In this story set before A New Hope, Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her young life: teaching Amilyn Holdo how to drive a speeder! But both learn an important lesson after finding themselves in the dangerous lower levels of Coruscant.
Steve Behling (w)
• Luca Usai, Circo Cangialosi, and Gianfranco Florio (a) • Marco Ghighlione and
Cristina Stella (A and B covers)
All Donald Duck
wants to do is take a nice, long, uninterrupted nap, but there are too many
distractions and just too much noise
at McDuck Manor for him to do so. But then Donald remembers a magical artifact
that cancels out all noise! Once he uses it, he can finally take a nap. There’s only one problem: it’s not only silent
in McDuck Manor—it’s silent all over the world! Will anyone be able to talk
ever again? Discover for yourself in “Silence
Ian Brill (w) •
Leonel Castellani, Ricardo Garcia, Morgan Luthi, and James Silvani (a) • Leonel
This issue we
present another Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers adventure in “Spine-Tinger”! Then it’s another chapter in the return
of Darkwing Duck as “The Duck
Knight Returns” continues! So, where had he gone, you ask, and what
was he up to while he was away? And just why did he leave in the first place?
Find out the answers to all these questions and more this issue… That’s two
action-packed, drama-filled stories you won’t want to miss!
Vito Stabile and
Pietro B. Zemelo (w) • Frederico Franzo (a) • Marco Mazzarello (c)
Uncle Scrooge’s fortune has reached the milestone of seventy bajillion, and he’s decided to celebrate the event, refurbishing his Money Bin by tricking it out with a brand-new defensive system thanks to Gyro Gearloose. But something has gone wrong, and all of Killmotor Hill has disappeared underground, the Money Bin included! How will Scrooge make his way out of the Bin and back above ground—or will he? Find out in Chapter Two of “Under Siege”!
Leigh Dragoon and
Katie Cook (w) • Eduard Petrovich, Rosa La Barbera, and Diogo Saito (a) •
Eduard Petrovich and Rosa La Barbera (c)
It’s a special one-shot
celebrating Tangled: The Series with
four stories featuring Rapunzel and all her friends! Take one more magical tour
through the beautiful kingdom of Corona in “Barefoot Friends,” “Baking
Instinct,” “Eager to Help,”
and “Guardian’s Day!” You
won’t want to miss it!
While it might not seem like it but screenings of older films can be a solid business. Midnight screenings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show has been a regular thing for decades. In more recent times Die Hard and Home Alone have become an event for theaters around the holiday season.
Older film runs are being impacted by Disney’s different policy than Fox’s. The studio is no longer licensing its old films to commercial theaters. The speculation is those films will be used to entice individuals to purchase Hulu or Disney+.
Disney’s policy is to not allow first-run theaters or commercial discount theaters to screen movies from its library. That policy now extends to Fox’s catalog. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the exception from this policy (I guess even the Mouse is afraid to piss those fans off).
Theaters who specialize in just screening old titles still have access to Fox’s movies.
This policy shift has forced theaters to cancel already planned screenings. It also puts theaters in a bind as these special event screenings can fill the theater at times it normally wouldn’t do good business. Alamo Drafthouse as an example regularly holds these events as well as shows first-run movies.
The policy shift also extends to 2nd date runs. Disney has handled those to be when video on demand/Blu-ray has already been released and their demands are much higher than the 35-40% industry standard.
There’s not just the business aspect but the cultural impact as well. Art is made to be experienced and hiding it in a vault defeats the purpose. It also leads to greater piracy as individuals seek to “free it from its captives.”
Add to the confusion is the lack of clear guidance from Disney. Fox contacts have been fired without outreach to theater owners as to who their new representative is. There also seems to be inconsistency in approval with some theaters being approved, others being denied and then eventually approved.
Other studios are much more open to the business simply offering the ability to play Blu-rays for a licensing fee. Fox has always been on the more restrictive end of things but the sudden shift is pulling out the rug from an already shaky business.
This is surely the start of the House of Mouse putting even greater pressure on the theater industry. With Disney+, Disney has a second digital distribution channel, and like Netflix, is running original movies with big names on the service. As that service grows Disney will need theaters less and less and can demand more and more making Disney the villain its heroes would fight against.
The moral of this story is to support your independent theaters and don’t be too quick to cheer on corporate consolidation.
Coming to Disney Junior in 2021 is Marvel’s Spidery and His Amazing Friends. Spider-Man, Miles Morales, and Ghost Spider will team up with the Hulk, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, and more to protect their neighborhood.
Created by Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, the series is aimed at preschoolers and will be a full-length series. It’ll teach lessons like teamwork to resolve problems and help others.
Disney Channel has ordered a new animated series based on the Marvel comic series Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur from Disney Television Animation. The series will be executive produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland‘s Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s black-ish), Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, and Emmy Award-winner Steve Loter (Disney’s Kim Possible).
The series follows 13-year old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her red T-Rex Devil Dinosaur after he’s accidentally brought to New York City via a time vortex.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur debuted in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 in January 2016 and was created by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclaire, and Natacha Bustos.