Disney is developing a live-action movie version of its animated “Winnie the Pooh” property, hiring “Listen Up Philip” writer-director Alex Ross Perry to write the adaptation. The focus will be on an…
Winnie The Pooh
The story of the bear that the Winnie the Pooh character was named for is in development at RatPac Entertainment. The company has acquired movie rights to the forthcoming picture book “Finding…
Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger kicked off the D23 Expo on Friday with a nod to Walt Disney: “Animation will always be the heart of Disney,” he told thousands inside the Anaheim Convention…
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When it comes to licensing, Disney is the undisputed king of the castle. The Mouse House generated $39.4 billion in retail sales from licensing, dominating the category with 80% marketshare…
As studios produce more summer tenptoles based on established brands, they're looking to take a larger share of the nearly $50 billion in licensed merchandise sales generated from film and TV…
Drumbeat for song category change grows louder
Composer Henry Jackman sees film scorers as the chameleons of the movie industry, possessing the ability to blend in just about anywhere. And the movies he's scored this year support that claim: the…
With adaptations and sequels, toon studios win by keeping things fresh while protecting the brand
Move over, Taylor -- Kanye's in the house.
Don Hall talked about his lead actor going cold turkey at Sunday's premiere at the Walt Disney Studios. "I don't think anybody loves honey as much as Pooh. I think he's a borderline addict," joked…
Tom Hanks never finished college, so writing-producing-directing "Larry Crowne," about a middle-age guy who reinvents himself by going back to school, made sense to him.