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Disney Plus suffers some technical difficulties at launch

Nov. 12, 2019 2:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success. The $7-a-month service offering an array of Disney classics and new shows suffered some technical difficulties hours after launching at 3 a.m. E.T. on Tuesday. The problems started a little before 7 a.m.,...

A Whole New World: Disney streaming debuts with hit brands

Nov. 11, 2019 1:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot. The $7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to...

'The Lion King,' 'Toy Story 4' help boost Disney's profit

Nov. 7, 2019 5:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walt Disney Co. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income that beat Wall Street's expectations thanks to strong theater revenue from films like "The Lion King" and "Toy Story 4," along with higher parks revenue. The results came as Disney readies for the debut Tuesday of its...

Wildfire forces residents, celebrities to flee

Oct. 28, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles on Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee. Meanwhile, a blaze in Northern California wine country exploded in size. The flames that roared up a steep hillside near the...

Producers Guild to honor Netflix chief Ted Sarandos in 2020

Oct. 25, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix chief Ted Sarandos will be honored in early 2020 with an award by the Producers Guild of America. The guild announced Friday that Sarandos will receive its top honor, the Milestone Award, at its awards ceremony on Jan. 18. Since 2000, Sarandos has led Netflix's content efforts...

In 'Jojo Rabbit,' Waititi attempts his boldest balancing act

Oct. 14, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it. "I still don't even really know how to describe it without making people shift uncomfortably," says Waititi with a shrug. "Jojo Rabbit" is as...