Zootopia’s Lawsuit and Beauty’s $500M Record – The Disney Movie Review 124


This week, Disney is being sued over claims that it stole the idea, characters and dialogue for Zootopia. Also, a new streaming content competitor has popped up and it’s led by a former Disney executive. Plus, Beauty and the Beast makes $500 million in 7 days, making it the sixth biggest seven-day movie opening of all time. That said, movie theaters are facing new pressure from studios to shorten the length between box office release and home video. And, oh yeah, Bob Iger’s contract got extended through 2019. That and much, much more. For the week of March 27, 2017 this is episode 124 of The Disney Movie Review.

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Disney is being sued for copyright infringement on Zootopia

http://fortune.com/2017/03/21/disney-zootopia-lawsuit/

Disney wasn’t able to get the case thrown out here

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/7/

Disney settled the Frozen Lawsuit here

http://www.thedisneymoviereview.com/23/

Did Disney create a new competitor by closing Maker Studios?

http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-pocketwatch-20170322-story.html

James Gun uses Facebook more than Donald Trump uses Twitter…and here’s a poster

http://collider.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-2-imax-poster/

Lefouston

https://youtu.be/TgeKZ2VN4pA

Deadline’s interview with Sean Bailey

http://deadline.com/2017/03/beauty-and-the-beast-sean-bailey-disney-emma-watson-1202047710/

Cars 3 characters are going on a cross country tour

www.cars3tour.com

Sneak Peek at Happily Ever After

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtkmOrytM_k

Here’s information on Disney’s Tax Bill

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/disney-universal-battle-tax-bill-florida-theme-parks-46324990

More on Bob’s new contract.

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/bob-iger-disney-ceo-extends-contract-july-2019-1202014760/

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