Disney: Growing a small business to a multibillion dollar franchise

Walt Disney created the first generation of Disney Princesses in 1937-1959, targeting girls and children while establishing the importance of ‘True love’s first kiss’ and ‘A happily ever after.’ The Disney Princess franchise is a media and toy-line owned by The Walt Disney Company. In 2001, Andy Mooney became Chairman of Disney Consumer Products, and created […]

Where Does The Star Wars Universe End?

The canon of the Star Wars universe is so vast, in depth, and ever expanding that there is an employee at Lucasfilm whose sole job is to uphold the consistency of all Star Wars content developed. This employee is Leland Chee and he is the creator and keeper of ‘the Holocron‘: a continuity database that […]

Writers of Original ‘Lion King’ Lose Out on Credit for 2019 Remake

Before the release of the ‘live-action’ Lion King remake, concerns arose about how credit would be distributed to individuals who worked on the original Lion King. According to an article from Hollywood Reporter, storyboard artist, Jorgen Klubien, who worked on the original animated film, “learned that his credit may not appear on this summer’s CGI-enhanced […]

The War Never Ended

The war for control over the TV and movie industry has never stopped. Since the beginning of the industries the different studios have been fighting for control over the market. It’s just more evident now then ever. With the launch of many TV services such as Hulu TV, Playstation Vue, and YouTube TV it’s going […]

The Illusion of Choice

The vertical integration of Disney purchasing 21st Century Fox connects well with Holt’s Empires of Entertainment.  Much like when Regan left office in 1989, today’s media industry is adapting through purchases and mergers.  Though mergers and purchases are frequent in today’s media environment, they are not always beneficial to the industry as a whole.   Disney […]

Another Take on Synergy

What it is? Where do we see it? And how has it influenced our access to media? The first image that appears in my mind upon hearing the word synergy, is the act of working together. I think about that harmonious scene from Elf  when the camera zooms onto the table in the middle of Santa’s work shop […]

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility (to please the fans and not be greedy)

The last decade has redefined the capabilities of a movie franchise with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In an unprecedented cinematic event, The Avengers (2012) was a culmination of five years of stand-alone superhero films starting with Iron Man (2008) in which all those heroes fought side by side in a big budget production. Seeing […]