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Veteran Disney Distribution Executive David Kornblum to Depart

Veteran Disney distribution executive David Kornblum, who has led the studio’s theatrical sales distribution in Asia/Pacific and Russia, has departed from Disney after more than 31 years. Kornblum played a key role in the release of nearly 800 films over the course of his tenure at The Walt Disney Company, including the record-setting launches associated […]
Tags: Asia, News, Russia, Disney, Asia Pacific, The Walt Disney Company, Kornblum, David Kornblum


Could Disney World really solve the NBA's coronavirus conundrum?

The NBA season has been suspended since March, but the league has been making a push to resume action, potentially in one unlikely locationWhile nobody knows anything for certain, all signs are pointing to the NBA at least attempting to resume its season – which was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic – possibly as soon as July. One of the biggest questions the league will have to answer is where the teams will actually play. It turns out the answer may involve the Magic Kingdom. Yes, the NBA...
Tags: Florida, News, Disney, US, Sports, Earth, Green, Nba, Espn, Walt Disney World, Smith, Orlando, Mickey Mouse, Disney World, Adam Silver, Yahoo Sports


NBA In Talks With Disney About July Return Date In Orlando

(CNN) — There may be hope yet for NBA fans. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are in talks with The Walt Disney Company about resuming the 2019-2020 season in late July at one of its facilities. Instead of playing in arenas across the country — and relying on airplanes and hotels — they’re looking at using Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida, as a single campus for games, practices and housing, according to NBA spokesman Mike Bass. Bass called t...
Tags: News, Germany, Disney, Sports, Local, Syndicated Local, United States, Basketball, Nba, Mlb, Bass, Orlando, Orlando Florida, The Walt Disney Company, National Basketball Players Association, Cable News Network Inc


NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida

SHOWS: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 15, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. INTERIOR UNITED CENTER - TEAM CAPTAIN LEBRON JAMES TAKING SHOT DURING PRACTICE SESSION 2. TEAM LEBRON PLAYER LUKA DONCIC TAKING COURT 3. TEAM LEBRON PLAYERS BEN SIMMONS, RUSSELL WESTBROOK, AND NIKOLA JOKIC TAKING SHOTS 4. TEAM CAPTAIN GIANNIS ANTETOKUONMPO ON COURT DURING PRACTICE SESSION 5. TEAM GIANNIS PLAYERS JOEL EMBIID, DONOVAN MITCHELL, AND TRAE YOUNG ON COURT 6. TEAM GIANNIS DRILL AND EMBIID SHOOT...
Tags: Florida, News, Disney, Sports, Chicago, Nba, Michelle Obama, Harry, Castle, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando, Disney World, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gobert, Laura Bush, The Walt Disney Company


NBA, Disney in Talks to Re-Start Basketball Season in Late July

The National Basketball Association said Saturday that it was “engaged in exploratory conversations” with The Walt Disney Company about a plan to resume its 2019-2020 season, the latest in a parade of efforts by big sports leagues and media companies to get live games in play after the devastating economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. […]
Tags: News, Nba, Espn, National Basketball Association, The Walt Disney Company, NBA Disney, Coronavirus, Tv Sports


NBA in talks with Disney to resume season in Orlando

The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Basketball Players Association is also part of the talks with Disney. Games would be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, a massive campus on the Disney property near Orlando. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the conversations were still “explora...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Major League Soccer, Bass, Orlando, Lakers, Utah Jazz, Adam Silver, Clippers, Rudy Gobert, The Walt Disney Company


Meet the 20 most powerful leaders of Disney Plus, which faces an abrupt exec shake-up after surging to more than 54 million subscribers

After an unprecedented 2019, Disney's business is facing major challenges during the coronavirus crisis. But its streaming service Disney Plus is the one big bright spot for the company and has already gained more than 54 million subscribers since launching in November. Even so, Disney Plus faces obstacles, including a lack of flagship original titles as the pandemic forces productions to shut down. Adding to that is a sudden leadership change, with Kevin Mayer, the chairman of Disney's direct...
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Daily Crunch: Disney’s streaming chief departs for TikTok

TikTok enlists a big name from Disney as its new CEO, Walmart is shuttering its Jet e-commerce brand and EasyJet admits to a major data breach. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 19, 2020. 1. Disney streaming exec Kevin Mayer becomes TikTok’s new CEO Mayer’s role involved overseeing Disney’s streaming strategy, including the launch of Disney+ last fall, which has already grown to more than 50 million subscribers. He was also seen as a potential successor to Disney CEO Bob Iger; instead, Disne...
Tags: Social, Mobile, UK, Media, Ipo, Disney, Tech, Walmart, Easyjet, North America, Mayer, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Vroom, Kevin Mayer, Bob Chapek


Meet the 20 most powerful execs and creatives leading Disney Plus, which faces an abrupt leadership change after surging to more than 54 million subscribers

After an unprecedented 2019, Disney's business is facing major challenges during the coronavirus crisis. But its streaming service Disney Plus is the one big bright spot for the company and has already gained more than 54 million subscribers since launching in November. Even so, Disney Plus faces obstacles, including a lack of flagship original titles as the pandemic forces productions to shut down. Adding to that is a sudden leadership change, with Kevin Mayer, the chairman of Disney's direct...
Tags: Europe, New York, Hollywood, Abc, Africa, Marvel, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times


Can Disney help Americans fall in love with science again?

One quote I hear time and again from the people who design Disney’s theme parks and attractions came from British author and futurist Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It’s telling that so many Imagineers like to repeat this quote, because it truly reveals the secret behind the so-called “Disney Magic” that has helped the company become an entertainment juggernaut — that “magic” is built upon a whole bunch of advanced technology. Sign up f...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, America, Sport, Soccer, Arthur C Clarke, Fox News, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Southern California, Walt, The Walt Disney Company, Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Magic


Disney streaming exec Kevin Mayer becomes TikTok’s new CEO

Kevin Mayer, head of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer and international business, is departing to become CEO of TikTok, as well as COO of the popular video app’s parent company ByteDance. Founder Yiming Zhang will continue to serve as ByteDance CEO, while TikTok President Alex Zhu (formerly the co-founder of the predecessor app Musical.ly) becomes ByteDance’s vice president of product and strategy. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the amazing team at ByteDance,”...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Media, Entertainment, Africa, Disney, Tech, Disneyland Resort, EMEA, Europe Middle East, Mayer, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Kevin Mayer, Bob Chapek, Chapek


Cool Stuff: The ‘X-Men’ Movie Franchise Finally Gets Funko POPs for First Film’s 20th Anniversary

Even though there are plenty of worrisome outcomes from the acquisition of 20th Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company, there is some good that comes from the business deal, especially for fans of X-Men. Not only are fans excited to see the mutants enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point, but now the X-Men franchise can finally see some proper modern merchandise inspired by the original movies. You can start your new collection with the first wave of X-Men movie Funko POPs. 20th Anni...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sequels, Patrick Stewart, X-men, X-Men: Days of Future Past, 20th Century Fox, Ian Mckellen, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Cyclops, Phoenix, Logan, The Walt Disney Company, Magneto, Charles Xavier


With Sports on the Bench, ESPN Creates Second Act for Stephen A. Smith’s ‘First Take’

Nothing keeps Stephen A. Smith from saying what he wants on ESPN’s popular “First Take.” Except for faulty wi-fi. Magic Johnson joined the late-morning show on May 4, ready to hash it out with Smith and his regular co-hosts, Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim Rose. But as Smith prepared to ask the basketball great a […]
Tags: News, Espn, Stephen A. Smith, Smith, Magic Johnson, The Walt Disney Company, First Take, Max Kellerman, Antoine Lewis, Molly Qerim Rose


Coronavirus May Force Disney to Reevaluate Streaming Strategy

Movie theaters may be closed due the coronavirus pandemic, but The Walt Disney Company says it still believes that cinemas are a critical component in the rollout of its big blockbusters. However, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek did acknowledge that the disruptions caused by the public health crisis may require the company to send […]
Tags: News, Disney, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek, PVOD, Coronavirus, However Walt Disney Company


Shanghai Disneyland Will Be the First Disney Theme Park to Reopen

The Walt Disney Company is currently hosting its second quarter earnings call, and new CEO Bob Chapek just confirmed a rumor about the Shanghai Disneyland reopening date. The park will open this Monday, May 11, 2020, becoming the first Disney park to reopen in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic. But things won’t be business as usual when the gates reopen. During the call, Chapek announced that Shanghai Disneyland will be undergoing a phased reopening, and new restrictions will be put...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Shanghai, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disney World, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, The Walt Disney Company, Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Parks, Disney/Pixar, Bob Chapek, Chapek, Disney Parks App, Walt Disney World Cleanliness


ESPN Strikes Deal to Bring Korean Baseball to U.S. TV

With U.S. sports shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN is turning to international options. The Walt Disney-owned sports-media giant, scrambling to fill its programming grid as most major U.S. sports leagues have suspended play, said it had struck a deal with Eclat Media Group to show six live 2020 regular-season games per week from the […]
Tags: News, Espn, The Walt Disney Company, U S Tv, The Walt Disney, KBO League, Eclat Media Group


The 20 most powerful execs and creatives leading Disney Plus, which has surged to 50 million subscribers and become the company's biggest bright spot

After an unprecedented 2019, Disney's business is facing major challenges during the coronavirus crisis. But its streaming service Disney Plus is the one big bright spot for the company and has already gained more than 50 million subscribers since launching in November. Even so, Disney Plus faces obstacles, including a lack of flagship original titles as the pandemic forces productions to shut down. To steer the service through what will be a defining year are a number of key executives and cr...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Abc, New York City, Africa, Marvel, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times


Exclusive Disney Insider Promo for Episode 1.04 of the Documentary Series

Exclusive Disney Insider Promo for Episode 1.04 of the Documentary Series ComingSoon.net is debuting the exclusive Disney Insider promo for the fourth episode of Disney+’s behind-the-scenes documentary series, with this week’s episode highlighting fashion designer Guo Pei as she shows us how she created looks for Minnie and Mickey. You can check out the promo below and catch the new episode on April 24 on the streamer! RELATED: Disney+ Titles for May 2020 Revealed! Disney Insider peels back t...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Minnie, Mickey, The Walt Disney Company, Guo Pei, Disney Plus, Disney Conservation Fund, Disney Insider


McCann, BBDO and Ogilvy Lead The Way On The One Show 2020 Full Shortlist

McCann, BBDO and Ogilvy have the most work on the complete shortlist for The One Show 2020 awards, as announced by The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization supporting and celebrating the global creative community.This full shortlist includes work that made it through the first round of judging in The One Show’s quarterly entry system and was announced in January, as well as the much higher number of later entries judged since the final-entry deadline in February....
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ESPN Plans Two Versions of Much-Anticipated Michael Jordan Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)

ESPN will give two spins to “Last Dance.” After moving up the premiere date for the much-anticipated documentary series about Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls to this Sunday, ESPN plans to air two versions of the ten-part project: one, with all the athletes’ rough language intact, will air on the company’s flagship cable […]
Tags: News, Michael Jordan, Espn, Chicago Bulls, The Walt Disney Company, Connor Schell, Coronavirus, Last Dance, ESPN Plans Two Versions of Much Anticipated


NFL Draft Will Get April Showcase on ESPN, ABC, NFL Network

There may or may not be a full-fledged NFL season this year, but there will at the very least be an NFL Draft. Disney will for a second year televise the annual event across ESPN and ABC, which organizers hope will prove an attractive draw to sports fans who have few new games to watch […]
Tags: News, Abc, NFL, Espn, The Walt Disney Company, NFL Draft, ESPN ABC NFL Network, NFL Draft Disney


Disneyland’s Avengers Campus Opening Has Been Delayed

On March 11, Disney announced that its highly-anticipated Avengers Campus would be opening at Disney California Adventure in the prime summer slot of July 20, 2020. But since the company’s theme parks have been closed for weeks due to the coronavirus, it looks like Disney won’t be able to hit that date after all. Avengers Campus Delayed MiceChat points out that on Disneyland’s official website, the language has been updated to explain that Avengers Campus is “coming soon” instead of openin...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, The Walt Disney Company, Disney California Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Avengers Campus, Coronavirus


Disney Has Begun Issuing Furlough Notices to Employees “Whose Jobs Aren’t Necessary at This Time” [Updated]

Update: According to The Hollywood Reporter, furloughs have hit the Walt Disney Studios. Disney previously said it would be paying its employees through April 18, so it appears these furlough notices (which impact an undermined number of people) will go into effect on April 19, 2020. Our original article from April 3 continues below. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brings the entertainment industry to a complete standstill, the Walt Disney Company will begin furloughing employees “whose ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Cnn, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Anaheim, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Duarte, Disney/Pixar, House of Mouse, Business and Industry News, Bob Chapek, Workers United Local 50, Disney Aspire, Coronavirus


‘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 Will Furlough Employees “Whose Jobs Aren’t Necessary at This Time” Later This Month

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brings the entertainment industry to a complete standstill, the Walt Disney Company will begin furloughing employees “whose jobs aren’t necessary at this time” this month. The affected staffers will still receive “full health care benefits, plus the cost of employee and company premiums will be paid by Disney,” the company said. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Walt Disney Company will begin furloughing staffers “whose jobs aren’t necessary at t...
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Disney+ beat Netflix in recent US downloads (report)

Netflix may still dominate global streaming, but Disney+ has made a huge splash in the United States, where it launched in November. That much was pretty clear already, and other reports have already suggested that Disney+ was the most downloaded app and biggest search trend in the United States last year. Now a new report from mobile intelligence company Apptopia and competitive engagement platform Braze suggests that Disney’s streaming service has continued its spectacular success into 2020...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, India, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, United States, Hulu, Morty, Rick, The Walt Disney Company


Disney Buys More Land in Florida West of Magic Kingdom

Even though The Walt Disney Company is laying off construction workers and keeping its theme parks closed in the short term due to the coronavirus crisis, the Mouse House is still playing the long game when it comes to the theme park business. A new report says that an entity related to Disney has bought more than two dozen acres of land near the western edge of the Magic Kingdom for a little over one million dollars. But what exactly will the company use its new land for? The Orlando Busines...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Magic, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, The Walt Disney Company, OBJ, Mouse House, Disney/Pixar, Orlando Business Journal, WDWNT, Florida West of Magic Kingdom, Celebration Co The Walt Disney Company, Reedy Lake


Analysts lay out the financial damage each of Disney's businesses could face, as it closes parks 'until further notice' and delays films (DIS)

Disney is one of the media companies most threatened by the coronavirus because of its large theme park and theatrical businesses. Wall Street analysts at Bernstein, Needham, Rosenblatt Securities, and UBS have started crunching the numbers to figure out how much of a hit the company could take from the outbreak. Disney's usually stable theme-park business risks nearly $2 billion in revenue if the company is forced to close its parks worldwide for a full month. Two of the company's most profi...
Tags: Asia, Disney, US, Trends, Italy, Ubs, Espn, Disneyland, Hulu, Disneyland Paris, Bernstein, Disney World, Needham, The Walt Disney Company, Disney Plus, COVID


Disney Parks to Remain Closed Indefinitely

Disney to keep parks closed indefinitely A couple of weeks after announcing the temporary closures of its California, Paris and Florida Disney parks, The Walt Disney Company has announced it will be keeping all parks closed until further notice amidst global coronavirus concerns. (Via Deadline) RELATED: UPDATE: U.S. & Paris Disneyland + Disney World Temporarily Closing A statement from the company reads: While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the saf...
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Disneyland and Disney World extend coronavirus closures ‘until further notice’

Disney has extended the temporary closures of its U.S. theme parks indefinitely amid the coronavirus outbreak that has forced theme parks throughout California and across the country to shutter operations. The temporary closures at Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and the four Disney World theme parks have been extended “until further notice” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney officials said. “As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health exper...
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