Scuttlebutt – Billions and Billions

    Today in 1960, Walt Disney receives two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for television and one for movies. The TV star is located on the North side of the 6700 block of Hollywood Boulevard, and the Movie star is at the North side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard. Jay Rasulo, Disney’s chief financial […]

  • Lucasfilm
    Disney Announces Star Wars Spin-off Movies

    Yesterday, The Walt Disney Company unveiled plans to make a number of spin-off movies set a long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away. Right now that are discussing two films: A young Han Solo saga, focusing on the his origin story, and the bounty hunter Boba Fett.  The Han Solo story would take place in […]

  • Lucasfilm
    Scuttlebutt – 3D Out, George Clooney In

    Disney and Lucasfilm have postponed their plan to release the 3D version of  Star Wars prequels. “Given the recent developments that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans,” was stated in a post […]

  • Lucasfilm
    Star Trek Meets Star Wars

    One director to rule them all? Star Trek filmmaker J.J. Abrams, will be directing the next “Star Wars” film. The seventh installment in the epic franchise is scheduled to reach theaters in 2015, but scuttlebutt  about who would direct “Episode VII” has been circulating since last October, when Disney went public with its plans to acquire […]

  • Lucasfilm
    George Lucas & Mellody Hobson Engaged

    Filmmaker George Lucas and his girlfriend of seven years, businesswoman Mellody Hobson, are engaged. The famed director, 68, and his longtime partner and president of a $3 billion Chicago based investment management firm, Ariel Investments LLC, 43, are no strangers to showcasing their relationship in the spotlight. The pair are often spotted hand-in-hand on the […]

  • ABC
    Disney 2012 Year in Review: The Best and Not-So Best

    Well it’s the end of the year and time to reflect on all the great, and not-so-great things that have happened at the Walt Disney Company. Since Disney by Mark covers all aspects of the largest media company in the world, offering news, commentary, and all the things that make Disney unique, we will try […]

  • California Adventure
    Día de los Reyes Magos
    DbM Scuttlebutt – Dumbo Double Dare

    Disneyland will celebrate the hispanic holiday, Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) with special food and entertainment at Big Thunder Ranch from January 4th to the 6th. Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger called DVR penetration “the story of the year.” The device liberated the schedules of nearly 50 percent of TV viewers and is causing execs to gird […]

  • Epcot
    Newsies, the musical
    DbM Scuttlebutt – Suzie, Newsies and Planes

    Rumor has it that a new restaurant is coming to the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot called Tapaz. It will be located on the waterfront in front of the pavilion with indoor and outdoor seating for 200. Expect Tapaz to offer great Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine just like the other two eateries at the pavilion. Expect it to open sometime in 2013. Disney Theatrical Productions just […]

  • The Walt Disney Co. Buys Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion

      The Walt Disney Co. has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock and announced a new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015. Kathleen Kennedy, current co-chair of Lucasfilm, will become Lucasfilm’s president, reporting to Walt Disney Studios chair Alan Horn as part of the stock and cash transaction. Disney is paying approximately half the price […]