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Ozobot joins forces with Marvel for new educational superhero machines

Ozobot, the programmable robots that teach kids how to code, are gaining new Marvel-themed skins and starter packs. Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man kits ship later this year.
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Big lamp to fill: Will Smith may play the Genie in Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’

A new Genie is taking over the magic lamp. Will Smith is reportedly in talks to play the role in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. Robin Williams voiced the character in the animated film.

Capcom’s ‘Disney Afternoon Collection’ bundles 8-bit NES classics in HD

Publisher Capcom will bundle six of its most beloved 8-bit classics in The Disney Afternoon Collection, an upcoming retro compilation for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms.

Circle with Disney adds Alexa support, rewards for completing chores

Ideal for any parent that's attempting to manage home Wi-Fi usage, a new software platform for the Circle with Disney device is opening up a bevy of possibilities for third-party services and apps.
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Latest ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ trailer: Jack Sparrow needs pants, crew

The first full trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is here, and there is plenty of Jack Sparrow to see. The pirate has to deal with a new threat, but he needs pants and a crew first.
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Disney scientists design high-tech room that charges mobile devices wirelessly

How about living in a house that starts charging your mobile devices the moment you walk through the door. We're talking about free-roaming wireless charging, and Disney Research has just designed a room that can do it.

Warner Bros. revives shuttered ‘Disney Infinity’ creator for ‘Cars 3’ game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has rescued shuttered Disney Infinity creator Avalanche Software and the reopened studio is now working on a video game adaptation of the upcoming animated film Cars 3.

How Carnival’s small, wearable Medallion crafts a cruise just for you

Princess Cruise ships will be the first Carnival Corporation brand to offer wearable technology that unlocks new interactions for passengers before, during and after a cruise. The quarter-sized Medallion seamlessly connects guests with the…

'League of Legends' is about to make even more money thanks to Disney and MLB

In an attempt to raise profits, Disney- and Major League Baseball-co-owned BAMTech is cashing in on e-sports. It's doing so by snatching exclusive rights over the streaming and monetization of League of Legends tournaments.
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The Death Star comes to Earth ahead of premiere of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Can't wait for the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Pass the time by witnessing the firepower of a fully armed and operational battle station, thanks to a clever transformation of Epcot Center.
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Disney performs some tooth-based magic for more lifelike digital doubles

CGI of humans can still look a little off, with teeth perhaps proving the biggest challenge when it comes to accuracy. Boffins at Disney Research, however, seem to have found a way to quickly create more realistic digital actors…
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Jyn has a blaster problem in Twitter's 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' clip 2:37

Disney's first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is just weeks away. Here's everything we know about the film thus far, from its cast of characters and release date to its surrounding universe and tone.