June 1, 1995 |
Imagine the hirsute leading man in "Beauty and the Beast" as rock 'n' roll god. Designer Ann Hould-Ward did to create costumes for the critically acclaimedDisney Broadway musical. "There's the waistline of his pants that hits at the hips, the codpiece, and all that hair," said the Tony Award-winning costume designer. Hould-Ward was on hand last week at the Walt Disney Gallery in MainPlace/Santa Ana to meet several hundred fans and to speak about the costumes she has designed.
June 22, 1995 |
It used to be that a logo T-shirt and a commemorative button were enough to appease cartoon and comic-book fans. Then came the ball caps and boxers, watches and neckties, toddler rompers and leather bombers--an entire wardrobe cut around drawn legends. Play golf? Hit any of the half dozen Disney Stores in Orange County and find Mickey and Donald theme socks for your feet or your clubs. Have a penchant for in-line skates or Lycra? Browse the Warner Bros.
December 11, 1994
Thomas L. Gutshall will join CV Therapeutics, an emerging biopharmaceutical company based on molecular cardiology, as president and chief operating officer. He will report to Louis G. Lange, chairman and chief executive. Gutshall, 56, will join the Palo Alto firm in January. He was also elected to CV's board, effective immediately. He has been executive vice president of Syntex Corp. Benjamin Benya has been named media director for Chiat/Day in Los Angeles.
October 3, 1995 |
Now that all the kids are suited up in "Batman Forever" T-shirts, drinking from "Casper" mugs and playing with "Mighty Morphin Power Ranger" action figures, the major studios are looking for ways to bring their parents into the merchandising fold. "The competition for the kids market is brutal," said Neil Newman, vice president of marketing for Viacom consumer products. "In order to grow the business, we must grow the adult segment. If it's done correctly, there's a lot of money to be made."
November 5, 1994 |
Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael D. Eisner confirmed Friday that the company is considering scaling back its $3-billion Disneyland Resort because the project appears to be too costly, especially in California's economic climate. Eisner declined to offer specifics, but said the resort might be built in phases or that Disney might have to reduce its "appetite slightly." "It's a very complex issue," he said.