Disney, Lucasfilm announce plans for ‘Starwars’ & more

On Thursday, December 10, 2020 during The Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day webcast, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced an incredible number of new films, series, and surprises that will expand the Star Wars galaxy. After the show’s unprecedented success, winning seven Emmy Awards, The Mandalorian has inspired two spin-off series called The Rangers of the … Continue reading “Disney, Lucasfilm announce plans for ‘Starwars’ & more”

Disney announces pre-orders for Soul vinyl album

Walt Disney Records announces the pre-orders for Disney and Pixar‘s Soul Original Score vinyl album and Music From and Inspired by Soul vinyl album. The digital Soul Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and both vinyl albums are set for release on Dec. 18. Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” will be available exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available) beginning Dec. 25, 2020.  “Soul” is set in two distinct … Continue reading “Disney announces pre-orders for Soul vinyl album”

Disney and Marvel announce early Xmas for fans

Merry Xmas and Happy Hanukkah… early. On Thursday December 10, 2020 Disney hosted their Investor Day Webcast and Reel 360 was there to hear about all the amazing projects they have in the works across their multiple platforms. Marvel Studios Shared their plans for the expansion and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing upcoming … Continue reading “Disney and Marvel announce early Xmas for fans”

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”

Sam Jackson to reprise Nick Fury in Disney+ series

Disney+ may soon have to change its name to Disney+Marvel. The streamer announced what will be its ninth series from the studio that has given us The Avengers. Samuel L. Jackson is confirmed to reprise his role as S.H.I.E.L.D head honcho Nick Fury in an upcoming series. According to Variety , Jackson who first appeared … Continue reading “Sam Jackson to reprise Nick Fury in Disney+ series”

Disney Pushes back ‘Black Widow’ to 2021

Disney has announced they are pushing the theatrical release date of Scarlett Johansson and Marvel’s Black Widow, as well as the other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, back to 2021. The film was previously scheduled to be released on Nov. 6 but will now open May 7, 2021, the slot previously held by Shang … Continue reading “Disney Pushes back ‘Black Widow’ to 2021”

Disney+ debuts new trailer ‘Mandalorian’ S2 trailer

Yes! Disney+ has shared the new trailer, and images from the second season of Lucasfilm’s Emmy-winning series, The Mandalorian, which we love here at Reel 360. The new season premieres Friday, October 30, streaming only on Disney+. In the new season, the titular character and the Child (aka Baby Yoda) continue their journey, facing enemies … Continue reading “Disney+ debuts new trailer ‘Mandalorian’ S2 trailer”

‘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”

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”

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’”

Ford and Disney reveal all-new Ford Bronco family

Ford Motor Company will reveal the all-new Ford Bronco 4×4 family on Monday, July 13 across Disney’s Media Networks – marking the first-ever, prime-time product reveal roadblock across Disney’s broadcast, cable, digital and streaming properties, including ABC, ESPN, National Geographic and Hulu. “Ford Bronco is an icon that has captured people’s imaginations and inspired them … Continue reading “Ford and Disney reveal all-new Ford Bronco family”

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”

Walt Disney World unveils plans for phased reopening

Following the recent reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, today Disney submitted a proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida describing its approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks planned to begin on July 11. Pending Orange County and … Continue reading “Walt Disney World unveils plans for phased reopening”

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 donates one million masks to kids and families

It’s difficult enough to get kids to wear a hat, but face masks? I admire parents who can achieve this. Disney may have the solution. You can now wear a cloth face mask featuring your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters. And they come in all sizes. Disney has donated a million masks to families in vulnerable communities and also … Continue reading “Disney donates one million masks to kids and families”

Disney+ censors Daryl Hannah’s butt in ‘Splash’

One of Tom Hanks early hits, that put him on the map, was the 1984 romantic fantasy Splash. The comedy also helped solidify Ron Howard as an amazing director and John Candy as a comedy legend. The classic about a man falling in love with a mermaid, contains a couple of shots of Daryl Hannah’s … Continue reading “Disney+ censors Daryl Hannah’s butt in ‘Splash’”

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”

Disney+ hits 50 million subscribers worldwide

The mouse, just like many others, has not had much good news to report with coronavirus affecting everyday life. However, the mouse can smile today as Disney+ has now achieved another new milestone, with 50 million paid subscribers globally within five months after its U.S. launch. “We’re truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions … Continue reading “Disney+ hits 50 million subscribers worldwide”