1 – Disney’s ‘Avengers’ Sprints to Record $1 Billion Box Office Run
May 5, 2018 • The biggest Disney news of the week comes from when Walt Disney Co. said “Avengers: Infinity War” will surpass $1 billion at the box office on Saturday, 11 days after its release and faster than any movie in history. The first of a two-part installment from the Marvel Entertainment franchise, featuring actors including Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson portraying superheroes from the Marvel comic universe, “Infinity War” is the 34th film to pass that box-office milestone, Disney said in an emailed release. It’s the 17th from Disney and the sixth from Marvel Studios. Read More
2 – Adventures by Disney adds first Japan itinerary in 2019
May 6, 2018 • If you’ve always wanted to visit the Land of the Rising Sun, a new 11-day Adventures by Disney Japan itinerary might be your ticket in 2019. Adventures by Disney recently announced their line-up of 2019 guided vacations, including an all-new itinerary to Japan, which joins the company’s portfolio of more than 50 destinations across six continents. Read More
3 – Disney is Launching a Digital Food Channel Called Disney Eats
May 1, 2018 • Disney is making big moves in food. At its annual NewFront on Tuesday — a presentation of upcoming video content for advertisers — the company introduced a new digital brand called Disney Eats. The online channel and editorial site features culinary shows and products aimed at families. Read More
4 – Nafta Talks Resume, and Disney Will Face Questions on Its Fox Plans
May 6, 2018 • Disney is expected to report strong results for its fiscal second quarter on Tuesday. ESPN is sound (for the moment). The theme park business is going up, up, up. And Walt Disney Studios, which released “Black Panther” in the quarter, is the envy of Hollywood. Analysts expect per-share profit to increase about 12 percent, and revenue to climb about 6 percent. Read More
5 – Disney is Selling Beauty and The Beast Minnie Mouse Ears, and They’re Fit For a Princess
May 6, 2018 • Accessorizing an outfit is a really big passion for some people. Especially those who tend to frequent the wonderful world of Disney. Creating a fashionable ~lewk~ for a Disneyland or Disney World visit is a total thing. There is even a whole weekend called Dapper Day that celebrates vintage Disney-inspired looks. But generally, the easiest way to fanficy your Disney look is with a cute pair of Minnie Mouse ears. Read More
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