• Disney Interactive
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    ‘Marvel: Avengers Alliance’ Games to End This Month

    Disney has announced plans to shut down the “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” online game series at the end of the month. “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” originally launched on Facebook in 2012 alongside the first “Avengers” film. The popular turn-based role-playing game spawned a sequel and versions for mobile devices. The games featured Marvel superheroes such as Iron […]

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    Layoffs at Maker Studios

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s Maker Studios is conducting a round of layoffs. Source say that less than 30 people were impacted. A spokesperson for the digital media firm declined to comment on how many people were let go but provided the following statement: “Maker Studios’ business is constantly evolving and after careful thought, we have […]

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    Disney to Shut Down Infinity Video Games

    Disney announced the decision Tuesday to close it’s Infinity game division in a footnote to its second-quarter earnings, saying it incurred a $147 million charge for severance costs and to write off its investment in the business. The company will close its Salt Lake City game studio and cut about 300 jobs. With the action, […]

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    James Pitaro Takes Over for Leslie Ferraro to Consumer Products

    James Pitaro, Co-Chair of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and President, Disney Interactive, has been named Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, it was announced today by Thomas O. Staggs, Chief Operating Officer, The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Pitaro assumes additional responsibilities following DCPI Co-Chair Leslie Ferraro’s departure from the Company to […]

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    Sir Elton John to Premiere ‘Disney Applause’ VR app

    One of the most successful solo artists of all time, Sir Elton John will perform two sensational songs on “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.” The multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician will captivate audiences in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park by singing the Oscar®-nominated song “Circle of Life,” from Disney’s “The Lion […]

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    Disney Axes Maker Studios Erin McPherson and Jeremy Welt

    Today Chief Content Officer Erin McPherson and SVP of Marketing Jeremy Welt have been dismissed from their positions at Disney-owned Maker Studios, a leading network of online video content. A representative for Maker confirmed McPherson’s departure. “We generally do not discuss personnel matters. However, Erin McPherson is no longer with Maker Studios per mutual agreement […]

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    D23: Two Star Wars Bundles for PS4 System Revealed

    Disney is introducing a very special, limited edition Darth Vader inspired PS4 system that will be available as part of, not one but two Star Wars bundles available November 17th. The bundles include a fully customized PS4 featuring an image of Darth Vader and a controller inspired by Darth Vader’s suit. The first bundle is […]

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    Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Merge into New Unit

    The Walt Disney Company today announced a realignment of two of its divisions, Disney Consumer Products and Disney Interactive. The new combined segment, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI), will be run jointly by Leslie Ferraro, Co-Chair, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and President, Disney Consumer Products; and Jimmy Pitaro, Co-Chair, Disney Consumer […]

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    E3: Trailers Plus Mickey Mouse Meets Mario Rumors

    E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo is in full swing at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Running from the 16th to the 18th, thousands of hard core gamers will be attending demos, rollouts, panels, and premieres. But most importantly, they will be able to play all the latest releases. First up is the new teaser trailer […]

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    Maker Studios to Produce Content for Vimeo

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Stars of Walt Disney Co’s multichannel network Maker Studios will produce content that will debut exclusively on the global online video platform, Vimeo On Demand, the companies announced on Thursday. Vimeo, a unit of IAC/Interactive Corp, has been working to convince creators who have built an audience on Google […]