Free Disney Movies Online

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

If you don’t mind watching a movie on your PC you might find the following Disney news interesting. Disney will stream full length movies via their website

The movies will be on from Monday through Friday after their ABC broadcast the preceding Saturday night as “Wonderful World of Disney” presentations. “Peter Pan” will be the last movie to stream, ending its run August 8. (Yahoo News)

The other movies you’ll be able to see online are “Monsters, Inc.”, “Haunted Mansion”, “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”, “Princess Diaries 2″ and “Freaky Friday”. Personally I will not watch the movies online, I might be a little old school here (although a Semi-PC Geek), the movies, I like to watch them on a TV set. On the other hand, I do think it will be a success to a whole new generation that uses their PC for all media.

LOST in June – News for Germany

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Just a short post for all fellow LOST fans in Germany: FOX (the all new tv-station on air as of May 19 via satellite and as of May 20 in the cable of UnityMedia) announced that the season premiere of LOST’s season 4 (currently on air in the US) will be aired on June 15 (a Sunday).


Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Disney’s international mega hit “LOST” might soon be banging the drum for FOX, one of the big competitors of Disney’s network ABC. No need to worry if you are in the US. Certainly the fifth season will be back on ABC. What I am talking about is Germany.

The first four seasons of “LOST” in Germany premiered on “Premiere”, a pay tv station to move on to the free tv station “Pro7″ roughly six months later. While Premiere is a partner of Disney as it also provides the platform via which the Disney Channel is offered in Germany, Pro7 is “just” a regular customer for Disney tv products. But now “Premiere” seems to be out of the picture…


San Diego Comic Con 2007

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

sandiegocomiccon2007.jpgIt’s that time of year again (almost): The San Diego Comic Con (From July 26 to 29).

I have had the opportunity to visit this awesome convention in the past and have been dreaming of a return ever since. Unfortunately it will not be this year (but there is always a chance for another year)

For those (Disney fans) going to visit the event; here are some highlights you really should not miss:


Jim Returns

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

With a few exceptions (noteably international phenomenons LOST and Desperate Housewives) the numerous shows on Disney’s network ABC are not really a topic we blog about regularly here. But this time the news is so surprising that I just had to forward it, after reading it on the German website the comedy series “According to Jim” starring Jim Belushi will return for another season on ABC!


Lost; The End

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

lost-theend1.jpgDid I scare you a little with the title? Don’t worry though; it isn’t that bad of news. I even think it is very good news. If sources are correct in this article ABC will be announcing the end date of the hit series “Lost”. Why is this good? Well the writers always said they had an ending ready and adding extra seasons would not be good for the story as they would have to come up with subplots and stories that might be less relevant to the big story. With the end date in place writers can now work towards the big finale and give some answers to the fans on the way. With a clear track “Lost” will be able to go out with a big bang.

While an announcement will be made on this soon, within the next few days, clear information on seasons or parts might not be known.

According to these sources, ABC will be making an announcement declaring an end date for Lost very soon. However, the exact number of remaining episodes and seasons is still muddy—and might not be exactly two seasons. (E Online Watch with Kristin Blog)

One thing we fans know is that “death” visit regularly on the island. For this season’s finally one of the deaths will “blow you away”. I guess we are in for a big surprise. (Source; Watch With Kristin)


Monday, March 26th, 2007

You didn’t think we forgot about the OSCARs? Did you? What?? Just because this is day 20 since our last OSCAR related post?? OK, the reprieve from all the posts detailing who won what award certainly was nice for a change … but now it is finally time to return to the OSCARs  ;-)

It is too early to predict the winners for next year’s OSCAR ceremony. Nevertheless I personally think, that Disney might be able to get some awards for the third installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series – considering that it lost in the major categories this year and assuming that it is a success (as one can expect). Those chances would also increase if no fourth installment is announced prior to the OSCARs since the Academy has at least a tendency to hand out awards for what it assumes is the final installment of a series. But let’s forget my personal early rumor mongering about the OSCARs for 2008. Let’s return to the hard facts:

The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has announced the official schedule for the OSCARs 2008: (more…)

The Pirates of the Caribbean; At Worlds End Trailer Coming Soon

Friday, March 9th, 2007

disneyfaneventpirates.jpgFinally! The trailer of the third “Pirates” movie is coming our way. On Monday march 19th the trailer will be aired on ABC during the “Dancing with the Stars” (between 8-10 pm) show.

Once the debut of the trailer has been shown on TV, all “Pirates” fans will be able to see a High Definition trailer on and It might also pop up on other sites.

If you can’t wait until the 19th you should try to win one of tickets for an exclusive “Pirates of the Caribbean” event. The event takes place in several movie theaters on March 18th where winners are invited to come dressed as pirates and enjoy an exclusive premier of the highly anticipated trailer! (via

ABC wins … thanks to OSCAR

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

… well to be correct I need to say: thanks to the OSCAR ceremony. Even if Disney might have hoped for some more OSCARS to take home (see the earlier post), at least Disney’s tv network ABC was to take an extra trophy home – the one for most watched tv program of the week. As the German language website Quotenmeter reports the pre-show / warm-up show of ABC already managed to attract 26.68 million viewers and the actual OSCAR telecast was able to expand on that to a total of 38.87 million viewers – and that is just in the US!

And the OSCAR goes to…

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Oscar… not Disney. That might be the best way to sum up what turned out to be a disappointing night for Walt Disney Pictures in the Kodak Theater.
Hopes had been high before the ceremony, after all Disney had netted 13 nominations plus an extra 7 ones for its Miramax label bringing it to a grand total of 20 nominations (for details, check our older post). In 4 categories there were even two Disney nominations competing against each other (Achievement in Art Direction with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and The Prestige; Achievement in Sound Mixing as well as Achievement in Sound Edition both with Apocalypto and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and finally Best Animated Short Film with Disney’s The Little Match Girl and Disney Pixar’s Lifted).

But when Ellen said goodbye and the crowd moved on to the various after-show parties throughout Hollywood and LA Disney had managed to take home only two awards (which admittedly is still a respectable 10% of its nominations). One of the two OSCARS was the Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, which was handed to Helen Mirren for her performance in the title role of the Miramax release THE QUEEN. The other oscar went to PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST in the category Visual Effects.


The Award Season continues

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

The next guild of movie professional has handed out its awards last night. After the Screen Actors Guild now it was the time for the Directors Guild of America (DGA). And once again Disney was able to score three of the trophies at the 59th Annual DGA Awards. So here we go…

For the worldwide record breaking Disney Channel movie “The Highschool Musical” director Kenny Ortega was presented with his first ever DGA award for Oustanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs, while Richard Shepard received his first ever DGA award for his work as director of the pilot episode of ABC’s “Ugly Betty” in the category Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series. For Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for episode #9779 of ABC’s “One Life To Live” Jill Mitwell received her third DGA award in this category (her other three awards in this category in 1993 and 2000 were for work on the same show by the way).

For a complete list of all recipients visit the official website of the DGA.

Disney pushing into European TV-market

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

The Walt Disney Company is continuing its push into the European TV-markets and only recently announced the latest big step. After concentrating on family tv and in particular its local Disney Channels in the past, TWDC is now looking at its other strong brand in TV … no, not ABC … ESPN the cable sports channel (which TWDC holds through ABC, which own 80% of ESPN). TWDC already introduced ESPN Classic in selected European markets in 2002 (re-airing highlights of past sport events) as well as the ESPNsoccernet (a soccer news and informationsite) and ESPN Mobile (dsitributing X Games video, wallpapers). Now ESPN is finally ready to enter the market for live-tv coverage of sports events in Europe – or sort of as it recently announced that it will acquire NASN.

Lost: The End

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

lostseries2dvd.jpgWhen writing on the blog I sometimes think about adding some “Lost” entries too. After all it is ABC’s best series (personal opinion), even if it didn’t win any Golden Globe awards. With so much Disney related babbling I am doing, Lost entries have not really been something I managed to do but the next little news did get my attention and I felt I wanted to share my thoughts on it.

‘Lost’ Will End … Sometime”… and it should. While many series tell stories about lives inside the “real” world that could go on until the viewer had enough or the actors want to stop I feel that Lost is a story that is about 1 certain chapter that has a beginning, a middle and an end. Dragging it into an ongoing series without an end in sight isn’t such a good idea, even if the ratings are good. The producers always said that they had a full story ready where the end is known. Making the story longer could only resolve in bad episodes or even damage the whole Lost idea.


And the Winner is… Cars!

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

carstrailerpict.jpgThe 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards has come to an end and Cars is one of the winners. The movie got the price for Best Animated Feature. The movie was up against Happy Feet and Monster House.

Johnny Depp did not win in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. This price went to Sacha Baron Cohen for his movie “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”. I did not see the movie yet so I cannot judge it but I am a little surprised that Johnny Didn’t get this one.

ABC also shared in the prizes. Grey’s Anatomy (Best TV drama) and Ugly Betty (Best TV comedy, Best Performance by Actress) where among the winners. Lost didn’t get to take a globe home…

A full list of all the winners.

And the 64th Golden Globe Award Nominees are…

Friday, December 15th, 2006

goldenglobeweb.jpgThe Nominees for the Golden Globe Awards are known and the Disney Company is doing well. Some of the nominations are for the following (together with my personal thoughts on the chances to win it);

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – comedy or musical; Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead man’s Chest. Personally I think he makes a good chance of winning this title even with the other names in this category.