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Hocus Pocus sequel is coming as a Disney+ streaming exclusive

Hocus Pocus sequel is coming as a Disney+ streaming exclusive

It's that time of year when fans fire up their TV to stream Hocus Pocus, a hit Disney movie from 1993. In the future, this show will be joined by a sequel, Disney has announced, one that will be exclusively available to stream through the company's Disney Plus streaming service. This announcement makes Hocus Pocus the latest aging fan-favorite to get a streaming update.

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Verizon’s Free Disney+ 12-month sub is the same old trap

Verizon’s Free Disney+ 12-month sub is the same old trap

There are good reasons to sign up for a year of Disney Plus (or Disney+) with Verizon, but there are good reasons to skip it, too. If you're the sort of person who'd intended on signing up for Disney+ in the first place, this is a great way to get in on the deal and avoid paying $7 a month for a year. If you weren't going to subscribe in the first place, this is a great way to get something "free" only to find later that you'll need to unsubscribe after the first 12 months or face a $7-per-month fee.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker final trailer lands as ticket sales begin

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker final trailer lands as ticket sales begin

Move over superhero films. The next few months will perhaps be dominated by a different genre of fantasy that will be the talk of the town for the months following. This December will mark not the end of the Star Wars saga but the end of the Skywalker story. And if the final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker is any indicator, it will finally be answering the biggest mystery in the franchise since 2015: Who is Rey?

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Disney’s The Mandalorian schedule leaks ahead of Disney+ launch

Disney’s The Mandalorian schedule leaks ahead of Disney+ launch

Star Wars fans are in for a big treat when Disney Plus launches in mid-November. Disney is planning to kick things off with an original in the science fiction universe called The Mandalorian, a series that early reviews have heavily praised as a worthy installment in the franchise. Ahead of the launch, the full (alleged) release schedule for the show has leaked, indicating that episodes will drop on a weekly basis.

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Three-hour Disney Plus trailer packs almost every show and movie

Three-hour Disney Plus trailer packs almost every show and movie

Disney is making a strong point about the vast size of its Disney Plus ("Disney+") content library by publishing a new video trailer. Unlike other promotional trailers, which are typically anywhere from 20 seconds to a few minutes long, the new Disney Plus trailer will take more than three hours to watch. The video contains clips of nearly every video that'll be available to stream.

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Disney+ gets new multi-year plan option, but only for a limited time

Disney+ gets new multi-year plan option, but only for a limited time

Disney is gearing up for a major streaming service launch next month. When it arrives, the company's new Disney+ service will cost $6.99/month, a rate equivalent to Hulu's ad-supported plan and lower than many competing services like Netflix. The company has also detailed discount and bundle options, something that was just expanded with another ultra-cheap plan that users will need to pay upfront.

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Boba Fett Funko Futura 2000 gear released before Mandalorian

Boba Fett Funko Futura 2000 gear released before Mandalorian

It's right about time when the most mysterious - or once-most-mysterious Star Wars character gets licensed to all ends of the earth. Now that The Mandalorian is coming to the Disney+ streaming service as the first official live action Star Wars television show, that is. It's largely because of the never-ceasing popularity of Boba Fett that The Mandalorian exists in the first place, really.

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Official 3D-scanned Mandalorian replica helmets will cost $650

Official 3D-scanned Mandalorian replica helmets will cost $650

Today the folks at Anovos announced that they've begun production on a officially licensed life-sized replica helmet from "Star Wars The Mandalorian". This is the same helmet that the main character wears in the first live-action Star Wars show, the show that'll debut on the first Disney streaming service, Disney+ (Disney Plus, if you like). Before the show is even shown, the folks at Anovos are making a $650 helmet for the super fans.

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Star Wars Triple Force Friday: Caution for collectors

Star Wars Triple Force Friday: Caution for collectors

For the past several years, Lucasfilm and Disney have made it their mission to make "Force Friday" a shopping holiday. To make the absolute most of the first Friday in which certain Star Wars toys were made available, they initiated a sort of tradition. Since just before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we've been experiencing this day they call Force Friday.

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Disney+ may not support Fire TV when it launches next month

Disney+ may not support Fire TV when it launches next month

Last month, Disney announced the list of devices that will support its Disney+ streaming service when it launches next month. As we noted at the time, Amazon's Fire TV was notably absent from the list, which covers just about every other major platform on the market, including everything from mobile and desktop to Chromecast and gaming consoles. According to a new leak, the absence may hint at a dispute taking place behind closed doors.

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Disney’s latest deal will keep ESPN on Sony’s PlayStation Vue service

Disney’s latest deal will keep ESPN on Sony’s PlayStation Vue service

Disney has expanded upon its previous deal with Sony, ensuring its ESPN networks, as well as National Geographic and more, will remain available on the OTT television service PlayStation Vue. Sports fans can expect continued access to a number of networks, including SEC Network, ESPN, ESPN College Extra, ACC Network, and much more. Disney refers to this as a 'comprehensive distribution agreement.'

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Disney+ pre-orders begin with enticing but unusual offers

Disney+ pre-orders begin with enticing but unusual offers

At long last, Disney has not only confirmed the existing of its own streaming service but is also ready to put into full gear. Pieces are falling into places, including the resignation of Disney CEO Bob Iger from Apple's board in lieu of that. For those really, really excited about Disney+, they can now "pre-order" the service to get dibs ahead of everyone else. If, however, you were expecting some freebies to go with that, you might be sorely disappointed.

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