Tag: DISNEY

The RetroBeat: Adventures in the Magic Kingdom is my NES guilty pleasure

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  I love video games based on real theme parks. Heck, I even have a soft spot for that awful Universal Studios title for GameCube. Look, I just like theme parks, and any experience that makes me feel like I’m in one makes me happy. As a […]

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The Multibillion-Dollar Streaming Giants Would Like You To Stop Sharing Your Passwords, Please

Back in March, Netflix began slowly rolling out a system to crack down on users sharing their passwords. While the streaming giant was initially fine with multiple logins to one account and considered it a “positive thing” that was part-and-parcel of normal household use, that viewpoint is quickly going to the wayside as Netflix and […]

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Laverne Cox’s Promising Young Woman Role Was Voiced by a Male Actor for Its Italian Release. Here’s Why That’s ‘a Straight-Up Act of Violence’

Screenshot: Focus Features/Movieclips (YouTube) We’re gonna say this one more time for the cheap seats in the back: Stop. Deliberately. Misgendering. People. Advertisement Look, we get it. Many of us are still acclimating to a world that increasingly identifies beyond the gender binary. Even the most well-meaning among us who happen to still be relatively […]

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The Muppets Are Getting Their First Halloween Special With Disney+’s Spooky ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’

There are multiple Muppets-themed Christmas movies and specials, most notably The Muppets Christmas Carol (a masterpiece), but Halloween has been sadly overlooked in the Muppets canon. The Muppets wiki notes that “the Muppets have made several attempts at producing Halloween-themed television specials,” but none of them came to fruition, even though Uncle Deadly could serve […]

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‘Loki’ Will Step Away From Disney+’s Friday Release Pattern With A Slightly Bumped-Up Premiere Date

Despite experiencing massive success with both WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier that followed in the footsteps of The Mandalorian by dropping new episodes on Fridays, Disney+ is shaking things up when it comes to Loki. In a new video released by Marvel, the God of Mischief actor Tom Hiddleston breaks the news […]

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Fox News Attempted To Gin Up Some Fake Outrage By Falsely Claiming Liberals Want To Cancel ‘Snow White’

In the wake of the disastrous, deadly end of Donald Trump’s presidency, Republicans sprang into action: They put all their muscle into making fake controversies out of children’s entertainment. Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, Pepé Le Pew, the Muppets — conservatives claimed they were all being “canceled.” They weren’t. But it made for good fake […]

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Sebastian Stan Has Called Upon Disney+ To Release A New ‘Cut’ From ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’

The dust hasn’t even settled yet after The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s relatively heartwarming finale, at least where Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes’ fates are concerned, and we’ve already got some confirmations and a suggestion for more. A fourth Captain America movie (focusing on Sam taking up the shield for real this time) is […]

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What’s Next For ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier?’

This post contains spoilers for ‘The Falcon and The Winter Solider.’ This past weekend, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier concluded and gave Marvel fans the moment they’ve all been waiting for: the inauguration of the next — and rightful — Captain America, Sam Wilson. In addition, fans finally got to see the broody Bucky […]

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ESPN2 Is Airing A Marvel-Themed Warriors-Pelicans Broadcast, And NBA Fans Are Freaking Out

Friday was apparently a day to express your frustration with Disney online, for one reason or another. Whether you’re upset that the Disney theme park experience is becoming too “woke” or you don’t like Marvel superheroes getting in the way of your enjoyment of a basketball game, there was truly something for everyone to get […]

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People Are Losing It Over An Adult Disney Superfan Writing An Op-Ed To Whine That ‘Wokeness Is Ruining The Experience At Disney World’

Jonathan VanBoskerck is not exactly a household name, but on Friday he very quickly, became the most famous Disney Adult in America after a bizarre opinion piece decrying “woke” culture was published in an Orlando newspaper. The photo, with the man in a Hawaiian-adjacent Disney shirt with Disney trinkets in the background, was enough to […]

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Power Ranking The Winners And Losers Of The ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ Season Finale

Twice already, Disney+ has proven that the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows can succeed on the small screen in serialized format. People were already pivoting more to watching blockbusters at home, even before the pandemic, but now, the ballgame has changed even more. People will still go to movies, yes, but streaming is the future. With […]

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Ben Shapiro Goes Trolling in Hollywood

The war over cancel culture is reaching new levels of absurdity. Earlier this year, Lucasfilm dropped the actress Gina Carano from its Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian after she likened conservatives—who she said are “hated” for their political views—to Jews who had died in the Holocaust. Her comments generated the usual cycle of backlash: #FireGinaCarano […]

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Is Reportedly Joining Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ Series For Disney+

The Mother of Dragons might be making the jump to Marvel. Emilia Clarke is reportedly in talks to join Marvel’s Secret Invasion, one of its recently announced series headed to Disney+. Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn are confirmed to reprise their roles (Nick Fury and his Skrull ally Talos), and Kingsley Ben-Adir and Olivia […]

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Marvel Found A Way For ‘WandaVision’ And ‘Falcon And Winter Soldier’ To Not Compete Against Each Other At The Emmys

Disney+’s first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, was nominated for 13 Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series. That puts pressure on the streaming service’s Marvel shows, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, to also be factors during awards season. But only one of them will compete against Baby Yoda. Nate Moore, the vice […]

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Barb (Annie Mumolo) And Star (Kristen Wiig) Will Go To Disney To Write A ‘Cinderella’s Evil Stepsisters’ Movie

After getting a screenplay nomination at the Academy Awards for Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo waited 10 years before their next movie, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, which should have been nominated for Best Picture. The wait for their next feature won’t be nearly as long. Wiig and Mumolo are working […]

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Thousands of Fans Are Apparently Petitioning to Get King T’Challa Recast, and No. Just No.

Chadwick Boseman attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s “Black Panther” at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) No. No. No. Nononononononononono. Gif: Giphy Advertisement What we’re not going to do is this. I won’t stand for it. I don’t even want to entertain the thought of […]

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Because I’m Not an Idiot, Here Are 5 Things I’d Rather Fight Than Aaron Donald—and Yes, That Includes a School Bus

Photo: Abbie Parr (Getty Images) Look, I’m not a fan of violence. Corporal punishment is not my ministry, and aside from owning an Oculus Quest 2, I haven’t had to throw hands in a hot minute. Advertisement But aside from maybe slapping the shit out of your firstborn—and even that’s up for debate—you have to […]

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‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ Team Is Pretty Sure You’re ‘Going To Cry’ During The Next Episode

Many of the best episodes of Game of Thrones weren’t the season finale — they were the episode before the finale. I don’t need to summarize what happened in “Baelor,” “Blackwater,” “The Rains of Castamere,” and “Battle of the Bastards” (that one is self-explanatory) for you to remember what happened in the episode. They’re that […]

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The Newest ‘Black Widow’ Trailer’s Reception Shows That People *Really* Want More Fresh Blockbusters

Black Widow recently received one more release date pushback (to July 9, 2021), and it sure looks like this should be the final adjustment? Given that Godzilla vs. Kong drew an unexpectedly significant amount of dollars on its opening weekend — while also streaming at no additional charge to HBO Max subscribers — it seems […]

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The Funk Boutique: Building Legacies in Fashion and Beauty

British Vogue May 2021 CoversPhoto: Mikael Jansson Well before she became a world-renowned actress, something was taken from the woman we’ve long known as “Thandie Newton”––the “W” in her name. It started when she was in school and continued when her name was misprinted in the credits of her debut role, Flirtation; now, she’s reclaimed […]

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I Ain’t One to Gossip, but Paul Pierce Might’ve Had a Mid-Life Crisis This Weekend and Was Stupid Enough to Put It on IG Live

Screenshot: @PaulPierce Disney is notoriously strict when it comes to the behavior of its stars both on and off-screen, and while I’m not sure if those same rules apply to ESPN employees—the sports juggernaut was acquired by the House of Mouse back in 1995—I would imagine that after his actions this weekend, NBA great Paul […]

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‘Loki’ Must Clean Up The Fine Mess He Made In His Show’s New Disney+ Trailer

“Luckily, he believes in himself enough for the both of us.” That’s Luke Wilson’s Time Variance Authority officer speaking about everyone’s favorite MCU mercurial villain, and it’s quite an encouraging vibe for the Loki standalone series coming to Disney+. Not only will Loki be made to atone for his time crimes — in particular, the […]

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ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu Unveil Their Master Plans to Celebrate Black History Always

Image: ESPN Here at The Root, our unofficial motto has always been “Black History Always.” But as part of its commitment to celebrating the Black experience and amplifying a wide variety of Black stories all year long, streaming giants ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+ have launched their own Black History Always campaign—because we deserve. Advertisement As […]

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Let’s Talk About ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’s Unexpected Cameo

SPOILERS for ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ will be found below. So far, Disney+ has given us three episodes of the long-awaited “buddy comedy” with Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, and we’re getting a lot more than adventurous hijinks. Don’t get me wrong, we’re getting plenty of what we’d expect from an action-oriented Marvel […]

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The 1st Project From Lionsgate/Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project Deal Will Be a Hulu Docuseries, With Roger Ross Williams Producing

Nicole Hannah-Jones, left, attends 2019 ROOT 100 Gala on November 21, 2019; Roger Ross Williams attends the International Documentary Association’s 35th Annual IDA Documentary Awards on December 07, 2019.Photo: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images (Getty Images), Michael Tran/Getty Images (Getty Images) Let’s take you on a trip to memory lane! Back in July 2020, The Root exclusively […]

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Marsai Martin’s Saturdays Is a Love Letter to Brown-Skinned Girls

“I always want to make sure that young Black girls are in the forefront and see themselves in anything that they do…I’m creating stuff that I wish I saw when I was younger, and that is highlighting our beautiful Black queens.” — Marsai Martin, Actor, Executive Producer Marsai Martin is in her bag. She first […]

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Wyatt Russell Feels Good About People Hating His New Captain America: ‘That’s The Goal’

When Wyatt Russell‘s John Walker made his big debut as the new Captain America at the end of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s premiere, fans were not loving him, and that hatred only grew deeper as audiences got to spend more time with the new Cap in Episode 2, “The Star-Spangled Man.” You’d think […]

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The ‘Star Wars’ Takeover Of Disney+ Continues With The Thrilling ‘The Bad Batch’ Trailer

The Mandalorian is currently the only original scripted Star Wars series on Disney+, but over the next couple of years, at least 10 more titles will debut on the streaming service, including The Bad Batch. A spin-off of The Clone Wars (which ended last year), the animated series follows an “elite and experimental” group of […]

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