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Disney+ launches in November this year, will cost R100pm

We've been expecting a late 2019 launch for Disney's own streaming service, Disney+, for quite some time. Now Disney has made it official, with the service officially launching on 12 November this year. As for pricing, it's going to cost just $6.99 (about R100) a month. But, before you get too excited, that launch date and pricing hasn't been announced for South Africa. Yet. 

Lego’s first black-and-white set is here and no, we’re not taking the Mickey

Lego's monochrome 'Steamboat Willie' set commemorating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse's screen debut goes on sale today.

Gather your melodic hyenas and lions, because Disney+ will have all the hard-to-find classics

According to a report from a recent shareholder meeting, the upcoming Disney+ streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library". This includes everything from TV shows, Pixar and Marvel movies, Disney classics and even titles that they’ve kept in the fabled 'Vault'.

Kingdom Hearts 3 – Hope you’ve been paying attention, we’re off on an adventure

We really wanted to fall absolutely head-over-heels in love with Kingdom Hearts 3, the culmination of several games in the Kingdom Hearts series that started in 2002 on the PlayStation 2. Seventeen years is a long time to be telling a single story and if that story is the domain of Square Enix (the folks responsible for the very complicated Final Fantasy universe), almost two decades on a tale...?...[Read More]

As expected, Punisher, Jessica Jones axed by Netflix

Though it’s not exactly unexpected, it’s nonetheless still a pity — Netflix has officially canned its last two Marvel offerings. Both The Punisher and Jessica Jones are no more, joining Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders on the list of toys Disney wants to keep for itself. Speaking to The Verge, a Netflix spokesperson said “Marvel’s The Punisher will not ret...[Read More]

Star Wars meets Shakespeare – Disney better be taking notes from this short fan-film

Some things need to be seen. And even if you’re not a huge fan of Star Wars, this short fan-film directed by Quebec’s Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer and starring cosplayer David Blouin (with voice work by Anton Golikov) is worth watching. Called Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy, the short is a strong mashup of Star Wars visuals and the work of William Shakespeare — specifically HamletR...[Read More]

Take your first look at upcoming Disneyland attraction Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Okay, so there’s soon to be another stop for Star Wars superfans to make besides being stopped by security before making it inside the Skywalker Ranch. Disney has released the first image of upcoming Disneyland attraction Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We’ve known for some time that the Star War universe was being added to the list of attractions in that spot where surprisingly many f...[Read More]

Disney makes its Disney+ streaming service official, announces several new shows (including Loki)

Disney, the mouse-fuelled media juggernaut that now owns Star Wars and most things Marvel (all of them, when the contracts expire), has had its own streaming service in the works for a while. The company has now made the service’s title official, revealing a handful of the starting lineup when it launches in late 2019. Say hi to Disney+. Not the most imaginative name, we know, but hopefully ...[Read More]

Light Start – Stunt robots, smartphone airbags, Sonic: The Movie, and Samsung’s Note 9 reveal

Disney now has autonomous Stuntronics stunt-robots designed to perform during live shows Disney has a lot of things that we’re fond of. Cartoon lions. Superheroes. Jedi. Pirates. As well as all manner of other awesome stuff, which are far too numerous to mention here. And now they’ve got robot stuntmen, who might take the place of human performers during live shows at Disney properties...[Read More]

Light Start – E3 Live, 5000-year-old beer, Netflix and Disney, and Uncharted 4 sales

The Electronic Entertainment Expo has just announced E3 Live, which invites gamers to (part of) E3 If you’ve never been to E3, it’s mostly walking. And running. And being lost. And not having enough food to eat. And seeing your gaming heroes walking around like they’re normal people. But few get the chance to experience any of that, unless they’re part of the gaming industr...[Read More]

Light Start – Disney’s Death Star, DJI’s new toy, Hyperloop is a game, and CaptionBot

What kind of world would we live in if Disney had an inflatable Death Star? Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, do you really think that they’d be averse to creating their own space station? Robert Bigelow, of Bigelow Aerospace, certainly has ideas in that direction, expressing the hope that Disney or a company like them might sponsor a space station created from the inflatable modules th...[Read More]

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