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CLOUD INNOVATION LAB FEATURES DISNEY PARTNERSHIP WITH MICROSOFT

Today everything is in the cloud. Walt Disney Studios announced a five year partnership with Microsoft on innovation lab. The goal is to identify ways to shift content production to the Azure cloud. As movie making involves ever greater amounts of computing resources, the cloud is a perfect model for it, allowing them to scale […]

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LION KING BREAKS RECORDS

Walt Disney’s The Lion King earned another $20 million (-48%) to bring its domestic total up to $473 million in 24 days of release. It has also earned $861 million overseas, for a new global total of $1.334 billion. There has been some confusion as to if it passed Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast […]

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Disney MAJORITY OWNER OF HULU

With Disney’s (NYSE: DIS) acquisition of 21st Century Fox took Fox’s share of Hulu and giving it majority control (60%) of Hulu. With acquisition of Comcast, Disney on track to take full ownership of the streaming service from remaining co-owner Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA).  Disney and Comcast have agreed to a deal that gives Disney full control immediately.

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DIsney TOTAL ACCESS TICKETS

Walt Disney World is rolling out a new ticket this summer that gives guests access to each of Disney’s theme parks and water parks. The Summer One World Ticket costs $444 and gives guests one admission to each of Disney’s theme parks and water parks. Guests can buy the ticket between June 4 and August […]

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Disney Parks NEW RULES! No Smoking, No Vaping, No Large Strollers AND MORE

Effective May 1, there will be changes in policy at Disney parks. One of the more unpopular new rules is a smoking ban that will go into effect. All of the Disney theme parks now have designated smoking areas that will be removed. Smokers and vapers can only partake outside the park entrances and at […]

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Disney cruise ships GET 2nd island destination

— Disney cruise ships are getting a second island destination. Disney has purchased property on the island of Eleuthera and the Bahamian government has entered into an agreement with Disney to develop the property. Disney’s development of the 700-acre (280-hectare) property will amount to an investment of between $250 million and $400 million. Disney will […]

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Disney Pulls YOUTUBE Ads after “PEDO” Scare

Walt Disney Co. has pulled its advertising spending from YouTube, joining other companies including Nestle SA, after a blogger detailed how comments on Google’s video site were being used to facilitate a “soft-core pedophilia ring.” Some of the videos involved ran next to ads placed by Disney and Nestle. Matt Watson, a video blogger, posted […]

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Disney Archives Founder Dave Smith Dies

Dave Smith, the historian who spent 40 years cataloging and preserving the company’s legacy, passed away in Burbank, Calif. at the age of 78. Smith served as Disney’s chief archivist from 1970 to 2010. He was named a Disney Legend in 2007. Smith was hired in 1970 by Walt Disney’s brother, Roy. His first job […]

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Disney Will Host Its First Official LGBTQ Pride Event

The Walt Disney Co. will mark a colorful milestone in 2019 when Disneyland Paris becomes the first Disney theme park to officially host an event celebrating the LGBTQ community. The French theme park will host “Magical Pride” to start Pride Month. “Dress like a dream, feel fabulous and experience Walt Disney Studios Park like never […]

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Disney fans saddened by Buzzy theft

Walt Disney World fans were heartbroken as reports spread about the theft of a retired animatronic character. “Buzzy” was the star of Cranium Command. A fun loving show in which he guided a boy though life from a control center inside the child’s brain. The attraction opened in the Wonders of Life pavilion in 1989 […]

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