* Bob Iger, president and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) will participate in a question-and-answer session at the Deutsche Bank Media & Telecom Conference on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. PST. To listen to a live audio Webcast of the session, please point your browser to www.disney.com/investors approximately fifteen minutes prior to the start time. A re-play will be provided through Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. PDT.
New York, NY – February 25, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. Department of Agriculture, Secretary Tom Vilsack joins The Advertising Council today to announce a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to inspire parents to adopt healthier lifestyles for their families. The campaign, which is supported by the USDA’s Food Nutrition and Consumer Services, features characters from the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio and encourages parents to visit MyPyramid.gov to find the right balance to a healthy lifestyle for their children.
Watch the PSA after the jump (more…)
As promised, in honor of The View broadcasting from the Walt Disney Studios, a little something to whet the appetite. Join me, if you will, on an exciting voyage from cyberspace to Burbank courtesy of Oceanic Air (one way only). See photos of the Disney Studios Watertower, the Animation Building and Soundstages and the infamous Disney Legends Plaza.
See this exclusive rare glimpse at the studio here.
Here it is, folks! Straight from the insert booklet to the Platinum Edition DVD of Pinocchio (which will be released on March 10), Jiminy Cricket chirping in on D23, the Official Community for Disney Fans (whatever that means!).
A review of the DVD coming soon, but, can you blame me for stopping writing one to share this
UPDATE: Make sure to follow all of Stitch Kingdom’s D23 coverage by visiting http://stitchkingdom.com/tag/d23
If you missed the simulcast of the blue carpet event here on Stitch Kingdom, please do not fret. (Okay, you can fret just a little bit). Coming soon is most of the raw footage from the event so you can catch all of your favorite American Idol (and Disney) stars as they graced the blue carpet prior to the main event.
Videos after the jump. (more…)
(SK Note: You can access the report directly here)
By Gina Keating
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co reported a sharply lower-than-expected quarterly profit as the global downturn hurt its TV advertising, DVD sales and theme parks, pushing its shares 9 percent lower. (more…)
In order to promote the February 6 theatrical release of Bolt in the UK, newspaper The Sun is running a contest where the winner will receive free electricity for a year.
Despite a relatively strong performance in ad revenue in 2008 versus most other magazines, AdAge is reporting that Disney’s Wondertime magazine has become the next victim of the economic climate. The March issue will be the last and it’s not clear at this time how many jobs will be lost as some content is diverted to other like-properties.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) said on Thursday it would combine two divisions, ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios.
A spokesman said no job cuts would be involved. (more…)
Despite having recently taken leave from his position at Apple for no less than six months over health concerns, Steve Jobs is up for re-election as a member of Disney’s board – and on board he is along with supporter, pal and partner-in-crime Bob Iger. Jobs is the largest single share-holder of The Walt Disney Company since the acquisition of Pixar by Disney in 2006. In the past few months, piles of rumors and suspicious activity led up to the revelation that Jobs – diagnosed with pancreatic cancer – is in worse shape than previously thought. At Disney, Jobs will be required to devote a minimum of 250 hours to the position leaving many wondering if he’ll manage to pull it off.