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Disney Donates $2M to Support Humanitarian Relief in Israel After Hamas Attack

The Walt Disney Co. is donating $2 million to humanitarian relief efforts in Israel following the devastating terror attacks that hit the country over the weekend. The company is donating $1 million to Magen David Adom, an affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies that provides emergency medical and blood […]

Disney Raises Some Prices at Disneyland and Disney World as it Preps $60B Parks Investment

As it prepares to invest $60 billion into its lucrative theme parks business, The Walt Disney Co. is also raising some prices at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. “We are constantly adding new, innovative attractions and entertainment to our parks and, with our broad array of pricing options, the value of […]

Disney, Universal Host Second Cohort of MPA-EICOP Entertainment Law and Policy Fellowship (Exclusive)

Disney and Universal are the next two studios to participate in the MPA-EICOP Entertainment Law and Policy Fellowship, aimed at diversifying those industry pipelines. Now in its second year, the paid program – a partnership between the Motion Picture Association and the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program – offers two recent law school graduates the […]

Activist Investor Nelson Peltz Eyes New Push for Disney Board Seats After Boosting Stake

The activist investor Nelson Peltz is making another play for The Walt Disney Co. In February, Peltz ended his proxy battle with Disney in a big win for CEO Bob Iger, but with the Hollywood giant’s stock remaining under pressure despite reorganization moves, Peltz is eyeing a renewed push for board seats, according to a […]

Does Disney’s Management of Hulu and ESPN Violate Antitrust Laws? A Judge Weighs In

As a brighter spotlight is being put on Disney’s role as a content supplier and distributor amid labor disputes, a federal judge has ruled that the entertainment monolith must face an antitrust lawsuit accusing it of illegally taking advantage of its dual position in business dealings. The proposed class action took aim at Disney’s ownership […]

Disney Distribution Vet Ken Caldwell to Retire After Nearly 40 Years (Exclusive)

Longtime Disney Entertainment distribution executive Ken Caldwell, who spearheaded distribution for eight of the top 15 domestic releases of all time, is retiring. Caldwell will leave Disney Entertainment at the end of the year, departing the role of executive vp and general sales manager of North American theatrical sales, a title he has held since […]

‘The Creator’ Review: John David Washington Gets Caught Up in AI War in Gareth Edwards’ Baggy, Sentimental Sci-Fi Epic

Gemma Chan, Allison Janney and Ken Watanabe also star in the post-apocalyptic action thriller, which pits U.S. military against a robot menace 10 years after a nuclear explosion levels Los Angeles.

‘Moving’ Director Talks Finale to Disney’s Hit Korean Drama and Potential Second Season

The curtain has come down on Disney’s answer to Squid Game, the smash-hit Korea YA superhero drama Moving. After becoming Disney+ and Hulu’s most-watched Korean drama of all time after just seven days of release, the series released its three-part season finale on Wednesday.  Moving is an adaptation of a popular webtoon created by the influential […]

Disney Characters Assemble in ‘Once Upon a Studio’ Trailer

As Disney Animation celebrates its centennial, the studio released the trailer for its nostalgic Once Upon a Studio, an animated short that the filmmakers describe as a love letter to the studio, its artists and fans. During a press preview Thursday, Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee remembered the Zoom meeting during which writers-directors Dan Abraham […]

Disney+ Renews Japanese Psycho-Thriller ‘Gannibal’ for Second Season

More is in store for fans of Disney+’s first Japanese horror-thriller series, Gannibal. The House of Mouse revealed Thursday that the hit Japanese original has been renewed for a second season, dropping a teaser trailer that offers a peek at what’s to come (see it below). The first season of Gannibal was a pillar title […]

Disney Theme Parks in Focus After Investor Event: What Wall Street Liked and What Left It “Frustrated”

The Walt Disney Co. hosted Wall Street representatives at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando early this week for the Hollywood conglomerate’s 2023 investor summit focused on the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) unit, led by its theme parks. At a time when much debate has centered on Disney’s future ownership and plans for streamer Hulu, along with the […]

In TV’s Wild West, Which Channels Will Be Dropped Next?

Walt Disney’s new carriage agreement with cable giant Charter Communications is widely seen as a game-changer for the pay TV and streaming sectors, creating a new blueprint for how such deals are structured. Analysts and industry sources point to two key pieces of the deal that will likely be felt: ad-supported streaming in the bundle, […]