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Channel 5 buys Walt Disney biopic

Viacom-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has acquired Walt: The Man Behind the Myth, a doc about Walt Disney. The film is presented by Diane Disney Miller, Walt’s daughter, is narrated by Dick Van Dyke and was officially sanctioned by the Disney founder’s family. It has never-before-seen colour home movies shot by Walt. The Pantheon Pictures-produced […]

Smartertainment: clever is cool for Nat Geo

National Geographic is on the hunt for more brainy and interactive projects following its recent success with Brain Games and a range of smart shows. Speaking at NATPE Miami last week, Nat Geo Channels president Howard T. Owens (left) told the assembled TV folk that ‘smartertainment’ is a key focus for his programming teams. Traditional […]