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5 million Disney movies sold via iTunes!


5 million movies is pretty substantial and it doesn’t hurt when Steve is on the Disney boad!

“Disney president Bob Iger announced that since agreeing to sell movies through iTunes, the company has sold over five million titles.

He also wanted to point out that some of the agreements were made “before the purchase of Pixar” to assure investors that Apple CEO Steve Jobs (who is on the board of directors) has not influenced any decision on content distribution.(of course not)

(Via Apple Gazette)

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Pixar helps Disney!

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Here come the robots.
When Pixar releases Wall-E, its latest masterpiece, on Friday, the world will be flooded with images of a beeping, blinking romance between two machines–a stranded hunk of robotic waste collector and a seemingly Apple-inspired space-exploring android. And not just images: Expect to see versions of Wall-E and his beloved Eva everywhere. An estimated 300 products–everything from binoculars and remote control robots to Crocs (nasdaq: CROX – news – people ) and onesies–will be stamped with Wall-E’s visage.

And that’s just the way that Disney (nyse: DIS – news – people ) and its beloved Pixar want it.

Since Disney acquired Pixar in 2005 for $7.4 billion, investors and moviegoers alike have been watching to see how the marriage would unfold. The answer from Disney’s bottom line: so far so good, thank you very much. What remains to be seen is whether Disney’s creative engine will get juiced by Pixar, too.

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(Via Forbes.com: Technology News)

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Disney.com – Streaming Full-Length Movies Online

Disney.com Breaks New Ground Streaming Full-Length Movies Online for the First Time Ever
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Disney.com announced today that for the first time ever the site will stream full-length movies online, featuring selections from the Wonderful World of Disney. The films will first air on ABC as part of the network’s weekly Wonderful World of Disney presentation on Saturday nights throughout summer 2008. The full-length films will then be available for free streaming on Disney.com (www.Disney.com/WonderfulWorld) for the week following the network presentation (Monday – Friday).

“Streaming full-length films on Disney.com takes our commitment to delivering world-class online entertainment to the next level,” stated Paul Yanover, executive vice president and managing director, Disney Online. “This is a wonderful partnership with ABC, and just another example of how Disney’s unmatched, high-quality content can be leveraged on multiple platforms.”

Wonderful World of Disney television and online schedule:

“Finding Nemo” – currently available online through June 13

“Monsters Inc.” – airs on ABC Saturday, June 14 at 8pm; available on Disney.com June 16-20

“Haunted Mansion” – airs on ABC Saturday, June 28 at 8pm; available on Disney.com June 30-July 4

“Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” – airs on ABC Saturday, July 5 at 8pm; available on Disney.com July 7-11

“Princess Diaries 2” – airs on ABC Saturday, July 12 at 8pm; available on Disney.com July 14-18

“Freaky Friday” – airs on ABC Saturday, July 19 at 8pm; available on Disney.com July 21-25

“Peter Pan” – airs on ABC Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8pm; available on Disney.com Aug. 4-8

Additionally, Disney.com will stream the Disney Channel Original Movie “Camp Rock” on Monday, June 23, following its television premiere on June 20 and additional airings on ABC on June 21, and ABC Family on June 22.

The Disney.com “Camp Rock” online event will include unique interactive content so fans can chat and play games while watching. Fans can also watch in a full screen experience featuring “Camp Rock” trivia and an interactive map of the camp. Visit http://www.Disney.com/CampRock.”

(Via businesswire )

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