Thursday, October 19

Tag: Disney

Disney’s ‘Get a Horse!’, partly done in a 1920s style, is up for an Academy Award for an animated short

Animation
Walt Disney Studios' animated short "Get A Horse!" is nominated for an Academy Award this year. Here is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of one of the film's shots. During Hollywood's golden age, Walt Disney Co. owned the animated short category at the Academy Awards. Ten of the first 11 Oscars presented, including eight in a row beginning in 1932, went to the company that built its now massive brand around an animated mouse. (more…)

Disney Announces an All-New Sing-along ‘Frozen’

Animation, Headlines
Disney announces the return of ‘Frozen’ to theaters with an all-new sing-along version on January 21 Frozen audiences are invited to join the act—literally—as more than 1000 theaters nationwide introduce an all-new sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning big-screen adventure beginning Jan. 31, 2014. “Frozen fans have embraced the film’s original songs and its soundtrack with such passion—there are countless YouTube videos from people singing songs like ‘Let It Go’—we decided to create a version that would celebrate that enthusiasm,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president, theatrical distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. (more…)

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Crosses $800 Million

Animation, Headlines
Disney blockbuster Frozen continues to make headlines in its tenth week at the box office as it crosses the $800 million mark globally; animated family comedy The Nut Job nabs third place with $12.3 million. In a double victory for Universal, holdovers Ride Along and Lone Survivor remained at the top of the box office chart this past weekend. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, Ride Along made $21.2 million over its sophomore weekend for a total of $75.4 million and a first-place finish, while Peter Berg’s Afghanistan war drama, Lone Survivor -- now in its fifth week out -- made $12.6 million for a total of $93.6 million. (more…)

Disney Infinity sells three million units

Gaming
Video game starring Disney and Pixar icons booms during festive season It's not just Disney and Pixar's film departments that are raking in the money and pleasing audiences the world over; it's also a combination of toys, soundtracks and general merchandise, not to mention attractions like Disney World, that make up the bigger picture. (more…)

Disney announces succession plan in india

Animation, Events, Studio, Top Stories
The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) has announced that Managing Director Ronnie Screwvala will step down on 30th June 2014 and Siddharth Roy Kapur, currently Managing Director of Disney UTV’s studio’s business, will take over the Company’s India operations. Siddharth Roy Kapur will become Managing Director of TWDC India effective 1st January 2014, and Screwvala will assist in the transition until 30th June 2014. (more…)