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New Disney princess outrage: Is ‘Frozen’ only for ‘pretty’ girls’?

New Disney princess outrage: Is ‘Frozen’ only for ‘pretty’ girls? (via The Christian Science Monitor) This publicity photo released by Disney shows a scene from the animated film, “Frozen, ” which hits the big screen Nov. 27. (Disney/AP) The head of animation for Disney’s upcoming film “Frozen” has leaked the…

Disappointed Star Wars fans rage against Disney chief executive

Hell hath no fury like a room full of disappointed Star Wars acolytes: a Disney boss at a high profile convention in California has been booed after admitting he had nothing new to tell fans about JJ Abrams’ forthcoming Episode VII. Speaking at the annual D23 event in Anaheim, during…

Disney projects up to $190 million ‘Lone Ranger’ loss

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co expects to lose between $160 million and $190 million on its expensive summer movie bomb “The Lone Ranger,” the media giant said on Tuesday as it reported a small gain in quarterly profit that beat Wall Street forecasts. The loss…

ABC in talks to develop TV shows based on ‘Star Wars’ characters

(Reuters) – ABC television executives are talking with George Lucas’ Lucasfilm studio about making TV shows based on characters developed by the studio that created the “Star Wars” franchise, according to the president of Disney’s ABC Entertainment Group. “We’ve started conversations with them,” Paul Lee told a gathering of TV…

Disney pulls out of Bangladesh amid worker safety concerns

The Walt Disney Company pulls out of Bangladesh: Will that make workers safer? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View A Bangladeshi woman looks at a wall filled with portraits of missing persons near the site of a garment factory that collapsed last week in Savar near Dhaka,…

‘John Carter’ film loses $200 million for Disney

LOS ANGELES — Critically-panned fantasy adventure film “John Carter” is expected to lose $200 million for makers Disney, dragging its whole movie budget into the red, the studio said Monday. Disney said it would take the huge operating loss on the movie, made by Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton about a…

Obama seeks jobs boost from Chinese, Indian tourists

ORLANDO, Florida — US President Barack Obama went to Disney World on Thursday touting a new jobs-from-tourism plan, but a top Republican rival mocked his trip as new evidence he lived in a political “Fantasyland.” Obama unveiled a proposal to boost jobs in the crucial electoral swing state of Florida…

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