Disney Executive John Lasseter Taking Leave of Absence After Reports of Misconduct

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animations Studios, is taking a six-month leave of absence from the company after allegations that he made several unwanted advances toward his female co-workers. Read More >>

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Disney’s Star Wars Lands Are Set on the New Planet of Batuu

When the Disney theme parks open their two Star Wars themed lands in 2019, the name in the brochure will be “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” But Galaxy’s Edge is actually a new planet, revealed today to be called Batuu. Read More >>

Disneyland Decontaminates Cooling Towers Linked to Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak

Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after it was discovered they may have played a role in a small Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday. Read More >>

Disney Will Bring an All-New Marvel Show to Its Streaming Service in 2019

Our minds are still blown by today’s news that a brand-new Star Wars trilogy is in the works—as well as a live-action Star Wars TV show. But the latter won’t be the only lure when Disney rolls out its subscription streaming service in 2019. There’ll also be an exclusive new Marvel show. Read More >>

Disney Promises its Streaming Service Will be ‘Substantially Cheaper’ Than Netflix

Netflix's latest price hike hasn't sat well with a lot of people, even though its base model is the same price as its closest rival Amazon Prime (albeit without the high resolution options). It's the kind of thing that gives people concern that every company under the sun is wanting to launch their own streaming channel, so they can claim a slice of that cash cow. Read More >>

Everything Disney Would Own if it Really Did Buy 21st Century Fox

Yesterday word came out that Disney had been in talks with 21st Century Fox, with the topic of discussion being Disney buying nearly all of Fox's assets. Pretty much everything the company owns except Fox News and Sport, because anti-competition laws prevent one company from owning multiple news and sports outlets (Disney owns ABC News and has a stake in ESPN). Read More >>

Disney May Buy Fox, Which Could Change Everything About the Marvel Cinematic Universe

CNBC is reporting that Disney is in talks to buy 21st Century Fox, an entertainment arm within the larger Fox company that is reportedly looking to focus its efforts more on news and sports. If the deal were to go through, it could have potentially huge ramifications for a number of Marvel characters. Read More >>

The New Star Wars AR Game is Clunky, Cool, Still Too Expensive 

The success of any AR game depends entirely on immersion: whether the player’s having so much they forget how massively dorky they look with a cafeteria tray stuck to their their face. Disney’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a £250 standalone AR machine made in collaboration with Lenovo, succeeds at this in fits and spurts. Going toe-to-toe with Darth Maul in melee combat or commanding ground troops to retake ships is thrilling, but the package’s clunky, cluttered setup presentation wastes too much time in drawing in players. Read More >>

We Love the Badass Grandma in Pixar’s Coco

Respecting your elders is a staple of all cultures. But you really respect them when they can use their shoe like it’s a switchblade knife. Read More >>

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Disney Releases Vintage EPCOT Video From Before the Park Opened in 1982

I’ve seen a lot of EPCOT concept art in my day. But a new video released by Disney has some behind-the-scenes shots that I’ve never seen before, including scale models of everything from the Horizons attraction (RIP) to the countries of the World Showcase. It’s all pretty cool. Read More >>

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Why Hasn’t Disney Released The Original Unaltered Star Wars Films?

Over the weekend Ant-Man director Peyton Reed took to Twitter to ask for something Star Wars fans have been pestering people about since George Lucas first re-released the original Star Wars trilogy with a bunch of changes. He wants Lucasfilm to release an unaltered version of the original film on Blu-ray. Read More >>

X Antencio, Disney Animator and Co-Writer of the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Music, Dies at 98

Xavier “X” Atencio had a remarkable career with the Walt Disney company, from his early days in the 1930s working on films like Pinocchio to his later days working on rides like Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. But Atencio reached the end of the ride this weekend. He died on Sunday at the age of 98. Read More >>

Star Wars and Marvel Movies Will Move to Disney’s New Streaming Service After All

When Disney recently announced plans to terminate its streaming arrangements with Netflix and begin its own service in 2019, the specific distribution rights for the Star Wars and Marvel movies were still being considered. Now we know their fate. Read More >>

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The First Order’s Latest Insane Vehicles From The Last Jedi Resemble a Gorilla and a Deadly Slice of Pizza

One of the best parts of returning to the galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was finally getting a chance to see how a new generation of filmmakers would approach the franchise’s vehicles and technology. Read More >>

Netflix is Doing What it Can to Keep Hold of Disney Content

The other day it was reported that Disney was going to pull all of its content from Netflix in a couple of years time, in favour of its own subscription streaming service. Read More >>