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  • Fox taps Social Rewards loyalty program to identify avid fans

    Fox taps Social Rewards loyalty program to identify avid fans
    Sit through the two-minute YouTube trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie "The Maze Runner," earn 25 points. Post a link to the trailer on Twitter, earn 15 more points. Facebook? Same deal, 15 points. Five hundred points earns discounts on...
  • Disney Picks 11 Tech and Media Firms for Startup-Accelerator Program

    Disney has announced 11 technology and media startups that will participate in the Disney Accelerator incubator and investment program, designed to provide entrepreneurs access to top execs and resources -- and give the Mouse House access to up-and-coming...
  • Animation Guild to Look Into Possible Action Over Studios' 'No Poaching' Pacts

    While a federal judge recently gave her approval to a settlement of a class-action antitrust suit over alleged "no-poaching" agreements involving Lucasfilm and Pixar, the Animation Guild is reviewing a recent report that highlighted similar hiring...
  • Apple Unveils Enhanced iTunes 'Extras' for Apple TV, as Studios Push Digital Movie Sales

    Apple launched a new version of the iTunes Extras feature that will let Apple TV users access bonus content for movies they buy through the service on their HDTVs - and also let studios dynamically update related material for their titles. The goal for...
  • Netflix Taps Ex-Nickelodeon Exec Brian Wright to Lead Kids' Content Deals

    Netflix has hired Brian Wright, most recently Nickelodeon's senior VP of live-action development, to head up the streaming service provider's stepped-up efforts to acquire kids and family programming. Wright reports to Cindy Holland, Netflix's VP of...
  • More teen boys working as babysitters

    More teen boys working as babysitters
    More teen boys are earning extra cash as baby sitters these days, according to the American Red Cross, which offers classes for sitters throughout the U.S. "This year, 9.3 percent of our enrolled students are boys, which is up from 8.7 percent from...
  • YouTube Star PewDiePie Grossed $4 Million in 2013

    PewDiePie, the YouTube megastar whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, generated $4 million in advertising revenue last year from videos on the Google service mainly showing himself playing videogames. The obscenity-prone 24-year-old Swedish native has more...
  • 'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along

    'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along
    Jay Ward's in-depth knowledge and love of cars and motorsports gave him the title of "guardian" of the Disney-Pixar "Cars" franchise.  It was only fitting to have the "Cars" Creative Director help bring two of the film's characters to the real world....
  • Father's Day: 15 greatest Disney dads

    Father's Day: 15 greatest Disney dads
    The role of a strong fatherly character is essential in many Disney animated films. For films like "The Little Mermaid," "Pocahontas" and "Finding Nemo," this is due to one simple fact -- all the moms are dead. Or, at least, nonexistent. On that...
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • How GM almost screwed up Toy Story, Cars, Monsters Inc. and more

     
    Filed under: Etc., Technology, GM, Earnings/Financials, TV/Movies General Motors came within one week of buying Pixar in 1985, and would have subsumed the then-fledgling computer company to use its technology to help aid car designs. That surprising...
  • Netflix Stock Hits All-Time High on Upbeat Analyst Estimates

    Netflix shares closed up 7.4% Tuesday to an all-time high of $473.10 after a Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the stock, citing the company's long-term international growth prospects and its stepped-up investments in kids' programming. In a research note,...