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Vice Media plans to cut hundreds of jobs, stop publishing on flagship website

aol.com Vice Media Group plans to lay off hundreds of employees and stop publishing on its flagship news website, the company’s chief executive said in a memo to employees Thursday…

Kent Melton, Character Sculptor for ‘Aladdin,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Coraline,’ Dies at 68

hollywoodreporter.com Kent Melton, the animation sculptor who created maquettes made of clay for iconic characters found in movies including Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, The Incredibles and…

Directors for ‘Elemental,’ ‘Spider-Man’ and More Oscar Noms on Why Serious Themes Shine in Animation

variety.com A boyhood spent with a magical, symbolic bird. Lovers made of opposing elements. A far-flung journey across multiple universes. Knights questing to prove innocence and…

‘Godzilla Minus One’ Director Says His Pets Inspired the Big Monster: ‘I Love My Cats So Much’

thewrap.com All throughout film history, pets have influenced the people who make movies. “Lady and the Tramp” was inspired by Disney animator Joe Grant’s own English Springer Spaniel.…

All Of The Elements Are In Place For An Economic Crisis Of Staggering Proportions

zerohedge.com All Of The Elements Are In Place For An Economic Crisis Of Staggering Proportions Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, They were able to delay the U.S.…

Pedro Pascal Credits One Role For Changing His Entire Life

looper.com Learn More Pedro Pascal Credits One Role For Changing His Entire Life From huge turns on HBO and Disney shows to a starring role in "The Fantastic Four," Pedro Pascal is…

Amazon Will Make Case to Advertisers During TV’s Upfront Week

variety.com Count Amazon among the streamers getting ready to court advertisers during the May week typically reserved for TV networks entering the industry’s “upfront” market. Just as…

What it's actually like to use the Apple Vision Pro

thestreet.com TheStreet's Jacob Krol spent two weeks with Apple's (AAPL) Vision Pro headset strapped to his face. We asked him to walk us through some of its coolest capabilities to see…

Amazon Jumps Into Upfronts Fray, Slating An Event During Mid-May Series Of Network And Streamer Pitches To Ad Buyers

deadline.com Amazon is joining the upfronts crowd, scheduling an event on May 14, in the midst of a series of presentations to ad buyers by TV networks and streamers. The tech giant will…

Amazon Set to Invade TV’s Upfront Week

hollywoodreporter.com Another streaming giant will join TV’s upfront week this year. Amazon will host an upfront event the morning of Tuesday, May 14, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The…

Disney Seeks Up to $2.2 Million for Oscars Ads in Soft Market for Awards Shows (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com And the award for trying to sell top-priced advertising in a format that may no longer be as valuable as it once was to Madison Avenue goes to….ABC. Executives at the…

‘The Bachelor’ Ratings: Malta Episode Hits Season High of 5.9 Million Viewers After Three Days (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Week 4 of Joey Graziadei’s season of “The Bachelor” brought major drama — and major viewership along with it. The episode’s initial airing on ABC on Feb. 12 averaged 3.5…

DeSantis calls takeover of Disney government a 'success' despite worker exodus, litigation

apnews.com Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the…

‘True Detective’ Renewed for Season 5 With Issa López at the Helm

hollywoodreporter.com On the heels of its season four finale, the premium cable network has handed out a fifth-season renewal for the anthology. Additionally, Night Country showrunner Issa López…

Olivia Rodrigo & Noah Kahan to Release Live Lounge Covers of Each Other’s Songs for Record Store Day

billboard.com The season of the sticks just keeps on giving. To celebrate this year’s Record Store Day, Noah Kahan and Olivia Rodrigo have announced a special vinyl package featuring both…

A ‘Star Wars’ Timeline: All the Movies and TV Shows in the Franchise

hollywoodreporter.com Initially known for theatrically released blockbusters for the first two decades of its existence (despite dipping its toe in TV, occasionally), the George Lucas space-opera…

Russia's Black Sea Fleet mocked in scathing cartoon

newsweek.com Russia's Black Sea Fleet has been mocked in a scathing cartoon following a report that 30 percent of it had been destroyed during President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine.…

How Hollywood Strikes Affected This Year’s Oscar Race

variety.com Throughout the history of the Academy Awards, there are plenty of external historical events that have influenced when, how and why a lucky winner is chosen. When future…

Why Megan Ellison Saved ‘Nimona’: “I Needed This Movie”

hollywoodreporter.com In January of 2021, Megan Ellison got a call from Erik Lomis, the former head of distribution at her company, Annapurna Pictures, asking if she’d like to take a look at a…

Warner Bros. Discovery Streaming, Profitability to Take Q4 Earnings Spotlight

thewrap.com Warner Bros. Discovery made significant progress towards streaming profitability and debt reduction through cost-cutting in 2023. But the company’s subscriber growth has…

In Their Own Words: Disney, FX, NBCU, Warner TV Execs Redefine Success in ‘Peaked TV’ Era

thewrap.com As Hollywood entertainment companies wage war in the streaming era, the benchmarks for success are tougher to define. At the 2024 Television Critics Association winter press…

A TikTok Theory May Explain The Twisted Origins Of Disney Villain Dr. Facilier

looper.com Learn More A TikTok Theory May Explain The Twisted Origins Of Disney Villain Dr. Facilier Dr. Facilier (voiced by Keith David) from 2009's "The Princess and the Frog" is…

AI Reimagines Marvel & DC Superhero Actors As Cowboys & It's A Gosh Dang Hoot

looper.com Learn More Artificial intelligence has proven quite adept at depicting famous characters in various "What If...?"–style situations, from reimagining John Wick in different…

This chart shows why the new sports streamer is going to cost $50

businessinsider.com Subscribers will probably have to pony up around $50 a month for the new sports streamer. Focus On Sport/Getty Images We don't know a lot about the big sports streaming…

Avatar: The Last Airbender Review

looper.com Learn More Avatar: The Last Airbender Review - Lame Live-Action Remake Will Annoy Fans And Bore Newcomers • None Pitched more towards returning adult fans rather than actual…

Diary of a Strike: A History of the 2023 Hollywood Strikes

thewrap.com The SAG-AFTRA and WGA labor disputes of 2023 put tens of thousands of people out of work for more than half the year, but the psychological impact was as great as the…

Disney’s 2024 Accelerator Program Participants Include 3 AI-Focused Companies

pymnts.com The Walt Disney Company has announced the 2024 participant companies chosen in the 10th year of the Disney Accelerator program. This program is designed to accelerate the…

FuboTV files $1 billion lawsuit seeking to stop Disney, FOX and Warner Bros. from launching sports streaming service

mmafighting.com A game-changing sports streaming service teaming Disney, FOX and Warner Bros. together faces opposition from a new $1 billion antitrust lawsuit filed by rivals at FuboTV.…

Judge Sticks It To ABC: ‘General Hospital’ Crew Members’ Vaccine Mandate Suit Heads To Trial

deadline.com ABC and Disney might be feeling a little under the weather right now. The network and Mouse House owners have lost their attempt to dismiss a discrimination suit by two…

A comprehensive list of 2023 & 2024 tech layoffs

techcrunch.com A comprehensive list of 2023 & 2024 tech layoffs From major layoffs at Google, Amazon and Microsoft to small fintech startups and apps The tech-wide reckoning that began in…

Report: Amazon Plans to Shelve Ad-Supported Streaming Service Freevee

pymnts.com Amazon is reportedly planning to discontinue Freevee, its free, ad-supported streaming service. The move comes as part of a broader effort by Amazon to focus its advertising…

Sports on streaming will get more expensive, Fubo CEO warns

thedesk.net A Fubo TV guide listing shows an event for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Graphic by The Desk) Sports fans have it rough these days, with costs climbing just to follow a single…

Media layoffs: Google, Paramount, Disney, and others commit to job cuts in 2024

aol.com The media and entertainment industry's reckoning will continue in 2024 with more layoffs as rising costs and debt-ridden balance sheets continue to weigh on the embattled…

ABC to Face Trial Over ‘General Hospital’ Firings Tied to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

hollywoodreporter.com ABC must face religious discrimination claims from two former General Hospital crewmembers who sued the network after they were fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination,…

How the demand for French bulldogs has created a black market

marketplace.org With their snub noses and bat-like ears, the French bulldog has become the most popular dog breed in America, dethroning the Labrador retriever after a 31-year reign,…

'No way prices will not continue to escalate': FuboTV CEO on future of sports streaming

aol.com Watching your favorite sport is about to get a lot more expensive, one streamer has warned. "There's no way that prices will not continue to escalate," Fubo co-founder and…

BuzzFeed Sells Complex to Live Stream Shopping Platform NTWRK in $109M Deal

hollywoodreporter.com The digital media landscape is shifting further, with BuzzFeed selling its Complex division to the livestream shopping platform NTWRK in a $108.6 million all-cash deal (plus…

BuzzFeed Sells Complex to NTWRK in $109M Deal

hollywoodreporter.com The digital media landscape continues to shift, with BuzzFeed selling its Complex division to the livestream shopping platform NTWRK in a $108.6 million all-cash deal (plus…

Nat Geo Buys ‘Sugarcane’ Documentary Out Of Sundance

deadline.com Sugarcane has become the latest big documentary deal out of the Sundance Film Festival. Nat Geo has snapped up the doc, which is an investigation into abuse and missing…

Buy Disney Stock as the Magic Kingdom Makes a Comeback

barchart.com It's no secret that Disney's traditional media empire is fading - but strategic moves into gaming and sports are a plus, not to mention exclusive rights to Taylor Swift's…

G FUEL Unlocks New Powers with "My Hero Academia" Energy Drink Collab

benzinga.com G FUEL Quirk Is Available Now as a Limited-Edition Steel Collector's Box and 40-Serving Tub While Supplies Last NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- G FUEL Energy…

‘Oppenheimer’ Passes ‘Mario’ as Peacock’s Most Watched Film

thewrap.com After setting a biopic box office record and becoming a smash hit on physical, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” set a new record for NBCUniversal’s streaming service…

Nvidia quarter not make or break. Why such drama has no place in our investment decisions

cnbc.com Every weekday, the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer releases the Homestretch — an actionable afternoon update, just in time for the last hour of trading on Wall Street.…

Disney shutting down Disney Movie Club as it moves further away from physical media

aol.com As Disney leans further into the streaming world, it’s doing away with a popular service that allowed its biggest fans to own some of its most obscure films. The Disney…

What Happened to ‘True Detective’ Creator Nic Pizzolatto?

hollywoodreporter.com “Can’t blame me.” Those are the words of Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of True Detective, in response to a post on social media criticizing season four of the HBO anthology,…

How Oscar’s Music Branch Is Plagued by Voting Issues

variety.com Everyone thinks of themselves as an expert in music, so every year complaints are voiced about the Oscar nominees for song and score. This year, more than most, insiders are…

‘Drive-Away Dolls’ Review: Ethan Coen Teams Up With Game Cast For Wacky Lesbian-Driven B-Movie Crime Comedy

deadline.com Director Ethan Coen going solo, and collaborating on the script this time without brother Joel, but his wife Tricia Cooke instead, delivers a disposable but not entirely…

Disney Partners With Bioworld for New Luxury Luggage Line

thewrap.com Ever want your luggage to perfectly compliment your trip to a Disney resort or cruise ship, or just want to add a little Disney magic to your next jaunt to see your folks?…

Jimmy Kimmel mocks ‘preposterous’ lawsuit brought by former Rep. George Santos

aol.com Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night responded to a lawsuit filed by former Rep. George Santos, mocking the disgraced politician’s legal action as “preposterous.” “Did anyone else…

Is Mortal Kombat With Disney Characters Awful

looper.com Learn More Is Mortal Kombat With Disney Characters Awful - Or Awesome? The following article includes videos and descriptions of extreme graphic violence. Disney and its…

Disney Movie Club is the latest victim of cost cutting at entertainment giant

fortune.com As Disney leans further into the streaming world, it’s doing away with a popular service that allowed its biggest fans to own some of its most obscure films. The Disney…

Olivia Rodrigo Feels ‘So Grateful’ After Ringing in 21st Birthday With Giant ‘Guts’ Cake

billboard.com The Spicy Pisces is officially 21. And after celebrating her milestone birthday Tuesday (Feb. 20) with a huge birthday cake and a party with friends, Olivia Rodrigo shared…

Jimmy Kimmel Taunts George Santos Lawsuit As “Most Preposterous Of All Time”

deadline.com Jimmy Kimmel has a word for the lawsuit filed against him over the weekend by former Rep. George Santos. Actually, he has seven: “The most preposterous lawsuit of all time.”…

Walmart makes billion dollar tech acquisition that will delight customers

thestreet.com When you think of some of the top players in the streaming and entertainment industry, you might think of Netflix (NFLX) , Apple (AAPL) , Disney (DIS) , and Amazon (AMZN) .…

Amid Live Sports Push, Netflix Orders Doc on Montreal Expos MLB Exit

hollywoodreporter.com Netflix has ordered an untitled documentary about the Canadian exit of the Montreal Expos Major League Baseball club nearly 20 years ago. Jean-François Poisson will direct…

Inside Disney’s Shadow Succession Game

hollywoodreporter.com In the bowels of the Washington Hilton in April, just hours before the White House Correspondents’ dinner, several ABC News staffers were seen hastily carrying furniture,…

All the biggest announcements from Nintendo’s February 2024 Partner Direct

polygon.com Nintendo has been relatively silent on what’s in store for 2024 — until today. The company’s first Direct of the year didn’t show off what the company was releasing first…

Streaming bundles: A new era has arrived

aol.com Media companies like Disney (DIS) and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) used to compete for subscribers to their streaming services. Now, they are looking to team up too.…

good2grow™ Character Tops Extend Fun Beyond The Last Sip

benzinga.com TerraCycle and good2grow Encourage Families to Repurpose and Recycle Bottle Toppers from Fun-to-Drink Beverages TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- good2grow™, a…

FUBO Stock Alert: FuboTV Launches a Massive Streaming Lawsuit

investorplace.com Fubo charged Fox, Walt Disney, and WBD of conspiring to keep its streaming service down Cable streaming company FuboTV (NASDAQ: ) sued Walt Disney (NYSE: ), Warner Brothers…

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