Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ on Disney Plus is what ‘The Lion King’ remake should’ve been

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I know ‘Black is King’ is its own project and was never meant to be a remake of ‘The Lion King.’ But after watching it, I couldn’t help but think: Why wasn’t this the remake? A few years ago, when Disney announced it would be remaking The Lion King , I can’t say that I was swept up in the general excitement. Read Full Story

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‘Black Panther 2’ is supposed to film in Georgia. Why are Disney and Marvel so quiet?

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Why ‘Black Panther 2’ could be Hollywood’s biggest platform to denounce the Georgia voting laws. Earlier this week, two prominent Black filmmakers took a stand against Georgia’s new, restrictive voting laws by pulling their upcoming project out of the state. Emancipation , a slave drama starring Will Smith and directed by Antoine Fuqua for Apple TV, will no longer be shooting in the Peach State. Read Full Story

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Disney put the brakes on going back to the movies. Here’s why

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You’ll be waiting a bit longer on ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Cruella.’ For many months now, the much-anticipated Marvel movie Black Widow has sat boldly on the movie release calendar. Slated to come out in theaters on May 7, the film was a sign that Disney, the studio releasing the film, felt confident that the ebbing state of the pandemic meant that fans would swarm to see the film in-person, driving up box-office receipts. More than any other film set for release this year, Black Widow was a harbinger of better times ahead for the movie business, which has been severely crippled by COVID-19. Read Full Story

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So far, Netflix is surviving the coronavirus crisis better than most media and tech companies

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There’s a reason why Netflix is performing better than Disney and Fox, or even Facebook and Snap. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that yesterday was the single worst trading day for the United States in over 30 years. The Dow alone fell 10% in a single day—its worst performance since Black Monday in 1987. And believe it or not, the Dow performed better than many of its foreign counterparts . Read Full Story

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Disney doubles down on Disney+ with 50 new titles to come

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Disney’s annual Investor Day conference was all about Disney+, which it’s loading up with more content from Star Wars and Marvel. Disney+ was the belle of the ball at Disney’s Investor Day conference on December 10, reemphasizing the company’s pivot to streaming and providing an excuse to spend four hours detailing dozens of new titles planned for the streaming service, including new Star Wars and Marvel titles. Read Full Story

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