• Disney

    The Mouse’s Eyes (clap clap), Are Watching You

    In response to the toy recall frenzy, Disney will be conducting random tests of licensed products. The tests are designed to make sure the 65,000 different Disney products sold by 2,000 vendors aren’t covered in lead or have small parts that fall off (there goes the Little Mermaid with the removable coconut bra, also lead […]

    / Sep 10, 2007 at 10:18 AM
  • Companies, Disney, FaceBook

    Disney Loses Its Mind

    Disney has officially lost its mind. The Immodest Mouse bought Club Penguin, a social networking site for the tween and pre-tween demo. As the name suggests, Club Penguin allows you to make your own penguin avatar and enter a virtual world where you can endure the brutal, constantly near-death existence of a penguin to the […]

    / Aug 2, 2007 at 10:35 AM
  • Companies, Disney

    Does Disney Still Have A Friend In Pixar?

    Is an incremental $300mm in revenue and under $200mm in net income a year worth $7.4bn, and is this performance even sustainable? That’s the question many analysts are asking about Disney and Pixar after Ratatouille raked in (a mere?) $47mm on opening weekend. The movie debuted #1 in domestic box office and faced competition from […]

    / Jul 2, 2007 at 11:08 AM
  • Apple, Back Dating, Disney, Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs: Typhoid Mary of Backdating?

    And speaking of Steve Jobs…wait for it…backdating is back! As we mentioned this morning in the Opening Bell, the Wall Street Journal reported this morning that back in his Pixar days Steve Jobs had a role in negotiating a contract with film director John Lasseter that included stock options dated months before the contract negotiations […]

    / Feb 9, 2007 at 1:57 PM
  • Disney

    BONUS WATCH:The $40M Club

    Bonus numbers for the upper reaches of Wall Street executives are coming in. Or at least the best guesses about those numbers. Yesterday Charlie Gasparino reported that his sources say 50 individuals at Goldman were looking at bonuses in excess of $25 million, and that twelve indivuals at each of Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch […]

    / Dec 7, 2006 at 9:36 AM
  • Disney

    Bloomberg: We’re a Little Sassy Today, So Sue Us for Living

    Disney’s Iger Pushes Nutrition While Parks Sell 1,093-Calorie Turkey Leg [Bloomberg]

    / Oct 16, 2006 at 4:31 PM
  • Disney, James Cramer, Michael Eisner

    Cramer on Eisner

    We’re not sure who at CNBC decided that Michael Eisner needed a talk show, but we suspect that it may be the same person who decided Tina Brown and Dennis Miller needed a talk show. We were passively watching it late Wednesday night when our cable provider decided to invoke the Emergency Broadcasting System siren, […]

    / Mar 30, 2006 at 6:10 PM
  • Disney

    If CNBC Asked You to Jump Off a Bridge…

    Michael Eisner, explaining why he’s doing a talk show in a CNBC spot advertising said show: “Well, the biggest reason was.. because they asked me to.” Which begs the question: who asked him to? And was this the same person who asked Tina Brown and Dennis Miller to?

    / Mar 20, 2006 at 9:06 AM

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