Disney making changes to Jungle Cruise ride, removing ‘n...
Attractions - Live Entertainment

Both Disney parks in the United States are set to remove negative cultural depictions from another classic attraction. Following last year's news that the iconic flume ride Splash Mountain would unde...

Entertainment Weekly
January 26, 2021

The Premier League waits for sun to shine on chilly UK media m...
Sports - Streaming - Television

UK sports rights experts say the English Premier League will delay its domestic media rights auction until April or May with a view to having deals in place prior to Euro 2020, which begins on June 11...

SportBusiness
January 22, 2021

How the Biden Presidency Will Really Impact Hollywood: 4 Key A...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

From repairing strained relationships with foreign leaders to coping with COVID-19, how the new commander-in-chief handles the nation’s challenges will impact businesses across the entertainment ind...

Hollywood Reporter
January 20, 2021

The Muppet Show is Coming to Disney+
Streaming - Television

The Muppet Show, will start streaming on Friday, Feb. 19, exclusively on Disney+. In addition to the first three seasons of the show, fans will also be able to watch seasons four and five, which have...

The Toy Book
January 19, 2021

Disneyland cancels its annual pass program
Attractions

Disney Parks announced Wednesday that it will cancel annual passes and replace them with a new program. Eligible annual pass holders will be issued prorated refunds. It's unclear when exactly the them...

CNN
January 15, 2021

Captain America Eyes Return To The MCU
Theatrical

In a move that is sure to rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sources tell Deadline that Chris Evans is cleaning the dust off his Captain America attire as he expected reprise the role in the MCU in s...

Deadline
January 14, 2021

20-in-20 Theatrical Marketing Partnerships: Onward
Partnership Blogs - Streaming - Theatrical

Last Call celebrated the holidays with the 20in20 countdown of the theatrical marketing partnerships showcasing the year's biggest promotional properties! But with so many terrific partnership pro...


January 13, 2021

New 10,000-Room Resort Planned for Disney World Area
Attractions - Travel

The new billion-dollar resort ultimately will offer 10,000 bedrooms, mostly in purpose-built vacation rental homes from two to 11 bedrooms each. It also will feature Orlando’s first Conrad Hotel, wi...

Theme Park Insider
January 13, 2021

Marvel’s Kevin Feige on ‘WandaVision,’ ‘Star Wars’ a...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

On Friday, Marvel Studios embarks on its biggest gamble since the debut of “The Avengers” in 2012 with the premiere of its first TV series for Disney Plus, “WandaVision.” While other Marvel di...

Variety
January 11, 2021

Disney+’s ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Soul’ Outshine Netflix...
Streaming

Netflix may have just certified its Christmas Day-debuting series “Bridgerton” as a hit, but the show wasn’t the hottest streaming title of December. That’s according to figures from 7Park Da...

Variety
January 11, 2021

Josh Goldstine being named Warner Bros. President of Worldwide...
Theatrical

Sources tell me that Warner Bros. International Marketing EVP Julien Noble is leaving the studio, and in talks for a similar role at Universal. I understand that Noble announced his exit to his Warne...

Deadline
January 8, 2021

Ricky Strauss steps down from Disney+ and Hulu
Streaming - Television

Kidscreen has confirmed that Ricky Strauss, who oversaw programming for Disney+ and Hulu, is leaving the company. He made a “personal decision,” according to an internal memo from direct-to-consum...

Kidscreen
January 8, 2021

New “ClassPass for streaming services”, Struum
Streaming

Former Disney and Discovery execs are teaming up to launch a new streaming service called Struum, arriving in the spring, that aims to take the Classpass model and apply it to the streaming landscape....

Techcrunch
January 7, 2021

Funko to reveal 2021 lineup with 2-week virtual event
Toys

A new calendar year means new product reveals from Funko and its subsidiaries. However, with Toy Fair New York postponed this year, those reveals will come via a virtual event. This morning, Funko an...

The Toy Book
January 6, 2021

Reanimating ‘Pixar’: How Pete Docter Steered the S...
Streaming - Theatrical

After John Lasseter's exit, the 'Soul' co-director has reinvigorated Disney's multibillion-dollar Oscar-winning powerhouse by ushering in a new diverse generation of filmmakers and projects. In June o...

Hollywood Reporter
January 6, 2021

Verizon Consumer CEO Touts Disney, Discovery Streaming Bundle ...
Streaming - Television

Ronan Dunne reports Discovery+, headlined by Chip and Joanna Gaines, has gone to No. 2 in the phone giant's app store after launching on Jan. 4. Verizon looks set to keep investing in its wireless pho...

Hollywood Reporter
January 5, 2021

Disney World, Disneyland 2021: What’s Coming to the them...
Attractions

Re-Imagineered Epcot, Avengers Campus and more on the way to Disney parks The year 2021 was supposed to have been a banner year for Walt Disney World. The Florida resort will mark its 50th anniver...

USA TODAY
January 4, 2021

Meet the executive who changed Hollywood’s image of YouT...
Online - Streaming

When Kelly Merryman arrived at YouTube six years ago, the dust had just cleared on a contentious $1-billion lawsuit with Viacom that had dragged on for years. The New York cable televisio...


January 4, 2021

Hulu Inks ViacomCBS Deal to Add 14 Cable Networks to Live TV P...
Streaming - Television

Disney’s Hulu + Live TV subscribers will — finally — get Comedy Central, MTV, Nick, BET and other legacy Viacom cable channels as part of their lineup. ViacomCBS announced a new multiyear distr...

Variety
January 4, 2021

ESPN NFL ‘MegaCast’ Expands to 5 Disney Networks & St...
Sports - Streaming - Television

ESPN has expanded its first “MegaCast” of Sunday’s NFL Wild Card playoff game to include streaming service ESPN+ and five Disney networks: ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, Freeform and ESPN Deportes. The Balt...

Deadline
January 4, 2021

20 Movies Set for 2021 That Were Supposed to Be Released in 20...
Streaming - Theatrical

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, film fans have been eagerly waiting more than a year to see some of these titles.At the beginning of 2020, moviegoers were looking forward to seeing titles like ...

Hollywood Reporter
December 31, 2020

Buyer or Seller? How Each Film Studio Tackled Dealmaking Amid ...
Streaming - Tech - Theatrical

Each studio is in deal-making mode during the pandemic. As COVID-19 shuttered productions, Paramount had no movies shooting, but Disney had a half-dozen. Apple and Amazon went on buying sprees, while ...

The Hollywood Reporter
December 29, 2020

How Can Hollywood Catch Up to the Asian Box Office
Theatrical

While the North American box office pulls in less than $5 million per weekend due to COVID-19, the China and Japan markets are not only open, but also capable of breaking theatrical records. It may fe...

Variety
December 24, 2020

How Marvel Studios Is Reassembling for 2021 and Beyond
Streaming - Theatrical

For the first time since 2009, the world went the year without a single Marvel Studios project. During the Disney Investors Day presentation on Dec. 10, studio chief Kevin Feige made clear that, shoul...

Variety
December 24, 2020

Movies 2020: With ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan,’...
Streaming - Theatrical

Hollywood studios and movie theaters spent much of the spring and summer engaged in a strange chess match, trying to find the right time to launch two aspiring blockbusters, "Tenet" and "Mulan," which...

CNN
December 23, 2020

Alan Bergman Elevates To Disney Studios Content Chairman; Alan...
Streaming - Television

Disney this morning has named Alan Bergman as Chairman, Disney Studios Content, with Alan Horn continuing to serve as the division’s Chief Creative Officer. The two previously served as Co-Chairmen...

Deadline
December 23, 2020

Black Panther is now available in Fortnite
Gaming - Theatrical

Marvel superhero Black Panther is now available in Fortnite. You can get him, Captain Marvel, and Taskmaster as part of the Marvel Royalty and Warriors Pack. Epic had hinted toward Black Panther’s ...

The Verge
December 22, 2020

The COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Would Make Illegal Streaming a Felo...
Streaming - Television

Congress looks to provide relief to U.S. citizens and small businesses, but the omnibus bill includes some legislative priorities for the entertainment industry as well. Providing relief via direct as...

Hollywood Reporter
December 22, 2020

‘The Mandalorian’ has the goodwill to usher in a n...
Streaming - Television

'The Mandalorian,' a show that launched with the Disney+ platform several weeks before 'The Rise of Skywalker' entered theaters, had instantly captivated audiences with its back-to-basics Star Wars st...

CNBC
December 21, 2020

20-in-20: Showcasing 20 Marketing Partnerships from 2020’...
Gaming - Listicles - Non-Profit - Partnership Blogs - Partnerships

Join Last Call and Marketing Partnerships as we look back at 2020, a year that showcased the flexibility and creativity of the promotions world. Marketers in every industry were quick on their feet to...

Faisal Hussain
December 20, 2020

‘The Book Of Boba Fett’ New Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ Series...
Streaming

We heard there was going to be a Boba Fett Disney+ spinoff series, but Lucasfilm left it off the lineup of Star Wars shows it revealed last week at its sprawling Disney Investor Day. However, at the e...

Deadline
December 18, 2020

Could Upstart Disney Plus Eclipse Netflix in the Streaming War...
Streaming - Television

For the longest time, Netflix has been the subscription streaming service to beat. The Silicon Valley native pivoted to digital more than a decade ago, becoming a mainstay in more than 195 million hou...

Variety
December 18, 2020

Disneyland launches Covid-19 prevention campaign
Attractions

The campaign drops just as the first Californians working in the health care system are getting vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. It also comes as Disneyland's home Orange County runs out of I...

Theme Park Insider
December 16, 2020

2020 Television Listicles: Top Shows, Episodes & More
Listicles - Streaming - Television

We all love a good scroll that looks back at the year that was—even this year! Our team has been busy scouring the web to compile year-end lists that are relevant to marketers in their day-to-day, p...

Faisal Hussain
December 16, 2020

Does Avatar have a place in Disney’s ambitious future?
Streaming - Theatrical

Disney announced a virtual avalanche of updates and news for almost every one of its properties. But one of the company’s biggest franchises was strangely absent: in all the hullabaloo, where was Av...

The Verge
December 15, 2020

20-in-20 Marketing Partnerships, Movies: Disney’s Mulan
Partnership Blogs - Streaming - Theatrical

Last Call is celebrating the holidays with the 20in20 countdown of the movie marketing partnerships showcasing the year's biggest promotional properties! Each day throughout the holiday season, we wil...

Earl Schultz
December 14, 2020

Everything you need to know about the Disney Investor Day
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Disney has surpassed 137 million paid subscribers across all of its direct-to-consumer services, with Disney+ making the bulk of that base at 86.8 million subs as of December 2. The media giant ori...

Kidscreen
December 11, 2020

Disney Stock Surges to All-Time Highs on Streaming Momentum, M...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Shares of Disney popped more than 12% Friday morning, as investors cheered the Mouse House’s monster-size content flex outlined at its 2020 investor day for stepped-up push to accelerate its global ...

Variety
December 11, 2020

Major Announcements at Disney Investor Day
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Obi-Wan, She-Hulk and a new Pinocchio: Disney+ is about to get a lot bigger, and more expensive. Last year, Disney debuted Disney+ at an investor event on its famed studio lot. The new streaming se...

CNN Business
December 11, 2020

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical to become an actual one-night ...
Non-Profit - Streaming - Theatrical

The viral hit will become a streamed performance to benefit The Actors Fund TikTok’s fan-made crowdsourced Ratatouille musical is making the jump from social media to the stage. Ratatouille: The ...

The Verge
December 10, 2020

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