assembled by Ray Keating
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.

Questions About Mary Poppins Returns?

The Hollywood Reporters serves up answers to key questions about the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.
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Yes, Even Disney Flops on Franchises served up a quick list of recent cases where Disney tried to launch franchises, but came up short, including The Lone Ranger and John Carter.
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Star Wars Already Profitable for Disney

CNBC gives a rundown on Disney’s investment in Lucasfilm, and basically makes the case that the company already has recouped it $4 billion investment and more.
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Final Line-Up for Epcot Candlelight Processional

Disney added John Stamos and Robby Benson to their line-up of guest readers at the Epcot Candlelight Processional for the Christmas holiday season. Check out the full list, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel.
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Ray Keating is the editor, publisher and economist for, and author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, with the two latest books being Reagan Country: A Pastor Stephen Grant Noveland Heroes and Villains: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story. He can be contacted at