U.S. Congressman Proposes Bill To Strip Disney Of Long-Held Copyrights

What is the motivation behind the proposal? According to Hawley: The age of Republican handouts to Big Business is over. Thanks to special copyright protections from Congress, woke corporations like Disney have earned billions while pandering to woke up. It’s time to take away Disney’s special privileges and open up a new era of creativity … Read more

Disney Communications Boss Steps Down as DeSantis Feud Intensifies

Who is taking over? The position is being divided in two, with Biden administration insider and recent Disney hire Kristina Schake taking over Disney communications and Disney lawyer Horacio Gutierrez handling government relations and global public policy. Chapek’s memo also announced that Susan Fox, senior VP for government relations, and Yvonne Pei, senior vp, external … Read more

Checking In With Disney+ Anime, Sol Press, and Ayakashi Triangle

While I occasionally post silly and lighthearted content for this column, the majority feature retail and animanga industry topics. Today, it’s time to report on some additional developments for a few of those news stories. Disney+ Plans More Content for Japanese Media Fans A few months back, Disney highlighted its current and upcoming content originating … Read more

Disney disapproved of NIMONA’s queer kiss, says former employees

Blue Sky Studios was shut down by Disney in February 2021. Along with the shuttering of the studio, production on Nimonaan animated film based on ND Stevenson‘s award-winning webcomic/graphic novel, was also discontinued. The animated film would have been the studio’s first feature-length film with a queer lead. Now, three people who worked on the … Read more

Netflix Marvel series are moving to Disney+

Disney+ is getting the entire Netflix Marvelverse slate – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and Punisher – it was announced this morning. Agents of Shield, which originally debuted on ABC, is also joining Disney+. (Cult favorite Agent Carter was already available on the service.) The shows will be available on Disney+ … Read more