Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Disney

Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018

The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

Disney estimated Sunday that the film earned $180...

Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018

Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content.

"X-Men" and other movies from Fox's studios would help beef up Disney's upcoming streaming service...

Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2018

After AT&T-Time Warner comes the deluge.

Comcast bid $65 billion for Fox's entertainment business on Wednesday, a day after a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.

If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, it would give a major cable...

Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2018

Now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, other companies are likely to rush to consolidate.

Tuesday's ruling signaled that federal regulators might have a hard time stopping companies from getting bigger by gobbling up rivals and the content...

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018

"The Incredibles" writer/director Brad Bird has said that his characters' powers are all born of stereotypes. Dad is strong, mom is stretched in a million directions, teenage girls put up shields, little boys are full of boundless energy and babies are unpredictable. It's why he decided that for...

Saturday, Jun. 9, 2018

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...

Tuesday, May. 8, 2018

Disney is seeking new frontiers.

The media company launched its $5-a-month sports streaming service, ESPN Plus, last month, and it signed a deal with Twitter this month to create Marvel, ABC and ESPN content on that service. Meanwhile, Disney is trying to buy much of 21st Century Fox,...

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018

20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Stacey Snider addressed Disney's deal to purchase most of Fox and also gave a first look at the highly anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" in a wide-ranging and emotional presentation to theater owners and exhibitors Thursday at the CinemaCon...

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018

Ava DuVernay didn't pick up a camera until the age of 32.

It's an extraordinary fact, considering the trajectories of most Hollywood directors. Orson Welles filmed "Citizen Kane" at 25. Steven Spielberg was 27 when he made "Jaws." A 23-year-old John Singleton directed "Boyz N the Hood."...

Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018

Wakanda's reign shows no signs of waning. "Black Panther" is king of the box office for the third straight weekend.

The release from Marvel and Disney brought in $65.7 million domestically this weekend, easily outpacing new releases "Red Sparrow" and "Death Wish," according to studio...