(CNN) – “X-Men ‘97” at first seems like narrowly pitched made-for-streaming fare, reviving a cultish animated Saturday-morning series launched more than 30 years ago, basically picking up where that show left off. Look a little closer, though, and “X-Men” could offer clues, and signposts, as Marvel pivots into a next phase that hinges on incorporating that popular property […]

(BBC)- Actress Gina Carano has sued Disney and Lucasfilm after she was sacked in 2021 over a social media post in which she compared being a Republican to being a Jew during the Holocaust. The lawsuit is being funded by Elon Musk, who made an open call on his platform X for others to join […]

(Variety) – Thanks to Mario, J. Robert Oppenheimer and M3GAN, Universal Pictures ranked as the highest-grossing studio at the 2023 box office. The company’s slate — a range of 24 films that included “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” “Oppenheimer” and “M3GAN” — collected $4.907 billion in worldwide ticket sales. Universal’s victory is notable because it marks the […]

(IGN) – After Wish’s underwhelming opening this past weekend, the spotlight is on Disney once again and the rough year this once-incredibly reliable brand has had. To specify, as Variety pointed out in a recent analysis of this troubling box office streak, Disney looks primed to end 2023 without a single movie crossing the $1 billion mark. To […]

(Yahoo) – Disney (DIS) hiked streaming prices on Thursday as the company continues to grapple with direct-to-consumer profitability challenges and falling subscriber numbers. The price increases, the second so far this year, impact the monthly price of the company’s ad-free Disney+ and Hulu plans in addition to its Hulu live TV packages and ESPN+ subscription. The company first […]

(CNBC) – Disney and Marvel’s “Eternals” took a steep drop in its second weekend in theaters, but it’s still hanging on to first place ahead of newcomers like “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” “Eternals” added $27.5 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $118.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film, directed by […]

(EW) – Disney is headed to court in an attempt to retain full control over some of Marvel’s most iconic characters. The studio filed a slew of lawsuits on Friday against the heirs of several writers and artists who are seeking to reclaim the copyrights to such characters as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black […]

(Engadget) – Disney has a big (yet little) star with Baby Yoda and with Friday’s release of the The Mandalorian season two, be prepared to see new memes of the cute character across social media. Fans of the show have yet another piece of Baby Yoda merch they can collect and it’s one that will probably be […]

(The New Times) – They are classic animated films like “Dumbo” (1941) and “Peter Pan” (1953), but on Disney’s streaming service they will now get a little help to stand the test of time. Before viewers watch some of these films that entertained generations of children, they will be warned about scenes that include “negative […]

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