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  • Page 2 - The Super Bowl Ads You Won't See

    01/08/2005 2:54:57 PM PST · by cdbull23 · 11 replies · 2,366+ views
    ESPN ^ | Friday, January 7, 2005 | Page 2
    We're living in a post-Nipplegate world -- and apparently it's only going to get worse. In case you haven't heard, Fox has already rejected a Super Bowl ad starring Mickey Rooney for Airborne, the natural cold remedy. Why? Well, in the ad, the 84-year-old Rooney is in a sauna. Someone behind him coughs. He overreacts, jumps up, screams, heads for the door, and drops his towel. His bare bum is exposed for two seconds or so. Clearly scandalous. Who doesn't want to see Mickey Rooney's bare behind? Turns out the Mickey Rooney commercial isn't the only new ad that's already...
  • The witches of ABC's The View Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush

    09/01/2004 9:08:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 55 replies · 5,063+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 09-01-2004 | Jessica Anderson
    Hosts of ABC's "The View" Gang Up on Giuliani for Backing Bush Joy Behar ridiculed Giuliani for claiming that the first thing he said after the 9/11 attacks was "thank God" George W. Bush "was our President" and she insisted that "of course" Al Gore would have been just as "tough" on terrorism. Former CBS News correspondent Meredith Vieira, who participated Sunday in an anti-Bush march, seemed similarly ignorant, scolding Giuliani: "The implication is that if you disagree, I think, with the administration that somehow you are on the side of the terrorists. " Giuliani shot back: "That isn't who...
  • Hosts of ABC's The View GANG UP on Giuliani for Backing Bush (TRANSCRIPT & FREEP ALERT)

    09/01/2004 9:30:22 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 65 replies · 4,058+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday September 1, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The heated argument consumed nearly eight minutes, so space permits only some limited excerpts as provided by the MRC's Jessica Anderson who caught the August 31 exchange: Joy Behar: "Did you really say that, 'Thank God he was our President'? That's the first thing you said? You didn't say 'Oh, expletive,' or something?" Rudy Giuliani: "No, no, that wasn't the first thing I said. That's one of the things that I said on September 11th to my police commissioner. It really came out because that was just a few months after that disputed election, and so I had called the...
  • Ho-Ho-Hollywood: Is it Santa or Satan?

    11/17/2003 10:28:21 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 368+ views ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2003
    HOLIDAY BLUESHo-Ho-Hollywood: Is it Santa or Satan?From socialist Asner to Thornton's foul-mouthed, drunken thief, 2003 Christmas film crop criticized Posted: November 18, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Remember "Miracle on 34th Street"? That was a Christmas movie of a different era. In 2003, Santa is being portrayed alternatively by an outspoken socialist radical and as a hard-drinking, profane, mean-spirited thief. In "Bad Santa," debuting this week, Billy Bob Thornton plays a foul-mouthed, drunken thief who poses as a mall Santa so he can pull off Christmas Eve heists. Billy Bob Thornton as Santa (Photo: Miramax) Christian film critic Ted Baehr says,...

    11/16/2003 4:20:55 PM PST · by Print · 187 replies · 12,785+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 16/11/2003 | Drudge
    <p>Top DISNEY executives continue to grow more and more disillusioned by subsidiary studio MIRAMAX, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, this time over a controversial interpretation of a post-modern Santa Claus!</p> <p>Just weeks after releasing Quentin Tarantino's shock-samuri-slasher KILL BILL, the DISNEY family will distribute a twisted update of Miracle On 34th Street, BAD SANTA, featuring Santa Claus as you've never seen him before!</p> <p>Santa Claus, played by Billy Bob Thornton, is shown, drinking, sexing and robbing his way through the holidays.</p> <p>Santa says to a barmaid: "I'm an eating, drinking, f**king Santa Claus!"</p> <p>"Prove it!" answers the barmaid.</p>
  • Ingraham’s Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC’s The View Crew

    11/11/2003 4:57:14 PM PST · by OESY · 31 replies · 623+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | November 10, 2003 | Brent Baker
    Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham received a hostile reaction last week from crew on ABC’s daytime show, The View, to the premise of her new book, Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America. Other than Rachel Campos, one of three finalists auditioning to join the show permanently, the co-hosts were all appalled by Ingraham’s contention that elites on the coasts are out of touch with “the heartland.” When Ingraham argued “that the Democratic Party is not connecting with the people who are its logical constituents, from the South and from the...
  • Ingraham's Criticism of Liberal Elite Upsets ABC's The View Crew (Transcript)

    11/10/2003 3:50:16 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 68 replies · 2,214+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday November 10, 2003 | BrentBaker
    MRC analyst Jessica Anderson took down Ingraham's session on the November 4 The View. Star Jones: "Now, first of all, the title of the book is 'Shut Up and Sing.' Now, it's an explanation of how the 'elites' -- which I can't stand that word -- from Hollywood, Washington and the United Nations are subverting America. What exactly do you mean, Laura?" Ingraham: "We're supposed to have government of the people, by the people and for the people, and there are elites in this country who are Republicans and Democrats -- Hollywood just comprises one small section of that. The...
  • Johnny on the spot after he slams U.S. (Johnny Depp)

    09/04/2003 1:19:45 AM PDT · by kattracks · 36 replies · 866+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/04/03 | Rush & Molloy
    Johnny Depp is feeling patriotic - about France. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star slammed the United States over Iraq in an interview in the German magazine Stern this week. "America is dumb, is something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth - that can bite and hurt you, aggressive," he was quoted as saying. Depp lives in France with the French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children. He said he was delighted when he saw that French fries had been rechristened "freedom fries" in the U.S. Capitol canteen. "Nothing made me happier than...
  • Depp happy in France, calls Bush 'liar'

    09/03/2003 1:44:23 PM PDT · by demlosers · 86 replies · 834+ views
    Expatica ^ | Sept 3, 2003
    french news BERLIN, Sept 3 (AFP) - Hollywood hearthrob Johnny Depp has slammed US President George W. Bush's policy on Iraq, calling him "one of the worst liars I have ever seen," in an interview with German magazine Stern to appear Thursday. Depp, who lives in France with his wife, pop singer Vanessa Paradis, and two children, told the magazine that "grown-up men and women in positions of power" in the US government had shown themselves to be "idiots" in choosing to go to war against Iraq and attacking Paris for its opposition to the war. The 40-year-old, who plays...
  • Johnny Depp Likens U.S. to 'Dumb Puppy'

    09/03/2003 9:28:08 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 81 replies · 3,102+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 9-03-03 | unknown
    BERLIN - American actor Johnny Depp (news) likened his native country to a "dumb puppy that has big teeth" in an interview published Wednesday, ridiculing Washington's confrontation with France, where he lives, over the war in Iraq (news - web sites). The "Edward Scissorhands" and "Sleepy Hollow" star, who spends much of his time in the south of France with his companion, Vanessa Paradis (news), and their two small children, told the German magazine he couldn't see himself paying more than short visits to his Los Angeles residence in the present political climate. "America is dumb, is something like a...
  • Johnny Depp Says U.S. Is Like a 'Dumb Puppy'{Moves to France]

    09/03/2003 5:23:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 197 replies · 1,385+ views
    Johnny Depp Says U.S. Is Like a 'Dumb Puppy' By REUTERS Filed at 7:48 a.m. ET BERLIN (Reuters) - Hollywood star Johnny Depp said on Wednesday the United States was a stupid, aggressive puppy and he would not live there until the political climate changed. The 40-year-old actor, who stars in the ``Pirates of the Caribbean,'' told the German news magazine Stern he was happier staying in the south of France with his wife, the French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, and their two children. ``America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite...
  • Did Michael Moore deceive Academy? [Recent Movie] failed to meet Oscar submission rules

    09/01/2003 11:03:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 641+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    Michael Moore, winner of the 2002 Oscar for Best Documentary for his controversial "Bowling for Columbine," failed to meet submission requirements of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a WorldNetDaily investigation reveals. While critics of the filmmaker and author have called on the academy to investigate whether Moore fabricated scenes in the movie, it also appears he misled the academy about the film's eligibility on purely technical grounds. Candidates for Best Documentary feature have unique procedural requirements for eligibility. According to Rule 12, qualification for the 75th Annual Academy Awards in this category demanded that films be exhibited...
  • Kristin Gore Inks Deal to Write Novel

    07/22/2003 5:48:03 PM PDT · by Shermy · 26 replies · 316+ views
    AP ^ | July 22, 2003
    NEW YORK - Kristin Gore, daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, is writing a novel. "Sammy's Hill," the story of a health care analyst working for an Ohio senator, is tentatively scheduled to come out in 2005. Financial terms were not disclosed. Gore, who will be published by Miramax Books, has a background in both show business and politics. She gave speeches during her father's 2000 presidential campaign and wrote for the animated Fox television series "Futurama." At least one child of a famous politician has become a successful author. Margaret Truman, daughter of President Truman, wrote a series...
  • Pentagon retaliates against GIs who spoke out on TV

    07/18/2003 2:52:40 PM PDT · by SquirrelKing · 163 replies · 236+ views
    S F Chronicle via Drudge ^ | July 18, 2003 | Robert Collier
    <p>Fallujah, Iraq -- Morale is dipping pretty low among U.S. soldiers as they stew in Iraq's broiling heat, get shot at by an increasingly hostile population and get repeated orders to extend their tours of duty.</p> <p>Ask any grunt standing guard on a 115-degree day what he or she thinks of the open-ended Iraq occupation, and you'll get an earful of colorful complaints.</p>
  • ABC - 3rd ID Interview DISGRACE

    07/16/2003 5:53:15 AM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 736 replies · 1,219+ views
    ABC Morning Program | 7/16/2003 | Self
    I am incensed… This morning on ABC’s morning program the showed about 6 soldiers from the 3rd ID. The reporter asked a question “What if Donald Rumsfield was here, what would you say.” The soldiers just started ranting. “ I would ask for his resignation…” “I cannot say on T.V…” etc. In addition to the interview, two of the men’s wives were on the program talking about how the do not trust the Army and how “they promised to be home by blah blah blah.” Never once did they say, our country calls and we will answer. ABSOLUTE DISGRACE! Every...
  • Johnny Depp, Pirate of St. Tropez

    07/15/2003 8:31:46 AM PDT · by political_chick · 69 replies · 1,320+ views
    USA News and Views ^ | 07/15/03 | Paul Walfield
    USA ran a July 6, 2003, story on the “always offbeat” star of the new Disney movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” Basically, the story on Depp is a condemnation of America, its people and its place in the world. Johnny “loves” America, but prefers France. He moved there five years ago and has never looked back. You see France is far more civilized than America for Johnny as he is “shocked by the gun violence in American schools and feels it is far safer raising a family in France.”

    07/13/2003 2:52:14 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 71 replies · 697+ views
    "Here in the UK no one gets upset, but over there, where the President is fighting these military campaigns in the name of democracy, the first casualty seems to be freedom of speech, the cornerstone of any democracy." - BUFFALO SOLDIERS Director Gregor Jordan The WALT DISNEY CO. is set for maximum controversy when it releases a "warts-and-all" portrait of U.S. Army life with the fuss-film BUFFALO SOLDIERS. As American men and women put their lives on the line in Iraq and other locations throughout the world, DISNEY and its subsidiary MIRAMAX have set a July 25 opening for the...
  • WABC TUNES OUT SAVAGE (Disney/ABC Management Orders Savage Off the Air)

    07/04/2003 3:48:47 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 197 replies · 1,329+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2003 | John Mainelli
    <p>July 3, 2003 -- MICHAEL Savage has been permanently dropped from WABC' lineup following the collapse of West Coast contract talks that used the Bronx-raised blabber's beloved New York affiliation as leverage.</p> <p>WABC (770 AM) abruptly yanked Savage off the air earlier this month in solidarity with its San Francisco sister station, KSFO, during noisy negotiations with Savage, who's based at KSFO but is syndicated by another company.</p>
  • A Test Story Morphs Into a Heady Rumor (ABCNEWS Screwup; Falsely Reports Death of Ronald Reagan)

    06/30/2003 12:46:13 AM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 22 replies · 337+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2003 | Jim Rutenberg
    June 30, 2003 A Test Story Morphs Into a Heady RumorBy JIM RUTENBERG he week before last, a rumor swept Washington that Ronald Reagan had died. The story first wound its way through Republican circles, then moved on to the State Department, and finally reached House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's office. The source of the report was ABC News. But the staff of ABC News never actually thought Mr. Reagan was dead. Rather, it seems, the word spread as the staff took part in one of the division's now common breaking-news drills, which news executives concocted to make sure the...
  • Matt Drudge's Dressing Down (Coulter on the View)

    06/26/2003 9:24:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies · 912+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 26, 2003 | Lloyd Grove
    The ladies of "The View" apparently were highly displeased yesterday morning when guest co-host Ann Coulter brought her pal Matt Drudge into the dressing room before the show. The aggrieved television personalities -- who later gave Coulter a hard time on the air for everything from her right-wing political views to her micro-miniskirt -- were "View" regulars Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Joy Behar.
  • Ann Coulter Sends ABC's THE VIEW CREW Into a Tizzy (Transcript)

    06/26/2003 11:54:18 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 136 replies · 47,500+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday June 26, 2003 | BrentBaker
    The MRC's Jessica Anderson took down a hunk of the gabfest at the beginning of the June 25 The View, ABC's daytime show created by Barbara Walters, for whom Coulter was filling in. Meredith Vieira explained: “In your last book you said liberals have been wrong about everything in last half century. You ticked us off over that one, alright. And now in this new bok you say that liberals hate freedom...I want to talk about your politics because in Treason you say, yes, that liberals hate America." Ann Coulter: "Right." Vieira: "Well, it's stupid. What do you mean liberals...
  • "Is Disney Lying to America About Michael Moore?" (ABC-Disney-Miramax funding project)

    06/22/2003 12:42:11 PM PDT · by weegee · 18 replies · 425+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | June 13, 2003 | Jon Alvarez
    "Is Disney Lying to America About Michael Moore?" Posted by Jon Alvarez Friday, June 13, 2003 Is Disney Lying to America? By now everyone has heard the rumors about Disney being involved with the vile anti-American Michael Moore and his latest project. The proposed title of it is ''Fahrenheit 911'' and it's rumored to be a conspiracy film aimed primarily at attacking President Bush. Many Americans are/were up in arms over this not only because of the nature of the film, but because many feel that Disney represents traditional American values (at least in theory). Now, here's the lowdown on...
  • Michael Moore's Magic Kingdom Why Disney is bankrolling Moore's next "documentary."

    06/06/2003 3:13:45 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 23 replies · 360+ views ^ | June 6, 2003 | By Daniel G. Jennings
    Michael Moore's Magic Kingdom In the last two months patriotic Americans have become increasingly disgusted with the behavior of one Michael Moore, a documentary filmmaker considered a genius by the Hollywood establishment. Average Americans were outraged with Moore's vicious attack on President Bush at the Academy Awards, yet he received the best Oscar Award for his documentary "Bowling for Columbine" (which blamed the Columbine High School Massacre on the U.S. military).Now if that wasn't bad enough the geniuses at the Walt Disney Company have given Moore the green light (that is financed) his next masterpiece "Fahrenheit 911." This abomination will...
  • ABC Yanks Michael Savage in New York

    06/18/2003 10:00:23 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 38 replies · 380+ views
    newsmax ^ | June 18, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    ABC Yanks Michael Savage in New York Rising radio star and best-selling author Michael Savage has been yanked off the air by his New York City affiliate, WABC Radio, due to a contract dispute with his San Francisco flagship station, KSFO, which syndicates Savage nationally through the Talk Radio Network. "'The Mouse' is trying to intimidate me," Savage told the New York Post on Wednesday - referring to WABC's parent company Disney. "It's bullying of the worst kind." The shoot-from-the-lip talker has been off the air on KSFO since June 2. But on Monday, WABC followed suit, replacing him with...
  • Reason for War? White House Officials Say Privately the Sept. 11 Attacks Changed Everything

    06/17/2003 6:08:34 PM PDT · by pttttt · 115 replies · 229+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 25,2003 | John Cochran
    Reason for War? White House Officials Say Privately the Sept. 11 Attacks Changed Everything By John Cochran W A S H I N G T O N, April 25 — To build its case for war with Iraq, the Bush administration argued that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but some officials now privately acknowledge the White House had another reason for war — a global show of American power and democracy. ...
  • Jessica Lynch: From 'go girl' to 'get girl'

    06/17/2003 11:01:59 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 246+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | by Kathleen Parker
    I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to "get" you to talk to (beg ital) me instead of all those others. You're now "the get," you know, as in The Interview to get. So what can I offer? I know you've gotten enough gifts and money to, well, add a second story, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a utility room, family room and a new porch with wheelchair access to your parents' house. Cool. I also read that your house is being wired for Internet access, that you've been offered a free Hawaii vacation and that the...
  • Senator Assails Nominee for Avoiding Disney 'Gay Days'

    06/17/2003 2:55:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 59 replies · 461+ views ^ | 6/17/03 | Jeff Johnson
    (Editor's Note: The following article contains descriptions of actual and simulated homosexual activity during the "Gay Days" events, that some readers may find offensive.) Capitol Hill ( - The decision by one of President Bush's conservative judicial nominees not to take his children to the Walt Disney World Resort during an unofficial homosexual gathering held there annually is under fire by one liberal Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) challenged Alabama Attorney General William H. "Bill" Pryor about his decision during Pryor's June 11 confirmation hearing before the committee. "News accounts also report that you even...
  • Gay Day colors Disney World with signature red T-shirts (Hold Muh Martini Alert!)

    06/11/2003 9:09:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 88 replies · 3,463+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 8, 2003 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The trickle of red-shirted Disney enthusiasts first appeared in the parking lot, more than a mile by monorail or ferryboat from their intended destination. By journey's end, just inside the gates of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the trickle became a sea of red. The throng of people in matching ensembles, most of whom had never met, was more than a coincidence. Saturday was the annual "Gay Day" at Disney, attracting several thousand gays and lesbians whose choice of hue allowed them to share the experience together. "You feel comfortable holding hands," Floridian Bernadette Comstock said of the atmosphere at...
  • Classic case of downsizing (Disney/PIXAR PC redit of animated shorts)

    06/11/2003 12:38:03 PM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 670+ views
    USA Today ^ | June 10, 2003 | By Andy Seiler, USA TODAY
    <p>Something strange is abreast with Knickknack, the critically acclaimed 1989 short that precedes Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo at theaters nationwide.</p> <p>The short follows the hapless attempts of a lonely snow-globe snowman to escape his domain and join a plastic Miami beach bunny. The movie was released on a G-rated 1996 video collection called Tiny Toy Stories. But in that version, the Miami beauty and a mermaid who appears at the end of the short were more well-endowed than they are today.</p>
  • ABC's phony 'tell all' interview

    06/11/2003 2:09:08 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 205+ views ^ | 6/11/03 | Brent Bozell
    ABC and Barbara Walters ought to be investigated for false advertising. The promos that plugged that Hillary Clinton memoir-selling interview promised, again and again for two weeks, to deliver "the interview we've all been waiting for, and the book that tells all. Sunday, June 8. Nothing's off-limits." Since when have "we all" been waiting for this? "The book that tells all"? Hillary never tells all. "Nothing's off-limits"? ABC should be glad they didn't offer this interview by pay-per-view, because everyone would be entitled to a refund. Barbara Walters left almost everything of importance off-limits -- on purpose.In the first leaks,...
  • Disney Fires 'Lizzie McGuire' [Hillary Duff] from TV Show & Movie Sequel after $10 mil demands

    05/26/2003 10:53:36 AM PDT · by ewing · 45 replies · 3,022+ views
    Hollywood North Report ^ | May 25, 2003 SGT | Wilton North
    It looks like the planed sequel to the Lizzie McGuire movie is off , and so is everything Lizzie from merchandising to a primetime ABC Television series.It's all over after a bitter parting between actress Hillary Duff's handlers and Walt Disney Studios during contract negioations for her hit DIsney channel series and movie sequel.But dont worry about Duff. Her stock has risen and is currently filming 20th Century Fox's 'Cheaper by the Dozen' with Steve Martin and then moves on to 'Cinderella Story' from Warner Brothers co-starring Dawsons Creek alum Joshua Jackson.
  • Mention of Lewinsky Irritates Walters: "Let's Move On!" (The View)

    05/30/2003 9:30:34 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 88 replies · 586+ views
    MRC ^ | 12:05pm EDT, Friday May 30, 2003 | BrentBaker
    Don't count on seeing Barbara Walters raising with Senator Hillary Clinton any subject which the former First Lady would like to avoid. Though an ABC promo spot for ABC's June 8 special dedicated to publicizing Clinton's new book promises that "nothing's off limits" and on Thursday's The View Walters reported that when she sits down with Mrs. Clinton next week she'll "ask the really tough questions," the instant The View's Joy Behar mentioned Monica Lewinsky, an annoyed Walter raised her hands and made a pained facial expression as she demanded: "Oh, let's drop, let's move on!" As quoted in the...
  • HOLLYWARPED BARF ALERT: Hooked! (Disney's baiting Christians, again)

    05/28/2003 4:13:39 AM PDT · by Liz · 90 replies · 492+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 28, 2003 | RUSSELL SCOTT SMITH
    <p>Seven years after she famously declared, "Yep, I'm gay" and shortly thereafter found herself relegated to the purgatory of "Hollywood Squares," comic Ellen DeGeneres is poised for a big career comeback, thanks to a G-rated Disney movie in which she plays - of all things - a fish.</p>
  • NIGHTLINE: What Did We Miss? (Warning: ABC Anti-Bush Hit Piece Tonight, Tuesday May 27)

    05/27/2003 12:34:51 PM PDT · by Timesink · 30 replies · 170+ views
    ABCNEWS | May 27, 2003 | Leroy Sievers
    Date: Tue May 27, 2003 3:05:51 PM America/New_York Subject: NIGHTLINE: What Did We Miss? TONIGHT'S SUBJECT: Four separate attacks in Iraq yesterday, two soldiers killed and nine wounded today. It looks like the security situation keeps deteriorating. Should we have been better prepared? Did we misjudge the situation, or did we just get some things wrong? Actually there's a tougher question there, was some intelligence ignored or shaped to support a particular point of view? ---- Things aren't working out exactly according to plan. Post-war Iraq is proving to be a much tougher problem in many ways. It certainly appears...
  • Disney To Use Its Savoir Faire for French Animated Film

    05/19/2003 1:22:11 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 20 replies · 306+ views ^ | 5-19-03
    Disney, which received much criticism for its marketing and distribution efforts on behalf of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away (which ended up beating Disney's own animated product at this year's Oscars), has now agreed to distribute an animated feature produced in France. The company announced in Cannes on Saturday that it has bought for an undisclosed figure distribution rights to Onyx Films' 3-D animated film Renaissance, the first digitally rendered animated feature ever produced in France.

    05/20/2003 2:13:54 PM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 17 replies · 283+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | May 20, 2003 | Murray Soupcoff
    Of course, Peter Jennings and friends ignore the real reason that the lives of so many Tinseltown airheads are getting difficult -- because they took advantage of America's very generous constitutional guarantees of free speech to appear on every cable news show they could find to denounce and disparage President George W. Bush, to make outlandish predictions about all the cruelty and carnage which would be inflicted on the Iraqi people by the American "invaders" and "occupiers," and to celebrate an imaginary "breakdown" in the American military campaign which they happily interpreted as an American defeat -- not too popular...
  • Flexplay Introduces 'EZ-D,' The 48 Hour DVD

    05/16/2003 9:53:10 AM PDT · by HighWheeler · 47 replies · 5,031+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Friday May 16, 12:00 pm ET
    EZ-D Will Feature Titles From Buena Vista Home Entertainment Including The Recruit, The Hot Chick, 25TH Hour, Frida & Signs NEW YORK, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexplay Technologies, Inc, a privately held company based in New York, today announced that Buena Vista Home Entertainment Division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS - News) will use its flexible play DVD technology to make movies available to consumers in test markets beginning this August. The introduction of this innovative product, branded "EZ-D," will include BVHE titles The Recruit, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Hot Chick, 25th Hour, Heaven, Equilibrium, Frida and Signs....
  • Disney to Begin Renting 'Self-Destructing' DVDs

    05/16/2003 5:19:52 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 107 replies · 347+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 16, 2003 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - This disc will self-destruct in 48 hours. That is the warning The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS - news) will issue this August when it begins to "rent" DVDs that after two days become unplayable and do not have to be returned. Disney home video unit Buena Vista Home Entertainment will launch a pilot movie "rental" program in August that uses the self-destruction technology, the company said on Friday. The discs stop working when a process similar to rusting makes them unreadable. The discs start off red, but when they are taken out of the package, exposure...
  • Walt Disney Says NO To Michael Moore!!!

    05/14/2003 10:27:36 AM PDT · by jonalvy44 · 222 replies · 698+ views
    Excellent News!! The Mouse has come to it's senses!! I just spoke with Disney CEO Michael Eisner's secretary, she was very familiar with the Moore controversy and she told me that Mr. Eisner has decided that while they and Miramax WERE considering a movie project, they have decided that it is NOT something they would want to be associated with!! So not only has Mel Gibson and IKON Productions shunned the vile Mr. Moore, now Disney/Miramax has as well! This is a major victory and great news for proud Americans everywhere! We will not forget the victims of 9-11. Nor...
  • Gibson Passes on Moore's Documentary; Miramax Picks It Up

    05/14/2003 8:59:07 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 36 replies · 353+ views ^ | 5-14-03
    Michael Moore has found backing from Miramax for his next documentary, after Mel Gibson's Icon Productions withdrew, published reports said today (Tuesday), citing sources familiar with the deal. Titled Fahrenheit 911, the film reportedly will allege that the families of President Bush and Osama bin Laden have a working relationship. Today's New York Daily News reported that Icon's deal with Moore was originally drafted by Gibson's partner, Bruce Davey, while Gibson was in Italy. The newspaper quoted a source as saying that when Gibson found out about it, "he didn't want any part of it. He figured he had enough...
  • Stephanopoulos: Candidate Not Wrong to Say Bush Stole Election

    05/14/2003 11:24:38 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 63 replies · 471+ views
    Don Imus, Quoted in NewsMax ^ | 5/14/03 | Carl Limbacher   Wednesday, May 14, 2003 12:07 p.m. EDTStephanopoulos: Candidate Not Wrong to Say Bush Stole Election In a radio interview Wednesday morning, ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos defended a claim by one of the Democratic Party presidential candidates that President Bush stole the 2000 election, saying it was "a reasonable inference" based on the evidence. Stephanopoulos was asked to respond to a comment by former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, who told Sen. Joe Lieberman during the party's May 3 presidential debate: "We need to pursue opportunities for individuals to vote, instead of making it a high hurdle...
  • Judge rules against Disney in Pooh case

    05/12/2003 7:20:42 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 6 replies · 273+ views
    U.S. judge rules against Milne heir in Pooh case Friday May 9, 8:06 pm ET By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES, May 9 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday denied a bid by the granddaughter of Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne to reclaim the copyright to the classic children's books, dealing a setback to her partner, The Walt Disney Co. Judge Florence-Marie Cooper of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles said that Clare Milne could not use changes in U.S. copyright law to reclaim rights to the honey-loving bear that her grandfather sold to literary agent Stephen Slesinger...
  • Contact Disney, Miramax--Say NO to Michael Moore 9-11 Film

    05/12/2003 10:56:00 AM PDT · by jonalvy44 · 46 replies · 415+ views
    Contact Miramax and Disney about Michael Moore 9-11 Film!! "Michael Moore, the New Rat at Disney?" Posted by Gary Waltrip Monday, May 12, 2003 THE NEW RAT AT DISNEY? Apparently, the Walt Disney Co. is going into the Propaganda business. From the DRUDGE REPORT: The WALT DISNEY CO. is set to spend millions financing a new explosive Bush-bashing documentary from Michael Moore [BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE] -- a documentary which claims bin Laden was greatly enriched by the Bush family! DISNEY, via subsidiary MIRAMAX, has agreed to cover the production costs, said to be in the millions, of Moore's planned...
  • Disney, Michael Moore and Innocence Departed

    05/13/2003 8:09:09 AM PDT · by westgirl123 · 23 replies · 365+ views
    Bush Country ^ | 05/13/03 | Paul Walfield
    It was reported on May 11, 2003, that the folks who brought you Bambi, Snow White and Mickey, are about to unveil their new project which is sure to endear themselves to a new generation of America’s youngsters; Michael Moore bashing America and bashing President Bush.
  • Bush fans turn up heat on Disney (FR mention alert) (Bill Bennett and Britany bonus tidbits, too)

    05/13/2003 11:16:35 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 16 replies · 445+ views ^ | May 13, 2003 | Ashley Pearson
    Bush fans turn up heat on Disney Plus: Terrorism tames Terminator; Spears’ tattoo boo-boo With Ashley Pearson MSNBC May 13 — Get ready for the Bushies vs. Mickey Mouse. Some stalwart supporters of the president are organizing a boycott of Disney after it was revealed that a subsidiary of the company is helping finance Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which is expected to come out in time for the 2004 election and reportedly will show links between the Bush dynasty and Osama bin Laden. ‘We’ve weathered storms before.’ — SOURCE ON FRIDAY, Variety reported that Disney’s Miramax Films would provide interim...
  • Disney Unveils Hideous New Character

    05/13/2003 11:21:07 AM PDT · by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head · 31 replies · 308+ views
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  • Disney contact #'s

    05/13/2003 12:11:25 PM PDT · by Repub4bush · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Newsmax emailed me Disney's contact #'s if anyone wants to complain about Michael Moore. Sorry If I wasn't supposed to start a new topic. I have been reading here for years, and only posted a few times. Sorry if this is posted elsewhere. Please delete if there is already a space for this. Thanks, Repub4Bush Below is the contact page for Disney. Thank you for your interest in NewsMax. Betty NewsMax Media, Inc. 561-686-1165
  • Bush Fans Turn Up the Heat on Disney/Micheal Moore [FR Linked on MSNBC]

    05/13/2003 5:06:10 AM PDT · by ewing · 156 replies · 1,023+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 12, 2003 | Jeanette Walls
    Get ready for the Bushies versus Mickey Mouse.Some stalwart supporters of the President are organizing a boycott of Disney after it was revealed that a subsidary of the company is helping finance Michael Moore's 'Farenheit 9/11,' which is expected to come out in time for the 2004 election and reportedly will show links between the Bush dynasty and Osama Bin Laden.On Friday, Variety reported Disney's Mirimax would provide funding for the flick after Mel Gibsons Icon Productions dropped the project.'Financing Michael Moore's 2004 attack film is UNACCEPTABLE, notes a poster (recovering_democrat) on the Conservative web site Free Republic, which gives...
  • FReepers 'scooped' on Mickey Moore complaint

    05/13/2003 7:17:42 AM PDT · by evets · 20 replies · 289+ views
    “Financing Michael Moore’s 2004 ‘Attack Film’ on Bush is UNACCEPTABLE,” notes the conservative Web site Free Republic, which gives contact numbers for people to complain to both Miramax and Disney.
  • More Moore on Disney's boards

    05/13/2003 12:58:16 PM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies · 225+ views
    CBS Market Watch ^ | 10:05 PM ET May 12, 2003 | Shawn Langlois
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) - This time there was no mistaking it - the chorus of boos wasn't aimed at the boo-ers. The same boisterous lot that made Michael Moore one of the most "searched for" names on the Internet after the Academy Awards was back at it Monday when the Drudge Report said Disney would fund Moore's new anti-George Bush documentary. While virtual chants of "Eisner hates America" and "Boycott all Disney products" reached comical proportions, some people actually tried to maintain some sanity. AnnAkronism was NOT one of those people: "Why would a company who supposedly wants to attract...