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  • Disney buys stake in Hulu
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    Disney buys stake in Hulu

    By 1 May 2009

    Hulu has announced that Disney is to invest in the American online video company. Disney will join NBC Universal and News Corps as a joint venture partner and equity owner of Hulu. The agreement - rumoured to be between a 25% and 30% stake - will mean...

  • Disney announces Toy Story Mania for the Wii
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    Disney announces Toy Story Mania for the Wii

    By 26 March 2009

    Disney Interactive Studios has announced "Toy Story Mania!" a new game for the Nintendo Wii due out in the autumn. Toy Story Mania! offers an "array of entertaining games" based on the characters and humour from the Disney/Pixar theme park attraction...

  • Wall-E is biggest selling Blu-ray cartoon
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    Wall-E is biggest selling Blu-ray cartoon

    By 17 March 2009

    Wall-E has become the biggest selling animated Blu-ray disc of all time as overall the disc release tally hits 1000 in the UK. Blu-ray discs have counted for more than one in ten Wall-E sales, apparently a higher BD-flavoured percentage than Ratatouille...

  • Disney to boost Blu-ray sales by holding back DVD release
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    Disney to boost Blu-ray sales by holding back DVD release

    By 4 March 2009

    It seems Disney is attempting to boost its Blu-ray disc sales by introducing a new strategy that will see must-have, pester-power movies launched on the high def format before they see a DVD release. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is staggering...

  • Buzz Lightyear toy returns in time for Toy Story 3D
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    Buzz Lightyear toy returns in time for Toy Story 3D

    By 30 January 2009

    Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the Toy Story toys are to make a comeback later in the year in an attempt to once again be the must have toy this Christmas. The new models, which will be directly modelled on the toys in the films will be a part of "Andy's...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR

    By 19 December 2008

    Today's Credit Crunch Christmas offer takes the form of the Wharfedale 160GB DVD player and recorder with HDMI. An especially nice piece of kit considering that eXpansys are offering it to you for £69.99, this is £60 off the normal price, but there's...

  • Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte on sale for £950
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    Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte on sale for £950

    By 18 December 2008

    Got a spare grand kicking around to splash on a swanky handset? No, us neither, but there are folk out there who might like to know that the Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte is on sale in the UK now for a shade under that. Online retailer eXpansys is offering the...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70

    By 5 December 2008

    Today's Christmas bargain takes the form of an 8GB iPod nano that's offered for a shade under £70. One of eXpansys' one-day special offers, the price drop is only available between 11am and 4pm today - and only via the links below - so you'll need to...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: WowWee Rovio
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: WowWee Rovio

    By 1 December 2008

    In the first of our Credit Crunch Christmas gift suggestions, we are bringing you news of an offer from online retailer eXpansys that sees £55 off the cost of a WowWee Rovio mobile Wi-Fi webcam robot. However, you'll have to be quick smart about it if...

  • A-Data launches "Mickey Glove" flash drive
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    A-Data launches "Mickey Glove" flash drive

    By 28 November 2008

    The latest from A-Data's Disney series, in an apparent attempt to cash-in on every part of Mickey Mouse's lovable persona, here is his glove, re-worked as a flash drive. The 2GB version is $22, 4GB'll set you back $31 and the 8GB model comes in at $48....

  • iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean
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    iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean

    By 13 November 2008

    If your sprogs are massive Wall-E fans, but they refuse to clean up after themselves, you can buy yourself a limited edition Roomba 530 robot. The cleaning machine is a result of a collaboration between iRobot and Disney/Pixar, and has special Wall-E...

  • UK (nearly) gets £100 laptop
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    UK (nearly) gets £100 laptop

    By 26 September 2008

    Hot bargain shopping news for Pocket-lint readers, from 11am 'til 4pm today, etailer eXpansys is offering a Asus Eee PC 701 Surf in white for £117.99 including VAT. Follow the link below between the set times for the special price if you want to make...

  • Velocity Mobile launches 103
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    Velocity Mobile launches 103

    By 10 September 2008

    Velocity Mobile has announced the retail availability of its first touchscreen phone, the Velocity 103. The 103 gets Velocity Mobile's Odyssey Interface, built on top of Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and the company's "VOTA" over the air updates. The...

  • Disney expands platinum edition Blu-ray movies
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    Disney expands platinum edition Blu-ray movies

    By 28 August 2008

    Walt Disney has unveiled five additions to its Blu-ray disc platinum edition collection at IFA in Berlin, although the company's BD Live network will initially only launch in the US with no plans revealed for UK availability. Described as "beloved classics"...

  • Expansys leaks BlackBerry 8210 clamshell
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    Expansys leaks BlackBerry 8210 clamshell

    By 19 August 2008

    Shrewd bit of marketing or a simple database slip-up, either way Expansys has spilled the beans on the new clamshell BlackBerry ahead of RIM in the UK. Available for pre-order from today, the RIM BlackBerry 8210 Smartphone doesn't have a price or availability...

  • Disney sells five million iTunes movies
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    Disney sells five million iTunes movies

    By 4 August 2008

    Walt Disney has confirmed that it has sold more than five million movies via Apple's iTunes online store. Company president and CEO, Rob Iger, revealed the figure when questioned by an analyst during the company's third quarter financial conference call....

  • Wall-E sweets launch
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    Wall-E sweets launch

    By 18 July 2008

    ...And that's just from the dads. The latest Disney/Pixar movie has been granted its own range of confectionery, just to up the branding slash hype for the film slash merchandise a leettle more. Products in the range include candy dispensers with jelly...

  • iDance Wall-E review
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    iDance Wall-E review

    By 18 July 2008

    As the latest Pixar movie hits the cinemas in the UK, so does a barrage of merchandise. So can the iDance wing its way into your heart as much as the movie is expected to? We got listening to find out. iDance Wall-E, like other movie tie-ins before it,...

  • Brando offers Disney drives
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    Brando offers Disney drives

    By 10 July 2008

    If you like your flash memory on the cutesy side of things, then you might like Brando's new T801 Disney-themed drives. Available in 4GB and 8GB with Minnie and Mickey decals, the drives cost from $37 and are available now.

  • Disney announces WALL-E range for UK
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    Disney announces WALL-E range for UK

    By 7 July 2008

    Disney has announced its first-ever robotic products with the launch of a range of toys tying in with the Disney/Pixar animated film "WALL-E" to hit the shelves in early July, to tie in with the film's UK theatrical release. Parents should prepare themselves...

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Xbox 360 review
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    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Xbox 360 review

    By 26 June 2008

    So you've read the book, seen the film, and now want to immerse yourself in the video game, but is this just yet another poor movie tie-in? We get swashbuckling to find out. Set 1300 years after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the Pevensie Children...

  • Disney to make BD-Live Blu-ray push
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    Disney to make BD-Live Blu-ray push

    By 13 June 2008

    Disney has unveiled ambitious plans to bring BD-Live to all its future Blu-ray titles, beginning with the October debut of "Sleeping Beauty". The entertainment company had previously revealed its intent to utilise the many extras that BD-Live offers,...

  • HTC backtracks over warranty support
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    HTC backtracks over warranty support

    By 10 June 2008

    HTC has backtracked on its comments yesterday to Pocket-lint about supporting customers who’ve bought a non-UK version of the new HTC diamond. "HTC will always support the consumer and their device but what’s important is that consumers know that...

  • HTC Diamond on sale in UK
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    HTC Diamond on sale in UK

    By 9 June 2008

    The HTC Diamond might not be officially available in the UK, but that hasn’t stopped Expansys having 53 in stock with the promise of getting it you one in 2 days. However before you rush for your credit card, due to an exclusive distribution deal HTC...

  • Disney brings its magic to Google Earth
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    Disney brings its magic to Google Earth

    By 6 June 2008

    Google Earth members can now take a detailed 3D tour of Walt Disney World Resort. Around 100,000 photos were taken to create the 1500 three-dimensional models that populate the virtual tour. During the project's first phase, eight photographers worked...