Disney Is Cracking Down on Sellers of Unlicensed Baby Yoda Dolls

Ever since “The Mandalorian” premiered on Disney+ in November, the adorable “Baby Yoda” character has melted hearts and minds around the world. However, despite fervent requests for Baby Yoda dolls, Disney has been rather slow to respond to product demands, reportedly in order to keep Baby Yoda’s reveal in “The Mandalorian” pilot a secret per

Disney Has ‘Star Wars’ Decisions to Make Beyond Questions of Fan Service

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” closes the book on the Skywalker Saga and marks the end of an era for Lucasfilm, the company that series creator George Lucas founded almost five decades ago. It also marks seven years under Disney, a period defined by big box-office successes, creative struggles, and a major role in

Jon M. Chu Urges Disney+ to Make Rose Tico ‘Star Wars’ Series With Kelly Marie Tran

The many “Star Wars” fans outraged over how “The Rise of Skywalker” sidelines Kelly Marie Tran’s Resistance member Rose Tico should be thrilled with Jon M. Chu. The “Crazy Rich Asians” director has taken to social media to personally lobby for Rose Tico to get her own Disney+ original series. The “Star Wars” universe already

How did Disney use its Animal Kingdom park to create the live-action Lion King?

When Disney opened its Animal Kingdom park in 1995, it was a bigger play than the public may have realized. Sure, it was a cool immersive zoo theme park launching on the heels of the success of the mega-popular movie The Lion King, but it was also a way for Disney to help itself in

Disney+ and Apple TV+: As the New Streaming Wars Begin, What Service Has the Edge? — TV Podcast

Batten down the hatches and ready your binge bunkers because the streaming wars are starting in earnest. By November 15, two of the most profitable companies in America will have made their first forays into the streaming television space; with the launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+, the digital entertainment game may never be the

James Gunn Says Warner Bros. ‘Offered Whatever I Wanted’ After Disney Firing

With “The Suicide Squad” now in production, writer-director James Gunn has become the rare filmmaker to direct comic book movies in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe. Gunn’s deal to direct “The Suicide Squad” famously closed after he was fired by Disney from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” for controversial

Disney to Netflix: Drop Dead

Disney is no longer accepting Netflix ads on most of its entertainment networks, the latest in a string of news about the entertainment giant breaking off its relationships with its competitors as the launch of Disney+ draws near. The Disney-owned ABC, Freeform, and FX are among the networks that will not run commercials from Netflix.

Disney Executives Originally Feared Marvel Movies Would ‘Tarnish’ the Studio’s Image

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios make up one of the most profitable partnerships in Hollywood history. This year, the studios released “Avengers: Endgame” ($2.796 billion, the highest grossing movie ever released worldwide) and “Captain Marvel” ($1.1 billion), both of which are in the year’s top 5 grossers. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is

Disney+ and Apple TV+: A Pitched Battle Between Entertainment and Tech Launch Strategies

As you might have heard, Apple TV+ and Disney+ are coming out soon, and hype for their presumed November launches is reaching a fever pitch. The use of “presumed” in the previous sentence is intentional and telling; while Disney has held multiple public events advertising its Nov. 12 launch date, Apple will not confirm what

Disney+ Goes for the Jugular: Buy Two Years, Get the Third Free

[Editor’s Note: At press time, the D23 website is experiencing technical difficulties.] Disney+ will hit the market at a competitive $6.99 per month price point, and a new limited-time deal will make the streaming service even cheaper for early adopters. Disney is offering a $141 preorder deal for those willing to commit to a three-year