May 20, 2015

Tokyo DisneySea announces new ride based on 'Finding Nemo'

The operator of the Disney theme parks in Japan will open a new attraction featuring the Disney/Pixar animated film series “Finding Nemo” at the Tokyo DisneySea theme park in spring 2017. Oriental Land Co. said the indoor attraction in the Port Discovery area will ...

Jan 6, 2015

Dish to unveil $20-a-month streaming-TV service with ESPN, TNT

Dish Network Corp. plans to unveil the first major online television service from a cable or satellite company, a $20-a-month set of 12 channels that targets U.S. customers who don’t want to pay for larger, more expensive TV packages. Called Sling TV, the service ...

Oct 31, 2014

Disney outlines ¥500 billion expansion of Tokyo theme parks

Oriental Land Co., owner of the Tokyo Disney Resort, announced plans for a ¥500 billion expansion of the Japanese resort. The 10-year project beginning in March will boost capacity at both of the resort’s theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea, Walt Disney Co. ...

Aug 11, 2014

Amazon stops some Disney movie pre-orders, WSJ reports

Pre-orders of some Disney movies have been halted by Amazon.com, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year. Physical copies of titles such ...

Jul 22, 2014

Disney's 'Frozen' earns ¥25 billion at Japanese box office

Walt Disney Co. (Japan) said Tuesday the animated movie “Frozen” has earned box-office revenue of ¥25.1 billion in Japan in the roughly four months since it opened here March 14. The U.S.-produced blockbuster is the first movie to cross the ¥25 billion line in ...

1937 'Snow White' billboard offered at auction

Jul 18, 2014

1937 'Snow White' billboard offered at auction

A large, colorful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is up for auction. Heritage Auctions said the rare billboard is expected to sell for at least $10,000 on Saturday in Dallas. The 20-by-9-foot billboard was ...

Escape From Tomorrow

Jul 16, 2014

Escape From Tomorrow

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An audacious kick-in-the-ribs at the Disney kingdom, “Escape From Tomorrow” is cool, cool stuff — albeit in a clunky and kitsch Ed Wood kind of way. Director Randy Moore made his film guerilla style by taking a small camera and stealth sound-recording equipment into ...