The success of Frozen was a major topic during Disney's (DIS +4.9%) earnings call with analysts. The enormous staying power of the film in the U.S. and a highly-successful debut in Asian markets bodes well for a carry-over into FQ2 for box office sales and even beyond with consumer products.
ESPN ad sales are tracking higher for the current quarter despite the upcoming Olympics which will dominate ratings.
The MyMagic+ product at theme parks is having an impact. At Walt Disney World, close to 3K extra visitors a day can be serviced due to the innovation.
Execs backed the big franchise film strategy of the company as they noted 19 of the top 20 films of all-time are of the franchised variety. On that note CEO Bob Iger didn't have any updates on Star Wars development, but did sound mildly enthusiastic on its prospects: "Nothing I say here today could ever capture or convey the magnitude global anticipation for this movie."