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Disney returns to profit as streaming success offsets pandemic-hit parks

Image credits - Gullah / Pixabay

February 12 - Walt Disney Co swung to a surprise quarterly profit on Thursday, as “The Mandalorian” and “Soul” lifted its fast-growing streaming business, outweighing pandemic worries about its hobbled theme park operations. Investors overlooked a 53% decline in park revenue in the quarter and welcomed Disney+ streaming reaching 94.9 million subscribers. Shares rose 3.1% to $194 after they closed ...

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Disney Plus will add 50 new Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, and Pixar series and movies ‘over the next few years’

Image credits - The Verge

Disney has announced that it will bring a lot of original content directly to its Disney Plus streaming service over the next few years. The company is bringing “roughly” 10 Marvel series; 10 Star Wars series; 15 Disney live-action, Disney Animation, and Pixar series; and 15 all-new Disney live-action, Disney Animation, and Pixar features to Disney Plus.

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Calls to boycott Mulan rise after Disney release

Calls to boycott Mulan rise after Disney release. Pic - The Verge

September 8 (The Verge) - Protests and calls for boycotts over Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan  have sprung up again in wake of the film hitting Disney Plus. Hashtags like #BoycottMulan have trended on Twitter following  Mulan’s release on September 4th, but protests are tied to an incident that occurred in summer 2019,  Vulture  reports.  Mulan  actress and star Liu ...

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Disney pushes back ‘Mulan,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avatar’ due to pandemic

© Frazer Harrison "Mulan" star Yifei Liu is pictured March 9, 2020, at the Los Angeles premier of the film -- which has been postponed a third time due to the coronavirus pandemic

July 24 (AFP) - Disney announced on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic had forced it to indefinitely postpone the release of big-budget film "Mulan," while pushing back upcoming installments of "Star Wars" and "Avatar" by a year. The live-action "Mulan" had already been postponed twice, with its release most recently delayed to August 21. Following the postponement of "Tenet," a ...

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Disney’s streaming chief Mayer to become TikTok CEO

FILE PHOTO: Kevin Mayer, Disney's head of direct-to-consumer division, on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, will leave the entertainment and theme parks giant to become the chief executive officer of TikTok, the popular video app owned by China’s ByteDance Technology Co, the companies said on Monday. Mayer led the successful launch of the Disney+ streaming service in November but in February was passed over ...

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Captain Marvel 2 Officially Announced For 2022

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April 9 (Empire) - The Coronavirus has – as well as being a catastrophic global pandemic, let’s have some perspective here – brought various bits of bad news for Marvel fans. The Disney+ shows, including The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, are facing production delays. Black Widow has moved back to a November release, pushing back the whole of Phase 4 with it. But ...

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