Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Disney

Sunday, Jul. 21, 2019

If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept past "Avatar" to...

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019

Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 produced acclaimed literary adaptations like "Life of Pi" and "Hidden Figures" before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition, has found a new home at Sony Pictures.

Sony on Monday announced a new production deal with the former Fox...

Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019

Life moves in a circle, "The Lion King" tells us, and, increasingly, so does studio moviemaking.

Close on the heels of "live-action" remakes of "Aladdin" and "Dumbo" and on the precipice of a reborn "The Little Mermaid," ''The Lion King" is back, too. Round and round we go. Cue Savannah...

Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019

Disney's "The Lion King" has received no shortage of remakes and spinoffs in the years since its original 1994 release. Now, as the film reaches its silver anniversary, Disney delivers a new take on the animated musical.

Cast and crew gathered in Hollywood for "The Lion King" world...

Tuesday, May. 21, 2019

In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references. With the music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice...

Wednesday, May. 15, 2019

With the TV industry in flux, ABC entertainment chief Karey Burke said a goal for the network's 2019-20 schedule is something network audiences might welcome — familiarity.

There are newcomers, notably Tiffany Haddish, and inevitable cancellations. But ABC said next season represents the...

Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019

The universe belongs to Marvel. "Avengers: Endgame" shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate.

The "...

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019

Actor Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite and Disney are among the 2019 Webby Award winners for internet excellence.

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday.

Smith’s The Jump won a Webby for events and live stream video while Disney was chosen...

Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019

Disney raised the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that's aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally of the Magic Kingdom.

The service, called Disney Plus, has been in the works for more than year, but Thursday marked the first time that the...

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019

The movie industry has returned to their day jobs Friday after four days of schmoozing, deal-making and watching movie studios and stars sell the best of what's to come to theaters at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

It's a time of great change in the movie business. The film distribution...

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