Can the Summer Box Office Save Movie Theaters?

A return to cinemas isn’t a sure thing.

#box-office-sales, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #movies, #theaters-buildings, #walt-disney-company

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‘Cruella’ Review: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Emma Stone plays a notorious Disney villain in this spotty origin story.

#cruella-movie, #gillespie-craig, #movies, #stone-emma, #thompson-emma, #walt-disney-company

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N.H.L. and Turner Sports Reach 7-Year Media Rights Deal

Turner Sports will broadcast half of each year’s playoffs and three Stanley Cup finals, and plans to bring games to the HBO Max streaming service.

#espn, #hbo-max, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #tbs-network, #television, #turner-network-television, #walt-disney-company, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

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Column on ‘Wokeness’ Ruining Disney World Experience Draws Backlash

In a guest column for The Orlando Sentinel, a Disney fan said he was reconsidering his commitment to the park “because Disney cares more about politics than happy guests.”

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #clark-county-nev, #demings-val, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #orlando-fla, #orlando-sentinel, #political-correctness, #vanboskerck-jonathan, #walt-disney-company, #woke

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Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley Leaving Searchlight Pictures

Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley have been at the top of Searchlight Pictures for more than two decades, shaping the film industry with hits like “12 Years a Slave,” “The Shape of Water” and “Nomadland.”

#academy-awards-oscars, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #fox-searchlight-pictures, #gilula-stephen, #movies, #nomadland-movie, #utley-nancy-1955, #walt-disney-company

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40 Acres and a Movie

Disney can’t change its problematic past. But can it make a new future with Marvel?

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #disney-plus, #marvel-entertainment, #morris-wesley-1975, #movies, #new-york-times, #pixar-animation-studios, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #soul-movie, #walt-disney-company, #wandavision-tv-program, #wortham-jenna, #writing-and-writers

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The Lawyer Behind the Throne at Fox

Even before the company’s C.E.O., Lachlan Murdoch, moved to Australia, Viet Dinh was seen as Fox’s power center.

#21st-century-fox, #content-type-personal-profile, #dinh-viet, #fox-entertainment-group-inc, #murdoch-james-r, #murdoch-lachlan, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states-politics-and-government, #usa-patriot-act, #vietnamese-americans, #walt-disney-company

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Olivia Rodrigo’s Hit ‘Drivers License’ Has the Best Part of a Song

Jenna and Wesley search for the best part of the song.

#drivers-license-song, #pop-and-rock-music, #prince-1958, #raspberry-beret-song, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company

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What the 2020s Need: Sex and Romance at the Movies

We’ll know we’re actually escaping stagnation when the cinema of desire returns.

#dating-and-relationships, #home-box-office, #movies, #walt-disney-company

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Pay Discrimination Suit Against Disney Adds Pay Secrecy Claim

A claim that the company illegally prohibits employees from discussing pay has been added to a lawsuit accusing it of paying women less than men. Disney has aggressively pushed back.

#discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #moore-karen-1968, #rasmussen-laronda, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #walt-disney-company, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

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N.H.L. Returns to ESPN in a 7-Year Deal With an Emphasis on Streaming

The agreement assures hockey a higher profile on SportsCenter and gives ESPN the perfect sport for its streaming ambitions

#abc-inc, #bettman-gary, #disney-plus, #espn, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #nbcuniversal, #sportscenter-tv-program, #television, #walt-disney-company

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After Pandemic, Film Industry’s Hollywood Ending May Have to Wait

Studios pushing toward a streaming future remain locked in a battle with theater owners eager for moviegoers to return in droves.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #box-office-sales, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #raya-and-the-last-dragon-movie, #shutdowns-institutional, #walt-disney-company

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Kelly Marie Tran: ‘I’m Not Afraid Anymore’

The actress has left the “Star Wars” bullies behind to star as Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess in “Raya and the Last Dragon.” She says, “I’m finally asking for the things I want.”

#actors-and-actresses, #asian-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #disney-plus, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #raya-and-the-last-dragon-movie, #social-media, #star-wars-movie, #star-wars-the-last-jedi-movie, #tran-kelly-marie, #vietnamese-americans, #walt-disney-company, #women-and-girls

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The + That’s Taking Over Streaming Platforms

An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.

#advertising-and-marketing, #disney-plus, #labeling-and-labels-product, #nbcuniversal, #paramount-pictures, #viacomcbs-inc, #walt-disney-company

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Plus + Plus + Plus = Streaming Name Surplus

An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.

#advertising-and-marketing, #disney-plus, #labeling-and-labels-product, #nbcuniversal, #paramount-pictures, #viacomcbs-inc, #walt-disney-company

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Iceland Has a Request for Disney+: More Icelandic, Please

Disney brought its streaming service to Iceland last year. Now, the country’s education minister has sent a letter of complaint over the lack of Icelandic dubbing and subtitling.

#disney-plus, #iceland, #language-and-languages, #television, #walt-disney-company

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Marvel’s Latest Frontier? In ‘WandaVision,’ It’s the Suburbs

Marvel’s first series for Disney+ is part drama, part homage to vintage sitcoms, following the misfit heroes played by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany to some weird places.

#actors-and-actresses, #bettany-paul, #comic-books-and-strips, #disney-plus, #feige-kevin, #marvel-entertainment, #marvel-studios, #movies, #olsen-elizabeth-1989, #television, #walt-disney-company, #wandavision-tv-program

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‘Ratatouille,’ the Musical: How This TikTok Creation Came Together

We talked to the Broadway stars behind a virtual performance of the animated film. Inspiration started with quirky TikTok segments circulating this fall.

#actorsfund-of-america, #de-shields-andre, #feldman-andrew-barth, #mertzlufft-daniel, #moss-lucy, #movies, #pixar-animation-studios, #ratatouille-movie, #ratatouille-the-tiktok-musical-play, #routh-christopher, #social-media, #theater, #tiktok-bytedance, #walt-disney-company

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This Year Was a Disaster. We Hope the Sequel Is Better.

We streamed, we watched, we worried. We also wondered what the catastrophe called 2020 will mean for movies.

#disney-plus, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hbo-max, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #walt-disney-company, #warner-brothers

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‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White,’ Betty Boop, Popeye and the First Golden Age of Animation

Reid Mitenbuler’s “Wild Minds” is full of high-flown aspirations and zany anecdotes.

#animated-films, #books-and-literature, #mitenbuler-reid, #walt-disney-company, #wild-minds-the-artists-and-rivalries-that-inspired-the-golden-age-of-animation-book

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Apple TV Was Making a Show About Gawker. Then Tim Cook Found Out.

Big tech companies now exert huge influence over what stories get told. The message is clear: Be careful who you offend.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #apple-tv, #att-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cue-eddy, #gawker-media, #movies, #netflix-inc, #stankey-john-t, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #thiel-peter-a, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #violence-media-and-entertainment, #walt-disney-company

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Pinocchio’ and More as Disney Leans Sharply Into Streaming

A blitz of new projects include 10 series from the “Star Wars” universe for Disney+, which now has 87 million subscribers. Hulu will also get a major content boost.

#disney-plus, #movies, #the-mandalorian-tv-program, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company, #web-original-programming

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SEC Reaches $3 Billion Deal With Disney, Drawing CBS Ties Toward an End

The Southeastern Conference is poised to become the richest conference in college football after it struck a television deal with Disney, which owns ABC and ESPN.

#abc-inc, #cbs-corporation, #college-athletics, #espn, #football-college, #southeastern-conference, #television, #walt-disney-company

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Disney to Reveal Plans to Turbocharge Streaming Offerings

Some big-budget movies will first go to theaters. Other offerings will debut online. All will ultimately strengthen Disney+.

#chapek-robert-a, #disney-plus, #movies, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company

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TikTok ‘Ratatouille’ Musical to Be Presented as Benefit Performance

Cobbled together from songs and scenes inspired by the Disney-Pixar movie, the online performance will benefit the Actors Fund.

#actorsfund-of-america, #crowdsourcing-internet, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ratatouille-movie, #social-media, #theater, #tiktok-bytedance, #walt-disney-company

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Radio Disney, Launching Pad for Young Stars, Will Shut Down Next Year

Since 1996, the network has been a go-to music destination for preteens and helped jump-start the careers of future superstars. Disney said it was ending it to focus on streaming and TV.

#disney-channel, #marsh-gary, #pop-and-rock-music, #radio, #radio-disney, #walt-disney-company

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On TikTok, Fans Are Making Their Own ‘Ratatouille’ Musical

Thousands of TikTok users, including musical theater professionals, are creating a Broadway-style adaptation of the animated Disney film about a rat with culinary aspirations.

#actors-and-actresses, #movies, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ratatouille-movie, #social-media, #theater, #tiktok-bytedance, #walt-disney-company

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Disney+ Passes 73 Million Subscribers as Streaming Takes Center Stage

The company has experienced deep losses in its theme park division because of the pandemic, but investors don’t seem to care at the moment.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #chapek-robert-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disney-plus, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company

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Go Ahead, Binge Old Movies and Jam Out to ’90s Hits

Decades-old movies, songs and video games have surged in popularity over the pandemic. Psychologists say conjuring nostalgia during stressful times is a healthy coping mechanism.

#anxiety-and-stress, #athens-ga, #australia, #children-and-childhood, #columbus-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #fleetwood-mac, #foo-fighters, #halloween, #melbourne-australia, #movies, #mulan-movie, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #spice-girls-music-group, #the-addams-family-play, #walt-disney-company

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ESPN to Lay Off 300 Employees

The cuts will affect most divisions across the company, but are especially concentrated in broadcast production.

#espn, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pitaro-james-a, #walt-disney-company

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Disney Prefaces Some Older Films With Warning of Racist Stereotypes

“These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” a 12-second disclaimer on the Disney+ streaming service reads.

#animated-films, #disney-plus, #race-and-ethnicity, #walt-disney-company

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How Much Do You Really Miss Going to the Movies?

Amid concerns about the future of theaters, remember that the past wasn’t always glorious. This is the moment to rethink what we want at a cinema.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #movies, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regal-cinemas, #walt-disney-company

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Disney Reorganization Puts a Sharper Focus on Streaming

The move was one of the biggest by Bob Chapek since he became C.E.O. in February.

#bergman-alan-entertainment-executive, #chapek-robert-a, #disney-plus, #horn-alan-f, #rice-peter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company

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At Disney World, ‘Worst Fears’ About Virus Have Not Come True

Attendance has been low since the July reopening, but health officials and worker unions also say safety protocols have kept the coronavirus at bay.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #disneyland-anaheim-calif, #newsom-gavin, #orange-county-calif, #orlando-fla, #walt-disney-company

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Disney Lays Off 28,000, Mostly at Its 2 U.S. Theme Parks

The company said it would eliminate thousands of jobs at its resorts in Florida and California, which have been hit hard by the pandemic.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #disneyland-anaheim-calif, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #orlando-fla, #walt-disney-company

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Disney Wanted to Make a Splash in China With ‘Mulan.’ It Stumbled Instead.

A political controversy over a filming location was a rare blunder for one of the world’s savviest companies in dealing with China.

#disney-plus, #liu-yifei-1987, #movies, #mulan-movie, #walt-disney-company, #xinjiang-china

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Kenny Ortega, Teen Whisperer

With the new Netflix series “Julie and the Phantoms,” the man behind “High School Musical” hopes to create another generation of young stars. How does he do it? By seeing teenagers for who they are.

#actors-and-actresses, #high-school-musical-movie, #hudgens-vanessa-anne, #julie-and-the-phantoms-tv-program, #music, #netflix-inc, #ortega-kenny-1950, #reyes-madison-actor, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #television, #walt-disney-company

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Why Calls to Boycott ‘Mulan’ Over Concerns About China Are Growing

The latest backlash over Disney’s remake of the movie centers on how it was partly filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighurs live under repression.

#china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #liu-yifei-1987, #movies, #mulan-movie, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #walt-disney-company, #xinjiang-china

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The 50 Best Things to Watch on Disney+ Right Now

The Disney streaming platform has hundreds of movie and TV titles, drawing from its own deep reservoir classics and from Star Wars, Marvel and more. These are our favorites.

#disney-plus, #movies, #television, #walt-disney-company

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Mulan, a Most Adaptable Heroine: There’s a Version for Every Era

Is she a novice or a skilled fighter? Does she end up a blushing bride or does she kill herself? The legend of the female warrior has morphed greatly over some 1,500 years.

#caro-niki, #disney-plus, #movies, #mulan-movie, #walt-disney-company

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‘Mulan’ 1998: A Moment of Joy and Anxiety for Asian-American Viewers

Though the original Disney movie was culturally significant, it came out in a film era when people of color were routinely tokenized.

#actors-and-actresses, #asian-americans, #discrimination, #movies, #mulan-movie, #walt-disney-company

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‘Mulan’ Review: A Flower Blooms in Adversity (and Kicks Butt)

In Niki Caro and Disney’s live-action version of the ancient story, a young woman rides off to war and discovers herself.

#caro-niki, #disney-plus, #gender, #gong-li, #lee-jason-scott, #liu-yifei-1987, #ma-tzi-actor, #movies, #mulan-movie, #walt-disney-company, #women-and-girls, #yen-donnie

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After Agnes Chow Is Arrested in Hong Kong, a ‘Mulan’ Meme Is Born

Supporters of Ms. Chow, a 23-year-old activist detained under Hong Kong’s national security law, flooded Twitter with images comparing her to the Chinese folk heroine.

#agnes-chow, #china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #movies, #mulan-movie, #occupy-central, #walt-disney-company

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Postponed College Football Games Could Disrupt $1 Billion in TV Ads

Fox and Disney, which owns ESPN and ABC, prepare to take another hit from a pandemic that has already affected them with shutdowns and delays.

#advertising-and-marketing, #big-ten-conference, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #espn, #football, #football-college, #fox-broadcasting-co, #pacific-12-conference, #television, #walt-disney-company

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This Year’s Must-Have Back-to-School Item: Masks for Children

Crayola, Old Navy and Disney are among the brands making colorful masks for children. Child psychologists see this as a positive step toward “normalcy.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #crayola-llc, #education-k-12, #fashion-and-apparel, #gap-inc, #masks, #old-navy, #parenting, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #psychology-and-psychologists, #shopping-and-retail, #walt-disney-company

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ABC Executive Barbara Fedida Out Over ‘Racially Insensitive’ Remarks

The executive, Barbara Fedida, has left the company after an investigation supported complaints about her workplace comments.

#abc-news, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #discrimination, #fedida-barbara, #news-and-news-media, #proskauer-rose, #rice-peter, #television, #walt-disney-company, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Hong Kong Disneyland to Close Again, Days After Disney World Reopens

The park is the smallest in Disney’s portfolio and is shutting down again to comply with a government-mandated rollback of public activities because of the coronavirus.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-disneyland, #walt-disney-company

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Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising

Thousands of giddy visitors streamed into the Florida resort on Saturday, as Disney tried to prove it can safely operate at a highly dangerous time.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #orlando-fla, #walt-disney-company

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Disney World Draws Excitement and Incredulity as Reopening Nears

The mega-resort will welcome back visitors on Saturday even as coronavirus cases in Florida remain high. In doing so, Disney steps into a politicized debate.

#actors-equity-assn, #amusement-and-theme-parks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #desantis-ron, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #labor-and-jobs, #masks, #orlando-fla, #walt-disney-company

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Kaepernick’s Deal With Disney Includes a Jemele Hill Project at ESPN

A first-look deal between Colin Kaepernick and Disney includes a documentary series at ESPN that will be produced by Jemele Hill, who left the network two years ago.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #documentary-films-and-programs, #espn, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hill-jemele, #iger-robert-a, #kaepernick-colin, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016, #walt-disney-company

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