Tag Archives: Disney

In the Battle of Disney vs. The Press, The Press Won

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, Disney recently entered into an ill-advised battle with the Los Angeles Times because the media conglomerate didn’t like how the newspaper was covering the company’s business relationships with the city of Anaheim. Disney (aka … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe) – All-Disney Edition

How many African-American writers does Hulu have working on their series? Zero, none, zip, nada. (And just 4.8 percent of all TV writers are black.) Behind-the-camera diversity can be as important as in-front-of-the-camera. (Disney is one of the major owners … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Captain America, IMAX and 3-D

I went to see Captain America: Civil War yesterday at the IMAX theater in 3-D, in which Marvel continues to show that super hero movies can tell stories of personal and political substance. While I have enjoyed most of the … Continue reading

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How “Little Shop of Horrors” would have ended if Disney hadn’t forced a change

If you’ve ever had me for class, you know that as much of a Disney fan as I can be (Love Big Hero Six and Wreck It Ralph), I really hate what the studio has done to some classic stories. … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 – Truth about Disney Princesses

Pre-class video: Have you ever wondered what happened to the Disney princesses after the movie ended?  Here’s one possibility:

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Free Kindle download on book about Disney’s John Carter of Mars misfire

“John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood” about what went wrong with the Disney/Andrew Stanton adaptation of John Carter of Mars is free on Kindle through Thursday, February 7th. Thanks to BoingBoing for the story on this.  

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How did LucasFilm (Disney) exec Kathleen Kennedy get JJ Abrams to agree to direct Star Wars VII? That question is answered, along with a great look at how Kennedy went from being a PA to one of the most powerful … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 – Revisiting Re-imagined Disney Princesses

Several years ago, illustrator Jeffrey Thomas posted several incredibly twisted re-imagined Disney princesses/heroines that immediately went viral on the Interwebs.  I’ve loved his images, especially the zombie Little Mermaid and the evil-eyes Snow White. Now Thomas has released a series … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 – Disney buys LucasFilm, now owns Star Wars – Is that really such a bad thing?

So, Disney has bought out LucasFilm from George Lucas for $4.05 billion in cash and Disney stock and now owns the rights to Star Wars, a partial interest in the Indiana Jones series, Industrial Light and Magic special effects house, Skywalker Sound, … Continue reading

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Disney Princesses – Evil or Sweet?

Ever wonder what an Evil Disney Little Mermaid might be like?  How about Cinderella as a pumpkin head?  Of course, there’s always sweet re-imagining of Disney princesses as well, but what’s the fun in that?

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