Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus, and it'll finally give us the best picture yet of what to expect. Thursday, Disney will hold an investor day at its Buena Vista studios in California. Disney CEO Bob Iger, who's called the streaming service the company's "biggest priority" this year, is expected to lead a presentation that may include demos of the Disney Plus app and potentially teasers, trailers or behind-the-scenes footage of its exclusive original shows. The days leading up to the event have been sprinkled with news about Disney's original shows. A new Marvel limited series featuring Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye is expected to chronicle the adventure of him passing the torch to Kate Bishop, a Marvel Comics character who's part of a group known as the Young Avengers. We also got details about Pixar's Monsters Inc. spin-off: The show, called Monsters at Work and slated for 2020, takes place six months after the events of Pixar's original … [Read more...] about Disney Plus streaming service: Release date, price, shows and movies to expect at investor day
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Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus. Bob Iger, Disney's CEO, has called the streaming service the company's "biggest priority" for 2019 -- and that's in the same year Disney closed its $71.3 billion takeover of 21st Century Fox. We're already seeing Disney reshape Fox the same week they officially merged -- layoffs have hit executives in Fox's film division and its innovation lab, which focused on emerging technologies.Meanwhile, Disney is ending its streaming deal with Netflix so it can launch its own subscription platform as the exclusive streaming home for Disney movies, TV shows and other original programming. Star Wars: The Clone Wars, for example, will depart Netflix in April so it can re-emerge with a new season on Disney Plus. Much of the original programming planned for Disney Plus leans into the company's franchises like Marvel and Star Wars. And it be the only place to stream the company's new movies after they … [Read more...] about Disney Plus streaming service: Release date, price, shows and movies to expect
Read further and I can't guarantee you won't be hobbled by a fantastically good spoiler, preventing you from making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.At the end of Solo: A Star Wars story, it's revealed Emilia Clarke's Qi'ra has been in contact with fan favorite Star Wars villain, Darth Maul, played once again by Ray Park. If you've only followed the Star Wars movies, your last memory of Darth Maul was seeing him fall to his apparent death after being sliced in two by Obi-Wan Kenobi at the end of Episode I: The Phantom Menace.You can see the entire cameo as posted by IGN ahead of the movie's Sept. 14 digital release here.However, if you've watched the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, you'd know Darth Maul survived his fight with Obi-Wan. You'd also know he now has robotic metal legs. We have an even more in-depth explanation on where Maul has been and what it means for future Star Wars movies here. Actor Sam Witwer is voicing Maul in Solo, who also provided the character's voice … [Read more...] about Why that Solo: A Star Wars Story cameo is the best thing in the movie
Digital photography has revolutionized the art world and entertainment industry, but film still takes a stronghold when it comes to movie making. sam74100/Thinkstock Well, it all depends on who you ask. Moviemakers have argued the benefits of film versus digital since digital video first arrived on the scene in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Filmmakers like George Lucas -- who shot his 2002 release "Star Wars – Episode II: Attack of the Clones" entirely on digital video -- were quick to abandon film for digital production, while directors like JJ Abrams and Christopher Nolan still remain fiercely loyal to film [sources: Alexander, O'Falt]. At least five of the nine 2013 Academy Award nominees for best motion picture were shot on film, as were three of the five nominees for cinematography [sources: AMPAA, Giardina]. Part of the difficulty in answering this question is getting moviemakers to agree on the definition of "good." Film loyalists describe things like texture, … [Read more...] about Will digital photography ever be as good as film for movies?
Have you ever watched a movie at home with the sound muted? It is amazing what a difference the sound makes in a movie experience. Sound, especially dialogue, makes it easier to understand what is happening. But it also provides texture and emotion to each scene. Most movies would not be interesting at all if you took away the sound. And when we go to the theaters, we expect the sound to be as exciting and encompassing as the images on the screen. In this edition of HowStuffWorks, you will learn how analog and digital sound systems work. You will also learn about the three major digital systems: Digital Theater Systems (DTS)Dolby DigitalSony Dynamic Digital Sound (SDDS) Sound in movies has come a long way. As early as 1889, Thomas Edison and his associates were experimenting with synchronizing sound to moving pictures. In 1926, Warner Brothers released "Don Juan," the first commercial film to have accompanying recorded sound. "Don Juan" had a musical score but no dialogue. The next … [Read more...] about How Movie Sound Works