The Walt Disney Co. has seen its lucrative partnership end with Pixar, and whether the Mouse House can recapture the glory days when it dominated animation remains to be seen. Disney says it knows the road ahead may be difficult, but the Mouse is confident that it, once again, will roar.
A recent FTC crackdown on some weight-loss ads prompted columnist James Campion to question whether the government need be involved in policing truth in advertising. After all, he writes, part of the allure of advertising is that it promises easy cures and solutions to life's problems.
Trinity Broadcasting Network is debuting the full-length animated version of "Ben Hur," which features Charlton Heston reprising his Oscar-winning role. "You don't often get two shots at the same role," Heston said.
The heirs of agent Stephen Slesinger are asking to terminate the Walt Disney Co.'s license to market Winnie the Pooh merchandise. While Disney says the heirs have no right to terminate the agreement, as the original lawsuit, filed in 1991, is only about back royalties. Winnie the Pooh characters are the most lucrative of Disney's products.