Disney+ offers ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ pre-orders before its debut

Disney+ offers ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ pre-orders before its debut

Disney+ has previously offered early access to movies with theatrical releases, but now it’s hoping you’ll pay in advance. The streaming service has started taking pre-orders for Premier Access to Raya and the Last Dragon ahead of its digital debut on March 5th.

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Disney Plus is getting a Wakanda show from the director of Black Panther

Disney Plus is getting a Wakanda show from the director of Black Panther

Writer-director Ryan Coogler is making a new Marvel TV show for Disney Plus that will be set in the Kingdom of Wakanda as part of a five-year TV exclusivity deal with Coogler’s production banner, Proximity Media (which includes principals Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis

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Disney Plus hits 86 million subscribers in a little over one year

Disney Plus hits 86 million subscribers in a little over one year

Disney Plus has amassed more than 86 million subscribers since launching in November 2019, CEO Bob Chapek announced. Disney Plus’ latest batch of subscribers came amidst its expansion into parts of Latin America in late November.

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Disney Plus won its first Emmy awards last night, thanks to The Mandalorian

Disney Plus won its first Emmy awards last night, thanks to The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian was one of the first shows to premiere on Disney’s streaming service when it launched in November 2019, and now it’s the reason Disney Plus won its first Emmy awards.

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Disney Plus won its first Emmy awards last night, thanks to The Mandalorian

Disney Plus won its first Emmy awards last night, thanks to The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian was one of the first shows to premiere on Disney’s streaming service when it launched in November 2019, and now it’s the reason Disney Plus won its first Emmy awards.

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At last, you can watch early ‘Simpsons’ episodes as intended on Disney+

At last, you can watch early ‘Simpsons’ episodes as intended on Disney+
As promised, Simpsons fans can now watch early seasons (pre-2009) in 4:3 format on Disney+. Beginning today, users can choose to view those episodes in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. The 4:3 format won’t cut off sight gags like the one above.
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A Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ series is coming from a ‘Russian Doll’ co-creator

A Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ series is coming from a ‘Russian Doll’ co-creator
Disney+ appears to have more Star Wars shows lined up beyond a Rogue One prequel and the Obi Wan Kenobi series. Variety sources say the service is lining up a new series from Leslye Headland, the co-creator and showrunner of Netflix’s Russian Doll.
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Disney+ will start streaming ‘Artemis Fowl’ on June 12th

Disney+ will start streaming ‘Artemis Fowl’ on June 12th
Disney’s Artemis Fowl will be available for viewing exclusively through the company’s streaming platform starting on June 12th. The entertainment giant surprised fans in early April when it announced that the much-awaited adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s series will no longer be shown in theaters.
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Disney+ racks up 50 million subscribers in five months

Disney+ racks up 50 million subscribers in five months
Disney+ hasn’t had much trouble attracting customers now that its honeymoon phase is over. Disney has revealed that its streaming service now has over 50 million subscribers in the five months since launch. International expansion played a significant role, as you might have guessed.
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Disney+ racks up 50 million subscribers in five months

Disney+ racks up 50 million subscribers in five months
Disney+ hasn’t had much trouble attracting customers now that its honeymoon phase is over. Disney has revealed that its streaming service now has over 50 million subscribers in the five months since launch. International expansion played a significant role, as you might have guessed.
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Disney will stop cutting off gags on older 4:3 Simpsons episodes starting in May.

Disney will stop cutting off gags on older 4:3 Simpsons episodes starting in May.
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Other broadcasters do this with old shows, taking the original 4:3 format and cropping it top and bottom to 16:9, reducing the already-low resolution by about 25 percent. This also has the effect of removing some of original picture information.

Disney will stop cutting off gags on older 4:3 Simpsons episodes starting in May.

Disney will stop cutting off gags on older 4:3 Simpsons episodes starting in May.
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Other broadcasters do this with old shows, taking the original 4:3 format and cropping it top and bottom to 16:9, reducing the already-low resolution by about 25 percent. This also has the effect of removing some of original picture information.