The financial success of Pixar


A very cool article from Know Your Money. Talking about the production cost of the previous Pixar films. Not sure if that is due to inflation or the amount of money they are spending in advertising.Click here to see the full article. … [Read more...]

Disney monorail briefly shut down after pilot suffers minor electric shock


Walt Disney World monorails were out of service briefly this evening after a monorail pilot received a minor electric shock while flipping a switch, authorities said.The pilot was mildly shocked in the arm while switching on a beacon that identifies the beam the monorail is traveling on, a fire official and Disney said. He was taken to Florida Hospital Celebration Health by ambulance, where he was treated and released.Park guests were removed from the area while the pilot was … [Read more...]

Disney and Time Warner Cable each solicit public’s support in cable TV spat

There was a time, not long ago, when companies preferred to negotiate private business contracts in private.Now, when it comes to negotiating new carriage agreements between cable companies and local TV stations and sister cable channels, the trend increasingly is to negotiate in public and invite the consumer to pull up a seat at the bargaining table.Or so the public is led to believe.That's the takeaway from current talks between Time Warner Cable and Walt Disney Co. for a new … [Read more...]

Disney ups Mickey’s Halloween Party Prices


Sarah Tully at the Orange County Register shares with us some interesting news on the prices for Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland.The Disneyland Resort has more than doubled prices for its special Halloween trick-0r-treat parties since they started five years ago.This year, the cost starts at $49 each for advanced tickets on most nights, but tickets can go up to $59 for Oct. 29 and 31 at Disneyland. In 2005, the prices began at $18 when the parties debuted at Disney … [Read more...]

Monster Truck Mater Premieres Friday July 30


A new Disney•Pixar "Cars Toons" short will premiere FRIDAY, JULY 30 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The animated short, directed by Academy Award®-winner John Lasseter with Rob Gibbs co-directing and composed by Mark Mothersbaugh ("Devo"), will also be presented on Disney XD on Friday, August 20 at 7:05 p.m., ET/PT.In the episode entitled "Monster Truck Mater," Mater is a professional wrestler who works his way up the ranks from amateur to World Champion Monster Truck Wrestler, … [Read more...]