– . – Walt Disney Makes Changes In Japan


Walt Disney Makes Changes In Japan

Source: Screen International

Walt Disney has merged its theatrical and home entertainment arms in Japan; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Japan and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Japan – which handles DVD, Blu-ray, the Disney Channel and VoD will now all operate under the name Walt Disney Studios Japan.

The restructure, which came into effect on March 1, is intended to streamline the studio’s releases and so meet changing customer demand. Walt Disney USA is also looking to address the shifting balance between cinema and home entertainment audiences, including the implementation of shorter theatrical release windows.