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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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Should the Disney acquisition of Fox go through, the movie theaters better get used to sending them checks. One of the biggest hurdles to the Disney/Fox merger is how much of the box office the company would now control. Going by just the currently announced films, the schedule is insane. Before you look through it,… read more

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Disney announced on Thursday its intentions to buy numerous assets from 21st Century Fox, but that doesn’t mean it’s definitely happening. After numerous rumors, Disney and 21st Century Fox made their deal official on Thursday morning. Listening into the investor’s call shortly after the announcement, Disney execs stated they expected it to close within 12… read more

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Comcast has apparently pulled up stakes and has left Disney alone to in the run to purchase 21st Century Fox. According to sources speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Comcast has pulled out of the talks due to Disney returning to the table and regulatory concerns. The feeling is a Comcast/Fox deal would have been… read more

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It seems that things have sped up considerably when it comes to Fox and Disney. According to sources speaking with CNBC, discussions between Fox and Disney have advanced and there could be an announcement as soon as next week. The sale, should it happen, would encompass Nat Geo, Star, regional sports networks, movie studios and… read more

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We’re going to need a scorecard at this point to keep track of the talks. It seems that Disney and Fox are in talks again to purchase chunks of the company latter. Comcast is said to also be in the mix, but Disney is appearing to be the favored party at this point. According to… read more

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Never say never in Hollywood. The X-Men just may yet join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to sources speaking with CNBC, Disney has been having on-again, off-again discussions with 21st Century Fox about acquiring portions of its media empire. Apparently, Fox wants to focus more on sports and news, and less on entertainment. I’ve broken… read more

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Lets be honest, this summer film season is tanking hard and it’s time the studios realize this. There was a time when the movie studios ruled the summer months. It was a trade-off with television, to be honest. In the summer kids are out of school and have more time to leave the house so… read more

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After 11 years of discussions, it looks like Disney’s Jungle Cruise is finally coming together. Since 2006 Disney has been trying to put together a movie based on the Jungle Cruise ride from the parks. In 2015 it looked like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was going to join the production, but then things went silent… read more

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