TV & Films 

Disney unveils release date for three films

The Walt Disney Studios has unveiled its upcoming slate following the recent acquisition of the Fox film studios, including changes to previously dated films and a number of major additions. The Walt Disney Studios’ 2019 summer slate includes Disney’s Aladdin on May 24, Fox’s Dark Phoenix on June 7, Pixar’s Toy Story 4 on June 21, Fox’s Stuber on July 12 and Disney’s The Lion King on July 19. Fox 2000’s The Art of Racing in the Rain moves up to August 9, and Fox Searchlight’s Ready or Not will…

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Corporate Brand 

Disney+ set to launch in US market on November 12

The Walt Disney Company presented an extensive overview of its comprehensive direct-to-consumer strategy, including presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+, and the upcoming Disney+ service at its highly-anticipated Investor Day, which took place on the Company’s studio lot. “Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company – one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark. We are confident that the combination of our unrivaled storytelling, beloved brands, iconic franchises, and…

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Character Licensing 

Fly high with the Supers! Alaska Airlines unveils ‘Incredibles 2’ themed plane

To celebrate the release of Disney and Pixar’s’ film ‘Incredibles 2’, Disney Consumer Products has teamed up with Alaska Airlines for a special-edition plane featuring the popular family of “Supers.” The special-edition plane, Alaska’s first Disney/Pixar film livery, was unveiled to a crowd of more than 2,000 students during Aviation Day at the airlines’ Seattle hangar. The newly outfitted aircraft features the Parr family in their trademark super suits, the Incredibles logo and baby Jack-Jack’s arch nemesis, a raccoon. Sharing few glimpses, Alaska Airlines took to the Twitter and wrote,…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

Now, fans can become Pixar Superheroes with ‘Lego The Incredibles’ game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group, Disney and Pixar have joined hands to create the new video game “LEGO The Incredibles.” “The Incredibles franchise, full of super-powered characters, adventures and teamwork, combined with all of the humor, puzzle-solving elements and unexpected surprises of LEGO games makes for the perfect combination for players,” said Tom Stone, managing director, TT Games Publishing. Check out the official announcement trailer here: The new video game invites players to explore a variety of story levels with the Incredibles family/. In addition, it…

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Event 

Disney Parks to hold first-ever Pixar Fest

In an unique venture of its kind, Disney Parks has planned its biggest-ever celebration of all things. California’s Disneyland Resort is set to hold the inaugural Pixar Fest next year. The limited time event will kick off on April 13. During the event, the beloved stories and characters of Pixar Animation Studios films such as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and Up will come to life in new ways at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. That would include a sparkling new fireworks show, updated parades, decorations, atmosphere entertainment, themed food and exclusive merchandise. “Together…

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Entertainment Licensing Institutional Licensing 

Disney signs exclusive content deal with Hotstar

Star India has signed a multi-year exclusive partnership with Disney India to showcase the studio’s blockbuster movies on the premium version of its video streaming services Hotstar premium. Hotstar has now announced a new studio partnership with Disney India to dramatically augment its Premium service. It has inked a multi-year SVOD deal with Disney India to showcase the studio’s biggest hits exclusively on Hotstar Premium in India which includes movies like Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney’s The Jungle Book and Moana, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Doctor…

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