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Potential(ly bad) results of Disney’s LucasFilms acquisition

By | Oct 31, 2012

Social media blew up yesterday when Disney announced that it had purchased LucasFilms for 4.05 billion dollars and also promised “Star Wars: Episode 7” (a.k.a. “Star Wars: Let’s Rake in the Dough”) in 2015. This deal has great media industry potential, but for every great idea this deal could spawn, there are five more that…

Disney’s Joy Division Identity Crisis

By The Ithacan | Jan 25, 2012

I think Disney may have officially lost their minds…or just their sense of appropriateness when it comes to their image. Yesterday, this lovely piece of apparel popped up in my Facebook newsfeed from various friends and news outlets.   What we have here is a Disney t-shirt with a Mickey Mouse likeness created using Joy…

Re-released classic lacks Disney magic

By | Sep 28, 2011

When Disney released the animated film “The Lion King” in 1994, it created a childhood classic. But almost two decades later, the company’s attempt to remarket the story is little more than a childish sales pitch.