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.
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
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of family entertainment shows, such as Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Doodlebops Live! and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, has named Nicole Feld and Alana Feld, executive vice presidents of the company. Nicole Feld joined Feld Entertainment... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner – TicketNews.com It was downstream all the way for Disney’s pre-Broadway engagement of The Little Mermaid. After four weeks of previews and nearly three weeks of performances, the Broadway-bound musical sold 100 percent of its tickets in its run at the 2,245-capacity Denver... Read more
Thrash metalers Machine Head have been forced to cancel tomorrow night’s (September 7) performance at the House of Blues club in Anaheim, CA. And it’s all thanks to Disney! Presented by Live Nation, the mighty powers that be at Walt Disney Properties pressured the mega promoter to call off... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews.com Disney’s Hannah Montana show gets sued, Céline’s upcoming album gets a name change, and the NFL charges forward without Michael Vick in a TicketNews Top Tens teeming with controversy. Hannah Montana continues to make headlines, and not just because her tour is selling like U2,... Read more
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World is raising ticket prices for the third time in two years, company officials announced. An adult one-day, one-park pass will increase 6 percent, $67 to $71 beginning Sunday. Discount packages also will be affected, but the per-day cost could be less... Read more
Word from Playbill.com is Disney’s Tarzan will be closing in July. The extravagant Disney musical, based on its own animated movie, will have played over 450 performances by the time the curtains close at the Richard Rodgers Theatre July 8th. Read more
The Disney Channel is fast becoming a source for major ticketing income. The amazing success of “The Cheetah Girls” production, which started as a television movie and turned into a traveling act, has taken ‘girl power’ to a new level. Tickets to the production are flying out of box... Read more