Hulu Buys AT&T's 10% Stake for $1.43 Billion
AT&T has sold back its 10% minority stake in Hulu back to Disney. Leaving Hulu owned by Disney and NBCUniversal. — Hulu buying back AT&T's stake cost them $1.43 billion. Valuing the streaming service at $15 billion.
Star Wars Series 'The Mandalorian' Has Reportedly Been Renewed for a Season Two
The brand-new Star Wars series with a feature-film length budget has reportedly already been renewed for a season two at Disney+. — Well, we can put this one in the "not shocked" column. As, Disney+ reportedly has already ordered a season two of Jon Favreau's Star Wars series The Mandalorian.
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'Dumbo' Hoping to Reach $46M-$48M Debut
Tim Burton's Dumbo, the latest of Disney's live-action remakes was originally tracking a $50 million opening weekend. — Dumbo grossed $15.3 million on Friday according to early returns. The Friday gross also includes the $2.6 million it made in Thursday previews. Audiences are currently liking the film more than critics. Burton's films have overcame Rotten Tomatoes scores before.
Disney shuttering the Fox 2000 Label
This is going against Disney's original plans. Fox 2000 championed mid-budget films. It is unclear if Elizabeth Gabler, the head of Fox 2000, will stay with Disney. She was in Disney's original plans.
The Walt Disney Company Has Officially Acquired 21st Century Fox
The Mouse House will gain some intriguing new properties as it plunges Disney+ and Hulu into the streaming wars. — At 12:02 AM, Disney will complete the $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Creating a moment in entertainment history. The landscape is changing, and Disney has made a purchase to acquire the studio and television arms from Fox.
'Captain Marvel' Is A Solid Prequel for the MCU
Captain Marvel, was an origin story for Carol Danvers but it also acted as another essential viewing block in the remarkable world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
'Cobra Kai' Season Two First Look Photos
The Karate Kid sequel series is returning to YouTube this year. — After last season's epic finale which saw the return of Martin Kove's Sensei Kreese to the Cobra Kai dojo. Where will Cobra Kai go from here? The shocking return created one of the best season cliffhangers in recent memory. Especially considering the audience thought Kreese was dead.
Disney 2019 Box Office Predictions
Disney is poised for another record-breaking year. What films will succeed? What films will falter in Disney's epic slate? — Each prediction will feature a worldwide total and a opening weekend total.
Boardwalk Round-Up: Zootopia Isn't Getting Two Sequels, Toy Story 4, and Lee Unkrich
The Boardwalk Round-Up is back. Disney starts off 2019 with a bang. This is only in month one. We are in store for a wild year. — Earlier this week reports started to float around that Zootopia would be getting two sequels. Not to crush anyone's hopes and dreams but Disney doesn't usually announce two sequels in a row unless it is Star Wars or Marvel. Especially for their animation studio. The reports were started because a voice actor for Zootopia, Tommy Lister revealed Disney had plans for two sequels.
'Muppets Live Another Day' Coming to Disney+ from Josh Gad and 'Once Upon a Time' Creators
We finally know what direction The Muppets will be going in for Disney+. — The Muppets are making a comeback once again. After a successful film back in 2011. Then a television show in 2015, which lasted for one season. Many were wondering what Disney would eventually do with The Muppets.
Disney is developing another top-secret VR short film, VR Team exploring projects with existing Disney characters
CNET reported Walt Disney Animation is making another VR short film. — Cycles director Jeff Gipson is working on another top-secret VR film. Cycles is currently on display at 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The new film that Gipson is developing will be three to five minutes long. Cycles is three minutes long.
Marvel Eyes Chris Evans To Direct Some Episodes for the Disney+ Marvel Shows
Chris Evans will still be involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even if it isn't on screen. — Chris Evans has been offered from Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President, to direct some episodes for Marvel's Disney+ series. This is according to Jim Hill, a Disney insider. This would keep Evans within the Marvel universe. It could also open up the possibility for a return to the screen someday.
Disney will show off Disney+ at April Investor Day
We will be getting a glimpse at Disney’s highly-anticipated streaming service during Disney’s Investor Day in April. — Disney’s family-focused streaming service is looking to take on Netflix. Disney will be utilizing Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and newly-acquired National Geographic to take on Netflix.
2019 Disney Preview: Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, and Star Wars: Episode IX Round Out Disney's Loaded Slate
Disney had an incredible 2018. But I have been touting this 2019 slate for a while. I'll be going through all the theatrical releases, this won't be including the original films that Disney will release on their new platform Disney+.
John Lasseter will be the Head of Animation at Skydance Media
The former Disney and Pixar animation chief will now be the head of the animation division at Skydance Media. He will report to Skydance CEO David Ellison.