DISNEY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DISNEY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) ’Captain America’ sets April record with $96.2M http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57782922-223/million-international-owned-weekend.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57782922-223/million-international-owned-weekend.html.csp">’Captain America’ sets April record with $96.2M</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSICA HERNDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Film Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T08:56:51.171-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 08:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around. Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever. The Disney sequel debuted with $96.2 million, topping the previous record-holder, 2011’s “Fast Five,” which opened with $86.2 million. “The Winter Soldier,” which stars Chris Evans as the shield-wielding superhero and Scarlett Johansson (whose sci-fi film “Under the Skin” al...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577829222014-04-07T08:56:51.171-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T08:56:51.171-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782922@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:56:51 MDT ’Noah’ rises to top of box office with $44M debut http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57749780-223/million-noah-owned-international.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57749780-223/million-noah-owned-international.html.csp">’Noah’ rises to top of box office with $44M debut</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DERRIK J. LANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T09:08:14.873-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • After weathering a sea of controversy, “Noah” arrived in first place at the weekend box office. Paramount’s biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $44 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The imaginative take on the tale of Noah’s Ark from “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky led some religious groups to claim the story had been inaccurately depicted and prompted Paramount to add a disclaimer to marketing materials noting that “artistic lic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577497802014-03-31T09:08:14.873-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T09:08:14.873-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57749780@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:08:14 MDT Disney to buy YouTube network Maker for $500M http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57724859-79/disney-500-channels-maker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57724859-79/disney-500-channels-maker.html.csp">Disney to buy YouTube network Maker for $500M</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T16:11:01.567-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 04:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Disney is buying Maker Studios, an operator of YouTube video channels, for $500 million, as consumers watch more videos online. The purchase gives Disney ownership of 55,000 channels with 380 million subscribers and 5.5 billion views per month. Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement Monday that short-form online video is growing fast. He says the acquisition puts Disney at the center of a dynamic industry.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577248592014-03-24T16:11:01.567-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-24T16:11:01.567-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57724859@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:11:01 MDT Teen sci-fi franchise ‘Divergent’ debuts with $56M http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57719441-223/million-international-owned-divergent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57719441-223/million-international-owned-divergent.html.csp">Teen sci-fi franchise ‘Divergent’ debuts with $56M</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jake Coyle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T08:51:12.772-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 08:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • To go with “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” Lionsgate now has a trio of young-adult franchises with the box-office leading “Divergent.” The teen science-fiction thriller starring Shailene Woodley debuted with $56 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, while less than some anticipated, launches Lionsgate’s third franchise built on young-adult best-sellers. With an audience 59 percent female and half under the age of 25, “Divergent” lured young mo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577194412014-03-24T08:51:12.772-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-24T08:51:12.772-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57719441@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:51:12 MDT Disney announces Small World celebration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712328-79/disney-song-com-disneyland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712328-79/disney-song-com-disneyland.html.csp">Disney announces Small World celebration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T18:23:55.357-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 06:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Readers, be warned. This story could have you singing the theme song from “It’s a Small World” all day. This marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Disney ride and song that made their debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair as a tribute and benefit to UNICEF’s work for children around the world. Disney Parks announced Friday that it has created an interactive website, www.SmallWorld50.com. Visitors to the site will be able to record and share an online video of themselves singing the iconic ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57712328@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:23:55 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: A not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57701649-66/com-deadline-disney-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57701649-66/com-deadline-disney-http.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: A not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T07:33:58.212-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about this St. Patrick’s Day in pop culture: • “Star Wars: Episode VII” will start filming in May and take place 30 years after “Return of the Jedi,” Disney CEO Bob Iger told shareholders. He also told them that Disney is developing sequels to Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Cars.” [Entertainment Weekly] • Ivan Reitman says he won’t direct the third “Ghostbusters” movie — though, at this rate, will anyone? [Deadline] • So Russell Crowe and the “Noah” filmmakers did get ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57701649@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:33:58 MDT DVD review: ‘Frozen’ puts a glorious spin on Disney traditions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57678266-223/voiced-disney-tale-animated.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57678266-223/voiced-disney-tale-animated.html.csp">DVD review: ‘Frozen’ puts a glorious spin on Disney traditions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:07.907-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grade • A- DVD • After the hype of a double Oscar win and the countless covers of “Let It Go,” it’s easy to forget how good Disney’s animated tale “Frozen” is. Director Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck honor some of Disney’s animated traditions (fairy-tale setting, stunning artwork, Broadway-ready song score) and upend others (reimagining the “evil” queen and the charming prince) in this lively, heartfelt tale of two princesses — one (voiced by Idina Menzel) who has kept her ice powers hidden, the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57678266@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:07 MDT Fairy-tale romance in search of happy ending http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57627241-223/imagine-boyfriend-carolyn-parents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57627241-223/imagine-boyfriend-carolyn-parents.html.csp">Fairy-tale romance in search of happy ending</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T01:01:02.038-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • My boyfriend’s parents are against our relationship. My boyfriend (31) and I (26) have been on and off for three years, but have remained best friends since we met. He is from England, and they have a real problem with the idea of him settling in the Midwest. Also, he hasn’t had the best history with women; they usually walk all over him. I don’t think they will ever be OK with any woman he chooses. A while back, I wrote a letter to his mother, mostly to break the ice, but she did...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57627241@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Salt Lake City gaming studio not part of massive Disney layoffs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57647556-79/disney-game-infinity-interactive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57647556-79/disney-game-infinity-interactive.html.csp">Salt Lake City gaming studio not part of massive Disney layoffs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Combined Tribune and Wire Service Reports</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T12:25:26.302-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 12:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Disney is laying off 700 people from the interactive unit that makes video games and operates websites, about a quarter of the workforce in the division. A Walt Disney Co. spokesman confirmed the layoffs Thursday. According to a source within the studio, none of the layoffs were expected to occur at Disney Interactive’s Salt Lake City studio, Avalanche Software, which is currently producing the popular “Disney Infinity” video game. “Infinity” uses popular Disney characters in the g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57647556@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:25:26 MDT Disney opens the gates to its own digital movie service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57630564-79/disney-digital-movies-anywhere.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57630564-79/disney-digital-movies-anywhere.html.csp">Disney opens the gates to its own digital movie service</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BROOKS BARNES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T10:14:56.207-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • As consumers display increased interest in owning movies digitally — a habit considered crucial to Hollywood’s future — Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a service that is intended to make collecting its films easier. Once fully deployed, the free service, called Disney Movies Anywhere, will allow consumers to buy a Disney, Marvel or Pixar movie once and watch it anywhere: on any web-ready TV, mobile device or computer. Users on Tuesday were able immediately to link their Apple iTun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630564@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:14:56 MDT Disney, Dish deal paves way for Internet-delivered TV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57631266-79/dish-disney-deal-abc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57631266-79/dish-disney-deal-abc.html.csp">Disney, Dish deal paves way for Internet-delivered TV</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN NAKASHIMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Business Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T12:03:02.159-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 12:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who’d rather stream TV over the Internet than put a satellite receiver on their roof. The deal announced late Monday paves the way for Dish to offer live local broadcasts from ABC TV stations and programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 over mobile devices, set-top boxes and other means, similar to how Netflix’s video streams are de...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576312662014-03-04T12:03:02.159-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-04T12:03:02.159-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57631266@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:03:02 MDT Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over policy on gay adult leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621808-68/disney-scouts-gay-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621808-68/disney-scouts-gay-funding.html.csp">Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over policy on gay adult leaders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T15:59:00.349-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization. Deron Smith, a Boy Scouts spokesman, said in a statement Sunday that the decision will affect the organization’s ability to serve children. Disney does not provide direct funding to the Boy Scouts, but it donates money to some troops in exchange for volunteer hours completed by Disney employees. Smith says the program has provi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57621808@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:59:00 MDT