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Disney+ Day returns in September

The global celebration of Disney+ Day will return on September 8th, leading into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, California. In celebration, the streaming service will host special experiences for fans and subscribers, and will premiere new content from its marquee brands, including the return of the beloved Disney […]

May 31, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Star Wars Celebration returning to London

Disney’s Star Wars Celebration will return to London in 2023, the first time the event has taken place in the UK since 2016. The ExCeL Arena will house the event – essentially a giant Comic Con exclusively dedicated to all things Star Wars – which is scheduled for April 7th to 10th next year. The […]

May 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Star Wars Andor series debuts in August on Disney+

Disney+ has announced at the Star Wars Celebration event that the new, original series Andor, from Lucasfilm will  launch exclusively on Disney+ on August 31st, with the first two episodes. The series, set prior to the events of Rogue One and will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s […]

May 26, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Report: Video game sales down 8% in April

As the world’s lockdowns end, the Video game sector is suffering commensurately. According to NPD, US total spending on video games (content, hardware, accessories) decreased by -8 per cent in April. NPD suggests that the Christmas/New Year holiday period showed disappointing results. For example, December’s sales were down 1 per cent compared with 2020 and […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Disney+ adds 7.9m subs in Q2

The Walt Disney Company has reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 2nd 2022. Revenues for the quarter and six months grew 23 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively, despite a $1 billion (€0.96bn) reduction for the amount due to a customer to early terminate licence agreements for film and television content […]

May 12, 2022

Cast of Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi attend London photocall

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the stars of the highly-anticipated Disney+ limited series, cast members Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram and Director and Executive Producer Deborah Chow attended a photocall at London’s Corinthia Hotel on May 11th. The series will launch exclusively on Disney+ from May 27th. Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 […]

May 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ unveils new Star Wars series

Disney+ joined in the Star Wars celebrations on May 4th by showcasing two new exclusive series from Lucasfilm. Firstly, Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett explores the behind-the-scenes story of the legendary bounty hunter’s return to the sands of Tatooine with mercenary Fennec Shand, who together seek to claim the territory and crime syndicate […]

May 5, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Production begins on BBC/Sister’s The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies

The BBC and Sister have announced that production has begun on the five-part thriller, The Following Events Are Based On A Pack Of Lies – the first original series from sibling writing duo Penelope Skinner (Fresh Meat, Linda, Briony Hatch – a graphic novel) and Ginny Skinner (Briony Hatch – a graphic novel), with Robbie […]

April 21, 2022

Sky announces start of production for Borderland

Sky has announced the start of production in Glasgow for new Sky Original revenge-filled action thriller Borderland written by Top Boy creator Ronan Bennett and The Guard Brothers. Sky, Ingenious Media and Rocket Science present in association with Screen Scotland and LipSync. Borderland will be available on Sky Cinema in 2022. Borderland, a Sky Original […]

April 12, 2022

MCM Comic Con returns with trio of 2022 events

MCM Comic Con, the ultimate celebration of pop culture, is back with bang with three hotly anticipated shows rolling into London twice, in May and October, and rounding off with Birmingham in November. The first MCM takes place on a May Bank Holiday weekend as the event soars into London’s ExCeL on May 27th and […]

April 6, 2022