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Star Wars, Marvel Give Boost to Disney’s Streaming Debut

NEW YORK — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot. "I rea...
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Apple Takes on Netflix With a $5-a-Month Streaming Service

CUPERTINO — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the ...
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‘Cinderella’ Film Feted at Library of Congress

WASHINGTON — No one arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. But there was valet parking for the guests invited to a "mini-ball" held at the Library of Congress in honor of the Disney film "Cinderella." The Thursd...
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Disney Takes Over Hulu as Big Media Players Navigate Stream

NEW YORK — Disney cut a deal with Comcast to take full control of Hulu as each prepares to launch its own streaming service.The companies said Tuesday that Comcast, which owns a third of Hulu, may sell its stake starting in 2024 for a minimum of $5.8 bil...
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New Disney Area to Immerse Parkgoers in a Star Wars Story

LOS ANGELES — The world of Star Wars is coming from a galaxy far, far away to become the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is an adventure through the grungy planet Batuu where guests can build their own droids an...