Author Archives: Charles Boda

The Arena Brings New Concession Options to the Wide World of Sports Complex

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is having a busy month. Not only is Pro Bowl Week currently taking place, but we are still only one week past the official opening of The Arena. The Arena gives the Walt Disney World Resort a brand new venue to showcase the talents of young athletes in […]

Ava DuVernay, Disney and Nissan Launch ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Contest Aimed at Aspiring Filmmakers

The buildup to Disney’s highly anticipated take on A Wrinkle in Time has lead to an opportunity for aspiring directors throughout the nation. Backed by the combined resources of Ava DuVernay, Walt Disney Studios, and Nissan North America, “A Wrinkle in Time Contest: Searching for the Next Visionary Filmmaker” has put forth a challenge for […]

‘The Last Jedi’ Passes $600 Million Box Office Milestone

Although only the eighth highest-grossing film this weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought in enough money at the box office to push it past the $600 million mark for domestic sales. It currently stands at $604.3 million domestic, with international numbers reaching $692 million. This weekend’s success makes The Last Jedi not only the sixth film […]

CNN President Jeff Zucker Speculated About for ESPN Leadership Role

Since the early December resignation of ESPN head John Skipper, numerous possible candidates for a replacement have been discussed. The newest addition to that list is CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who multiple outlets claim has been in talks with Disney regarding the position. According to CNN, Zucker is staying where he is. Initially reported by […]

Former Apple, Samsung Executive Hired to Oversee Disney Streaming Service

BAMTech has chosen a leader for the Disney streaming service currently in development: Kevin Swint has been named senior vice president and general manager for the project. As first reported by Variety, Swint will be tasked with overseeing development and operations of the upcoming direct-to-consumer video service. Swint began working for BAMTech this month. Initially […]

Disney in Talks with ’28 Weeks Later’ Director for ‘The Sword in the Stone’ Remake

Disney’s quest to develop a live-action re-imagining of their animated classic about a young King Arthur just passed a milestone. According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is currently in talks with Walt Disney Pictures to sit in the director’s chair, or throne as the case may be, for the upcoming project. The […]

Step into Famous Works with PhotoPass at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Have you ever seen a painting set a scene so perfectly that you wish you could just walk right into it? If so, you are in luck. Whether you are an avid art aficionado or just a fan of far-out photos, Disney’s PhotoPass service has you covered.  At this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Arts […]

Danny Strong, Thomas Kail, and Ice Cube Attached to Disney’s ‘Oliver Twist’ Project

Charles Dickens’ famous orphan is getting the Disney musical treatment; a modern Oliver Twist project is in the works with some major creative forces already signed on to it. The film, which follows the titular orphan boy through a life of exploitation and crime on the streets of London, will be directed by Thomas Kail. Kail […]