Stories tagged: disney
UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020
The big-budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart.
Fri., April 3, 2020
Saying they don’t know when they’ll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in …
Tue., Feb. 25, 2020
Bob Iger will become executive chairman of the Walt Disney Co. Bob Chapek, who was most recently chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will succeed him. Iger will remain …
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Published reports say Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from movie studios it acquired as part of last year’s $71 billion purchase of Fox’s entertainment business
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019
Walt Disney World employees who portray Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck each filed police reports this month claiming they were inappropriately touched by tourists.
Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
Thanks to a new report, we’re now getting some idea of how many may have defected from Team “Irishman” to Team Baby Yoda.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
The sequel pulls Elsa the Snow Queen and her less magical but nonetheless charismatic younger sister, Anna, into a murky web of Shakespearean political intrigue with a large dose of …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
The company reiterated Wednesday that it found no evidence of a security breach and that account problems are limited to “a very small percentage of users” of Disney Plus.
Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Disney’s mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series appears to be a hit out of the gate after its launch on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
What worked about the first “Maleficent” was Jolie herself, trying on something softer, even funny, her face, enhanced with prosthetics, half of the visual spectacle. But “Mistress of Evil” crowds …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is teaming up with Lucasfilm to develop a new “Star Wars” film.
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price – $5 a month beginning on Nov. …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019
Target has had plenty of deals with other brands, but has not established minishops within its stores as have Best Buy and other retailers. However, the retailer has found a …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
“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
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 …