You Better Get Used to Disney’s Nostalgic Remakes

Disney is hoping to grant its shareholders’ wishes by delivering another box office hit with this weekend’s Aladdin, one of four live-action nostalgia-based adaptations set for 2019. The remakes make up more releases than the studio’s other two big money-making franchises, Marvel and Star Wars. The Mouse House is only releasing two animated features, previously […]

Data Sheet—Behind AT&T’s Epic Battle Against Netflix, Disney and the Rest

Twelve years ago, Netflix started offering movies streamed over the Internet. It was a herky-jerky, frustrating experience, and it took a visionary (Reed Hastings) to see what streaming would do to the movie business and its then-cash cow, the DVD. Fast forward to today and streaming video is easily the most exciting consumer technology offering […]

Disney Announces New ‘Star Wars’ Films and Delays ‘Avatar 2’ Release

“Avatar” fans will have to wait another year. Walt Disney Co., which acquired the franchise when it bought 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets this year, will delay “Avatar 2” to December 2021 from 2020. Additional sequels also were pushed back, meaning a proposed “Avatar 5” won’t debut until 2027. The move cuts what could […]

Data Sheet—Apple, Disney and Amazon’s Streaming Battle: Who Has the Best Sci-Fi Shows?

Get your popcorn ready. If this is the golden age of television, it’s the platinum, supersonic, nirvana age of science fiction and fantasy TV shows. Last year’s Emmys included nominations (and few winners) from HBO’s Westworld, Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale, and BBC’s Orphan Black. There’s also Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, CBS’s revived Star […]

Star Wars Fans Snatch Up Reservations for Galaxy’s Edge Within Two Hours

Reservations for Disneyland’s new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge disappeared in less than two hours, demonstrating strong demand for the attraction opening May 31. Walt Disney Co. began taking reservations at 10 a.m. Pacific time Thursday, and they were gone by about 11:45 a.m. Worried about crowd control, the entertainment giant is requiring customers to book […]

Disney Promotes Alan Bergman to Studio Co-Chairman

Walt Disney Co. elevated Alan Bergman to co-chairman of its film division, putting the longtime company veteran in line to potentially lead Hollywood’s most-successful movie business. Bergman, 53, was promoted to co-chairman alongside Alan Horn, 76, who was given the added title of chief creative officer of the Walt Disney Studios after leading the division […]

How Disney and Marriott Are Finally Punching Back Against the Upstarts

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. When Disney announced its new Disney+ streaming strategy that will riskily yank content from lucrative distribution deals with others like Netflix, I asked a business-savvy friend if he thought […]

Data Sheet—How Disney and Marriott Are Finally Punching Back Against the Upstarts

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. When Disney announced its new Disney+ streaming strategy that will riskily yank content from lucrative distribution deals with others like Netflix, I asked a business-savvy friend if he […]

Disney Shares Hit Record Levels as ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Dominates Box Office

Walt Disney Co. shares hit record levels on Monday, after the company’s “Avengers: Endgame” film shattered box-office records. The success of the film prompted analysts to expect a much larger contribution from the studio division to the company’s overall profit, and it is also seen as a positive sign as the Dow component prepares to […]