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After a long, bumpy journey, 'Mowgli' settles in at Netflix

Dec. 8, 2018 9:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say Andy Serkis has been through the wringer with his adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" is a bit of an understatement. It was always going to be an ambitious project for a first time director — dark, intense and more in the spirit of Kipling's stories, with a...

After a long, bumpy journey, 'Mowgli' settles in at Netflix

Dec. 6, 2018 3:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say Andy Serkis has been through the ringer with his adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" is a bit of an understatement. It was always going to be an ambitious project for a first time director — dark, intense and more in the spirit of Kipling's stories, with a big...

'Ralph' repeats as No. 1, 'Crazy Rich Asians' flops in China

Dec. 2, 2018 3:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On a typically sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend in movie theaters, leftovers led the box office and Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" repeated as No. 1 with $25.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel dropped steeply (54 percent) after...

Disney says 'no merit' to Malaysia resort company lawsuit

Nov. 27, 2018 11:38 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Resort developer Genting Malaysia's lawsuit seeking $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, is "without merit," Disney said Tuesday. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central California...

Malaysian resort company sues Disney, Fox over theme park

Nov. 27, 2018 1:15 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Resort developer Genting Malaysia has filed a lawsuit in California seeking at least $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, the company said Tuesday. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central...

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

Nov. 16, 2018 8:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down. Her decision announced Friday comes amid ABC corporate parent Walt Disney Co.'s pending acquisition of 21st...

Disney results jump on strong movie slate

Nov. 8, 2018 5:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walt Disney Co.'s earnings for the latest quarter sailed passed expectations, boosted by a strong slate of movies such as "Incredibles 2" as the company moves toward closing its $71.3 billion deal to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets. Disney and other media companies are facing a...

Disney animation and Pixar president Ed Catmull to retire

Oct. 23, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Catmull, the president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios since 2006, is retiring next year. The Walt Disney Company says Tuesday that the 73-year-old Pixar co-founder will remain in an advisory role through July 2019. Robert Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, said in a...