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Disney's DVD kingdom not very magical last quarter

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 01 Aug 2007 18:19 User comments (7)

Disney's DVD kingdom not very magical last quarter Walt Disney's entertainment division revenue suffered from a weak selection of movies during the last quarter according to reports from the studio on Wednesday.
The apparent problem was the lack of a single strong title comparable to last years "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." Last year that title alone sold more than 18 million DVDs.

Revenue across the division was still up 4% to $1.8 billion.

The home video decline was partially offset by international profits from Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End, but in the U.S. its theatrical performance was offset by marketing costs for Pixar movie Ratatouille.

Disney has plans to cash in on the success of the Pirates of the Carribean franchise with the release of a box set, but no date has been announced.

The company also has a huge promotional program coming up for "High School Musical 2", premiering on the Disney Channel in August. There's currently no release date for the DVD.

Source: Video Business

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7 user comments

12.8.2007 10:12

thats because diseny is running out of IPs to remake and puke onto the big screen >>

22.8.2007 21:53

For Walt Disney company to make a major mint these days they need to make cartoons that appeal to both kids and adults something like Dreamworks does with the Shrek franchise.

32.8.2007 21:55

Originally posted by borhan9:
For Walt Disney company to make a major mint these days they need to make cartoons that appeal to both kids and adults something like Dreamworks does with the Shrek franchise.

you mean make smart shows that have some swagger in them yet simple enough for kids to enjoy?

43.8.2007 14:23

Maybe they'll get off their cartoonishly fat @$$3$ and finally release Song of the South on DVD/HDDVD/BR/whateverittakes.

53.8.2007 14:26

Originally posted by Steve83:
Maybe they'll get off their cartoonishly fat @$$3$ and finally release Song of the South on DVD/HDDVD/BR/whateverittakes.
I cant wait to see how many black elitists start burning race cards over that *rolls eyes*
Hell even RE5 has been winged by them...

63.8.2007 16:40

And after Ratatouille is released on DVD and Prirates 3 is released on DVD they will have a huge jump in income. Guess what, if you don't release any new movies this quarter in theaters or on DVD, you are going to have a drop off in sales. Wow! What a novel thought!

73.8.2007 21:20

Quote:
Originally posted by borhan9:
For Walt Disney company to make a major mint these days they need to make cartoons that appeal to both kids and adults something like Dreamworks does with the Shrek franchise.

you mean make smart shows that have some swagger in them yet simple enough for kids to enjoy?
Simple answer yes :)

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