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Mandalorian Star's Beef With Disney Continues Over Firing

Gina Carano star wants to know why co-star Pedro Pascal didn't get fired for his 2018 tweet

(Newser) - Gina Carano already has a new gig lined up , but that doesn't mean the Mandalorian star has moved on from her battle with Disney over her firing . Per USA Today , the 38-year-old actor sat down with conservative radio host Ben Shapiro on Sunday, and she wasn't apologetic over...

Disney Says 32K Will Lose Jobs by March

Company announces another 4K layoffs

(Newser) - More bad news from Disney: The company announced in a Thanksgiving Eve filing that it plans to lay off 32,000 workers by March of next year, 4,000 more than previously announced . Most of the laid-off workers will be employees at the company's theme parks in Florida and...

ESPN to Lay Off 300, Let Some On-Air Contracts Lapse
ESPN Announces
Big Layoffs

ESPN Announces Big Layoffs

300 to lose jobs as network hasn't recovered from 4 months without games

(Newser) - When the pandemic hit, ESPN was left with hardly any games to show for four months. Sports is back, but ratings and advertising still lag. Now the other shoe has dropped for employees of the cable network. The company is laying off 300 people and not filling another 200 jobs,...

After 32 Years, Willow Is Back
After 32 Years,
Willow Is Back

After 32 Years, Willow Is Back

Disney confirms star will return for TV series

(Newser) - More than 30 years after the original movie, the fantasy world of Willow is returning. Warwick Davis, who played the title character in the 1988 Lucasfilm movie, will return for the Disney Plus series, Mashable reports. Director Ron Howard is also returning as executive producer, while Jon Chu of Crazy ...

Some Disney Movies Just Got 12 Seconds Longer

A warning was added to them on Disney Plus

(Newser) - Dumbo and Peter Pan just got 12 seconds longer. That is, if you watch them on Disney Plus. The New York Times reports Disney's streaming service has placed a 12-second unskippable warning ahead of the start of a number of films. It reads in part, "This program includes...

In New Disney Film, Controversy Is in the Credits
Criticism Mounts
of Disney's Mulan
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Criticism Mounts of Disney's Mulan

Credits thank China for allowing it to be filmed in areas where human rights abuses are alleged

(Newser) - Disney's new Mulan, a live-action remake of the animated original, is now streaming on Disney Plus, but the film is once again courting controversy. Much of it sprang up over the weekend when critics on social media noted that the film's credits thank the Chinese government for allowing...

John Boyega to Disney: 'Nah, Nah, Nah'

Actor critiques approach to minority characters in 'Star Wars'

(Newser) - Racial inequality still bouncing around his brain , John Boyega is pointing fingers at Disney, the company that gave him his blockbuster role in Star Wars. Boyega's Finn, a recovered Stormtrooper, was a key player in 2015's The Force Awakens. But the series finale, The Rise of Skywalker, "...

Disney Wouldn't Air This Episode—Until Now

Episode of 'black-ish' about Trump finds a home on Hulu

(Newser) - A politically charged episode of black-ish from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network, the AP reports. "I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves," series creator Kenya Barris posted Monday...

Mulan Heads to Disney+ ...for an Outrageous Price

It'll cost subscribers an extra $29.99

(Newser) - Disney's live-action remake of Mulan was originally scheduled for release in March, but kept getting pushed further and further back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Disney has announced it will release the film September 4 on its Disney+ streaming service—but there's a catch. It won't be...

Disney Rethinks Ride Based on Film It Pulled

Attraction's new theme will be 'the Princess and the Frog'

(Newser) - Disney hasn't shown or broadcast Song of the South for decades, but a log flume ride based on the film has still been in operation at the company's parks. That will change, Disney said Thursday in announcing that the once-popular Splash Mountain will be transformed into something else...

Disneyland Fans, We Have Bad News
Disneyland Has
Bad News for Fans

Disneyland Has Bad News for Fans

Reopening originally planned for July 17 has been delayed

(Newser) - Disney is postponing the mid-July reopening of its Southern California theme parks until it receives guidelines from the state, the company announced Wednesday. Disney had hoped to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim on July 17 after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the AP reports. But...

5 of the Worst Slams Against Artemis Fowl
5 of the Worst Slams
Against Artemis Fowl
MOVIE REVIEW

5 of the Worst Slams Against Artemis Fowl

'Nothing to see here'

(Newser) - Disney's Artemis Fowl might've kicked off a franchise had the film adaptation of the first two books of Eoin Colfer's children's fantasy series been at all well-received. Instead, the big-budget movie about a 12-year-old son of a criminal mastermind with a lot of secrets has a...

Hamilton to Stream More Than a Year Early

Musical to be released July 3 on Disney+

(Newser) - You can spend the Fourth of July watching Hamilton from the comfort of your own home. A filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, originally slated for release in October 2021, will now be shared on Disney+ on July 3, Miranda and Disney Executive Chairman Robert Iger announced...

Disney Takes Massive Hit
Disney Takes Massive Hit

Disney Takes Massive Hit

Quarterly profit drops by 91%

(Newser) - Disney announced Tuesday that its quarterly profit had fallen 91% from a year earlier. As the New York Times notes, that massive hit "was for a period that was only partly affected by the coronavirus," and with theme parks and movie theaters closed across the globe, TV advertising...

Disney Annoys Fans With #MayThe4th Tweet

Company claimed people using the hashtag were agreeing to its terms

(Newser) - Disney has owned the Star Wars franchise since 2012, and fans are now accusing it of trying to take ownership of Star Wars Day as well. The company faced a backlash after a Monday tweet in which it asked fans to share their favorite Star Wars memory using the #MayThe4th...

Disney Heir Rips Into Move to Protect Dividends, Bonuses

As 100K employees are furloughed

(Newser) - Walt Disney heir Abigail Disney isn't one known for holding her tongue . But that's exactly what she says she's been doing—until Tuesday. The granddaughter of the company's co-founder Roy Disney took to Twitter to explain she had been staying quiet "on the theory that...

'Sacrifices' Begin for Disney Workers

More than 100K employees furloughed during coronavirus crisis

(Newser) - Nearly half of Disney's workers have seen their last paycheck for a while, as more than 100,000 employees begin their furlough this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. By holding back these wages, the company will be able to save up to $500 million a month, the Financial Times...

What Disney May Need to Do Once the Parks Reopen

Executive Chair Bob Iger says it's possible temperature checks may be done for virus

(Newser) - If you've ever been to a Disney theme park, you know the rigmarole you have to go through to get past the security gates. Soon there may be an additional step: having your temperature taken. In a Tuesday interview with Barron's , Disney Executive Chair Bob Iger, who recently...

Meghan Has Her First Post-Royal Job

She will narrate a Disney documentary on elephants

(Newser) - Meghan Markle ends her duties as a "senior royal" at the end of this month . A few days later, her first post-royal gig will be available to the public. The Duchess of Sussex will narrate a documentary about elephants that premieres on Disney+ on April 3, reports Sky News...

Disney Gives the World Good Coronavirus News
Disney Gives the World
Good Coronavirus News
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Disney Gives the World Good Coronavirus News

But sadly the world has its youngest coronavirus case: a newborn

(Newser) - Amid all the negative COVID-19 stories, a good one from Disney: Frozen 2 will be available for streaming three months earlier than expected, CNN reports. New Disney CEO Bob Chapek says the movie's "powerful themes of perseverance and the importance of family" are "incredibly relevant during this...

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