Disney unveils learning apps

2014-12-06 08:56

Disney unveiled a portfolio of learning apps for young children this week, harnessing the appeal of iconic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.

Toy Story 4 coming in 2017

2014-11-07 11:31

Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody are coming back to the big screen.

Saudi billionaire to join Euro Disney bailout

2014-10-14 17:10

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will join a financial bailout of the money-losing Euro Disney theme park.

Struggling Disney announces crisis plan

2014-10-06 10:30

Euro Disney, which runs Disneyland Paris, has announced it will receive a refinancing package to overcome a crisis after a sharp fall in visitor numbers.

Disney toy division makes it a star

2014-08-06 10:47

Shoppers entering Walt Disney retail store these days can see the company CEO franchise strategy, walls packed with products linked to its famous characters.

Disney creates Lion King TV series, The Lion Guard

2014-06-11 20:30

Disney has started production on a new animated TV movie and a new animated TV series entitled The Lion Guard .

Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai

2014-04-29 09:17

American entertainment giant Disney is set to pour an additional $800m into its Disney Shanghai, its first theme park on the Chinese mainland, officials say.

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.


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.


Big Paris cat on prowl not a tiger

2014-11-14 22:35

French authorities searching for a mysterious big cat spotted prowling around a town on the outskirts of Paris have revealed it was unlikely to be a tiger as initially suspected.

Disney princesses no longer need princes

2014-11-05 17:10

A Disney princess no longer needs a prince to experience true love.

Disney’s new project takes wedding cakes to a whole new level

2014-10-14 13:28

Disney’s wedding cake animation venture is a stunning feast for the eyes, but is it really a good idea?This blogger isn’t so sure.

Disney to release Star Wars Scene Maker app

2014-06-15 09:00

Disney are releasing a Star Wars Scene Maker app which will allow children to re-imagine three iconic scenes from the sci-fi franchise.

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.

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