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Judge Orders AIG to Arbitrate Disney’s Claims for ‘Pink Slime’ Insurance Dispute in Los Angeles


The most recent development in ongoing litigation between AIG and The Walt Disney Company has found a judge ruling against claims made by the insurance provider, and ordering the company to proceed with arbitration. The motion to compel arbitration filed by Disney is related to the highly publicized “pink slime” case, in which Disney had […]


Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel Performed for “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”


Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel sang a duet together for “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” which airs on primetime television on ABC on November 30 at 9 p.m. ET. Bell and Menzel’s performance was in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, where they sang “When We’re Together” from Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The video […]


BREAKING: 21st Century Fox in Talks to Sell Studio and Other Assets to Disney


UPDATE: 11/7/17; 9:00 a.m. According to Bloomberg, Disney and Fox are no longer in talks and when asked for comment, both companies declined. * * * * * * * * 21st Century Fox’s stocks just spiked today after CNBC reported that talks have been held recently regarding them selling a majority of the media […]


Ciara, Darius Rucker Among Others Performing for the 2017 Disney Parks Holiday Specials


As the holidays approach, Disney is cranking up the cheer with two television specials that will air on ABC! To kick off the holiday season, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magic Holiday Celebration” will air on November 30th from 9 pm to 11 pm. Of course, “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” airs Christmas morning […]


Freeform’s ’25 Days of Christmas’ to Expand to ABC, Disney Channel, and More


For the first time, Freeform, the network previously known as ABC Family, will not be the only channel hosting the much-anticipated ‘25 Days of Christmas’ programming this year. The Disney|ABC Television Group has announced that the holiday specials will expand to air across all of their networks this season due to the popularity of the […]


AIG Now Suing Walt Disney Company to Avoid Paying $25 Million Claim in ‘Pink Slime’ Case


As a follow-up to a story we told you about last week concerning the $177 million settlement Disney paid out this past summer to Beef Products, Inc., we’ve just learned that AIG, one of Disney’s insurance companies, filed their own lawsuit yesterday in rebuttal to the lawsuit filed against them by Disney. The two companies (Disney and AIG) have […]


Disney Looks to Its Insurer for Reimbursement on Some of $177 Million Payout for ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Lawsuit


Earlier this year, the Walt Disney Company paid out $177 million to Beef Products, Inc. in order to settle a defamation lawsuit and is now reportedly looking for some reimbursement through its insurance policy with AIG. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “AIG unit Chartis Specialty Insurance Company doesn’t believe anything is owed. Disney is now […]


New Voice of Kermit the Frog Makes its Debut on ‘Disney Night’ of ‘Dancing with the Stars’


Kermit the Frog stopped in during last night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars for ‘Disney Night.’ Kermit is now voiced by Matt Vogel who took over for Steve Whitmire who had voiced Kermit for 27 years prior. Whitmire claimed that he was terminated after accusations of being unprofessional. Kermit appeared in last night’s show as […]


Layoffs Begin at Disney-ABC Television Group


As expected, layoffs began today at the Disney-ABC Television Group, affecting employees at ABC Entertainment, ABC Studios, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Freeform. Affected employees were notified this morning and although a 10% cut in employees was expected, according to Variety, the layoffs will be significantly lower. The cost-cutting measure also shouldn’t have […]


‘Dancing With the Stars’ Reveals Music Lineup for Their Annual Disney Night


It has now become an annual tradition for ABC’s hit program Dancing With the Stars to have a Disney Night, where the professional dancers and their celebrity partners dance to classic Disney songs. This year promises music from The Muppets Movie, Moana, and even the 1928 animated short Steamboat Willie! The special Disney Night on […]