Disney's Streaming Service Will Be Called Disney+
Staying in line with other Disney direct-to-consumer service ESPN+. Disney+ will be the showcase for family entertainment centered around five distinct brands Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
DreamWorks is creating new installments to 'Shrek' and 'Puss in Boots' with 'Minions' Producer
Universal's DreamWorks Animation Studio is reviving Shrek and Puss in Boots. Despicable Me creator Chris Meledandri will be overseeing the projects. — These projects won't be total reboots. As Meledandri hopes to get Eddie Murphy back for the next Shrek film, and Antonio Banderas for the next Puss in Boots. Universal wants Meledandri to develop new adventures so a new generation can fall in love with the characters. (Do studio executives forget kids have the ability to watch Netflix, and I'm sure this generation has seen Shrek?)
Boardwalk Round-Up: Stitch Getting Live-Action Treatment, 'Pirates' Reboot, and The Mandalorian
Disney is bringing back Experiment 626 for more fun. The Mandalorian gets an impressive set of directors and more on today's Boardwalk Round-Up. — Disney announced they are rebooting Lilo & Stitch. I should've known better. I knew they would eventually put that reboot into action. Maybe I should start writing my "Disney's Next Live-Action Remake is Hercules" article now. Rumor even has it that the Lilo & Stitch script is done. Could this film possibly leap-frog other Disney films in development?
Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull to Retire, Will Stay On As An Adviser Through 2019
The president of Pixar Animation and Walt Disney Animation Studios will step down from his current roles at the end of the year. — Ed Catmull has been a revolutionary creative in Hollywood. From co-founding Pixar along with John Lasseter and Steve Jobs. To having a five-decade career which saw the revival of Walt Disney Animation and the emergence of Pixar in pop culture. The young man who was inspired by Peter Pan and Pinocchio would go on to revolutionize animation itself.
Disney Finalizes Film Studio Executives Post-Fox Deal
Disney is going to let Fox still be Fox! What a shock, most people are surprised Disney is going to let Fox continue its Rated-R content and its edgy dramas. I'm not surprised its good business and its part of being separate entities.
NBC Gives 'Manifest' A Full-Season Order
NBC's newcomer about the mysterious Flight 828 has been picked up for a full season. The network has extended the show for three more episodes bringing the season one total to 16 episodes.
'Aladdin' Writer Terry Rossio Is Upset About Being Excluded From The Live-Action Film
As Disney continues to remake the classics. What do the creatives of the classics think about not being involved in the new ones? Well, Aladdin writer Terry Rossio has some thoughts.
WarnerMedia Plans To Release Streaming Service By End of 2019
AT&T has big things in store for WarnerMedia. One of them includes a digital streaming service. WarnerMedia will now enter a landscape with rivals such as Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Disney.
First Poster for Disney's 'Aladdin' Is Revealed
Will Smith unveiled the poster for the highly-anticipated remake of the animated classic Aladdin. — Smith wrote on Facebook. "LEMME OUT. Can't wait for ya'll to see me BLUE."
Disney Taps 'Crazy Rich Asians' Writer Adele Lim & 'Moana' Producer Osnat Shurer For 'Dragon Empire'
Disney is currently developing Dragon Empire, a fantasy-adventure animated film with Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter Adele Lim and Moana producer Osnat Shurer.
The Walt Disney Company Announces New Organizational Structure for its Media Businesses with Fox Executives Involved
Disney has revealed what its post-acquisition landscape will look like. 21st Century Fox president Peter Rice and Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden are both moving over to Disney in new roles. John Landgraf will serve as Chairman of FX Networks and Productions and his division will receive additional financial resources. Gary E. Knell to serve as chairman of National Geographic Partners.
Jon Favreau's Star War Series is Titled 'The Mandalorian', List of Directors Revealed
The production on the first ever live-action Star War series has begun. It includes an expensive budget and some worthy directors. — Here is the overall synopsis for the series: