Stories tagged: Disney
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
Okay, let’s take an unconventional, unvarnished look at this Dan Le Batard-ESPN diplomatic divide that popped out of the Bristol jack-in-the-box bin when I was on vacation.*
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
Cheyenne Jackson landed a helluva role in “Descendants 3”: Hades. The musical productions in the franchise have all featured characters based on Disney characters, and, in Jackson’s case, the inspiration …
Thu., July 18, 2019, 5 p.m.
There’s real meat to chew on in this fleshed-out “Lion” (directed by Jon Favreau, who also helmed “The Jungle Book”). Some of that was always there, but it’s been thrown …
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
As a full-time student at Penn State, the 22-year-old graduate of Central Valley High School became a member of the Disney College Program in January 2018. When her internship was …
Sat., June 22, 2019
Fun facts and tips that show why Disneyland’s new Star Wars land is unlike anything in this galaxy
Sat., June 22, 2019
A former Disney Imagineer is impressed with Disneyland’s long-awaited Star Wars land, Galaxy’s Edge.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 4:53 p.m.
The question on everyone’s minds, though: What about the Genie? Will Smith has stepped into the big blue shoes left by Robin Williams, who memorably voiced the Genie in one …
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
Disney is taking full control of Hulu from Comcast, as both companies prepare to launch their own streaming services in response to declining audiences for traditional TV.
Sat., May 4, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
Originally called Disney-MGM Studios, these days the park is less about delving into behind-the-scenes aspects of entertainment production and more about giving people personal, immersive experiences into the world of …
Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:52 a.m.
This latest example of Disneynature’s Earth Day-themed appreciations is actually quite good for its type. Directors Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson capture some achingly beautiful sunsets, and Adelie penguins never …
UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Police in southern Oregon have found a body at the home of a missing man who was an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.”
Wed., March 27, 2019, 5 p.m.
“Dumbo” is by no means a downer. As cartoonish as they are, the film’s Burtonesque touches lend the magic and the fantasy of the story a quality of paradoxical verisimilitude. …
Mon., March 25, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Despite what you might imagine, Tim Burton has never cared for circuses. There is one thing Burton does appreciate about the circus, though: the idea that it represents a thrown-together …
Wed., March 20, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” “The Simpsons,” “Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof.
Sun., March 17, 2019
Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) recently kicked off a new fiscal year with an earnings decline because of an unusually weak movie-release schedule. But 2019 is looking up.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 6:24 a.m.
“The Lion Sings Tonight” was a benefit concert for the Spokane AIDS Network and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, two nonprofits that work to raise awareness about the disease and ways …
Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Walt Disney Co. said it has received unconditional approval from Chinese regulators for its blockbuster deal to buy much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc., clearing another key hurdle …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
“Star Wars” fans will soon be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon and face off against Kylo Ren in battle.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
European Union authorities say they have cleared Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets, provided Disney sells off some TV channels it controls in Europe to maintain competition.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
‘Instead of going to a grave, I go to Disney World’: Disney parks popular spreading of ashes; Spokanites favor Mt. Spokane
Everyone knows Disney theme parks as “the happiest place on Earth,” but for some Mouseketeers, it may also be the happiest place in the afterlife, according to a report by …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
For the first time, Disneyland will break its prohibition on alcohol and begin selling drinks to the general public, the California theme park recently announced.
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Disney is offering to pay full tuition for hourly workers who want to earn a college degree or finish a high school diploma.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment division is one step closer after shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal Friday.
Thu., July 19, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men.
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Media and tech titans turned up in good spirits at the billionaire’s summer camp at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, even though the U.S. just started a trade war …
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
For children of the mid-1990s, Disney’s new Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the imaginary world they grew up in. For their parents, it brings back sweet memories …
Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:52 a.m.
Time is running short for Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts. Now that a date is set for shareholders of 21st Century Fox to vote on Walt Disney Co.’s $71.3 …
Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox’s entertainment businesses following Comcast’s $65 billion offer for the company.
Wed., June 13, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company.
Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Walt Disney World didn’t violate the law when it withheld $1,000 bonuses to workers in a coalition of unions currently renegotiating wages, even though it paid the bonuses to other …