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  • Disney Will Launch Its First Imagicademy Learning Apps On Dec. 11

    Disney Will Launch Its First Imagicademy Learning Apps On Dec. 11

    Disney just unveiled its digital learning initiative Imagicademy, which will launch on December 11. The company first mentioned Imagicademy last month, but without any real details. As outlined at a press event today in New York, it’s a suite of mobile learning apps for kids, along with an app where parents can follow along, give their kids a virtual high five, and see recommended… Read More

  • Disney, A Mobile Company

    Disney, A Mobile Company

    In the central corridor of the animation building at Disney Studios there is a gold-leafed cupola hovering directly over a marble inlay of Steamboat Willie, the movie considered to be the debut of Mickey Mouse. If you stand under the dome and speak, you’ll hear your voice reverberate. To everyone else standing outside the circle, your voice sounds merely human, but to the person standing… Read More

  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Hints At A World Of Endless Expansion

    Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Hints At A World Of Endless Expansion

    Disney may have built the perfect game – Infinity, its “toys to life” franchise, which debuted in 2010 and was first released as a playable title in 2013. The game is entering its second generation with today’s launch of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, which also introduces version 2.0 features for all the original series collectibles, as well as new mini-games… Read More

  • Disney’s Star Wars Scene Maker For iPad Lets Users Build Their Own Animated Fanfic

    Disney’s Star Wars Scene Maker For iPad Lets Users Build Their Own Animated Fanfic

    Disney has a new mobile app that uses its recently-acquired Star Wars IP out today: Star Wars Scene Maker is now on the App Store, and it lets kids of all ages build their own Star Wars stories using 3D-rendered graphics and animations, along with the option to record your own voice over for dialog and built-in music for epic soundtracks. The app is the ultimate fanfiction tool, short of hiring… Read More

  • WatchESPN Apps Get Chromecast Support, Watch ABC And Watch Disney Coming Soon

    WatchESPN Apps Get Chromecast Support, Watch ABC And Watch Disney Coming Soon

    Over the years, sports giant ESPN has been expanding the number of screens and devices that viewers can watch its content on. Now it’s adding another: Starting today, the cable network is making its WatchESPN app available through Google’s popular Chromecast dongle. Read More

  • Maker Studios Culls Content On Blip’s Video Platform

    Maker Studios Culls Content On Blip’s Video Platform

    A lot of online video platforms have disappeared over the years. Now it looks like one — while not shutting down — is having a pretty brisk spring clean. Blip, the video distribution startup acquired by Maker Studios (which is now itself getting acquired by Disney), has been sending out notices to many users telling them that their accounts are getting closed. Read More

  • This Printer Can Make A Real Teddy Bear In A Few Hours

    This Printer Can Make A Real Teddy Bear In A Few Hours

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Disney Research have created a 3D printer that can output a real, cuddly teddy bear in a few hours, thereby putting Santa’s elves out of business. The machine uses soft yarn and a needle to “felt” the object together by entangling the fibers as the object is built. Read More

  • It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M

    It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M

    Media conglomerate Disney has taken a big step to embracing the new digital world of video, announcing the acquisition of YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million, along with a potential $450 million in performance-based earn outs. The acquisition, which was first reported by Re/Code, represents the largest acquisition of a YouTube multichannel network, and could spell more consolidation… Read More

  • Disney Launches Disney Movies Anywhere, An iTunes-Integrated App Where Fans Can Build Their Movie Library

    Disney Launches Disney Movies Anywhere, An iTunes-Integrated App Where Fans Can Build Their Movie Library

    The Walt Disney Studios is launching a new app today for iOS devices and the web called Disney Movies Anywhere, giving users a place where they can watch the Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films that they’ve purchased, while also finding new ones. The app isn’t intended as a competitor to digital content retailers like iTunes. In fact, Disney Movies Anywhere is integrated with iTunes… Read More

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