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‘Stranger Things’ Is (Obviously) 2022’s Most Streamed Show

One of Netflix’s biggest shows ever is, not surprisingly, the most streamed series of 2022. Stranger Things is a runaway No. 1 in Nielsen’s year-end streaming rankings. Fueled by the summer release of its fourth season, the supernatural drama pulled in more than 52 billion minutes of viewing time over the year, the biggest figure […]

How Disney Made It to Its 100th Year

Walt Disney Co. Archives director Becky Cline has spent the past several months shuttling between the studio’s Burbank lot and Philadelphia, where a sprawling exhibit is debuting in February as part of the conglomerate’s yearlong 100th anniversary celebration in 2023. After Philly’s famed Franklin Institute, Disney100: The Exhibition will embark on a global five-year tour. […]

‘Stranger Things’ to ‘Yellowstone’: TV’s Hidden Numbers of 2022

As 2022 winds to a close, it’s pretty obvious what some of the biggest TV shows of the year were — Stranger Things, Yellowstone, House of the Dragon and the like. But you may have missed that two shows aimed at kids under age 6 are also among the most streamed programs in the United […]

‘Strange World’ Box Office: Why the Disney Animated Pic Spun Out of Orbit

Disney knew it was in trouble before Strange World hit theaters. Tracking showed the movie, an original sci-fi adventure tale, opening to no more than $30 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday corridor, a miserable start. From there, things only got worse. Word-of-mouth was so bad that the movie’s five-day domestic opening came in at […]

Disney Animation Creating Immersive Experience Highlighting Titles Ranging From ‘Snow White’ to ‘Encanto’

As Disney Animation moves toward its 100th anniversary, the studio is collaborating with the producers of Immersive Van Gogh to create Disney Animation Immersive Experience, set to open this December in Toronto. “A combination of an art exhibit and movie theater” is how Oscar-winning producer J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water), who is leading the […]

Imagen Awards: ’Encanto,’ ‘Love, Victor’ Top Winners List

Disney’s Encanto and Hulu’s Love, Victor were the big winners at the 2022 Imagen Awards, held Sunday at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles. Encanto was named best feature film and Love, Victor was a repeat winner for best primetime comedy at the 37th annual awards, which were established in 1985 […]

‘The Adam Project’ Tops Nielsen Streaming Movie Chart

Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds’ The Adam Project climbed to No. 1 on Nielsen’s movie streaming chart for the week of March 21-27 with 1.2 billion minutes viewed. The original Netflix movie is a sci-fi time-travel adventure about a jet pilot (Reynolds) who goes back in time and meets up with his younger self and […]

‘Turning Red,’ ‘The Adam Project’ Dominate Nielsen Streaming Chart

Family friendly movies held sway over all streaming content in mid-March, according to Nielsen’s latest streaming data. Pixar/Disney’s Turning Red was viewed a total of 1.67 billion minutes for the week of March 14-20 after clocking in at 1.7 billion hours a week earlier, while Netflix’s original film The Adam Project debuted on Nielsen with […]

Oscars: ‘Encanto’ Cast Delivers First Live Performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” With New Megan Thee Stallion Verse

The cast of Encanto incorporated the 2022 Oscars into the first live performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” Performers Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitan and Diane Guerrero were joined by Megan Thee Stallion, Sheila E., Becky G and Luis Fonsi to sing the fan-favorite song during the awards show on Sunday. Despite […]

Oscars: ‘Encanto’ Team Celebrates “Beautiful, Diverse Characters” With Best Animated Feature Win

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Colombian-set musical Encanto won the Academy Award for best animated feature, delivering Oscars to directors Byron Howard and Jared Bush, and producers Yvett Merino, the first Latina nominated and winning in the category, and Clark Spencer. Merino said she was so proud to work on a film that “put beautiful, diverse […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will No Longer Attend Oscars After Wife Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lin-Manuel Miranda will no longer attend the 94th Annual Oscars on Sunday night at the Los Angeles Dolby Theatre in person after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. The award-winning singer-songwriter announced he would miss this year’s ceremony via his Twitter Saturday afternoon. “Made it to Hollywood…. This weekend, my wife tested ➕ for COVID. […]

‘A Madea Homecoming,’ ‘Free Guy’ Enjoy Billion-Plus Minutes Viewed Streaming Debuts

There’s simply no stopping Encanto. The animated film stayed atop Nielsen’s movie streaming chart for the 10th week in a row, according to viewership numbers for the week of Feb. 21-27. That’s a record for any film or TV series tracked by Nielsen since the leading analytics firm began measuring streaming. Encanto — which is […]