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Disney ‘pandemic’ movies getting UK cinema release

Three feature films from Disney and Pixar – initially released on the Disney+ platform during Covid-19 lockdowns – will hit cinemas in the UK for the first time in 2024. The movies are 2022’s Turning Red, 2020’s Soul and 2021’s Luca. The news follows the announcement in December 2023 that the movies would be getting […]

January 12, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Disney Pixar ‘pandemic’ movies hitting US cinemas

Pixar has announced that a trio of movies that were released on the Disney+ streaming platform during the C0vid-19 pandemic, when lockdowns were enforced around the globe, will soon be arriving in US cinemas. Posting on social media platform X, Pixar said: “Experience all the emotions for the first time ever IN THEATERS! See Disney […]

December 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Soul Machines announces New Entertainment Division

Soul Machines, a company pioneering the creation of autonomously animated Digital People in the metaverse and the digital worlds of today, has announced the launch of a new Entertainment division with the goal of creating unique and highly personalized experiences redefining fan engagement and entertainment enterprise. On the heels of a recent $70 million Series […]

June 7, 2022

Pixar’s Turning Red to premiere on Disney+

Disney has announced that Pixar’s Turning Red will premiere globally on the Disney+ streaming platform on March 11th. The movie had previously been scheduled for a theatrical release on the same date. “Disney+ subscribers around the world enthusiastically embraced Pixar’s Academy Award-winning Soul and the critically-acclaimed Luca when they premiered exclusively on the service and […]

January 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

CinemaStars Entertainment launches mentor programme

CinemaStars Entertainment, a digital platform covering the world of children’s entertainment, has announced its pilot CinemaStars Mentorship Programme. The new programme consists of daily virtual sessions conducted by professionals from the film and entertainment industries. CinemaStars aims to encourage young people to develop journalism skills through this process, introduce the concept of digital marketing and […]

May 24, 2021

Soul short ’22 vs Earth’ premieres April 30 on Disney+

Ever wonder what new soul 22 has against Earth in Disney and Pixar’s hit 2020 feature film Soul? A new short from Pixar Animation Studios revisits the skeptical soul long before she ever met Joe Gardner. Debuting on Disney+ on April 30, 22 vs Earth welcomes Tina Fey back to The Great Before as the voice of […]

April 22, 2021

Data: 487k UK homes watched Disney+ Soul at Xmas

Viewing figures from TV data and analytics company Samba TV showcases how many UK households watched Soul on Disney+ and Doctor Who on BBC One over the festive period. Reflecting Covid-19 restrictions, regions in the stricter lockdowns led the way with higher viewing figures. Some 487,000 UK households watched the new Pixar movie Soul on […]

January 7, 2021

Singapore: Disney+ joining StarHub

StarHub has signed an exclusive agreement with The Walt Disney Company to become the official distributor of Disney+ in Singapore with StarHub’s TV, mobile and broadband offerings. When Disney+ launches on February 23rd, StarHub’s TV, mobile and broadband customers will be able to watch all six Disney content brands on the streaming service through their […]

January 7, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ removes Mulan paywall

The live-action remake of Mulan is now available to stream for all Disney+ subscribers. Previously the movie had only been available to Disney+ customers afyer paying an additional £19.99 / €21.99 / $29.99 to gain access to it. The film was pulled from cinemas following multiple delays brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Disney chief […]

December 4, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Report: Disney hires show shift to DTC

The Walt Disney Company’s recent hiring trend shows a shift to Disney+, its SVoD platform, and retail stores to offset the impact of Covid-19 on its theme park business. Hiring remains strong in the media networks, direct-to-consumer (DTC) and

October 30, 2020