weekend box office frozen II

This might come as a surprise to you, but Disney made a lot of money this year. I know, I know – who would’ve guessed the giant studio that owns nearly every popular franchise would turn a profit? With only a few measly weeks left in 2019, Disney has come out on top as the reigning global box office champ for the year, with Frozen II winning the weekend box office yet again, to boot. And that’s not even taking into account the potential windfall from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In other words: it’s good to be Disney.

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Disney+ Adds Continue Watching Section

disney plus continue watching

It took a little while, but Disney+ finally has a Continue Watching section, so you can now keep track of how many times you’ve rewatched the latest Baby Yoda scenes from The Mandalorian. Subscribers were surprised when the Disney streaming service launched sans a Continue Watching option, and it’s just the latest “better late than never” addition to the service, joining a recently added “resume” button.

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hacked disney

Disney+ is one of the cheapest streaming services out there, but that hasn’t stopped people from selling hacked Disney+ accounts for even cheaper on the dark web. According to a new report, thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already for sale. In fact, hacked accounts were available for sale on hacking forums within mere hours of the Disney+ launch.

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disney plus subscribers

Oh, you thought we were done talking about Disney+? Well, guess again. After a big fiery launch for the Disney streaming service yesterday it’s time to sort through the ashes and see what’s what. According to Disney themselves, Disney+ netted 3.2 million app downloads yesterday. They also claim they’ve added 10 million subscribers in the last 24 hours. That’s nothing to sneeze at, but it’s also worth noting that Disney has no plans to release ratings for their Disney+ originals, either.

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the simpsons on disney+ aspect ratio

You might not want to get rid of your The Simpsons Blu-rays and DVDs just yet. The long-running animated series is now streaming on Disney+, but here’s the problem: it’s in the wrong aspect ratio. The earlier – and best – seasons of the show have been stretched to a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, which inadvertently ends up cutting off chunks of the screen. This is a particularly irksome problem for The Simpsons because the show is chock-full of visual gags, and many of those gags are now being cropped out of the frame.

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disney+ technical difficulties

It’s been a big morning for Disney+, the new Disney streaming service home to titles from the Disney library, a new Star Wars show, and Greedo now yelling out “MacLunkey!” before he’s murdered by Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope. But as was to be expected, the service has been having technical issues since launch. Some folks have reported they’ve been unable to get Disney+ to work at all. If that’s happened to you, don’t worry: you’re not alone.

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new mandalorian episodes

People can’t stop talking about Disney+, the new Disney streaming service that may or may not be working for you at this very moment. While the service launched today, Tuesday, you won’t have to wait a full week for new episodes of the original shows. Instead, new episodes of everything – including The Mandalorian – will hit this Friday, and roll-out on Fridays going forward.

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4K Star Wars On Disney+

If you’re looking for even more reasons to sign up for Disney+, here’s some news: all of the Star Wars movies have been remastered in 4K with Dolby Vision and Atmos support for the service. This will mark the first time the original trilogy, and those pesky prequels, have been made available in 4K anywhere. And while there have been rumors of a 4K box set containing the complete Skywalker Saga, for now, Disney+ is the only place you’ll be able to have access to the remasters.

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disney plus on amazon

From the “cutting it close” file: Disney and Amazon have just now struck a deal to make Disney+ available on Amazon Fire TV. Disney and Amazon have had a less-than-friendly relationship in the past, with the online retailer blocking Disney and Marvel movies from pre-orders, and even restricting sales of some Disney titles. When Disney announced plans to release Disney+ over the summer, they listed several platforms the streaming service would be available – and Amazon was not among them. But they’ve decided to put their differences aside. For now.

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streaming service news

Well, it’s happened. There are so many streaming services now we have to round-up the news about them into one big post. I hope you’re happy. Here’s what’s new on the streaming service front: Apple TV+ has launched, but no one seems to care. But hey, Apple just renewed a bunch of shows anyway. Disney+, meanwhile, is about to kick-off in the U.S., but won’t arrive in the U.K. until March. And finally, if you have an older Samsung Smart TV, you might not be able to watch Netflix in December.

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