The dispute between The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) has pricing issues at its center. However, tensions stretch further to include disagreements over Disney’s products’ promotion and placement on Amazon’s website, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) stock fell by 1.24% to $101.70, as Macquarie analyst, Tim Nollen, downgraded it from Outperform to Market Perform on the grounds that it now lacks the catalyst that could drive higher valuation. According to the analyst, Disney’s latest release, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a key driver for its stock growth and he fears that decreasing ESPN subscribers due to cord-cutting, could hammer the company’s earnings. Mr. Nollen has placed the target price at $100.
MarvelDisney had a big year in 2015 with two Pixar movies, "The Avengers" sequel, and the return of "Star Wars" to theaters, and 2016 is about to get even bigger.
The studio released its official list of movies planned for 2016.
Walt Disney Studios said that it would show films from its Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm banners on Netflix, the first time that one of Hollywood’s Big Six studios has chosen Web streaming over pay television.
ShutterstockIn 1991, something happened that had never occurred in the history of the Academy Awards: Walt Disney Studios’ musical romance "Beauty and the Beast" was nominated for Best Picture. No animated film had achieved such a distinction before, and only two others — Disney-Pixar’s "Up" in 2010 and "Toy Story 3" in 2011 — have since.
By Alexander Valtsev:Walt Disney Co. (DIS) is a worldwide entertainment company that has existed for almost 90 years (anniversary in ~2 weeks). The company operates in four Divisions: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products.
We finally know when we'll be able to own one of the biggest summer blockblusters of the year! Friday morning, Disney and Marvel announced "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, and on-demand October 2, 2015. If you'd like to get it earlier, the film will be released nearly a month earlier for digital release September 8, 2015, and will be available through digital 3D, digital HD, and Disney's movie app, Disney Anywhere. Here's how it will look on Blu-Ray: