Writer Sues Disney Over Hannah Montana

TMZ is reporting that Richard Fronduto filed a lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming he wrote a script in 1990 initally called “The Secret Life of Sindi” which was pitched to and well received by Disney and could be the real origins to Hannah Montana.

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Comcast Provides More Family Entertainment with Launch of Disney Family Movies Subscription On Demand Service

A New Selection of Classic and Contemporary Disney Films Available Every Month
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA – News, CMCSK – News), the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, together with Disney-ABC Domestic Television today announced the launch of the subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, Disney Family Movies. The service, which showcases classic and contemporary Disney family movies from one of the world’s largest film libraries, is now available to Comcast digital customers. Continue reading…

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Shopaholic to Premiere Prince of Persia Ad

According to an MTV report, Confessions of a Shopaholic, debuting in theaters February 13, will feature planted billboard advertisements in New York City’s Times Square for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as well as another upcoming Disney release, G-Force. According to MTV, this will be the first time anywhere the artwork will be seen.

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Venice film festival to honor Lasseter, Pixar

(L-R) Bolt, John Lasseter

(L-R) Bolt, John Lasseter

ROME (Reuters) – John Lasseter and the directors of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios will receive a career award at this year’s Venice film festival for revolutionizing animation cinema, organizers said on Monday.

Lasseter and Pixar, which merged with Walt Disney in 2006, are behind animation blockbusters such as “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille” and more recently “WALL-E,” which has been nominated for best animated feature at next month’s Academy Awards. Continue reading…

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Revving Up for New Disney/Pixar Comics

I have two very long weeks to go before I can report from NY Comic-Con and I’ve been boning up best I can just to pass the time. So I was ecstatic to come across an interview with BOOM! Studios’ Mark Waid on the new Disney/Pixar comics due out in March along with the Muppets and even more on the way.

The World of Cars from BOOM! Studios

The World of Cars from BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios will be at NY Comic-Con so if I learn or see anything else, you’ll see it here first.

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Here’s What’s Cook-in’ at DHS February 12

2008 American Idol Winner David Cook

2008 American Idol Winner David Cook

And speaking of the American Idol Experience, AI David Cook himself is set to perform in honor of the new attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on February 12.

Unfortunately I don’t have any more details beyond that but if you know of more or will be able to attend and take photos or even just want to check back in and let me know how it goes, please email me at [email protected]

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TPR on AIE .. WOW

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Check out this report on the new American Idol Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Theme Park Rangers got a full tour and cover all the details of the experience with plenty of trivia to boot. The American Idol Experience is set to officially open on February 14 with Annual Passholder previews before.

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