Disney archive

  • Cars - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Cars - DVD review

    By 6 December 2006

    John “Toy Story” Lasseter gets back behind the wheel after a 7 year absence for this high octane animation adventure set in the world of NASCAR racing. Owen Wilson plays Lightning McQueen, a cocky young racer on the verge of winning the legendary...

  • Disney sells 500,000 movies via iTunes
    Online

    Disney sells 500,000 movies via iTunes

    By 12 November 2006

    Walt Disney has announced that it has sold nearly half a million digital films through Apple's iTunes music store since their debut in September. The results have, the company told investors during its fiscal fourth quarter conference, netted Disney around...

  • Disney to open dedicated Nintendo Wii division
    Gaming

    Disney to open dedicated Nintendo Wii division

    By 8 November 2006

    Disney’s gaming division, Buena Vista Game, has announced that it’s opening a new studio dedicated to developing games designed for Nintendo’s DS handheld and Wii console. It already has a number of titles in development for the Nintendo platforms,...

  • Desperate Housewives: The Game now available for PC
    Gaming

    Desperate Housewives: The Game now available for PC

    By 5 October 2006

    Buena Vista Games has announced the release of a game for PC based on the hit TV series Desperate Housewives. In Desperate Housewives: The Game, players take on the role of a new housewife who moves into Wisteria Lane and unlocks the delicious scandals...

  • Home Cinema

    Disney sell $1 million worth of films in a week through iTunes

    By 20 September 2006

    Disney has released figures for the first week of movie downloads through the new iTunes movie download store. Walt Disney Co-CEO Robert Iger said that the company has sold 125,000 movie downloads that racked up $1 million in revenue in the first week....

  • Disney unveils new Mix Max portable media players
    Audio

    Disney unveils new Mix Max portable media players

    By 20 September 2006

    Disney has upgraded its Mix Stick range of portable music players to create the Mix Max portable digital media player. Priced at $99, the device players full-length movies and TV shows, as well as music videos and photos. And to make life easier for computer-phobic...

  • Disney gets in on the iPod action
    Phones

    Disney gets in on the iPod action

    By 7 September 2006

    Even Disney is getting into the lucrative iPod accessories market. The company has unveiled a range of nine covers designed for the iPod Nano and decorated with a variety of Disney animated characters. In the words of Disney: “The Disney Wrap is designed...

  • Phones

    Disney mobile allows parents to keep tabs on their kids

    By 14 June 2006

    Disney has launched its mobile phone service for families in the US that allows parents to monitor their children's mobile phone usage. It ensures that kids reply to parents' urgent messages by locking the phone until they've done so, while a built-in...

  • Disney films available for download through CinemaNow
    Home Cinema

    Disney films available for download through CinemaNow

    By 5 June 2006

    New-release Disney films will soon be available for download via movie site CinemaNow. Unlike other websites, CinemaNow will be offering the Disney films to own, rather than just rent. The price of the download is expected to be $19.95, which is in line...

  • Disney announce mobile phone service in the UK
    Phones

    Disney announce mobile phone service in the UK

    By 27 April 2006

    Disney today announced its intention to create the first mobile phone service in the UK specifically designed for families. The service, called Disney Mobile, will use the O2 network and is expected to launch later this year. According to the company,...

  • Online

    Disney to offer TV shows on internet for free

    By 10 April 2006

    Disney's ABC network is the latest Hollywood company to turn to the Internet as it has announced that it will be offering some of its most popular shows, such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" for free on the Internet in a 2-month trial. The programmes...

  • Desperate Housewives gets PC game tie-in
    Gaming

    Desperate Housewives gets PC game tie-in

    By 24 March 2006

    Fans of the TV show Desperate Housewives will be pleased to hear that Disney is to give them the chance to live on Wisteria Lane in a new computer game. Buena Vista Games, the interactive entertainment arm of Disney, today announced it will publish Desperate...

  • Disney buys Pixar for $7.4bn
    Online

    Disney buys Pixar for $7.4bn

    By 25 January 2006

    Steve Jobs, Apple founder and CEO is to become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood following Walt Disney's agreement to buy Pixar, the company behind animated hits such as Toy Story and Monsters Inc for $7.4bn. In a statement on Pixar's website...

  • Disney offer portable DVD player for kids
    Home Cinema

    Disney offer portable DVD player for kids

    By 28 April 2005

    Disney in America has announced two portable DVD players targeted at children. The personal DVD player will measure 3.5in and be available in different character themed designs including Disney Princess (pictured), Mickey, Power Rangers and other main...

  • Home Cinema

    Sony announces Disney Blu-Ray support

    By 9 December 2004

    The next generation battle is heating up even further today with the announcement that Disney will be releasing its movies on the Blu-Ray format rather than Toshiba's HD-DVD format. There is some hope for Toshiba's HD-DVD format however, as the agreement...

  • Disney Coaster - PC review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Disney Coaster - PC review

    By 15 December 2003

    When Rollercoaster Tycoon launched itself on to our computer screens some five years ago we all sat back and wondered at the ability it gave us to build and create rollercoasters. What it didn’t give us however was the ability to ride in them. In steps...