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Disneynature Elephant and Dolphin Reef Trailer

Since 2008, Disneynature has released near a dozen and a half documentaries that focus on various ecosystems and the creatures who inhabit them. Traditionally, these movies arrive in theaters around Earth Day. But this year, Disney is bringing nature into your home with two new feature-length Disneynature documentaries arriving on Disney+ this week.

Elephant shines a light on an African elephant named Shani and her son Jimo as they make the journey across the Kalahari Desert. Meanwhile, Dolphin Reef heads into cooler territory under the sea to follow Echo, a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who is on the cusp of growing up.  Read More »

rise of skywalker props

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit Blu-ray this week, and so did The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That means the final entry in the Skywalker Saga is back in the news yet again. Case in point: a new episode of The Star Wars Show on YouTube goes all-in on the many Rise of Skywalker props, including a plethora of stuff that appeared in John Williams‘ cameo scene. And these weren’t just your average props, either. Each was intended to reference a different film that featured a John Williams soundtrack.

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birds of prey blu-ray

Birds of Prey, AKA Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, AKA Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, is currently on digital. But if you’re like me, and still prefer physical media, here’s some good news: the Blu-ray is on the way. The 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD release will arrive next month, May 12 to be exact, bringing with it all sorts of special features.

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Disney buys more land

Even though The Walt Disney Company is laying off construction workers and keeping its theme parks closed in the short term due to the coronavirus crisis, the Mouse House is still playing the long game when it comes to the theme park business. A new report says that an entity related to Disney has bought more than two dozen acres of land near the western edge of the Magic Kingdom for a little over one million dollars. But what exactly will the company use its new land for? Read More »

Quibi lawsuit

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming platform which has full backing from every major Hollywood studio and tons of big-name filmmakers and performers signed on to star in shows and movies, is supposed to launch next Monday, April 6, 2020. But a company called Eko is alleging that Quibi’s “Turnstyle” technology, which allows for seamless video transitions when switching between landscape and portrait mode, is actually stolen technology, and demanding that a judge stop Quibi’s launch until the situation is resolved. Read More »

Don't Go in the Water

Stephen Williams, whose directing credits include episodes of WatchmenThe Walking DeadLost, and more, is set to helm Universal’s new monster movie Don’t Go in the Water. There are zero plot details at the moment, but it’s safe to assume from the monster movie distinction and the title that this is going to be some sort of aquatic horror movie – and we could always use more of those.

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harry potter online

J.K. Rowling is bringing a little magic to our quarantines. The author of the Harry Potter series has launched an online hub for children, families and teachers who are stuck inside amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hub, called Harry Potter at Home, comes soon after Rowling relaxed the copyright permission on the Harry Potter books so that teachers could read the beloved stories to their students over video.

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coronavirus updates

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic wears on, the economic effects of social distancing and industry-wide shutdowns of Hollywood productions across the world are being heavily felt. But everyone from companies, to celebrities, to top executives are pitching in to lessen the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Former and current Disney CEOs Bob Iger and Bob Chapek helped set an example recently by foregoing all and part of their salaries, respectively, and top executives in other multimedia companies are following in their footsteps, with top Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Sky executives donating their salaries to help coronavirus relief efforts. Meanwhile, massive company that Disney is, the House of Mouse continues to stay in the headlines by donating masks and furloughing workers.

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outer banks trailer

Calling all teens and people who still wish they were teens: Netflix has a new show for you. It’s called Outer Banks, and it’s about a group of youths gettin’ rowdy on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. But their plans to have fun in the sun go topsy-turvy when they go searching for $400 million in gold.. It’s kind of like The Goonies, but everyone is much, much more attractive, and all the “teens” are played by 20-somethings. Watch the Outer Banks trailer below!

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tiger king

On the April 1, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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