Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund Buys Stakes in Facebook, Boeing, Disney

In the coronavirus pandemic’s financial fallout, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund has emerged as one of the world’s biggest bargain hunters, taking minority stakes worth billions of dollars in America corporations. WSJ.com: Markets SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your … Read more…

Katy Perry Delivers Gut-Wrenching Cover of ‘Baby Mine’ in Dumbo Costume for 2nd ‘Disney Singalong’

Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the star-studded ‘Disney Family Singalong: Volume II’ also presents mesmerizing duets from John Legend and Jennifer Hudson as well as Idina Menzel and Ben Platt. Aceshowbiz.com – Music News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Disney World entertainment complex to reopen while theme parks, hotels remain closed

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World plans to reopen its restaurant and entertainment area later this month, though the theme parks and hotels will remain closed. Disney Springs vice president Matt Simon posted Thursday on the official Disney Parks Blog … Read more…

The businesses that made Disney a juggernaut are suddenly hurting, distracting from its streaming success

Disney wants Wall Street to focus on its growing streaming business, but its media networks, theme parks and film studio have grown too large to be ignored. That’s become a big problem during coronavirus shutdowns. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Outlook for Disney World and Disneyland reopenings: What will it be like? And when will parks be running?

Fans of Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California are already dreaming of the parks’ eventual reopening down the distant road. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section BEST DEAL UPDATE: Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the price … Read more…

Disney has free animation classes online—and drawing can help you relax and focus during the pandemic

Disney has free drawing classes on YouTube that teach you how to doodle your favorite characters, right from the pros. Studies suggest it could help with stress, sadness and concentration amid Covid-19. Wealth SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

India’s Disney+ Hotstar Commissions 234 Episodes Of Local Animated Series ‘Selfie With Bajrangi’

Disney+ Hostar is making a serious commitment to Cosmos-Maya’s hit Hindi animated series Selfie With Bajrangi, upping its commission to a 234 episode run across three seasons. The VOD service formed this month when Disney+ entered the Indian market and … Read more…

WATCH: Beyonce’ Makes A Surprise Performance On ‘The Disney Family Singalong’

Entertainers joined together for a giant karaoke for “The Disney Family Singalong” that aired on April 16 to entertain families across the nation to uplift their spirits. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, … Read more…

‘Disney on Broadway’ coronavirus concert stream raises $609,479

A magical night for Mouse House and Broadway raised $ 609,479 for “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.” Money donated during Friday’s streamed rebroadcast of November’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway will help fund the charity’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance … Read more…

Beyonce Shares Uplifting Message During Surprise Appearance on ‘Disney Family Singalong’

The ‘Crazy in Love’ songstress dedicates a rendition of ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ to healthcare workers battling the coronavirus, as the likes of Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato perform a classic Disney song each. Aceshowbiz.com – TV News … Read more…

‘Artemis Fowl’ Premiere Date on Disney Plus Set as Movie Goes Direct-to-Streaming

Disney has set the streaming-only premiere date for live-action sci-fi fantasy “Artemis Fowl” on its Disney Plus service worldwide — hoping it gives more juice to the subscription VOD product while theaters are shuttered. “Artemis Fowl,” directed by Kenneth Branagh, … Read more…

Marvel Picks Quebec’s Squeeze for Disney Plus Animated Series ‘What If…?’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marvel Studios has commissioned Québec City-based animation studio Squeeze to create five episodes of “What If…?,” its new animated series set for release on the Disney Plus platform in summer 2021. The first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, … Read more…

Disney+ Adjusts Collaboration With Disney TV Studios As Labels Take On Larger Role In Series Development

Disney+ is in pre-production/production on Turner & Hooch, a series reboot of the Touchstone movie, from 20th Century Fox TV,  The Mighty Ducks, a sequel series to the Disney movie, and David E. Kelley’s Big Shot starring John Stamos, both … Read more…

Hilary Duff hints at Lizzie McGuire drama after Disney+ pulls ‘Love, Simon’ spinoff

Hillary Duff alluded to some trouble with Disney in the wake of the decision to pull the “Love, Simon” television adaption from Disney+. The actress, 32, shared a screenshot to her Instagram story of an article from The Advocate with … Read more…

In a surprise move, Disney chief executive Robert Iger steps down and is replaced by a theme-park lieutenant

Iger has long been planning retirement and had postponed a scheduled departure date several times. But Tuesday’s news that he would leave his post immediately and become executive chairman sent shock waves through the industry. Business BEST DEAL UPDATE:

NBC’s Peacock will try to differentiate itself from Netflix, Disney+ with live streaming element, tiered pricing structure

NBCUniversal will unveil its Peacock streaming application on Jan. 16, 2020. Outgoing CEO Steve Burke will lead the event and hopes to showcase how Peacock is different from its streaming competition. BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Disney+ Adds Disclaimers, Content Warnings to Movies Featuring Racist Characters and Tropes

(NEW YORK) — Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to Dumbo, Peter Pan and other classics because they depict racist stereotypes, underscoring a challenge media companies face when they resurrect older movies in modern times. The move comes … Read more…

8 bonkers things everyone forgot happened in straight-to-video Disney sequels

Long before the House of Mouse pivoted to live-action remakes, streaming services, and releasing high-profile sequels like Frozen 2, Disney capitalized on the success of its princess and princess-adjacent animated classics by pumping out straight-to-VHS sequels to some of their … Read more…

Florida Man Arrested For Groping A Costumed Disney World Princess, Police Say | TIME

TIME SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over … Read more…

Walt Disney Imagineering President Bob Weis Welcomes More China Theme Parks

Bob Weis, the president of Walt Disney Imagineering and creative executive of the Shanghai Disney Resort, has outlined a cooperative rather than competitive view of newcomers to China’s theme park industry. “A rising tide raises all boats,” Weis told Variety on … Read more…

Netflix shares drop after Verizon reveals Disney streaming promotion

Netflix shares sank more than 3 percent Tuesday, after Verizon said it will offer unlimited wireless and broadband customers a free one-year subscription to Walt Disney’s soon-to-be-launched streaming service Disney+. Verizon said all its new and existing unlimited wireless customers, … Read more…

‘I Wake Up Happy.’ Disney CEO Bob Iger on How to Fire Humanely and His Plans for Retirement

The Disney CEO on consequential fun, firing humanely and what he learned from scraping chewing gum off desks. There are many business-leadership books; what does The Ride of a Lifetime offer that’s new? Because I’m in the business of storytelling, … Read more…

Disney star Cameron Boyce’s parents on how they want their late son remembered I Nightline

Nightline BEST DEAL UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over … Read more…

Next 3 Disney Family Features: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,’ ‘Frozen II,’ ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Disney's all-new, live-action adventure The Lion King unleashed a mighty roar at the box office over the weekend. Behind the impressive figures, however, director Jon Favreau and his fabulous cast showed that a hunger remains among audiences for films that … Read more…

Ivanka and Melania Trump Channel Disney Villains and Bond Girls in State Visit Game of Dress-Up

Chris Jackson On her second day in London, Ivanka Trump treated the UK’s government headquarters as if it were an Infinity Room, taking time to meticulously document her entire visit on Instagram. Ivanka has emerged the most egregious clout chaser … Read more…

Nostalgia Alert! Brenda Song Looks Back at Her Disney Channel Past Ahead of Amphibia Return

Nearly 19 years ago, Brenda Song first appeared on the Disney Channel as a young girl who just wanted some snow for Christmas, in the 2000 movie The Ultimate Christmas Present. Now, she… E! Online (US) – TV News EMPLOYMENT … Read more…