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Disney Interactive to lay off 700 in restructuring; Seattle operations to remain intact

Disney is confirming a large-scale restructuring today that will result in the firing of hundreds of employees, representing 26 percent of its global workforce. But a source said there will be little to no impact felt in Seattle, where employees will continue to be tasked with developing the Facebook and mobile game, Marvels: Avengers Alliance. A spokesperson… Read More

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Disney launches new movie app with help from Apple

Disney moved further into the mobile era with the announcement today of the new Disney Movies Anywhere app, available for iOS and on the web. The app’s streaming catalog of 420 movies includes Pixar’s offerings and the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, like The Avengers and Thor. The launch of the app coincides with the digital release of Disney’s… Read More

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POLL: Should there really be more Star Wars movies?

The big news out of Hollywood this week is that Disney is bringing back one of the greatest movie franchises in history with its $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd.  Star Wars fans will now get to enjoy Episode 7, due for release in 2015 with Episodes 8 and 9 to follow. But is “enjoy” the… Read More