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Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

Disney's standalone streaming service: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Disney is currently developing on a standalone streaming service - and it hasn't been shy about discussing it with the media.Thanks to the company's talkative CEO, we have a good idea about when it will launch, how much it will cost, and what types of... Read more

Disney might not ditch Netflix after all, new streaming service could co-exist

Disney might not ditch Netflix after all, new streaming service could co-exist

By Elyse Betters

Contrary to recent reports, Disney might not be pulling its content from Netflix. The Marvel films and TV series, along with the Star Wars films in the US, could stay on the platform beyond 2019.At present, Netflix has the exclusive rights to Disney's... Read more

What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up?

What is Circle with Disney, how can it moderate kids' internet usage and how do you set it up?

By Andy Robertson

No matter how responsible or communicative your children are, ensuring their online activity is safe and healthy is no easy matter. For parents this is a challenge on many levels. What content is children accessing? Which devices are they using to go... Read more

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

What is DisneyLife and why will it make your summer holidays better?

By Rik Henderson

Disney has always been active on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, with many of its movies available to view as part of a subscription. However, it has also been steadily growing its own, standalone streaming service since launching... Read more

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 2: Win Disney Infinity play sets and figures worth over £200

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 2: Win Disney Infinity play sets and figures worth over £200

By Stuart Miles

Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint.We'll be giving away a great piece of kit every single day, with something for everyone, from smartphones... Read more

Disney Infinity 3.0 review: The force is strong with this one
4.0 stars

Disney Infinity 3.0 review: The force is strong with this one

By Andy Robertson

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Starter Pack ups the ante with triple-A gameplay and enhanced Toy Box creations tools for the well-established toys to life series. Although the toys lack innovation and purchasing is somewhat complex, the Star Wars brand... Read more

Disney Infinity 3.0 preview: Not just a Star Wars sandbox

Disney Infinity 3.0 preview: Not just a Star Wars sandbox

By Andy Robertson

Disney Infinity could have rested on its laurels this year. Star Wars would certainly have shifted enough units with only minor changes. But happily we also have a range of enhancements injected from a trio of top tier developers.As is the way with toys-game... Read more

Disney's new Star Wars app lets you take selfies dressed as a Jedi or other characters

Disney's new Star Wars app lets you take selfies dressed as a Jedi or other characters

By Elyse Betters

Disney and Lucasfilm are taking selfies to a whole new level. Or should we say "a galaxy far, far away..."?They've launched the official Star Wars app on Android (on Google Play now) and iOS (which should be available very soon), with the purpose of giving... Read more

Disney wants you to ditch the selfie stick before visiting its theme parks

Disney wants you to ditch the selfie stick before visiting its theme parks

By Elyse Betters

If you plan to visit one of Disney's theme parks soon, don't expect to snap selfies with friends or family. While you're allowed to still take them, you won't be able to get any nice angles or group shots with assistance from a selfie stick.The company... Read more

Disney Playmation: What's the game about and how does it use Hasbro toys?

Disney Playmation: What's the game about and how does it use Hasbro toys?

By Elyse Betters

Disney has announced a new gaming platform. It's like Disney Infinity, but it's in partnership with Hasbro.Called Playmation, it will combine physical products with mobile apps. Disney and Hasbro unveiled the platform while in Los Angeles today and said... Read more

World exclusive Tomorrowland video explains why it's best viewed in IMAX

World exclusive Tomorrowland video explains why it's best viewed in IMAX

By Luke Edwards

Tomorrowland is Disney's latest live action movie all about, you guessed it, the future. To fit in with that theme it's been shot and edited to look better on one of the most high-tech cinemas in the world, IMAX.We've secured a short video feature with... Read more

Indiana Jones 5 confirmed: Indiana Jones and the Stairlift of Fear, anybody?

Indiana Jones 5 confirmed: Indiana Jones and the Stairlift of Fear, anybody?

By Rik Henderson

Not content with one Lucasfilm exclusive, having published a stack of photos taken on the set of the new Star Wars film, Vanity Fair has followed it up with news that there will be another Indiana Jones sequel.While talking about The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm... Read more

Disney Infinity 3.0 with Star Wars characters to launch this autumn, watch trailer here

Disney Infinity 3.0 with Star Wars characters to launch this autumn, watch trailer here

By Elyse Betters

Disney has confirmed Star Wars will come to Disney Infinity, meaning characters from the space opera will be featured alongside other characters from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel in the latest installment of Disney's video game franchise.A leak from last... Read more

This is the most disturbing Disney Frozen video you're likely to see today

This is the most disturbing Disney Frozen video you're likely to see today

By Rik Henderson

Disney has released perhaps one of the best apps we've used in ages. And it's free.Show Your Disney Side is available for iOS and it provides plenty of fun for kids and adults who want to make a different kind of selfie image or video.It's part of the... Read more

Are you a Frozen fan who has Sky? You'll want the Sky Disney Frozen remote then

Are you a Frozen fan who has Sky? You'll want the Sky Disney Frozen remote then

By Stuart Miles

Sky has often come out with interestingly designed remote controls - such as the football team editions - or set-top-boxes, and its latest venture is to partner with Disney to launch a dedicated Sky+HD Frozen-themed remote control for those that just... Read more

What would you have an intelligent robot do? Well, if 'draw in the sand' was your answer...

What would you have an intelligent robot do? Well, if 'draw in the sand' was your answer...

By Rik Henderson

Co-developed by Disney Research and a student team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Beachbot is an autonomous robot with a rather special talent; it can draw massive pictures in sand.That's just about it really, but the end results... Read more

15 incredible Un Petit Monde Disney Infinity pics by Kurt Moses

15 incredible Un Petit Monde Disney Infinity pics by Kurt Moses

By Rik Henderson

The Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack will be available from 19 September for all major consoles, including Xbox One and PS4. However, what if you or your child isn’t that bothered by The Avengers or Spider-Man and you or they just... Read more

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue reminds us that Kinect can still be fun

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue reminds us that Kinect can still be fun

By Stuart Miles

Following on from the use of Microsoft's Kinect to help promote Iron Man 3, by letting you become Iron Man, Disney has turned to the new Kinect for Windows v2 to promote Planes 2: Fire & Rescue.Visiting a series of Odeon cinemas across the UK, the new... Read more

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes preview: Hands-on with Cap America, Spidey and the gang

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes preview: Hands-on with Cap America, Spidey and the gang

By Rik Henderson

After being bombarded with solely next generation games, it was refreshing to finally get our hands on something current. E32014 might have, on the whole, concentrated on PS4 and Xbox One, but there is still a vast army out there of Xbox 360 and PS3... Read more

Disney 3D printed teddy bears are coming

Disney 3D printed teddy bears are coming

By Luke Edwards

Disney is pioneering 3D printed teddy bears that could leave Build A Bear in a spot of bother.Researchers at Carnegie Melon University have worked with Disney Research to create a 3D printer that is capable of 3D knitting.The woollen 3D printer is capable... Read more

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes to launch in autumn with new figure collection

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes to launch in autumn with new figure collection

By Elyse Betters

Disney Interactive and Marvel Entertainment have unveiled Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, the next toy/video game installment in Disney Infinity's popular franchise, at an event in Los Angeles.Disney Infinity 2.0 will launch in autumn 2014 for... Read more

Disney Movies Anywhere lets you store and stream all your Disney, Marvel and Pixar films and buy new ones

Disney Movies Anywhere lets you store and stream all your Disney, Marvel and Pixar films and buy new ones

By Elyse Betters

Disney has launched a free app and website called Disney Movies Anywhere, and it serves up all the Disney, Pixel, and Marvel digital films you have already bought or want to buy.Disney Movies Anywhere, which is accessible from the web, a computer, or... Read more

Disney's Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story film lands exclusively through Google Play - with extra Google goodies

Disney's Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story film lands exclusively through Google Play - with extra Google goodies

By Elyse Betters

Google and Disney have joined forces on a stop-motion animated film that's perfect for Valentine's Day. Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story tells the story of Blank, an unpainted vinyl character, on a quest to find his lost soulmate.Disney Interactive produced... Read more

All-new characters arrive for Disney Infinity: Execs hint at even more to come

All-new characters arrive for Disney Infinity: Execs hint at even more to come

By Stuart Miles

Disney Infinity is continuing its march into bedrooms and living rooms across the world. Following the initial launch sets of toys that included Captain Jack Sparrow and Mr Incredible, Disney has rolled out a host of new characters for kids and grown-ups... Read more

Could DisneyVision retro TV set be the best toy you'll never own?

Could DisneyVision retro TV set be the best toy you'll never own?

By Rik Henderson

Disney has introduced several new toys this autumn that are exclusively available through its Disney Parks around the world, but none is quite so unique and, well, bizarre as the DisneyVision.It comes in the shape of a retro television that is around... Read more

Learn to draw Marvel Super Heroes: Marvel Creativity Studio stylus launches with app

Learn to draw Marvel Super Heroes: Marvel Creativity Studio stylus launches with app

By Elyse Betters

Want to learn how to draw a comic book character from Marvel? Well, you're in luck: Marvel has launched the Marvel Creativity Studio stylus alongside the Marvel Creativity Studio app.Created by eKids exclusively for Apple's iPad, the stylus works with... Read more

Disney Research Hub creates mic that lets you transmit recordings to an ear via touch alone

Disney Research Hub creates mic that lets you transmit recordings to an ear via touch alone

By Luke Edwards

The Disney Research Hub has been coming up with whacky inventions for a while now, but this has got to be one of its best so far: a mic that lets you transmit a message simply by touching another person's ear.Before we start thinking about the why, here's... Read more

Disney's Where's My Water? 2 now out for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone to follow

Disney's Where's My Water? 2 now out for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone to follow

By Luke Edwards

Where's My Water? is back with its fourth instalment bringing new level types and featuring Swampy the alligator from the original game.The game features 100 new levels and uses in-app purchases on free to play levels. The Gator universe has had a makeover... Read more

Disney Infinity Starter Pack review
5.0 stars

Disney Infinity Starter Pack review

By Stuart Miles

"You're a toy!" shouts Woody to Buzz Lightyear in the 1995 classic movie Toy Story, which stars toys that are alive - despite their young owners having no idea. It's one of those movies that touches upon the childhood imagination.Disney Infinity taps... Read more

App of the day: Where's my Mickey? review (Android/iPhone)

App of the day: Where's my Mickey? review (Android/iPhone)

By Chris Hall

There are some characters that are heavily woven into the history of popular entertainment. They a have a status that to some is sacrosanct, but to others, might be too much of a throwback.Mickey Mouse, you could say, sits in such a position. He's the... Read more

Where's My Mickey?: Disney pulls out big guns for new Where's My Water? sequel

Where's My Mickey?: Disney pulls out big guns for new Where's My Water? sequel

By Rik Henderson

Disney Interactive has released a second sequel to the award-winning and hugely addictive Where's My Water? And this time the company has focused it around its number one star, Mickey Mouse.Where's My Mickey? features retro-looking versions of the mouse... Read more

Disney movies added to Lovefilm streaming offering

Disney movies added to Lovefilm streaming offering

By Hunter Skipworth

Disney has joined up with Amazon's Lovefilm to offer the best in new and old movies via its Lovefilm Instant streaming service. Movies include the likes of Wall-E and Lady and the Tramp, with more being planned in future.Simon Morris, chief marketing... Read more

Disney Infinity preview, can it beat Skylanders?

Disney Infinity preview, can it beat Skylanders?

By Stuart Miles

If you've got kids of a certain age then you've more than likely heard of Skylanders from Activision.Skylanders is a game that merges the physical and virtual worlds by letting you bring a range of physical toys to life by placing them on a plinth that... Read more

Disney Interactive and Harmonix unveil Fantasia: Music Evolved for Kinect on Xbox One, 360

Disney Interactive and Harmonix unveil Fantasia: Music Evolved for Kinect on Xbox One, 360

By Elyse Betters

The brains behind Rock Band have collaborated with Disney to develop a new motion-controlled game for Kinect on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.Harmonix Music Systems, which also developed hit titles like Dance Central, unveiled the game on Tuesday with Disney... Read more

Scottish law could soon allow you to be married by a Jedi

Scottish law could soon allow you to be married by a Jedi

By Rik Henderson

Proposed changes to marriage laws in Scotland, whereby non-religious belief groups could also be given the right to marry couples, could allow Star Wars fans to be joined in matrimony by a Jedi.The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill would... Read more

Disney Infinity pictures and hands-on

Disney Infinity pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

First things first, let's get this out the way: Disney Infinity is not a Skylanders clone. Aside from the interactive figures, the game itself is an entirely different experience. Comparisons can obviously be made, but it's not until you see it in action... Read more

Disney Applingz for iPhone and iPod touch, interactive Mickey and Minnie Mouse pictures and hands-on

Disney Applingz for iPhone and iPod touch, interactive Mickey and Minnie Mouse pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

AppToyz, the company behind the famed AR toy AppBlaster for iPhone and Android (through AppBlaster v2), has branched out from its own smartphone and tablet gaming accessories into licensed products.A partnership with Disney will bring several new products... Read more

Disney Infinity takes collectibles on-screen, available in June for consoles and mobile

Disney Infinity takes collectibles on-screen, available in June for consoles and mobile

By Jake Smith

Disney Interactive has unveiled a new game, dubbed Disney Infinity, which takes popular characters from Disney and Pixar and "integrates collectible character figures that come to life in the game".On sale this June for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, mobile... Read more

Disney's Wreck It Ralph turns London's Brick Lane into Augmented Reality playground

Disney's Wreck It Ralph turns London's Brick Lane into Augmented Reality playground

By Mike Lowe

Here's something you won't get to do every day: use a London building as the canvas for playing an Augmented Reality game reminiscent of Donkey Kong on your smart device. But that's exactly what Disney has made possible in the run-up to its UK cinematic... Read more

Where's My Water? now on Windows Phone 8

Where's My Water? now on Windows Phone 8

By Stuart Miles

Windows Phone 8 users yearning to play two of the best puzzle games of recent years, can now quench that thirst. Where's my Water and Where's My Perry have landed on Windows Phone 8 for the first time.Where’s My Water? is a challenging physics-based... Read more

Lucasarts to focus on mobile and social gaming rather than console

Lucasarts to focus on mobile and social gaming rather than console

By Rik Henderson

Disney has revealed that once its acquisition of George Lucas's Lucasfilm and all subsidary companies is complete, games arm Lucasarts will focus on mobile and social gaming rather than console or PC action titles.Instead, Star Wars games for Xbox 360,... Read more

Disney's Cricket Fever Challenge is a multiplatform, multiplayer smash

Disney's Cricket Fever Challenge is a multiplatform, multiplayer smash

By Danny Brogan

A new cricket game has been launched that enables gamers to play their friends and family from around the world, without the need of a device that runs on the same platform. DisneyUTV’s Cricket Fever Challenge is available on the iOS and Android operating... Read more

Disney's Wreck-It Ralph film brings retro video game villains to life (video)

Disney's Wreck-It Ralph film brings retro video game villains to life (video)

By Danny Brogan

Disney’s latest animated adventure film, Wreck-It Ralph, sees some of our favourite video game bad guys make cameos, including characters from Streetfighter II, Sonic and Mario.Due in cinemas in time for Christmas, the film sees Ralph, a villain from... Read more

Bonus Where's My Water? content to celebrate game's first birthday

Bonus Where's My Water? content to celebrate game's first birthday

By Danny Brogan

Fans of Where’s My Water? the physics based mobile game will now have even more levels to try to get their scientific brains around, as Disney celebrates the game’s first birthday with an array of new content.Along with 10 free Lost Levels and 40... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Where's My Perry? review (Android/iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Where's My Perry? review (Android/iPhone)

By Chris Hall

It's always nice to see new levels added to an existing game, but the smart bucks are on creating a new game, within an existing, successful, format.If Swampy the Alligator is your best friend, then we've got good news for you. Perry the Platypus might... Read more

Where's My Water? update brings new levels, iCloud level game support

Where's My Water? update brings new levels, iCloud level game support

By Stuart Miles

Good news, Where's My Water? fans, Disney has released an update to the popular iOS game that not only brings 20 new levels to complete, but also adds iCloud support to "synchronise your hard-earned progress across mulitple iOS 5 devices".The update,... Read more

Where's My Water? iPad version with Retina display support coming

Where's My Water? iPad version with Retina display support coming

By Hunter Skipworth

Where's My Water?, the app store giant that has sat atop download charts around the world, is to get a resolution update to match the new iPad's screen.Talking to Pocket-lint, Bart Decrem, SVP of Disney Mobile, explained the update was top of his list... Read more

Lovefilm announces new Disney deal to stream ABC

Lovefilm announces new Disney deal to stream ABC

By Ben Crompton

Lovefilm has announced a deal with Disney, which will enable it to stream a wide variety of ABC programming to its members, bringing access to some popular American TV, including Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives.Beginning this month you'll be able... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Where's My Water? review (iPhone/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Where's My Water? review (iPhone/Android)

By Chris Hall

Ah, the humble puzzle game. Well, it isn't so humble any more as games get more and more sophisticated on our mobile devices. Today we look at a big hit from a big studio. That's right, this game harks from Walt Disney, but don't be too eager to scream... Read more

Disney movies available to rent on YouTube

Disney movies available to rent on YouTube

By Hunter Skipworth

Disney and YouTube are set to bring hundreds of classic movies to the video streaming website, as post on the YouTube blog revealed a small selection of the films to come. Titles like Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean as well as animation classics like... Read more