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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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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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Minecraft Toy Story mashup lets you see the world from toys’ eyes

Minecraft Toy Story mashup lets you see the world from toys’ eyes

These days, movie tie—ins with sometimes completely unrelated products are no longer unusual. Even more so with the somewhat related worlds of films and games, and especially ones where imaginations can fly. So it’s that surprising to hear that Toy Story has teamed up with a game developer to help spread the word about its latest installment. It is, however, perhaps a bit surprising to hear that Disney and Pixar have chosen Minecraft to be the vehicle of that message.

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Toy Story 4 first teaser trailer is here (with a bonus poster)

Toy Story 4 first teaser trailer is here (with a bonus poster)

It's been a long time coming, but today, Disney and Pixar finally delivered the first trailer for Toy Story 4. As is usually the case, this first trailer amounts to only a teaser, reintroducing us the cast of the movie and setting the stage for more marketing to come. Though it doesn't really get into the movie's story, it does introduce us to an entirely new character who's going through something of an identity crisis.

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The Incredibles are Galaxy S9’s next AR emoji

The Incredibles are Galaxy S9’s next AR emoji

After years and years of waiting, The Incredibles 2 is very nearly here. The Incredibles is widely considered to be one of the best Pixar movies ever created, so you can bet fans are looking forward to this follow up. We still have a few weeks to wait for The Incredibles 2 to premiere, but in the meantime, you can keep the hype train going with a set of new AR emoji for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

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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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Pixar debuts first Incredibles 2 trailer

Pixar debuts first Incredibles 2 trailer

Pixar's first Incredibles movie was released way back in 2004, and fans have had to wait quite a while for a sequel. Disney finally announced The Incredibles 2 in 2015, and now that it's scheduled for release next year, the first teaser trailer has been revealed. The sequel will continue to focus on the Parr family and their super powers, although this time around it looks like the youngest member will be a key element.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Disney's big D23 expo is being held in California this weekend, and game developer Square Enix was there to drop a big two-part bombshell announcement: The very, very long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally be released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. The other half of the news, which is possibly even more exciting, is that the world of Pixar's Toy Story will be coming to the massively popular RPG.

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Pixar teams with Khan Academy to teach animation, simulation and more

Pixar teams with Khan Academy to teach animation, simulation and more

Khan Academy, the online service that provides free instructional videos on a wide range of educational topics, has announced a new major partnership with the animation studio Pixar. The team-up has resulted in Pixar creating and sharing a huge course covering the basics of everything animation creation, including things like using virtual cameras, Pixar’s own storytelling process, simulation processes, ‘color science,’ and more.

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Disney’s Cars 3 trailer, IMDB cast, plot run teaser in detail

Disney’s Cars 3 trailer, IMDB cast, plot run teaser in detail

The Cars 3 Teaser trailer for the 2017 film of the same name has been released along with a short cast list. This first teaser trailer shows 50 seconds of video making clear a set of major upgrades in video graphics. This won't be your Papa's Cars - and it certainly won't be the oddity that was Cars 2. It'll be something more intense, more personal, and hopefully more simple.

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Disney app narrates ‘Finding Dory’ for visually impaired fans

Disney app narrates ‘Finding Dory’ for visually impaired fans

Finding Dory arrived in theaters today, and thanks to the Disney Movies Anywhere app, visually impaired and blind movie goers will be able to enjoy the movie with audio narration. The app works by using a phone’s microphone to listen to the movie; when the dialog in the movie stops, the app will describe what is happening on-screen directly to the user via a pair of headphones.

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Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

Disney Crossy Road is coming, see Mickey Mouse run for his life

The hit mobile game Crossy Road may not have answered why the chicken wanted to cross the road, but at least now we can ponder why Mickey Mouse wants to do the same. Revealed at GDC 2016 earlier this week, Disney Crossy Road will see the world's most famous mouse, along with over 100 other Pixar and Disney characters, running into traffic on iOS and Android in the near future.

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