Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Not Overly Buoyant

The "film unit" is not a big plus for Diz Co. just now.

Overall revenue rose 5% for Walt Disney Co. in the fiscal first quarter, but losses at its film studio in the period more than erased modest gains at its cable and broadcast networks.

Disney reported overall revenue of $11.3 billion in the period ended Dec. 29, up 5% from $10.8 billion in the prior year. Net income for the period fell 6% to $1.38 billion (77 cents per share) and free cash flow declined 46% to $599 million from $1.1 billion a year earlier. ...

On the other hand, I visited the Hat Building this morning and Frozen is sledding right along. Beyond that, there are some shorts in work, and a second feature will go into production sometime around August.

So for the first time in a while, the studio will have two overlapping animated features in production. Which is a good thing.


Anonymous said...

Frozen is planned for 2013 and Big Hero Six for 2014 but will there be a WDAS feature in 2015?

Because for the first time, Pixar will be releasing two movies that year; one in June and one in November.

That doesn't leave a spot open for a WDAS release. What's up with that? Is there a gap in the pipeline?

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