CEO, but where Apple Inc's co-founder ranks in the pantheon of business leaders who have carved out a place in history. Jobs would surely pass the Times Square test, meaning many people walking around the New York City...
  • Many family movies in the pipeline 19-05-2011 02:14 PM

    Movie production majors UTV Motion Pictures and the Walt Disney Company in India Thursday announced a creative alliance to co-produce a slate of films for family audiences. While Disney and UTV will share creative responsibilities for these films, UTV will manage the production, marketing and distribution aspects. "Together with UTV,...
  • Walt Disney's latest offering: African-American princess 14-12-2009 04:47 PM

    The Princess and the Frog celebrates an Afro-American princess for the first time. ...
  • Masand's recco: Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 05-12-2009 06:26 PM

    Rajeev Masand tells you why some DVDs are better than others. ...