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Former Disney employee accused of stealing parks’ costumes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Walt Disney World employee with backstage access stole about $14,000 worth of costumes and items from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks, authorities said Friday. Patrick Allen Spikes, 24, faces burglary, grand theft, and trafficking in stolen property charges, news outlets reported. The Orange County Sheriff’s office said […]
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Have We Reached Peak Streaming Service Fatigue?

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Edmund Lee of The New York Times about Disney's acquisition of Hulu, and what it means for streaming services.
Tags: News, Disney, New York Times, Npr, Hulu, Audie Cornish, Edmund Lee




33 of Disney’s most anticipated movies

There are some big Disney movies on the horizon.            [Author: 24/7 Wall Street]
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WarnerMedia Entertainment Names Kevin Brockman Communications Head

Disney veteran Kevin Brockman has been named head of communications for WarnerMedia Entertainment. Brockman left Disney in January after 22 years with the company. From 2008 on he served as head of communications for Disney-ABC Television, overseeing corporate, consumer and news communications globally for a suite of brands that included ABC Studios, ABC Entertainment, ABC […]
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‘Aladdin’s’ Mena Massoud Joins Voice Cast of Animated Feature ‘Lamya’s Poem’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Mena Massoud, star of the upcoming Disney film “Aladdin,” will play the lead role of Rumi in the upcoming animated feature film “Lamya’s Poem.” The Unity Productions Foundation-financed picture is written and will be directed by Alexander Kronemer, with Sam Kadi as a producer and Brandon Lloyd as director of animation, for Canada’s PiP Animation Studios […]
Tags: News, Disney, Global, Canada, Festivals, Rumi, Aladdin, Brandon Lloyd, Unity Productions Foundation, Mena Massoud, Sam Kadi, Mena Massoud Joins Voice Cast, Lamya, Alexander Kronemer, PiP Animation Studios


‘Little Mermaid’ Swims Back Into Hollywood Fishbowl for a Live-Sung Screening

It was November 17, 1989 when “The Little Mermaid” splashed into theaters. Its arrival loosed a Disney animation tsunami through the 1990s, resulting in a series of beloved films that are now experiencing a lucrative second life with live-action remakes like “Beauty and the Beast” and this month’s “Aladdin.” “Mermaid” started it all, a lush […]
Tags: News, Disney, Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid, Lea Michele, Hollywood Bowl, Alan Menken, Harvey Fierstein, Richard Kraft


10 vacation rentals with extreme themes

No matter what you’re into – from dogs and frogs to Disney and Wes Anderson – there’s a vacation rental out there with your name written all over it.            [Author: Special to USA TODAY]
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Guardians director James Gunn: Disney 'had right' to fire me

The Guardians of the Galaxy director speaks for the first time since being fired and rehired over tweets.
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Here's why Liberty Media's CEO called Sinclair's sports deal with Disney a 'perversion'

Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has opened fire at Sinclair Broadcast's recent purchase of 21 regional sports networks from Disney, complaining it could give the local-television giant a leg up in negotiations with distributors and result in less free programming. "It is, to my mind, a little bit of a perversion of public policy," Maffei said on the media conglomerate's first-quarter earnings call. "That perversity has led to giving Sinclair, probably, an edge." Liberty Media's key ...


Academy’s Inclusion Internship Program Strikes Gold

For Angie Villafane, who grew up in San Jose, Calif., movies were a “weekend ritual with my parents.” For San Jose State library science student Villafane, the Academy Gold internship program was an entree point into the entertainment industry. In 2017, she was one of 69 interns in the diversity and inclusion initiative’s inaugural cohort. […]
Tags: News, Marvel, Disney, Academy, Paramount, SAN JOSE Calif, Panavision, San Jose State, Amblin, Villafañe, Academy Gold, Angie Villafane


Hulu Insiders Upbeat After Disney Takes the Reins

Nearly all of Hulu’s 2,000-plus employees learned about Disney’s deal to take full control of their company on Tuesday the same time the rest of the world did — when the Mouse House and Comcast announced details of their agreement around 9 a.m. ET. Shortly after the official announcement, Hulu CEO Randy Freer sent an […]
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James Gunn says he thought career 'was over' after Disney firing

In his first major interview since he was fired (and later rehired) by Disney, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has said he felt as if his career “was over” after the company removed him from the third film in the Marvel franchise last summer. “That first day… I'm going to say it was the most intense of my entire life,” Gunn told Deadline. “There have been other difficult days in my life, from the time I got sober when I was younger, to the death of friends who committed suicide....
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Disney Unveils the Other Half of its Television Universe at Upfront (Analysis)

Disney’s upfront presentation on Tuesday at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall amounted to the second half of the starry unveiling of its Television Universe. The two-hour-plus showcase came on a month after the April 11 showcase of plans for the Disney Plus streaming service, which came less than a month after Disney completed its historic […]
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‘Fargo,’ ‘Modern Family,’ Aretha Franklin and More: 5 Things We Learned at Disney’s Upfront

The newly merged suite of Disney networks held its first ever “Disney Upfront Experience” on Tuesday, featuring segments devoted to ESPN, FX, Freeform, ABC News and ABC. Highlights included comedic bits from ESPN’s Kenny Mayne and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, while singer John Mayer closed the show with two numbers. Here are some tidbits gleaned from […]
Tags: News, Jimmy Kimmel, Abc, Disney, Espn, Fargo, FX, Modern Family, John Mayer, Franklin, Kenny Mayne, Upfronts, Genius: Aretha Franklin, ESPN FX Freeform ABC News


Emma Thompson in Talks to Join Emma Stone in Disney’s ‘Cruella’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Emma Thompson is in early talks to star opposite Emma Stone in the Disney’s “Cruella,” a live-action origin story based on the classic “101 Dalmatians” villain Cruella de Vil. “I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie is helming the film with Marc Platt, Kristin Burr and Andrew Gunn producing. De Vil, who will be played by Stone […]
Tags: News, Disney, Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Andrew Gunn, Craig Gillespie, Cruella, Cruella de Vil I Tonya, Marc Platt Kristin Burr, De Vil


Disney takes over Hulu. What's it mean for cord cutters, binge watchers? Change is coming

Disney has taken over control of live and on-demand streaming service Hulu. That can help Disney offer bundled video subscriptions to consumers.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘The Bold Type’ Renewed for Season 4 at Freeform, Switches Showrunners Again

“The Bold Type” has been renewed for a fourth season at Freeform but will switch showrunners once again. Taking the stage during the network’s portion of the Disney upfront presentation in New York Tuesday, series stars Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy and Katie Stevens announced the return. Amanda Lasher, who took over as showrunner in Season […]
Tags: New York, News, Disney, Freeform, Katie Stevens, The Bold Type, Amanda Lasher, Wendy Straker Hauser, Aisha Dee Meghann Fahy


‘The Bold Type’ Renewed for Season 4 at Freeform

“The Bold Type” has been renewed for a fourth season at Freeform. Taking the stage during the network’s portion of the Disney upfront presentation in New York Tuesday, series stars Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy and Katie Stevens announced the return. The series also stars Melora Hardin, Sam Page, Matt Ward and Stephen Conrad Moore. For […]
Tags: New York, News, Disney, Freeform, Katie Stevens, The Bold Type, Aisha Dee Meghann Fahy, Melora Hardin Sam Page Matt Ward, Stephen Conrad Moore


Ring the Bells: Disney Confirms Game of Thrones Creators Will Write a New Star Wars Movie

“The next movie we produce will be theirs,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said
Tags: Star Wars, News, Uncategorized, Disney, Bloomberg, Bob Iger, Onetime


Here’s why Disney’s Hulu takeover won’t matter for a while

With Comcast ceding control of Hulu, Disney is now in complete control of the popular streaming service, but that won't mean much for regular subscribers, at least not for now, anyway. The post Here’s why Disney’s Hulu takeover won’t matter for a while appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Disney, Trends, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Home Theater, Hulu, Streaming Services, Movies & TV, Hulu Disney


‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners To Direct Next Film In ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy

Disney confirmed that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to helm the first film after "The Rise of the Skywalker."
Tags: News, Disney, Weiss, David Benioff


Disney now has full control of Hulu

If it wasn't already clear that Disney is very serious about becoming one of the major players in the video streaming business, then Disney's newest move should drive that point home.The company on Tuesday announced that it will assume full operational control of the Hulu streaming service following a "put/call" deal with Comcast. What that means is that the two giants agreed that Disney will buy Hulu five years from now at a minimum valuation of $27.5 billion.As early as January 2024, C...
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Woman arrested for CBD oil at Disney demands apology

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 69-year-old woman is demanding an apology for her arrest at a Walt Disney World security checkpoint last month after a guard found CBD oil while searching her purse. Hester Burkhalter has hired high-profile attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented Trayvon Martin’s family. Crump said Tuesday that Disney World and the Orange […]
Tags: News, Disney, Ap, Nation, Trayvon Martin, Walt Disney World, Disney World, Orlando Fla, Crump, Benjamin Crump, Hester Burkhalter


Next ‘Star Wars’ Movie Will Be From ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators

“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on the “Star Wars” movie that’s due out in 2022, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed. Iger made the announcement Tuesday during the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit, a week after Disney revealed there will be a trio of untitled “Star Wars” entries after “Star […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Disney, Game Of Thrones, Iger, Weiss, David Benioff, Bob Iger, D.b. Weiss, MoffettNathanson Media and Communications


Tim Conway, Comedian and ‘Carol Burnett Show’ Star, Dies at 85

Tim Conway, the agile comedian who was a core member of the “The Carol Burnett Show” troupe and starred in a string of Disney film comedies in the 1970s, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 85. A rep for Conway tells Variety he died from water on the brain. In later years, Conway […]
Tags: News, Disney, Los Angeles, Carol Burnett, Obituaries, People News, Conway, Tim Conway, Carol Burnett Show


Disney to Buy Comcast’s Hulu Stake and Take Full Control of Streaming Service

The deal is a potentially crucial deal for Hulu, which built its audience on the lineup of shows from NBC, ABC and Fox.
Tags: Television, News, Disney, Comcast, Mergers, Walt Disney Company, Hulu, Comcast Corporation, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Cable Television, NBC ABC, Hulu.com


Disney Takes Control Of Hulu in Comcast Streaming Service Deal

Disney may bundle Hulu with its upcoming kids-focused streaming service, Disney Plus
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Disney, Hulu, Onetime, Disney Takes Control Of Hulu, Comcast Streaming Service Deal


Disney is taking full control of Hulu

Disney's takeover of Hulu is just about complete.
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John Landgraf Talks Disney Changes, Streaming Competition and Future of ‘American Crime Story’

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf has never been shy about addressing the TV industry’s biggest challenges but on Tuesday he told reporters he has become “more optimistic than I’ve ever been” now that FX is part of the formidable Disney content eco-system. Although Disney’s family friendly image is at times a world apart from FX’s […]
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