Avengers Campus to open at Disneyland June 4

It’s time to assemble Would-Be Avengers. Avengers Campus, an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of Super Heroes, will open June 4, 2021 at Disneyland Resort, inside Disney California Adventure Park. Guests who are lifelong fans of Super Heroes and those discovering them for the first time are invited … Continue reading “Avengers Campus to open at Disneyland June 4”

Disneyland delays reopen, overhauls Splash Mountain

With COVID-19 spiking sharply in California – the state broke a record Tuesday with an increase of more than 7,000 cases in a day – Disneyland has decided to delay plans to reopen its southern California parks until state officials issue guidance on how theme parks can allow visitors back, The Walt Disney Company said on … Continue reading “Disneyland delays reopen, overhauls Splash Mountain”

Jungle Cruise: Audiences take film on ride all the way to number one

Jungle Cruise, based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt opened #1 not just in the United States, but all over the world this past weekend. According to … Continue reading “Jungle Cruise: Audiences take film on ride all the way to number one”

Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson “cruise” to number 1 with $90m global take

Disney’s Jungle Cruise debuted at No. 1 this weekend, opening to an estimated total of more than $90 million globally, including $34.2 million in domestic box office, $27.6 million in international box office and over $30 million in Disney+ Premier Access consumer spend globally. “Jungle Cruise is the perfect summer adventure film, bringing a beloved theme park attraction … Continue reading “Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson “cruise” to number 1 with $90m global take”

Jungle Cruise: Disney releases new trailer

Dwayne Johns and Emily Blunt fans can now get a look at the new trailer for Disney’s Jungle Cruise. The film will release simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on Friday, July 30. Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Johnson) and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily … Continue reading “Jungle Cruise: Disney releases new trailer”

Summer Movie Guide: 2021 edition

2020 was a really challenging year for everyone, but especially so for everyone involved in movie production. With everything “opening up” again all over the nation this summer, movie fans are flocking to the theaters in an attempt to achieve some level of normalcy. We’ve got your rundown of movies you can expect to see … Continue reading “Summer Movie Guide: 2021 edition”

Earth Day: Disney announces plastic-free packaging

Just in time for Earth Day, Disney has announced that the brand’s line of classic dolls will come in new plastic-free packaging available on shopDisney.com, Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney stores in North America, and coming soon to Disneyland Resort. The plastic-free packaging is made of sustainably sourced paper that is 100% recyclable, and it’s … Continue reading “Earth Day: Disney announces plastic-free packaging”

How Dick Van Dyke added magic to ‘WandaVision’

A mash-up of classic sitcoms and large-scale cinematic action, WandaVision—Marvel Studios’ first series for Disney+—is an ambitious, genre-bending adventure unlike any other. And we here at Reel 360 love it. It has it all —Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany… and comedy legend Dick Van Dyke. The nine-episode series begins as a 1950s-style sitcom, largely inspired by The … Continue reading “How Dick Van Dyke added magic to ‘WandaVision’”

Even with approval, Disney; Universal to remain closed

California has cleared theme parks to reopen after more than seven months of coronavirus closures provided they follow newly issued COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. However, Disneyland, Universal and other large parks may not be able to return until next summer. California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly announced during a news conference on … Continue reading “Even with approval, Disney; Universal to remain closed”

Disney restructures, pivots toward Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu

In light of the tremendous success achieved to date in the Company’s direct-to-consumer business and to further accelerate its DTC strategy, The Walt Disney Company has announced a strategic reorganization of its media and entertainment businesses. Under the new structure, Disney’s creative engines will focus on developing and producing original content for the Company’s streaming … Continue reading “Disney restructures, pivots toward Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu”

David&Goliath appoints Director of Empathy

David Angelo, Founder & Chairman of integrated creative agency David&Goliath (D&G) appointed Tiffany Persons as Director of Empathy, a title created to encompass her unique experience and qualifications as a compassionate leader, humanitarian and highly-respected and recognized communicator. Reporting to Angelo and to D&G’s President, Yumi Prentice, Persons’ primary responsibilities will include the recruitment of underrepresented talent … Continue reading “David&Goliath appoints Director of Empathy”

Honda celebrates 15th year as Official Vehicle of Disney

Honda is taking its upgraded 2021 Odyssey, on sale today, on a magical ride with some iconic characters and attractions from the Disneyland Resort to celebrate the company’s 15th year as the amusement park’s “Official Vehicle.” The Honda Odyssey has been America’s retail best-selling minivan for 10 consecutive years with more than 1.1 million vehicles sold … Continue reading “Honda celebrates 15th year as Official Vehicle of Disney”

‘Mulan’ seems destined for another delay

Those of us eagerly anticipating Disney’s live action Mulan will have to keep waiting. The live-action film, based on the animated classic, directed by Niki Caros and starring Liu Yifei, was scheduled for theatrical release March 27th, but that date was pushed to July 24th with the outbreak of global pandemic. As rates of coronavirus … Continue reading “‘Mulan’ seems destined for another delay”

Disney Q2 earnings fall due to COVID-19 impact on parks

It’s like Thanos taking Disney’s wallet and snapping his fingers. The Walt Disney Company reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2020. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for the quarter decreased 93% to $0.26 from $3.53 in the prior-year quarter. Excluding certain items affecting comparability(1), diluted EPS for the … Continue reading “Disney Q2 earnings fall due to COVID-19 impact on parks”

Prepare for the Death & Rebirth of Hollywood

Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of a blog that first appeared on Medium.com. It is reprinted with Richard Jane’s permission. Production, exhibition, and good old fashion power are all being violently uprooted in tinsel town and where we land twelve months from now is going to look very different from the last twenty years. … Continue reading “Prepare for the Death & Rebirth of Hollywood”

11 things you need to know about ‘Star Wars’ fans

Happy May the Fourth! If you are a die-hard Star Wars fan you know that today is official Star Wars Day. As the universe and fandom have expanded (like a Death Star exploding) over the last four decades, May the Fourth has grown from a niche tradition among hardcore fans into an international sensation and … Continue reading “11 things you need to know about ‘Star Wars’ fans”

Bob Chapek replaces Robert Iger as Disney CEO

Apparently, amazing things can happen to a Microbiology major from Indiana. Yesterday, The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors announced today that Bob Chapek has been named Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, effective immediately. Mr. Chapek most recently served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Robert A. Iger assumes the role … Continue reading “Bob Chapek replaces Robert Iger as Disney CEO”

Danielle Truitt, Actress ‘Deputy’ on Fox

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. She was the first … Continue reading “Danielle Truitt, Actress ‘Deputy’ on Fox”

Iger says “very difficult” to film in GA if abortion law goes

Yesterday on the Reel Chicago Facebook page, a user posted on a response to Netflix possibly pulling out of Georgia if the controversial abortion bill goes into effect. The post read, “I don’t think we will hear from *Disney…” Wrong.   Trades and news outlets are reporting that Disney CEO Bob Iger actually did weigh … Continue reading “Iger says “very difficult” to film in GA if abortion law goes”

‘Avengers’ assemble to support children’s hospitals

They assembled at Disneyland Resort. Their mission this time was not stopping Thanos from snapping again. This time the likes of Black Widow, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Captain Marvel showed up to launch Avengers Universe Unites. It’s described as a charity event that supports The Walt Disney Company’s signature philanthropic commitment, Disney Team of … Continue reading “‘Avengers’ assemble to support children’s hospitals”