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Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new ‘Star Wars’ streaming...

08 August, 2019 10:04 am 10:04 am

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) – Ewan McGregor will reprise his “Star Wars” role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise. McGregor surprised the crowd at Walt Disney Co’s D23 Expo fan convention, walking on stage to loud cheers and … Read More


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Disney to pitch video streaming service to Wall Street

04 April, 2019 11:09 pm 11:09 pm

BURBANK, Calif. (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co on Thursday will unveil a family-friendly streaming service with TV shows and movies from some of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises (wall Street) in a bid to challenge the digital dominance of Netflix. The ad-free monthly subscription called Disney+ is set to launch later this year. In … Read More


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Disney bans smoking at US parks ahead of ‘Star Wars’ openings

03 March, 2019 10:03 am 10:03 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co will ban smoking, vaping and large strollers at its US theme parks in California and Florida starting on May 1, the company said on Thursday. The restrictions are designed in part to help deal with the large crowds expected to flock later this year to new “Star Wars”-themed … Read More


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Disney bets on a new planet to wow Star Wars fans at US parks

02 February, 2019 11:36 pm 11:36 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When the Star Wars galaxy is brought to life at Walt Disney Co’s US theme parks later this year, fans will not step onto the iconic landscapes of Hoth or Tatooine. The 14-acre (6-hectare) Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge sections of the two theme parks are set on Batuu, a remote frontier … Read More


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Disney CEO stock award worth as much as $149.6 million in 2018

01 January, 2019 9:03 am 9:03 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger earned stock grants worth as much as $149.6 million (116.4 million pounds) in 2018, including awards related to Disney’s purchase of film and television assets from Twenty-First Century Fox , according to a regulatory filing . The media and entertainment company reported that Iger’s … Read More


Disney to release live-action remake of ‘Aladdin’ next May

10 October, 2018 11:09 am 11:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Disney has announced that it is planning to release a live-action adaptation next May of its animated classic Aladdin, the ancient tale of the penniless market boy who, with a little help from a certain genie in a lamp, marries the headstrong Princess Jasmine. The remake, shot in London and on location … Read More


China denies entry to Disney’s Winnie the Pooh film

08 August, 2018 12:29 pm 12:29 pm

LOS ANGELES/BEIJING (Reuters) – China has denied Walt Disney Co’s request to screen “Christopher Robin” in the country, a movie that features the honey-loving bear Winnie the Pooh, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. It is unclear why the Chinese government denied the film and Chinese authorities do not provide reasons to … Read More