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The Walt Disney Company: American mass media corporation
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pens Letter to Bob Iger, Bob Chapek Over "Disney’s "Business Decisions" | THR News [Video]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pens Letter to Bob Iger, Bob Chapek Over "Disney’s "Business Decisions" | THR News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday penned a letter to Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek and chairman Bob Iger concerning the recent theme park layoffs the company made, which officials largely blamed on..

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Pixar's Soul heading straight to Disney+ [Video]

Pixar's Soul heading straight to Disney+

Pixar's new animated movie Soul, featuring the vocal talents of Jamie Foxx, is heading straight to Disney+.

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'Free Guy' Trailer Generates Impressive 55M Views in First 24 Hours | THR News [Video]

'Free Guy' Trailer Generates Impressive 55M Views in First 24 Hours | THR News

Directed by Shawn Levy, 20th Century and Disney's Free Guy is presently scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 11.

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Disney adds 'GroupWatch' feature to Disney+ [Video]

Disney adds 'GroupWatch' feature to Disney+

Disney+ is rolling out a new 'GroupWatch' feature, which will help the users enjoy their favourite movies and shows with their friends. According to Deadline, Disney+ announced the news on Tuesday..

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Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks employees [Video]

Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks employees

Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday it will lay off roughly 28,000 employees, mostly at its U.S. theme parks, where attendance has been crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in California where..

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Disney delays 'Black Widow' in setback for cinemas [Video]

Disney delays 'Black Widow' in setback for cinemas

Walt Disney Co on Wednesday postponed the release of superhero movie "Black Widow" and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" until 2021, a setback to cinema operators hoping for a late-year surge in..

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Disney Parks Chief Wants Clearance to Reopen From Governor | THR News [Video]

Disney Parks Chief Wants Clearance to Reopen From Governor | THR News

The Walt Disney Co.'s parks chief on Tuesday made it clear to Gov. Gavin Newsom that the company wants clearance to reopen the Disneyland Resort now.

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Walt Disney World plans on reopening one of its water parks spring 2021 [Video]

Walt Disney World plans on reopening one of its water parks spring 2021

Disney is planning on reopening one of its two water parks next year.

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Tatiana Maslany lands coveted ‘She Hulk’ role [Video]

Tatiana Maslany lands coveted ‘She Hulk’ role

Marvel Studios looks like it’s found its found its latest leading lady, with Tatiana Maslany set to become She-Hulk in the Disney+ series.

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ABC's 'Stumptown' Renewal Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic | THR News [Video]

ABC's 'Stumptown' Renewal Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic | THR News

The Disney-owned broadcaster has reversed course on its renewal and instead opted to strike the show from its schedule due to timing and scheduling issues.

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Disney Releases First Trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 [Video]

Disney Releases First Trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

An official trailer for the popular Disney+ series ‘The Mandalorian’ hit the internet on September 15.

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Disney+ On Track To Surpass Hulu Subscribers By 2024 [Video]

Disney+ On Track To Surpass Hulu Subscribers By 2024

Insider Intelligence publishes research and forecasts on the Media, Advertising, and Marketing industry. According to their latest estimates for over-the-top video services in the US, change is coming...

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U.S. lawmakers quiz Disney CEO over 'Mulan' [Video]

U.S. lawmakers quiz Disney CEO over 'Mulan'

A group of bipartisan U.S. lawmakers urged Walt Disney Bob Chapek to explain the company's connection with "security and propaganda" authorities of China's Xinjiang region during the production of..

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Disney cancels Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT [Video]

Disney cancels Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT will both be called off amid coronavirus concerns, according to Disney's park blog.

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Disney's 'Mulan' Under Fire For Filming in China's Xinjiang Province | THR News [Video]

Disney's 'Mulan' Under Fire For Filming in China's Xinjiang Province | THR News

Disney's big-budget remake of 'Mulan,' already the subject of a pro-democracy boycott, has come under additional fire for filming scenes in China's Xinjiang Province

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Disney+ Airing Chadwick Boseman Tribute [Video]

Disney+ Airing Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Disney+ Airing Chadwick Boseman Tribute

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John Boyega calls out Disney for sidelining diverse 'Star Wars' characters [Video]

John Boyega calls out Disney for sidelining diverse 'Star Wars' characters

In a recent interview with 'British GQ,' Boyega suggested that he and other diverse cast members were "pushed aside" in the franchise's sequels.

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Disney on How to Proceed on 'Black Panther' Without Chadwick Boseman | THR News [Video]

Disney on How to Proceed on 'Black Panther' Without Chadwick Boseman | THR News

Outside of family, only a small group of insiders was aware of the Marvel star’s battle with cancer, and now studio executives are grieving and figuring out a way forward.

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What Whoopi Goldberg Wants To See At Disney--And It's Not 'Frozen Land' [Video]

What Whoopi Goldberg Wants To See At Disney--And It's Not 'Frozen Land'

Whoopi Goldberg is calling on Disney to go a little bit beyond its usual menu of fairytale royalty attractions. According to CNN, 'The View' co-host wants to see a Wakanda theme park, built in honor of..

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Amy Adams Joins 'Dear Evan Hansen' Musical, Disney Wins Bidding War for Film From ‘Lego Batman’ Writer & More News | THR New [Video]

Amy Adams Joins 'Dear Evan Hansen' Musical, Disney Wins Bidding War for Film From ‘Lego Batman’ Writer & More News | THR New

Amy Adams joins the cast of Universal's adaptation of the musical 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Paul Mescal has landed a role in Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut 'The Lost Daughter' and Disney wins a..

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Disney World attendance to stay capped; Disneyland reopening 'not much of a negotiation,' CEO says

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Disney movies are now available in 4K on Apple’s iTunes store

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'Magical Disney experience' going away? What Disney's layoffs mean for theme park guests

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Disney to lay off 28,000 employees due to coronavirus pandemic's economic toll

The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will lay off 28,000 furloughed workers in the company's California and Florida theme parks as it moves to recover from a sharp financial blow caused by the..
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Disney to lay off 28,000 workers due to impact of coronavirus

The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will lay off 28,000 furloughed workers from its theme parks, stores and cruises as it moves to recover from a sharp financial blow caused by the coronavirus..
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The Walt Disney Company will lay off 28,000 employees in its park division California and Florida in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Disney Sued Over 'Toy Story 4' Duke Caboom Resemblance to Evel Knievel

If the "Toy Story 4" character Duke Caboom reminded you of Evel Knievel, you're not alone -- the folks in charge of his image and likeness thought so too ... and now they're suing. A company called K&K..
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disney’s remakes aren’t good because they don’t need to be
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Epcot's annual food and wine festival still on at Walt Disney World, but on a much smaller scale due to COVID-19

Disney's annual celebration of all things food and drink may be smaller this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it still packs a lot of flavor
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Disney's 'Mulan' gets cold reception in boycott-leading Hong Kong

disney's 'mulan' gets cold reception in boycott-leading hong kong
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