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Disney launches new streaming video app, offers a free movie download as bait

Disney movies have a pretty massive presence on iTunes already, but rather than let Apple manage all its live action and animated offerings, the storied company has decided to launch a movie app of its very own. Called Disney Movies Anywhere, the app is now available for download via the App...

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Disney show to premier on iPad, Kindle Fire

The Disney Company has taken the bold step to release Sheriff Callie's Wild West on iPads and Kindles before it makes it to the more traditional Disney Channel and Disney Junior outlets. The New York Times reports that Disney feels there are enough kids using tablets that the jump is...

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Apple's iPad to join Disney's Little Mermaid in theaters in worst idea ever

Disney has announced plans to rerelease The Little Mermaid to theaters on September 20 in a move that should fill any fan of classic animation with glee. Of course it's not just a rerelease, or we wouldn't be talking about it on TUAW. No, this rerelease is dubbed The Little Mermaid: Second Screen...

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Apple TV gets Vevo, Weather Channel, Disney and Smithsonian channels

Apple has added a number of new channels to the Apple TV today, as first noted by MacRumors. The news channels include Vevo, The Weather Channel, Disney, Disney XD and the Smithsonian Channel. Though the Vevo channel has been rumored for some time, the other channels were unexpected. Vevo has...

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Disney introduces Infinity: Toy Box world creator and Action! video apps for iPad

Disney's Infinity collection of toys and video games arrive this Sunday, August 18, and the company surprised the gaming community today by announcing two new iOS mobile companion apps that will be part of the collection. The first is called Disney Infinity: Action! and is described as a...

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Explore the history of Disney's animated films in the 'Disney Animated' app

If you're a film, animation or Disney junkie, you're going to love the latest app Disney has released for iOS. Disney Animated explores the history and animation of all 53 animated Disney films. The app is a love letter to the company that was so important in the history of animation. Users can...

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Disney to honor Steve Jobs with Disney Legends Award at D23 Expo

Every year Disney holds its D23 Expo for Disney fans, who flock to Anaheim to experience the magic that is Disney. Besides exhibits and live performances, the Expo also hosts an annual Disney Legends Ceremony that honors people who have made integral contributions to The Walt Disney Company. Steve...

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Daily iPhone App: Where's My Mickey combines Disney's old with its new

Disney has come up with yet another way to wring a new title out of its megahit Where's My Water. This time, it combines the "swipe to clean" gameplay with one of the company's oldest properties. Yes, they've pulled out Mickey Mouse for an iOS game, and Where's My Mickey? is available on the App...

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Avengers Alliance out now on iOS, Where's My Mickey coming tomorrow

Disney's got two big releases arriving on the App Store last week and this week, one we've been waiting on for a while, and another that combines one of the company's oldest properties with one of the newest. The first is Avengers Alliance, which is now out and available on the App Store as a...

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ABC has live-streaming mobile app in the works

The New York Times is reporting that ABC is working on an app to stream live ABC programming to the iPhones and iPads of cable and satellite TV subscribers. ABC, which is a subsidiary of Disney, would become the first American broadcaster to provide a live internet stream of both national and...

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Temple Run: Oz the Great and Powerful (apparently) landing this month on iOS

There's no place like home Twitter to let announcements slip before you're supposed to, because even if you delete a tweet, chances are good someone's already seen it. Such was the case when a Disney PR rep in France prematurely announced that the company is planning to release Temple Run: Oz...

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Disney CEO Bob Iger speaks about his relationship with Steve Jobs

Yesterday at the Hollywood Radio and Television Panel, Producer Brian Grazer lead a Q&A with Disney CEO and current Apple board member Bob Iger. Though the discussion was to center around the television and film industry it quickly turned to Iger's relationship with Steve Jobs. In 2006,...

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Storm8 and Disney share big app download figures from the holiday season

Here are two more companies that had a big holiday season on the App Store. First up, mobile developer Storm8 has posted some information about how its holiday went, and as you can see above, December 25 was a pretty big day for them. They saw more than 2 million downloads of their apps in just...

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Disney's Bart Decrem on the holiday lineup: Monster's Inc Run, and new Avengers and Wreck-It content

Disney's mobile game division has had one heck of a year. "I feel in general that we're executing very nicely on the vision we laid out a year ago," senior vice president Bart Decrem told TUAW this week. "Among media companies, we are maybe the most successful on the App Store and Android. I...

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Disney's Wreck-It Ralph collection, Borderlands Legends out this week on iOS

Two big titles are set to hit the App Store this evening, along with the rest of the week's other big releases. Disney's Wreck-It Ralph movie is due in theaters on Nov. 2, and I can promise you, after getting to see it at an advance screening, it's really good. Pixar's John Lasseter is now in...

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