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No ‘Star Wars,’ No Problem: Disney Quarterly Earnings Beat Estimates

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Walt Disney Studios had a much more magical earnings report than analysts had expected. The entertainment powerhouse behind Pixar, Marvel, and the world’s most trafficked theme parks logged earnings per share of $1.84, a 3% drop from $1.89 in the prior-year quarter. Disney also reported revenue of $15.3 billion, essentially flat with the year-ago period.

Those results beat estimates. Wall Street was looking for earnings per share of $1.55 on revenue of $15.18 billion. The better-than-anticipated financial picture is attributable to higher broadcast revenues and the increased popularity of its parks, bright spots that off-set declines in Disney’s film division. The company faced difficult comparisons because it did not field any “Star Wars” sequel or spinoff during the holidays for the first time in four years. The lack of a “Star Wars” film also took a bite out of licensing profits.

The earnings were announced as Disney is preparing to absorb much of 21st Century Fox
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Disney Manages to Surpass Wall Street Q1 Expectations Despite Decline in Studio Revenue

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Walt Disney Co. reported earnings and revenue for the 2019 first-quarter on Tuesday that were above Wall Street’s expectations, even as the studio’s revenue dropped 27 percent in the quarter.

The media and entertainment giant reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.84 for the quarter, ending in December, which was down slightly compared with the company’s earnings of $1.89 per share during the same quarter a year ago. Disney’s first-quarter earnings, however, were above analysts’ expectations via Yahoo Finance of $1.55 per share.

Revenue for the quarter hit $15.30 billion, which was a decrease compared with the $15.34 billion in revenue the company reported a year ago during the same period. Analysts tracked by Yahoo Finance expected, on average, revenue of $15.18 billion for the quarter.

Also Read: FX Boss Is Super Happy to Be Tethered to Disney During the Streaming Wars

Disney shares were up 2 percent in after-hours trade on Tuesday.

“After a solid first quarter,
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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Review

Stars: Mackenzie Foy, Kiera Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Misty Copeland, Tom Sweet, Meera Syal, Ellie Bamber, Matthew Macfadyen, Nick Mohammed, Charles Streeter, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Helen Mirren, Omid Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Eugenio Derbez, Richard E. Grant | Written by Ashleigh Powell | Directed by Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston

Disney’s latest hollow attempt at once again crafting another franchise in the same vein as the early Pirates of the Caribbean, and Alice in Wonderland, A Wrinkle in Time pictures etc comes in the guise of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Directed by both Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston (don’t worry we’ll get onto that a little later) their dual attempt to craft something worthy of entertainment almost, not quite, but almost verges on a criminal offence to the eyes and ears of any audience subjected to it.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms takes all the worse attributes from Alice in Wonderland,
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2019 Annie Awards winners: Full list led by ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Bojack Horseman’

Winners of the 46th annual Annie Awards were revealed on Feb. 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” won all seven of its races including Best Studio Animated Feature. Its main Oscar rival for that award, ‘Incredibles 2,” took just 2 of its leading 11 bids. The Annies, which hand out awards in 32 categories, are presented by the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Assn. Scroll down for the full list of winners (and complete roster of nominees).

In addition to the competitive awards, honorary Windsor McKay awards were presented honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation by director, animator and art director Ralph Eggleston, voice director and voice actress Andrea Romano and, posthumously, to Frank Braxton, the first African-American animator, animation director and guild president. The Ub Iwerks Award was presented to Ton Roosendaal for developing Blender Open Source Animation Software while the
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Nutcracker And The Four Realms on Blu-ray

Disney’s dazzling adventure The Nutcracker And The Four Realms —inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker”—carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy)to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice… and no shortage of surprises.Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages,the film arrived home instantly with never-before-seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere,and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayand DVD this week.

Now you can win the The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 2 copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie with Morgan Freeman in it? (mine is Unforgiven!). It’s so easy!

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s
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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Giveaway on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital (5 Winners)

On January 29th, Disney's live-action The Nutcracker and the Four Realms starring Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren will make its Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD debut on home video.

We have teamed up with Disney to offer five lucky readers each a copy of the new The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack in this giveaway.

For a chance to win one simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

In The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind
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Misty Copeland Brings Things Full Circle With The Nutcracker Role

Misty Copeland Brings Things Full Circle With The Nutcracker Role
Misty Copeland was dancing on air while making The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. In this exclusive sneak peek at one of the bonus features included in the film's Blu-ray and digital release, Copeland—who had a featured role as the Ballerina Princess—speaks candidly and joyously about what it meant to her. "I never imagined I would be a part of a film of this magnitude, so when Disney wanted to have me be a part of it, it was just like a no-brainer. The Nutcracker was the very first ballet that I ever performed in, and I performed the role of Clara," Copeland said. "It makes sense, I think, to have ballet—to have dance—be a part of this film." The holiday movie, directed...
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2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star is Born’ …

2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star is Born’ …
Four of our five predicted nominees for Best Costume Design at the Oscars — “Black Panther,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots” — reaped bids for the Costume Designers Guild kudos. While our fifth contender – “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — was snubbed, fans of that film should take heart from the fact that these awards often overlook one of the Academy Awards nominees. However, the Cdg has a stellar track record at honoring the eventual Oscar winner.

Our Oscar frontrunner “The Favourite” as well as third and fourth-ranked “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots” contend for best period costumes as do “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Besides the second-ranked Oscar contender “Black Panther,” the fantasy film nominees are “Aquaman,” “The Avengers: Infinity War,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

And the contemporary costume nominees are “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,
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‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Among Costume Designers Guild Nominees

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‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Among Costume Designers Guild Nominees
The Costume Designers Guild has announced its nominees in film and television categories for 2018.

In the contemporary film races, “Crazy Rich Asians” was nominated alongside “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Ocean’s 8,” “A Star Is Born” (extending its streak of nominations from every single industry group so far) and “Widows.”

For period film, nominees were “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

Nominated for sci-fi/fantasy were “Aquaman,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

In the television categories, nominees included “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” “This Is Us,” “Glow,” “Outlander,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”

Previously announced, the guild’s Career Achievement and Distinguished Collaborator honors will go to Ruth E. Carter and Ryan Murphy, respectively.

Full list of nominees below.
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2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘Mamma Mia!’ Lands a Nom, Plus ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Black Panther’

2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘Mamma Mia!’ Lands a Nom, Plus ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Black Panther’
At long last “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” has entered awards season thanks to the 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards. The Cga has announced its 2019 nominees in three film categories, seven television categories, and one short form design category, and the group brings expected Oscar contenders up against some fun, lighter fare like “Mamma Mia!” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

A majority of IndieWire awards editor Anne Thompson’s current predictions to land Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design are represented by the Cdga. Erin Benach (“A Star Is Born”) and Ruth Carter (“Black Panther”) are competing in the Excellence in Contemporary Film and Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film categories, respectively, while Julian Day (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Sandy Powell (“The Favourite”) are nominated in the Excellence in Period Film. Powell is a double nominee, with her work on “Mary Poppins Returns” also nominated for Excellence in Period Film.

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Costume Designers Guild Awards Put ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘The Favourite’ on the Best-Dressed List

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Costume Designers Guild Awards Put ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘The Favourite’ on the Best-Dressed List
The Costume Designers Guild has nominated 15 different movies for the 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards, singling out two films about the Stuart line of English monarchs, two based in the rock and funk of the 1970s, three about superheroes and others about Abba-singing lovers, female thieves and crazy rich Asians.

In the CDGA’s Excellence in Period Film category, the nominees are “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

In Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film, the guild nominated “Aquaman,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

And in Excellence in Contemporary Film, the nominees are “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Ocean’s 8,” “A Star Is Born” and “Widows.”

Sandy Powell received two nominations,
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Cdga Nominations: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Black Panther’ Among Pics Fitted For Costume Designers’ List

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Cdga Nominations: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Black Panther’ Among Pics Fitted For Costume Designers’ List
The final alterations and trims have been made, so now we have the list of nominations for the Costume Designers Guild’s 21st annual Cdga. The awards will be handed out February 19 during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Read the list below.

The top film and TV noms each are split into three categories — contemporary, period and sci-fi/fantasy. A number of awards-season regulars made the cut on the film side, with noms going to the costumers behind A Star Is Born, Crazy Rich Asains, BlackKklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite and 2018’s top-grossing domestic release, Black Panther. The No. 1 film of last year worldwide, Avengers, Infinity War, also scooped a nomination.

“I would like to congratulate all of the nominees of the 2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards,” said Salvador Perez, President of Cdg Local 892. “This year, we are especially thrilled to include the nominees for our brand-new Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television category.
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Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Home Release Details Revealed

Disney has unveiled home release details for their film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which is set to arrive later this year.

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The film is inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet The Nutcracker — and sends audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice … and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before-seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital-Download on Feb 25th and on Blu-ray and DVD March. 11, 2019.

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with The Nutcracker ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance. Extras take viewers on the set of
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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Hits Blu-Ray And Digital In January

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s revered tale, hits Blu-ray, Digital, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on January 29.

The tale centers on Clara (Mackenzie Foy), a 14-year-old who traverses through a parallel world where she meets a Nutcracker soldier (Jayden Fowora-Knight),the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley), and Fourth Realm ruler Mother [...]

The post ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Hits Blu-Ray And Digital In January appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Nutcracker and the Four Realms 4K, Blu-ray and DVD Arrives This January

Nutcracker and the Four Realms 4K, Blu-ray and DVD Arrives This January
Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic tale and the beloved ballet, Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms arrives on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray&#8482 and DVD Jan. 29, 2019. Relieve the magic of this classic tale instantly through bonus features and never-before-seen extras such as a behind-the-scenes look at how the four realms were created to such dazzling effect. Experience the Disney magic and adventure in what is destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages.

The dazzling Disney adventure carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice... and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere, and on 4K Ultra HD,
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Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release Date and Details

Disney has announced a singular January 29th release date for the live-action The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. All versions will become available on the same date.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms stars Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren. It had a rough go at the North American box office with just under $55 million, and overall made $172.6 million worldwide.

Bonus features are highlight by five deleted scenes with one extra, the making-of the visual effects, exclusive to the digital version.

Here's a rundown of all the extras you can expect:

On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland - Copeland shares the thrill of portraying one of her favorite characters in a whole new way.

Unwrapping “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” - Dive into the production design, sets, costumes and more that helped transform
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Disney Dominates, Superhero Movies Get Respect and 5 More Lessons From the Film Industry in 2018

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Disney Dominates, Superhero Movies Get Respect and 5 More Lessons From the Film Industry in 2018
Films like “Black Panther,” “Roma,” “A Star is Born” and “A Quiet Place” didn’t just shape the cultural conversation in 2018; they changed the industry.

From racial diversity to a historic year at the box office and to blockbusters that have found their way into the awards season buzz, the movies still mattered this year in ways that stand to have an impact on the choices Hollywood makes moving into 2019 and beyond.

Here are seven trends in the film industry that stood out in 2018:

Also Read: 'Mary Poppins Returns' to Receive Ensemble Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

1. Disney dominated at the box office — and it’s only getting bigger

However you want to slice it, the Mouse House dominated this year. Disney released the top three films of the year in “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Incredibles 2,” which buoyed the Burbank-based studio to $7 billion
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Record Breaker! Domestic Box Office Hits New High in 2018

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Hollywood got the best gift of all on Christmas Eve. The domestic box office reached a new benchmark even before the busiest time of year for moviegoing commences.

Blockbusters including Disney’s “Black Panther” and “Incredibles 2,” Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and Fox’s “Deadpool 2” drove sales past $11.383 billion, according to Comscore. That puts 2018’s haul ahead of the record $11.382 billion set in 2016, with over a week left to go in the year.

It got more expensive to go to the movies, and ticket prices hit a new high, averaging $9.38 over the summer. But it’s not just the rising cost of admission accounting for the surge. Attendance is also up over 4% from last year.

As of Christmas Day, five of the top 10 biggest domestic releases of the year came from Disney. A pair of Marvel titles nabbed the first two slots, with “Black Panther” generating $700 million
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Inside Disney’s ‘Insane’ Multibillion-Dollar Year: Fox, Killer Box Office and ‘Black Panther’

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All anyone needs to know to understand the year Disney has had is that the company made a industry shifting $71.3 billion acquisition for Fox’s TV and film entertainment assets. Oh, and the studio had the biggest domestic box office hit of the year in “Black Panther,” and three of the top five highest grossing films of the year; oh, and five of the top 10 (as of publication).

Disney is on track to top $3 billion at the domestic box office, which has which has only been done once before, and already passed the $7 billion mark worldwide.

By virtually any metric, 2018 has been an impressive year for Disney.

Black Panther” opened in February and has remained relevant throughout the year, garnering $700.1 million at the domestic box office and $1.3 billion worldwide. Ryan Coogler’s franchise-launching film, which has been at the center of the Best Picture conversation for the Oscars, earned Disney-owned
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‘You Are My Friend’ writers preview 2019 Mister Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks [Red Carpet Video]

‘You Are My Friend’ writers preview 2019 Mister Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks [Red Carpet Video]
The Fred Rogers biographical documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is the Oscar front-runner for Best Documentary Feature, the Rogers commemorative special “It’s You I Like” was nominated for two Emmys this summer, the Showtime series “Kidding” starring Jim Carrey as a Rogers-like figure is now nominated for two Golden Globes and in fall 2019 will see the theatrical release of “You Are My Friend,” a biopic starring Tom Hanks as Rogers.

SEEour interview with “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” writer.

What is the reason for Hollywood’s sudden itch to tell stories about a man who died 15 years ago and whose PBS show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” went off the air two years before that? “There’s a big one in the White House,” “You Are My Friend” co-writer Micah Fitzerman-Blue answers. Fitzerman-Blue and his co-writer and fellow executive producer Noah Harpster spoke to Gold Derby earlier this
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