Disney ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Pinocchio’ remakes may skip theaters in favor of streaming

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Disney’s shift toward streaming could have a dramatic effect on some of its highest-profile releases. Deadline sources understand the company is considering releasing live-action remakes Cruella, Peter Pan and Wendy and Pinocchio on Disney+ ra…

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Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ premieres on Disney+ on January 15th

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At long last, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe series to hit Disney+ has a premiere date. You’ll be able to stream the first episode of WandaVision on January 15th. A new era arrives. @MarvelStudios’ #WandaVision, an Original Series, is s…

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The top video streaming services that are worth your money

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The number of video streaming services available has increased dramatically over the past couple of years as everyone decides they want a piece of the pie. The days when Netflix was your only option are long gone now, and while that’s great fo…

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The best digital gifts to send your friends and family

By 1password, Amazon, audible, dc universe infinite, digital gifts, disney, disney-plus, endel, engadget, entertainment, gear, giftguide20, hbo max, hgg2020, holiday20, marvel unlimited, masterclass, Microsoft, News, playstation now, Sony, thebuyersguide, tunnelbear, xbox game pass ultimate

There will probably always be at least a little stigma around giving a gift card or a “digital” gift, but there doesn’t have to be. For gadget-lovers who seemingly have everything, gift cards might help them get even more out of the stuff they…

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Disney Plus has a new warning label for content with racist stereotypes

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Several movies and shows on Disney+ now carry an unskippable content warning that flags racist stereotypes. "This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the warning reads (via Polygon). “These ste…

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Google Assistant can control Disney+ on Google smart displays

By disney, disney-plus, engadget, entertainment, gear, google, google assistant, nest hub, nest hub max, News, smart displays, Streaming, voice controls

You can now use Google Assistant voice controls to navigate Disney+ content on smart displays like Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. To use the feature, you’ll have to link your Disney+ subscription to your Google Home or Assistant app. Then, just sa…

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Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will self-regulate to avoid censorship in India

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Streaming services are keen to prevent regulators from censoring their content, and they’re willing to police themselves to ensure that artistic freedom. Variety reports that Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and 12 other companies …

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‘The Mandalorian’ season two hits Disney+ on October 30th

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It’s almost time to get obsessed with Baby Yoda all over again. Season two of the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian will start streaming on Disney+ on October 30th. This is the day. New episodes start streaming October 30 on #Disn…

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Disney+ will allow in-app ‘Mulan’ purchases via Apple, Google and Roku

By android, app store, apple, disney-plus, engadget, entertainment, google, in-app purchases, ios, mulan, News, premium vod, revenue split, roku, Streaming, video on demand

Once Disney made the decision to release Mulan on Disney+ at the same time it opens in some theaters, part of the math involved how much revenue it can keep this way, as opposed to splitting the box office with movie theaters. As it turns out,…

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Verizon’s Mix & Match wireless plans add more Disney streaming

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Any definition of ‘unlimited’ service for Verizon (the owner of Engadget’s parent company) via its Mix & Match wireless plans has always been complicated and it still is, but it’s once again reshuffling the offering. The price tiers ar…

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Disney’s new AI is facial recognition for animation

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Disney’s massive archive spans the course of nearly a century of content, which can turn any search for specific characters, scenes or on-screen objects within it into a significant undertaking. However, a team of researchers from Disney’s Dir…

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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ won’t debut on Disney+ in August

By coronavirus, covid-19, disney, disney-plus, disneyplus, engadget, entertainment, marvel, marvel cinematic universe, marvel studios, marvelcinematicuniverse, marvelstudios, mcu, News, Streaming, the falcon and the winter soldier, thefalconandthewintersoldier

Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier won’t start streaming next month as originally planned. Filming was put on hold in March amid the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic.When Disney released a list of what’s coming to the streaming …

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Pixar’s ‘Onward’ hits Disney+ on April 3rd amid theater closures

By av, coronavirus, covid-19, disney, disney-plus, disneyplus, engadget, entertainment, onward, pixar, services, Streaming, thebuyersguide

Just like every other line of business right now, the entertainment industry is scrambling to figure out how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Several blockbusters, including the latest James Bond adventure No Time To Die and Marvel’s Black Widow h…

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Hulu CEO steps down as it integrates with Disney’s streaming plans

By Business, disney, disney-plus, engadget, entertainment, espn plus, fx, hulu, Internet video, kevin mayer, randy freer, Streaming

Now that Hulu is part of Disney’s streaming triumvirate with ESPN+ and Disney+, there’s a reorganization at the top and Randy Freer will step down from his role as CEO. He took over in late 2017, but now it will join the others under direct oversight…

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