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March 13, 2003 | Lynne Heffley
Tuck Everlasting Walt Disney Home Entertainment/ Buena Vista Home Entertainment DVD: $29.99; VHS: $22.99 Beautifully filmed and adapted with integrity from Natalie Babbitt's classic of children's literature, this tale about a young girl's discovery of a family that lives forever is no empty fantasy. It raises big questions to ponder: Is length of life as important as a life well-lived? Would immortality in the real world be a gift or a curse?
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March 13, 2003 | Lynne Heffley
Tuck Everlasting Walt Disney Home Entertainment/ Buena Vista Home Entertainment DVD: $29.99; VHS: $22.99 Beautifully filmed and adapted with integrity from Natalie Babbitt's classic of children's literature, this tale about a young girl's discovery of a family that lives forever is no empty fantasy. It raises big questions to ponder: Is length of life as important as a life well-lived? Would immortality in the real world be a gift or a curse?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1999
* Charles W. Hull has rejoined 3D Systems Corp. of Valencia, the company he founded in 1986. Hull will serve as vice president and chief technology officer, leading 3D's research and engineering division. Richard D. Balason, president and chief operating officer, has resigned to pursue other interests, the company said. 3D Systems provides solid imaging products and services, which fabricate solid prototypes from digital input.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2000
* Los Angeles-based home builder Kaufman & Broad Home Corp. on Wednesday said Chief Financial Officer Michael Henn resigned, effective Friday. The company didn't name a replacement. Henn left to pursue opportunities "outside the home building business," the company said. Henn, 51, who was also a senior vice president, joined Kaufman in 1994. Company shares rose 88 cents to close at $22 on the New York Stock Exchange. (Bloomberg News) * Michael O.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2000
* Los Angeles-based home builder Kaufman & Broad Home Corp. on Wednesday said Chief Financial Officer Michael Henn resigned, effective Friday. The company didn't name a replacement. Henn left to pursue opportunities "outside the home building business," the company said. Henn, 51, who was also a senior vice president, joined Kaufman in 1994. Company shares rose 88 cents to close at $22 on the New York Stock Exchange. (Bloomberg News) * Michael O.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1997 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Thomas K. Arnold is editor of Video Store magazine, a trade publication based in Santa Ana
When Michael O. Johnson first joined Walt Disney Co.'s international home video division 11 years ago as director of sales, it was a backwater operation dwarfed, both in size and respect, by its domestic counterpart. "Let's put it this way--we were grossing less than $80 million a year, and we didn't have any of our own businesses," Johnson recalled. "We operated through licensees, and we were in maybe 30 countries and territories." How times have changed.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2003 | James Bates
The trade association representing the booming DVD business is revamping and has been renamed the Digital Entertainment Group. The Los Angeles-based organization, formerly called the DVD Entertainment Group, named Amy Jo Donner its full-time executive director. Buena Vista Home Entertainment President Bob Chapek will serve as president, with Sony Electronics executive Joe Stinziano serving as vice president. Philips executive Emiel N.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2005 | From Reuters
France's competition watchdog fined a unit of Walt Disney Co., French retailers Casino and Carrefour and wholesaler SDO a total of 14.4 million euros ($17.25 million) for alleged price fixing. France's Competition Council said Disney's distributor in France, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, kept prices of tapes of children's features "artificially high" by agreeing on them with Casino, Carrefour and SDO between 1995 and 1998.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Walt Disney Co. can seek as much as $65 for each of the hundreds of thousands of videos it claims Blockbuster Inc. lost during a revenue-sharing agreement, a judge tentatively ruled. Disney's Buena Vista Home Entertainment in January filed a suit claiming that Dallas-based Blockbuster failed to account for "hundreds of thousands" of missing videos and sold videos prematurely under the agreement they signed in 1997.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Walt Disney Co., the second-largest U.S. media company, adopted Sony Corp.'s Blu-ray format for digital videodiscs, supporting its new standard for the home movie market. Disney's Buena Vista Home Entertainment will start releasing movies in the format when Blu-ray DVD players are available in North America and Japan, the Burbank-based company said. Disney said it might still release movies in the competing format by Toshiba Corp. Toshiba's HD DVD format has been backed by Time Warner Inc.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1999
* Charles W. Hull has rejoined 3D Systems Corp. of Valencia, the company he founded in 1986. Hull will serve as vice president and chief technology officer, leading 3D's research and engineering division. Richard D. Balason, president and chief operating officer, has resigned to pursue other interests, the company said. 3D Systems provides solid imaging products and services, which fabricate solid prototypes from digital input.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1997 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Thomas K. Arnold is editor of Video Store magazine, a trade publication based in Santa Ana
When Michael O. Johnson first joined Walt Disney Co.'s international home video division 11 years ago as director of sales, it was a backwater operation dwarfed, both in size and respect, by its domestic counterpart. "Let's put it this way--we were grossing less than $80 million a year, and we didn't have any of our own businesses," Johnson recalled. "We operated through licensees, and we were in maybe 30 countries and territories." How times have changed.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Marvel Enterprises Inc., publisher of Spider-Man comics, said Walt Disney Co. is marketing Spider-Man cartoon videos with artwork that infringes a copyrighted picture Sony Corp. is using to promote its blockbuster new movie. In a lawsuit filed in New York, Marvel asked a U.S. district judge to block Disney's Buena Vista Home Entertainment Inc. from using the illustration to sell Spider-Man cartoons that were released on video last week.
BUSINESS
September 10, 2003 | From Reuters
If Walt Disney Co. gets its wish, an experimental type of DVD will begin flying off store shelves this week -- and self-destructing 48 hours later. Disney movies on disposable DVDs are set to arrive in convenience stores, pharmacies and other outlets in a four-city test of whether Americans will pick up a limited-life DVD rather than dropping by a video rental store.
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