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Tag: Walt Disney Co

Marvel reveals star-studded slate of upcoming movies

The announcements at San Diego Comic-Con charts Marvel's course following mega-blockbuster 'Avengers: Endgame'.

‘Avengers’ to pass `Avatar’ as top-grossing film

The movie has now taken in US$2.79 billion in theatres worldwide, just US$500,000 short of 'Avatar'.

New Star Wars rides may help boost lighter-than-expected crowds

Disney sets the opening dates for new Star Wars attractions in Florida and California, completing major expansions despite a surprisingly low-crowd season.

Sinclair to acquire Fox Sports networks from Disney

The deal is valued at more than US$10 billion and an agreement could be announced as early as Friday.

Mickey Mouse, the icon of an animation empire, celebrates 90th birthday

The iconic rodent launched his celluloid career in "Steamboat Willie," at New York's Colony Theater on Nov 18, 1928.

Disney’s Fox union has analysts bullish on a streaming future

Here’s what analysts are saying:

Disney profit, sales fall short as studio writes off projects

Earnings from Disney's biggest hits, Avengers and Incredibles 2, weren’t enough to overcome the costs of the unidentified projects that Disney abandoned, resulting in third-quarter earnings that missed analysts’ estimates.

Rupert Murdoch continues to laugh all the way to the bank

The media mogul's US$71 billion sale of 21st Century Fox Inc assets to Walt Disney Co will cement his legacy as one of the media world’s top wheeler-dealers.

Video game stocks rise to records stoked by ESports elation

Wednesday’s announcement that Walt Disney Co. agreed to a deal with Activision Blizzard Inc. to broadcast the playoffs of the Overwatch League on ESPN continued a yearlong windfall for the video game maker.

Harry Potter hot, Marvel Avengers not in Jam City game plans

The pullback reflects growing competition in Marvel games.

Fox spirits and demons: China’s tech giants splash out in cartoon...

China's tech firms are engaged in a cartoon arms race to develop or buy Chinese characters in an animation market expected to hit 216 billion yuan ($33.22 billion) by 2020, according to the EntGroup consultancy, trying to emulate the success of Walt Disney Co's ensemble, which ranges from Mickey Mouse to Iron Man.

Fox accepts $71 billion Disney bid, dealing blow to Comcast

The $38-a-share price is about $10 a share higher than what Disney offered in December -- and $3 above Comcast’s bid from last week.

`Incredibles 2′ sets $180 million record haul for animated film

“Incredibles 2” surpassed the $135 million animated-film record set by Pixar’s own “Finding Dory” in 2016.

New ‘Solo’ charms critics after ‘Star Wars’ filmmaking drama

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” was received with much approval by critics.

Beauty and the Beast: Show will go on minus gay scene

Malaysian Censorship Board has snipped gay scene and given the movie a P13 rating.