Report: Disney Blocks Johnny Depp From Talking To ABC Stations About "The Rum Diary"

Report: Disney Blocks Johnny Depp From Talking To ABC Stations About "The Rum Diary"

Things get weird and ugly when journalism collides with the inelegant demands of outlets’ corporate masters. A Houston TV reporter alleges Disney prevented reporters from ABC affiliates from interviewing Johnny Depp at the Austin Film Festival because he was there to promote the upcoming movie The Rum Diary while his film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has just come out on home video. [More]

Disneyland Hotel Workers Face "Electronic Whip"

Disneyland Hotel Workers Face "Electronic Whip"

Above ground, Disneyland is a world of wonder and enchantment. But getting the bedsheets as tight as the smiles on the workers faces takes a lot of hard work, and it happens underground. [More]

Disney To Run 3D Re-Release Idea Into Ground

Disney To Run 3D Re-Release Idea Into Ground

Never afraid to exploit a good idea for all its worth and more, the studio that brought you Bambi II announced it will capitalize on the success of its 3D theatrical re-release of The Lion King by using its cattle prod to jolt four more golden geese back to life. [More]

DOT & Disney Team Up To Fight Distracted Driving, Promote New Movie

DOT & Disney Team Up To Fight Distracted Driving, Promote New Movie

The Department of Transportation’s campaign against distracted driving is becoming animated. Literally. [More]

Disney Is No Match For The Navy SEALS

Disney Is No Match For The Navy SEALS

The Walt Disney Company has dropped its efforts to trademark the term SEAL Team 6. The Navy had objected to Disney’s plans to market products based on the name of the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, and filed its own trademark claims to block Disney. [More]

Disney-Owned Studio Pays $3 Million For Violating Kid Gamers' Privacy

Disney-Owned Studio Pays $3 Million For Violating Kid Gamers' Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission is not about to let anyone, even Disney, get all up in the U.S. Child Online Privacy Protection Act’s business without paying dearly for it. Playdom, a social games studio owned by Disney, is in trouble to the tune of $3 million for collecting kids ages and email addresses without requiring parental consent. [More]

Report: Netflix & Miramax To Make Pulp Fiction And 700 More Movies Available For Streaming

Report: Netflix & Miramax To Make Pulp Fiction And 700 More Movies Available For Streaming

With every big dotcom, electronics manufacturer and cable provider suddenly jumping on the streaming video bandwagon in the last 18 months, it’s safe to say that industry leader Netflix is experiencing some big changes. The company’s mainstay content providers, Showtime and Starz getting skimpy with their shows, Netflix is looking to make friends elsewhere. And according to the Wall Street Journal, the video service is oh-so-close to making a deal with Miramax that would stream the studio’s library of more than 700 films to customers. [More]

Disney CEO Declares DVDs Are Not Dead, They're Just Ignored

Disney CEO Declares DVDs Are Not Dead, They're Just Ignored

Interviewed on Charlie Rose, Disney CEO Bob Iger addressed the decline of one of the company’s former cash cows. The days of people collecting DVDs like baseball cards have apparently passed, but there’s still a little life left in the market, he says. [More]

Family Sues Disney, Says Too-Hot Nacho Cheese Burned Son

Family Sues Disney, Says Too-Hot Nacho Cheese Burned Son

A family in California has filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney World, alleging that the nacho cheese served at one of its restaurants was so hot it scalded their 4-year-old son. [More]

Quadriplegic Man Sues Disney After Being Left On Stalled
"It's A Small World" Ride

Quadriplegic Man Sues Disney After Being Left On Stalled "It's A Small World" Ride

A quadriplegic man from California has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co., alleging that the staff at Disneyland did nothing to help him exit the park’s “It’s a Small World” ride when it stalled out for 40 minutes. [More]

Disney Now Marketing To Newborns In The Delivery Room

Disney Now Marketing To Newborns In The Delivery Room

They say that first impressions are crucial and the folks at Disney are taking that very literally, having recently launched a campaign to begin marketing their products to brand new moms and to babies barely out of the womb. [More]

Tweeting Disney's President Over Missed BOGO Nets Free Gift Card

Tweeting Disney's President Over Missed BOGO Nets Free Gift Card

Jonathan was at first stoked to get two Oswald the Lucky Rabbit plushies for $28, usually $16.50 each. He was going to give one to his sister and keep the other one. Then a week later buyer’s remorse struck like a piano dropped from 30 stories above, squashing his hopes into the size of a quarter. There was a new deal – buy one get one free! So he reached out and Tweeted someone, Disney Store President Jim Fielding. [More]

TRON Preview Screening Marred By Line-Jumpers, Mean Staff

TRON Preview Screening Marred By Line-Jumpers, Mean Staff

Tavie shares her first-person experience of waiting for hours in 20 degree weather to see the new TRON screening, and her run-ins with the professional line-jumpers and surly event staff. [More]

Time Warner Cable Customers To Finally Get ESPN3 Access Next Monday

Time Warner Cable Customers To Finally Get ESPN3 Access Next Monday

It’s been more than a month since Time Warner Cable and Disney ironed out their differences and announced that customers of the cable company would be getting access to ESPN’s online portal ESPN3. Now we finally have a date — Oct. 25. [More]

Time Warner Cable Reaches Deal With Disney, Customers To Get ESPN 3 Access

Time Warner Cable Reaches Deal With Disney, Customers To Get ESPN 3 Access

On the last day of the NFL pre-season, football fans are rejoicing — or at least the ones who subscribe to Time Warner Cable. The company has finally reached an agreement with Walt Disney Co. that will keep Disney-owned channels like ESPN from being blacked out during the first week of the the NCAA and NFL seasons. And TWC customers will now have access to ESPN’s online video portal ESPN3. [More]

Time Warner Cable & Disney To Kiss And Make Up Before Football Season Starts

Time Warner Cable & Disney To Kiss And Make Up Before Football Season Starts

With only days to go before the NCAA and NFL football seasons kick off, many Time Warner Cable customers have been worried that their cable provider wouldn’t be able to hash out an agreement with Walt Disney Co. and that they’d be without ESPN when they needed it most. But it looks like that crisis will be averted and the companies will work out their differences soon. [More]

iTunes Movie, TV Show Rentals Are On The Way

iTunes Movie, TV Show Rentals Are On The Way

Unless you enjoy buying TV show episodes on iTunes and watching them over and over, you’d probably rather save some money and rent the videos instead. According to the anonymous whispers in the ear of Bloomberg, $1, 48-hour iTunes video rentals from Fox, Disney and other giants are on the way. [More]

Woman Says Donald Duck Groped Her

Woman Says Donald Duck Groped Her

Did Disney’s eternally overreacting duck mascot put the moves on a woman visiting Epcot Center a couple of years ago? That’s what the woman claims happened; in her lawsuit, she says a park employee dressed as Donald Duck grabbed her breast and molested her, “then made gestures making a joke indicating he had done something wrong.” She’s asking for $50,000. [More]