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A doc from the Disney family takes aim at the Mouse House

Sep. 30, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Abigail E. Disney has been critical of the company that bears her name before. But for the first time, Disney, the granddaughter of co-founder Roy O. Disney, has put her views into the medium the Mouse House was built on: a movie. In the new documentary “The...

Disney+ ad-free subscription cost to rise by 38% in December

Aug. 10, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it is raising prices for streaming subscribers in the U.S. who want to watch Disney+ without ads, as more viewers switch to what CEO Bob Chapek described as the “best value in streaming.” The price increases are tied to a new tiered service Disney...

David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

Aug. 08, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. ...

Dolly Parton reveals Dollywood's longest roller coaster

Aug. 06, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton donned her best sequined park ranger outfit Friday to unveil Big Bear Mountain, Dollywood’s newest and longest roller coaster opening in spring 2023. The attraction, an expansion of Wildwood Grove, will bring thrills to this family-friendly...

In 'Ms. Marvel', Muslim fans see a reflection of their lives

Jul. 12, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jumana Zakir knows who she is going to be for Halloween this year. Hint: Her new favorite superhero is a lot like her – female, teen, Muslim, American and “totally awesome.” “Kamala Khan is me,” said the exuberant 13-year-old from Anaheim, California....