Tag - disney



Chris Buck (right) and Fawn Veerasunthorn, directors of the Disney film “Wish,” discuss their new movie in Tokyo.
Jan 12, 2024
Disney's 100th-anniversary work 'Wish' challenges fairy tale status quo
While the studio's releases once centered mostly on tales of beautiful young princesses, recent works are seeing more outspoken heroines taking charge and saving the day.
The operator of Tokyo Disneyland on Friday apologized after clips of Minnie Mouse having her skirt lifted by another character during a recent Christmas parade went viral on social media.
Dec 9, 2023
Tokyo Disneyland apologizes for Minnie Mouse skirt-lifting incident
Some people on social media expressed anger at the character's skirt being flipped and said it "set a bad example for children."
Disney CEO Bob Iger
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Disney CEO Bob Iger says company is ready to start building
CEO Bob Iger said the company is poised to begin building its business again, after a year of restructuring.
The Disney store in Times Square, New York, on Oct. 29
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Disney tops earnings forecasts as Iger sets 'building' phase
Disney now says it is on track to achieve $7.5 billion in annualized savings
Hulu was founded in 2007 as a joint venture between News Corporation and NBC Universal, with Disney joining soon after as a partner.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2023
Disney to complete takeover of Hulu with $8.6 billion deal
The acquisition comes as the company strives to boost subscriber numbers at its Disney+ streaming service.
Disney said its parks, experiences and products segment has expanded at a combined annual growth rate of 6% since fiscal 2017, and generated $32.3 billion in operating income over the last 12 months.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 21, 2023
Disney to nearly double parks spending to $60 billion
Disney CEO Bob Iger and Josh D'Amaro, the company's parks chief, announced the accelerated pace of investment at a gathering of Wall Street analysts.
The agreement to settle an epic battle between Walt Disney and Charter Communications over distribution rights is ushering the end of the lucrative, decades-old pay-television bundle and creating a template for future deals that includes streaming services.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 15, 2023
Disney and Charter deal reshapes media landscape, executives say
The deal over distribution rights is ushering the end of pay-television bundles and creating a template for future deals that includes streaming services.
Disney and cable giant Charter Communications are negotiating over how much Charter will pay Disney to carry its channels.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 6, 2023
Behind the Disney-Charter dispute over the future of TV
Media companies are trying to build profitable streaming services while cable providers feel like they're subsidizing a business that cannibalizes them.
ESPN, the sports TV unit of Walt Disney, is licensing its brand to casino operator Penn Entertainment, further deepening the media giant’s ties to online gambling.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2023
ESPN inks long-term deal with casino operator Penn Entertainment
The move to license its brand for sports betting deepens the media giant’s ties to the growing online gambling business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 19, 2023
Disney pins hopes for stock recovery on more Iger
The second coming of Disney’s Bob Iger has been extended given the challenges he faces — particularly when it comes to restoring the stock market magic of his first tenure.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
May 12, 2023
The 'Black Ships' of anime: Streaming giants are in a battle for supremacy
Services like Netflix are coming into the anime-merchandising complex and shaking things up by focusing on productions that cater to niche fans.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2023
Ron DeSantis' showdown with Disney carries political risk
While DeSantis has tried to portray himself as a trustworthy, pro-growth steward of Florida’s economy, his stance on Disney has left some deep-pocketed Republican donors befuddled.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2023
Disney super fans keep the magic alive in Japan
As Tokyo Disneyland marks its 40th anniversary, influencers such as Christopher Nilghe and Yoshika Yoshida celebrate on social media.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2023
Tokyo Disneyland to celebrate 40th anniversary amid business recovery
Experiences during the pandemic have prompted the theme park"s operator to shift its strategy from seeking more visitors to improving visitor satisfaction and increasing sales per visitor.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2023
Talk about your favorite shows in Japanese — but no spoilers, please!
It"s always fun to talk about what"s on TV, but recently it has been what"s on streaming services that has taken up most of the conversation.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / 2022 in Review
Dec 24, 2022
Everything old became new again on streaming platforms in 2022
This year, programming typically associated with traditional broadcasting u2014 variety shows, dramas and anime u2014 flourished on streaming platforms.
Japan Times
Nov 22, 2022
Bob Iger returns to reshape Disney as giant faces biggest decline since 70s
Iger, who led the entertainment company from 2005 to 2020, will have to tackle growing losses in streaming and fraying cable-TV viewership.
Japan Times
Nov 10, 2022
Disney+ makes gains in Japan by banking on anime, echoing its competitors
As streaming giants adopt a lockstep programming approach, who will come out on top?
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2022
Classic sumo film 'Shiko Funjatta' finds new life as spinoff drama
The upcoming Disney+ series based on director Masayuki Suo's award-winning work is leading a new wave of sumo content on streaming platforms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / Commentary
Jul 21, 2022
Streaming is sadder now
A short explanation for this vibe shift: There has been a little loss of faith in the growth potential of streaming, and doubt has profound ripple effects.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves