ARTICLES RELATING TO DISNEY

Local talent announced as exclusive designer for Disney Princess Design-a-Dress

2014-04-08 11:44

Local celebrity fashion designer Diaan Daniels will create the unique designs of one of South Africa’s youngsters as they participate in the first ever South African Disney Princess Design-a-dress competition.

Disney in $500m YouTube deal

2014-03-25 11:03

Disney says it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios as the family entertainment giant seeks to stay in front of younger viewers.

No Indiana Jones movie for two years

2013-12-18 17:07

Disney has confirmed there will not be another Indiana Jones movie for at least two years as they have to come up with a new story.

Sharon Osbourne writing children's book

2013-12-09 19:00

Sharon Osbourne has begun writing Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Mama Hook Knows Best, a book based on the TV series in which she voices Captain Hook's mother.

Selena Gomez misses Disney days

2013-10-19 10:00

Selena Gomez still wishes she was at Disney and doesn't think she has yet fully completed her transformation from being a teen star to an adult performer.

You could be a Disney Princess

2013-08-16 12:24

The up-scale British store Harrods will be auctioning off their 2012 Christmas decoration Disney Princess dresses for charity later this year.

The saddest internet article on earth ever

2013-08-14 08:30

Can we make you cry? Yes, we can. Get ready to ball your eyes out!! (Don't read if you don't want to cry. But seriously.)

Disney counting cost of Lone Ranger flop

2013-08-08 18:45

Disney has filed its third quarter fiscal results and told investors that they expect to lose $190m on The Lone Ranger, which starred Johnny Depp.

Johnny blames critics for Lone Ranger flop

2013-08-06 18:03

The Lone Ranger stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer have blamed bad reviews in the US for the film's underwhelming response at the box office.

Johnny Depp returns to Wonderland

2013-07-15 21:33

Johnny Depp will return as the Mad Hatter in Alice and Wonderland 2 after negotiating a deal with Disney.

Lone Ranger a $190m loss for Disney

2013-07-10 08:18

Disney could stand to lose a mammoth $190m on its new film The Lone Ranger because it has significantly underperformed around the world since its release.

Monsters University (3D)

2013-06-20 12:56

Mike and Sulley return after 12 years, but the latest film from the monster world is an animated remake of all your typical student movies.

Disney in hot water for 'sexy' Brave princess

2013-05-13 21:47

The co-director of Brave and creator of Princess Merida has slammed Disney for creating a "sexy" version of the character for a new toy line.

New Star Wars movie to be shot in UK

2013-05-13 13:24

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kenned says the company has reached a deal with British Treasury chief George Osborne to film Star Wars: Episode VII in the UK.

Iron Man 3 grabs $21.5m in China debut

2013-05-03 12:41

Iron Man 3 has earned $21.5m in itsopening day in China, beating the $18m haul that The Avengers took in over its first two days in China last year.

Original Star Wars trio reunite for sequel

2013-03-08 12:27

George Lucas has confirmed that the original stars of the first Star Wars trilogy - Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher - are returning for Episode VII.

Oz the Great and Powerful (3D)

2013-02-20 12:39

It may not be the classic that its 1939 predecessor so rightly remains, but Oz the Great and Powerful is a superior piece of kid-friendly fantasy cinema by a director and a cast at the top of their games.

Disney joins JAKKS to bring toys to life

2013-01-08 18:47

Walt Disney toys are sold around the world. Now, children can find them in the cloud as well.

Wreck-It Ralph crushes competitors

2012-11-04 21:10

Wreck-It Ralph, Disney's animated film about a video game character who destroys everything in his path, has made history after grossing $49.1m in ticket sales to lead the weekend box office.

Finding Nemo sequel confirmed

2012-07-18 15:09

The Oscar-winning Pixar classic Finding Nemo will have a sequel, Disney has confirmed, with Andrew Stanton returning to direct the follow up.

The Avengers makes box office history

2012-06-27 09:58

The Avengers is set to become the third highest-grossing film in box office history, taking nearly $600m in the US since its release in early May.

Mickey Mouse officiates lesbian wedding

2012-05-15 12:55

Just days after US President Barack Obama came out in favour of gay marriage, another supporter of homosexual unions emerged in Japan: Mickey Mouse.

The Avengers sequel gets green light

2012-05-10 14:16

Disney have confirmed that there will a sequel to the Marvel box office hit The Avengers, which will include new superhero characters.

The Bachelor sued over 'racial bias'

2012-04-19 08:34

TV network ABC has been sued for alleged racial discrimination for featuring only white people in the lead roles on its popular dating shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

 

YouTube sees money in gaming-video eyeballs

2014-04-01 21:15

To imagine how YouTube might one day become a money-spinner for content producers, consider the power of the irreverent video gamer and online star PewDiePie over his young, free-spending audience.

Lessons Disney princesses taught us

2014-01-23 11:27

Disney princesses are often treated as terrible role models for little girls, but they're not all bad.

Frozen

2013-12-12 12:51

Not one of Disney’s best movies, but Olaf the Snowman is probably one of the most adorable sidekicks ever drawn.

Kristen Bell didn't identify with Disney princesses

2013-11-28 17:30

Kristen Bell has revealed she didn't identify with Disney princesses growing up, despite voicing new princess Anna in Frozen.

Marvel, Disney unveil 1st comic under new imprint

2013-10-09 16:02

Marvel Comics and Disney will publish a comic book inspired by Disneyland's fabled but never built Museum of the Weird as the first title under its "Disney Kingdoms" banner.

Planes (3D)

2013-08-15 09:27

Bland, boring, crass and lazy, Planes is strictly for the very young and the very easily amused.

Angelina scared kids as Disney villain

2013-08-12 10:43

Angelina Jolie made a surprise appearance at the Disney D23 Expo to promote her new movie Maleficent and explained why her daughter Vivienne was cast in the fantasy flick.

Disney revenues rise 4%

2013-08-07 10:37

Entertainment giant Disney has reported a 4% rise in third-quarter revenues, fueled by increased sales at its media networks and the parks and resorts division.

Artemis Fowl movie coming to Disney

2013-07-31 17:26

Eoin Colfer's bestselling fantasy novel series Artemis Fowl is heading for the big screen in an unlikely collaboration between Disney and Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein.

Leon Schuster back for more pranks

2013-07-10 10:43

South Africa's favourite prankster Leon Schuster is plotting his return to the big screen with his new "top secret" movie Schuks! Your Country Needs You, which has wrapped filming.

Johnny Depp has 'no ego'

2013-07-05 19:15

Armie Hammer claims his The Lone Ranger co-star Johnny Depp doesn't try to steal scenes they share in their new Disney movie.

Disney amps up interactivity in the World

2013-05-29 08:59

Pirates and sorcerers and secret agents, oh my! Disney engages World travelers in new ways.

Top brands face protests over Bangladesh

2013-05-13 14:24

The deaths of garment workers in Bangladesh are sparking calls to protest top Western brands, but firms can bring about labour reforms, an expert says.

Game on for Star Wars and Disney

2013-05-07 19:08

Disney is not giving up on Star Wars video games after all, entering a multi-year deal with Electronic Arts to develop new Star Wars video games.

Iron Man 3 beats The Avengers debut

2013-04-29 11:51

Iron Man 3 has exceeded expectations by earning $195.3m in just five days around the world, surpassing last year's opening weekend numbers for The Avengers.

Carrie Fisher confirms Star Wars return

2013-03-07 15:21

Carrie Fisher has revealed that she will reprise her role as Princess Leia in the forthcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode VII.

Lucas hails new Star Wars director Abrams

2013-01-28 15:07

Sci-fi and action filmmaker JJ Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film, the franchise's creators and owners have confirmed, saying its "legacy couldn't be in better hands".

Walmart, Disney used deadly factory

2012-11-28 15:29

Amid the ash, broken glass and melted sewing machines at what is left of the Tazreen Fashions factory, there are shorts bearing Walmart's Faded Glory brand.

The Avengers TV series in the works

2012-08-29 14:15

Marvel's box office smash The Avengers will soon be bringing its unique brand of superhero antics to the small screen, with Joss Whedon at the helm.

First Oz The Great and Powerful trailer

2012-07-13 19:10

The first trailer for Disney's Wizard of Oz prequel Oz The Great And Powerful has been released, and stars James Franco.

Disney done with junk food ads

2012-06-06 12:03

The Walt Disney Company is banning junk food ads from its TV channels for kids and websites, with Disney in South Africa to follow a similar, stricter approach in future.

The Avengers hits the $1bn mark

2012-05-14 12:13

The Avengers has raced to $1 billion at the worldwide box office, just 19 days after the Marvel superhero movie was released.

The Avengers rules overseas box office

2012-04-30 12:53

Superhero saga The Avengers has lived up to its blockbuster buzz with over $178m in overseas ticket sales, days before the Marvel movie opens in the US.

Tom Hanks to play Walt Disney

2012-04-11 20:19

Tom Hanks is in talks to play Walt Disney in Saving Mr Banks, a new movie about the making of Mary Poppins.

 
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