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Disney ups goods guy

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Mouse House’s consumer products topper Andy Mooney had his rank upgraded Monday, boosted from prexy to chairman of the unit overseeing global brand merchandising and the Disney Stores retail chain.

From pixels to pix

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Seeking an inside guide to vidgame properties that can be developed into movies, Warner Bros. has tapped cable channel G4 to be its talent scout.

‘Survivor’ takes Sunday

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CBS reality adventure skein “Survivor: The Amazon” wrapped a winner Sunday, as its two-hour finale and reunion show dominated the evening’s final three hours, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen. This was the lowest-rated of the six “Survivor” finales, however, due in part to lower TV usage levels on Mother’s Day.

Watson ankles Celador Int’l

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Celador International, the U.K. distribber behind “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?,” has appointed commercial and marketing director Adrian Woolfe as its new managing director.

Boffo B’way bouffant

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“Hairspray,” the hit musical adapted from John Waters’ indie picture, topped the Tony Awards nominations Monday with 13. It was followed by “Movin’ Out,” which scored 10 noms. The musical danced to a score of Billy Joel songs is tipped to be “Hairspray’s” chief competish.

‘Lupin’ rides again

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Kristin Scott Thomas and Romain Duris will star in the $25 million “Arsene Lupin,” an actioner based on the adventures of French literature’s most famous gentleman-thief.

‘Bowling’ for docu recognition

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Rarely do documentary features make the Cannes film festival’s final cut. Only one, Louis Malle and Jacques Cousteau’s “Silent World” (1956), has ever won the Palme d’Or. But in 2002, the festival not only invited Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” to compete, jurors awarded it a special prize.

NBC struts its specs

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NBC has greenlit a Randy Quaid-led telepic sequel to “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and concert events headlined by Elton John and Shania Twain as part of its 2003-04 roster of movies and specials.