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December 20, 1999 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a good bet that steel magnate Andrew Carnegie never anticipated that whales would fly in the famous concert hall named for him, nor a pink flamingo play yo-yo. But after a reminiscence from Roy Disney--"It was over 60 years ago that I first heard my Uncle Walt talk about his vision"--a packed house here even saw another era's most well-known Donald, the quacking one, help save the world on Noah's Ark. The longest delayed movie sequel on record finally had its premiere.
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December 20, 1999 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a good bet that steel magnate Andrew Carnegie never anticipated that whales would fly in the famous concert hall named for him, nor a pink flamingo play yo-yo. But after a reminiscence from Roy Disney--"It was over 60 years ago that I first heard my Uncle Walt talk about his vision"--a packed house here even saw another era's most well-known Donald, the quacking one, help save the world on Noah's Ark. The longest delayed movie sequel on record finally had its premiere.
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BUSINESS
May 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Orchestra Demands Shares of 'Fantasia' Video Profits: The Philadelphia Orchestra filed a lawsuit demanding half the profits from home-viewing issues of "Fantasia," the classic movie it collaborated on half a century ago. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Philadelphia, claims Walt Disney Co. and Buena Vista Home Video did not obtain the orchestra's consent for the videocassette and laser disc versions issued last fall. Disney sold 14.2 million copies of the new issue by Jan.
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December 16, 1996 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, Jennifer Pendleton is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles
In Walt Disney's 1940 animated film classic "Fantasia," there's a famous segment in which Mickey Mouse, as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," conjures up a spell with a broomstick, accompanied by the dramatic strains of French composer Paul Dukas. What audiences haven't noticed--and it would be hard to spot given the speed with which the animated frames pass--is that in one frame, as Mickey climbs the stairs of the sorcerer's chamber, he doesn't cast a shadow. At least he didn't until now.
BUSINESS
January 28, 1992 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The popularity of two animated films--the home video of the 1940 classic "Fantasia" and the current release of "Beauty and the Beast"--helped Walt Disney Co. post increases in revenue and net income for the quarter ended Dec. 31. Disney said Monday that its first-quarter earnings rose 22% to $208.1 million, or $1.56 a share, from $170.4 million, or $1.28 a share, for the corresponding period one year earlier.
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November 15, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A shortage of "Fantasia"? A more expensive "Fantasia"? These were considered possibilities when Disney announced last week that it was no longer taking orders for the 1940 feature, which combines animation and classical music. But industry executives said this week that neither scenario seems likely. So far, Disney has shipped 9.25 million tapes--both the basic $24.99 version and the deluxe $99.99 edition--to retail outlets.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney's "Fantasia," the blend of animation and classical music released 50 years ago, was expected to do well in the laser-disc market, but not this well. Orders have reached a phenomenal 185,000 and could climb to 200,000 by the release date, said David DelGrosso, director of marketing for the laser-disc distribution firm Image Entertainment.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1996 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, Jennifer Pendleton is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles
In Walt Disney's 1940 animated film classic "Fantasia," there's a famous segment in which Mickey Mouse, as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," conjures up a spell with a broomstick, accompanied by the dramatic strains of French composer Paul Dukas. What audiences haven't noticed--and it would be hard to spot given the speed with which the animated frames pass--is that in one frame, as Mickey climbs the stairs of the sorcerer's chamber, he doesn't cast a shadow. At least he didn't until now.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
In the 12 years that had passed since Mickey Mouse's debut in "Steamboat Willie," the artists working for Walt Disney completely redefined animation, setting the standards by which cartoons are still measured. Disney won the Academy Award for animated short every year from its inception in 1932 through 1939, as well as receiving a special Oscar for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
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July 25, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers film for The Times Orange County Edition.
The hero in "The Neverending Story" is Bastian, a young boy who would rather find a good book in his hands than the joystick of a beeping, whirring Nintendo game. Bastian (played by the ever-lively Barret Oliver) loves to read, both as a retreat from the bullies he faces on his way to school and from his dad, a well-intentioned but nearsighted sort who can't understand why his son isn't doing better in class or trying out for the swim team.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Suit Filed Over 'Fantasia': A British music publishing house has sued Walt Disney Co. for $200 million, claiming that the release of the movie "Fantasia" on video broke a 1939 deal over use of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" in the film. The Manhattan U.S. District Court suit, brought by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd., accuses Disney of illegally extending the right it had purchased for $6,000 to use the music.
BUSINESS
January 28, 1992 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The popularity of two animated films--the home video of the 1940 classic "Fantasia" and the current release of "Beauty and the Beast"--helped Walt Disney Co. post increases in revenue and net income for the quarter ended Dec. 31. Disney said Monday that its first-quarter earnings rose 22% to $208.1 million, or $1.56 a share, from $170.4 million, or $1.28 a share, for the corresponding period one year earlier.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A shortage of "Fantasia"? A more expensive "Fantasia"? These were considered possibilities when Disney announced last week that it was no longer taking orders for the 1940 feature, which combines animation and classical music. But industry executives said this week that neither scenario seems likely. So far, Disney has shipped 9.25 million tapes--both the basic $24.99 version and the deluxe $99.99 edition--to retail outlets.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney's "Fantasia," the blend of animation and classical music released 50 years ago, was expected to do well in the laser-disc market, but not this well. Orders have reached a phenomenal 185,000 and could climb to 200,000 by the release date, said David DelGrosso, director of marketing for the laser-disc distribution firm Image Entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
In the 12 years that had passed since Mickey Mouse's debut in "Steamboat Willie," the artists working for Walt Disney completely redefined animation, setting the standards by which cartoons are still measured. Disney won the Academy Award for animated short every year from its inception in 1932 through 1939, as well as receiving a special Oscar for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
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