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Disney Plus user accounts already found on hacking sites

Nov. 19, 2019 11:00 AM EST

Disney says its new Disney Plus streaming service doesn’t have a security breach, but some users have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts. The news site ZDNet found stolen account usernames and passwords selling for $3 on underground hacking forums. Disney’s streaming...

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...

Bale and Damon go into overdrive for 'Ford v Ferrari'

Nov. 8, 2019 4:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — France's legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari," runs more than 3,000 miles over the course of 24 hours. But that's nothing compared to the distance Christian Bale had to cover coming off playing Dick Cheney in "Vice." "When I first signed...

'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...

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...

Disney World workers endure tourists who punch, yell, grope

Oct. 12, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney World employees are easy targets. Tourists scream at them, sexually harass them and in the most serious cases, physically attack them, according to law enforcement reports. "There are so many situations, so many things that happen every single day to cast members," said Disney...

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige developing 'Star Wars' film

Sep. 26, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is teaming up with Lucasfilm to develop a new "Star Wars" film. Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn told the entertainment trade The Hollywood Reporter that it made sense for Feige to team up with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy to help usher...

Shake-up in the leadership of Disney theme park resorts

Sep. 25, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There's been a shake-up in the leadership of the Disney theme park resorts. The head of the Disneyland Resort in California is heading to Florida to take the top position at Walt Disney World. Josh D'Amaro will take over leadership of Disney World starting in November. He is replacing...

It's a vegan world after all, at least at Disney parks

Sep. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a vegan world after all, at least at Disney's U.S. theme parks. Disney said Tuesday that plant-based meals would be available at all of its restaurants and quick-meal hubs at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. The company says on its blog that the...