Latest Walt Disney Co News

Disney's 1st-quarter results beat expectations

Feb. 5, 2019 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s first-quarter net income beat expectations as higher revenue from its media networks and theme parks helped offset a weaker movie slate during the quarter. Disney and other media companies are facing a shifting landscape as more TV watchers switch to streaming rather...

Correction: Sinclair-New Streaming Service story

Jan. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about Sinclair Broadcast's new streaming service, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the company's ownership of national television networks and channels. The company runs smaller national broadcasting networks such as TBD and Charge and also owns The T, an...

AP Exclusive: A peek at how Disney resort shows are made

Jan. 17, 2019 8:24 AM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With excitement building over a new "Star Wars" land opening later this year at Walt Disney World, as well as at its California cousin, it's easy to forget a slew of new entertainment shows also are debuting in the biggest year for the Florida theme park resort in two decades....

Ousted Pixar chief John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation

Jan. 9, 2019 3:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter, who last year was forced out after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with women staff members, has been hired to run the recently launched animation division of Skydance Media, the production company announced...

Netflix and chill no more - streaming is getting complicated

Jan. 5, 2019 10:09 AM EST

Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now. Disney and WarnerMedia are each launching their own streaming services in 2019 in a challenge to Netflix's dominance. Netflix viewers will no longer be able to watch hit movies such as "Black Panther" or "Moana," which will soon reside on...