Bette Midler's movies featuring female buddies, beginning with "Outrageous Fortune" with Shelly Long, have turned the singer-comedian into one of Disney's hottest properties.

Midler followed "Outrageous Fortune" with "Big Business," this time starring with Lily Tomlin. The movie is set for summer release.Midler and Barbara Hershey are currently filming "Beaches" for Disney, a contemporary drama based on the novel by Iris Rainer Dart.