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Everything Shown At Today's Nintendo Direct Mini

Everything Shown At Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini

Image: Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure Blanc. Here’s our …

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Netflix changes how it produces movies to compete with Disney Plus

Netflix changes how it produces movies to compete with Disney Plus

In Q1 of 2022, it finally happened: Netflix had a bad quarter. It lost over 200,000 subscribers and acknowledged that newer competitors like Disney Plus and HBO Max were effectively putting an end to how the company had been doing business for nearly a decade. Now, Netflix is steering away from the frenetic release pace …

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Disney+ Will Have Fewer Commercials Than Hulu, But Buyer Demand Is “Extraordinary”, Ad Chief Rita Ferro Says; Netflix And Other Newcomers Should Note “It Isn’t Easy”

Disney+ Will Have Fewer Commercials Than Hulu, But Buyer Demand Is “Extraordinary”, Ad Chief Rita Ferro Says; Netflix And Other Newcomers Should Note “It Isn’t Easy”

Rita Ferro, president of ad sales for Disney, said the forthcoming ad-supported tier of Disney+ will have a less “robust” amount of ads compared with Hulu. That disparity, at least initially, will mainly be because about 65% of subscribers come to the streaming service for movies, which don’t lend themselves to commercial interruption. “Movies are …

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Elton John Documentary ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ Lands At Disney In Mega Deal For Hybrid Release

Elton John Documentary ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ Lands At Disney In Mega Deal For Hybrid Release

EXCLUSIVE: Disney Original Documentary and Disney+ have won the rights to a big feature documentary package, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances And the Years That Made His Legend. No one would comment, but we hear the docu, from Academy Award-nominee R.J. Cutler as well as filmmaker (and longtime Elton John partner) …

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Jimmy Kimmel Roasts “Smug Bastards” at Netflix for Troubles During Disney Upfronts

Jimmy Kimmel Roasts “Smug Bastards” at Netflix for Troubles During Disney Upfronts

Jimmy Kimmel roasted the broadcast and streaming television landscape at Disney’s annual upfront presentation Tuesday, powering through his monologue despite fighting off a case of COVID-19. Appearing at the event by remote, the late-night host delivered a searing stand-up routine during the company’s event to advertisers in which he mocked the traditional broadcast networks, including …

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Jimmy Kimmel Virtually Rips Netflix Ills, Disney Brass, Streamer PlusterF*ck & More At Upfronts; ‘Live!’ Host Tested Positive For Covid Today

Jimmy Kimmel Virtually Rips Netflix Ills, Disney Brass, Streamer PlusterF*ck & More At Upfronts; ‘Live!’ Host Tested Positive For Covid Today

Unlike the upfronts themselves, Jimmy Kimmel was not back onstage live in NYC today for the first time since 2019. Having tested positive for Covid again, the late-night host had to change plans and appear virtually to take a flamethrower to some of Disney’s executives, streaming dreams and offerings old and new. ABC Upfront 2022: …

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Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is the sound of Disney laughing at its own meta humor

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is the sound of Disney laughing at its own meta humor

Disney’s new feature-length, hybrid live-action / animated Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie from director Akiva Schaffer is the perfect example of everything that’s wonderful and terrible about Hollywood’s current era of reboots. In its frantic attempt at lighting up the warm, fuzzy nostalgia centers of your brain, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers forgets that …

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Disney+ Won’t Take Ads for Alcohol, Politics to Keep Venue Family Friendly

Disney+ Won’t Take Ads for Alcohol, Politics to Keep Venue Family Friendly

Not every marketer is likely to get its commercials on a new ad-supported version of Disney+. The popular streaming service — home to Marvel movies, the “Star Wars” series and hours of signature kids’ programming — is about to unveil a new ad-supported tier, part of a broader move by big entertainment companies like Disney …

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Metro Detroit tween lands role on Disney+  series, faces racist backlash on social media

Metro Detroit tween lands role on Disney+ series, faces racist backlash on social media

Leah Sava Jeffries landed her first big role at age 5 on Fox’s “Empire.” Now the 12-year-old actress from metro Detroit will star in the upcoming Disney+ series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.” The news was greeted with pride and good wishes on the Facebook page for the Novi Community School District, where Jeffries is in seventh grade. “Leah is an …

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