April 7, 1992 |
'Beauty and The Beast' Coming on Video: Walt Disney Studios, which enjoyed a windfall from its "Fantasia" video last year, plans to release "Beauty and the Beast" on videocassette Oct. 30. The Academy Award-nominated film will be priced at $24.99. Disney's Buena Vista Home Video unit, which already controls 30% of the video sell-through market, hopes to enlarge its share this year with the release of "Beauty" and several other titles.
May 16, 1998 |
Hollywood-based Jim Henson Co. has signed a five-year pact with Sony Corp.'s Columbia TriStar Home Video, bringing Henson's video and theatrical distribution deals under the same roof. The company's previous five-year deal with Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Home Video expired in December 1997.
June 4, 1996
Pia Merchandising Co. Inc. has landed a five-year contract to distribute new releases from Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Home Video division, the companies said Monday. The contract's dollar value was not released, but industry analysts have described the contract as having a value of about $15 million. Pia had hoped to sign the Disney agreement and a second, unnamed contract, several months ago, but negotiations only recently were concluded, said Clint Owens, Pia chairman and chief executive.
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May 11, 1999
Image Entertainment Inc., a licensee and distributor of optical-disc programming, has relocated its distribution operations from Chatsworth to Las Vegas. The company's corporate offices will remain in Chatsworth. Image has exclusive DVD license and distribution agreements with companies, including Universal, Orion and Playboy, and laserdisc distribution rights with Disney's Buena Vista Home Video, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and other suppliers.
February 11, 1992 |
Shape Up With Barbie: Move over Jane, Angela, Cher and Kathy. Barbie is entering the exercise/dance video market. "Dance! Workout With Barbie" will find Mattel's famous doll helping a live-action aerobic instructor teach jam and aerobic dance steps. Barbie is being animated by the Will Vinton Studios, the folks who created the Claymation California Raisins. The video will be distributed by Buena Vista Home Video on April 10.
May 21, 1994 |
Sounds like an evil sorcerer at work. Walt Disney Co. this week began selling "The Return of Jafar," its highly publicized video sequel to the hit film "Aladdin." No sooner did the hot-selling cassette go on sale than police and investigators for the Motion Picture Assn. of America raided an illegal duplication operation in Los Angeles where they found 73 videocassette recorders busily copying "Jafar."