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Disney ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Pinocchio’ remakes may skip theaters in favor of streaming

Remi BENALI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Disney’s shift toward streaming could have a dramatic effect on some of its highest-profile releases. Deadline sources understand the company is considering releasing live-action remakes Cruella, Peter Pan and Wendy and Pinocchio on Disney+ rather than in theaters. It’s not certain if Disney would make them free to subscribers or …

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Microsoft’s ‘Mandalorian’ Xbox controller will set you back $160

Microsoft Just in time for the start of season two of The Mandalorian on October 30th, Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One controller bundle perfect for the Star Wars fan in your life. It comes with a single gamepad and a charging stand inspired by the armor protagonist Din Djarin acquires partway through the …

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Trailer: Disney’s Marvel’s 616 docu-series explores lesser-known Marvel stories

The Marvel’s 616 trailer Disney+ has a broad variety of content at this point—family shows, animated films, The Mandalorian, and so on. But there’s a distinct, Disney-specific formula that has emerged for the streaming network’s original series: documentaries talking up the cultural importance of Disney’s own brands and the creative contributions of the filmmakers, artists, and …

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Disney+ is getting a watch party mode

Chesnot via Getty Images Remote watch parties have become increasingly popular this year, with many of us staying at home more often than not amid the pandemic. Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Movies Anywhere and even Twitch have at least tried baking a watch party feature into their platforms, and now Disney+ is getting in on …

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Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will self-regulate to avoid censorship in India

INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images Streaming services are keen to prevent regulators from censoring their content, and they’re willing to police themselves to ensure that artistic freedom. Variety reports that Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and 12 other companies have signed a self-regulatory code to stay on the good side of India’s regulators. This …

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Disney+ confirms subscribers will get ‘Mulan’ on December 4th

Disney On Friday, the live-action Mulan flick will be available via a “premium VOD” offer on Disney+ where subscribers can pay $30 to stream the flick at the same time it debuts in theaters worldwide. Current CEO Bob Chapek called the even a “one off” as the company gets this tentpole movie out, but it …

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Cities sue Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, claim they owe cable “franchise fees”

Enlarge Getty Images | NurPhoto Four cities in Indiana are suing Netflix and other video companies, claiming that online video providers and satellite-TV operators should have to pay the same franchise fees that cable companies pay for using local rights of way. The lawsuit was filed against Netflix, Disney, Hulu, DirecTV, and Dish Network on August …

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After Math: Big leaks, small savings and free Quibi

The first week of August has been an eventful one, what with Samsung unveiling its new lineup of Galaxy products and the President trying to strong arm the sale of a foreign company to US interests. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. Engadget 20GB of Intel internal documents were leaked online Intel …

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Mulan skips US theaters, will debut on Disney+ Sept 4—for an extra $30 [Updated]

Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei) tries to be the perfect woman. Disney She just doesn’t have a knack for traditional skills. YouTube/Disney Hua Zhou (Tzi Ma) has no sons and offers himself to serve once more in the emperor’s army. YouTube/Disney Mulan, her mother, and sister Hua Xiu (Xana Tang) are dismayed. YouTube/Disney Mulan rides off …

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‘Mulan’ will premiere on Disney+ September 4th for $30

Mario Anzuoni / reuters With theaters closed, Disney has decided to try a “premiere access” release strategy for its live-action Mulan movie. While it still plans to attempt a theatrical release in some parts of the world, on September 4th viewers will be able to buy it at home for $30 via Disney+. Disney CEO …

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