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Disney and Givenchy’s ‘101 Dalmatians’ Collection Is for Fashion-Loving People and Pups Alike

Calling Cruella: Disney’s latest collection with Givenchy has arrived. The French fashion house and the House of the Mouse have debuted a new capsule inspired by the original 101 Dalmatians film, marking the second limited-edition release from the two brands’ ongoing collaboration. Priced from $230 to $5,320, the collection comprises women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, […]

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Takes ILM Virtual Production Route (Exclusive)

Upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians is taking the virtual production route. The 20th Television series, based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels, has started production in Vancouver and will be the first project to be made on Industrial Light & Magic’s newly built StageCraft LED stage, which features a 95-foot LED screen. “The story of […]

Disney Teams With Starz For Streaming Bundle in Latin America

Walt Disney and Lionsgate’s Starz platform have partnered to produce a streaming subscription bundle targeted at Latin America. The offer ties together Disney+, Star+ and Starzplay for consumers in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The latest streaming bundling offer comes as online video platforms face increasing competition as they roll out worldwide […]

‘Star Wars’ Favorite Discusses Surprise Return for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

[This story contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  Qui-Gon Jinn has returned. Star Wars fans were floored on Wednesday when Liam Neeson made his return to a galaxy far, far away in the series finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+. In the closing moments of the Star Wars miniseries, Neeson returned to the franchise for the […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Delivers on That Season-Long Tease

[This story contains spoilers for the series finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  It took a lot of patience on the part of viewers, but Obi-Wan Kenobi delivered on a season-long tease fans hoped would come to fruition. Qui-Gon Jinn, played by Liam Neeson, returned to the franchise for the first time since 1999’s Star Wars: Episode […]

Don’t Expect Streaming Revenue to Keep Up Its Rapid Growth Rate

The U.S. market that includes streaming services is expected to slow down over the next five years, according to PwC’s annual Global Entertainment & Media Outlook. In 2021, the market for over-the-top video services, which refers to internet-based streaming providers such as Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max, as well as platforms that allow users to buy or rent […]

Marvel Developing ‘Wonder Man’ Series With Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Guest (Exclusive)

Wonder Man is the latest Marvel superhero to get the screen treatment. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton has teamed up with Andrew Guest, a writer-producer on comedies such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community, to tackle a live-action series featuring the longtime Marvel character. Guest will serve as head […]

The Latest ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Episode Comes With a Warning — for Good Reason

[This story contains spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi “Part V.”]  The penultimate episode for Obi-Wan Kenobi opens with a warning. The message reads, “There are certain scenes in this fictional series that some viewers may find upsetting.” The latest warning was put on the episode for the same reason a warning was added to the premiere […]

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Star Hayden Christensen Explores His Latest Darth Vader Incarnation and Talks Anakin’s (Much-Memed) Sand Feelings

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi through “Part IV.”]   For Hayden Christensen, time was a great ally when crafting his Darth Vader performance for Obi-Wan Kenobi. In the Star Wars Disney+ miniseries, 10 years have passed since the last time Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi were face-to-face on Mustafar. In reality, 17 years […]

Cricket Rights Sale May Give Disney Opening to Reset Streaming Ambitions

The future of streaming at the Walt Disney Company faces a potential inflection point this weekend — and it all comes down to professional cricket in India. On June 12, Disney will compete in a heated bidding war to retain the rights to stream and broadcast Indian Premier League cricket for the next half-decade. Disney […]

Disney Drops French Theatrical Release for ‘Strange World,’ Angering Local Exhibitors

Disney’s decision to drop a French theatrical release for Strange World and put Don Hall’s animated action-adventure movie directly onto its streaming platform Disney+ in the territory has French exhibitors up in arms. France’s National Cinema Federation (FNCF) protested the move on Wednesday, calling it “a losing choice for everyone” that would “seriously undermine the […]

‘Ms. Marvel’ Team Talks Matching Cast Tattoos, Muslim Superhero Representation

Iman Vellani is Kamala Khan. Or at least that’s what everyone on the Ms. Marvel team has to say about her. Like her character, the 19-year old Pakistan-born Canadian is a comic book super fan. While Kamala dreams of one day becoming a real-life Avenger, Vellani herself has followed a similar path, being a long-standing comic lover […]