1 – Sky Loss Is a Disappointment for Disney Ambitions
September 22, 2018 • Walt Disney Co. DIS -1.09% didn’t win Sky SKYAY -1.16% PLC as part of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox Inc. FOX -0.70% assets, but the end to the unusual bidding war leaves rival Comcast Corp. CMCSA 0.24% paying a sum that will benefit Disney as a minority owner of the British pay-TV operator. Comcast’s victorious $38.8 billion bid for Sky on Saturday complicates Disney’s companywide direct-to-consumer strategy, and leaves the company without an asset that Chief Executive Robert Iger once called a “crown jewel” of the Fox acquisition. Read More
2 – 19 New Magical and Limited-Time Experiences Coming to Disney World Next Year
September 20, 2018 • 2019 will be a busy year at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney is introducing brand new things to see, do, taste and experience at all four parks. Read More
3 – Why Disney is Pulling Back on its Star Wars Release Schedule, According to CEO Bob Iger
September x, 2018 • In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed everything from the future of Star Wars to Disney’s planned streaming service (it’s meant to compete with Netflix) to what the media giant’s presumed integration of Fox’s assets means for the X-Men. Read More
4 – Adrian Martinez Joins Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’; ‘Mulan’ Adds Chen Tang
September 21, 2018 • Adrian Martinez, last seen opposite Amy Schumer in the comedy I Feel Pretty, has secured the role of Elliot, a dog-catcher, in Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid update of the animated classic Lady and the Tramp. Martinez joins Kiersey Clemons, Thomas Mann, Yvette Nicole Brown as part of the live cast along with Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as the voices for Lady and Tramp. Read More
5 – Here Are Disney’s Ugly Christmas Sweaters for 2018
September 22, 2018 • If you’re a Disney fan that won’t settle for anything less that the finest ugly Christmas sweaters, look no further than the official Disney x Merchoid collection for 2018! Currently, the collection includes knitted designs based on Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mary Poppins. Needless to say, the Mary Poppins “Have a Supercalifragiisticexpialidocious Christmas” sweater will be very timely because of the holiday, and because Mary Poppins Returns is hitting theaters on December 19th. Read More
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