How do you think the Disney-owned Star Wars movie is going to play out? Could we see a healthier, more politically correct version of Jabba the Hut? Will R2D2 finally meet the one? Who do you think Disney should introduce in the new Star Wars? Comic by The Joy of Tech
Disney To Acquire Maker Studios Despite Last Minute Rival Bid From Relativity Media
Even with the last-minute competition bid from Relativity Media, Disney is rumored to have already successfully acquired online video production company Maker Studios. Although shareholders won’t vote until today on the acquisition, Maker Studios has already stated that it’s entering a deal with Disney. A spokesperson from Maker Studios announced the merger with Disney, saying… Continue reading Disney To Acquire Maker Studios Despite Last Minute Rival Bid From Relativity Media
Firefighters Sing ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen to Scared Child During Rescue Effort
We know firefighters are brave, but we didn’t know they were singers too. In Massachusetts, a mother and her two children were stuck in an elevator shaft where the only way out was up a ladder and over a wall. To calm the nerves of trapped four-year-old Kaelyn Kerr, the firemen began singing the song… Continue reading Firefighters Sing ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen to Scared Child During Rescue Effort
‘Walking Disney’: If Disney Met The Walking Dead
Disney movies are timeless classics. The Walking Dead TV show capitalizes on the popularity of the zombie apocalypse. Have you ever considered combining the two? Would the Disney princesses fight zombies or hunger for human flesh? These questions may not have occurred to you, but they have occupied the mind of artist Kasami-Sensei. The series… Continue reading ‘Walking Disney’: If Disney Met The Walking Dead
Disney Launching Its Own Accelerator for Media and Entertainment Startups
“Do or do not, there is no try.” This epigraph heading Disney Accelerator‘s landing page signals that Disney plays no games when it comes to entrepreneurial initiatives. In an effort to spur transformations in the media and entertainment industry, Disney will be accepting 10 startups into its new mentorship-based accelerator program. Accompanied by $120,000 in… Continue reading Disney Launching Its Own Accelerator for Media and Entertainment Startups
Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey Is Joining Disney’s Board
Thinking about taking a trip to Disney Land? Walt Disney announced Monday afternoon that Jack Dorsey, a co-founder and executive of both Twitter and Square, is joining the board. “Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce spaces,” said Robert A. Iger, the chairman… Continue reading Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey Is Joining Disney’s Board
Disney’s MagicBand: Next-Generation Customer Experience Without Social Media Integration?
Disney is well known for providing the ultimate entertainment experience, and for some time they have also been trying to expand the customer on-site experience at their parks with RFID technology. As of May 20, 2013 Disney passholders can change their common paper passes into a new card that allows visitors to use the new… Continue reading Disney’s MagicBand: Next-Generation Customer Experience Without Social Media Integration?