fox name change

Say goodbye to 20th Century Fox (and Fox Searchlight, too). Disney, which purchased Fox last year, is killing off the Fox name and rebranding the respective companies as 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures. Insiders suspect the move is an attempt to distance the studios from Fox News, which was not part of Disney’s acquisition.

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Disney+ is the Most Downloaded App in America

disney+ downloads

Finally, things are turning around for Disney! Disney+, the new streaming service from the mega-company, has only been around for a few short months – and yet it’s already become the most downloaded app in America. Since it’s launch in November of 2019, the app has been downloaded over 30 million times. While this success can’t be chalked up entirely to Baby Yoda, we’re just going to pretend it is.

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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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