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The March 16 issue of Fortune will feature its 2009 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. The list is a result of a survey of executives, directors and analysts of the largest companies in the world who were asked to first rank companies in their own industries and then to rank them overall based on certain criteria.
In the Entertainment industry, the Walt Disney Company ranked #1 in all nine categories giving it an overall rank of 1 while the company ranked #13 out of all industries combined. For more details and the full results of the survey, click here.
Dwayne Johnson in Race to Witch Mountain (c) Disney
Can you smellllllllllll what the Disney publicity machine is cookin’? The actor formerly known as The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, is working overtime to promote the release of Race to Witch Mountain this Friday. After hosting FOX’s Animation Domination last week, Johnson did double duty this weekend, hosting both Saturday Night Live as well as a Disney marathon of films on Starz Sunday night. And he has not yet begun to promote.
Stitch, Known at the Time as Esperimento, Appears Alongside Pinocchio from this Deleted Scene as Drawn by Frank Thomas (kidding!)
The review is in! Sorry for the delay but the past few days have been hectic. You can read the full in-depth review of the DVD here, but I’d suggest you go ahead and pre-order the DVD now if you haven’t already! (Yes, I guess that means I liked it.)
To promote the release of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. on Blu-Ray May 19
I quasi-apologize for those who had trouble accessing the site for much of Saturday morning. The photo that shall not be named had been picked up by a popular Polish site called Kotek who uniquely opted to simply post the link rather than show the image as well. This immediately caused tremendous site overload (so much so that the account was even temporarily suspended). With my great host’s support, some changes were made to increase performance and to mitigate the service disruption from our visitors from Poland (who will still be able to see what they came for).
The photo has also been picked up by mega celeb sites Just Jared and its sister site Just Jared Jr, oceanUP, dlisted and a few others.
* SPOILER ALERT *
Since it’s only a matter of time that teen celebrity gossip site Just Jared Jr releases the photo as they claim in this article, I’ve decided to empathize with the masses and offer a better version of the photo that will appear in Disney twenty three magazine. I’d like to thank everyone for their support, especially the dozens of ‘Zanessa’ fans who have caused StitchKingdom to have the best day ever in terms of traffic by a huge margin. And for the record, kids, I’m not a girl. To see the photo, you must click the Show button below. You can click the photo again to enlarge it and the cross-hairs in the lower left hand corner to see the full sized version. Enjoy.
In honor of our dear friend Britney, a couple of photos released by Disney of Britney’s day in the parks with sons Jayden and Preston (and her assistant). Photos (c) Diana Zalucky/Disney.
Britney Spears with Sons Preston and Jayden
Britney Spears Behind the Wheel with Jayden and her Assistant
I caught this on television earlier this evening and couldn’t find anything on it. It was three separate segments that aired during commercial breaks, I edited them together.
New video from Disney features lots of American Idolers wishing you the best at the American Idol Experience.
An International Fund for Animal Welfare Tends to an Injured Koala (c) IFAW
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 5, 2009 — The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) is proud to provide support to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for providing immediate relief to the surviving wildlife affected by the bushfires in Australia.
Due to record-breaking heat, the state of Victoria was hit with hundreds of bushfires that have caused massive destruction and is responsible for the deaths of more than 200 people and left nearly 7,000 people without homes. Estimated damages exceed $500 million and have left much of the local wildlife without a sufficient habitat. IFAW, working with Help for Wildlife, has deployed a response team to assist animals such as koalas and wallabies affected in these regions. The team is diligently working to aid as many animals, both wild and domestic, as possible by participating in search and rescue operations, providing necessary treatment, food and vet supplies.
The Rapid Response monies will be used to cover transportation costs, medical supplies, veterinarian services, blankets, cages and food with the intent to rehabilitate the injured and release them back into the wild.