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Percy Jackson author confirms Disney Plus series in the works

Percy Jackson author confirms Disney Plus series in the works

Disney plans to turn the children's book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians into a Disney Plus series, author Rick Riordan has confirmed on Twitter. The project will build upon the movie released in 2013; though the series was never a big theatrical hit, it may find more success as a streaming TV show. According to Riordan, the show's first season will be based on the book "The Lightning Thief."

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Hamilton is coming to Disney+ early: Here’s how to watch

Hamilton is coming to Disney+ early: Here’s how to watch

Hit musical Hamilton will come to Disney+ in July, Disney has confirmed today, adding another reason why it might be worth extending your subscription to the streaming service. It's the original Broadway production of the musical, filmed live onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

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Disney Plus is getting a new show based on National Treasure movies

Disney Plus is getting a new show based on National Treasure movies

The National Treasure franchise starring Nicolas Cage will be turned into a Disney Plus movie, according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer. In addition to the series, Bruckheimer also said that there's work underway on a National Treasure 3 movie intended for theaters, indicating that fans can expect a big revival of the aging franchise.

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Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Today we're taking a peek at the top 5 Zoom Background searches of the Spring of 2020, starting in April and moving on into May. That includes Easter, birthdays, and some results that weren't exactly safe for work - so we're going to focus on what's more likely to stick around for the long haul. This list includes mostly backgrounds from mockumentary-style television shows - who could have guessed?

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Disney live-action Hercules movie tipped in early development

Disney live-action Hercules movie tipped in early development

Hercules will be the latest animated Disney film to get a live-action makeover, according to a new report. The upcoming movie is said to be in the early stages of development at this time; it will follow other Disney live-action remakes of classic movies, including Alladin and The Lion King. Many questions about the new feature film remain.

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Quarantine streaming hours might be why your internet’s slow right now

Quarantine streaming hours might be why your internet’s slow right now

We're here at the end of the month in April of 2020, and our internet is going pretty slow. It's a real issue, and it's a bummer, especially now that we're all stuck at home, using the internet almost constantly. Why is our data going slow now, here at the end of the month? Could it be because we're streaming a LOT of media every single day, and our internet provider starts throttling our data speed after we've used a given amount of data for the month? If what Nielson's suggested about the average Netflix use during quarantine in 2020 vs 2019, yes, that's a definite possibility.

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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is getting an early Disney+ release date

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is getting an early Disney+ release date

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will start streaming much earlier than expected, Disney has announced today, cutting down the waiting time for those currently sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, and Daisy Ridley, among other stars, the movie brings to a close the nine-part Star Wars series.

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Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian trailer – is this like Apocalypse Now?

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian trailer – is this like Apocalypse Now?

Today the folks at Disney+ revealed some key art and a trailer for their upcoming documentary series for The Mandalorian. They've called this documentary Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, and it's a whopping 8 episodes in length. As Abed Nadir noted in Community, sometimes the documentary about the making of a production ends up being better than the production itself - have you ever seen Heart of Darkness?

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Star Wars Disney+ series leaks with Leslye Headland as showrunner

Star Wars Disney+ series leaks with Leslye Headland as showrunner

Disney has yet another Star Wars original TV show in the pipeline, according to a new report. The series is reportedly coming from creator Leslye Headland, the co-creator and showrunner of Netflix original series Russian Doll. Though Disney doesn't have much to say about its new show, sources have surfaced to drop some details.

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Official Star Wars background images released for use with video calls

Official Star Wars background images released for use with video calls

The next time you have a video call planned, you can swap out your home's ordinary, boring environment with an official Star Wars background. Several high-resolution backgrounds based on a variety of Star Wars destinations have been released, including images of the Death Star ruins, the planet Hoth, the bridge of the Imperial Star Destroyer, and more.

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Artemis Fowl Disney+ exclusive premiere date is now official

Artemis Fowl Disney+ exclusive premiere date is now official

Video streaming has always been a force to reckon with but so far it has conveniently stayed out of the theater industry's way. Films would become available digitally only after cinemas have profited from them, sometimes even a year after the movie premiered. Thanks to COVID-19, however, things are changing a bit and Disney may be dealing the ailing theater market a heavy blow now that it will be official premiering Artemis Fowl only on Disney+ next month.

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May the 4th Star Wars Disney+ new releases: Clone Wars, Mandalorian

May the 4th Star Wars Disney+ new releases: Clone Wars, Mandalorian

Today we're taking a peek at what Disney+ has in store for Star Wars day, aka May the 4th (be with you). While this wouldn've been a fantastic point at which to premiere new episodes of The Mandalorian, that's not exactly what the team at Disney has in mind. Instead, alongside the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, they've got a documentary series about The Mandalorian that's basically as long as The Mandalorian itself!

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