Avengers get epic send-off at ‘Endgame’ world premiere

Entertainment 04/23/19, 07:11

There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" Monday night in Los Angeles, which Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth proudly admitted contributing to."I don't know about you, but I cried like six times," Evans said standing alongside dozens of his Marvel Cinematic ...

Live-action ‘Dumbo’ struggles to soar at box office

Entertainment 03/31/19, 10:37

Disney's "Dumbo" isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have.The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the Tim Burton-directed film has earned an estimated $45 million domestically against a $170 million production budget. It's less than half of ...

Fox 2000, arm behind ‘Hidden Figures,’ to close under Disney

Entertainment 03/21/19, 18:57

Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as "Hidden Figures," ''Love, Simon" and "Life of Pi," is closing shop under the Walt Disney Co.A person familiar with the decision who was not authorized to speak publicly said Thursday that Disney will complete the films currently in production, ...

What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

Business 03/19/19, 23:37

It's finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets on Wednesday, more than a year after the mega merger was proposed . Disney gets far ranging properties ranging from Fox's film studios, including "Avatar" and X-Men, to its TV productions such as "The Simpsons" and networks ...

In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Business 03/19/19, 16:05

The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Culver City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres. Shirley Temple's bungalow still sits on the lot, as ...

Emma Thompson to Skydance: I won’t work with John Lasseter

New York 02/26/19, 11:53

In a letter to Skydance Media, actress Emma Thompson outlined why she refused to work with the former Pixar executive John Lasseter and was withdrawing from the animated film "Luck."Thompson departed the project last month shortly after Skydance chief executive David Ellison hired Lasseter, the Pixar co-founder and former Walt ...

Disney’s 1st-quarter results beat expectations

Business 02/05/19, 18:13

The Walt Disney Co.'s first-quarter net income beat expectations as higher revenue from its media networks and theme parks helped offset a weaker movie slate during the quarter.Disney and other media companies are facing a shifting landscape as more TV watchers switch to streaming rather than traditional cable bundles. Disney ...

Disney says ‘no merit’ to Malaysia resort company lawsuit

Entertainment 11/27/18, 23:38

Resort developer Genting Malaysia's lawsuit seeking $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, is "without merit," Disney said Tuesday.The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central California District Court cites damages from Fox's withdrawal from an ...

Malaysian resort company sues Disney, Fox over theme park

Business 11/27/18, 01:14

Resort developer Genting Malaysia has filed a lawsuit in California seeking at least $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, the company said Tuesday.The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central California District Court cites damages ...

Disney results jump on strong movie slate

Business 11/08/18, 18:04

Walt Disney Co.'s earnings for the latest quarter sailed passed expectations, boosted by a strong slate of movies such as "Incredibles 2" as the company moves toward closing its $71.3 billion deal to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets.Disney and other media companies are facing a shifting landscape as more ...

Disney animation and Pixar president Ed Catmull to retire

Entertainment 10/23/18, 15:18

Ed Catmull, the president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios since 2006, is retiring next year. The Walt Disney Company says Tuesday that the 73-year-old Pixar co-founder will remain in an advisory role through July 2019.Robert Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, said in a statement that Catmull's impact on ...

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