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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

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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