Disney+ Will Let You Keep Your Downloads Even If They Leave the Service

The highly anticipated new streaming service Disney+ launches in just a couple of short weeks, but folks still have a few questions regarding how this new service works. One big one, however, was answered by Disney CEO Bob Iger, as the head honcho addressed whether you’ll get to keep your Disney Plu... # #disney #

Collider | 23.10.2019 14:02:22

Disney Plus Land Grab: Analysts Up Subscriber Forecasts With Verizon Free-Giveaway Pact

Disney Plus is going to go bigger out of the gate than Wall Street expected, with the Mouse House’s huge deal with Verizon expected to bring in millions more subscribers to the service. On Tuesday, Disney and Verizon announced that the telco will give Disney Plus free to new and existing wirel... # #disney #

Variety | 23.10.2019 12:42:07

‘You Must Remember This’ Host Talks ‘Song of the South,’ the Disney Movie That Won’t Be Released on Disney Plus

In recent years, corporate entities with long histories like the Walt Disney Company have had to come to terms with the fact that some aspects of their classic content are no longer acceptable to audiences. In some cases, especially ones pertaining to the upcoming launch of Disney Plus, the Walt Dis... # #disney #

Variety | 23.10.2019 0:52:02

Already Signed Up for Disney Plus? Verizon Will Still Give 12 Months Free to Qualified Customers

Disney has been offering advance signups for Disney Plus for several weeks — and just announced a big new pact with Verizon giving the telco’s unlimited wireless customers free access to Disney Plus for one year. As it turns out, those who got in early on Disney Plus will still be eligib... # #disney #

Variety | 22.10.2019 20:07:48

Verizon Unlimited Users Getting Free Disney+

Verizon is reportedly set to offer the upcoming Disney+ streaming service free, for a full year, for its existing 4G LTE and 5G wireless unlimited customers. New Verizon FIOS and 5G Home Internet customers will also qualify for a free year. As part of the deal, Verizon customers can watch up to four... # #disney #

Darkhorizons | 22.10.2019 19:51:46

Harris Dickinson on ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ and Wanting to Play a Disney Prince

From director Joachim Ronning, the fantasy epic Maleficent: Mistress of Evil delves deeper into the bond between the dark fae Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and her human goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning), as the complex family ties that bind them are tested. And while the impending nuptials between Au... # #disney #

Collider | 22.10.2019 18:31:24

Disney’s Bob Iger Defends $66M Pay Package But Says “Subject Of Income Inequality Is Very, Very Real” – Vanity Fair Summit

The conversation on Tuesday between Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones and Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and filmmaker Jon Favreau was largely about the upcoming Disney+ streaming series Star Wars: The Mandalorian. But toward the end of their chat, Jones put the media conglom boss in the h... # #disney #

Deadline | 22.10.2019 17:44:32

Netflix Stock Falls After Verizon Announces Disney Plus One-Year Giveaway

Netflix investors, already skittish about the looming entry of Disney and Apple into the competitive streaming space, pushed the stock down as much as 4% in morning trading Tuesday. The drop came after Verizon announced a deal with Disney to offer Disney Plus for 12 months free to all unlimited wire... #netflix # #disney #

Variety | 22.10.2019 14:43:18

Netflix Shares Dip After Verizon Reveals Disney Streaming Promotion

Netflix shares dropped nearly 3% in Tuesday morning trading after Verizon rolled out a promotion that will give its wireless customers one free year of Disney+. Verizon will become the exclusive wireless carrier to offer a year free of Disney+ to all new and existing 4G LTE and 5G unlimited wireless... #netflix # #disney #

Deadline | 22.10.2019 14:20:23

Verizon Will Give One Year of Disney Plus for Free to All Unlimited Wireless Customers

Verizon is giving away Disney Plus — the Mouse House’s new streaming service debuting next month — free for one year to all of its wireless customers on unlimited-data plans, under a broad new partnership between the two companies. When Disney Plus launches Nov. 12, the telco will ... # #disney #

Variety | 22.10.2019 13:00:12

Banijay On Brink Of $2.2BN Deal To Buy Endemol Shine Group From Disney & Apollo Global Management

French production giant Banijay is on the verge of completing a €2BN ($2.2BN) takeover of Endemol Shine Group, with a source telling Deadline that the deal should be wrapped up within days. Endemol Shine Group, which is jointly owned by Disney and private equity group Apollo Global Management, has b... # #disney #

Deadline | 22.10.2019 11:18:12

Good News For Verizon Subscribers! You’re About To Get A Free Year Of Disney Plus

If you're a Verizon Unlimited subscriber, you're in luck. # #disney #

Decider | 22.10.2019 10:29:59

Disney Seeks to Throw Out Gender Pay Gap Lawsuit

The Walt Disney Co. is seeking to throw out a lawsuit alleging that women employees are paid less than men, arguing that the suit is too sprawling and unwieldy to handle as a class action. Andrus Anderson LLP filed the suit in April, alleging that Disney’s hiring and pay practices have a discr... # #disney #

Variety | 22.10.2019 1:19:19

Disney: Sorry Ladies, Your Pay Equity Class Action Suit Can’t Be A Class Action Because Figuring Out The Math Would Be Hard

Ten women across the Walt Disney Company claim that the Bob Iger-run media giant doesn’t pay women fairly and are challenging the House of Mouse in court in a proposed class action first launched this spring. However, while fine with fighting a ton of individual actions, Disney are now declaring tha... # #disney #

Deadline | 22.10.2019 0:47:32

Disney Seeks Chinese Love For “Star Wars”

They’re the largest market in the world at this point, but China just doesn’t go gaga for “Star Wars” like most other countries do. Disney Studios, who have had big success in China with the Marvel brand, is determined to change that and have reportedly enlisted the help of C... # #disney #

Darkhorizons | 21.10.2019 22:18:56

First Reactions to ‘The Mandalorian’ Praise the ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ Show as “Completely Amazing”

The Mandalorian is good! While the first ever live-actionStar WarsTV show doesn't debut until November 12th, the first reactions toThe Mandalorianhave arrived online courtesy of a select few journalists who were lucky enough to watch the first 27 minutes of the show's first episode during th... # #disney #

Collider | 19.10.2019 17:36:55

Disney’s “Mulan” Gets Extensive Reshoots?

With the odd exception (hello “Dumbo”), Disney’s live-action remakes of their beloved animated classics have been massive box-office successes and there appears to be no plans to abandon the trend anytime soon. While the Mouse House’s schedule next year runs a little lighter ... # #disney #

Darkhorizons | 19.10.2019 17:06:39

Saturday Mourning Cartoons Reviews Marvel’s 90s ‘Iron Man’ Series, Coming to Disney+

Listen here! We're getting a jump on the Disney+ arrivals with a revisit of the 90s animated series, Marvel's Iron Man. Arriving nearly 15 years before the live-action movie that launched the MCU into the stratosphere, this cartoon is a stark (pun!) reminder that superhero stories are tough ... # #marvel #disney #

Collider | 19.10.2019 13:06:48

Former Walt Disney Studios Chair Dick Cook Backing Two Fantasy Films, New Soundstage In Australia

Dick Cook Studios (DCS), an independent production company helmed by former Walt Disney Studios chairman DIck Cook, will receive AUD $30 million ($20,473,020 USD) in Australian government funding to produce two fantasy features in the country. The funding is part of an Australian Location Incentive ... # #disney #

Deadline | 19.10.2019 2:55:05

Disney Sets “Mandalorian” Episode Dates

The PR site for Disney+ has revealed the air dates for all eight episodes of the upcoming “The Mandalorian” TV series with the episodes to run weekly on Fridays from November 12th through to the finale on December 27th with one exception. Actually, there are two notable eyebrow raises re... # #disney #

Darkhorizons | 18.10.2019 22:11:58

Disney+ Announces New Non-Fiction Projects Including Docs on Howard Ashman and Mickey Mouse

Disney+ continues to add more and more content to itself like some kind of ravenous Content Monster (an animated series coming soon to Disney+), and today the streaming serving bulked up its non-fiction output. At theInternational Documentary Association Showcase, the network announced a new slate o... # #disney #

Collider | 18.10.2019 22:07:46

Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Movie

Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis is in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action Pinocchio movie, Collider has confirmed. Paul King (Paddington) was originally set to direct, though he departed the project early this year, as did producer David Heyman. Chris Weitz co-wrote the most recent draft of the ... # #disney #

Collider | 18.10.2019 21:26:08

Disney Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Has Robert Zemeckis Circling To Direct

In the wake of a string of bombs, i.e. last Christmas’ Welcome to Marwen ($13M) and the Brad Pitt-Marion Cotillard WWII spy romance Allied ($120M off an $85M production cost), Forrest GumpOscar winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is in early talks to direct a live-action version of Pinocchiofor ... # #disney #

Deadline | 18.10.2019 21:24:50

Disney Plus Fleshes Out Nonfiction Slate, Including ‘Howard,’ ‘Science Fair,’ Mickey Mouse Docu

Disney Plus further fleshed out its nonfiction content slate at an International Documentary Association showcase event Friday, as the streamer, preparing for its Nov. 12 launch, continues to flesh out its programming strategy. Among the announcements: The streamer has acquired the global distributi... # #disney #

Variety | 18.10.2019 21:00:38

Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ for Disney (EXCLUSIVE)

Robert Zemeckis is in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action “Pinocchio.” Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz will produce through their company Depth of Field with Weitz penning the script. “Paddington” director Paul King had originally been tapped to direct but had to le... # #disney #

Variety | 18.10.2019 21:00:33

Disney+ Revives ‘People & Places’, Adds Mickey Mouse And Wolfgang Puck Documentaries To Growing Nonfiction Slate

Disney+ on Friday revealed some of the new content it is adding to its nonfiction slate on or after the streaming service’s November 12 launch, including newly announced documentaries about Mickey Mouse from Morgan Neville and Marwencol‘s Jeff Malmberg, and about Wolfgang Puck, from Jiro... # #disney #

Deadline | 18.10.2019 21:00:16

Disney+ Renews ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ for Season 2 Ahead of Streamer’s Launch

We're all in this together for at least one more season. Disney+ has renewed the incredibly titled High School Musical: The Musical: The Series for a season 2 before the streaming service debuts on November 12. This marks the first official renewal for Disney+, which also has big-name seres like... # #disney #

Collider | 18.10.2019 19:47:00

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Renewed for Season 2 at Disney Plus

It may not have even premiered yet, but Disney Plus has handed out a second season renewal for “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” Inspired by the “High School Musical” movies, the series was created and is executive produced by Tim Federle, and starsOlivia Rodrig... # #disney #

Variety | 18.10.2019 19:08:56

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Renewed For Season 2 By Disney+

Ahead of its season one premiere, Disney+ has renewed High School Musical: The Musical: The Series for a second season. Production on season two will resume early next year in Salt Lake City, Utah. Created and executive-produced by Tim Federle, the first series adaptation of the High School Musical ... # #disney #

Deadline | 18.10.2019 19:07:14

Disney Family Movies Shutting Down

After more than a decade in service, Disney is pulling the plug on its Disney Family Movies On Demand service – the shut down to hit mere days before the launch of the studio’s consolidated SVOD service Disney+ on November 12th. Disney Family Movies cost between $5-$10 per month and offe... # #disney #

Darkhorizons | 18.10.2019 18:53:40

Disney Family Movies SVOD Service Is Shutting Down Ahead of Disney Plus Debut

After 11 years, Disney is pulling the plug on Disney Family Movies On Demand — with the service’s shutdown coming just days before the launch of the Mouse House’s Disney Plus. Disney Family Movies, which cost between $5-$10 per month, has been available via pay-TV providers in the ... # #disney #

Variety | 18.10.2019 16:25:40

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Renewed for Season 2 on Disney Plus

The series follows members of East High's drama club as they put on the first-ever production of High School Musical: The Musical. # #disney #

Decider | 18.10.2019 16:02:45

Disney & Tencent Publishing Label Partner On First Original Chinese ‘Star Wars’ Story

Disney and Tencent-owned China Literature, the Asian country’s largest online publisher, are teaming to produce the first original Chinese Star Wars story for the latter’s online reading platform, according to the officialStar WarsWeibo account. The two companies will also distribute 40 Star W... # #disney #

Deadline | 18.10.2019 11:40:59

Kurt Sutter Takes a Shot at Disney After FX Firing: “Hakuna Matata, Motherf***ers”

Sutter was fired from Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans M.C. on Thursday after complaints were made about his behavior. # #disney #

Decider | 18.10.2019 10:06:48

Disney and Tencent to Put Out New Chinese ‘Star Wars’ Story

Disney and China’s biggest online publisher, Tencent’s China Literature, have teamed up to develop a new Chinese “Star Wars” online novel and release 40 older e-books in Chinese for the first time. In an attempt to cultivate grass-roots enthusiasm for a franchise that has not yet managed to find a s... # #disney #

Variety | 18.10.2019 8:34:28

Disney+ ‘The Imagineering Story’ Docuseries Trailer Goes Inside the Theme Parks

At one point in the trailer forThe Imagineering Story, an upcoming Disney+ docuseries on the magical workers who innovated the magical Disney theme parks, current Disney CEO Bob Igermimics the desired effect from a Disney consumer: "Wow. How did Disney do that?" Well, if he had listened to his compa... #trailer # #disney #

Collider | 17.10.2019 20:56:52

New ‘Family Guy’ Episode Has Reboot Plot Inspired by Disney-Fox Merger

Never one to miss an opportunity for a good joke,Family Guyhas chosen to focusits next episode on the Disney-Fox merger, which was made official earlier this year.Family Guy has been a Fox staple since it debuted on the network in 1999. Given the show's love of big bits and meta-commentary, it m... # #disney #

Collider | 16.10.2019 21:11:02