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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

Mickey mugs the big screen

The Disney Corporation is known for two things: Family-friendly entertainment, and taking no prisoners. It is at the top table of world media as much through the second attribute as the first. Nowhere is its ruthlessness more evident than in its exploitation of the direct route to its consumers. Going direct over the heads of […]

October 13, 2020

Cinemas ‘shocked’ by Disney+ film premieres

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), representing European cinema operators, has responded to Disney’s decision to forego a cinema release for its upcoming Pixar animation Soul, and instead launch the movie straight onto its Disney+ streaming service on Christmas Day. It marks the third time during the pandemic that Disney has released a tentpole movie […]

October 13, 2020By Nik Roseveare