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Looking back at Bob Iger’s Disney

Looking back at Bob Iger’s Disney

The man behind Disney’s meteoric rise over the past decade stepped down from the throne at the end of February. Disney was massive long before, but in his 15 years at the helm, former CEO Bob Iger, 69, brought the House of Mouse to astronomical heights. He was behind key acquisitions that helped Disney to increase its annual revenue by over 200% since he took over in 2005. Few industry leaders have made quite a mark as Iger, and his successor (conveniently, another Bob), Disney parks chairman Bob Chapek, has big shoes to fill. Read on as we outline his success, what brought him there, and what lies ahead for the world’s most unstoppable movie studio.

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Disney reveals Star Wars: The High Republic novels and comics

Disney reveals Star Wars: The High Republic novels and comics

Disney has announced a new Star Wars publishing campaign called The High Republic that will include novels for kids and adults, as well as comic books and more. The company has offered an early look at some of the projects that will be launched under this campaign, as well as concept art and book covers. This is the latest in a long line of written Star Wars materials.

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Bob Chapek named Disney CEO: The 7th in 97 years

Bob Chapek named Disney CEO: The 7th in 97 years

Disney just announced their 7th new CEO in the past 97 years. Bob Chapek is the newest CEO at Disney, while former CEO Bob Iger moves to executive chairman. Robert A. Iger was the CEO of Disney from 2005 until 2020, and before Iger was Michael Eisner, who ruled Disney from 1984 to 2005 - at which point he was effectively ousted by a shareholder uprising led by Roy E. Disney.

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Why the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 episodes 1-4 seem so familiar

Why the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 episodes 1-4 seem so familiar

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 7 started its run this week with an episode called "The Bad Batch." With this, the Star Wars animated series jumps right back into the thick of things with one of the most interesting and must-see story elements - the clones! Here we're focusing on individual Clone Troopers, including some new characters we've never seen before - genetically modified to be different from the rest.

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Disney+ heads to Vizio SmartCast today

Disney+ heads to Vizio SmartCast today

For Vizio TV owners, it just got a lot easier to watch Disney+. Today, Vizio announced that it has added Disney+ to its SmartCast platform, which means that those who have a SmartCast TV can watch Disney+ directly through the app. Previously, users were able to stream Disney+ to Vizio TVs through either Apple AirPlay 2 or Chromecast, which come built-in on some sets.

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Baby Yoda merchandise is about to invade stores, at last

Baby Yoda merchandise is about to invade stores, at last

From the moment The Child - otherwise known as Baby Yoda among Star Wars fans - appeared in The Manadalorian, we all knew that we'd see a wave of merchandise featuring the character. That merchandise was announced today, with a ton of products by various toy and game makers being revealed ahead of the New York Toy Fair. If you've been looking for some Baby Yoda merch, you're about to have your chance to spend a lot of your hard-earned cash.

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Entire Star Wars Skywalker Saga getting a big box set – with a catch

Entire Star Wars Skywalker Saga getting a big box set – with a catch

With the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the saga that started way back in the 1970s is finally complete. That, of course, means that it's time for a box set featuring all nine films in the Skywalker Saga, which is precisely what Disney is giving us. Disney and Lucasfilm revealed the box set today, which is set to launch alongside the Blu-Ray and 4K UHD release of The Rise of Skywalker next month.

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Opinion: Strong start for Disney+ might be short-lived

Opinion: Strong start for Disney+ might be short-lived

Disney+ has burst into the streaming scene with a point to prove. It brought in over 10 million subscribers on its day of launch. Three months in, over 28.6 million paying subscribers have jumped on the bandwagon, even surpassing Wall Street predictions and the internet could not get enough of Baby Yoda.

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Disney may finally launch Hulu outside of the US next year

Disney may finally launch Hulu outside of the US next year

Streaming service Hulu continues to grow, yet has remained limited to just the US market. We've heard reports of plans to eventually change this over the past couple of years, but nothing major has happened. According to a new report, that may change soon with Disney allegedly eyeing a 2021 international expansion of the video streaming service.

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Disney+ will be the streaming destination for Hamilton movie

Disney+ will be the streaming destination for Hamilton movie

Next year, a feature film version of the wildly popular stage musical Hamilton will be released in Canada and the United States. The movie plan was announced earlier today by Disney and the team behind Hamilton. The deal covers the worldwide rights for the feature film and though financial details weren't provided, a new leak claims that Disney paid a huge sum for these rights.

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Disney+ Big Game spot teases Marvel’s three big upcoming shows

Disney+ Big Game spot teases Marvel’s three big upcoming shows

The "Big Game", a.k.a. the Super Bowl, has become more than just a game. It has, for many brands, become a place to make sure people get to see their products, both present and future. You'd often see ads for tangible, physical products but, in this day and age of streaming, digital content is no longer a stranger either. So it's not that surprising to see Disney+ up on the big screen but, for Marvel fans, even the shortest 30-second spot is enough to have them drooling for more.

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Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi delay probably won’t impact premiere

Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi delay probably won’t impact premiere

Disney's Obi-Wan Kenobi original show has been delayed due to a script rejection, according to a recent report, but series star Ewan McGregor doesn't expect the anticipated premiere date to change. The news first arrived in a report claiming that Disney has rejected two scripts for the show in recent days, leaving the company to develop new stories and scripts for the project.

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