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After owning the domain name starwars.co.uk for the past ten years, a fancy dress retailer in the UK is being forced to relinquish it to Disney. Costumier Jokers' Masquerade has used the domain to point visitors towards its range of licensed Star Wars outfits, but was asked by Disney to hand it ov...

July 10th 2015 at 6:45am 0 Comments
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Get ready to add another big Star Wars date to your calendar. On May 25th, 2018, Disney is planning another standalone flick in the universe, this time focusing on Han Solo's early days -- before he ran into Luke, Leia and the rest. It's going to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, th...

July 7th 2015 at 10:27pm 0 Comments
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It's only natural for an entertainment corporation as massive as The Walt Disney Company, with IP holdings that span the likes of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, to be exploring the potential of virtual reality. It's something John Vignocchi, VP of production at Disney Interactive, the division behin...

July 1st 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The rise of smartphones and tablets has forced entertainment firms, such as Disney, to design themed toys that can come to life and build a story around them. That's the case for Playmation, a platform of smart toys that combines Disney's popular movie franchises with sensors and kids' imaginatio...

June 24th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Blending different fictional universes together is kind of a thing now in gaming. However, Kingdom Hearts was fusing together the Final Fantasy and Disney universes back in 2002. Before chewing director Tetsuya Nomura's ear off about a Final Fantasy VII remake, we got some insight into the still i...

June 17th 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Those giant, green Hulk hands in your closet might be cool but their utility doesn't extend much beyond freaking out your cat and making tired "you wouldn't like me when I'm angry" jokes. Disney has an idea to remedy that with internet-connected versions of those as well as a pair of Iron Man gaun...

June 3rd 2015 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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Folks working as Disneyland mascots may want to start looking into possible employment opportunities for the future. The company's crazed scientist branch, Disney Research, is developing a biped robot that can walk like an animated character. See, Disney's goal is to bring its CGI characters "to l...

May 27th 2015 at 9:29am 0 Comments
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The final planned Avengers films, Avengers: Infinity War - Parts 1 & 2, will be the first movies ever to be shot exclusively with IMAX cameras, Variety reports. First, directors Anthony and Joe Russo will try out a new, lighter 2D digital camera from IMAX and Arri to shoot 15 minutes of Capt...

May 7th 2015 at 12:07pm 0 Comments
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Disney Infinity 3.0 is the latest edition of Disney's Skylanders-style video game series, and it's scheduled to hit stores in the fall, complete with figurines from the Star Wars universe. That's a relief, since we were worried there wouldn't be enough Star Wars stuff to go around this year. There...

May 5th 2015 at 7:55pm 0 Comments
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When the Star Wars saga finally became available to buy on digital storefronts like iTunes and Google Play, we hoped it would only be a matter of time until Disney and Fox made them available to stream. Thankfully, that's now about to happen, after Sky announced today that it's struck a deal with...

May 1st 2015 at 7:55am 0 Comments
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Disney Research is apparently developing plastic accessories that can control phones, which might even be more far-out than MIT's thumbnail trackpads. They're called acoustruments, and they can control phones with sounds from their own speakers. How? Well, each acoustrument comes with a U-shaped t...

April 21st 2015 at 8:31am 0 Comments
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BB-8, the new adorable droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has taken the world by storm over the past few days. In particular, people were mostly surprised by the fact that the character was not computer-generated imagery -- this thing is, indeed, real. Now, following earlier reports, Sphero,...

April 20th 2015 at 4:15pm 0 Comments