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”

‘Mulan’ is coming to Disney+ and the French are pissed

The Walt Disney Company held it’s 3Q earnings call yesterday, and the fate of Mulan was discussed. After a series of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the live-action adaptation of the animated classic is coming to Disney+ on September 4th. For $29.99 Wait. You say you already subscribe to Disney+. Why isn’t it free? Unlike other … Continue reading “‘Mulan’ is coming to Disney+ and the French are pissed”

Disney remembers their “icon” Regis Philbin

Disney Legend Regis Philbin passed away from natural causes on Friday, July 24, his family shared. The Emmy Award-winning morning show host, who was also beloved for hosting ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, was just one month shy of his 89th birthday. Television talk show host, game show superstar, singer, author, actor, red carpet bon … Continue reading “Disney remembers their “icon” Regis Philbin”

Disney pushes ‘Mulan,’ ‘Avatar’ and ‘Star Wars’

The summer “Blockbuster Season” is officially lost. As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, forcing cities to restrict openings and keep theaters closed, Disney has been forced to shuffle its release window for the next few years, affecting 2020 films including the highly-anticipated Mulan. The live-action version of Mulan has been postponed indefinitely and … Continue reading “Disney pushes ‘Mulan,’ ‘Avatar’ and ‘Star Wars’”

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”

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”

Disney pushes ‘Mulan’ to July 24, ‘Black Widow’ to Nov. 6

Following the announcement in March that several titles would be delayed due to the global health crisis, The Walt Disney Studios today announced updates to its upcoming release schedule. Disney’s Mulan is now slated to open on July 24, 2020, with Disney’s Jungle Cruise moving to July 30, 2021; while Marvel Studios’ Black Widow will arrive in theaters on November 6, … Continue reading “Disney pushes ‘Mulan’ to July 24, ‘Black Widow’ to Nov. 6”

Pixar’s ‘Onward’ to arrive early on Disney+

Walt Disney Studios has announced that Disney and Pixar’s Onward will be available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere beginning today at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST and on Disney+ on April 3 in the U.S. The film premiered in theaters on March 6 and earned rave reviews from audiences, including a 95% Verified Audience Score … Continue reading “Pixar’s ‘Onward’ to arrive early on Disney+”

Mark Ruffalo signs on for ‘She-Hulk’ on Disney+

Mark Ruffalo recently hinted that he was in talks to reprise the role of Bruce Banner for the Disney+ She-Hulk series, and there is now confirmation that the Academy Award-nominated actor has closed his deal to return as the Hulk According to The Illuminerdi  Ruffalo is a lock to appear as Banner. It’s unclear how large his … Continue reading “Mark Ruffalo signs on for ‘She-Hulk’ on Disney+”

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”

Disney+ adds ‘WandaVision,’ ditches ‘Home Alone’

Coming off a successful launch and the first season of the well-received The Mandalorian, Disney+ has now confirmed that Marvel Studios WandaVision will debut in 2020, not in Spring 2021 as previously announced.  However, it remains unclear whether the new series will debut before or after fellow Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is … Continue reading “Disney+ adds ‘WandaVision,’ ditches ‘Home Alone’”

Disney+ gets a minus w/streamers for error message

After more than four years of planning, teasing and an “unprecedented” marketing campaign from the Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is making its debut Tuesday. Sort of. Multiple outlets report users who were ready to watch everything from Avengers: Endgame to Moana were met with an error message on their screen that reads “unable to connect.” … Continue reading “Disney+ gets a minus w/streamers for error message”

OMG, Publicis split Disney’s $2B media account

Champagne is most likely flowing at Omnicom Media Group and Publicis Groupe after both agencies were named winners in Disney’s $2.2 billion global media review. According to multiple outlets, OMG will handle North America media planning and buying for Disney Studios – which includes Lucas Films, Marvel, Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation, and … Continue reading “OMG, Publicis split Disney’s $2B media account”

Everything, Top Gun, Menu nominated for WGA Screenplay Awards

Coming on the heels of yesterday’s Oscar nominations, the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2022. Everything Everywhere All at Once, Top Gun: Maverick, Women Talking and The Fabelmans are among the films nominated in the film categories for … Continue reading “Everything, Top Gun, Menu nominated for WGA Screenplay Awards”

Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms

The NAACP unveiled the full list of “54th NAACP Image Awards” nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in … Continue reading “Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms”

Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms

ASIFA-Hollywood announced nominations today for its 50th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio from Netflix and A24’s Marcel the Shell with Shoes On drew up nine and eight noms, respectively, with Disney/Pixar’s Turning Red next with seven. This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red (Pixar Animation Studios), Guillermo del Toro’s … Continue reading “Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms”

2022 in Review: Who we lost

The older I get, the more I realize how naive I was believing that the people who entertained me would always be around. Of course, they would. Death was never on the radar. People who made me laugh would always be there to elicit chuckles. People whose songs I sang (very off-key) would always be … Continue reading “2022 in Review: Who we lost”

Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations

The nominees of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The Banshees of Isherin and Abbott Elementary lead the nominees with 8 and 5 respectively. Searchlight Pictures led all studios with 12 nominations and HBO Max and Netflix tied at 14 apiece. The nominations were announced … Continue reading “Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations”

SPOILERS: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny teaser released

The Reel 360 News Team wonders if there will be snakes. You know, Indiana Jones famously hates snakes. The Walt Disney Company released the teaser and poster for Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the highly anticipated fifth installment of the iconic Indiana Jones franchise. Starring Harrison Ford as the legendary hero archaeologist, and directed by James … Continue reading “SPOILERS: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny teaser released”