Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 Frozen World Confirmed
June 10, 2018 • Coming to Xbox One and PS4 on January 29, 2019.Kingdom Hearts 3 will feature a world based on Disney’s Frozen, it was revealed today during Microsoft’s E3 press conference. A new trailer, featuring the theme song “Don’t Think Twice” by Utada Hikaru, was released during the conference that showcased the new world. Read More
2 – Disney Unveils Rose Gold Minnie Mouse Backpack
June 10, 2018 • After delighting Disney fans everywhere with the release of vintage VHS journals, Little Mermaidpool floats, and Nightmare Before ChristmasMinnie Mouse ears, the magical minds over at Disney unveiled a brand new product in its popular rose gold line. Unfortunately, this launch might be hard to get your hands on. Read More
3 – Pixar’s John Lasseter to Leave Disney Following Sexual Harassment Complaints
June 8, 2018 • John Lasseter, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer, will leave both companies by the end of 2018, following revelations last year that he sexually harassed employees, according to The New York Times. Lasseter has been on a leave of absence from the studio since November, when he first acknowledged what he worded as “missteps” that left his employees feeling “disrespected and uncomfortable.” In the months since, media organizations and entertainment industry critics widely speculated on whether he could return to Pixar, or whether Disney would force him to resign. Read More
4 – Disney Stockholders Receive 21st Century Fox Merger Proposal Letter
June 10, 2018 •
Disney has issued merger proposal letters to stockholders, urging their vote on the looming merger between The Walt Disney Compay and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. One voter shared an image of the letter to Reddit, laying out the terms of the merger that was announced in mid-December. Read More
5 – Disney Brings Back “Bring a Friend” Discount for Passholders
June 8, 2018 • Walt Disney World is once again offering its “bring a friend” discount to annual passholders. Select passholders can purchase 1-day Park Hopper tickets for $79. These tickets, depending on the time of the year, can cost as much as $184 for non-Florida residents. Read More
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