Surprise! Disney drops first trailer for live action film The Lion King

Enlarge / D’awwww… newly anointed baby Simba is presented to his people for the first time. Disney The fine folks at Disney just gave us a last-minute holiday surprise by releasing the first trailer for its hotly anticipated live-action remake of the 1994 animated classic, The Lion King. The Mouse House sneakily didn’t give any hint […]


Play a Disney villain in new Villainous board game

Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at Disney’s 1973 Robin Hood is objectively the best film the studio ever made—send all e-mail disagreements on this point to lee@ars—and my childhood would have been vastly poorer without the song “Phony King of England.” […]

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Comcast makes $65 billion offer for 21st Century Fox assets as bidding war with Disney heats up

REUTERS/Rick WilkingComcast CEO Brian Roberts speaks at his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 8, 2008. Comcast made its highly-anticipated bid for 21st Century Fox official, offering $ 65 billion for the company excluding the Fox News and Fox Business channels. The bid, $ 35 per share in cash, […]


Disney wants to make shows exclusively for Twitter

(Reuters) — Walt Disney will create live sports, news and entertainment programming specifically for Twitter’s social network, a move to attract online viewers and advertising revenue through digital video. Comcastnetworks including NBC and MSNBC, Viacom’s Comedy Central, MTV and BET, and others also are developing content for the social network, according to a statement on […]

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Disney unveils a prototype virtual-reality jacket to simulate hugs, punches and a snake slithering across your body

[embedded content] A big, green snake slithers up your body, squeezing your rib cage, but you’re not afraid. It’s strangely exhilarating. In this virtual-reality simulation, the snake isn’t real, but the feeling in your chest is. In addition to seeing the snake through a virtual-reality headset strapped to your face, you’re wearing a jacket filled with […]