Getting its start as the “Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio” in 1923, the company more commonly known simply as “Disney,” is now the biggest media conglomerate in the world. Currently headed by Robert Iger, the entertainment goliath owns ABC, ESPN, Touchstone, Pixar, and Miramax Films, and internally controls four separate divisions: Walt Disney Studios, Parks and Resorts, Disney Consumer Products, and Media Networks.
Loveable characters like Bambi, Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, Cinderella, and the more recent WALL-E, among countless others, owe their existence to Disney. Among some of its films are the 2010 live-action remake of “Alice in Wonderland,” the fourth installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and a remake of the “Swiss Family Robinson.” “Pirates” and “Robinson” are due in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
In a remarkably well-timed observation on sales relative to what people are searching for on the internet, Lee Seymore reports that Disney’s best-selling property, despite headlines, isn’t Star Wars. It’s The Lion King, which has grossed just under $8.1 billion in its 20-year run on Broadway. That number makes... Read more
Disney’s new Broadway musical Frozen, based on the wildly popular 2013 film, is graduating from its tryout run at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for Performing Arts to the St. James Theatre in New York City, opening in March of 2018. Tickets will go on sale Monday, August... Read more
In case its songs and images hadn’t yet seared themselves into the brains of everyone with a young child (and depleted their wallet from 3-400 officially licensed Olaf and Elsa purchases), Disney’s Frozen is coming to Broadway in the spring of 2018, set for the St. James Theatre. The... Read more
Summary By Emily Jones, TicketNews Disney’s blockbuster film Frozen is set to hit the road as a touring Disney on Ice show. The production, based on the popular animated movie, will open in September in Orlando, Florida. The show will be the equivalent of a Broadway musical, requiring 39... Read more
Summary by Dan Reynolds, TicketNews: Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes comes to Bridgeport and Hartford, Connecticut to kick off performances in the new year. Princesses and Heroes will be at the Webster Bank Arena tonight through January 5th, and then moving to Hartford’s XL Center on January 8th.... Read more
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy takes flight this fall as Feld Entertainment’s newest ice spectacular, featuring four fun-filled classic and current Disney stories. Set to launch on a 70 city, two-year tour on August 28 in Lakeland, FL, Worlds of Fantasy showcases beloved characters from Disney/Pixar’s Cars,... Read more
Buena Vista Concerts and AEG Live are sending the Disney Music Block Party tour out on a 23-date North American tour beginning July 25 in Toms River, NJ, and continuing through August 24 in Uniondale, NY. Sponsored by Playskool and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the tour... Read more
With a successful yet controversial 70-date concert tour and 3-D movie in the books, Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records are planning to release the new Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus “Best of Both Worlds Concert” CD+DVD for an exclusive period at Wal-Mart beginning March 11 — one month before its... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Prices for Hannah Montana tickets are not the only ones coming down. Fans of Disney on Ice: Finding Nemo can find a bargain, as can those looking to see the New York Knicks. TicketNews today, Jan. 10, found tickets on Coasttocoasttickets.com to the 11am performance... Read more
It’s tempting to dismiss Hannah Montana, aka 14-year-old actress/singer Miley Cyrus, as simply the latest Disney Channel-fueled tweener craze. Tempting, but not entirely correct, according to MySA.com. Yes, “Hannah Montana” is Disney’s No. 1 show. But that doesn’t explain the phenomenon that had Miley outselling The Police and igniting... Read more