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Disney+ will get Aladdin spin-off feature about Prince Anders

Disney+ will get Aladdin spin-off feature about Prince Anders

Disney is planning an Aladdin spin-off that will focus on Prince Anders, a minor character from the live-action movie that was released earlier this year. Actor Billy Magnussen will return for the role in the spin-off series, according to a new report. This will be the first spin-off resulting from one of Disney's live-action movies and, as you may expect, it'll only be made available on the Disney Plus streaming platform.

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Why Baby Yoda plush toys aren’t ready for Christmas 2019

Why Baby Yoda plush toys aren’t ready for Christmas 2019

You cannot buy an officially-licensed Baby Yoda plush toy in time for Christmas 2019. That's by design... sort of. As Lucasfilm product licensing SVP Paul Southern said today, "It was important to us that the reveal of the new character, the Child, be a special moment for fans, and we could not be more thrilled with the response." Lucasfilm and Disney felt it was so extremely important to keep Baby Yoda a secret that they did not include imagery or descriptions of the character in the first wave of license-ready media for manufacturers. As far as they knew - no such character would even exist!

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The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

Here at the start of December of 2019, we've seen 4 full episodes of the Star Wars streaming live action show The Mandalorian. It started out slow, then it kept on going slow, and it's remained relatively slow through the last couple episodes. This show isn't the bombastic spectacle to which we've grown accustomed with Star Wars movies and cartoons - this is something different entirely.

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The Mandalorian starter kit: 5 essential bits of info before you binge

The Mandalorian starter kit: 5 essential bits of info before you binge

Star Wars: The Mandalorian, a streaming show on the Disney-based streaming media service Disney+, is a confusing show. It's not confusing if you're the sort of person that knows everything about Star Wars, but for the casual viewer, it's important to go in with a basic understanding of the environment and the timing of the show. If you've never seen any Star Wars before, you could, potentially, still watch this show, if you had the following info at your disposal.

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On that Chromebook free 3 month Disney+ subscription: Read the fine print

On that Chromebook free 3 month Disney+ subscription: Read the fine print

The folks at Google behind the Chromebook "Offers" and "bonuses" system worked with Disney to connect with the newest, biggest streaming media service Disney+. When users "activate" a new Chromebook this late 2019, they get three free months of Disney+, but there is some fine print. First, you'll need to have a "new" Chromebook - the parameters of this aren't exactly clear up front, but chances are you're gonna have to have a Chromebook that's still up for sale as a "new" device in stores right now.*

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Disney Plus app update adds important playback controls

Disney Plus app update adds important playback controls

Disney spent months teasing its Disney Plus ("Disney+") streaming service, making its eventual lackluster app product particularly surprising. Though the service itself is great due to a combination of low cost and vast content, the app launched with the service left many users disappointed. Things are already changing, however, with the release of an app update that adds important playback controls.

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Disney+ accounts hacked: Here’s how to stay safe

Disney+ accounts hacked: Here’s how to stay safe

If you've already had your Disney+ account hacked in the short time since the service first launched, you've likely already been in contact with Disney officials. If you've not yet been the victim of the wide-ranging scheme in the first few days since launch of the Disney+ streaming content system, now's the time to change your password, yet again. Even if you've already changed your password since starting to use Disney+, it's time to make another change.

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Disney+ will offer The Simpsons in original format starting in 2020

Disney+ will offer The Simpsons in original format starting in 2020

If you're a Disney Plus subscriber, you can now stream the first 30 seconds of The Simpsons on the streaming service, but there's a catch: all of the episodes are in widescreen format. This is a problem for the older seasons, which were released in the 4:3 aspect ratio that was standard at the time. Fans have complained and now Disney is promising a change starting early next year.

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Disney criticized over vague ‘outdated cultural depictions’ advisory

Disney criticized over vague ‘outdated cultural depictions’ advisory

Disney has been criticized over what some consider an excessively vague warning on select older movies that feature racist stereotypes and other problematic content. The warning appears at the end of descriptions on select Disney movies like the original Dumbo and Peter Pan. The same advisory is missing from other movies that have faced similar criticism, however, like Aladdin.

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Disney Plus new episode release times: Mandalorian, Encore!, more

Disney Plus new episode release times: Mandalorian, Encore!, more

The next episode of the Disney Plus (or Disney+) Originals show you love so very much will roll out tonight. Disney announced that each of the several Disney+ "first original series" will begin to release new episodes starting on Friday, November 15, 2019. That's just under a week after the release of the service itself. Disney noted that each new episode after November 15 would be released one week after the last, on a Friday, at one minute after midnight.

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This Disney Plus Hulu bundle has one huge oversight

This Disney Plus Hulu bundle has one huge oversight

Disney+ launched yesterday, and it arrived offering a pretty tempting bundle with some of Disney's other services. Though you can buy a subscription to Disney+ on its own for $6.99 per month, you can also get it bundled with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month, a price that challenges Netflix's standard subscription tier. If you don't have a subscription to Hulu already, then the bundle with Disney+ makes for a pretty attractive deal, but there's one thing you should know before you sign up.

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10 million Disney Plus subscribers signed up on day 1

10 million Disney Plus subscribers signed up on day 1

Disney announced today that Disney Plus (Disney+) reached "a major milestone" with a whopping 10 million sign-ups "since launching." This announcement was made within the first 24 hours of the launch of the Disney+ service, suggesting that subscriptions had already climbed above said 10 million mark. This undoubtedly includes many customers that've signed up with the standard Disney+ 7-day trial (which is also free, mind you) right out the gate.

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