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Disney Sued Over 'Injurious Wedgie'

Woman claims she suffered 'severe and permanent injury' on Typhoon Lagoon water slide

(Newser) - A woman is suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts over "severe and permanent" injuries caused by a wedgie on a waterslide. According to the lawsuit, Emma McGuinness and family visited the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in October 2019 in part to celebrate McGuinness' 30th birthday. But while...

Disney, Charter Reach Deal Just in Time for Football Fans

Cable company's customers will be able to watch ESPN's 'Monday Night Football'

(Newser) - America's second-largest cable company has reached a deal with Disney just in time for subscribers to be able to watch the season's first Monday Night Football on ESPN. An impasse that began Aug. 31 left Charter Communications' 14.7 million customers without access to Disney channels including ESPN,...

Disney Relents After Players Say They Want Their ESPN

US Open competitors were unable to watch their rivals play because of Disney-Charter lockout

(Newser) - A lot of people complained when Disney cut off its ESPN programming from Charter Spectrum last week during a dispute over fees. But the company was listening when tennis stars such as Coco Gauff and Daniil Medvedev publicly objected to not being able to watch their rivals' matches at the...

Ex-Disney CEO: Working There Was &#39;3 Years of Hell&#39;
Ex-Disney CEO: Working
There Was '3 Years of Hell'

Ex-Disney CEO: Working There Was '3 Years of Hell'

CNBC reports on friction between former chief Bob Chapek, former/current chief Bob Iger

(Newser) - When Bob Chapek assumed the leadership mantle at Disney in early 2020, it was no secret there was some friction between himself and former CEO Bob Iger—and in late 2022, the Disney board fired Chapek amid criticisms of his management, and Iger came out of retirement and reassumed his...

Haunted Mansion : a Disney Cash-In Without Heart
Haunted Mansion:
a Disney Cash-In
Without Heart

Haunted Mansion: a Disney Cash-In Without Heart

It 'ultimately exists to sell more tickets to Disney World,' writes one critic

(Newser) - Inspired by Disney's theme-park attraction of the same name, Haunted Mansion , a remake of the 2003 film starring Eddie Murphy, sees a single mother (Rosario Dawson) take ownership of a home occupied by various ghosts, which she attempts to banish with help from a medium (Tiffany Haddish), a priest...

World's Biggest Disney Collection Is Up for Sale

Vast collection of the 'Toy Scout' is on the auction block, featuring rare posters and Dumbo car

(Newser) - Fans who agree Disneyland is indeed the happiest place on Earth will soon be able to take home more than a souvenir. A passionate collector has brought Disney magic to a sprawling 30,000-square-foot building in Burbank, California, where fans can hear birds chirping in the Enchanted Tiki Room section...

Whoopi Chides View Audience as They Boo Tim Scott
Tim Scott
The View,
Gets Booed

Tim Scott Braves The View, Gets Booed

Whoopi Goldberg chided the audience as Scott commented on DeSantis, Disney

(Newser) - Tim Scott braved The View on Monday to discuss his presidential campaign, and the Republican senator got booed—though co-host Whoopi Goldberg had his back, in a way. The boos came when Scott, commenting on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' ongoing feud with Disney, said, "Disney and Ron have been...

Pixar Just Had Its Biggest Round of Layoffs in 10 Years

Producer who saved 'Toy Story 2' has lost her job

(Newser) - The Pixar employee who famously saved Toy Story 2 back in 1998 has lost her job as part of the animation studio's first large-scale layoffs in a decade. Galyn Susman had been working from home after giving birth to her son when almost 90% of the film was accidentally...

Has Anyone Seen Bruce?
Has Anyone
Seen Bruce?

Has Anyone Seen Bruce?

Liz Atkinson is 'completely desperate' to find stuffed elephant with late son's ashes, lost in Florida

(Newser) - "I am completely desperate and hoping this blows up and we find our elephant!" So begins a May 6 Facebook plea from Liz Atkinson, an ER nurse from Iowa who's doing all she can to find a stuffed animal that went missing during a family vacation in...

DeSantis&#39; Disney Fight Worries Republicans

Did DeSantis
the rundown

Did DeSantis Miscalculate Against Disney?

Even fellow Republicans are questioning his escalating fight against the company

(Newser) - Now that Disney has fired back in a big way at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a common theme in coverage has emerged, one that questions whether DeSantis has taken on too big of a fight ahead of his expected entry into the 2024 race. He may well prove the naysayers...

New Round of Bad News at Disney
New Round
of Bad News
at Disney

New Round of Bad News at Disney

Company is laying off thousands of workers this week

(Newser) - Workers under the Walt Disney umbrella have been bracing for what they have referred to as the "big one" for weeks now, reports Deadline . On Monday, it arrived—a new round of layoffs and the biggest in a series of them that will see the company cut 7,000...

Ex-Disney Worker Could Get 5 Years for Alleged 'Guilty Pleasure'

Cops say Jorge Diaz Vega, 26, had 500 videos on phone that were recorded up women's skirts

(Newser) - Troubling news emerged out of Disney over the past few days, on both sides of the country. First, a 45-foot-tall animatronic dragon went up in flames over the weekend in California's Disneyland, though thankfully no one was hurt. Now, out of Florida, a disturbing development from Disney World. According...

A Fan Favorite Is Back for New Star Wars Film

Daisy Ridley will reprise her role as Rey in final installation of new Lucasfilm/Disney trilogy

(Newser) - If you've noticed an abundance of Star Wars - themed hashtags on social media, there's a reason for it. Deadline reports that Disney and Lucasfilm kicked off their "Star Wars Celebration" event in London on Friday, with thousands of attendees eager to hear what's in store...

Disney Hit Moana to Get Live-Action Remake

Stars highlight film's cultural resonance

(Newser) - Disney plans to remake Moana, but this version won't be animated. The company said Monday it's developing a live-action version of the 2016 hit , reports NPR . The story is based on Pacific Islander cultures, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who was in the first film, will appear...

Disney Has a Big Surprise for DeSantis

Surprise language in 11th-hour deal effectively wrests power away from Florida governor's board

(Newser) - Last month, Ron DeSantis declared himself the "new sheriff in town" at Disney World, after he hand-picked members for a board that oversees what was formerly known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the special tax district for Disney's Orlando-area theme parks. His move came amid a contentious...

Fan Completes a Truly Bonkers Disney Challenge

Nathan Firesheets rode every available ride at all 12 Disney theme parks in 12 days

(Newser) - It's fair to call Nathan Firesheets a Disney superfan, especially after he ventured to all 12 Disney theme parks, spread across the globe from Paris to Tokyo, in exactly 12 days. And not just to take a quick look at each. To prove his dedication, Firesheets made it onto...

Disney Has Another Throwdown for DeSantis

Company to host major LGBTQ conference in September

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis' very public battle with Walt Disney World continues, now with another move by the latter to support LGBTQ rights. Disney World will be hosting a major summit from Sept. 11-14 to help boost lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights in the workplace, with execs and team members from...

Man Who Worked for Disney Longer Than Anyone Has Died

Burny Mattinson was set to receive company's first 70-year service award

(Newser) - Disney's longest-serving employee—an animator, writer, and director who worked on films ranging from 1955's Lady and the Tramp to 2022's Strange World—has died. Burny Mattinson, described by CEO Bob Iger as a "legend" and "a true icon" of Disney Animation, died Monday at...

Disney Says Frozen, Toy Story Sequels Are in the Works

New 'Zootopia' movie is also on the way, Iger says

(Newser) - Disney CEO Bob Iger announced 7,000 layoffs as part of a $5.5 billion cost-cutting package Wednesday—but he had better news for fans of some of the company's biggest animated hits. Iger announced that Frozen, Toy Story, and Zootopia sequels are in the works, Deadline reports. "...

Disney Is Cutting 7K Jobs
Disney Is Cutting 7K Jobs

Disney Is Cutting 7K Jobs

'I do not make this decision lightly,' Bob Iger says

(Newser) - The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it will cut about 7,000 jobs as part of a "significant transformation" announced by CEO Bob Iger. The job cuts, which amount to about 3% of the company's global workforce, were announced Wednesday after Disney reported quarterly results that topped Wall...

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