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AP
May 14, 2019 - 11:57 am
Disney is taking full control of Hulu from Comcast, as both companies prepare to launch their own streaming services in response to declining audiences for traditional TV. The companies said Tuesday that Comcast, which owns a third of Hulu, can sell its stake to Disney starting in 2024, for a...
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AP
April 12, 2019 - 8:55 am
Disney says its new streaming service, Disney Plus, will cost $6.99 per month when it launches in the U.S. on November 12. That is cheaper than rival Netflix, which charges $13 per month for its most popular streaming plan. But the Disney service has a narrower focus on family-friendly shows and...
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Disney
April 10, 2019 - 3:21 pm
Disney has released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming live-action "Lion King" movie, which is expected to smash box office records with an all-star cast. Scar, the villain voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor, narrates the powerful trailer, which gives fans the first up-close look at the CGI...
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AP
March 20, 2019 - 7:08 am
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming...
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September 19, 2018 - 7:23 am
ANAHEIM (CNS) - After a year and a half of negotiations, Disneyland Resort hotel workers appear to have struck a deal with their employer, which would raise wages nearly $2 an hour and in some cases more, it was reported today. Unite Here Local 11 reached a tentative contract agreement with Disney...
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Associated Press
August 29, 2018 - 10:49 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two construction workers fell to their deaths when scaffolding collapsed as they were pouring concrete on the seventh floor of a 16-story hotel under construction near Disney World early Wednesday, Orange County Sheriff's officials said. The accident happened just outside...
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August 16, 2018 - 10:52 am
(KNX 1070) - Anaheim says it wants to reach a compromise with Disney after the company announced this week it was stopping plans for a big new luxury hotel at the Disneyland Resort. Disney had agreed to build the project based on an understanding that it could keep 70 percent of the room taxes for...
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USA Today
July 26, 2018 - 11:31 am
(CNS) - Disney officials today announced they will not use plastic straws and stirrers at all of its theme parks and businesses globally as of midway next year. The company estimated that would lead to a reduction of about 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually. The announcements comes...
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Associated Press
June 20, 2018 - 8:37 am
(AP) - The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox's entertainment businesses following Comcast's $65 billion offer for the company. The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and...
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AP
June 18, 2018 - 5:26 pm
(KNX 1070/AP) -- Walt Disney Pictures has sent an advisory to theaters asking them to alert customers to a scene in "Incredibles 2" that features bright flashing lights and could trigger a seizure in some people -- especially those with epilepsy. Susan Pietsch-Escueta with the Epilepsy Foundation...
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