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Walt Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox cleared a major hurdle in Europe on Tuesday, and now it feels like this happening is a foregone conclusion. The European Commision is saying Disney will need to divest itself of interests in History, H2, Crime & Investigation, Blaze, and Lifetime within the European Economic Area. This is… read more

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It seems that Disney is already on the track to reboot the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise after only 14 years and five films. According to Deadline, the studio has reached out to the writers of the Deadpool films, Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, to take a crack at coming up with something new. Jerry… read more

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At a town hall meeting on the Fox lot on Wednesday, the executives finally announced a date for the closing of the Disney deal to acquire 21st Century Fox: January 1, 2019. We’ve known for ages it would be some time in 2019, but it had always been assumed to have been later in the… read more

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Once Disney takes over 21st Century Fox next year, it seems movies in production or in the can will still see the light of day. Beyond that, things get a bit iffy. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, things are starting to solidify around Disney’s plans for Fox. With the shareholder… read more

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No one has been quite sure how the purchase of 21st Century Fox by Disney would play out, but it’s looking as though it may go smoothly. Writing an op-ed for the Washington Times, Department of Justice antitrust chief Makan Delrahim said it’s “a victory for American consumers.” He went on to add, it “should be heralded… read more

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It appears that what Mickey Mouse wants, Mickey Mouse plans to get. Even if that means spending way more money than he originally planned to. Disney has been in the process of buying 21st Century Fox for $52.4B for some time now. Then Comcast decided to spoil the party by offering $65B in an all-cash transaction.… read more

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It seems that Comcast is a bit more than serious about scooping up 21st Century Fox. While it seemed as though the merger with Disney was a done deal, Comcast finally made its formal offer for the Murdoch owned company, putting in a big of $65B. Currently, Fox has a meeting on the books for… read more

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21st Century Fox shareholders now have a date to decide the fate of the deal with Disney, and it’s coming up fast. The studio has set an investor meeting for July 10 where a vote will be held to determine the future of the company. The first order of business will be to decide if… read more

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If everything goes according to plan, the Disney and 21st Century Fox deal could wrap up by Summer 2019. But there are still hurdles to go. First announced in December 2017, estimates placed the deal being wrapped up in 12 to 18 months. Some analysts found this timeline conservative, but it seems it may have… read more

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After years of rumors and false starts, it appears we are finally going to get a live-action Star Wars TV series. Lucasfilm announced on Thursday that Jon Favreau had been tapped to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars TV series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service expected to launch in 2019. No other information… read more

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You know that saying about how you should learn to walk before you run? Apparently, no one at Disney is familiar with this. Following up on its latest earnings announcement, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the company is working on “a few” television series based on Star Wars. All of them are destined for… read more

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Disney was considering an animated version of its infamous Haunted Mansion ride for television, but, sadly, it won’t be happening. Shannon Tindle (Kubo and the Two Strings) recently revealed a demo of an opening animation for a Haunted Mansion pilot. And now that it isn’t going forward, man am I bummed. Apparently, the project took… read more

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