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ICYMI: Everything from D23’s Disney Game Showcase

At this year’s D23, Disney’s annual conference about all the things they own and are currently producing, the mega-conglomerate held a video game announcement conference on their own. The event focused on their properties, which Disney licenses out to various developers and publishers around the industry, from Mickey Mouse to…

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Pixar Almost Didn’t Let Kingdom Hearts Have Toy Story

The Kingdom Hearts 3 collaboration between Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios and Square Enix almost didn’t work out. According to a Pixar creative director, the Toy Story-themed world initially saw some pushback from most higher-up executives. In a new MinnMax interview, Pixar’s creative director of theme parks Tasha Sounart explained how…

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The Kingdom Hearts Pixar partnership came close to an end when executives weren't so sure about a Disney Kingdom Hearts world with Woody.

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What’s in the New Star Wars Bar’s Five Thousand Dollar Drink?

Disney announced its drink list for the Hyperspace Lounge today — a bar on the new Disney Wish cruise ship. Under the “hyperfuel” section is a selection of non-alcoholic drinks, and then, in its own section (you might say, a galaxy far away), sits the Kaiburr Crystal Cocktail. Unlike every…

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Pixar Says Luca Isn’t Gay, but the Movie Speaks for Itself

Between failing to capitalize on Frozen’s queer subtext to positioning a cop mentioning her girlfriend in passing as a watershed moment, I’ve long since stopped hoping Disney would put queer characters on the big screen. This is the same company that, in the midst of putting out Avengers: Endgame, the…

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Fanbyte Evening News April 3, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this evening’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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Fanbyte Morning News March 20, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this morning’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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Fanbyte Evening News March 12, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this evening’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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Things Less ‘Family-friendly’ Than a Love, Simon Series on Disney+

On the heels of it touting out a character in Onward as its first example of queer representation in a Pixar film, Disney has decided to pull a sequel series to the 2018 gay teen comedy Love, Simon from Disney+ on the basis that it’s not “family friendly.” Variety reports that the…

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The Disney+ Loki Show May Have Found its Female Loki

Now that Disney+ and its extremely large library of films and television is out and in the world, news of its original programming is sprouting up fairly frequently. Today it sounds like the Loki TV show has found an actress to play the female version of God of Mischief. Deadline…

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Late Lunch October 23, 2019: Adele Dazeem & Flay Biggs

We got a lively one with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and an extremely detailed discussion about who is and who is not a Disney Princess. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm PST (ish) on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up…

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Late Lunch October 18, 2019: Rick Moranis Awakening

Niki, Andrew, and John go through the three hour Disney+ trailer. The Rock’s huge body is discussed. Andrew watches paint dry. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm PST (ish) on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up on the site and…

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Late Lunch October 14, 2019: One of the Panabakers

Have you heard about Disney+? They broke Twitter by posting a thread longer than Ulysses with everything coming to the platform. Niki and John break it down for you. All of it. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm PST (ish) on…

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Just Kidding, Spider-Man Is Back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Disney and Sony have been able to find common ground in their mutual desire to make butt-loads of cash off Spider-Man, today announcing a renewed partnership that returns the webslinger to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you’ll recall, Peter’s participation in non-Sony pictures was placed in purgatory last month, when…

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Spider-Man Sony Disney Deal Implodes, Webcrawler out of the MCU

Sony and Disney have been unable to reach an agreement over the rights to Spider-Man’s existence on the silver screen, ending Marvel Studios and president Kevin Feige’s involvement with the franchise, according to Deadline. This means that future Spider-Man films, even if they star the universally beloved Tom Holland as…

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Late Lunch August 7, 2019: Exclusive Skeletons

Niki introduces John and Andrew to a world of exclusive skeletons. Also, Disney+, Pokémon Sword & Shield, and loot boxes! Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on Twitch. We’ll put the VODs up on the site and the audio will…

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Disney shuts down Disney Infinity brand, will no longer directly publish games

Around 300 believed laid off as Disney shutters Infinity developer Avalanche Studios.

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