Sunday Night Links, November 11, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

assembled by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
November 11, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring this Sunday night covering challenges with the Millennium Falcon ride, hot dogs and Christmas, and Disney’s win on the ballot in Florida.
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Top 6 Points from Disney’s Earnings Reports

by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
November 9, 2018

News poured forth from The Walt Disney Company on November 8th, and it was all good for the world’s leading entertainment enterprise. But what was most interesting, or at least notable, for Disney fans and investors? Think vast synergies between movies, parks and streaming.
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Disney Likes Anaheim Results, So Far

by Ray Keating
News
DisneyBizJournal.com
November 8, 2018

The Walt Disney Company likely is quite pleased with the results in races for mayor, and two city council seats in Anaheim, California. However, the final result is still not in regarding a vote on a minimum wage ballot measure targeted at Disney.
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Weekend Links, November 2-4, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

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News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
November 2-4, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring this weekend covering the sequel to Mary Poppins, Disney franchise flops, profitable Star Wars, and the line-up of holiday readers at Epcot.
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Fans and Investors Rejoice: Marvel Heroes on Disney Streaming Service

by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
November 1, 2018

Well, we’re getting a clearer picture of how Marvel superheroes are going to fit into Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, and quite frankly, it looks pretty darn smart.
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Disney and City of Anaheim Politics

by Ray Keating
News
DisneyBizJournal.com
October 26, 2018

Let’s just say that things have gotten uncomfortable in recent months between the Walt Disney Company and the City of Anaheim in California. And now, on November 6, city residents will vote for the mayor and four council seats. So, what do the candidates have to say about the city’s relationship with Disney?
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Weekend Links, October 21, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

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News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
October 21, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring this Sunday night covering the upcoming slate of Disney movies and more.
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Disney World Continues Its Building Boon

by Ray Keating
News
DisneyBizJournal.com
October 20, 2018

The building boon at Walt Disney World marches forward, as The Walt Disney Company just announced plans for a new nature-inspired, mixed-use resort.
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Weekend Links, October 13-14, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

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News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
October 13-14, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring over the weekend covering AT&T’s Warner Brothers entering the streaming service battle; Disney terminates luxury hotel; Fox ready to close Disney deal; and top Disney toys for the holidays.
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Fox Leaders Move In at Disney

by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
October 9, 2018

Disney’s new business journey, perhaps fittingly, got ready to set sail on October 8, Columbus Day. Specifically, The Walt Disney Company announced that, conditional upon closing of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, key Fox personnel would be taking leadership positions under a re-worked Media Networks segment at Disney.
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Weekend Links, October 7, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

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News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
October 7, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring over the weekend covering a fascinating profile of Bob Iger; more information on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge; Disney vs. Universal; and Lilo & Stitchgoing live action.
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Sunday Night Links, September 30, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

assembled by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
September 30, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring over the weekend covering Kathleen Kennedy’s extension at Lucasfilm; Disney spending to stop gambling in Florida; new ships and destinations for Disney Cruise Lines; and celebrating Mickey’s 90th birthday.
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Disney and Peak-Load Pricing

by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
September 25, 2018

On September 24, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that a new online vacation planning and purchasing destination will be launched on October 16 at DisneyWorld.com. Part of this new tool will be “date-based tickets.” We economists call this peak-load pricing.
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Comcast Beats Disney for Sky

by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
September 24, 2018

Part of the unfinished story of the Disney purchase of Fox’s entertainment assets was the battle between Comcast and Fox for Sky satellite television, with its 23 million subscribers in Europe. Over the weekend, Comcast came out on top in an auction.
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Weekend Links, September 21, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

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News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
September 21, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring over the weekend covering Fox/Disney’s battle with Comcast for Sky; perhaps a new Epcot nation; a case for Disney’s stock; and what’s on the way for Walt Disney World in 2019.
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Weekend Links, September 16, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

assembled by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
September 16, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring over the weekend covering Disney’s Animal Kingdom going cashless; pink slips at Disney consumer products; Jungle Cruisewraps; and a review of Aulani.
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Weekend Links, September 9, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

assembled by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
September 9, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring over the weekend covering Netflix hiring Disney consumer sales executive; Obama booted for smoking in Disneyland; assessing Disney’s summer movie strategy; and FX CEO on Disney and streaming.
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Weekend Links, August 31-September 2, 2018: Interesting Reads and More

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News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 31-September 2, 2018

Here are a few items worth exploring over the weekend covering drinks at Galaxy’s Edge, a Disney court victory, great chicken, and the upcoming Disney streaming service.

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Weekend Links: Interesting Reads and More

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News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 25-26, 2018

Here are a few items worth watching, reading, listening to and/or exploring over the weekend covering Disney saying “no” to subsidies; applications being taken for the Disney Moms Panel; and questions about decisions at Universal Orlando.

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Weekend Links: Interesting Reads and More

assembled by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 17-19, 2018

Here are a few items worth watching, reading, listening to and/or exploring over the weekend covering a must-do list of rides at Disney World; tasty Magic Kingdom snacks; a list of everything(!) coming to new Disney streaming service; and Star Wars as a long-term investment.

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Weekend Links: Interesting Reads and More
assembled by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 11-12, 2018

Here are a few items worth watching, reading, listening to and exploring over the weekend covering a nerd debate ranking of Marvel movies; push to bring back Guardians’ Gunn; max that Disney World vacation; Kim Possible news; and is Brazil coming to Epcot?
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10 Takeaways from Disney’s Earnings Report and Call

by Ray Keating
Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 9, 2018

Here are the big 10 takeaways from the Walt Disney Company report and call on its third quarter earnings.

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Quick Update on Coronado Springs Expansion

by Ray Keating
News
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 8, 2018

What’s the latest on the expansion of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World Resort?

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Weekend Links: Interesting Reads and More

assembled by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 4-5, 2018

Here are a few items worth watching, reading and exploring over the weekend covering a hysterical look at parents at Disney; menus for the upcoming Epcot Food and Wine Festival; lessons in leadership and more from Lou Mongello’s interview with Dan Cockerell; and Disney vs. TNT/TBS over Star Wars.

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Disney and the Economy, Part III

by Ray Keating
Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 3, 2018

As noted in Disney and the Economy, Part II, there are reasons to believe that strong U.S. economic growth can continue, but risks loom, with the biggest concern being protectionist trade measures advanced by the Trump administration. A trade war certainly would be bad news for Disney.

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Disney and the Economy, Part II

by Ray Keating
Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 2, 2018

Disney and the Economy, Part I highlighted the good news on second-quarter economic growth and what that means for the Walt Disney Company. But sustaining strong growth has been a problem throughout this recovery/expansion. So, what’s changed to support sustaining solid growth?

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Disney and the Economy, Part I

by Ray Keating
Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
August 1, 2018

Walt Disney Company shareholders, CEO Bob Iger, and the company’s employees were, no doubt, pleased to see the report last week that U.S. economic growth was strong in the second quarter. Make no mistake, Disney’s well-being very much is affected by the state of the U.S. economy, along with a host of business and industry-specific factors and decisions.

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Weekend Links: Interesting Reads and More

assembled by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
July 28, 2018

Here are a few items worth reading and exploring over the weekend covering the next Star Wars film; a new Disney princess; increased competition for Disney World; and introducing Chicken Guy!

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5 Things to Watch Now That Disney and Fox Shareholders Have OK’d Deal

by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
July 27, 2018

Shareholders of both Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox, as expected, approved the deal for Disney to acquire Fox’s film and television studios. Going forward, there are several things to watch, and it’s all good news for consumers.

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Weekend Links to Interesting Reads and More

assembled by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
July 21, 2018

Items worth reading and exploring over the weekend covering Woody and Buzz offering leadership lessons; a review of Disney’s Pop Century resort; Disney and Star Wars fans; the Disney stock price; and Black Panther and the Oscars.

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Comcast Clears Runway for Disney-Fox Takeoff

by Ray Keating
News/Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
July 19, 2018

As expected, Comcast announced today that it would be stepping aside in its race with Disney to acquire assets from 21st Century Fox.

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The Disney-Fox Deal:  Potential Positives and Problems

by Ray Keating
Analysis
DisneyBizJournal.com
July 16, 2018

Just before the end of this month, we should see the completion of the Walt Disney Company’s deal to acquire the movie and television studio assets of 21st Century Fox. The big question is: Does forking over more than $71 billion for Fox’s assets make sense for Disney?

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