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Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit a new box-office record

Disney’s latest alarmingly star-packed Avengers entry is going to set another box-office record for its opening weekend, eclipsing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to Variety. The film i

Disney’s pneumatic ‘Force Jacket’ could be the key to awesome VR theme parks

As we navigate further and further into this strange Ready Player One-like future that plenty of tech companies are investing heavily, Disney wants to ensure that people can feel content in the most l

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is an overstuffed adventure with a terrific villain

When I saw the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, I was really excited and really worried. Excited because, holy crap, there were so many characters. Iron Man! Captain America! Thor! Black Pant

Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ captures just enough of Madeleine L’Engle’s unruly magic

A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books as a kid. I read it over and over, then tracked down the sequels and gobbled up many more of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantasy- and science fiction

Jon Favreau is making a Star Wars show for Disney’s streaming service

Disney plans to include Star Wars and Marvel TV shows as part of the lineup in its upcoming streaming service, but details about those shows have been scant until today, when the company announced th

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is a new high point for superhero cinema

Black Panther doesn't look like any movie I've seen. I mean, I don't want to downplay America's long history of black cinema (a history that already includes a handful of black superheroes). Nor am I

Disney has begun populating its parks with autonomous, personality-driven robots

The process of making a Disney park feel alive is most easily encapsulated in animatronic figures. These hydraulic, pneumatic and now electric figures have been a fixture at Disneyland since the 60s.

The showrunners behind ‘Game of Thrones’ have signed on to write some ‘Star Wars’ movies

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the writers who turned George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels into a television phenomenon, will be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films.

Disney details overarching direct-to-consumer plan possible through Fox deal

Disney CEO Bob Iger positioned his company’s acquisition of Fox’s TV and movie businesses as a way for the company to prepare for a future in which streaming and direct-to-consumer dominat

It’s official: Disney is acquiring Fox’s film and TV divisions for $52.4 billion

We’re about to see two entertainment behemoths come together, as The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox have officially announced a deal. As a result, Disney will acquire Fox’s film

‘The Last Jedi’ is the most moving Star Wars movie — and the funniest

One of the most common ways to praise a new Star Wars movie is to claim that it’s the best one since The Empire Strikes Back. But sometimes the clichés are accurate. And this time, I have to sa

Pixar’s John Lasseter taking a six-month leave of absence amid reports of inappropriate behavior

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the latest media executive to face allegations of inappropriate behavior. In a memo to employees, Lasseter

In ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,’ virtual reality finds a new hope

While I stood anxiously atop a floating platform on my way to what felt like certain doom, I paused to remember my mission as I felt the pulsing heat of the lava planet Mustafar rising up from below m

New Stars Wars and Marvel TV shows planned for Disney’s streaming service

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed some amazing news on his company's earnings call for this quarter, including a live-action Star Wars TV show that will be coming to Disney's subscription streaming service

The new trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ focuses on Rey and Kylo Ren

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi reassured us that we were finally going to hear Luke Skywalker’s voice again — even if it was only so he could tell us that it was time for the J

Sphero’s new toy is a chatty Spider-Man

Sphero continues its partnership with Disney today, with the launch of a new toy based on the Marvel superhero Spider-Man. But where BB-8 and Lightning McQueen could move around the room, Spider-Man i

Hackers claim to have looted some treasure from Disney’s ‘Magic Kingdom’

At a town hall meeting in New York earlier today, Disney chief executive Bob Iger said hackers are claiming to have stolen an undisclosed new film from Disney's upcoming slate, according to a report i

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar . The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create worl

An AI project can tell you when the cow goes “Moo”

A new project from Disney Research can recognize various objects in videos — cows, cars, very small rocks — and add appropriate sounds — “Mooo!”, “Vroom!”, a

Disney will invest $1B into MLB’s streaming video business

The Walt Disney Company just announced that it’s paying $1 billion for a 33 percent stake in BAMTech, the video streaming company created by Major League Baseball. As a result of the deal, BAMTe
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