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‘Mulan’ will be available to Disney+ subscribers Sept. 4 for a fee

Disney announced Tuesday that the hit live-action adaptation “Mulan” will become available to Disney+ subscribers for $29.99 on September 4. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Disney to take the highly anticipated film off the theatrical release calendar. The news came amid an earnings call that revealed a loss of $4.84 billion for the quarter that ended […]

Disney to release ‘Mulan’ on streaming service, for a price

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this is no “Hamilton”: Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription to […]

Workers praise Disney virus safety, but will visitors come?

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Every week, it seems, Kaila Barker, her husband and their five children change their minds about whether to travel from their home in Connecticut to Florida’s Walt Disney World as planned in September. On the one hand, the lack of crowds means more opportunities to go on rides without long waits. […]

Report: Disney cuts back on Facebook, Instagram ads

MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has “dramatically” slashed its advertising budget on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. It’s the latest setback for the social network, which is facinga growing advertising boycottover its policies and actions on hate speech on its platforms. The Journal, […]

Down in Disney, Bucks hope to finish the job this season

There were no defenders nearby. There wasn’t even another team on the court. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s shooting display was nothing spectacular. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of NBA players would knock down a few 3-pointers in a row under the same circumstances. None has the Greek Freak’s combination of size and athleticism. So, videos of his perimeter progress […]

NBA going with shorter games for Disney exhibition openers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes. The change is for several reasons — among them, not wanting to overly […]

RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation uses the signatures on test files, which were mistakenly printed on the real checks and sent out on Monday, a spokesperson […]

Walt Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. The reopening comes as a huge surge of Floridians have tested positive […]

James Harden, cleared to play, makes Disney practice debut

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA scoring leader James Harden of the Houston Rockets practiced with his team for the first time in more than four months Thursday, saying his arrival at the league’s restart bubble at Walt Disney World was delayed by family issues. Harden came to Disney earlier this week, satisfied his […]

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