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ESPN+: How does it work, what does it offer, and how much is it?
ESPN+: How does it work, what does it offer, and how much is it? By Elyse Betters

ESPN+ is finally here.Disney's latest product is a direct-to-consumer subscription video service for all you MLB and NHL sports fans. There’s no separate app to install on your device; it's all within the redesigned ESPN app that's now available. Here's... Read more

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 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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

Disney and YouTube video deal aims for child-friendly rebranding
Disney and YouTube video deal aims for child-friendly rebranding By Ben Crompton

YouTube and the Walt  Disney company have joined forces in order to bring both companies a greater share of the online children's market. Disney bringing a much-needed child-friendly factor to YouTube, and YouTube giving Disney a cooler edge.The video... Read more

Disney classics to get 3D treatment
Disney classics to get 3D treatment By Stuart Miles

Disney is to make 3D versions of the Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid following the success of the release of Lion King 3D in the cinemas.The new versions will be in cinemas over the next two years with Beauty and... Read more

Disney movies now available on Lovefilm streaming service
Disney movies now available on Lovefilm streaming service By Rik Henderson

Lovefilm and The Walt Disney Company have signed a deal that brings Disney movie and TV content to the rental service's streaming platform. Older titles will be available to watch as part of a subscription package, while newer films will initially be Transactional... Read more

Tron: Legacy - photos, ladies and lightcycles
Tron: Legacy - photos, ladies and lightcycles By Rik Henderson

We've gone crazy over Tron: Legacy in recent times here on Pocket-lint. Not only is it the sequel to one of our favourite films of all time (although, having seen it again of late, we're clearly wearing rose/neon-tinted glasses) but everything about it... Read more

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray dated - but no 3D edition in 2010
Toy Story 3 Blu-ray dated - but no 3D edition in 2010 By Rik Henderson

The home versions of Toy Story 3 have been announced, in numerous combinations, but there's to be no 3D Blu-ray version this year.Available in Double Play (Blu-ray and DVD), Triple Play (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Edition) and DVD-only releases, Toy Story... Read more

Disney planning first 3D subtitles
Disney planning first 3D subtitles By Duncan Geere

Disney has announced that it's going to be the first movie studio to release a 3D movie with subtitles. And not just flat subtitles either - the letters will be in full 3D too. The company claims that the technology to do this has only just become available.The... Read more

Disney to offer "Keychest" cloud-based solution for content across devices
Disney to offer "Keychest" cloud-based solution for content across devices By Amy-Mae Elliott

Disney is prepping an interesting solution that will redefine "ownership as access rights, not physical possession", reveals the Wall Street Journal.The project, currently codenamed "Keychest", will offer cloud-based content that those who have paid to... Read more

Eight upcoming 3D movies you'll want to watch
Eight upcoming 3D movies you'll want to watch By Stuart Miles

The cinema world is going three dimensional, but what movies should you be calling in the babysitters or favours to watch? We take a look at the ones that should be on your list. So grab your glasses, jump in the car and get ready to head to the cinema... Read more

Disney buys stake in Hulu
Disney buys stake in Hulu By Amy-Mae Elliott

Hulu has announced that Disney is to invest in the American online video company. Disney will join NBC Universal and News Corps as a joint venture partner and equity owner of Hulu. The agreement - rumoured to be between a 25% and 30% stake - will mean... Read more

Wall-E is biggest selling Blu-ray cartoon
Wall-E is biggest selling Blu-ray cartoon By Amy-Mae Elliott

Wall-E has become the biggest selling animated Blu-ray disc of all time as overall the disc release tally hits 1000 in the UK. Blu-ray discs have counted for more than one in ten Wall-E sales, apparently a higher BD-flavoured percentage than Ratatouille... Read more

Disney to boost Blu-ray sales by holding back DVD release
Disney to boost Blu-ray sales by holding back DVD release By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems Disney is attempting to boost its Blu-ray disc sales by introducing a new strategy that will see must-have, pester-power movies launched on the high def format before they see a DVD release. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is staggering... Read more

Disney expands platinum edition Blu-ray movies
Disney expands platinum edition Blu-ray movies By Amy-Mae Elliott

Walt Disney has unveiled five additions to its Blu-ray disc platinum edition collection at IFA in Berlin, although the company's BD Live network will initially only launch in the US with no plans revealed for UK availability. Described as "beloved classics"... Read more

Disney sells five million iTunes movies
Disney sells five million iTunes movies By Amy-Mae Elliott

Walt Disney has confirmed that it has sold more than five million movies via Apple's iTunes online store. Company president and CEO, Rob Iger, revealed the figure when questioned by an analyst during the company's third quarter financial conference call.... Read more

Disney to make BD-Live Blu-ray push
Disney to make BD-Live Blu-ray push By Amy-Mae Elliott

Disney has unveiled ambitious plans to bring BD-Live to all its future Blu-ray titles, beginning with the October debut of "Sleeping Beauty". The entertainment company had previously revealed its intent to utilise the many extras that BD-Live offers,... Read more

3D is the future, says Dreamworks' CEO
3D is the future, says Dreamworks' CEO By Katie Scott

Dreamworks has announced that it will be ploughing $30m dollars a year into 3D technology as it hopes to get the edge over rival Pixar. "Clearly I'm putting my money where my mouth is and the company's bet on it", said CEO Katzenberg in an interview with... Read more

Disney announces BD-Live releases for 2008 - here comes Blu-ray 2.0
Disney announces BD-Live releases for 2008 - here comes Blu-ray 2.0 By Amy-Mae Elliott

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced its first "Platinum" Blu-ray Disc titles with BD-Live. The BD-Live discs will feature advanced interactivity, including live web-enabled and picture-in-picture bonus features. The four new titles will... Read more

Kids lose out on latest tech with Disney Cars TV
Kids lose out on latest tech with Disney Cars TV By Stuart Miles

Kids always get a bum deal when it comes to cutting edge technology and it seems the new Disney Cars inspired TV isn't any different. Rather than opting for a flat LCD model complete with HDMI and HD support, like the Hanspres models, Disney has launched... Read more

Disney's "Magical" Blu-ray roadshow to hit American malls
Disney's "Magical" Blu-ray roadshow to hit American malls By Amy-Mae Elliott

Disney's "Magical Blu-ray Tour", sponsored by Panasonic, is due to visit 18 malls for 3-day runs in America. This latest move in the high-def format war takes the battle away from the statistical pie-chart pie-slinging we've mostly seen so far and out... Read more

Disney sells millions through iTunes
Disney sells millions through iTunes By Amy-Mae Elliott

Figures have been released from The Walt Disney Company's most recent fiscal quarter, and the company have reported very strong sales through Apple's iTunes store, totalling 23.7 million television episodes and two million movies, according to Disney... Read more

Disney Blu-ray launches on 19 March
Disney Blu-ray launches on 19 March By Stuart Miles

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment has announced that the first European launch of Blu-ray Disc titles will be on March 19, 2007, starting in the UK and cascading out into other European countries very shortly thereafter, depending on the country.... Read more

Disney sell 1.3m movies on  iTunes as Europe store rumours grow
Disney sell 1.3m movies on iTunes as Europe store rumours grow By Stuart Miles

Disney has announced that its sold more than 1.3m films via Apple's iTunes Store in the first three months of being available. The news, which is likely to put immense pressure on other Hollywood studios to follow suit comes as rumours build that Apple... Read more

Disney sells 500,000 movies via iTunes
Disney sells 500,000 movies via iTunes By Amber Maitland

Walt Disney has announced that it has sold nearly half a million digital films through Apple's iTunes music store since their debut in September. The results have, the company told investors during its fiscal fourth quarter conference, netted Disney around... Read more

Disney sell $1 million worth of films in a week through iTunes
Disney sell $1 million worth of films in a week through iTunes By Amber Maitland

Disney has released figures for the first week of movie downloads through the new iTunes movie download store. Walt Disney Co-CEO Robert Iger said that the company has sold 125,000 movie downloads that racked up $1 million in revenue in the first week.... Read more

Disney films available for download through CinemaNow
Disney films available for download through CinemaNow By Amber Maitland

New-release Disney films will soon be available for download via movie site CinemaNow. Unlike other websites, CinemaNow will be offering the Disney films to own, rather than just rent. The price of the download is expected to be $19.95, which is in line... Read more

Disney to offer TV shows on internet for free
Disney to offer TV shows on internet for free By Stuart Miles

Disney's ABC network is the latest Hollywood company to turn to the Internet as it has announced that it will be offering some of its most popular shows, such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" for free on the Internet in a 2-month trial. The programmes... Read more

Disney buys Pixar for $7.4bn
Disney buys Pixar for $7.4bn By Stuart Miles

Steve Jobs, Apple founder and CEO is to become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood following Walt Disney's agreement to buy Pixar, the company behind animated hits such as Toy Story and Monsters Inc for $7.4bn. In a statement on Pixar's website... Read more

Disney offer portable DVD player for kids
Disney offer portable DVD player for kids By Stuart Miles

Disney in America has announced two portable DVD players targeted at children. The personal DVD player will measure 3.5in and be available in different character themed designs including Disney Princess (pictured), Mickey, Power Rangers and other main... Read more

Sony announces Disney Blu-Ray support
Sony announces Disney Blu-Ray support By Stuart Miles

The next generation battle is heating up even further today with the announcement that Disney will be releasing its movies on the Blu-Ray format rather than Toshiba's HD-DVD format. There is some hope for Toshiba's HD-DVD format however, as the agreement... Read more