Four Marvel TV Shows to Film in New York – New York Times

New York TimesAndrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced that Walt Disney and Marvel Studios would spend some $200 million filming four live-action television series in New York City. At least … Read More

Disney was a ‘gender bigot’ – Meryl – Independent Online

Independent OnlineMeryl Streep accepts the Icon award for ‘August: Osage County’ at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on January 4, 2014. London – Meryl Streep has blasted … Read More

Was Meryl Streep Correct in Calling Walt Disney a ‘Bigot’? – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterThe actress accused the mogul of being sexist, racist and anti-Semitic, but experts who have dug in to the icon’s controversial legacy say the truth is more complicated. Meryl … Read More

‘Frozen’ grips No. 1 spot on Billboard album chart – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBeyoncé’s hot, but Frozen is hotter. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the soundtrack’s sales jumped 55%, making it a grand total of 165,000 in the week ending Jan. 5. It … Read More

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Back in Box Office Lead in 7th Week – Bloomberg

Bloomberg“Frozen,” Walt Disney Co.’s animated movie about two princesses in an icy world, returned to the top spot in ticket sales in its seventh weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters. … Read More

Disney Iger’s Total Pay Falls 15% – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalWalt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger’s compensation declined 15% in the fiscal year ended Sept. 28 to $34.3 million, according to a regulatory filing. Mr. Iger’s cash … Read More

Movie review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ goes from sugary to genuinely sweet – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneA half-century after the author P.L. Travers worried that her best-known character, Mary Poppins, would receive the Disney treatment, Travers herself is getting her rough edges sanded down … Read More

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ cast on Walt Disney and PL Travers’ clashes – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAs the respective creators of Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins, two of the most cheerful, beloved characters around, it’s odd to imagine studio head Walt Disney and author … Read More

Hanks is ticket to Walt Disney world – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldLOS ANGELES — As Tom Hanks researched his role as Walt Disney for “Saving Mr. Banks,” he found he was never at a loss for source material. Richard Sherman, … Read More

Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson duel in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEVERLY HILLS — Call it unusual casting. No, not the choice of Tom Hanks, for the mustachioed Walt Disney. But the method. “I got the call from (Disney CEO) … Read More

Disney secures rights for future ‘Indiana Jones’ films – Reuters

Reuters(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co has gained marketing and distribution rights for any future “Indiana Jones” films under an agreement with Paramount Pictures, the studio that released the first four … Read More

Golden Globe Awards 2013 Full Winners List

The 2013 Golden Globe Awards is history, and aside from Jodie Foster’s heartfelt speech (this blogger’s commentary here), the show contained a few surprises. Foremost among them was Argo taking … Read More

Lucasfilm Bought By Disney For $4 Billion

Disney under Robert Iger has become the only true media giant. It owns Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Cap Cities / ABC, ESPN, whatever small company this blogger can’t think of, and … Read More

Tim Burton And “Frankenweenie” At Comic Con 2012 Hall H; Walt Disney Pictures

Tim Burton, the famous and famed producer and director of iconic movies like Batman, is coming to Comic Con 2012 to present his upcoming 3D black-and-white stop motion-animated science fiction … Read More

Comic Con 2012: Iron Man 3 And Art Poster; Walt Disney Studios

Iron Man / Tony Stark returns to Comic Con for 2012 with a special panel introducing Iron Man 3. The panel will assemble in the famous Hall H on Saturday, … Read More

AMPAS News: Academy Hires Jasmine Madatian To Replace Leslie Unger

AMPAS, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has finally hired a replacement for the last communications director, Leslie Unger, who was released last fall in what Deadline’s Nikky … Read More