Disney+ Hotstar Plans ‘Special Ops Universe’; Nordisk & MRP Output Deal; UK Casting Directors’ Guild Inclusion Group – Global Briefs

Indian streaming major Disney+ Hotstar has put the wheels in motion on major new project Special Ops Universe, a multi-series spin-off format of its recent espionage thriller Special Ops. Created by Neeraj Pandey, the project will span numerous incarnations, including … Read more…

‘WandaVision’ flexes some different muscles as Marvel adds its power to Disney+

Marvel flexes different muscles with “WandaVision,” leveraging major assets while stretching its creative formula in this first series for Disney+. The result wields more of a scalpel than a hammer, wryly celebrating the history of television while slowly, very slowly, … Read more…

Disney Gives New Life to Star Brand as Overseas Streaming Equivalent of Hulu

Disney is doubling down on its direct-to-consumer streaming efforts, a strategy that means some international territories next year will see the launch of the Disney Plus and Star packages. Disney Plus was launched in North America and certain international territories … Read more…

Nearly 50% of new Disney+ customers are in India and Indonesia—and they pay far less than U.S. users

The growth of Walt Disney Co.’s streaming service in India and Indonesia has been staggering, with the countries now accounting for more than a quarter of its 73.7 million customers globally. What’s less staggering is the price most of the … Read more…

Disney Says Its ‘Primary Focus’ for Entertainment Is Streaming — Announces a Major Reorg

Disney is restructuring its media and entertainment divisions, as streaming becomes the most important facet of the company’s media business. On Monday, the company revealed that in order to further … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Disney CFO Admits Filming ‘Mulan’ in Xinjiang Has ‘Generated A Lot of Issues’

Disney’s chief financial officer Christine McCarthy acknowledged Thursday that the company’s choice to shoot parts of “Mulan” in China’s Xinjiang region has “generated a lot of issues for us.” The corporation has come under fire for shooting portions of the … Read more…

Netflix, Amazon, Disney Plus Hotstar Sign Self-Regulation Code in India

The long-discussed self regulation code to govern Indian streaming content has finally been drafted and signed by 15 of the country’s leading streamers. The code is seen as self regulation, by the industry,  rather than government imposed control and censorship … Read more…

John Boyega calls Disney out for marketing a Black character, only to ultimately push them aside

When Disney first revealed John Boyega as a stormtrooper in “The Force Awakens,” he immediately became the target of racist comments from “Star Wars” fans protesting the casting of a Black person in the role. CNN.com – RSS Channel – … Read more…

Disney Dad Accused of Murder Claims Wife Killed Kids and Self in Chilling Letter From Jail

Todt, who was indicted on four counts of first-degree murder, lived in the family’s Celebration home for weeks with their corpses. A man who is accused of slaughtering his family is claiming his wife killed their kids and then herself. … Read more…

Prince Harry snubbed by reggae star Shaggy’s daughter because she was disappointed he didn’t look like Disney character

PRINCE Harry was snubbed by reggae star Shaggy’s daughter – because she was disappointed that he didn’t look like a Disney character. The 51-year-old musician revealed that the royal told him his then-five-year-old daughter Sydney was the most unimpressed person … Read more…

‘Hamilton’ Cast Celebrates Disney Plus Launch and Reveals Inside Secrets of Film

“Hamilton” fans rejoiced as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical was finally released on Disney Plus on Friday, giving people the long holiday weekend to watch the groundbreaking performance. Originally released in 2015 on Broadway, the hip-hop infused musical about founding father Alexander … Read more…

‘Hamilton’ at home: Disney+ gives fans a front-row seat worth waiting for

After conquering the stage in every way imaginable, “Hamilton” moves to the screen — just not the one originally intended. Premiering on Disney+, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical beautifully survives the transfer process, with a few minor hiccups. Some will lament not … Read more…

‘Hamilton’ Movie: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Director Thomas Kail on Bringing the Broadway Phenomenon to Disney Plus

When it opened in 2015, “Hamilton” instantly became both the hottest ticket on Broadway and the hardest to come by. Sure, if you were Beyoncé, Oprah, the Obamas, or just willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for nosebleed seats, … Read more…

Disney to Release 4K Version of ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ to Boost U.K. Cinemas (EXCLUSIVE)

The Force is with U.K. cinemas this July as they plan to reopen doors with a remastered 4K edition of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” Variety can reveal. It’s understood the planned screenings mark the first time a “Star … Read more…

Disney World enlists ‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers to enforce social distancing

“Move along,” a Stormtrooper implores park visitors. Entertainment | New York Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help … Read more…

Disney World Sketches Out Tiered Reopening Plan With Social Distancing Modifications

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to plans a city task force approved Wednesday. The proposals will now … Read more…

Pixar Short ‘Out’ On Disney+ Features Animation Studio’s First Gay Main Character

Out, a short film from Pixar Animation Studios streaming on Disney+, features Pixar’s first gay main character. The 9-minute film debuted Friday as one of seven films in the studio’s SparkShorts program. SparkShorts aims to “discover new storytellers, explore new … Read more…

Disney Springs Retail-Dining-Entertainment Center Sets Reopening Protocols For Coming Week Return

Disney Springs, the themed retail, dining and entertainment center at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, has set out the social distancing rules for its May 20 reopening. The complex … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

Disney Springs Retail-Dining-Entertainment Center Sets Reopening Protocols For Coming Week Return

Disney Springs, the themed retail, dining and entertainment center at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, has set out the social distancing rules for its May 20 reopening. The complex … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

Disney Springs Retail-Dining-Entertainment Center Sets Reopening Protocols For Coming Week Return

Disney Springs, the themed retail, dining and entertainment center at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, has set out the social distancing rules for its May 20 reopening. The complex … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Disney Springs Retail-Dining-Entertainment Center Sets Reopening Protocols For Coming Week Return

Disney Springs, the themed retail, dining and entertainment center at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, has set out the social distancing rules for its May 20 reopening. The complex … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Disney World entertainment complex to reopen while theme parks, hotels remain closed

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World plans to reopen its restaurant and entertainment area later this month, though the theme parks and hotels will remain closed. Disney Springs vice president Matt Simon posted Thursday on the official Disney Parks Blog … Read more…

Watch Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, and Seth Rogen Perform “Hakuna Matata” on The Disney Family Singalong

If there was ever a time we could all use some Hakuna Matata, it’s right about now. For the next installment of the Disney Family Singalong, airing this Sunday, four of the stars of… E! Online (US) – TV News … Read more…