LOS ANGELES (AP) — A piece of the "Star Wars" puzzle has just fallen into place.
Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says Tuesday that "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are...
NEW YORK (AP) — Now armed with the upcoming releases of 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday set forth a shock-and-awe release schedule spanning the next eight years, including the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
NEW YORK (AP) — Walt Disney shares are rocketing to an all-time high in early trading after the company moved aggressively into the streaming arena.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The movie industry — everyone from the Hollywood studios that produce the films to the companies that make the screens, speakers and seats in theaters — are descending on Las...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.
NEW YORK (AP) — 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...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is cutting $13.5 million of CEO Bob Iger's annual future potential earnings ahead of the closing of Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment...
NEW YORK (AP) — In a letter to Skydance Media, Emma Thompson outlined why she refused to work with the former Pixar executive John Lasseter and was withdrawing from the animated film...
NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — 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.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — 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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down.
Her decision announced Friday comes amid ABC corporate parent Walt Disney Co.'s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox and the planned reorganization of Disney's television units.
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 TV watchers switch to streaming rather than traditional cable bundles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 the entertainment industry is immeasurable.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Mouse is getting the full star treatment as the iconic character turns 90 this year.
ABC on Tuesday announced "Mickey's 90th Spectacular," a two-hour prime-time special, will air on Nov. 4.
The program will feature tributes and never-before-seen short films of The Walt Disney Company's global ambassador, who made his film debut in "Steamboat Willie" on Nov. 18, 1928.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its $71.3 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment assets.
Disney must first sell its 22 regional sports networks, the Department of Justice said. The company has 90 days to sell the networks, with an option to extend for another 90 days.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn says Tuesday that Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter are taking over for former Disney animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter, who is departing Disney at the end of the year following misconduct allegations.
NEW YORK (AP) — John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.'s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with staff members.
Disney announced Friday that Lasseter — one of the most illustrious and powerful figures in animation — will stay on through the end of 2018 as a consultant. After that he will depart Disney permanently.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" is poised to set a record for fastest film to rake in $1 billion in business.
The Walt Disney Co. said Saturday that the Marvel superhero saga had earned just under $975 million in global box office through Friday. Since the film earned nearly $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" was even bigger than previously estimated.
The Walt Disney Co. on Monday reported final weekend numbers for the superhero smash at $257.7 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, further boosting the film's record-breaking opening weekend.
The revised figure was due to unexpectedly strong Sunday ticket sales, Disney said. The Marvel blockbuster grossed $69.2 million on Sunday, besting the record held by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" by more than $8 million.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. used the expansion of its $5.5 billion Disney Resort in Shanghai on Thursday to highlight its deep China connections despite worsening trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Beneath the surface, Shanghai's Disneyland is not purely American and has been a boon to the local economy, providing both jobs and high-quality entertainment, company executives said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer starts early this year in Hollywood with the potentially record-breaking release of "Avengers: Infinity War" Thursday, and the marquee Marvel superheroes couldn't be coming at a better time.
NEW YORK (AP) — That galaxy far, far away keeps expanding. In the latest in a flurry of "Star Wars" spinoffs, the Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday that Jon Favreau will write and executive produce a live-action "Star Wars" series for the company's planned streaming platform.
Disney is readying a streaming service to compete with Netflix, and it has signaled that "Star Wars" will be a major component. The not-yet-named service is planned to launch in late 2019.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company is shifting some film releases around including moving "Avengers: Infinity War" up one week and pushing the live-action "Mulan" back almost a year and a half.
The studio says Thursday that "Avengers: Infinity War" will now hit theaters on April 27, 2018. "Mulan" is set for March 27, 2020. The "Mulan" update recently found its lead in Chinese actress Liu Yifei after a year-long search.
PARIS (AP) — The Walt Disney Company has announced a two billion-euro ($2.5 billion) expansion plan for Disneyland Paris, which will feature Marvel superheroes.
The plan was unveiled Tuesday following a meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Disney chairman Robert A. Iger.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A coalition of unions at Walt Disney World Resorts has filed a federal unfair labor practices complaint accusing the company of holding its promised $1,000 bonuses hostage during contract negotiations.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend.
The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history.
Disney now estimates the movie will earn between $190 million and $210 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend that started Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of Fox , but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family.
Here's a look at what the Disney and Murdoch empires will look like under The Walt Disney Co.'s $52.4 billion deal for 21st Century Fox:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company, NBC, Universal Music Group and others are helping the University of Southern California lead an expanded effort to drive diversity in the entertainment industry.
The university's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced Thursday that is broadening the mission of its Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative to include the music world as well as television and movies and renaming the project the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Walt Disney Co. banning Los Angeles Times journalists from advance coverage of its films in response to reporting on its relationship with the city of Anaheim, California (all times local):
The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies.
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Four film critics groups bar Walt Disney Co. from awards consideration until company reverses ban on LA Times from advance screenings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In response to a Los Angeles Times series about the relationship between the Walt Disney Co. and the city of Anaheim that Disney claims is "biased and inaccurate," the company is barring the paper from advance screenings of its films and access to its talent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is still a few months away from hitting theaters, but BB-8-happy fans are about to get a glimpse at a new character as a part of a three-day marketing rollout of toys and products inspired by the film.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A union representing Walt Disney World workers says 500 Haitian workers at the theme park resort could be affected by a Trump administration proposal to end protective status for Haitians.
Union officials and Haitian workers on Wednesday demanded that the Trump administration extend the protected status for about 50,000 Haitian workers living in the United States under temporary protected status.
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger is getting a one-year contract extension.
The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday ended any speculation that Iger would retire this year, extending contract to July 2, 2019.
Iger's base salary of $2.5 million will be unchanged, but he gets a $5 million signing bonus, according to filings with the Security Exchange Commission. He made a total of $43.9 million in 2016, when tacking on stock awards and other perks.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff has begun production.
The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that shooting began at London's Pinewood Studios on Monday. To kick off the untitled Han Solo movie, the studio released a photo of the cast at the controls of the Millennium Falcon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger says the company will open its Star Wars-themed lands at California's Disneyland and Florida's Walt Disney World in 2019.
The 14-acre attractions were announced in 2015 and are under construction at the parks. Disney says the lands will include attractions and entertainment alongside aliens and droids. The attractions represent the parks' largest single themed land expansion ever.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars: Episode VIII" finally has a title: "The Last Jedi."
The Walt Disney Co. announced the title for the next chapter in the Skywalker saga on Monday. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will be released Dec. 15.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu is teaming up with CBS to add three of the network's channels to its upcoming live TV streaming service.
The service will cost under $40 a month, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said at a conference Wednesday, but he did not give a specific price. That will include Hulu's library of on-demand videos as well.
Hulu said the live-streaming service will launch in the coming months, but did not give a date.
NEW YORK (AP) — The new year at the box office is starting where 2016 left off: with Disney on top.
The "Star Wars" spinoff "Rogue One" led the box office for the third straight week, taking in an estimated $64.3 million over the four-day New Year's weekend, according to studio estimates Monday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida's leading candidate for priciest address isn't on a chain of lakes, in Winter Park or Windermere.
Of the 100 most valuable houses in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties, more than a tenth line Enchanted Oak Drive at Walt Disney Company's Golden Oak community. That street had more mansions on the list of Central Florida's 100 top-valued houses than any street in the region, according to a new analysis of tax records by Potomac Land Company.