Tag: Walt Disney Co.

Disney is eliminating a beloved free perk at its U.S. theme parks

Cutting the line at your favorite Disney theme park attractions is now going to cost you. Disney DIS, +1.08% is set to roll out a...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in August 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu is loaded for August, with some big names, highly anticipated originals and new seasons of fan favorites on the way. The biggest of the...

Opinion: What’s worth streaming in July 2021: ‘Ted Lasso,’ the Tokyo Olympics and more

The weather may be warming up in July, but the streaming offerings promise to keep it breezy. July’s streaming slate offers nothing too heavy and...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in July 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu doesn’t have many originals coming in July, but will try to make up for that with a ton of older movies. The Disney DIS,...

Disney fan complains that Walt Disney World is becoming too ‘woke’ — here’s what’s changed at the park and why

A self-described longtime fan of Walt Disney World penned an op-ed blasting the company for making changes to popular attractions in the name of “wokeness.”...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in May 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu has a little something for everyone this May. The Disney DIS, +0.72% -controlled streaming service will launch the third and final season of Aidy...

The streaming wars have a winner — in this real estate sector

Hollywood was running out of studio space even before the pandemic hit. Now after a stay-at-home year, appetite for streamed entertainment, including original content, is...

Here’s everything coming to Hulu in February 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu has a pair of Oscar contenders coming in February. The Walt Disney Co. DIS, +0.88% -controlled streaming service will release “Nomadland” (Feb. 19), the...

What will streaming bring in 2021? Here are 5 developments to watch

In 2020, most of us streamed a lot more shows than we otherwise might have, thanks to coronavirus stay-at-home orders. But the pandemic also set...

These streaming services were worth paying for in 2020 — but might not be next year

I’ve been writing a monthly streaming preview column for MarketWatch for a little more than a year now, advising readers which streaming services they should...

Under new rules for reopening theme parks in California, Disneyland will have to wait

New reopening rules announced by California authorities on Tuesday would require theme parks like Disneyland to wait until their county meets a so-called “yellow” tier....

Regal owner Cineworld to shut all theater screens, putting 45,000 jobs at risk

Shares in Cineworld plunged 57% on Monday, after the world’s second-largest movie chain confirmed it will temporarily close its cinemas in the U.K. and the...

Weekend reads: Tesla’s earnings report is next moment of truth for bulls and bears

Tesla stock had a wild week, even by Tesla standards. It soared 16% at one point intraday before ending down 3.1% — and that was...

‘Hamilton’ and everything else coming to Disney+ in July 2020

“Hamilton” is coming to Disney+ in July, and that’s really all you need to know. Sure, the Walt Disney Co. DIS, -0.73% streaming service is...

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Baby-Sitters Cub’ and more: Here’s what’s worth streaming in July 2020

With a few notable exceptions (cough cough “Hamilton”), most streaming services are taking a summer programming vacation in July, making it a perfect time for...

Michael Jordan memorabilia explodes amid ‘Last Dance’ popularity

Almost 20 years since he stopped bouncing a basketball professionally, Michael Jordan is still the hottest name in the sports memorabilia business. The ESPN DIS,...

These are the streaming services worth your money in May 2020

It’s no secret that we’re all streaming a lot more than usual, as we seek distractions amid weeks of coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders. So with lockdowns...

Disney earnings leave more questions than answers as coronavirus pressures theme parks and more

Walt Disney Co.’s latest earnings prompted more questions than answers and left many dreaming about better days that could come years down the line. Shares...

Disney earnings plummet more than 90% as coronavirus wipes out more than $1 billion

Walt Disney Co. profit dove more than 90% in the second quarter, an example of the drastic effects on the company from the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Disney in the age of COVID-19: For now, Disney+ may be the only plus

This article is part of a series tracking the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on major businesses, and will be updated. It was originally published...