Netflix Plans to Sell Toys, T-Shirts and Concert Tickets
Branding - CPG - Streaming

Netflix Inc. has sold more than 200 million people a subscription to its streaming service. We’re about to find out if it can sell them anything else. Just this week, the company announced a new on...

Bloomberg
June 14, 2021

Netflix’s New Online Store Could Help it Take on Disney
Online - Retail - Streaming

Netflix opened an e-commerce site where you can buy things like caps, necklaces, hoodies, and, yes, underwear—much of it branded with popular Netflix movies and TV series. The move is part of a larg...

Fast Company
June 11, 2021

Disney & Starz Conflict Over the Launch of Star+
Streaming - Television

Disney is set to launch its standalone Star+ streaming service in Latin America in August, but Starz has filed complaints in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina alleging Disney is infringing on its brand id...

The Verge
June 11, 2021

Moana | Dooney and Bourke
Fashion - Partnerships - Retail - Streaming - Theatrical

Walt Disney Studios partnered with fashion accessory  brand Dooney and Bourke to celebrate the beloved Disney film, MOANA. The partnership consisted of Disney collaborating with Dooney an...

Disney, Netflix and Tech Titans Team Up to Fight the Climate C...
Streaming - Tech - Television

Some of the world's largest companies are joining forces to accelerate efforts to fight the climate crisis. Amazon, Disney, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Salesforce, Unilever and Workday launched an al...

CNN
June 4, 2021

‘A Quiet Place Part II’ and ‘Cruella’ Kick Off With So...
Streaming - Theatrical

Ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend, Paramount’s “A Quiet Place Part II” and Disney’s “Cruella” are each off to a solid start at the domestic box office. The former, a nearly silent se...

Variety
May 28, 2021

Disney Plans to Close 100 Channels this Year
Streaming - Television

CEO Bob Chapek (pictured) announced that Disney will shutter 100 more international TV channels in 2021 during a virtual Q&A at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications conferen...

Kidscreen
May 26, 2021

Disney CEO Explains Hedged Bet On Movie Theaters
Streaming - Theatrical

Why is The Walt Disney Co. utilizing a number of different theatrical release strategies over the next few months? Disney CEO Bob Chapek says they are “celebrating flexibility” as the company sees...

Hollywood Reporter
May 25, 2021

Box Office: ‘Spiral’ Leads As Domestic Box Office ...
Theatrical

The domestic box office isn’t going to get interesting until next weekend, when Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II and Disney’s Cruella launch the summer season. From that point on, we largely w...

Deadline
May 24, 2021

Is the China-Hollywood Romance Officially Over?
Theatrical

In the run-up to Chloé Zhao’s historic best director win for Nomadland at the 93rd Oscars, Disney began tiptoeing around potential land mines with regard to China, the director’s home country and...

Hollywood Reporter
May 21, 2021

Strike up the Brand with a Music Marketing Partnership
CPG - Dining - Health & Beauty - Household - Influencers

Here's a look at some great marketing partnership opportunities coming from the music community! The music industry is no stranger to change, and that familiarity served it well throughout the pand...

Andrew Gormley
May 21, 2021

Four Takeaways From the Big 4 Networks’ Upfront Presentation...
Streaming - Television

What a difference a year (and a global pandemic) makes. For the Big Four broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — May’s annual upfront presentations used to mean a focus on the fall schedul...

Hollywood Reporter
May 20, 2021

Summer Blockbusters Are Returning to Theaters—Will Audiences...
Theatrical

In the past eight “Fast and Furious” installments, Vin Diesel has defied gravity and the rules of the road as street racer Dom Toretto. But his next lap may prove to be his most arduous: Can he he...

Variety
May 20, 2021

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Heads for Amazon, Bypa...
Streaming - Theatrical

Amazon Studios has struck another deal for worldwide rights to a Hollywood studio film waylaid by the pandemic: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The streamer announced early Tuesday that it will re...

Hollywood Reporter
May 20, 2021

Reopened UK and French Cinemas Packed On Return
Theatrical

Moviegoing kicked off again in the UK and France this week, with the former reopening cinemas on Monday and the latter on Wednesday. And so far, signs are very positive after roughly seven months of d...

Deadline
May 20, 2021

Disney Upfront Spotlights Inclusion, Cross-Platform Endeavors
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

“Give us your money. You might as well, we’re Disney. We’re going to get it one way or the other, right? How about this? Give us your money or we’ll kill Baby Yoda,” quipped ABC’s late-nig...

Variety
May 19, 2021

Harness the Power of Fun, Engaging Partnerships with PlayMonst...
CPG - Dining - Opportunity Blogs - Partnership Blogs - Streaming

PlayMonster is all about fun. They champion the power of play by creating quality toys and games for children, adults and families. The secret behind PlayMonster's successes are the right partnerships...

Faisal Hussain
May 18, 2021

‘Jungle Cruise’ Coming to Theaters and Disney+ in July
Streaming - Theatrical

“Jungle Cruise,” a big-budget family adventure starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, will premiere simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus on July 30. The film will be available to rent ...

Variety
May 13, 2021

G FUEL Debuts ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Partnership Energ...
Beverages - CPG - Streaming

G FUEL is releasing two new G FUEL Sparkling Hydration flavors: Black Cherry and Kiwi Strawberry. The launch coincides with Disney's "Star Wars: The Bad Batch," an original Disney+ animated series tha...

Beverage Industry
May 12, 2021

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi,’ ‘Eternals’ May Face Uphill Bat...
Theatrical

A recent Chinese state media report has added to rumors that two major Marvel superhero films, “Eternals” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” may not be approved for release in Ch...

Variety
May 12, 2021

DoorDash & Chase Bank Extend Partnership with DashPass Me...
Dining - Finance - Tech

Today Chase announced an extension of the relationship with DoorDash to offer complimentary DashPass memberships on most Chase co-brand cards. Starting today, eligible cardmembers can activate and en...

QSR Magazine
May 11, 2021

The Year That TV Saved Us: A 2020 Retrospective
Streaming - Television

As life outside our homes shut down, the small screen became our treasured path to safe escape Think back to those early days of quarantine. Every form of entertainment, escape, and distraction vanis...

Rolling Stone
May 10, 2021

Box Office: With Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man,’ Summer ...
Theatrical

“Wrath of Man,” a heist thriller starring Jason Statham, is leading box office charts with its $8.1 million debut. It’s hardly the start to summer movie season, which typically kicks off the fi...

Variety
May 10, 2021

Funko and Disney Celebrate Pride Month with New Figures
Theatrical - Toys

It’s the beginning of May right now, but in just 30 days, it’ll be the start of Pride Month for 2021. And this year, Funko is joining forces with Disney for a special collection of Pride-themed Fu...

Nerdist
May 6, 2021

Marvel Teases Upcoming Slate
Streaming - Theatrical

The studio also reveals 'Captain Marvel II' is titled 'The Marvels' and sets release dates for 'Ant-Man 3' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3.' Marvel Studios has unveiled a few tidbits as well as its fir...

Hollywood Reporter
May 3, 2021

Disney Opens New Cruise Line with Make-A-Wish Donation
Attractions - Non-Profit

The Make-A-Wish foundation will accept the Disney donation and apply the funds to children with critical illnesses from all backgrounds, supporting the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity and ...

Travel Pulse
April 30, 2021

Adidas & Disney to Release Eco-Friendly ‘The Little Mer...
Fashion

Disney and Adidas are dropping a new sneaker “The Little Mermaid” collection together, and similar to their most recent set of collaborative Stan Smith styles, the latest pairs are made with susta...

Footwear News
April 30, 2021

Bob Iger Defends Studio Pivot to Disney+, Streaming Focus
Online - Streaming - Theatrical

Bob Iger has defended The Walt Disney Co.'s pivot before and during the pandemic from its legacy theatrical movie and TV business to a growing focus on the streaming space with Disney+ and other digit...

The Hollywood Reporter
April 30, 2021

Streaming Wars Put Cable TV Channels on Chopping Block
Streaming - Television

As NBCUniversal turns off the lights on its sports network, expect other Hollywood giants to cull their sprawling linear offerings as they prioritize billions of dollars toward direct-to-consumer plat...

Hollywood Reporter
April 28, 2021

Disney to Close All Retail Stores in Canada
Retail

A report by Retail Insider says Disney will be closing all 18 of its retail store in Canada by the end of the summer. Two have already shuttered. According to the report, Disney made the move to re-e...

CTV News
April 28, 2021

Disney to Shutter Linear Channels in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong
Streaming - Television

Continuing to narrow its focus on direct-to-consumer streaming, Disney will be shuttering 18 of its linear TV channels in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong as of October 1. This latest announcement follow...

Kidscreen
April 27, 2021

Oscars Ratings Crash To All-Time Low; Viewership Falls Under 1...
Television

In delayed fast national results just released by Nielsen, the 93rd Academy Awards were watched by a mere 9.85 million, with a dismal rating of 1.9 among the 18-49 demographic. That is an all-time lo...

Deadline
April 27, 2021

Oscars 2021: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises
Streaming - Theatrical

After all the talk about the unexpected and unpredictable, the 93rd Academy Awards delivered with surprise wins in the lead actor categories for Anthony Hopkins and Frances McDormand. Another shocker ...

Variety
April 26, 2021

Disney and Sony Set Massive Movie Deal
Streaming - Theatrical

Disney has set a massive movie licensing pact with Sony Pictures for the U.S. that promises to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties to Disney Plus starting with Sony’s 2022 release slate. T...

Variety
April 22, 2021

Sony Films Like ‘Spider-Man’ Set for Disney+ and Hulu, but...
Online - Streaming - Theatrical

Disney and Sony Pictures on Wednesday announced a major licensing agreement that will bring both library and upcoming film and TV titles to Disney+, Hulu, ABC, and FX and other Disney-owned cable chan...

Indie Wire
April 22, 2021

Disney Goes Plastic-Free for Disney Princess Dolls Packaging
CPG - Retail - Toys

The Walt Disney Co. is taking a new step toward reducing waste ahead of Earth Day. Disney’s Core Classic Princess dolls sold at Disney Store, shopDisney, and Walt Disney World Resort will come in ne...

The Toy Book
April 20, 2021

NFL, Disney Unveil Co-Branded Junk Food Clothing Apparel Line
Branding - Online - Retail - Sports

The National Football League and Walt Disney Co. have partnered with vintage T-shirt company Junk Food Clothing to create a capsule collection ahead of next week’s NFL Draft. The NFL team-themed ap...

Sport Business
April 20, 2021

Netflix is the King of the Streaming Heap
Streaming

Netflix is the king of the streaming heap, garnering 31% of the Australian market. It shows the strength of being first to market and is almost a household word. The statistics showing Netflix is the...

Gadget Guy
April 20, 2021

Box Office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Roars to Pandemic-...
Streaming - Theatrical

The fourth installment in Legendary's MonsterVerse has hit $80.5 million domestically and $309.7 million overseas. Godzilla vs. Kong has stomped past $390 million at the global box office to become th...

Hollywood Reporter
April 19, 2021

Survey: 39% Say Netflix Has Best Original Content of All Strea...
Streaming

Netflix’s multibillion-dollar content spending continues paying off: The lion’s share of U.S. consumers say the streamer has the best original programming, according to a new Morgan Stanley survey...

Variety
April 14, 2021

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