Disney moves Pixar’s Soul to SVOD in further blow to cinemas

Disney has announced that Soul, the highly anticipated animated movie from Pixar, will move directly to Disney+ in a further blow to cinemas. While not the industry-shaking news of the latest Bond film’s delay, the move to skip cinemas for the Jamie Foxx-starring Soul comes at a time when cinemas are struggling to remain open […]

HTC invests in VR studio Steel Wool

HTC has invested US$5 million in Steel Wool, a virtual reality development studio formed by creative veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, and Telltale Games. California-based Steel Wool said it will use the funds to help develop multiple existing “medium-pushing VR projects”, which span game, simulation, and narrative-based concepts. The first of these upcoming projects […]

Netflix strikes Disney deal ahead of Australia launch

Netflix has struck a deal with Disney ahead of its Australia and New Zealand launch in March to bring Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm content to subscribers in the two countries. At launch, Australian and New Zealand members will be able to watch movies including Cars, Monsters, Inc. […]