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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

Star Wars theme park opens at Disneyland

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The highly-awaited Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland has hundreds of 'Star Wars' fans lined up

'Game of Thrones' showrunners will work on 2022 'Star Wars' film

May 15, 2019 - 2:27 AM

From Westeros to a galaxy far, far away

SHOWRUNNERS. D.B. Weiss and David Benioff (center) and the cast of 'Game of Thrones' accept the award Outstanding Drama series onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

Disney's profits soar as Fox joins in

May 09, 2019 - 3:20 PM

After the Disney-21st Century Fox merger, Disney's net income flies up 85% during the first 3 months of 2019

Disney releases dates for upcoming 'Star Wars' and 'Avatar' films

May 08, 2019 - 10:24 AM

There are 3 more 'Star Wars' films and 4 'Avatar' sequels lined up from the studio

LOOK: Pinay celebrities sketched as Disney princesses

May 07, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Artist Kenneth Jayson Recto sketches actresses such as Liza Soberano as Belle and Maymay Entrata as Mulan

Fans fill up reservations for Disneyland Star Wars park

May 03, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Disneyland's new Star Wars theme park is opening on May 31, and reservations to the California park filled up within two hours after going online

Hulu reports increasing users, new shows, with Disney in control

May 02, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Live-action adaptations of Marvel's 'Ghost Rider' and 'Helstrom' are two of Hulu's new shows coming in 2020

Disney offers $5 million for the Notre-Dame it once immortalized on film

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:28 AM

The iconic Paris cathedral is immortalized in Disney's 1996 animated blockbuster 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

Disney+ streaming service to launch in November

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Disney's video streaming service, which includes 'Star Wars' and Marvel franchises, launches in the US on November 12

After taking on Fox studio, Disney looks forward to next chapter

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:31 PM

What's next to come for Disney after its mega-deal with 20th Century Fox?

Disney's 'Dumbo' fails to impress at North American box office

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:31 PM

The Tim Burton live-action remake of 'Dumbo' fails to meet box office expectations on its opening weekend

Filmmaking icon Tim Burton soars to new heights with 'Dumbo'

Mar 24, 2019 - 11:44 AM

The director reunites with stars Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito, who he worked with in the 'Batman' films

US director Tim Burton arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "Dumbo" at El Capitan theatre on March 11, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

WATCH: 'Aladdin' full trailer

Mar 13, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Get ready for a magic carpet ride

Disney-Fox mega-deal set to close March 20

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:30 AM

The $71 billion deal gives Disney the 20th Century Fox studios and other media production units

Disney 'Star Wars' attractions to open soon in California, Florida

Mar 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Galaxy's Edge is set to open on May 31 in Disneyland Park in Anaheim

Angelina Jolie returns for ’Maleficent 2’ in 2019

Mar 07, 2019 - 8:26 PM

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ flies to theaters just in time for Halloween

'Kingdom Hearts 3' review: Buckle up for an insane roller-coaster ride

Mar 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

How strong is your love for animated Disney action and Square Enix storytelling? Check out our review of Kingdom Hearts 3!

Disney villains series heading to Disney+

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:21 PM

‘Book of Enchantments’ will tell the origin stories of your favorite Disney villains – Ursula, Maleficent, and the Wicked Queen included

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Feb 14, 2019 - 2:47 PM

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Feb 11, 2019 - 9:12 PM

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WATCH: 'Aladdin' trailer shows Will Smith as Genie

Feb 11, 2019 - 11:34 AM

...and in his full blue glory!

HELLO GENIE. Will Smith plays Genie in the live action 'Aladdin' remake. Screenshot from the movie teaser trailer

The city of 'Zootopia' may be coming back for two sequels

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:09 PM

'Zootopia' actor Tommy Lister says that fans of the beloved Disney animated gem can expect two more films

Disney rings in live-action 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' remake

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM

We can't wait to see Quasimodo, Esmeralda, and Frollo come alive on the big screen!

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Jan 14, 2019 - 9:32 PM

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Filipino-American director Bobby Rubio to release Disney Pixar short film

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Bobby Rubio's short film 'Float' features two Filipino characters

Ex-Disney animation chief, accused of misconduct, hired by new studio

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

61-year-old John Lasseter was hired by Skydance Media 7 months after he resigned from Disney in the midst of sexual misconduct claims made by his staff

Disney rakes in $7.325 billion at 2018 box office

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:34 PM

2018 is Disney's second best year at the box office to date

The first look photos of Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ remake are out

Dec 20, 2018 - 5:13 PM

Check out what Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, and Jafar look like in live action!

FRIEND LIKE ME. Mena Massoud plays Aladdin and Will Smith plays the Genie in the live-action remake of the Disney classic. Photo from Instagram.com/disneyaladdin

PLDT Home unveils exclusive holiday treats for subscribers with "Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration"

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

"Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration" will be running at the Mall of Asia Arena from December 25 to January 6

Sphero discontinues Disney-licensed products

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Sphero says its Disney products would be labeled as legacy products, and stocks would no longer be replenished

Disney again makes history with takings above $7 billion for 2018

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:13 AM

'Avengers: Infinity War' and ' Black Panther' lead Disney's earnings this year

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Wong (Benedict Wong), Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

Disney, Fox sued over theme park in Malaysia

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:31 PM

The complaint, filed in US federal court, alleges that Disney and Fox had failed to honor a 2013 deal with Genting Malaysia Berhad that calls for the licensing of intellectual property

Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland

Josie Trinidad talks 'Ralph Breaks The Internet,' landing her dream job at Disney

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

As Head of Story for Disney Animation, Fil-Am Josie Trinidad lets us in on her creative process, the secret of Disney films, and the unavoidable writer's block

LOOK: Mickey Mouse lights up Metro Manila stop lights

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Have you spotted these cute hidden Mickeys around the Metro yet?

A 'Star Wars' prequel will be released on Disney’s upcoming streaming service

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The upcoming Disney streaming service will launch in 2019 and finally has a name

Marvel heroes Winter Soldier and Falcon to star in own TV show

Nov 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie are expected to reprise their bad-ass roles for the TV series on Disney's upcoming streaming service

Beats by Dr. Dre gets a Disney makeover

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Mickey fans, get your hands (and ears) on these special edition headphones ASAP!

WATCH: First live-action 'Aladdin' trailer is shining, shimmering, splendid

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The film is set to hit theaters in May 2019

ALADDIN. Mena Massoud takes on the title role. Screenshot from YouTube.com/DisneyMovieTrailers

WATCH: Scarlet Snow Belo tries voice acting at Disney

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:43 AM

The 3-year-old also gets to draw with legendary animator Mark Henn

CELEBRITY BABY. Scarlet Snow Belo with her parents Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars,' plans release 'slowdown'

Sep 21, 2018 - 12:33 PM

'You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films'

PRESS PAUSE? Is it a case of too much too quick for the Star Wars franchise? Still from the movie trailer

Disney x ColourPop is making the internet freak out – we can't blame them

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Plus: Tips on how Philippine-based beauty junkies can get their hands on 'em!

DISNEY X COLOURPOP. The e-commerce makeup giant and Disney are set to release a full collection. Image from the ColourPop website

Loki, Scarlet Witch to get own TV series

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:22 AM

Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their roles for a series that will be released exclusively on Disney's upcoming streaming service

FIRST LOOK: Liu Yifei as Disney's 'Mulan'

Aug 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

See Liu Yifei as Mulan

LOOK: Disney's humanoid acrobat in action

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The autonomous robot can correct itself in air to land tricks flawlessly. It is being designed for use in Disney theme parks, and potentially, Disney movies in the future

FLYBOT. Disney's humanoid acrobat from their Stuntworks project flies through the air, catapulted by a big swing. Screenshot from Disney


Bringing Disney magic to life: Animator Mark Henn

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The animator talks about what it's like to work on 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'

"Big Hero 6" (Pictured) Mark Henn. Photo by Patrick Wymore. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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Jul 31, 2018 - 8:17 PM

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