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]

DISH Network Ditches 4 HD Channels Over Squabble With Disney

DISH Network Ditches 4 HD Channels Over Squabble With Disney

DISH Network customers may have noticed that some of their favorite channels no longer seem as high-def as they were a few days ago. That’s because the satellite provider has dropped four Disney-owned channels in a dispute with the Mouse over carriage fees. [More]

ESPN3 Coming To Some Xbox Live Consoles

ESPN3 Coming To Some Xbox Live Consoles

Have a Gold Xbox Live account? Want to catch the latest in bass fishing, Aussie rules football and high school volleyball? You may just be in luck. ESPN has cut a deal with Microsoft to provide its streaming ESPN3 service — which includes all of these events, as well as the latest in cricket and poker — to many Xbox 360 owners with Gold accounts. Okay, you’re not limited to just those sports. ESPN3 also has the FIFA World Cup, a selection of MLB games — and the Scripps National Spelling Bee. [More]

Ex-Disney Worker Pleads Guilty To Skimming $83,000 In Guest Credit Cards

Ex-Disney Worker Pleads Guilty To Skimming $83,000 In Guest Credit Cards

Maybe she overdosed on saccharine. A Walt Disney World resort front desk clerk has plead guilty after getting caught for placing skimmers on the computers at work, ripping off 178 people, 32 banks and credit-card issuers of over $83,000. [More]

The Last Days Of ESPN Zone

The Last Days Of ESPN Zone

It looks like Times Square will be losing one of its most venerated eateries with the news today that the Walt Disney Co. has decided to close almost all of their ESPN Zone restaurants. [More]

Beware If You're So Bold As To Take A Camera To Downtown Disney

Beware If You're So Bold As To Take A Camera To Downtown Disney

William thought he could cruise Orlando’s Downtown Disney with a camera and not end up hassled and intimidated by security guards. He was wrong. [More]

Kids Who Can't Even Read Recognize Logos For McDonald's, Disney And… Toyota?

Kids Who Can't Even Read Recognize Logos For McDonald's, Disney And… Toyota?

A new study of brand recognition in kids shows that even kids who can’t read can recognize corporate logos like Disney, McDonald’s and randomly… Toyota. [More]

Group Critical Of Baby Einstein DVDs Gets Evicted, Blames Disney

Group Critical Of Baby Einstein DVDs Gets Evicted, Blames Disney

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) was the group responsible for pressuring Disney into offering refunds on Baby Einstein DVDs last October. Now the CCFC says Disney threatened the mental health center where the group had offices, and consequently the center booted them out in January. [More]

List Of Subscriber Fees Shows What You Pay For Channels You Hate

List Of Subscriber Fees Shows What You Pay For Channels You Hate

After the spat between Cablevision and Disney invaded the Oscar telecast last Sunday, the fees channels charge cable companies (who then pass them along to you) have come into the spotlight. All Things Digital posted a list from industry analyst SNL Kagan that shows the wholesale prices each channel charges cable companies for their product. [More]

Will You Wear A $600 Disney Dress Based On One Of Its
Movies? How About In 5 Years?

Will You Wear A $600 Disney Dress Based On One Of Its Movies? How About In 5 Years?

The future of Disney merchandising will hit a lot more demographics than the mostly kid-oriented stuff of today, if Disney has any say over it. Disney has already angered theater chains by shortening the theatrical release window on its new movie-like product Alice in Wonderland, cutting into theaters’ profit models in order to bump up the DVD release date. But CNBC notes that it’s also launching the “most wide-ranging array of consumer products ever” for a Disney flick–and that includes thousand dollar necklaces, nail polish, and dresses that cost as much as $600. [More]

Disney Store Apologizes For Refusing To Sell Stuff Without ID, Says It's Not Their Policy

Disney Store Apologizes For Refusing To Sell Stuff Without ID, Says It's Not Their Policy

Terry, who was annoyed that the Disney Store refused to sell his family less than $10 worth of stuff without ID, has sent an update. [More]