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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, 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

Disney axes director James Gunn over offensive tweets

Jul 21, 2018 - 8:27 AM

'As I've developed as a person, so has my work and my humor,' explains the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director, after his old tweets on taboo topics were unearthed

AXED. In this file photo, director James Gunn poses for a photograph upon arrival at the European Gala screening of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' in London on April 24, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

6 things grown-ups will enjoy on the DisneyLife app

May 25, 2018 - 7:02 PM

On the fence about getting DisneyLife for the kids in your life? Here's what you'll get out of the app too!

DISNEYLIFE. Disney's new digital content app includes TV shows, music, behind-the-scenes content, and movies like Marvel's 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron.' From left to right: Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Twitter to show live ESPN events in new Disney deal

May 01, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Twitter will also serve as an online venue for video from other Disney subsidiaries, including ABC and Marvel

VIDEO ATTRACTION. Twitter's video content registers doubled daily video views in the past year.

Turn your abode into the House of Mouse with pieces from Disney Home

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:33 PM

You can now decorate your home with official Disney furniture!

DISNEY HOME. A store selling official Disney-themed homeware opens at Downtown Disney District. Photo from disneyparks.disney.go.com

Tropical storm Urduja, Guerrero on martial law, Syjuco on Aquino | Evening wRap

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Tropical storm Urduja, Martial law, Disney buys 21st Century Fox | Midday wRap

Dec 15, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Disney's live-action remakes: How the studio is bringing back classics

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:25 AM

From Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book to Mulan and The Lion King – here s how Disney chooses which animated movies to bring back as live action cinema

LIVE-ACTION. Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Maleficent,' and 'The Jungle Book' are based on the studio's animated classics. Photo courtesy of Disney, screengrabs from Facebook/DisneyMaleficent/DisneyJungleBook

WATCH: Stan Lee pays tribute to Walt Disney at D23 Expo 2017

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:51 AM

Stan Lee accepts his Disney Legend award a week after his wife s death

STAN LEE. The Marvel comics creator and comic book writer Stan Lee pays tribute to Walt Disney at the Disney Legends awarding ceremony at D23 Expo. Photo shows Stan as he attends the world premiere of 'Spider-man: Homecoming' at the TCL Chinese Theater on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP Photo

Hackers demand ‘huge’ ransom for stolen Disney film – reports

May 16, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Movie website Deadline identifies Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as the target

HELD FOR RANSOM? A detail of the promotional poster of 'Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.' Image from official Disney website

Disney installs gator warnings, barriers after boy's death

Jun 17, 2016 - 4:26 PM

UPDATED The signs warn visitors of alligators and snakes in area and also tell patrons to stay away from the water and not feed wildlife

Authorities search for the body of a missing two-year-old boy the beach near the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA, June 15, 2016. Photo by John Taggart/EPA

US toddler's body found after gator attack at Disney resort

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:38 PM

UPDATED The nightmare at the Disney World complex is the latest horror to hit the central Florida vacation town

SEARCH EFFORTS. Police officers and emergency teams search for a child who was reportedly being pulled into the water by an alligator near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida, USA, June 14, 2016. Photo by John Taggart/EPA

'Captain America: Civil War' grabs US box office lead, overtakes 'The Jungle Book'

May 09, 2016 - 5:02 PM

Civil War overtakes The Jungle Book in the US box office grossing 181 8 million in its opening weekend

Screengrab from YouTube/Marvel Entertainment

Disney announces 'Jungle Book,' 'Maleficent' sequels

Apr 26, 2016 - 10:24 AM

The studio also confirms widespread rumors of a Mary Poppins sequel starring Emily Blunt and Cruella a spin off of 101 Dalmatians with Emma Stone

Photos courtesy of Walt Disney Motion Pictures

Disney CEO frontrunner Thomas Staggs resigns

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:14 AM

Staggs had been viewed as the likely successor to chief executive Bob Iger

In this file photo, Thomas Staggs, chief operating officer of The Walt Disney Company is pictured during a break at the Allen and Company 33rd Annual Media and Technology Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho, USA, July 8, 2015. Andrew Gombert/EPA

US firms to Aquino: PH 'preferred' investment site, talent source

Feb 18, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Walt Disney Western Digital Corporation and AECOM’s Enterprise Growth Solutions signify their top of mind preference for the Philippines in meetings with President Aquino in Los Angeles

WATCH: Globe-Star Wars Galactic Celebration

Dec 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

Exhibits photo ops and exclusive merch were made available for Star Wars fans Watch the video to see how it went

Walt Disney bantah rencana pembangunan Disneyland Bogor

Sep 17, 2015 - 9:49 PM

PT Walt Disney tidak memiliki rencana untuk membangun Disneyland di Indonesia saat ini ”

TOKYO DISNEYLAND. Karakter Disney tampil dalam pertunjukkan ‘Garyo Gunbu’ di Urasayu, Tokyo, 8 Juli 2014. Foto oleh Franck Robichon/EPA

Video on demand services to surge dramatically

Jul 06, 2015 - 9:15 AM

By 2020 the total number of video on demand subscribers globally is expected to reach 250 million up over 1000 from 2010 says a media research firm

Disney, Globe ink multi-year content sharing deal

May 07, 2015 - 7:43 PM

Globe customers will now have access to Disney content offerings like long and short form programming interactive content and games theatrical releases and retail promotions

Rappler Talk: Science and the power of imagination

May 04, 2015 - 5:03 PM

How does studying the inner workings of the brain allow Disney s chief imagineer to create many different worlds taking the form of theme parks?

'Star Wars' movies to be released online

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:21 AM

We re very excited to finally bring all 6 films to Digital HD for the first time says Walt Disney Studios head Alan Bergman in a statement

HAN SOLO. The Star Wars films will be released online. Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: When Disney characters shadow you

Feb 19, 2015 - 4:36 PM

This must have been how Peter Pan felt

Lost Disney short film found in Norway

Dec 12, 2014 - 3:27 PM

A 1927 Walt Disney cartoon Empty Socks was discovered in a facility near the Arctic Circle

Kim Chiu part of upcoming Walt Disney project

Oct 09, 2014 - 9:39 PM

Photos of the actress in the role of Mulan surface online

'Once Upon a Time' casts 'Frozen' characters Anna and Kristoff

Jul 02, 2014 - 2:43 AM

Two actors have been cast but no casting news yet when it comes to Elsa

10 tips for your next brainstorming session at work

Jun 08, 2014 - 4:13 PM

Dreading your next big meeting? Empowering advice from former Disney Imagineer McNair Wilson

'Maleficent': The characters of the modern 'Sleeping Beauty'

May 05, 2014 - 6:05 PM

Let s take a look at the characters in Disney s retelling of a classic fairytale and know what motivates each of them

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Review: 'Mary Poppins' and the Mouse

Mar 04, 2014 - 8:11 PM

The point that the film wants us all to believe: that the world would be a better place if the Mouse had his way

BEHIND THE DISNEY MAGIC. A Saving Mr. Banks has all the makings of a well-orchestrated ploy. Screengrab from the film's Facebook

Why quitting is not an option

Jan 21, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Here are some tips you can do when life rears its ugly head and stares you in the eye

Broadway plans for Disney's 'Frozen'

Jan 14, 2014 - 1:46 PM

Fresh from taking over the big screen and winning a Golden Globe Frozen is setting its sights on Broadway

BLOCKBUSTER HIT. Frozen takes the top spot from Hunger Games: Catching Fire in the North American box office. Photo from Frozen's Facebook page

Meryl Streep calls Walt Disney a gender bigot and anti-Semite

Jan 11, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Lots of eyebrows are raised after the veteran actress accuses Disney of anti Semitism and gender bigotry

A work of art: Repertory PH's 'Alice in Wonderland'

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Days later I caught myself with The Queen of Hearts song stuck in my head

ALICE CAN PLAY THIS GAME. A game of croquet with the deck of cards. All photos courtesy of Repertory Philippines

Alice awake: Repertory Philippines' ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Aug 27, 2013 - 9:00 PM

This staging hinges in large part on the audience participation of Filipino children

COME INTO HER DREAMS. Alice and her crew are back in Repertory Philippines' 'Alice in Wonderland.' All images from the Repertory Philippines Facebook page

It's a baby girl for George Lucas

Aug 13, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Everest Hobson Lucas is first biological daughter of Star Wars director The Force is with her

NEW, INTIMATE CHAPTER. The 'Star Wars' creator with wife, Mellody Hobson

Alice in Wonderland: Into the rabbit hole

Jul 23, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Real life is Wonderland too with real rabbits cats and caterpillars

THIS GENERATION'S ALICE. Dani Gana and a cast of revered thespians bring the Lewis Carroll classic back to life on stage. All images courtesy of Repertory Philippines

Disney star Annette Funicello dies, 70

Apr 09, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Annette was and always will be a cherished member of the Disney family synonymous with the word Mousketeer and a true Disney Legend

FOREVER MOUSEKETEER. Annette Funicello, 1942-2013. Photo from the Annette Funicello Facebook page

August movies to watch

Jul 06, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Here s a list of what s coming to Manila theaters next month

THE ODD LIFE OF Timothy Green. All movie stills from Warner Bros.

'Avengers' third highest grossing film of all time

Jun 27, 2012 - 7:12 AM

The Avengers was set to become the 3rd highest grossing film in box office history

THEY BEAT THE VILLAIN and won in the box office. Image from the 'Avengers' Facebook page

Disney to ban junk-food ads on TV channels, websites

Jun 06, 2012 - 6:34 AM

Walt Disney to ban junk food advertising on its channels and websites

'Avengers' smashes US$1-B mark

May 15, 2012 - 9:10 AM

Avengers directed by cult favorite Joss Whedon has made 1 002 082 000

Iron Man and the Hulk in 'Avengers' spin-off?

May 09, 2012 - 1:30 PM

Will the two geniuses of the Avengers team up for another movie?

TWO SCIENTISTS, ONE MOVIE? Marvel fans won't mind a movie that brings the two superheroes together. Photo from superherouniverse.com

Disneyland in the Philippines?

May 08, 2012 - 12:13 AM

Filipinos have mixed feelings over the possibility of a Disneyland in the Philippines

ANOTHER ASIAN MICKEY MOUSE? It looks like we're going to see Mickey don a Barong Tagalog soon. Photo from passportchop.com

Avengers and aphorisms

Apr 27, 2012 - 4:33 PM

The film is fancy funny and if you allow it to be insightful of man s struggle with oneself

SUPER HEROES UNITED. Many have looked forward to this movie, ever since the first "Iron Man" film.