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Avengers: Infinity War new trailer released as tickets go on sale

Avengers: Infinity War new trailer released as tickets go on sale

We're now just over a month out from the release of Avengers: Infinity War, and with Black Panther finding immense success at the box office, this new Avengers movie can now receive the lion's share of Disney's attention. The company launched a new trailer for Infinity War today that once again prepares us for the arrival of Thanos and his assault on Earth. Thanos himself appropriately sets the stage by telling us that "the end is near," during the trailer.

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Disney’s Mickey and Minnie AR Emojis arrive on Galaxy S9

Disney’s Mickey and Minnie AR Emojis arrive on Galaxy S9

Samsung promised us Disney AR Emojis for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and sure enough they're arriving here on launch day. One of the headline features on the Android smartphone, AR Emojis use the front-facing camera to track face and body movements and animate a virtual character on-screen.

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There’s a Star Wars: The Last Jedi music-only version out now, too

There’s a Star Wars: The Last Jedi music-only version out now, too

On the 13th of March, 2018, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released in its digital form with one pretty strange feature. Included with the purchase of the digital format was a music score-only version of the film, completely devoid of effects sounds or dialogue of any sort. This version required only one extra action after the film was purchased.

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Favreau helms Star Wars TV show: Because Obvious Default is Obvious

Favreau helms Star Wars TV show: Because Obvious Default is Obvious

It's as if Disney calls Jon Favreau first, and if he's not available, they move on to someone else. Today Disney announced that they'd signed on Jon Favreau to executive produce and write a Star Wars TV show that'll come first to Disney's streaming content app (still not yet released.) This is the 12-billionth time Favreau will have worked with Disney in a leading role.

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Last Chance: Disney Movies Everywhere ends tomorrow

Last Chance: Disney Movies Everywhere ends tomorrow

Today is the last day users of the Disney Movies Anywhere service will be able to transfer ownership of their films to other services. Users who purchased films with Disney that have their movies available through the Disney Movies Anywhere service will no longer have access after tomorrow. If users log in to Movies Anywhere - a separate service - before tomorrow, they'll continue to have access to their movies through a variety of other services.

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Samsung AR Emoji includes iconic Disney characters

Samsung AR Emoji includes iconic Disney characters

Samsung is making quite a lot of noise about its new AR Emoji and how it goes beyond simply faces and heads. Curiously, however, it’s not making a big deal out of a literally big deal about one rather huge feature. At its Unpacked 2018 press event where it demoed how its AR Emoji worked, it almost just mentioned in passing that, if you don’t want to have a virtual you, you can also use some of the pre-made models, which includes the globally renowned Mickey Mouse. Which, of course, meant Samsung made a partnership deal with Disney.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 reveals Monsters Inc. world in new trailer

Kingdom Hearts 3 reveals Monsters Inc. world in new trailer

The very long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III is still due for release sometime this year on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but sadly there's no additional specifics on a date. That's what developer Square Enix shared at the D23 Expo Japan 2018 event, held at Tokyo Disneyland this week. Fortunately a new trailer was shown for the latest entry in the Final-Fantasy-meets-Disney RPG series, revealing that none other than the world of Monsters Inc. will be featured in the game.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic miniseries will have new scenes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic miniseries will have new scenes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be turned into a six-part comic miniseries, the first installment of which arrives on May 2. The comic adaption is coming from Marvel, which announced that the screenplay writer for Rogue One is writing the miniseries. In addition to getting to experience The Last Jedi in an entirely different medium, fans will also be given new scenes that aren't found in the movie.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story first full trailer is here

Solo: A Star Wars Story first full trailer is here

For some, the highlight of yesterday's Super Bowl was not the halftime show nor the Eagles' upset victory over the Patriots, but rather the premiere of the first teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story. That teaser offered our first glimpse at the quickly-incoming movie, and it seemed to succeed in getting fans hyped. Fast forward to a few hours later and Disney has now released the full teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Make no mistake: It's a pretty exciting ordeal for anyone looking forward to this movie.

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Madden 18 esports events will air on ESPN and Disney under NFL deal

Madden 18 esports events will air on ESPN and Disney under NFL deal

Both Disney and ESPN will broadcast NFL esports content this year under a newly penned deal with the National Football League. Under the deal, both Madden NFL 18 Club Championship and the Madden NFL 18 Ultimate League events will air. The esports content will be airing on both Disney XD and ESPNEWS, plus ESPN2 and ESPN2/Deportes. Some episodic content will also be available on ESPN VOD.

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Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney is continuing to make progress on building itself one of the top streaming video services when it launches sometime in 2019. The media giant has already been pulling its content and ending deals with rival Netflix, and now it appears to have hired someone with experience at some of the biggest tech companies to head operations. Specifically, Kevin Swint, who has served as an executive at both Apple and Samsung in recent years.

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Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

The video streaming market has become a dog eat dog world, where rivals try to outdo each other with sometimes questionable tactics. Giant YouTube has recently come under fire, yet again, and some of its competitors seem to be circling around it like vultures around a carcass. That might be the feeling that some will get with Twitch.tv’s pair of announcements that are a not so subtle challenge to YouTube, conveniently timed while the latter’s too busy putting out fires.

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