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Dwayne Johnson teams up with Disney for Jungle Cruise

Dwayne Johnson will star in Jungle Cruise, an upcoming film based on a Disney amusement park ride. As with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Disney hopes to find success with an attraction-based movie.

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Circle of life: The Lion King returns to reign in new Disney primetime movie, TV series

It's the circle of life, it seems, as Disney has plans to bring back The Lion King through a new primetime short movie and TV series based on Simba's son Kion and his group of friends, set to air in 2016.

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Disney’s new ‘team rendering’ makes 3D animation easier

Disney Research has come up with a new way to render high-quality visuals for its animation, according to Phys.org. This method was designed to salvage pixel inaccuracies while retaining graphical detail. It's an approach which will reportedly boost…

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Disney chief says ESPN could be offered a la carte … eventually

Disney chief Bob Iger told CNBC that the conglomerate could offer ESPN a la carte, but not within the next few years. The most likely holdup? Cash money. ESPN is still one of Disney's most profitable sectors as a cable channel.

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Disney has a dino movie, too: Checkout The Good Dinosaur’s full trailer

Disney-Pixar released the full trailer for The Good Dinosaur, which is due to hit theaters on Nov. 25. The family-friendly flick will focus on the friendship of an orphaned dinosaur and a human cave-boy.

Game of Thrones writer to pen script for live action reboot of Disney’s Sword in the Stone

Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman has been tapped to pen the script for a live action reboot of the 1963 Disney animated movie Sword in the Stone, the last flick to be released before Walt Disney's death.

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Disney developing a live-action Aladdin prequel, focusing on the Genie

Disney is moving forward with Genies, a live-action Aladdin prequel to be written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. The comedy will focus on genies generally, but specifically explore how Aladdin's genie ended up in his lamp.

ESPN losing subscribers, cutting costs

While the “worldwide leader in sports” has historically been a cash cow, a changing cable landscape has prompted Disney -- the network’s parent company -- to slash the sports behemoth’s budget.

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Disney bans selfie sticks from its theme parks

Proud selfie stick owner? Disneyland and Walt Disney World are the latest places where you can't take your smartphone accessory, with Disney citing safety concerns in banning the devices.

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Jurassic World stayed on top, but Inside Out made big waves last weekend

Disney/Pixar's 'Inside Out' managed to set multiple box office records, in spite of stiff competition from 'Jurassic World.' The animated film had the highest-grossing debut of any original film, taking the title from 'Avatar.'

Disney reportedly making Maleficent sequel, but will Angelina Jolie be on board?

Disney is reportedly in the early stages of organizing a sequel to Maleficent. Lead actress Angelina Jolie, however, has not yet been signed to the project, though Joe Roth is slated to produce, with Linda Woolverton on board to pen the second installment.

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Disney will expand its MagicBands technology, explores use of other wearables

Tom Staggs, chief operating officer of The Walt Disney Co., recently said the company will expand the use of its smart wristband technology in varied forms beyond its flagship resort in Orlando, Florida to other Disney resorts, according to Reuters.

Wearables

Disney has made tiny musical instruments that use sound to control your smartphone

Disney has created Acoustruments, tiny musical instruments which use ultrasonic sound to control your smartphone, that require no power, and can be built using 3D printers.

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The Star Wars saga goes digital this Friday with new bonus features

Until now, if you wanted to watch one of the Star Wars films on your phone or tablet, you were on your own, and it wasn't easy. Now the entire six-movie saga will be available in high resolution digital format.

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Disney invests a huge amount of money in DraftKings

The Walt Disney Company is said to be investing $250 million in fantasy sports website DraftKings. The deal, however, is less about the goings-on of the website itself than it is about advertising on the Disney-owned ESPN.

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