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Disney Continues To Bet Big On Streaming; ‘Raya,’ ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘Enchanted’ Sequel & More Headed To Disney+

Hot on the heels of WarnerMedia’s announcement that every WB film in 2021 would be heading to HBO Max on the same day it arrives in theaters, Disney decided to announce what the studio plans to do with some of its big 2021 films. And yes, some of them are going straight to streaming.Read More: […]

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Disney Animation’s Upcoming Slate Includes A ‘Moana’ Series, ‘Encanto,’ Zootopia+ Short-Form Series & Much More

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee made several announcements today, including the studio’s next feature film, its first foray into animated series, and a first-of-its-kind collaboration with a Pan-African entertainment company.The first big announcement concerning their upcoming feature film slate is that animated film “Raya & The Last Dragon” will be heading […]

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Disney World’s Polynesian Resort Closed for a Year for ‘Moana’-Inspired Renovation

Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort, one of the best and most popular hotels in the Disney stable, was slated to reopen this October. But now Disney says the resort is staying shuttered until next summer, and it’s all because of Moana. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been closed since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic caused […]

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‘All Together Now’ Trailer: ‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Leads A Netflix Musical For Director Brett Haley

Another day, another Netflix Ya teen film announced. Clearly the algorithms indicate that this genre does extremely well for the streaming service because they keep greenlighting them hand over fist. What makes this new one slightly more interesting, “All Together Now,” is that it stars Auli’i Cravalho, the star of Disney’s “Moana.” Obviously, Cravalho, an […]

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‘Over the Moon’ Trailer: Netflix Gets Animated Over the Chinese Moon Goddess Legend

Netflix dropped the first trailer Tuesday for its upcoming animated feature, “Over the Moon” (coming in the fall), a wondrous update of the Chinese Moon Goddess fable, directed by former Disney legend and Oscar winner Glen Keane (“Dear Basketball”). The co-production with Pearl Studio (“Abominable”) was animated at Sony Pictures Imageworks, with Oscar winner John […]

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Song of the South: the difficult legacy of Disney’s most shocking movie

The 1946 film won’t be showing up on Disney+, but its insidious racism serves as an important reminder of the company’s dark historyFor all the uncertainty surrounding the streaming wars – even for a dominant company like Netflix, which is still hemorrhaging billions of dollars – there’s reason to believe that Disney+ is a safe […]

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‘Little Mermaid’ Live: Auliʻi Cravalho Becomes Disney’s Second Colorblind Casting of Ariel

Disney is getting into the live TV musical game, and it’s gone colorblind for its casting. ABC President Karey Burke announced at Monday’s Television Critics Association summer press tour that Auliʻi Cravalho will star in the live musical of “The Little Mermaid” on Nov. 5 as part of the “Wonderful World of Disney.”Cravalho – who […]

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‘Ballers’ Season 5 Teaser Trailer: Somehow Dwayne Johnson, The Biggest Star In The World, Is Still On HBO

By now, it’s quite evident that Dwayne Johnson is a household name. His presence in pop culture is felt through his blockbuster performances in studio behemoths such as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, and even an animated venture with “Moana.” However, he also holds occupation in television – I […]

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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Remains #1 with $26 Million Post-Thanksgiving Performance

Outside of only a couple differences, this weekend’s box office top ten almost mirrors last weekend’s rankings exactly with Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet securing the #1 spot for a second weekend in a row. Among the differences, Universal’s The Grinch switched places with Creed II as the animated feature took the runner-up position while […]

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‘Creed II,’ ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Set Record Thanksgiving Preview Grosses

With four films hitting theaters nationwide early for Thanksgiving weekend, Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and MGM’s Creed II both came out of their corners swinging. The Wreck-it-Ralph sequel earned $3.8 million from Tuesday night previews, and Creed II was just behind it with $3.7 million. Both numbers amount to the best showings for Thanksgiving […]

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