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Pixar founder on leave after ‘unwanted hugs’ accusation

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer for Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, will take a six-month break from work after misconduct allegations. Pixar staff told The Hollywood Reporter that Lasseter often gave “unwanted hugs” and invaded the personal space of his colleagues. Staffers have also accused the man behind films such as Toy Story, […]

Disney, Alibaba launch SVOD service

The Walt Disney Company and Alibaba Group are today launching a subscription OTT service in China. The launch represents the second market new Disney OTT brand DisneyLife has launched in, coming after its UK bow. The Mickey Mouse-themed platform is being made available for presale today, and costs RMB799 (US$125) for a one-year subscription via […]

Disney takes on Netflix with DisneyLife

The Walt Disney Company has launched its new UK streaming service DisneyLife, offering access to the firm’s “biggest collection of entertainment in one place”. The service costs £9.99 (US$15.11) per month and is available as an app on compatible Android and iOS devices. Users can also stream content to TV via Apple Airplay or Chromecast. […]

Disney launching UK streaming service

Disney is launching DisneyLife, a direct-to-consumer streaming service in the UK. It rolls out next month and will give subs direct access to a raft of animated shows, TV series and movies. The Financial Times broke the news. Disney confirmed the launch plans but declined further comment. It is expected to make an official announcement confirming […]

New Disney channel launches in France

Disney has launched a new movie channel and on-demand service in France that will have a slew of features from the studio and get the upcoming Star Wars movie in an exclusive first window. Disney Cinema has rolled out on the CanalSat platform, and is programmed with features from Disney and its Pixar and Star […]

Exclusive: Al Jazeera Children’s Channel inks huge programming deal with Disney

Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) has inked a programming deal with Disney for TV series and Disney and Disney/Pixar movies for its kids’ net and its preschool offshoot, TBI has learned. JCC, which reach hundreds of millions of homes across the Middle East, will get a raft of Disney series including hit cartoon series Phineas […]