Fox and Disney on ‘glide path’ for Thursday deal announcement: Sources 9:47 AM ET Tue, 12 Dec 2017 | 05:25 21st Century Fox and Disney are on a “glide path” for a Thursday deal announcement, sources familiar with the deal said. Disney became the sole suitor after Comcast dropped its bid for the majority of […]
Our latest look at Black Panther comes courtesy of Marvel Japan, and it’s jam-packed with new shots and teasers for arrival in the world of Wakanda. Most importantly, it gives us basically everyone kicking some serious butt, including T’Challa and his big rival, Killmonger.
Glen Keane, son of The Family Circus creator Bil Keane, worked on some of Disney’s most successful modern animated hits, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. But the other night on The Late Late Show with James Corden, he traded his sketch pad and pencils for a 3D controller to paint […]
Disney Music Executive Charged with Child Sex Abuse (EXCLUSIVE) Jon Heely, the director of music publishing at Disney, has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse. Heely, 58, of Santa Clarita, is accused of sexually abusing two underage girls approximately a decade ago. He allegedly victimized the first girl when she was […]
Let’s get the obvious thing out of the way first: Yes, it would be amazing if all of Marvel’s mutants and superheroes could align under one roof. No one would love that more than we would. Unfortunately, Disney isn’t Captain America, and 20th Century Fox isn’t Professor X.
Media company Walt Disney Co on Thursday named Oracle Corp’s chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina Inc, Francis A. deSouza, to its board. Disney said their election would be effective Feb. 1 but it was yet to decide on which committees they would serve on. The company currently has 12 members on […]
Disney CEO Robert Iger has previously announced four different retirement dates during his 12-year tenure: 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. Disney CEO Robert Iger has previously announced four different retirement dates during his 12-year tenure: 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger will likely stay on past his 2019 retirement […]
Disclosure: Affiliates controlled by Eric Jackson have long positions in DIS and NFLX. David Faber reported this morning on CNBC that 21st Century Fox is getting close to a deal with Disney to sell a prime set of assets worth $60 billion. A deal could be announced as early as next week, according to Faber. […]
Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox are closing in on a deal, and it could come as soon as next week, according to sources familiar with the matter. CNBC has been reporting that Disney has held talks with the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media company to acquire its studio and television production assets, leaving Fox with its news […]
The live-action adaptation of Mulan now has its warrior princess. The title role will be played by Liu Yifei—also known as Crystal Liu—a Chinese actress previously seen in Hollywood fare like The Forbidden Kingdom and Outcast.
In the wake of John Lasseter’s announcement that he would take a six-month leave from Disney-Pixar Animation, fresh details have emerged about conduct that he vaguely described as “missteps.” Lasseter apologized last week to those who have been “on the receiving end of an unwanted hug” or any other gesture “they felt crossed the line.” […]
A decade of movies has brought us to the end of a long road in the form of Avengers: Infinity War, an epic undertaking we finally got our first, glorious look at today. The trailer paints a grim future for our heroes as Thanos makes his long-awaited move, but it’s also jam-packed with hints at […]
In a rare peek behind the curtain, Disney just released a time-lapse video showing the holiday transformation of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland.
Derided by most financial analysts for years, Bitcoin has surged dramatically in 2017 and now has a higher market capitalization that most corporations, such as Disney, Mastercard, Boeing, IBM, and McDonalds. One measure of financial worth for a person is computing the sum total of the monetary value of everything they own. In the high-flying […]
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” American spy Nathan Hale famously said in 1776, just before his execution by the British after being captured while on an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City. Old Nate obviously wasn’t a video game character, or he might have had more […]
On a sweltering October weekend, the largest-ever group of Marvel superheroes and friends gathered just outside of Atlanta for a top-secret assignment. Eighty-three of the famous faces who have brought Marvel’s comic-book characters to life over the past decade mixed and mingled—Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, bonded with Vin Diesel, the voice of Groot, […]
Disney and Pixar Employees Detail Life with John Lasseter: Strip Clubs, Close Hugs, and “Boxers or Briefs?”
In March 2010, days after another triumphant Oscar ceremony for Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios, the company’s chief creative officer, John Lasseter, was the subject of a tense phone call among Disney and Pixar executives, one person on the line recently told Vanity Fair. During the conversation, which included Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios president […]
#MeToo continues to be heard loud and clear throughout Hollywood. Men in all corners of the industry are being held accountable for their behavior and facing the consequences for harassment and assault that for too long has been ignored. Now, one of the mightiest studios in town may have a major executive in a potential […]
In every corner of the media business right now, something is up for sale. What’s going on? The answer: At a time of tremendous change in media consumption, big companies are trying to get bigger and upstarts are trying to survive. Many decisions are really just reactions to Google and Facebook’s power over the digital […]
When Colin Trevorrow left Star Wars: Episode IX, fans wondered if Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would be taking his place. He didn’t, but that’s apparently because instead he’s working on three new Star Wars movies that are wilder than anyone could have possibly imagined.
Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after Orange County health officials discovered an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was sickening people who had visited the Anaheim theme park.