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Ongoing Coverage: Hilary Duff's Career Begins at DIS Channel - (Movies)
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Ongoing Coverage: Disney Company Financial News - (General)
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- (General) (2/28/2002)
Spoken Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation by Michael D. Eisner Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company
- (General) (2/28/2002)
Written Testimony of Michael D. Eisner Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Company Submitted to the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation United States Senate
Pin-demonium Reigns as Walt Disney World Resort Hosts Series of Pin-Trading Events - (WDW) (2/28/2002)
2002 will be the biggest, boldest year yet for pin trading at Walt Disney World Resort with seven, specially themed pin events planned throughout the calendar and across the Vacation Kingdom. Pin enthusiasts can select event themes ranging from princesses to dinosaurs. Each event will include a series of limited edition pins. Visitors can follow specially designed "pin pursuits," winding their way through each location on a quest for the perfect set of pins. Disney pin artists will be on hand to sign their creations, and some events will have pin auctions featuring one-of-a-kind finds. Guests can also buy a "pin event package" which gives them first access to the limited edition pins, special meals, character meet and greets and more.
Eisner Urges Senate Committee to Support Open Standards To Protect Content Against Digital Pirates - (General) (2/28/2002)
"If the result of their efforts can be digitally stolen, copied and distributed around the world before the first ticket is purchased on opening weekend, then these people will no longer be able to earn their livelihoods because there will simply no longer be a movie business to employ them," Eisner said.
Address to the Association of American Publishers by Michael D. Eisner - (General) (2/28/2002)
Michael Eisner's address to the Association of American Publishers about digital piracy.
100 'Very Important Princesses' Welcomed to the MK Celebrating the Premiere of Cinderella II - (WDW) (2/27/2002)
Walt Disney World commemorated the premiere of "Cinderella II: Dreams Come True" on Disney DVD and video by welcoming 100 "Very Important Princesses" to the Magic Kingdom. Ten lucky contest winners -- girls ages 5-10 from Disney Stores around country -- along with 90 Central Florida girls, became princesses for the day.
Kmart and Disney Introduce Real Magic For Real Life - (Coll) (2/26/2002)
Kmart and Disney debuted a new line of Disney-branded apparel at Kmart's Astor Place store in New York City. The sportswear, sleepwear and swimwear collection, exclusively offered at Kmart stores nationwide, was unveiled to consumers through a high-energy fashion show. The majority of the Disney Kids and infants clothing line is designed without Disney characters, a first for Disney, and lets parents mix and match their choices with other Disney character clothing also offered at Kmart.
Disneyland Pin Report - (DL,Coll) (2/26/2002)
Upcoming pin releases include a Grand Californian hotel pin, a limited edition Annual Passholder's pin and more characters from Return to Neverland.
Cinderella II Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre - (Movies,Coll) (2/26/2002)
Disney's direct to video release Cinderella II: Dreams Come True's premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Cinderella II will be released on video and Disney dvd today.
Super Bowl Revelry Continues: Patriots Kicker Cheered at Disney-MGM Studios - (WDW) (2/25/2002)
Adam Vinatieri, who kick-started the New England Patriots' AFC playoff push with two clutch field goals in a snowstorm and then booted his team into the Super Bowl winner's circle, put his foot in it Thursday -- cement, that is. In a variation of Hollywood's celebrated "hand-print ceremony" custom-designed for a football placekicker, Vinatieri pressed his kicking foot into the goo at Disney-MGM Studios.
Golden Arches to Become First-Ever Sponsor of Playhouse Disney Programming Block - (Movies) (2/25/2002)
At the beginning or end of select programs during the Playhouse Disney block, Disney Channel will air McDonald's 15-second messages in accordance with PBS style guidelines. The messages will begin airing today and help reinforce Playhouse Disney's on-air initiative, "Where Learning is Powered by Imagination." They will all feature song and dance, staples of Playhouse Disney programming.
Preston Padden Named Disney's Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government Relations - (General) (2/25/2002)
Preston Padden has been named executive vice president of worldwide government relations for The Walt Disney Company. In his new post, Padden also will help seek to establish globally acceptable technology standards to protect against Internet distribution of pirated films and television offerings. And, he will continue to lead Disney's efforts to ensure that programming delivery services to the home remain open so that consumers may access the programming content of their choice.
Disney Club Benefits - (DL,WDW) (2/21/2002)
As The Walt Disney Company's official consumer-affinity program, The Disney Club gives its members access to Disney offers ranging from magical vacations at Disney destinations to special prices on an array of Disney merchandise.
In Other News: Wireless Trolley Introduced for LA Tourism Transit - (General) (2/21/2002)
George McGinnis, retired from Walt Disney Imagineering along with Dave Williams of Caruso Affiliated Holdings has designed a wireless double deck, open-air trolley that will carry a maximum of 62 passengers and run at a maximum speed of five miles per hour. It will provide transportation along a loop between The Grove and the historic Farmers Market in Los Angeles, making the trip in six minutes and 12 seconds with three intermediate stops.
Ongoing Coverage: Reviews of Peter Pan in Return to Never Land - (Movies)
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Ongoing Coverage: 2002 Annual Disney Shareholders Meeting Highlights - (General)
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Nominations for Disney's American Teacher Awards Now Being Accepted - (Movies,General) (2/20/2002)
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is accepting nominations for Disney's American Teacher Awards, which honors outstanding teachers who inspire the joy of learning in America's public and private school students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades. Nominations are being accepted from students, parents, colleagues, teachers and community members. Teachers can be nominated via a toll free number, 1-877-ATA-TEACH (282-8322) or online at www.disneylearning.org. Nominations will be accepted through March 31.
Proposals Voted For And Against At Disney Shareholders Meeting - (General) (2/19/2002)
Press release announcing the voting results at the Disney shareholders meeting in Hartford, Connecticut.
Eisner and Iger's Opening Remarks - (General) (2/19/2002)
Press release offers Michael Eisner and Bob Iger's opening remarks at the Disney shareholders meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. An audio replay of the meeting will be made available on Disney.com tomorrow.
DIS Cruise Line Offers FL Residents Special Rates - (WDW) (2/19/2002)
Port Canaveral-based Disney Cruise Line offers special savings for Floridians on most April and May, 2002, cruise vacations.
Richard W. Cook Promoted to Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios - (Movies,General) (2/15/2002)
In his new role, Cook, a 31-year Disney veteran, will head production for the Walt Disney, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures banners. In addition, he will be responsible for worldwide distribution and marketing for live-action and feature animated films, worldwide home entertainment operations, and the studio's legal and business affairs. He will report to both Eisner and Iger. Previously, Cook had served for six years as Chairman, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, overseeing domestic and international theatrical marketing and distribution, feature film acquisition, and worldwide home video.
ABC Super Soap Weekends to Take Place in April At DCA - (DL,Movies) (2/14/2002)
For three consecutive weekends in April, soap fans can enjoy exciting daylong celebrations devoted exclusively to their favorite ABC Daytime shows. The premiere weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, will be dedicated to "All My Children." Stars from "One Life to Live" will be featured April 13 and 14, "General Hospital" and "Port Charles" on April 20 and 21.The events include autograph sessions, game shows and celebrity interviews hosted by Dano, and a casting call full of exciting opportunities for lucky fans hosted by Willey. The elaborate celebrations will also offer one-of-a-kind memorabilia and surprise guest appearances at the ABC Soap Opera Bistro.
WDW Celebrates Presidents' Day With Dedication of President Bush Audio-Animatronics(R) Figure at MK - (WDW) (2/14/2002)
Fifty students from Lost Lake Elementary School in Lake County will lead cast members and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Walt Disney World Philharmonic orchestra and Voices of Liberty choral group will perform patriotic music throughout the ceremony.
President George W. Bush Takes Center Stage in Updated Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom - (WDW) (2/14/2002)
Speaking inspirational words about freedom, equality and democracy in the United States of America, George W. Bush has joined The Hall of Presidents, the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom's popular, patriotic tribute to the office of the presidency and democracy in America.
Valentine's Day Ideas at the Disneyland Resort - (DL) (2/13/2002)
Press release with ideas and special activities for Valentine's Day at the Disneyland Resort.
DisInteractive's 'Return to Never Land for Game Boy Advance Soars Onto Store Shelves - (Movies,Coll) (2/13/2002)
Disney Interactive's "Peter Pan Return to Never Land,'' the company's first self-published title for Nintendo's Game Boy ® Advance, soared onto store shelves nationwide February 12. For kids ages six to 10, the new game brings to life Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature film, "Return to Never Land,'' with non-stop adventurous aerial action. "Disney's Peter Pan Return to Never Land'' is the first Game Boy Advance title to incorporate Disney feature film movie scenes, a result of innovative video compression technology used exclusively by Disney Interactive.
Kellogg Unveils Magical New Cereals - (Coll) (2/13/2002)
The three new cereals, Mickey's Magix(TM), Hunny Bs(TM) and Buzz Blasts(TM), were unveiled at the Disney Store in New York by Carlos M. Gutierrez, chairman and chief executive officer of the Kellogg Company. Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Buzz Lightyear also attended the unveiling breakfast event. The new cereals are part of a multi-year global relationship between Kellogg and Disney that extends to Kellogg and Keebler brands, and is aimed at exploring new product opportunities.
Disneyland Upcoming Pin Releases - (DL,Coll) (2/12/2002)
Disneyland will release several open edition pins and one limited edition pin to celebrate the premiere of Return to Neverland as well as limited edition pins celebrating Valentine's Day, President's Day and Walt's 100th.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Hosts the 2001 United States Air Force "Outstanding Airmen of the Year" - (WDW) (2/12/2002)
On Monday, February 11, 2002, the best of the best from the United States Air Force celebrated at Walt Disney World Resort in fun fashion. Twelve "Outstanding Airmen of the Year" were honored as grand marshals in the newest parade at Disney's Animal Kingdom, "Mickey's Jammin' Jungle" parade, celebrating 100 Years of Magic.
100 Mickeys Art Exhibition By Painter Eric Robison To Be Displayed At the Disney Gallery - (DL,Coll) (2/11/2002)
Renowned artist Eric Robison has painted the famous Mouse one hundred times for a special exhibit called One Hundred Mickeys to be on display in cooperation with Federal Express Corporation at the Disney Gallery inside Disneyland Park February 23 through September 8, 2002.
Travelocity.com to Package Walt Disney World Resort Hotels And Theme Parks - (WDW) (2/11/2002)
Travelocity Vacations will launch the Walt Disney World Resort product during the first quarter of 2002, as Travelocity.com continues to expand its merchant model and diversify revenue streams for air and vacations sales. Travelocity.com will offer land-only and air-inclusive vacation packages for all on-site Walt Disney World Resort hotels and will include admission to Disney's theme parks in Orlando.
ToyFair2002: Disney PhotoMosaics Puzzles Announcement & Images - (Movies,Coll) (2/11/2002)
Disney PhotoMosaics jigsaw puzzles first four releases will feature superstar Mickey, made entirely with pictures from different Disney films, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger puzzles, composed entirely from Pooh movie scenes and the lovely Snow White.
ToyFair2002: Disney Tunes for Tiger Electronics KidClips Annoucement & Images - (Movies,Coll) (2/11/2002)
Now preschoolers can listen to Disney music with their very own interchangeable music system. Recreate the magic of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, The Lion King, Jungle Book, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and more, right in your own home. Tiger's KidClips Disney Tunes combines the breadth of the Disney music library with enchanting hardware. Each music clip contains a 60-second edit of a Disney classic tune. At the time of launch, we will offer 2 music players and a variety of 30 music chips. Coming Fall 2002
ToyFair2002: Hasbro Sets The Pace With New Disney Wild Racers - (Movies,Coll) (2/11/2002)
Hasbro's DISNEY WILD RACERS, a collection of cool 1/64th scale die-cast cars will re-create characters like Mickey Mouse, Buzz Lightyear and Chernabog as automobiles.
ToyFair2002: Hasbro Toys From Disney's Treasure Planet - (Movies,Coll) (2/11/2002)
Hasbro announces upcoming toy releases featuring the characters and sets from Disney's Treasure Planet including action figures, electronic robots, vehicles, and more.
ToyFair2002: JAKKS Pacific to Launch Disney Activity and Sports Toy Line - (Coll) (2/11/2002)
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. will develop and market products, including art/activity and junior sport toys, based on a variety of beloved Disney characters including, Disney Princesses, Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and characters from new filmed entertainment.
ToyFair2002: Disney & Playmates Toys Create New Play Possibilities For Princess Characters - (Movies,Coll) (2/11/2002)
Playmates Toys Announces New for 2002 are the Disney Magic Talk Princess Figures and Playsets, where the Disney Princess small dolls come to life and interact with their environments; a magical Tinker Bell feature large doll who reacts to sound activation; and the latest in Playmates' top-selling series of story-telling dolls, My Interactive Princess Belle. Also new, is the Disney Little Princesses assortment of companion dolls from Playmates where for the first time, the classic Disney Princesses are depicted as toddlers.
Mickey Mouse Launches Alaska Airlines' New Service Between Calgary and Los Angeles - (DL,General) (2/11/2002)
On February 9th, Mickey Mouse cut a ceremonial ribbon at Calgary International Airport to launch Alaska Airlines' first flight from Calgary to Los Angeles.
Disney Names Rich Ross President at Disney Channel - (Movies) (2/8/2002)
Ross oversees all creative development, programming and production for Disney Channel which currently reaches 79 million subscribers. Departments he oversees are programming, production, scheduling, marketing, advertising, promotion, on-air promotion and channel directed online activities. Ross recently added the duties of overseeing the new kids' programming block on ABC Family, a basic cable channel with 84 million subscribers.
Disneyland Pin Report - (DL,Coll) (2/7/2002)
The Disneyland Resort will release a series of pins celebrating Valentine's Day, a pin celebrating the Chinese New Year and pins celebrating DCA's and Paradise Pier's 1st birthday.
Grand Toys to Distribute Walt Disney Records Product in Canada - (Coll) (2/7/2002)
Grand Toys International, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to act as the Canadian distributor -- through current Walt Disney Records' licensee Universal Music -- at selected accounts in Central and Eastern Canada, for Walt Disney Records products. The agreement allows Grand Toys (through Universal Music) to distribute and sell storyteller releases from Walt Disney Records. The products included are Read Alongs, Sing Alongs, Read & Sing Alongs, plus the entire Walt Disney Records catalog of soundtracks and song albums including product from Disney's much-loved characters such as Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.
Walt Disney Internet Group Content to be Distributed on BellSouth Internet Services Home Page - (General) (2/7/2002)
Walt Disney Internet Group and BellSouth today announced an agreement under which WDIG will license selected online content on a non-exclusive basis to BellSouth for re-distribution via BellSouth Internet Service portal
NFFC Studio Chapter to host Bob Moline on February 17th at 1p - (DL,WDW) (2/6/2002)
Come spend and afternoon with Bob Moline and the Studio Chapter of the NFFC. Bob Moline is songwriter, singer and performer who has a long connection with Disney. Anyone who's been to EPCOT has heard some of his music--"Listen to the Land", "Energy", "Canada" and "Golden Dream". And in the Magic Kingdom--"Dream Flight" and "If You Could Fly".
Disney and AAA Renew Alliance Through 2007 - (DL,WDW,General) (2/6/2002)
Two of the strongest brands in the travel industry - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and AAA - have solidified their participant agreement through 2007. The Disney-AAA alliance historically has been a catalyst for millions of dollars in AAA club revenue and member savings and values since its inception in January 1997.
Sneak Peek at 100 Mickeys To Be Held Feb 21 - (DL,Coll) (2/4/2002)
Disneyland will host a special Sneak Peek event for the 100 Mickeys exhibit on February 21st. The event is $100 per person and tickets will go on sale beginning February 11th. The event will include hors d'oeuvres & wine, "Meet & Greetâ€? with Special Guests, first opportunity to purchase One Hundred Mickeys merchandise & original images from the collection and the opportunity to preorder the limited edition 100 Mickeys lithograph. Limited to 100 Guests. The 100 Mickeys exhibit will open officially on February 23rd and will be on display until September 8, 2002.
QB Tom Brady 'Going To Walt Disney World' Following Heroics In Patriots' Super Bowl XXXVI Win - (DL,WDW,Movies) (2/4/2002)
Super Bowl XXXVI MVP Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is headed from "The Big Easy" to the "Vacation Kingdom" -- from Bourbon Street in New Orleans to a theme park Hollywood Boulevard at Walt Disney World Resort. Brady, at 24 the youngest quarterback ever to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, proclaimed Sunday night that "I'm going to Walt Disney World!" as he taped the 32nd episode of the famous Disney commercial on the 15th anniversary of the first "What Next?" spot.
Disney Online and FamilyFun Magazine Bring Families Together With Launch Of The New FamilyFun.com - (General) (2/4/2002)
The new FamilyFun.com Web site will launch today, just in time for the Valentine season. The popular family magazine and the award-winning family Web site, which focus on innovative activities for families and practical ideas for busy parents, pair up in February to explore the many creative and moving ways families express their love for each other.
Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 2 Takes a Twirl on the Newest Ice in Chicago - (Movies,General) (2/4/2002)
On Tuesday, February 5 11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m., a special performance of Disney on Ice Toy Story 2 will occur at Chicago's Millennium Park..
Napa Rose Offers A Romantic Setting and Special Wine Country Feast for Valentine's Day - (DL) (2/1/2002)
In celebration of Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 14, the acclaimed Napa Rose restaurant will offer a tempting four-course feast that will add a special romantic touch to this festive day of the heart. The fine-dining venue, specializing in California Wine Country cuisine prepared by noted Executive Chef Andrew Sutton, will be open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Valentine's Day.
Disney's California Adventure Birthday Brings Announcement of New Additions - (General) (2/1/2002)
Barry Braverman of Walt Disney Imagineering will officially announce the upcoming additions to Disney's California Adventure in a short ceremony to be held on February 8th at 9:45 a.m. inside the Park. Buttons celebrating DCA's first birthday will be handed out to park guests.
The Walt Disney Company Reports Earnings for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2001 - (General) (2/1/2002)
The Walt Disney Company today reported earnings for the quarter ended December 31, 2001. On an as-reported basis, revenues decreased 5% to $7.0 billion and segment operating income decreased 39% to $753 million. Net income and earnings per share were $438 million and $0.21, respectively for the quarter, flat to the prior-year amounts adjusted for the impact of the new goodwill and intangible asset accounting rules. The current period includes the operations of ABC Family and the incremental interest expense for acquisition-related borrowings beginning October 24, 2001, the acquisition date. Results for the current quarter also include a $216 million pre-tax gain on the sale of investments discussed more fully below. Excluding this gain, earnings per share for the quarter were $0.15.
Walt Disney Company Reports Earnings for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2001 - (General) (2/1/2002)
The Walt Disney Company today reported earnings for the quarter ended December 31, 2001.
No Fairy Godmother Needed for Couples to Find Valentine's Romance at Disney World - (WDW) (2/1/2002)
Throughout the 30,500-acre Vacation Kingdom, love is in the air in February. Couples can create unforgettable Valentine's Day memories with unique couples' spa experiences, romantic dining options or a scenic "love boat" cruise on Walt Disney World waterways.