Disney XD doubles-down on eSports with upcoming Mario Kart 8 special

A televised special featuring Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 will air on Disney XD in December, continuing the network's foray into eSports coverage and following up on a previous Nintendo World Championships event.
Home Theater

Disney launches a Netflix-like streaming service — but only in the U.K. for now

Starting today, the U.K. boasts a new Disney streaming service that many a U.S. fan will envy. DisneyLife, which is being billed as "the biggest Disney movie collection in one digital membership" also offers TV shows, books, music, apps…
Movies & TV

How much is too much Star Wars? Disney preps new film every year forever

Disney has five Star Wars-related releases planned through 2019, and plans to use its Marvel franchise as a model to continue to create more films in the franchise each year, virtually ad infinitum.
Movies & TV

Merlin Saga adaptation lands Lord of the Rings writer

When a major studio adapts a series of young adult novels about an adolescent wizard, you stand up and take notice -- and when that studio hires one of the foremost fantasy screenwriters in the business, things get even more interesting.
Movies & TV

Are you ready for some Football, LA? Disney CEO could bring in 2 teams as early as 2016

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have teamed up and pulled off a big play. The teams have locked down Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger to head their Los Angeles stadium bid, which could move both teams to LA as early as next…
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Disney and Pixar bring Dory, Nemo, and Marlin back in new Finding Dory trailer

Nemo has been found, so Dory's family is up next. In a new trailer for Finding Dory, released by Ellen DeGeneres, who voices the forgetful fish, Dory, Marlin, and Nemo are headed on another cross-ocean adventure.
Cool Tech

Armed with electromagnetic sensors, Disney’s new wearable can tell what you’re touching 4:10

Disney's EM-Sense smart watch customizes your experience by identifying the objects you touch. The devices measures electromagnetic currents as they pass through the body even though they're undetectable to naked human senses.
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Disney exec: Robin Williams’ will prevented potential sequel using Aladdin outtakes

While the late Robin Williams recorded enough material for an Aladdin sequel during 1991 sessions for the Disney film, his will prevents them from being used, foiling claimed attempts by Disney to make a fourth film in the franchise with…
Home Theater

The Internet TV wars heat up as Playstation Vue picks up Disney, ESPN, and ABC

Things are looking up for Sony's nascent Internet TV offering, Playstation Vue, as the service has inked a new deal with Disney that will see ESPN, Disney Channel, and ABC affiliates added to its expansive channel list.
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Teen device usage stats, Ash vs Evil Dead on FB, #ForceForDaniel: DT Daily 2:23

How much teens - and babies - are using devices and media, the Evil Dead reboots on Facebook, help a dying man see Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it's too late.
Cool Tech

Disney researchers find a way to improve renderings of fabric

The most beloved of Disney characters are known as much for their outfits as they are for their stories, and now, the geniuses at the animation studio have found a more efficient way to render realistic fabrics.
Movies & TV

Netflix will stream Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Canada, not in U.S.

Netflix will stream the upcoming Star Wars film, but only in Canada. The video streaming giant hasn't been able to secure rights in the U.S. or in Europe because of the timing of other contracts.