• Disney India
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    Disney India Drops Bollywood Production

    The Walt Disney Company India (UTV) is getting out of Bollywood, and changing its focus from local-language features to marketing Disney’s Hollywood films. Coming off the record success in India with The Jungle Book along with UTV produced Bollywood flops, including historical epic Mohenjo Daro, the studio has decided to get out of the Bollywood business. The studio has […]

  • Disney Asia
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    Disney to Sue After Snow White, Capt. America & Star Wars Troopers Show-up In Wanda Park

    According to a story by Bloomberg, Walt Disney Co. said it’s prepared to take action to protect its intellectual property rights after performers dressed as Snow White, Star Wars Troopers and Captain America were sighted at Dalian Wanda Group Co.’s new theme park and entertainment complex in China. “We vigorously protect our intellectual property and will […]

  • Disney India
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    Disney India’s ‘PK’ Gets Broad Worldwide Release

    India’s most anticipated movie of the year, the comedy PK, was released worldwide last Friday by Disney India. The buildup for the release started even before the cameras began rolling over a year ago as the project reunites the makers of 2008’s 3 Idiots, considered the most successful Indian film ever. PK stars Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma. The film was […]

  • Walt Disney International
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    Disney and Chinese Media Group Expand Partnership

    According to a story on THR, the Walt Disney company and the Shanghai Media Group (SMG) have agreed to expand their current relationship in China. The expanded deal covers co-production of films, the development of TV shows, content distribution and cooperation on marketing. “Disney is committed to providing high-quality entertainment experiences to audiences worldwide,” said […]

  • Disney Asia
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    Disney Theatrical Productions Bringing Aladdin to Tokyo.

    Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company are bringing Aladdin to Tokyo. This is the first international production of the Broadway musical comedy and is hitting a market where Disney’s feature animation Frozen recently grossed a record-breaking $250M. Performances will begin in May at the Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi in Tokyo. Produced on Broadway by […]

  • Disney India
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    Chennai Express Video ‘Get On The Dance Floor’

    Chennai Express is a Disney/UTV production and currently ranks as the second highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide. Plot: Rahul embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather: to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a woman hailing […]

  • Disney Cruise Lines
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    Mousellaneous News Briefs

    Kouzzina at WDW Boardwalk to Close. Kouzzina by Cat Cora, the Greek/Mediterranean restaurant located on Disney’s BoardWalk in Walt Disney World, will be closing its doors in September 30, 2014. Reservations can be made up until then. A new restaurant concept will open in its place this fall. No word yet on what type of […]

  • Disney Asia
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    Scuttlebutt – A Swiss Mellon MVP

    Disney HD channels to launch on Swiss pay TV platform. Swiss pay TV platform Teleclub will carry Walt Disney Co. channels Disney XD and Disney Junior in HD, Digital TV Europe. The channels will be available Feb. 5, carried on the Swisscom AG TV platform, and will be part of the Teleclub Family package’s HD option. […]

  • Disney Asia
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    Lucasfilm Opens Creativity Center in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – “Star Wars” creator Lucasfilm formally expanded its creative universe on Thursday by launching its visual effects and animation hub in Singapore that works on Hollywood blockbusters and bolsters marketing efforts in fast-growing Asia. “May the Force be with you,” Lee Hsien Loong, the prime minister of the Southeast Asian city-state, said in […]

  • ABC
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    Scuttlebutt – One Less Mouseketeer

    Original Mouseketeer Dick Dodd Dies. Dick (Dickey) Dodd passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends in the hospital, on Fri. 11/29/13 at 10pm. He had courageously been battling 4th stage cancer, and throughout his confinement, remained in great spirits – happy to see his visitors. Dick was a first season replacement Mouseketeer, hired for his […]

  • ABC
    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
    Scuttlebutt – Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    Keith Richards to return as Johnny Depp’s swashbuckling dad in next Pirates Of The Caribbean film. The Rolling Stones musician is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow’s father in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. After months of talks, Keith has signed on to rejoin Johnny Depp in this […]

  • Disney Asia
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    ‘Maya the Bee’ Joins Disney Junior Asia

    Studio 100 Media, the media sales division of family entertainment company Studio 100, has finalized a deal with Disney Junior Asia for its new children’s CGI series Maya The Bee. Produced by Paris-based Studio 100 Animation SAS in association with TF1 and ZDF Maya The Bee (78 x 12′) is set to premiere on Disney […]