christopher robin trailer

Christopher Robin looks charming as hell, the type of film even the most cynical of folks might flock to with some hope of rekindling the magic of their childhood. But since the debut of the first Christopher Robin trailer, the CGI Winnie the Pooh at the center of the film has been undergoing a subtle change. What gives?

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Indiana Jones 5 release date

Dr. Jones is moving to 2021. Disney has set a new Indiana Jones 5 release date after recent word that a new screenwriter was being brought in. In addition to Indy 5, Disney has locked down new release dates for the Rock’s Jungle Cruise, the sequel Maleficent 2Marry Poppins Returns, and an Untitled Marvel Movie that may or may not be Black Panther 2.

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Disney Stunt Robots

Having learned nothing from Westworld, Disney Imagineering went ahead and built stunt robots that can flip through the air, and probably eventually rebel against their cruel human masters. It’s likely these high-flying bots will be used in Disney’s Star Wars land, or possible upcoming Marvel attractions.

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2018 box office

The year 2018 might be a bit of a nightmare in terms of current events, but it’s shaping up to be a very good year for the box office. For the first time in the history of movies, the overall domestic box office gross has passed $6 billion before July. And it’s all because of the major motion picture Gotti! Just kidding – a large chunk of this change belongs to Disney.

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Comcast Fox deal

Update 6/20/2018: Bloomberg reports that Fox has accepted a $71.3 billion bid from Disney, which tops Comcast’s previous offer of $65 billion. Disney’s new offer “gives Fox shareholders the option to take their payment in the form of cash or stock, up to a 50-50 level”, and the company will also “take on about $13.8 billion of Fox’s net debt”, which brings the total value of the deal to north of $85 billion.

Update 6/19/2018: According to CNBC, Fox’s board meets tomorrow to discuss Comcast’s bid, and if Fox decides they prefer Comcast’s offer to Disney’s offer, Disney has five days to match. The Mouse House “is expected to add cash to its bid” in addition to the stock-based offer it currently has in place. Our original article follows.

Things just got slightly more complicated in the ongoing saga of 21st Century Fox. Many of the company’s assets were long thought to be acquired by Disney, but as promised, Comcast has now officially swooped in with a superior offer to acquire Fox’s film studio, most of its TV channels, and more. And it looks like they’re coming out swinging: a Comcast Fox deal would mean that Comcast would buy the Fox assets for a hefty $65 billion, far surpassing Disney’s offer of $52 billion.
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John Lasseter's Replacements

It’s official: Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter are replacing John Lasseter at Disney and Pixar, respectively. Lasseter, a long-standing creative force at Disney, is stepping down in light of possible misconduct allegations. Lee and Docter were previously announced as interim replacements for Lasseter, but now it appears their new roles will be permanent.

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John Lasseter leaving Disney

John Lasseter‘s days at Disney are coming to an end. Last year, sexual misconduct allegations against the Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios lead to Lasseter taking a leave of absence. Recently, rumors surfaced that Disney might bring Lasseter back in a limited role. Now, word comes that Lasseter will leave Disney by December 31, 2018.

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disney fox deal

First they make you wait on hold for hours when you call about your cable service, then they try to destroy the Disney/Fox deal. What will those fiends at Comcast do next? A new report reveals Comcast is preparing to offer an all-cash bid for Fox, which would likely muddy the waters of the huge Disney-Fox deal. Ruh-roh.

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the one and only ivan movie

Disney has decided to take a break from remaking their classic animated films and try something new: an adaptation of Katherine Applegate‘s children’s book The One and Only Ivan. The live-action/CG hybrid will feature one heck of a cast that includes Danny DeVito, Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, and Sam Rockwell. More on The One and Only Ivan movie below.

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penguins trailer

Having a rough day? Here, take a few minutes, and watch this trailer for Disneynature’s Penguins. It’s a nature documentary about a penguin named Steve. And it looks delightful. The Disneynature’s Penguins trailer is below.

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