Marvel Picks Quebec’s Squeeze for Disney Plus Animated Series ‘What If…?’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marvel Studios has commissioned Québec City-based animation studio Squeeze to create five episodes of “What If…?,” its new animated series set for release on the Disney Plus platform in summer 2021. The first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, … Read more…

In a surprise move, Disney chief executive Robert Iger steps down and is replaced by a theme-park lieutenant

Iger has long been planning retirement and had postponed a scheduled departure date several times. But Tuesday’s news that he would leave his post immediately and become executive chairman sent shock waves through the industry. Business BEST DEAL UPDATE:

NBC’s Peacock will try to differentiate itself from Netflix, Disney+ with live streaming element, tiered pricing structure

NBCUniversal will unveil its Peacock streaming application on Jan. 16, 2020. Outgoing CEO Steve Burke will lead the event and hopes to showcase how Peacock is different from its streaming competition. BEST DEAL UPDATE:

PBS Picks Up Euro Shows; Disney+ Hires International Exec; Aquarius Films Develop Oz Feature – Global Briefs

PBS has picked up British adventure series Expedition with Steve Backshall and European crime drama Vienna Blood. The U.S. public broadcaster has struck deals with Fremantle and Red Arrow International for the shows.  Expedition with Steve Backshall is a ten-part … Read more…

Disney+ Adds Disclaimers, Content Warnings to Movies Featuring Racist Characters and Tropes

(NEW YORK) — Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to Dumbo, Peter Pan and other classics because they depict racist stereotypes, underscoring a challenge media companies face when they resurrect older movies in modern times. The move comes … Read more…

8 bonkers things everyone forgot happened in straight-to-video Disney sequels

Long before the House of Mouse pivoted to live-action remakes, streaming services, and releasing high-profile sequels like Frozen 2, Disney capitalized on the success of its princess and princess-adjacent animated classics by pumping out straight-to-VHS sequels to some of their … Read more…

Walt Disney Imagineering President Bob Weis Welcomes More China Theme Parks

Bob Weis, the president of Walt Disney Imagineering and creative executive of the Shanghai Disney Resort, has outlined a cooperative rather than competitive view of newcomers to China’s theme park industry. “A rising tide raises all boats,” Weis told Variety on … Read more…

Netflix shares drop after Verizon reveals Disney streaming promotion

Netflix shares sank more than 3 percent Tuesday, after Verizon said it will offer unlimited wireless and broadband customers a free one-year subscription to Walt Disney’s soon-to-be-launched streaming service Disney+. Verizon said all its new and existing unlimited wireless customers, … Read more…

Disney star Cameron Boyce’s parents on how they want their late son remembered I Nightline

Nightline BEST DEAL UPDATE: 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 American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over … Read more…