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Kevin Smith Was Writing a ‘Kingdom Keepers’ Adaptation For Disney+ – Here’s Why It’s Not Happening

Two years ago, Kevin Smith teased a mystery writing gig that would be the most “massive IP” the Clerks director had “ever been allowed to play with.” When Netflix announced that Smith was developing a Masters of the Universe animated series earlier this year, we all assumed that was the “massive” mystery gig that the writer-director was speaking of. But Smith recently revealed that two years ago, he had also been developing a Kingdom Keepers series for Disney+ that was ultimately scrapped. K...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Netflix, New York Times, Theme Parks, Smith, Pearson, Kevin-Smith, Disney/Pixar, Kevin Mayer, Ricky Strauss, Star Wars Marvel Studios, Ridley Pearson, Kingdom Keepers, Walt Felt, Disney Direct to Consumer

‘Artemis Fowl’ is skipping theaters for Disney+

With movie theaters largely closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney is pushing back its slate of upcoming films. And at least one movie won’t be making it into theaters at all, with “Artemis Fowl” heading straight to streaming instead. The company announced today that that the film will debut exclusively on Disney+, and that the release date will be revealed soon. All of the Hollywood studios are scrambling to adapt to the theatrical closures. NBCUniversal broke the theatrical window by rele...
Tags: TC, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Kenneth Branagh, Pixar, Paramount, Emma, The Walt Disney Company, Eoin Colfer, Ricky Strauss, Kenneth Branagh Artemis Fowl, Kumail Nanjiani Issa Rae

Disney Pulls ‘Artemis Fowl’ From Theaters for a Disney+ Debut, Sets ‘Mulan’ for Late July, Pushes ‘Indiana Jones 5’ to 2022

Disney announced wide, sweeping release date changes amid the industry-wide shutterings made out of abundance of caution for ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In an unprecedented move, Disney has pulled Artemis Fowl, from theaters entirely for an exclusive Disney+ debut. Artemis Fowl is the only theatrical release from Disney thus far to entirely forego theaters and go straight to streaming. The entire Disney summer movie slate has been pushed back, with Mulan, which was originally set t...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Wes Anderson, Mulan, Ryan Reynolds, 20th Century Fox, Indiana Jones, Jungle Cruise, Disney/Pixar, Eoin Colfer, Indiana-Jones-5, Ricky Strauss, New Mutants, Artemis Fowl, Ferdia Shaw

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Season 2 Will Be ‘Beauty and the Beast: The Musical’

It’s a tale as old as time: high school drama students will find yet another beloved musical from the Disney movie canon to perform for their peers in the most melodramatic way possible. This time, it’s Beauty and the Beast. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has found its next musical with Beauty and the Beast, which will be the central performance in the second season of the Disney+ series. But now that the initial premise no longer revolves around East High School students doing a ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Teen, Salt Lake City, Beauty and the Beast, Musical, Disney Channel, Tim, Tim Federle, East High School, Ricky Strauss, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

The World According to Jeff Goldblum Renewed for a Second Season at Disney+

The World According to Jeff Goldblum renewed for a second season at Disney+ Ahead of the docuseries’ first season finale this Friday, Disney+ has officially renewed National Geographic’s The World According to Jeff Goldblum for a 10-episode second season. Presented by Jurassic Park alum Jeff Goldblum, the first season will be ending with episode 1.12 titled “Jewelry” which will follow Goldblum as he learns all that glitters is ‘gold’ when he takes a shimmering journey to unveil the extravagan...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Streaming, National Geographic, Jeff, Jeff Goldblum, Goldblum, ComingSoon, Ricky Strauss, Keith Addis, Disney Plus, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Disney Ahead, Stargirl Trailer Previews New Disney Movie

Disney takes the wraps off Disney+

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday gave the investor community its first look at direct-to-consumer  service Disney+, and it seems the Mickey Mouse gloves are coming off in the fight against streaming leader Netflix. Disney waited until near the very end of its two-hour, 45-minute pitch to announce the launch date and pricing structure for Disney+, a premium subscription service that will carry no advertising whatsoever. The DTC product will go live in the U.S. on Nov. 12 for $6.99 per month, or...
Tags: Amazon, Marvel, Advertising, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Iger, Pixar, Jon Favreau, Morgan Stanley, George Lucas, Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney Co, Favreau, Bob Iger, Netflix Disney

Disney may offer a discounted bundle of Hulu, ESPN+ and its new streaming service

Disney may offer its customers the option to purchase a discounted bundle of its three streaming apps — Hulu, Disney’s upcoming streaming service and ESPN+ — according to comments made by Disney CEO Bob Iger during the company’s’ earnings call this week. He said Disney would rather keep the three properties separate, rather than trying to combine them into a more robust “aggregation play,” so as to better address cord cutters’ desire to pick-and-choose the services they want. The company will...
Tags: TV, Television, Media, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Anna Kendrick, Iger, Espn, Togo, Santa, Pixar, Jon Favreau, Hulu, National Geographic, Streaming Service

Disney’s Streaming Service Starts to Come Into Focus

Ricky Strauss, a successful marketer, has been given oversight of original films and TV shows for Disney’s coming streaming service. Does he have what it takes?
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Robert A, Ricky Strauss

Disney Shakeup: Ricky Strauss Moves to SVOD Service, Asad Ayaz Tapped as Marketing President

There’s a shakeup in Disney’s marketing ranks. As part of the overhaul, longtime studio marketing chief Ricky Strauss has been named president, content & marketing, for the upcoming Disney SVOD service, a Netflix-rival that is set to launch in late 2019. He will be replaced as marketing president by Asad Ayaz. The moves had been […]
Tags: News, Disney, Netflix, Ricky Strauss, Asad Ayaz Tapped, Asad Ayaz

Beauty and the Beast Red Carpet Photos from the World Premiere

Beauty and the Beast Red Carpet photos from the World Premiere Last night Disney held the world premiere of their much-anticipated, live action Beauty and the Beast movie and they’ve since released XX photos from the event, which you can check out in the gallery below! RELATED: Belle is Empowered in New Beauty and the Beast Featurette Beauty and the Beast offers a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic, refashioning the characters from the tale as old as time for a contempora...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Matt Damon, Disney, Oscar, Emma Thompson, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Belle, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Condon, Dan Stevens, Toni Braxton

Disney Exec Reveals Why There Are No Lightsabers in 'Rogue One' Advertising

Marketing chief Ricky Strauss talks with THR about balancing Marvel and Pixar, his campaign strategy for March's 'Beauty and the Beast' remake and 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' more
Tags: Business, Usa, Movies, Disney, Pixar, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Walt Disney Pictures, THR Weekly Magazine, Executive Suite, Ricky Strauss

Twitter, Disney, People Team Up on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Livestreaming Event

Twitter is teaming up with Disney and People to exclusively livestream a special event tied to upcoming feature film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters Dec. 16. The magazine will host the livestream Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, and it will include never-before-seen content from the movie, as well as a live discussion and question-and-answer session. The live discussion and Q&A will be hosted by People deputy editor J.D. Heyman and feature director Gareth Edwards, Lucasf...
Tags: Twitter, Star Wars, Movies, Films, Disney, Seo, People, Anthony Noto, Emoji, Lucasfilm, Livestreaming, Hashtags, Ben Mendelsohn, Emojis, Q&a, Starwars

Rogue One Live Stream Event Coming to Twitter

Rogue One live stream event coming to Twitter Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The Rogue One live stream, hosted by People, will feature the debut of never-before-seen content from Rogue One followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members from the film. Live coverage will start on Friday, December 2nd at 10am PT, streaming from a surprise location. The Rogue One live stream will be ...
Tags: Twitter, Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Lucasfilm, Ben Mendelsohn, Jiang Wen, Kathleen Kennedy, Walt Disney Studios, Jess Cagle, Twitter Twitter, Riz Ahmed, ComingSoon, Movie News, Ricky Strauss, Lucasfilm LFL

Ricky Strauss Lists English Tudor in Hancock Park (EXCLUSIVE)

Long trusted and always impeccably informed property snitches Lucy Spillerguts and Yolanda Yakketyyak both pegged influential veteran entertainment industry executive Ricky Strauss as the seller of a conscientiously restored and thoroughly up-to-date 1927 English Tudor in L.A.’s historically hoity-toity Hancock Park ’hood with an asking price of $6.75 million. The former president of Participant Media... Read more »
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Disney Marketing President Ricky Strauss Looks Back on Early Days at Tri-Star

Ricky Strauss is president of marketing at Walt Disney Studios and a key participant at Variety’s Massive summit March 10 in Los Angeles. He was first mentioned in Variety on May 9, 1991, when he was promoted to Tri-Star director of creative advertising. What was your first job? I went to college in Vermont and... Read more »
Tags: Disney, Biz, Los Angeles, Features, Vermont, The Bfg, Variety, Walt Disney Studios, Tri-Star, Disney Marketing, Ricky Strauss