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Steven Spielberg directs Roald Dahl’s classic tale which is playing out of competition in Cannes.

Steven Spielberg directs Roald Dahl’s The BFG for Walt Disney? Just back up the trucks and shovel in the money, why don’t you? Let’s not be too cyni(...)

Jon Platt was fined by Isle of Wight Council after he took his family on the holiday, which included a visit to Walt Disney World, without permission from his child’s school. Photograph: Cuauh34/Wikimedia Commons

A man who refused to pay a fine for taking his six-year-old daughter out of school for a family trip to Florida has won a ruling in his favour at the (...)

Disney profits grew 27 per cent to $542 million in film division, with revenue advancing 22 per cent on the wings of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Photograph: Reuters

Walt Disney reignited the fears of jittery media investors with second-quarter results that missed analysts’ estimates as profit from the ABC broadcas(...)

The Iseq’s bigger companies had mixed fortunes with Ryanair shares down 0.5 per cent.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Most European and US markets were ahead yesterday, with the S&P 500 Index at a four-month high, as investors shook off oil’s losses on failed out(...)

A portrait of Donald Trump in his tennis whites hangs in the bar – formerly a library – at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Eric Thayer/New York Times

Everything seems to sparkle here at the Mar-a-Lago estate on a recent afternoon. The sun glints off the pool and off the black Secret Service SUVs in (...)

Bozo the Bear as Ben and Dan Haggerty as James “Grizzly” Adams in The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. Photograph: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Dan Haggerty, the bearded US actor who starred in the film and TV series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, has died aged 74. Haggerty died at Prov(...)

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings giving a keynote address at the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: AFP Photo

Video streaming company Netflix yesterday launched its services in 130 countries, covering almost the entire globe except China, as part of efforts to(...)

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”:  grossed more than $1bn since its release last month and received mostly positive reviews

George Lucas has apologised for remarks he made in a recent interview with Charlie Rose, in which he described the new Star Wars film as too “retro” f(...)

“Star Wars” fans wait outside the cinema prior to the premier screening of the latest “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film in the Algerian capital, Algiers, on December 20, 2015. Globally, the latest “Star Wars” space epic raked in an estimated $517 million, Disney said, breaking records for biggest opening weekend abroad in 18 other countries, including Russia and Germany, and second biggest across four nations. (Photograph: FAROUK BATICHEFAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Conventional wisdom holds that mass moviegoing is the pastime of another era. The cultural heat emanates from television now. Hollywood only churns o(...)

Pixar success story: Toy Story 3

Thanks to much-loved Pixar films like Toy Story, Up, WALL-E, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and Inside/Out, audiences all over the world happily embrace th(...)

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