Sunday, Jun. 16, 2024

Hollywood's summer movie anxieties gave way to joy this weekend with the massive debut of Disney and Pixar's " Inside Out 2." The animated sequel earned $155 million in ticket sales from 4,440 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Not only is it the second...

Tuesday, May. 7, 2024

The Walt Disney Co. swung to a loss in its second quarter because of restructuring and impairment charges, but its adjusted profit topped expectations and its streaming business turned a profit. Theme parks also continued to do well and the company boosted its outlook for the year.

While...

Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2024

The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character's head?

Thus unfolds the trailer for the 2023 movie "...

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2023

Amid a week of massive layoffs at Disney, the leadership team of its film arm gathered in Las Vegas on Wednesday to tout its successes and upcoming slate of films to a crowd of theater owners and exhibitors.

The Walt Disney Company presentation, with exclusive new footage from films like...

Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2023

"Elemental'' director Peter Sohn says his parents ignited the spark for the upcoming Disney and Pixar animated film.

Sohn invited his parents — who both had emigrated from Korea to the U.S. — to an event. Seeing them from the stage filled him with a deep appreciation for all they had done...

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

A month after "Encanto" debuted in theaters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the movie's Colombia-inflected songs, took a long vacation. By the time he returned, something almost as extraordinary as the enchanted home of the movie had transpired.

"Encanto" became the first movie soundtrack...

Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

Mirabel is extraordinary, in that when it comes to her family, she is totally normal.

That's the set-up for Disney's absolutely charming new animated musical "Encanto," which flips the typical children's movie script. Instead of few magical people amid a sea of ordinary, here the ordinary...

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021

Despite growing concerns over the delta variant, "Jungle Cruise" still drew moviegoers out to theaters during the film's opening weekend to sail atop the North American box office.

The Disney film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt exceeded expectations by pulling in more than $34.1...

Monday, May. 31, 2021

German punk princess Nina Hagen isn't the most obvious inspiration for a Disney movie, but " Cruella " is also not your typical Disney movie. The new live-action origin story about the black-and-white-haired cartoon supervillain is less about a maniacal dalmatian-skinner than an aspiring...

Thursday, Sep. 3, 2020

Out of all of Disney's animated films, "Mulan " was the one that made the most sense as a live-action remake. Not that there haven't been good and charming live-action remakes over the past decade — Kenneth Branagh's "Cinderella" being at the top of the pack — but with most of them no matter how...

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