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Data’s In: Disney To Release All Its Movies In Theatres First

It comes after Disney’s successful theatrical release this month of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Audience, Shang Chi


Disney's remaining movies for 2021 will premiere exclusively in theatres for up to 45 days, following the 'Black Widow' furore

The cast of Disney's "Eternals." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Disney said on Friday it will release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatres. Musical "Encato" will play for 30 days, while another five movies will have a 45-day window. Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney in July for "Black Widow's" dual-release. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney plans to release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatr...
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Marvel, Theatre, Disney, US, Trends, Tech, Colombia, Delta, Streaming, Scarlett Johansson, Steven Spielberg, Hamilton, Streaming Media


Disney Doesn’t Want Frank Oz To Make Muppets Anymore

“They don’t want me because I won’t follow orders and I won’t do the kind of Muppets they believe in,” he continued. Just how does Oz describe the new version of the Muppets? “The soul’s not there,” he said. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Disney


Jill Murphy, Author Of The Worst Witch Books, Has Died At 72

Murphy, who dreamt up The Worst Witch series at age 18 (the first book was published when she was 24), refused to sell the rights to Disney because they wanted far too much control. – BBC
Tags: Art, Disney, People, Murphy, Jill Murphy, 08.20.21


Disney Adds AI: Are You Ready To Speak With Your Favorite Fantasy Character?

How long before Disney replaces the humans who portray characters in its parks with machines? Today, impressive robot stuntman; tomorrow, creepy robot Cinderella signing autographs outside the castle. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Disney, Issues


The Recovery Of The Mouse

In case you were worried, Disney’s doing much better now, which is possibly a good sign for the economy. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Disney, Issues, 08.12.21


The Only Way The Mouse Could Win A Streaming War

Disney needs a good streaming app – and fast. But it’s probably not ready. – FastCompany
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, 08.14.21


The Woes Of Planned Blockbuster ‘Jungle Cruise’ Show The Pandemic Is Still On

That is to say, with the Delta variant tearing through countries and kids in the U.S. still unable to be vaccinated, Jungle Cruise made a poor showing on the big screen (and Disney Plus $$ wasn’t enough to make up for that). – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Jungle Cruise, 08.01.21


Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over “Black Widow”

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the simultaneous digital rollout of “Black Widow,” saying it breaches her contract with the company to release the film in theaters first. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, Washington, Disney, Scarlett Johansson


Movie Theatre Owners Blame Drop In Black Widow Numbers On Disney Plus

The cinema owners’ association claimed that profits from Black Widow were less than expected, even when Disney added in those buying the movie to watch at home on Disney Plus. – Variety Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, 07.18.21


The UK Suddenly Has A Lack Of Filming Space

Disney and Netflix need the UK, but they’re not alone, according to a new report that says it’s time to build more studios and soundstages. – The Guardian (UK) The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Media, Disney, Netflix, 07.10.21


Your Weekend Justice #293: A Wikipedia Article Waiting to Happen

You, during the apocalypse, you can make your own rope! – Rox of Spazhouse This episode was recorded May 24, 2021. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. And since nobody involved is innocent, no names were changed. Agenda: Jon vs. his own teethJab update!Experimentation at PublixVaccine nostalgiaRox has a visitorMadman spawnsRumnesiaYour friendly neighborhood Planet of the Apes artistHow bad government facilitates travel (we do not necessarily endorse this)Making Disne...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Games, Christopher Nolan, Television, Podcasts, Wikipedia, Alcohol, Weekend Justice, Marvel, Spider-Man, Disney, America, Atlanta, History, Netflix


Meet the millennial crypto-art entrepreneurs backed by Scooter Braun who want to dominate the 'wild, wild west' of the NFT market

Mark Mastrandrea and Jeff Cole, the founders of IKONICK. Courtesy of IKONICK IKONICK, a canvas-art company, blends pop culture and quotes into high-end art millennials love. Now, it plans to disrupt the NFT space. It dropped its first NFT last month, earning $100,000 in sales. The founders spoke with Insider about tapping into the millennial art buyer and the future of NFTs. See more stories on Insider's business page. "Dreams weigh more than excuses."So says an all-white, bold font sp...
Tags: Art, Instagram, Small Business, Entertainment, Investments, Boston, Disney, Trends, Markets, Economy, Millennials, Nba, Adweek, Gary Vaynerchuk, Christie, NFT


Meet the millennial crypto-art entrepreneurs backed by Gary Vaynerchuk who want to dominate the 'wild, wild west' of the NFT market

Mark Mastrandrea and Jeff Cole, the founders of IKONICK. Courtesy of IKONICK IKONICK, a canvas-art company, blends pop culture and quotes into high-end art millennials love. Now, it plans to disrupt the NFT space. It dropped its first NFT last month, earning $100,000 in sales. The founders spoke with Insider about tapping into the millennial art buyer and the future of NFTs. See more stories on Insider's business page. "Dreams weigh more than excuses."So says an all-white, bold font sp...
Tags: Art, Instagram, Small Business, Entertainment, Investments, Boston, Disney, Trends, Markets, Economy, Millennials, Nba, Adweek, Gary Vaynerchuk, Christie, NFT


Escaping The ‘Teen On Disney’ Trap

Olivia Rodrigo has figured out something that few have before her. There’s” a shift within the Disney sphere, which has apparently evolved enough to allow its stars to curse while still holding down jobs on PG-rated television.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Disney, People, Rodrigo, 06.02.21


Strong to the Finich: In Defense of Popeye the Musical

I’m working on a new book called Play / Back: A Different History of Movie Musicals, and it’s been such a fun exercise for two reasons. First, I’m discovering incredibly weird, cool movie musicals I had never heard of before, like Madam Satan, Volga-Volga, The Happiness of the Katakuris, Zachariah, and lots of others. Second, I’m really studying films that I have seen before, but I’m seeing them with entirely new eyes, and finding so many wonderful new details. Especially with those films that ...
Tags: Hollywood, Musicals, Film, Robin Williams, Theatre, Disney, Cinema, Williams, Nashville, Robert Evans, Vanity Fair, Paramount, Malta, 1980s, Robert Altman, Harry Nilsson


When Xerox And ‘101 Dalmatians’ Saved Disney’s Animation Studio

Up through Disney’s previous animated feature, Sleeping Beauty, each cell in a film had to be traced and copied by hand, often more than once, then inked and painted — and each movie used hundreds of thousands of cells. That got expensive: Sleeping Beauty cost $1 million more than it earned in its first release (and in 1959 that was serious money). For Dalmatians, animators used Xerox cameras to copy the drawings for cells, saving so much labor and expense that the studio used the technique for...
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Xerox, Walt, 06.02.21, Disney 's Animation Studio


Disney Is Rebranding Villains And Trying To Pretend That’s Feminist

It seems good at first, right? Adding dimension to villains! “In theory, this is a positive shift, Disney’s attempt to offer its young audience lessons that aren’t so dependent on innate goodness, or telegraphing that goodness with physical attributes. But as this novelty has jelled into a house style, the unofficial ban on old-fashioned evil starts to feel a little like an unholy cross between bothsidesism and aggressive branding. After all, why should any Disney characters inspire fear or app...
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, 06.01.21


How In The Heights Became The Post-Pandemic Movie Of The Summer

Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose Hamilton, filmed, made Disney+ a lot of money last year (and ensured musical theatre fans had something to watch over and over and over again while actual theatres were shuttered), says that he really wanted In the Heights to come out as scheduled. “I felt like I was back in my 20s — ‘No, please, let’s put on the show!’ Next summer felt like forever away, and I was, like, ‘But it’s good! And the world needs it!’ But I’m grateful that cooler heads than mine kicked the m...
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, 06.02.21


How ‘Cruella’ Makeup Artist Channeled the Punk Rock Aesthetic of 1970s London

Disney’s “Cruella” is both a live-action “101 Dalmatians” origin story and an ode to 1970s London. It’s set at the height of the punk rock era, when an “anything goes” mentality ruled music, fashion and makeup. When she took on the job, makeup head Nadia Stacey, who had previously worked with “Cruella” star Emma Stone […]
Tags: Design, London, Disney, Emma Stone, Mac Cosmetics, Cruella, Nadia Stacey


Costuming ‘Cruella’: The Fashion Behind a Villainous Disney Origin Story

Cruella de Vil has always been known for her notorious and outlandish sartorial statements, but how her signature black-and-white looks came to be is a story unto itself. Director Craig Gillespie traces the Disney villain’s origin story in the new live-action feature film “Cruella,” which follows Estella (played by Emma Stone, who also serves as […]
Tags: Design, Disney, Emma Stone, Cruella de Vil, Craig Gillespie, Estella, Cruella


The 90-Day Theatrical Window For Movies Is Fully Dead

Thanks, Disney: “After months of teetering precariously on the precipice, the final blow came on Thursday following Disney’s announcement that Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the Ryan Reynolds’ action comedy Free Guy would screen in theaters for 45 days before landing on home entertainment.” Good luck, movie theatres! – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Ryan Reynolds, Shang Chi


Disney+ Isn’t Using Show-runners For Its Shows. A New TV Model?

Effectively, the studio is making its TV shows as if they were roughly six-hour movies, applying the same production methodology it’s used for the 23 unprecedentedly successful interconnected feature films that comprise the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That means empowering directors to lead a lot of creative decision-making, in collaboration with a small cadre of hands-on Marvel creative executives who are with the project from the beginning and report up to Feige. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, 05.12.21


The 9 best Airbnbs in Orlando, including options close to Disney, stays with private pools, and even a home with its own arcade

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Thanks to world-class theme parks and sunny weather, Orlando is a popular year-round destination. We found the best Orlando Airbnbs whether you want to be right by the parks or in a serene setting. The city can be expensive during peak seasons, but these top-rated Airbnbs all start under $260. As Disney World eases COVID restrictions, Orlando continues to be one of the most-visited cities in the ...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Disney, US, Trends, United States, Walt Disney World, Interior Design, Orlando, Disney World, Ritz, Kennedy Space Center, Kissimmee, Disney Springs, Winter Park, Airbnbs


Disney Apparently Decided Not To Pay Some Authors Their Royalties

And now there’s a task force trying to get the authors of novels in the Indiana Jones, Buffy, and Star Wars universes the royalties for recent sales of their books. Disney, according to author Alan Dean Foster, told him that when they bought Lucasfilm and the rights to Foster’s novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope, first published in 1976, that didn’t mean he would continue to earn royalties from the still in-print, still selling book. The Mouse “argued that it had purchased the rights, but no...
Tags: Art, Disney, Indiana, Lucasfilm, Issues, Alan Dean Foster, Foster, 04.28.21, Jones Buffy


Video: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Almost Looked VERY Different

The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge hits bookstore shelves this week, and with it comes a lot of information, insight and concept art about how Disney’s Star Wars theme park land evolved into what it is today. That includes all the paths it almost took, including alternate rides and stores, and very different storytelling experiences. And we’ve put together a video breaking it all down. Galaxy’s Edge Differences Over at my Ordinary Adventures YouTube channel, we recorded a video talking...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Books, Movies, Disney, Features, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Alley, Fandom, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, OGA, Amy Ratcliffe, Featured Stories Sidebar, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge


Streamers Ruled The Oscars This Year

Yes, 2020 was a weird year, and the rules for movies to debut in movie theatres were waived, but still: Netflix had seven statues, Amazon two, Disney one (or a lot more, if you count Nomadland as a Disney production), and Warner Bros one, all for movies that were either only streamed or debuted on streaming and theatres (if any were open) on the same day. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Amazon, Art, Media, Disney, Los Angeles, Netflix, Warner Bros, Nomadland, 04.25.21


Make the Weather Come Alive Onstage and Onscreen

Unless you have perfect timing, when you’re producing a show with your students, you will be performing it at a different time of year than what the show is set in. For example, you might be performing Almost, Maine in April (when the show is set in the winter) or Disney’s High School Musical 2 […]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Maine


Fish Meets Grill, a solo exhibition by Veera Rustomji

We are thrilled to inform that our dear friend Veera Rustomji will have a solo exhibition at VM Art Gallery in Karachi Pakistan. VM Art Gallery is pleased to present Fish Meets Grill, a solo exhibition by Veera Rustomji, opening on 24th March 2021 from 11am – 7pm. The exhibition will continue until 11th April 2021. The title refers to a recipe as an anecdote for the ultimate fate of creatures cooked to reach charred perfection. If we think about the ‘manly’ activity of fishing, it is usually...
Tags: Art, London, Life, Disney, Chelsea, Portland, KARACHI, KARACHI Pakistan, UAL, Karachi Biennale, Veera Rustomji, VM Art Gallery, Indus Valley School of Art, Chelsea College of Arts UAL, Vasl Artists ' Association, Learning Collections Department


The Gender-Based Lawsuit Against Disney Expands To Include Pay Secrecy

California labor law doesn’t allow for pay secrecy. Disney denies the claims by the plaintiffs that “Disney prohibits employees from disclosing their own wages, discussing the pay of others or inquiring about another employee’s compensation. … Some of the plaintiffs also claim to have been instructed multiple times not to talk about their compensation, with one alleging that another employee had been disciplined for sharing their pay information with others at the company.” – Los Angeles Times ...
Tags: Art, California, Disney, Issues, 03.18.21, Gender Based Lawsuit Against Disney



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