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Disney Shorts Coming to iTunes?

bketchum

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Jan 15, 2003
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It really looks like Disney is tiptoeing into this carefully. Where are the feature films?

On another subject, I'm reading a growing rumbling of talk suggesting Disney and Pixar are ready to make an announcement. I checked: Pixar's fourth-quarter financial results are February 9 and Disney's are on February 6.
 
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iris_failsafe

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I agree Disney is giving too much support to Apple. I cannot be free. I guess Pixar and Disney have signed the deal.

What is weird is that Disney helps Apple and Pixar helps Disney, although they are legally not the same company, it seems that Disney signed the deal with Stevo nor with Apple or Disney;)
 
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Black&Tan

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In the Wall Street Journal this morning, there's a front page article about Disney purchasing Pixar and making Jobs the single largest shareholder...

The talks are said to be at a "delicate" stage...
 
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Sunrunner

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Nov 27, 2003
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Black&Tan said:
In the Wall Street Journal this morning, there's a front page article about Disney purchasing Pixar and making Jobs the single largest shareholder...

The talks are said to be at a "delicate" stage...


I really dont see that happening anytime soon... Jobs is not the type to give up on something doing so well.
 
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tk421

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Dec 7, 2005
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This was confirmed weeks ago

I don't know why this is a Page 2 item. This was announced by Disney weeks ago, not as a rumor, but officially. You can find it here.

Heres a quote:

Classic animated shorts produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and featured on Buena Vista Home Entertainment's upcoming "Disney at the Academy Awards," including the 1933 Academy Award-winning "The Three Little Pigs" and the 1935 Academy Award-winning "The Tortoise and the Hare," will also be available.

"Our animated product has always been the touchstone of The Walt Disney Company," stated Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. "We are pleased that in addition to offering our classic animated shorts on DVD, we will now reach an even broader audience with programming on Apple's iTunes Music Store. It is certainly gratifying to know that consumers of all ages will get to experience first hand the remarkable and award-winning works from some of the most gifted animators in history."
 
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tk421

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Dec 7, 2005
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Black&Tan said:
In the Wall Street Journal this morning, there's a front page article about Disney purchasing Pixar and making Jobs the single largest shareholder...

The talks are said to be at a "delicate" stage...

I'd seen this as well. Personally, I'd like to see Pixar remain separate from Disney, even if they continue to work together. Pixar is a different kind of studio with a different atmosphere. They are even located away from Hollywood, being in the San Francisco area.
 
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Thanatoast

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How about bringing out some of those Wonderful World of Disneys? I remember the one where Walt explained the "new and exciting" national highway system. It was great. There's no reason not to put them up there and make 2 bucks a pop.
 
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Epicurus

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Thanatoast said:
How about bringing out some of those Wonderful World of Disneys? I remember the one where Walt explained the "new and exciting" national highway system. It was great. There's no reason not to put them up there and make 2 bucks a pop.

It'd be much better entertainment than the current Disney Channel shows...
 
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tk421

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Dec 7, 2005
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Sunrunner said:
Now anybody have any idea what the credibility level of a "cartoon brew blog" would be? :rolleyes:

I think that we can confirm its credibility considering that Disney has announced this themselves! (See above post and here)
 
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.Andy

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Disney Shorts?
 
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DrNeroCF

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Thanatoast said:
How about bringing out some of those Wonderful World of Disneys? I remember the one where Walt explained the "new and exciting" national highway system. It was great. There's no reason not to put them up there and make 2 bucks a pop.

Yeah, those are sway cool. Disney better be careful what they release to the public, though. If the current generation of cartoon-watchers learns that Disney used to actually make good cartoons, it could be disastrous. :p
 
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Bern

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Nov 10, 2004
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Once again we here in Australia will miss out :( We don't have the TV shows available for download via iTunes (and I'd love to get Monk) so I'm sure the Disney experience will pass us by as well.
 
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DavidCar

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Jan 19, 2004
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Disney Shorts Just Came to iTunes

I suppose someone has posted this already, but my iTunes email just noted that Disney Shorts have arrived.
 
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Chundles

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Bern said:
Once again we here in Australia will miss out :( We don't have the TV shows available for download via iTunes (and I'd love to get Monk) so I'm sure the Disney experience will pass us by as well.

Well, we got the Pixar shorts and there is now a "Short Films" option on the iTMS front page, however, when you click on it the "This item is not available in the Australian store" message dialogue appears. Might take a little while to get all the Disney shorts on the ship bound for Sydney. Then it's just a short 6 week boat ride.
 
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AvSRoCkCO1067

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Hasn't anyone been playing with these!?

The Short Films section is now working.

Disney short films are LIVE on iTMS.

All of them have reviews - which is funny - CUSTOMER reviews, that is. eesh there are a lotta people on iTunes to do these so quickly...!
 
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Chundles

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AvSRoCkCO1067 said:
The Short Films section is now working.

Disney short films are LIVE on iTMS.

All of them have reviews - which is funny - CUSTOMER reviews, that is. eesh there are a lotta people on iTunes to do these so quickly...!

Not working here yet.
 
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