The star of "The Parent Trap" and other Disney classics said leaving the studio was "a big step."
The Disney Legend looks back on his career as Goofy and shares stories of "A Goofy Movie."
Walt Disney’s grandson, Bradford Lund, filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday against a judge who Lund says violated his constitutional rights as part of a long-running legal battle over a $200 million inheritance.According to the lawsuit, Lund’s estranged family members “alleged that he was incapacitated and needed a guardianship and conservatorship” as their way of keeping him from receiving his half of the $400 million left to him and his sister. After a seven-year legal battle in Arizona led to a 10-day day trial, Lund says he was victorious “in all respects and was found to have capacity, resulting in a dismissal of that case.”Lund’s estranged family appealed but an appellate court affirmed the decision. Walt Disney’s grandson and his estranged family appeared to be close to a settlement last year but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cowan did not approve the settlement agreement and instead, on Sept. 27, 2019, appointed a guardian over Lund.Also Read: Disney Stock Had a Tough Day -- and Then Bob Iger Stepped Down as CEOThis order was not appealable under California law.“The decision by Judge Cowan to appoint a (guardian) without a hearing,” the new lawsuit states, “and utterly ignoring constitutional requirements of due process of law is all too reminiscent of a perspective where facts do not matter but alternative facts do, where the constitution does not matter and where the rule of law is set aside and replaced by the rule of subjective, fact-free decision-making.”Lund believes his incompetence needs to be proven, not the other way around, and argues, “Judge Cowan reversed the burden of proof and required Mr. Lund to prove that he was not incompetent.”Also Read: Disney, Pixar Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over Unicorn-Covered Van in 'Onward'The federal lawsuit is seeking a declaratory judgment saying Judge Cowan violated Lund’s constitutional rights.A clerk for Judge Cowan said “no comment” when contacted by TheWrap.Read original story Walt Disney’s Grandson Sues Judge in Battle Over $200 Million Inheritance At TheWrap
From the change that transformed the title character to the shocking early demise of Jiminy Cricket, here are little-known facts about the animated feature.
Since Club 33 opened in 1967 — a few months after Walt Disney’s death in December 1966 — it’s been somewhat of a mystery. Now, a piece of it's going up for auction.
The Walt Disney Company has officially revealed the top secret project they'll be announcing at D23 this weekend... and it's not what you expect.
The Walt Disney Co. wants to shut down TuffyPacks from selling Disney-themed bulletproof backpacks.
The young star of "The Lion King" describes what she loves about her character and growing up to become Beyoncé.
Even though the new "Lion King" preserves almost everything audiences love about the previous "Lion King," there are a few notable tweaks. Here are the biggest changes we spotted between the 1994 and 2019 versions.
Filmmaker explains influence of iconic studio boss on eye-popping photorealistic update of animated classic.
As an heiress to the Disney fortune, anything Abigail Disney says about the brand beloved by millions worldwide garners attention. And she’s calling out the Walt Disney Co.
Disney on Thursday revealed the opening dates of the Rise of the Resistance ride for the "Star Wars": Galaxy’s Edge section of Disneyland and the identical park opening Aug. 29 at Disney World.
The Disney favorite has released the trailer for its sequel, due in theaters on Nov. 22.
Ron Miller, who served as president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, died on Saturday at age 85 in Napa, California, the company confirmed.Miller, an Army veteran and star athlete at USC who played for the Los Angeles Rams, came to the company by way of his wife, Diane Disney, the daughter of company founder Walt Disney.He served as a producer on 1960s and ’70s films like “Son of Flubber,” “That Darn Cat!” “Pete’s Dragon” and “Escape to Witch Mountain” — and helped drive the innovative computer animation in the 1982 sci-fi thriller “Tron.”Also Read: Disney's Animated 'Hercules' to Flex as Stage Musical This SummerIn 1978, he was named president of Walt Disney Productions and then promoted to CEO in 1983. He led the creation of Walt Disney Home Video, Touchstone Pictures and The Disney Channel but was ousted the following year by the company’s board in favor of a triumvirate of leaders in Michael Eisner, Frank Wells and Jeffrey Katzenberg.Most recently, Miller served as president of the board of directors at The Walt Disney Family Museum and owner of Silverado Vineyards which he founded with Diane Disney Miller, who died in 2013.“Everyone at The Walt Disney Company is deeply saddened by the passing of Ron Miller,” current Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “His life and legacy are inextricably linked with our Company and the Disney family because he was such a vital part of both, as our CEO and Walt’s son-in-law.“Few people had Ron’s understanding of our history, or a deeper appreciation and respect for our company, and he shared it generously with anyone who wanted to know more,” he said. “I was fortunate to have known him, and even luckier to have called him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”Read original story Ron Miller, Former Disney CEO and Walt’s Son-in-Law, Dies at 85 At TheWrap
Actress Kathryn Beaumont shares behind-the-scenes secrets from the set of the animated feature.
Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has been fighting a protracted legal battle in Australia, and on Thursday, the Aussie native won her defamation lawsuit against Bauer Media, which publishes magazines like Woman’s Day and Australian Women’s Weekly. A six-woman jury unanimously found eight articles published by Bauer defamed Wilson. In 2015, Bauer Media published articles claiming that the Bridesmaids actress lied about her age, the origins of her first name, and her upbringing in Sydney.
You’d think it’d be a great party conversation starter. “By the way,” he would casually mention. “Ever seen Bambi? Of course you’ve seen Bambi. Everyone has seen Bambi. Well, I played him when I was 4.” Maybe throw in a “Biiiiiird“ for a good measure.
We typically think Meryl Streep when it comes to Oscar records, with the master thespian having amassed an incredible 19 nominations. But when it comes to actual wins, Streep’s not in the record books. Instead you’ll find names both famous (Walt Disney, John Williams, Katharine Hepburn) and less familiar (art director Cedric Gibbons, soundman Gary Rydstrom). Here are all the folks who have been awarded the most statuettes (we’re only counting “competitive” Oscars and not honorary/memorial recognition)
Walt Disney built an empire on the shoulders of Mickey Mouse, but only after he lost his earlier creation, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Following extensive digital restoration, it’s now available as part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection Snow White release (already out on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, with a Blu-ray to follow on Feb. 2).