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The Walt Disney Company: American mass media corporation
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pens Letter to Bob Iger, Bob Chapek Over "Disney’s "Business Decisions" | THR News [Video]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pens Letter to Bob Iger, Bob Chapek Over "Disney’s "Business Decisions" | THR News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday penned a letter to Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek and chairman Bob Iger concerning the recent theme park layoffs the company made, which officials largely blamed on..

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Pixar's Soul heading straight to Disney+ [Video]

Pixar's Soul heading straight to Disney+

Pixar's new animated movie Soul, featuring the vocal talents of Jamie Foxx, is heading straight to Disney+.

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'Free Guy' Trailer Generates Impressive 55M Views in First 24 Hours | THR News [Video]

'Free Guy' Trailer Generates Impressive 55M Views in First 24 Hours | THR News

Directed by Shawn Levy, 20th Century and Disney's Free Guy is presently scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 11.

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Disney adds 'GroupWatch' feature to Disney+ [Video]

Disney adds 'GroupWatch' feature to Disney+

Disney+ is rolling out a new 'GroupWatch' feature, which will help the users enjoy their favourite movies and shows with their friends. According to Deadline, Disney+ announced the news on Tuesday..

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Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks employees [Video]

Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks employees

Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday it will lay off roughly 28,000 employees, mostly at its U.S. theme parks, where attendance has been crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in California where..

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Disney delays 'Black Widow' in setback for cinemas [Video]

Disney delays 'Black Widow' in setback for cinemas

Walt Disney Co on Wednesday postponed the release of superhero movie "Black Widow" and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" until 2021, a setback to cinema operators hoping for a late-year surge in..

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Disney Parks Chief Wants Clearance to Reopen From Governor | THR News [Video]

Disney Parks Chief Wants Clearance to Reopen From Governor | THR News

The Walt Disney Co.'s parks chief on Tuesday made it clear to Gov. Gavin Newsom that the company wants clearance to reopen the Disneyland Resort now.

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Walt Disney World plans on reopening one of its water parks spring 2021 [Video]

Walt Disney World plans on reopening one of its water parks spring 2021

Disney is planning on reopening one of its two water parks next year.

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Tatiana Maslany lands coveted ‘She Hulk’ role [Video]

Tatiana Maslany lands coveted ‘She Hulk’ role

Marvel Studios looks like it’s found its found its latest leading lady, with Tatiana Maslany set to become She-Hulk in the Disney+ series.

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ABC's 'Stumptown' Renewal Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic | THR News [Video]

ABC's 'Stumptown' Renewal Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic | THR News

The Disney-owned broadcaster has reversed course on its renewal and instead opted to strike the show from its schedule due to timing and scheduling issues.

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Disney Releases First Trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 [Video]

Disney Releases First Trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

An official trailer for the popular Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ hit the internet on September 15.

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Disney+ On Track To Surpass Hulu Subscribers By 2024 [Video]

Disney+ On Track To Surpass Hulu Subscribers By 2024

Insider Intelligence publishes research and forecasts on the Media, Advertising, and Marketing industry. According to their latest estimates for over-the-top video services in the US, change is coming...

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U.S. lawmakers quiz Disney CEO over 'Mulan' [Video]

U.S. lawmakers quiz Disney CEO over 'Mulan'

A group of bipartisan U.S. lawmakers urged Walt Disney Bob Chapek to explain the company's connection with "security and propaganda" authorities of China's Xinjiang region during the production of..

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Disney cancels Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT [Video]

Disney cancels Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT will both be called off amid coronavirus concerns, according to Disney's park blog.

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Disney's 'Mulan' Under Fire For Filming in China's Xinjiang Province | THR News [Video]

Disney's 'Mulan' Under Fire For Filming in China's Xinjiang Province | THR News

Disney's big-budget remake of 'Mulan,' already the subject of a pro-democracy boycott, has come under additional fire for filming scenes in China's Xinjiang Province

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Disney+ Airing Chadwick Boseman Tribute [Video]

Disney+ Airing Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Disney+ Airing Chadwick Boseman Tribute

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John Boyega calls out Disney for sidelining diverse 'Star Wars' characters [Video]

John Boyega calls out Disney for sidelining diverse 'Star Wars' characters

In a recent interview with 'British GQ,' Boyega suggested that he and other diverse cast members were "pushed aside" in the franchise's sequels.

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Disney on How to Proceed on 'Black Panther' Without Chadwick Boseman | THR News [Video]

Disney on How to Proceed on 'Black Panther' Without Chadwick Boseman | THR News

Outside of family, only a small group of insiders was aware of the Marvel star’s battle with cancer, and now studio executives are grieving and figuring out a way forward.

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What Whoopi Goldberg Wants To See At Disney--And It's Not 'Frozen Land' [Video]

What Whoopi Goldberg Wants To See At Disney--And It's Not 'Frozen Land'

Whoopi Goldberg is calling on Disney to go a little bit beyond its usual menu of fairytale royalty attractions. According to CNN, 'The View' co-host wants to see a Wakanda theme park, built in honor of..

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Amy Adams Joins 'Dear Evan Hansen' Musical, Disney Wins Bidding War for Film From ‘Lego Batman’ Writer & More News | THR New [Video]

Amy Adams Joins 'Dear Evan Hansen' Musical, Disney Wins Bidding War for Film From ‘Lego Batman’ Writer & More News | THR New

Amy Adams joins the cast of Universal's adaptation of the musical 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Paul Mescal has landed a role in Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut 'The Lost Daughter' and Disney wins a..

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Disney World attendance to stay capped; Disneyland reopening 'not much of a negotiation,' CEO says

The Walt Disney Company CEO said Disney' World will operate at 25% capacity for now and the company's record shows it's safe to reopen in California.
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Walt Disney Co. reshuffles media and entertainment industries to focus on streaming, direct-to-consumer offerings

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'Magical Disney experience' going away? What Disney's layoffs mean for theme park guests

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Disney to lay off 28,000 employees due to coronavirus pandemic's economic toll

The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will lay off 28,000 furloughed workers in the company's California and Florida theme parks as it moves to recover from a sharp financial blow caused by the..
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Disney to lay off 28,000 workers due to impact of coronavirus

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Disney parks to lay off 28,000 workers in California, Florida

The Walt Disney Company will lay off 28,000 employees in its park division California and Florida in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Disney to lay off 28,000 theme park workers

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Disney Sued Over 'Toy Story 4' Duke Caboom Resemblance to Evel Knievel

If the "Toy Story 4" character Duke Caboom reminded you of Evel Knievel, you're not alone -- the folks in charge of his image and likeness thought so too ... and now they're suing. A company called K&K..
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Epcot's annual food and wine festival still on at Walt Disney World, but on a much smaller scale due to COVID-19

Disney's annual celebration of all things food and drink may be smaller this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it still packs a lot of flavor
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Baby Yoda is back, as adorable as ever, in first trailer for Season 2 of 'The Mandalorian'

The first trailer for Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" debuted Tuesday and promised plenty of everyone's favorite character: Baby Yoda.
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Theme parks could go mask-free next year if rapid COVID-19 testing is in place, ex-Disney staffer says

Former Disney staffer Eddie Sotto says theme parks could do away with face masks by next year if rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 are ready in time.
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Disney announces 'reimagined holiday celebration' starting in November

Disney holiday celebrations start on November 6.  
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Disney faces backlash over "Mulan"

Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" is facing backlash after thanking ontroversial agencies in China's Xinjiang province in the movie's credits. Xinjiang province is where more than one million..
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Disney releases "Mulan" — here's how much it costs to stream

Live-action film now a pricey option for 60.5 million subscribers of streaming service who already pay $7 a month.
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North Carolina mail voting, August jobs report, 'Mulan' on Disney+: 5 things to know Friday

Mail voting gets underway in North Carolina, 'Mulan' finally released on Disney+ and more things to start your Friday morning.
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Star Wars actor John Boyega says Disney sidelines actors of color

Londoner who played Finn in latest trilogy tells GQ that his character was "pushed to the side."
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What to stream this Labor Day weekend: Disney+'s 'Mulan,' Netflix's 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things'

With many theaters closed, new films are streaming. This weekend: 'Mulan' comes to Disney+ and Netflix gets weird for 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things.'
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John Boyega Rips Disney for Ruining His 'Star Wars' Character Development

John Boyega isn't part of Disney's rat pack anymore, so he's speaking his mind freely about how he thinks they did him dirty in 'Star Wars' ... and he ain't sugarcoating a thing. The actor is gracing..
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Former CIA analyst on transferring skills from CIA to Disney

On "Intelligence Matters," Mike Morell speaks with Rodney Faraon, a former China analyst for the CIA who went on to work at Disney, and in the film and investment industries.
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On This Day: 31 August 2009

In 2009, The Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Entertainment for a reported $4.24 billion. (Aug. 31)  
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TikTok CEO resigns amid U.S. pressure to sell popular app

Kevin Mayer, a former Disney executive, leaves the popular social media app 100 days after joining as CEO.
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New on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, Hulu and More

Shows and movies you'll want to stream soon.
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Disney debuts matching pixie dust masks for theme park employees

Disney debuted new pixie dust face masks Friday for the company's cast members to promote an "unified" front against COVID-19 at domestic theme parks.
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Tom Hanks, Dick Van Dyke at "Saving Mr. Banks" premiere

On Monday night, Disney premiered the biographical comedy-drama "Saving Mr. Banks" starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. KCAL-TV's Suzanne Marques reports from Burbank, Calif.
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How eliminated NBA teams are handling leaving safety of the Disney campus bubble

What are the next steps for the players and coaches leaving the NBA bubble after their teams were eliminated from postseason contention?
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'Star Wars' exclusive: New Disney+ Lego holiday special pays homage to its kitschy 1978 predecessor

Exclusive: Premiering Nov. 17 on Disney+, "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" brings Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron back together to celebrate Life Day.
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This Year’s Must-Have Back-to-School Item: Masks for Children

Crayola, Old Navy and Disney are among the brands making colorful masks for children. Child psychologists see this as a positive step toward “normalcy.”
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ShowBiz Minute: Young, Jay-Z, Mulan

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes; Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn's LIU to launch new school; Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price. (Aug. 5)  
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In CA: Big tuna, a big loss for Disney, and is COVID going to cancel Christmas?

Plus: That rosy coronavirus data Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday may not be accurate. And something that's definitely not accurate? The way the president pronounces Yosemite  
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Disney's theme park coronavirus closures result in third-quarter hit of $3.5 billion

The Walt Disney Company's theme park closures due to the coronavirus pandemic took their toll on the company's balance sheet in the third quarter.
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Disney lost $4.7B last quarter as coronavirus closed attractions

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Live-action 'Mulan' is heading to Disney+ and theaters in September – but there's a catch

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Day 4 of bubble basketball at Disney kicks off with an East matchup -- Wizards and Nets. Stay tuned for all of the day's updates, analysis.
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You can save more than $70 a year on Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+—here's how

This Disney+ bundle comes with Hulu and ESPN+ access and can save you more than $70 per year on these streaming services—here's how to get it.
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