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Disney Beachbot draws in the sand

Disney Beachbot draws in the sand

This cute little robot looks like a turtle with a big orange shell and it is designed to do something fun at the beach. The Beachbot is designed to draw large scale art in the sand as it rolls around under its own power. The robot was designed by a team from ETH Zurich and the Zurich division of Disney Research.

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Dark Horse’s classic Star Wars comics 50% off before final discontinuation

Dark Horse’s classic Star Wars comics 50% off before final discontinuation

Before Disney's acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, the comic book rights were held by publisher Dark Horse. Since 1991, a large number of stories have been told that take place in the renowned galaxy far, far away, coming to be known under the umbrella of the Expanded Universe. Sadly, Disney and LucasFilm have decided that the Expanded Universe is now considered non-canon, and starting January 1st, 2015, Marvel will be taking over the rights to Star War comics.

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DirecTV deal brings Disney content to your tablet

DirecTV deal brings Disney content to your tablet

While competitor Dish Network has been busy battling it out with various networks (and suffering more than a couple blackouts), DirecTV has been quietly working on its own deal, one announced just ahead of the holidays this week: a multi-year distribution deal with Disney that gives subscribers access to Disney Channel, ABC, and ESPN content on any Internet-connected device. This is part of Disney's TV Everywhere service, and was part of a renewal on a contract that was set to expire the end of this month.

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Apple Pay and Google Wallet head to Disney World

Apple Pay and Google Wallet head to Disney World

This week the folks at Walt Disney have let loose their final plans for the launch of Apple Pay and Google Wallet at Walt Disney World Resort. This one location will be the first place Disney will use Apple Pay and Google Wallet - and a number of other wireless payment systems - in the near future. It's also been suggested that additional Disney Stores and other Disney properties will follow. This system will begin with Disney's RFID system already in place as part of their MyMagic+ brand.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 may have both Marvel Comics and Star Wars characters

Kingdom Hearts 3 may have both Marvel Comics and Star Wars characters

It's almost time - Kingdom Hearts 3 is nearly upon us. The co-director and game designer of both Kingdom Hearts 1.5/2.5 HD remasters AND Kingdom Hearts 3 Tai Yasue has spoken on the future. This future may very well have Disney characters (guaranteed, as in previous releases), as well as Marvel Comics characters AND Star Wars characters. Yasue suggested this week that while he couldn't "go into specifics," that since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2 was released 9 years ago, and Disney acquired both Lucasfilm and Marvel Comics, "nothing's off limits."

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Toy Story 4 arrives summer 2017

Toy Story 4 arrives summer 2017

Disney and Pixar are planning another Toy Story movie, and it'll be arriving in June 2017. The information comes from Disney, which revealed the news yesterday during its earnings call for the latest quarter. John Lasseter -- who wrote and directed both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 -- will be directing the latest film (Toy Story 4). The news is surprising. Disney had previously said that no plans for another film in the franchise was forthcoming, something Toy Story 3's ending reflected.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens: Episode 7 officially named

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Episode 7 officially named

This morning the next Star Wars movie was named officially - Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is Star Wars 7, the move set to be released in 2016. Star Wars The Force Awakens has completed principal photography, and it's suggested that the first trailer is also cut and prepped for delivery. Now we'll have to start guessing what vehicle it'll come in on. Any guesses on what movie it'll start before? Maybe The Hobbit? Something epic? Into The Woods? Big Hero 6? Something Disney owns, that's for certain.

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Disney Movies Anywhere lands on Android for multi-platform fun

Disney Movies Anywhere lands on Android for multi-platform fun

Disney has just made a rather unprecedented move that would surely delight fans of its many films and franchises, including its Pixar and Marvel subsidiaries. It has truly put the "anywhere" in its Disney Movies Anywhere by making the app available on Google's mobile platform. Now users will be able to buy and view movies such as Maleficent, Frozen, Toy Story, Captain America, just to mention a few of the 450 titles from Disney's collection no matter their preferred mobile platform, whether they are on iOS or on Android.

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Disney wins patent for search engine free of piracy

Disney wins patent for search engine free of piracy

Hot on the heels of Google's recent changes to reduce the appearance of torrent and piracy sites in search results comes news that Disney has obtained a patent for a search engine that is free of pirated content. Not just filtering out piracy from search results, Disney's patent focuses on promoting "authentic" sites, such as those of copyright and trademark holders, that are related to search terms.

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Tomorrowland trailer drops following NYCC panel

Tomorrowland trailer drops following NYCC panel

Disney's planning to release a world-hopping mystery film titled "Tomorrowland" next year, and ahead of it comes both a trailer and a panel at the New York Comic Con. George Clooney decided to make an appearance during the latter, according to Deadline, joining the show's opening panel. Though Clooney is part of the oft-teased movie, he wasn't originally slated to be part of the panel for reasons that were apparently a farce. More importantly, the panel released details on the movie, and joining them is a trailer we have for you after the jump.

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