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Disney World reopens as U.S. virus death toll surges

Jul 12, 2020 - 1:07 PM

The state of Florida is one of the hardest-hit by a new wave of cases and deaths in the US

Guests wearing protective masks wait to pick up their tickets at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World on the first day of reopening, in Orlando, Florida, on July 11, 2020. - Disney's flagship theme park reopened its doors to the general public on Saturday, along with Animal Kingdom, as part of their phased reopening in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. New safety measures have been implemented including mandatory face masks for everyone and temperature checks for guests before they enter. (Photo by Gregg Newton / Gregg Newton / AFP)

Kaepernick teams with Disney for racial injustice programs

Jul 07, 2020 - 10:08 PM

The Walt Disney Company announces the multi-project deal to 'explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity'

MOVEMENT. Colin Kaepernick takes his advocacy for racial injustice to the next level with the Walt Disney Company. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Getty Images North America/ AFP

Disney delays 'Mulan' release again as virus cases surge

Jun 28, 2020 - 11:16 AM

Disney says it has pushed back the release of 'Mulan' to August

Broadway smash 'Hamilton' comes to Disney+ amid US reckoning on racism

Jun 25, 2020 - 10:20 AM

The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning musical will be premiering on Disney's streaming platform in July 2020

Disney, CBS sued for 'rampant' sexual harassment on 'Criminal Minds' set

May 27, 2020 - 10:42 AM

California sues Disney and CBS for allegedly covering up 14 years of sexual harassment against male crew members on the set of cop series 'Criminal Minds'

NBA in 'exploratory' talks to restart season at Disney in Florida

May 24, 2020 - 12:10 PM

The Disney complex features 3 arenas and 24,000 hotel rooms that would allow the NBA to restart in a closed-door environment

ALL TOGETHER. West teams like Russell Westbrook’s Rockets (right) may need to join the rest of the East squad like Jaylen Brown’s Celtics in a single site. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

'Percy Jackson' live-action series heading to Disney+

May 15, 2020 - 12:56 PM

Author Rick Riordan announces that a 'faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson's world' will be coming to the streaming platform

'Hamilton' to be available for streaming on Disney+

May 13, 2020 - 12:10 PM

Disney, however, has yet to announce when the service will be available in the Philippines

Female-centric 'Star Wars' series in works – reports

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Hollywood reports say that the upcoming TV series for Disney+ will be a 'female-driven action thriller' with martial arts elements set in an alternate 'Star Wars' timeline

Disney delays Marvel blockbusters but hopes for summer 'Mulan' launch

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:03 AM

Disney delays the releases of Marvel films 'Black Widow,' 'The Eternals,' and 'Thor 4' but still pushes for a July 2020 launch for 'Mulan,' despite the coronavirus pandemic

Meghan Markle to begin new life by narrating Disney elephant film

Mar 27, 2020 - 9:54 AM

The Disney documentary follows a family of elephants as they cross Africa's Kalahari Desert

'Let it go!' Disney streams to virus-stricken Europe

Mar 22, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The platform will start streaming in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Britain on March 24

Disney postpones ‘Black Widow’ Philippine release

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:35 AM

The film was set to premiere in Philippine cinemas on April 29

PREMIERE POSTPONED. 'Black Widow,' starring Scarlett Johansson in the title role, delays its premiere amid the coronavirus pandemic. Screenshot from YouTube.com/MARVEL

Disney closes U.S. and Paris theme parks, delays film releases over coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020 - 4:13 PM

Disney's giant theme parks in Florida, California, and Paris will be shut at least until the end of March

'A Quiet Place 2,' 'Mulan' releases delayed over coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13, 2020 - 12:50 PM

The theatrical releases of the two blockbuster films will be postponed indefinitely

WATCH: Disney releases official trailer for 'Artemis Fowl'

Mar 06, 2020 - 9:55 AM

The film adaptation of Eoin Colfer's fantasy YA novel is set for a May 27 release

Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO

Feb 26, 2020 - 9:20 AM

Chief Bob Iger is handing off his top executive post to 27-year veteran of Disney Bob Chapek, effective immediately

LOOK: Disney unveils princess-themed wedding gowns

Feb 19, 2020 - 4:23 PM

And they last well beyond midnight, for sure

Walt Disney Co. results lifted by 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen'

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Aside from 'Star Wars' and 'Frozen,' the company also had a strong 1st quarter thanks to the launch of Disney ++

More Baby Yoda? 'Mandalorian' back in October as spin-offs mulled

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:38 PM

Disney is ramping up Baby Yoda content with season two of 'Mandalorian' in October and 'potential spin-offs' in the works

Disney drops 'Fox' name from 20th Century film studio – reports

Jan 19, 2020 - 12:38 PM

The entertainment conglomerate last year acquire most of the assets of 21st Century Fox group, including the film house, while former owner Rupert Murdoch and his shareholders kept several TV channels

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 3, 2019 the 20th Century Fox logo is seen during the CinemaCon Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Special presentation at the Colosseum Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Disney will rename 20th Century Fox to distance its legendary film studio from the assets of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, US media reported on January 17, 2020. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Global box office has biggest year ever thanks to Disney hits

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Theaters around the world take in an all-time record of $42.5 billion in 2019, thanks to Disney's mega-hits 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Frozen 2,' and 'The Lion King,' among others

'Star Wars' TV series 'Mandalorian' confirmed for season 2

Dec 28, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The show hits Fall of 2020

WATCH: How to skate your way to Disney on Ice

Dec 21, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Rappler Hustle gives you a glimpse on how you can fulfill your dreams of becoming a Disney of Ice figure skater

Inside the industry: Discovering Disney on Ice magic

Dec 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Find out what it takes to be part of the Disney on Ice spectacle with figure skater Jules Alpe

WATCH: The ‘Mulan’ full trailer is here, and it looks like a sweeping historical epic

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:36 PM

The upcoming film is shaping up to be quite different from the animated original

MULAN. Liu Yifei plays the title character in the upcoming live action adaptation of the Disney classic. Screenshot from YouTube.com/DisneyMovieTrailers

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel get Hollywood stars

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Queen Elsa and Princess Anna of 'Frozen' finally receive their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Disney dream job: What it's like to work behind-the-scenes of 'Frozen 2'

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:00 PM

What does it take to create a Disney animated film from start to finish? Rappler talks to 'Frozen 2' Head of Story, Normand Lemay

New songs, new characters: What to expect from 'Frozen 2'

Nov 17, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Rappler talks to Disney's Head of Story for 'Frozen 2'

'Jaw-dropping' start: Disney+ signs up 10 million subscribers on first day

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Streaming service Disney+ obtains 10 million sign ups just after going live on Tuesday across the US, Canada, and Netherlands

'Historic' Disney+ streaming launch marred by glitches

Nov 13, 2019 - 12:15 PM

At least 8,000 reports recorded by Downdetector as Disney+ rolls out in the US and Canada

Let it go? Disney thaws 'Frozen' for blockbuster sequel

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Queen Elsa and Princess Anna return in 'Frozen II', which explores the royal family's backstory

As 'streaming wars' rage, social networks create own TV series

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat are investing in original programs to stream in their platforms

Moana, Coco banner 2019 Disney On Ice in Manila

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Watch your Disney favorites come to life on ice!

SETTING SAIL. Moana and Maui voyage into this year's Disney On Ice in Manila. Photo from release

The rest of the McGuire family is coming back for new ’Lizzie McGuire’ series

Oct 25, 2019 - 12:17 PM

Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas are reprising their roles in the revival of the hit Disney Channel series from the early 2000s

PICTURE PERFECT FAM. Hallie Todd, Jake Thomas, Hilary Duff, and Robert Carradine reprise their roles for the new 'Lizzie McGuire' series. Photo from Facebook.com/Disney

Disney is finally doing a Southeast Asian story with ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Aug 29, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Filipino-Canadian actress Cassie Steele is headlining the cast, which also includes Awkwafina

SOUTHEAST ASIAN WARRIOR. Disney's upcoming film 'Raya and The Last Dragon' is set in the fictional world of Kumandra, inspired by Southeast Asian cultures. Screenshot from Twitter.com/DisneyStudios

LIST: Disney's big announcements at the D23 expo 2019

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:40 PM

From new 'Star Wars' and Marvel series, to revivals of 2000s-era classics, here's what we can expect from Disney in the next few years

D23 EXPO. Disney's biennial fan convention kicks off at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 23. Photo by Angela Papuga/ Getty Images/ AFP

'High School Musical' gets revival TV series on Disney+

Aug 24, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Wildcats, are you ready for the start of something new? Check out the first trailer here!

WATCH: 'The Mandalorian' is a gunslinging warrior in first trailer

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:11 AM

Pedro Pascal plays 'The Mandalorian' on Star Wars' first live-action TV series

'Lizzie McGuire' is returning – and she's all grown up

Aug 24, 2019 - 10:40 AM

Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of!

LIZZIE MCGUIRE. Hilary Duff's beloved character is coming back in a reboot series – and she's all grown up. Photo from Facebook.com/lizziemcguire

Disney+ streaming service gets international launch date

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Disney+ finally heads to screens around the world late 2019

Disney to reboot 'Home Alone' for Disney+

Aug 08, 2019 - 11:36 AM

Also heading to Disney's upcoming streaming platform are reboots of 'Night at the Museum' and 'Cheaper by the Dozen'

Russi Taylor, voice of Minnie Mouse, dies at 75

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:54 AM

'Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,' says Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger

Malaysian firm settles theme park battle with Disney, Fox

Jul 26, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Malaysian casino operator Genting is renaming 'Fox World' and will be allowed to use certain Fox intellectual properties

'Avengers: Endgame' breaks all-time box office record

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'Endgame' has officially surpassed James Cameron's 'Avatar'

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Nebula (Karen Gillan)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

Disney's 3D 'Lion King' sends animation roaring forward

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Expectations are sky-high for the film about young lion cub Simba avenging his father's death to emulate the commercial success of 'The Jungle Book', 'Beauty and the Beast', and 'Aladdin'

WATCH: First teaser for the 'Mulan' live action remake

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:20 AM

No singing here – but we're not complaining

HUA MULAN. The Disney heroine stars in a 2020 live action remake. Still from the teaser

Disney star Cameron Boyce dies at 20

Jul 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

A spokesperson for Cameron Boyce's family says the actor passed away in his sleep due to a seizure

Disneyland to put up Marvel theme park

Jun 15, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Disneyland's upcoming Marvel attraction will reportedly cost more than $14 million to make