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Teen Queen Suing Disney


ABC and Disney are being sued for $100,000,000 by Alicia Guastaferro, the “princess of pagentry”  for emotional harm (i.e. suicidal thoughts, school transfers, death threats, and a reduction in intellectual performance, among others) caused by appearing on ABC’s “Wife Swap” program as well as claiming that the producers staged certain scenes (e.g. asking Guastaferro to […]

Disney’s Miramax Label is No More


The offices of Disney’s Miramax label closed in New York and LA over the weekend, according to The Canadian Press. Although the offices have closed, there are about six films left to be distributed from the Miramax label by Disney through 2011. After that, it is not clear if Disney will hang on to the […]

Disney Buys into Hulu


According to Bloomberg News, the Walt Disney Company has bought 27% of the internet streaming site, Hulu. The company joins Providence Equity Partners, NBC Universal, and News Corp. as investors in the internet phenomenon for less than $35 million.  As part of the deal, Hulu will gain full-length episodes from current ABC and ABC Family […]

This Week in Disney History (April 5-11)


1915: Actor Harry Morgan (The Barefoot Executive, Scandalous John, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Snowball Express, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Car From Outer Space) is born in Detroit, Michigan. 1924: Actress Jane Kean (Miss Taylor in Pete’s Dragon) is born in Hartford, Connecticut. 1928: Actor James Garner (Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, […]

Disney and YouTube


The Walt Disney Company’s television group said today that they would make shorter versions of various content available on YouTube. The company wants to use YouTube as a way to help promote their shows, but not replace the purpose of their own ABC.com site, which offers full versions of many shows for a period of […]

This Week in Disney History (March 8-14)


1900: Writer Ted Sears (Sleeping Beauty, Disneyland-the TV series, The Vanishing Prairie, The Living Desert) is born in Massachusetts. 1905: Actor Richard Haydn (Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland) is born in London, England. 1909: Animator Jules Engel (Fantasia, Bambi, and others) is born in Budapest, Hungary. 1911: Animator, Disney Legend, and one of Walt’s Nine Old Men, John […]

Disney Sued for Violating Man’s Patent


The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Aaron D. Clark, an Ohio businessman, is claiming that the Walt Disney Company stole his idea for talking/singing posters. His lawsuit alleges that Disney’s talking posters of Hannah Montana and the Cheetah Girls infringe on a patent he obtained in 1996. Co-defendents in the suit include Toys R Us, KBtoys, […]

Netcot comes to the iPhone


Its no secret that a bunch of us here at Netcot get just as excited about tech as we do about Disney. Today, we’re blending those two passions together. Netcot.com is proud to announce the launch of an all new version of the website designed to work with the iPhone and iPod Touch devices. When […]