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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
How to Get a Bedtime Message From Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney Characters

How to Get a Bedtime Message From Star Wars, Marvel, and...

Screenshot: Brendan Hesse (Disney) The Force only be with you if you go to sleep right now. For the next two weeks, you can call Disney’s Bedtime Hotline to hear bedtime messages from fan-favorite Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar characters. While the hotline is admittedly an advertisement strategy to push the company’s new bedtime-focused…
Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down from Apple’s board ahead of the launch of the tech business’s brand-new streaming service (AAPL, DIS)

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down from Apple’s board ahead of...

Disney chief executive Bob Iger has stepped down from his position on Apple's board of directors, as the tech giant confirmed the launch plans for its video-streaming platform this week. Iger's resignation was noted in an SEC filing that was released to the public on Friday. The filing was originally made this Tuesday, the same…
Ewan McGregor validates he will return as Obi-Wan for brand-new Star Wars series

Ewan McGregor validates he will return as Obi-Wan for brand-new Star...

Enlarge / Ewan McGregor made a surprise appearance at Disney's D23 Expo yesterday to announce he will star in an as-yet-untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off series. It will stream exclusively on Disney+, which launches November 12. The rumors were true: there will indeed be a Star Wars spinoff series featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi, and none other than…
An only shooter strolls a galaxy in mayhem in very first trailer for The Mandalorian

An only shooter strolls a galaxy in mayhem in very first...

Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano star in The Mandalorian, a new Star Wars series debuting with Disney+ in November. Fans went wild as Disney debuted the first trailer for its hotly anticipated original series, The Mandalorian, last night at D23, the annual fan extravaganza the studio has been organizing for the last several years. The…
Apple TELEVISION+ will introduce in November for $9.99, taking on versus Disney+ at $6.99

Apple TELEVISION+ will introduce in November for $9.99, taking on versus...

Enlarge / Tim Cook announces Apple TV+ at an event on March 25, 2019. Disney earlier this year announced that it will launch its Disney+ streaming TV service on November 12 in the United States for $6.99 per month. Yesterday, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman published a report claiming that Apple's competing TV service, Apple TV+, will also…
Disney battles streaming account showing aid from cable television market

Disney battles streaming account showing aid from cable television market

Enlarge / Here they come, all together in a streaming bundle. Disney / Sam Machkovech Ars Guide to Online Security View more stories Disney and Charter Communications are teaming up to fight account sharing in an attempt to prevent multiple people from using a single account to access streaming video services. The battle against account…
Disney’s brand-new streaming package priced to take on “basic” Netflix strategy

Disney’s brand-new streaming package priced to take on “basic” Netflix strategy

Enlarge / Here they come, all together in a streaming bundle. Disney / Sam Machkovech The Walt Disney Company's latest quarterly earnings call included an announcement to investors that appears to take dead aim at Netflix: an all-Disney, three-service streaming bundle for $12.99/month, coming November 12. The bundle will see three wholly owned Disney services—Disney+,…
The Very Best Ways to Collect Disney Character Autographs

The Very Best Ways to Collect Disney Character Autographs

Photo: Getty Images I’ve been to Disney World a few times with my extended family, including with my son and three nieces. Around the time they were in the four- to seven-year-old age range, getting character autographs was a Very Big Deal. We did what every other parent of that age group seemed to be…
Can Disney’s Circle truly provide a porn-free Web?

Can Disney’s Circle truly provide a porn-free Web?

Enlarge / Can the Mouse keep your house safe from the sketchy parts of the Internet? Filtering out the bits of human knowledge you don't like and leaving all the bits you do is a deceptively difficult task; it's one of the classic "I may not know art, but I know what I (don't) like"…
Disney’s live-action Mulan appearances more like a duration drama in very first teaser

Disney’s live-action Mulan appearances more like a duration drama in very...

Yifeu Lu stars in the title role of Mulan, Disney's live action remake of its 1998 animated film. Disney has dropped a teaser for its forthcoming film, Mulan, giving us our first real look at the studio's live action remake of the classic 1998 animated film. (Mild spoilers for the 1998 Disney animated film below.) Both…

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