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Walt Disney to lay off 28,000 employees at US theme parks

Walt Disney will lay off 28,000 employees, mostly at its US theme parks. Disney cited the parks’ limited visitor capacity and uncertainty about how long the coronavirus pandemic would last as reasons for the layoffs. The company’s theme parks have taken a major hit from the pandemic. Disney shut all its parks earlier this year […]

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Disney renames 20th Century Fox Television brand

20th Century Fox, one of the most-recognized names in entertainment history, is officially no more. Disney on Monday it would be rebranding one of its TV studios, 20th Century Fox Television, as 20th Television. The new name cuts both the “Century” and the “Fox” from the studio’s name. The move follows Disney dropping the Fox […]

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Walt Disney World to reopen in Orlando starting July 11

Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency said. The successful reopening of its parks is a signal event for Disney and the rest of the world as governments and companies strategize how to move out […]

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Shanghai Disneyland’s tickets sell out as park prepares to reopen on Monday

Tickets for the earliest days of Shanghai Disneyland’s re-opening in China sold out rapidly on Friday, according to the park’s website. The park is preparing to open next weekend after a three-month shut down because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Tickets for Monday, May 11, the first day the park will welcome guests again, through […]

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Disney reopens some shops and restaurants in Shanghai but theme park stays shut

Disney is reopening some areas of its mega resort in Shanghai more than a month after it was forced to close because of the coronavirus outbreak. The company said on Monday that certain shopping and dining attractions would operate at a limited capacity, while the Shanghai Disneyland theme park itself would remain closed. Disney closed […]

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Meghan Markle signs a voiceover deal with Disney

Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has reportedly signed a deal with Disney to benefit a wildlife charity. Markle will do voiceover work in return for a donation to Elephants Without Borders, an organization that “helps to track and protect the animals from poaching.” The deal was set ahead of Markle and Prince Harry announcing they are preparing to […]

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Sony and Disney ink deal allowing return of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that they would make the  third Spider-Man movie together. Sony and Disney have struck a new deal over Spider-Man, which would let the web-slinging hero return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at […]