Stories tagged: Disney
Mon., March 12, 2018
Red Cross chapters bring emergency preparedness activities to schools and libraries to help elementary-age kids learn basic information about natural disasters. The program was first created by the agency’s Southeast …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
While Disney is trying to brace for the future with the streaming services, questions remain about if they will offer enough to take on well-established services such as Netflix.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Walt Disney Co.’s proposed takeover of 21st Century Fox is likely to raise thorny regulatory concerns at a time when the Justice Department has been putting media mergers and acquisitions …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
Asking why I do these things may be as pointless as wondering why my husband, who much prefers basketball, will always gravitate to a certain over-the-top football game every winter.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Beyonce Knowles-Carter is joining the cast of “The Lion King” to voice to role of Nala.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Disney is adding more firepower to the kids streaming service expected in the U.S. in late 2019.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
As negotiations start this month over wage increases at Walt Disney World, rebellion is brewing in one of the six unions that advocate for the resort’s 70,000 workers.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Media and entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced a move to bolster its subscription and streaming empire as it plans to end its relationship with Netflix and ramp …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Martin A. “Marty” Sklar, one of the central figures behind Disney’s theme parks around the world, has died.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 6 p.m.
“DuckTales” executive producer Matt Youngberg and co-producer/story editor Francisco Angones were tasked with taking a classic cartoon they both loved and making it fresh for a new generation while also …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
The Muppets Studio released a statement Monday revealing a bit more about its decision to part ways with longtime Kermit the Frog puppeteer Steve Whitmire.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Disneyland opened 62 years ago to great pomp and nationally televised coverage. Over the weekend, Disney unveiled how it has only perfected its ability to trumpet its imagineering to the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Mark Hamill has been bestowed one of Disney’s highest honors, but he can’t believe Carrie Fisher wasn’t there to see it.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
A banner that now says “Auction, take a wench for a bride” will be changed to “Auction, Surrender yer loot,” and the woman on the auction block will herself become …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Disney parks in North America had slight attendance declines last year due to increased ticket prices, while Harry Potter rides helped Universal show strong increases in visitors.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 5 p.m.
Since Hollywood loves a nostalgic reboot, it’s no surprise that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is setting sail once again, six years after 2011’s “On Stranger Tides.” For this …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
The hack is believed to be unrelated to a massive ransomware attack that has spread across the globe. Ransom-style computer attacks have grown in popularity in the last few years …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:57 p.m.
Citing remarks that chief executive Bob Iger made to employees Monday, the Hollywood Reporter is saying that the film could be the latest entry in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” …
Thu., April 20, 2017
“Born in China” is the latest installment in the “Disneynature” documentary series. It’s “Planet Earth” aimed at younger audiences, but any nature lovers can find enjoyment here, especially in the …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
With blockbuster movies like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Zootopia,” studios helped Disney rake in more than $7.5 billion in total box-office receipts last year.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger has extended his contract by one year as the company’s board of directors continues to search for his replacement.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.
Thu., March 16, 2017
Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as, well, the beauty and the beast, feeds on the nostalgia audiences have for the 1991 …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Disney CEO Bob Iger quoted the Broadway smash “Hamilton” to defend his involvement in President Trump’s business advisory council, saying he wants to be “in the room where it happens.”
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Disney’s new version of the 1980s animated series “DuckTales” is getting a cast worth quacking about, including a former Doctor Who.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
Hong Kong officials say they have signed an agreement for a $1.4 billion expansion of the southern Chinese city’s Disneyland theme park.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
The new animated series for the Disney Channel is set in a fictitious world, but the princess and the country where she lives definitely have been inspired by Latin cultures …