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Disney announces 5 million movies sold via iTunes

updated 10:45 am EDT, Thu July 31, 2008

Disney iTunes sales

During a conference call for the company's Q3 2008 results, Bob Iger, president of the Walt Disney Corporation, has announced that since agreeing to sell movies through the iTunes Store, the company has sold over five million titles. Iger insists however that the presence of Apple CEO Steve Jobs on the board of directors has not influenced any decisions on content distribution. "Some of our agreements were signed before the purchase of Pixar," says Iger.

Before the studio was absorbed by Disney, Jobs was at one point the chairman and CEO of Pixar. The company's short films have also been some of the first to appear in iTunes video libraries, before even the general availability of movies and TV shows.

At the last Macworld Expo in January, prior to the announcement of rentals, Apple announced that it had sold a total of seven million films. Up until June films were exclusively available in the United States, but are now also available in the United Kingdom and Canada.




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  1. Haroscarfel

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -19

    itunes?

    is that thing still around?

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    dam pirates!

    When will they learn!

  1. robttwo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Geesh - they only sold 5,000,000 titles by doing absolutely nothing but letting Apple handle everything to do with sales, marketing, and distribution.

    Now, who are those other Movie companies?

    Doofuses.

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    It's like...

    With those numbers, it's like getting an extra opening weekend blockbuster a year for free!

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