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From Disney+ to ‘Star Wars,’ Here Are the Burning Questions D23 Expo Needs to Answer

This year’s D23 Expo, taking place in Anaheim, Calif. from Aug. 23-25, will be unlike anything its official fan club members have seen before. While D23 occasionally releases news, in years past it’s mainly been a hype machine to tantalize fans with first looks and exclusive deals. But this year these offerings will have a […]

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‘Toy Story 4’ Crosses $1 Billion, Fifth Disney Film to Hit Global Box Office Landmark in 2019

Disney has its fifth billion dollar movie of the year, as “Toy Story 4” crossed $1 billion at the global box office on Wednesday night since debuting on June 20.It has earned $421.8 million domestically and is the fifth-highest grossing film domestically of all time. This year alone, Disney boasts “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King,” […]

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Teen Choice Awards Winners List: ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Riverdale’ Take Top Prizes

The 2019 Teen Choice Awards handed out coveted trophy surfboards on Sunday night. More than 55 million votes from teens came in to support their favorite teen icons in film, television, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the web. Disney and Marvel dominated the film side with Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and Spider-man: Far From Home winning […]

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Disney Exploring a Sequel to Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Movie

Disney ain’t ever had a friend like money, as the studio eyes a sequel to Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin just a few weeks after the remake flew over the billion-dollar mark. This astronomical number easily marks Aladdin as the second highest-grossing live-action remake in Disney’s catalog, with Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast taking the […]

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Disney breaks own record for global box office returns in a year

The Lion King helps Disney amass $7.67bn to date in 2019, passing the previous best mark of $7.61bn in 2016Disney has broken its own record of worldwide film receipts by an individual studio in a single year, underlining its dominant position in the global film industry. According to Variety, Disney has amassed $7.67bn to date […]

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Box Office: ‘Lion King’ Reigns Overseas With $142 Million, Nears $1 Billion Globally

Disney’s “The Lion King” remains box office royalty, generating another $142 million at the international box office.Director Jon Favreau’s hyperrealistic remake of the animated classic is already the fifth-biggest global release of the year with $963 million to date. “The Lion King” well on its way to joining fellow studio releases “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel” […]

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The Lion King review – resplendent but pointless

Jon Favreau’s photorealistic copy of the classic 1994 animated feature is a virtual triumph – but why go to the effort?Disney’s money-spinning mission to recycle its animated back catalogue with “live action” remakes continues apace. In the past few years we’ve had Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Dumbo, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Bill Condon’s Beauty […]

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UK box office preview: how loud can ‘The Lion King’ roar?

Other openers include cricket doc ‘The Edge’ and ‘Tell It To The Bees’.CGI animation The Lion King is the latest Disney remake to hit UK cinemas, and will look to challenge the highest openings of the year on its first weekend.Its target will be the £31.4m three-day gross of Avengers: Endgame in April this year […]

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