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Disney Plans NFL ‘Mega-Cast’ for Wild Card Game on ESPN, ABC, Freeform, ESPN2

NFL football games have long commanded TV’s biggest audiences. But Walt Disney is experimenting with bringing its gridiron broadcasts to some smaller viewer niches. Some of Disney’s biggest TV networks will “mega-cast” a January NFL Wild Card game across ESPN, ABC, Freeform, ESPN Deportes and ESPN2, part of a larger series of efforts the company […]
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Walt Disney to lay off 32,000 as virus hits parks

Walt Disney Co. is planning to layoff 32,000 employees, primarily at its theme parks, as the coronavirus continues to hit the...
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Here Are All the Ways COVID-19 Has Slammed Disney’s Business in 2020

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has hit the entire entertainment industry hard, from movie theaters to TV production to theme parks. Walt Disney in particular has endured blows across its many different businesses, given its leadership position at the box office, its vast media networks business, and of course, Disney parks and resorts […]
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James Gunn's Farewell To Retiring Disney Imagineer Behind Guardians Of The Galaxy Disneyland Ride Will Give You All The Feels

One of the greatest Walt Disney imagineers ever is saying goodbye, and James Gunn is saying farewell.
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The Morning Watch: The Lost Version of ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’, Tour Walt Disney’s Office & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out about the much longer cut of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and what ended up on the cutting room floor. Plus, take a tour of Walt Disney‘s office with the director of Walt Disney Archives, and fi...
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Sacred cows are skewered in this hilarious satire of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

You may never think of beloved artist Mary Blair the same after viewing actor Jack Plotnick's hilarious lampoon of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. In Plotnick's version of the 1965 series, viewers are once again taken behind-the-scenes to meet with Disneyland imagineers, only this time the polite veneer filtering the sexism and ill-advised design concepts (The "It's a Small World" song should really be a registered torture device) are met head-on. — Read the rest
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Big Love

Loving another person is one form of love, but you can also love a grand purpose or vision that doesn’t directly involve loving a specific person. By expressing love at the individual level, you may make another person happier. But by channeling love into an expression of purpose, you may delight or inspire a great many people, even well beyond your lifetime. Consider the creation of Star Wars, a grand labor of love for George Lucas. Or consider the love energy that Walt Disney poured into Disne...
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Ultimate Cartoon Animator 4 can turn even non-artists into accomplished animators

TLDR: The Ultimate Cartoon Animator 4 Pro Windows Bundle includes the software to create amazing animation and the training to make it happen. It used to just be an artist, their supplies, some paper and a training board. Now, technology has taken the painstaking art of animation into places no one ever dreamed it could go. Thanks to powerful modern software, animators have an arsenal of creative weapons that a Walt Disney or a Chuck Jones never imagined possible. Even today, no one would call m...
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Water fountain and all of the animals

from aww As if Walt Disney thawed himself out and scripted the scene by his own pen, a bevy of wild animals come to take drinks from this water fountain. Two truths: Disney was cremated. — Read the rest
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Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse! The evolution of the world's most iconic mouse

Mickey Mouse turns 92! See his evolution from a 1928 Walt Disney doodle in "Steamboat Willie" to now.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Disneyland Expected to Stay Closed Until At Least Dec. 31

Disneyland is expected to remain closed until the end of the entertainment and media conglomerate’s fiscal first quarter, which falls on Dec. 31, Walt Disney CFO Christine McCarthy announced on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call on Thursday. Disney CEO Bob Chapek says that he is “extremely disappointed” in California’s state leaders for keeping Disneyland […]
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Disney’s Q4 Crushes Wall Street Estimates, Stock Pops After Hours; Revenue $14.7 Billion, Parks Take $2.4B COVID Hit

Walt Disney blew past Wall Street estimates last quarter although it swung to red and revenue fell with Disneyland shuttered, and movie...
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Billionaire investor Dan Loeb's firm made almost $400 million betting on a post-election stock surge, report says

FILE PHOTO: Loeb, founder of Third Point LLC, participates in a panel discussion during the Skybridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas Reuters A bullish bet on stocks just before the presidential election helped Daniel Loeb's Third Point rake in nearly $400 million in profits, according to a report from the Financial Times.Loeb positioned Third Point's fund to gain from any upside move in the markets, which quickly materialized after the November 3 election, as it removed a bout of unce...
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Disney+ is One Year Old Today – Here’s How It Can Improve in Year Two

Impossible though it may be to believe, we’re just one year removed from the first day that Disney+ was made live to the general public. Yes, it’s true. One year removed from the first episode of The Mandalorian , one year removed from Disney+ including generalized language warning parents about potentially inflammatory content, and one whole year removed from the fad known as MacLunkey. (Remember MacLunkey?) A year later, Disney+ has become one of the most powerful streaming services ava...
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Terry Gilliam Reveals the Secrets of Monty Python Animations: A 1974 How-To Guide Before he directed such mind-bending masterpieces as Time Bandits, Brazil and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, before he became short-hand for a filmmaker cursed with cosmically bad luck, before he became the sole American member of seminal British comedy group Monty Python, Terry Gilliam made a name for himself creating odd animated bits for the UK series Do Not Adjust Your Set. Gilliam preferred cut-out animation, which involved pushing bits o...
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Before Creating the Moomins, Tove Jansson Drew Satirical Art Mocking Hitler & Stalin

Much of the world has only recently discovered the Moomins, those lovable hippopotamus-like figures — given, it must be said, to moments of startling brusqueness and complexity — created in the 1940s by Finnish artist Tove Jansson. In forms ranging from dolls and school supplies to neck pillows and cellphone cases, they’ve lately become a full-blown craze in South Korea, where I live. Like any massively successful (and highly merchandisable) characters, the Moomins overshadow the rest of Jansso...
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SCOTT GALLOWAY: Republican senators attacked the wrong enemy at this week's hearing — Twitter and Facebook are actually the GOP's biggest allies

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answered questions from senators during a hearing focused on Section 230 on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Reuters Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is his recent blog post and video, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." Galloway writes that he considers Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to be among the GOP's biggest supporters, due to their failure to crack down on misinfo...
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Mouse Ears and Castle Monograms only $24.99 (Reg. $79.99) + Free Shipping on!

  Pick up the perfect housewarming or shower gift for the Disney fan! Get one of these highly rated Mouse Ears and Castle Monograms only $24.99 (Reg. $79.99) + Free Shipping on PRODUCT DESCRIPTION “All of our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney Details: Mouse Ears: 2 Monogram... Read More
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Watch a 4K remaster of the timeless "Skeleton Dance" cartoon from 1929

The Skeleton Dance was the first in the Silly Symphony series of animated music shorts. Walt Disney produced and directed the film with animation led by Ubbe Eert "Ub" Iwerks. The version above was remastered by Adam Maciaszek who used "human aided AI algorithms to not only upscale the resolution [but also] clear up detail and remove the intense flicker in the original 1929 classic." — Read the rest
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Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #207 - Carl Barks art

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #207Walt Disney's Comics and Stories v1 #207, 1957 - Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge compete in a miner's competition to win a uranium mine. The only problem? Gladstone Gander is competing as well. Carl Barks thinks of several brilliant scenes where Gladstone's legendary luck comes into play. The drawings capture the characters' intentions and emotions with ease. [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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17 ways to challenge your hustle and creativity during the pandemic

It's okay to start off small when pushing your limits. Tempura/Getty Images The pandemic has been a stressful time, but it's also provided many of us the opportunity to explore new things that challenge and excite us.  When starting a new hobby, it's good to start small: Add a new step to your daily routine, try a new restaurant, or focus on 'input' — or dedicating time to yourself — activities. Once you develop confidence in these goals, you can break out of your comfort zone and push...
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"Anything I go into — producing, rap, homes, clothing, anything — once I'm given the right information, I apply my taste. And I have the best taste on the planet."

"It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015. A few days before the MTV awards it hit me in the shower. When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul. I felt that energy and spirit. Two days later, I accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards. Instead of performing my array of hit songs, I gave just my perspective on awards shows.... It even took heart to say it in that context and people were...
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What Glen Keane Carried With Him From Disney, and From Life, for His Feature Directorial Debut ‘Over the Moon’ [Interview]

“I never do this,” Glen Keane muses as he swivels his laptop around his office at Netflix, filled with stacks of drawings and doodles — half thought-out ideas that the legendary animator had while working on his feature directorial debut Over the Moon. Through the grainy Zoom video screen I can see reams of sheets that are hung around the room. Some of them storyboards that Keane has drawn for Over the Moon (“I drew more for this movie than I did for The Little Mermaid,” he remarks dryly), othe...
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ABC News Elevates Derek Medina to Executive VP

ABC News will elevate Derek Medina to executive vice president, giving him oversight of many of the Walt Disney unit’s business operations and freeing president James Goldston to devote some of his time to broader strategies. “He will be a key partner for me in running our business who will manage our operational efforts and […]
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Enjoy 90 minutes of creepy vintage Disney cartoons for Halloween

Disney's Halloween Treat was a special 1982 Halloween episode of the Walt Disney television series featuring excerpts or full vintage cartoons with a creepy, supernatural vibe. The segments include the likes of "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence from Fantasia (1940), "Donald Duck and the Gorilla" (1944), and "Pluto's Judgement Day" (1935), and a bit of Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). — Read the rest
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Marge Champion, Dancer, Choreographer, And Live Model For Disney’s Snow White, Dead At 101

“Fame arrived in the late 1940s, when she and Gower Champion began a professional dance partnership that continued through the next decade. … In television appearances and a slew of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie musicals including Show Boat (1951), they produced a chemistry that recalled for many viewers … the earlier performances of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.” And yes, as a young woman she modeled movement for Walt Disney’s animators, not only as Snow White but also as Dopey the dwarf and the...
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Marge Champion: Actress who was model for Disney's Snow White dies at 101

Actress Marge Champion served as the model for Walt Disney's groundbreaking 1937 animated film.
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All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus — from 'The Mandalorian' to 'The Right Stuff'

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney+/Business Insider Disney Plus has a ton of new shows based on big franchises, like Star Wars, Marvel, and High School Musical. The service also offers a lot of non-fiction shows and documentaries, including "The World According to Jeff Goldblum," "Encore!" with Kristen Bell, and a program all about Disney Imagineering.Disney Plus costs $69.99 a year for an annual subscription or $6.99 a mont...
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Bob Iger goes from managing Mickey to directing a milk replacement startup as new Perfect Day boardmember

Bob Iger, the chairman and former chief executive at Walt Disney is trading his mouse ears for milk substitutes as the new director of massively funded dairy replacement startup Perfect Day. Milk substitutes are a $1 trillion category and Perfect Day is angling to be the leader in the market. Iger’s ascension to a director position at the company just affirms that Perfect Day is a big business in the big business of making milk replacements. Unlike almond milk or soy milk companies, Perfec...
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