Disney, YLE Team on Nordic Animated Kids Series ‘The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Zodiac Kids, a Banijay company based in London and Paris, is teaming with Finnish animation studio Gigglebug Entertainment on an all new series “The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti,” commissioned by Disney Channel Europe, Middle East and Africa and Nordic broadcasters YLE … Read more…

The Morning After: To avoid censorship in India, Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will self-regulate

India is extending its influence over major tech players. Streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and 12 other companies, have signed a self-regulatory code to stay on the good side of India’s regulators. This inclu… Engadget RSS … Read more…

Rhode Island residents get checks signed ‘Walt Disney’ and ‘Mickey Mouse’

Rhode Island’s Division of Taxation turned into a literal Mickey Mouse outfit this week when 176 refund checks were accidentally mailed out bearing the cartoon character’s “signature.” The checks, mailed Monday, were signed “Mickey Mouse” where General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s … 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…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Dil Bechara’ to Release Directly on Disney Plus Hotstar

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film, “Dil Bechara,” an official remake of “The Fault in Our Stars,” will bow directly, free of charge, on the Disney Plus Hotstar streaming service on July 24. Rajput died of suspected suicide on … 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…

Barbra Streisand gifts George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter with Disney stock

George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter is Disney’s newest stockholder, thanks to a generous gift from singer Barbra Streisand. Gianna Floyd thanked Streisand on her Instagram account on Saturday, and posted a series of photos displaying the Disney letter and certificate she … Read more…

‘The One And Only Ivan’ Heads To Disney+; ‘Beatles: Get Back’ Moves To 2021 & More: Disney Release Date Changes

Disney has announced a round of release date changes, including another title, the Thea Sharrock-directed animated pic The One and Only Ivan, which will go straight to the studio’s streaming service. The One and Only Ivan, which features the voices of Angelina … 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…

Saudi Sovereign-Wealth Fund Buys Stakes in Facebook, Boeing, Disney

In the coronavirus pandemic’s financial fallout, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund has emerged as one of the world’s biggest bargain hunters, taking minority stakes worth billions of dollars in America corporations. WSJ.com: Markets SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your … Read more…

Katy Perry Delivers Gut-Wrenching Cover of ‘Baby Mine’ in Dumbo Costume for 2nd ‘Disney Singalong’

Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the star-studded ‘Disney Family Singalong: Volume II’ also presents mesmerizing duets from John Legend and Jennifer Hudson as well as Idina Menzel and Ben Platt. Aceshowbiz.com – Music News BEST DEAL 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…

The businesses that made Disney a juggernaut are suddenly hurting, distracting from its streaming success

Disney wants Wall Street to focus on its growing streaming business, but its media networks, theme parks and film studio have grown too large to be ignored. That’s become a big problem during coronavirus shutdowns. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Outlook for Disney World and Disneyland reopenings: What will it be like? And when will parks be running?

Fans of Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California are already dreaming of the parks’ eventual reopening down the distant road. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section BEST DEAL UPDATE: Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the price … Read more…

Disney has free animation classes online—and drawing can help you relax and focus during the pandemic

Disney has free drawing classes on YouTube that teach you how to doodle your favorite characters, right from the pros. Studies suggest it could help with stress, sadness and concentration amid Covid-19. Wealth SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

‘Disney on Broadway’ coronavirus concert stream raises $609,479

A magical night for Mouse House and Broadway raised $ 609,479 for “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.” Money donated during Friday’s streamed rebroadcast of November’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway will help fund the charity’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance … Read more…

Beyonce Shares Uplifting Message During Surprise Appearance on ‘Disney Family Singalong’

The ‘Crazy in Love’ songstress dedicates a rendition of ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ to healthcare workers battling the coronavirus, as the likes of Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato perform a classic Disney song each. Aceshowbiz.com – TV News … Read more…

‘Disney on Broadway’ coronavirus fundraiser has been ‘frozen’ over streaming rights

A fundraising streaming of 2019’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway has been canceled after the organizers failed to get the rights. ‘Disney on Broadway’ had been set to air Monday on Broadwaycares.org with proceeds supporting the Broadway Cares/Equity … Read more…

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…

Disney+ Adjusts Collaboration With Disney TV Studios As Labels Take On Larger Role In Series Development

Disney+ is in pre-production/production on Turner & Hooch, a series reboot of the Touchstone movie, from 20th Century Fox TV,  The Mighty Ducks, a sequel series to the Disney movie, and David E. Kelley’s Big Shot starring John Stamos, both … Read more…

Hilary Duff hints at Lizzie McGuire drama after Disney+ pulls ‘Love, Simon’ spinoff

Hillary Duff alluded to some trouble with Disney in the wake of the decision to pull the “Love, Simon” television adaption from Disney+. The actress, 32, shared a screenshot to her Instagram story of an article from The Advocate with … 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: