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The Bob Chapek FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s New CEO

Well, after years of talking about it, Robert Iger has finally made it official: he’s stepped down as the CEO of the Walt Disney Company, and is being succeeded by Bob Chapek, effective immediately. This executive transition has understandably raised a lot of questions, both from the Disney diehards online and any of you who just might like an occasional animated film. So let’s break it down as best we can, based on what we know so far. Is Bob Iger Finished at Disney? Technically, n...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, United States, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Bob, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Robert Iger, Bob Iger, Disney/Pixar, Kevin Mayer, Bob Chapek, Jay Rasulo, Chapek

Bob Iger’s Disney Exit Surprised More Than Just Industry Analysts, and He Leaves Some Uncertainty in His Wake

Yesterday, Bob Iger stepped down as the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, handing the reins to Disney parks chief Bob Chapek. The news came as a huge surprise to Hollywood, industry analysts, and even a major player within the Disney company, and in the wake of the big announcement, some questions linger about the future of the company’s streaming platforms. Deadline reports that Kevin Mayer, the head of Disney’s Direct to Consumer and International branch, was at Hulu announcing chief marketi...
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Go on your own adventure with these magical Onward themed products

Disney Pixar's latest film, "Onward," is nearly here, and there's tons of merchandise available to snag before the much-anticipated release. The movie follows two elf brothers, voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, who go on an epic quest to spend a day with their father, who died when they were young.
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Analysis: What Bob Iger did to change the way we watch movies (hint: it was a lot)

For better or for worse – and those designations will be different from different perspectives – Bob Iger changed the way big Hollywood changed its biggest businesses during his 15 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company. Robert Iger (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, FIle) Iger wasn’t the first executive to recognize the value of intellectual properties. Indeed, Disney was built on the slim shoulders of a popular cartoon mouse and the backs of fairy tale-princesses. But Iger more than any other s...
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Bob Iger Steps Down as Disney CEO, Disney Parks’ Bob Chapek Named Successor

The Walt Disney Company has a new CEO. Bob Iger has stepped down as Disney CEO, effective immediately. Disney Parks chief Bob Chapek has been named by the conglomerate as the next CEO and will succeed Iger immediately. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Iger has stepped down from his role as Disney CEO, and the House of Mouse has named Bob Chapek as his immediate successor. Iger will assume the role of executive chairman and will lead the board until his contract ends on December 31,...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Bob, Cnbc, Bob Iger, Disney Parks, Michael Eisner, Twenty First Century Fox, Disney/Pixar, House of Mouse, Business and Industry News, Bob Chapek, Chapek, Disney Parks ' Bob Chapek Named Successor

‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ Revealed: Everything You Need To Know About Project Luminous

Last night at an event held at Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm revealed Star Wars: The High Republic, a new publishing program which will feature interconnected stories told across multiple publishers in a section of the Star Wars timeline not yet explored in canon. We were there in attendance to learn all about this new era and how it might change the future of Star Wars storytelling. What is Project Luminous? Initially teased at Star Wars Celebration in 2019 as “Project Luminous,” Star W...
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Video: We Hacked ‘Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run’ And Experienced A Secret Chewbacca Mode

The Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run ride has been open in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for nearly 9 months now, but it has only been recently discovered that the attraction has some secret unlock-able alternate modes. Below, learn about Chewbacca mode (or otherwise called the Wookiee mode or Chewbacca hack), a new way of riding the attraction that is only available if you know the secret code. It’s not uncommon for game developers to hide hidden alternate modes or Easter eggs in video games...
Tags: Movies, Features, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Falcon, Chewbacca, Video Blog, Hondo, Hando, Fandom, Disney/Pixar, Featured Stories Sidebar, Wookiee, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Hondo Ohnaka

‘Onward’ Features Pixar’s First Openly LGBTQ Character, Voiced by Lena Waithe

Disney and Pixar are finally giving us our first openly queer animated character — so we hope. In recent years, Disney has made tiny little baby steps toward greater LGBTQ representation, with an “exclusively gay moment” in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, a minor gay character in Avengers: Endgame, and the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it same-sex kiss of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But those moments ended up feeling like insubstantial excuses for the House of Mouse to pat itself ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Animation, Pixar, Skywalker, Specter, Mary Sue, Lena Waithe, Scanlon, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Waithe, House of Mouse, Dan Scanlon, Jason Headley

Kevin Feige’s Fight to Change Marvel Studios From the Inside Almost Cost Him His Job

After more than a decade of success with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige is currently riding high as the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, overseeing the company’s film, television, and publishing branches. But according to a new interview with MCU actor Mark Ruffalo, Feige nearly lost his job while taking a stand for more inclusion and diversity in the movies he was developing. These battles behind closed doors at Marvel have been written about in the past. They all...
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‘Onward’ Clips: Tom Holland and Chris Pratt’s Brothers Meet Octavia Spencer’s Manticore

The first reactions are out for Pixar’s latest animated film Onward, and while the fantasy-comedy film doesn’t seem to be casting a spell on all critics, there’s plenty of reason to be excited for the road trip movie starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. Two new Onward clips help feed into that excitement, showing a sneak peek at the scene in which Holland and Pratt’s elf brothers, on a quest to magic their dead father to life for a day, come face to face with the not-so-fearsome Manticore, pla...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Fantasy, Animation, Holland, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Video Clips, Spencer, Ian, Pratt, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tom Holland, Disney/Pixar, Dan Scanlon

New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Coming From ‘Sleight’ Director and ‘Luke Cage’ Writer

According to a new report, Lucasfilm has hired Sleight and Sweetheart director J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Matt Owens to develop a new Star Wars movie. Here’s what we know so far. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that a new Star Wars movie is in the works from Dillard and Owens. THR says it’s still unclear if Dillard will direct should the project move forward. It’s also currently undecided whether this movie will be released theatrically, or made specifica...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Netflix, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Rian Johnson, Luke Cage, Kiersey Clemons, Owens, Hollywood Reporter, Weiss

No, Disney Probably Didn't Infringe A Unicorn Van Artist's Copyright, But It Would Have Sued If The Roles Were Reversed (techdirt)

If there is ever a Copyright Protectionist Hall of Fame built, it should probably be constructed on the grounds of one Disney theme park or another. As regular readers here will already know, Disney is notoriously aggressive in its enforcement of intellectual property generally, and in copyright specifically. Hell, the 1998 CTEA, which extended the terms of copyright, is more commonly referred to as "The Mickey Mouse Protection Act." Our pages are absolutely littered with stories of Disney bully...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, Disney, Pixar, Copyright Office, Timothy Geigner, Rae, Disney Pixar, Clausen, SFGATE, Kori Rae, Cicely Daniher, Daniher, Jane Clausen, Conor Corcoran

‘Onward’ Review: When It Comes to Pixar, “Okay” Doesn’t Feel Like Enough

It took only a few minutes after I left the Onward screening for a distressing thought to settle in my mind. Rare is the Pixar film that disappoints. Rarer still is the Pixar film that tells a story that arguably could’ve been in live-action, not animation. Considering that the story in question, Onward , has characters including a manticore, centaurs, elves, and sprites, you might think that’s impossible. While Onward is a distinctly colorful animated film, its story feels like a var...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Animation, Pixar, Jack Black, Octavia Spencer, Spencer, Ian, Pratt, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tom Holland, Louis Dreyfus, Monsters University, Disney/Pixar

‘Mulan’ is Rated PG-13, a First For Disney’s Live-Action Remakes

As you might have noticed, all of Disney’s recent live-action remakes of their animated films have scored PG ratings – until now. Mulan just landed a PG-13 rating, making it the first of these remakes to suggest something slightly more mature than what we’ve seen from Disney so far. The rating is due to “sequences of violence”, which makes sense since the story involves the main character going off to war. But the original 1998 film did as well – and still managed a G rating. So just how violen...
Tags: Movies, China, Disney, Mulan, Jet Li, Remakes, Eddie Murphy, Donnie Yen, Carribean, Imperial Army, Tung, Niki Caro, Gong Li, Disney/Pixar, House of Mouse, Jason Scott Lee

Exclusive: Daniel Radcliffe Debunks Moon Knight Rumors

Exclusive: Daniel Radcliffe debunks Moon Knight rumors A few months back, rumors began swirling that Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe was being eyed to star in Disney+’s upcoming series adaptation of Marvel’s Moon Knight in the titular role, with fan art hitting the internet of what the star would look like as the iconic character. However, whilst talking to the 30-year-old star for his upcoming biopic thriller Escape From Pretoria, Radcliffe officially debunked those rumors for ComingSoon...
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‘Onward’ Early Buzz: A Sweet and Emotional Adventure That’s Missing the Usual Pixar Magic

Just being an animated film from Pixar is a vote of confidence, with audiences holding the studio’s movies to the highest of standards. But could Pixar’s latest film, the fantasy-comedy Onward, live up to those standards? According to the Onward early buzz, opinions are mixed. The first reactions to Onward are out, and while some are enchanted with the Tom Holland and Chris Pratt-starring road trip adventure movie about two elf brothers on a quest to resurrect their dead father for a day, other...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Animation, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Zootopia, Ian, Tom Holland, Kirsten, Germain Lussier, Kristian Harloff, Michael Lee, Kristen Lopez, Jenna Busch, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar

‘Onward’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company, Disney Pixar claims the top spot in spending with “Onward.” Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $4.99 million through Sunday for 784 national ad airings on 35 networks. […]
Tags: News, Sonic the Hedgehog, Disney Pixar, The Invisible Man, ONward, The Call of the Wild, The Way Back

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season 7 Clip: Captain Rex Meets Clone Force 99

The seventh and final season premiere of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars arrives this Friday, and Disney+ is kicking things off with a bang by introducing a skilled and deadly new group of Clone Troopers called The Bad Batch. The “defective” experimental squad has some mutations that make them stand out from the rest of the troopers, and Captain Rex is a little leery about their tactics when he meets them in a newly released Clone Wars season 7 clip. Watch it below. Star Wars: ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Sequels, Rex, Lucasfilm, Video Clips, Grand Army, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Ahsoka Tano, Star-Wars:-The-Clone-Wars, Galactic Empire With the Republic

Harrison Ford Has No Idea What a Force Ghost is and He Could Not Care Less

Harrison Ford is famous for not getting caught up in the minutiae of the Star Wars universe. When it comes to playing Han Solo, he’s there to deliver his lines to the best of his ability, but don’t expect him to know what a moof milker is or anything like that. Just in case you needed some more evidence as to how little Harrison Ford cares about anything that doesn’t involve Han Solo, a new interview drives the point home. During the press rounds for the upcoming movie Call of the Wild, star...
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Exploring the Many Hurdles That Pixar’s ‘Monsters Inc.’ Faced on the Road to the Big Screen

(Infinity and Beyond  is a regular bi-weekly column documenting the 25-year filmography of Pixar Animation Studios, film by film. In today’s column, writer Josh Spiegel highlights Monsters, Inc .) Thursday, November 1, 2001 ought to have been a very exciting day for Pete Docter. The stalwart Pixar animator, writer, and director was just hours away from a true milestone: the first feature film bearing his name as director was going to be released in theaters nationwide. It would be the fourth...
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SPOTTED: Dreyer’s Edy’s Disney Pixar Ice Cream Flavors

Disney Pixar The Incredibles Jack-Jack Cookie Crumble Ice Cream em>Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Coral Reef Orange & Cream Ice Cream The Incredibles one has chocolate and vanilla light ice cream with a chocolate cookie swirl and chocolatey mask pieces. The Finding Nemo flavor has orange sherbet and vanilla light ice cream with chocolatey fish pieces. (Spotted by Purple Dave at Meijer and Eric S at Stop & Shop.) Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interes...
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Mr Potato Head Toy Story 4 Spud Lightyear $6.99 (Reg $11.99)

Mr Potato Head Toy Story 4 Spud Lightyear $6.99 (Reg $11.99). Amazon has Mr Potato Head Toy Story 4 Spud Lightyear for $6.99 (Reg $11.99) with FREE Shipping on orders over $25.00 or with Amazon Prime Orders. It’s your favorite space Spud! Kids can create Mr. Potato Head as Buzz Light-year , inspired by the Disney/Pixar toy story 4 movie!TheBrought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Disney's Pixar is being sued by a San Francisco tattoo artist who says her designs for a unicorn-emblazoned van in the upcoming animated movie 'Onward' were stolen

A San Francisco artist is suing Disney's Pixar for allegedly not only stealing her artwork for the studio's upcoming animated film "Onward" but also for doing so under "wickedly misleading pretenses." Pixar rented Sweet Cicely Daniher's van emblazoned with a unicorn for a company event in September 2018 as a visual prop, only for Daniher to watch the film's trailer months later and spot an animated van that she says is identical to hers. In the filed complaint, Daniher said the film's producer...
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New ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season 7 Trailer Introduces The Bad Batch

The Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series is coming back for one more season on Disney+, and fans have never been more happy to see a bunch of Clone Troopers gearing up for another battle. A new trailer for what will be the final season of the beloved Star Wars show shines a light on the ragtag unit of soldiers in Squad 99, known as The Bad Batch. Why? Because they’re a handful of clones deemed defective, each one having a desirable mutation that helps them on the battlefield. Meet them in ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Anakin Skywalker, Don, Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, TV Trailer, Dave Filoni

‘Indiana Jones 5’ Starts Production in Two Months, and We Can Already Hear the Whip Cracking

Next week, you’ll be able to see Harrison Ford fight the elements with a very good dog named Buck in an adaptation of the Call of the Wild, the classic novel by Jack London. But it won’t be long until he’s getting back into more familiar adventure mode with his trusty whip and fedora in Indiana Jones 5. While making the press rounds for Call of the Wild, Ford confirmed the Indiana Jones sequel starts shooting in a couple months. Find out what else he said about Indy’s return below. We’re n...
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VOTD: How ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Should Have Ended

When it comes to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there are a lot of changes that should have been made to give us a more satisfying finale for the Skywalker saga. But the folks at How It Should Have Ended did their best to get a little bit more specific with how things should have went down. However, before getting to How Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker should have ended, which includes making the fight with Mega Emperor Palpatine infinitely easier, they make some pits tops with some amusing...
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Disney-Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Tracking for $45 Million Opening Weekend

Disney-Pixar’s fantasy film “Onward” is heading for a respectable $45 million opening on the March 6-8 weekend, early tracking showed Thursday. “Onward” is directed by Dan Scanlon from a script he wrote with Keith Bunin and Jason Headley. The story centers on a pair of teenage elf brothers — voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom […]
Tags: Box Office, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Tom, Disney Pixar, Dan Scanlon, Jason Headley, ONward, The Way Back, Keith Bunin

‘Aladdin 2’ Officially Takes Flight With Guy Ritchie Returning to Direct

The live-action Aladdin is preparing for another round on the magic carpet. A sequel to the 2019 live-action remake of Aladdin is officially in the works at Disney, with the studio hiring Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) and John Gatins (Flight) to map out the new plot for Aladdin 2. Guy Ritchie is returning to helm the sequel which, according to reports, will follow an entirely new story inspired by One Thousand and One Nights. Sorry, The Return of Jafar fans. Aladdin 2 is getting th...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Sequels, Remakes, Guy-Ritchie, Ali Baba, Jasmine, Aladdin, Jafar, Nasim Pedrad, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, John Gatins, Andrea Berloff, Naomi Scott, Dan Lin

Rick Moranis Returning for ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ Sequel Starring Josh Gad

In what has the potential to be the most exciting news of the week, the mostly retired Rick Moranis has been confirmed to reprise his role as inventor Wayne Szalinski in Shrunk, the forthcoming legacy sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Deadline has confirmed news of Rick Moranis returning for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids sequel Shrunk, which we exclusively revealed was in the works back in May of last year. The DisInsider was actually the first to have the scoop on this exciting casting develop...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Diane, Joe Johnson, Josh-Gad, Rick Moranis, Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Disney/Pixar, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Todd Rosenberg

Rian Johnson Gives His Thoughts on ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

In the Star Wars fandom, arguments will rage for years about whether or not Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker undid several of the key decisions made in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But while fans dig into their respective battle stations and shout at those who oppose them, the directors of the two movies have largely been cordial to each other in public. That cordiality continues in The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson‘s off-the-cuff review of The Rise of Skywalker, which he gave to a report...
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