Burbank, CA (April 9, 2009) – ABC Family has acquired a slate of theatricals including several network television premieres as part of an agreement with Disney-ABC Domestic Television. The network will air the network television premieres of the Walt Disney Pictures 3-D films “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, in theaters this summer, and “A Christmas Carol,” starring Jim Carrey, to be released in theaters this November. The package also includes the network television premiere of “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” and second position windows for the studio’s two recent films, “Race to Witch Mountain” and “Bedtime Stories.”
“Beverly Hills Chihuahua” is tentatively scheduled to make its network television premiere on ABC Family in 2010, “G-Force” in 2011 and “A Christmas Carol” in 2012. “Bedtime Stories” and “Race to Witch Mountain” will both tentatively mark their runs on the network in 2012.
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Disney DVD Roundup for April 7, 2009 – Bedtime Stories, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Classic Disney Shorts & More
Here’s a look at some of the Disney DVDs being released April 7, 2009…
Following a move Wal-Mart previously made by releasing the Bolt Blu-ray and DVD several days earlier than the official release date, not only does Wal-Mart confirm they will continue to do the same with Bedtime Stories by selling it beginning April 3 but other retailers have jumped on the bandwagon.
The article on VideoBusiness.com goes further into the matter pointing out complications that have arisen from Disney and other home video distributors who have broken away from the traditional Tuesday release schedule, causing confusion among retailers and may have lead to the apparent complacency Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is experiencing with retails offering DVDs early.
The full article can be read here.