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Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery Announce That a Bundle of Disney Plus, Hulu and Max Is Coming

Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery Announce That a Bundle of Disney Plus, Hulu and Max Is Coming

[ad_1] Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery are already teaming up for a sports streaming joint venture, now the two companies have announced that they will be working together on a streaming bundle of Disney Plus, Hulu and Max for the US that is coming this summer.  The new bundle doesn’t yet have a price or an exact release date. The companies say that it will be available to purchase on any of the three streaming platforms’ respective websites and users can choose from ad-supported or ad-free options. When bundled together the companies tout that users will be able to access content from a host of brands including “ABC, CNN, DC, Discovery, Disney, Food Network, FX, HBO, HGTV, Hulu, Marvel, Pixar, Searchlight and Warner Bros.”  It wasn’t immediately clear if this new offer would also include Disney’s ESPN Plus or Warner Bros. Discovery’s Bleacher Report or TNT Sports. As part of the sports joint venture, which is set to arrive later this year, the companies previously announced that there would be bundles of that sports-focused service …

Pivot podcast host Scott Galloway: ‘Tech bros conflate luck with talent’ | Science and nature books

Pivot podcast host Scott Galloway: ‘Tech bros conflate luck with talent’ | Science and nature books

[ad_1] Scott Galloway is an American professor of marketing at New York University Stern school of Business. He has founded and sold several tech firms, and served on the board of directors of companies such as the New York Times and Urban Outfitters. With tech journalist Kara Swisher he co-hosts the hugely popular tech and business podcast Pivot. He is a fierce critic of tech companies and their business models and he has written five books, the latest of which is The Algebra of Wealth: A Simple Formula for Economic Security. You spend a lot of time with wealthy and successful people. Do they have any common habits?Well, the most common attribute I’ve registered is they were born at the right place at the right time. What I’ve found is that the majority of people’s success is not their fault. And I think something that plagues people, especially tech bros, is they conflate luck with talent. But across those who excel, the thing I have found is that if you want to be successful, you …

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s 2023 Pay Package

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s 2023 Pay Package

[ad_1] Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav saw the value of his 2023 compensation package rise to $49.7 million, compared with $39.3 million in 2022 when the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger had closed. The entertainment conglomerate disclosed latest pay details for its top executives in a regulatory filing. Zaslav’s 2023 pay consisted of a $3 million salary, and more than $23 million in stock awards, as well as $22 million in non-equity incentive compensation and $1.6 million in other compensation, including security costs. The rise in compensation was due in part to a decision by WBD to change its executive compensation plan to focus on cash flow, rather than stock price. In 2023 WBD’s free cashflow rose in part due to the Hollywood strikes, which shut down productions for months. In 2021, then-Discovery CEO Zaslav had received a pay package worth $246.6 million, a big jump from $37.7 million in 2020 and $45.8 million in 2019. That was driven by a May 2021 employment agreement that was set to keep Zaslav at the company through the end of 2027. (Stock options …

What to expect on the new TCM tour at Warner Bros. Studios

What to expect on the new TCM tour at Warner Bros. Studios

[ad_1] In 2021, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour created new interactive exhibits focused on the company’s recent history, unveiling areas dedicated to the DC Comics universe and the “Harry Potter” franchise. This week, the popular Studio Tour in Burbank is doubling down on its more distant past. Warner Bros. is now offering a Turner Classic Movies-branded version of its studio tour that will bring guests to previously off-limit areas of the lot, including vintage animation buildings, a mini rose garden and an apartment that once housed James Dean. The 90-minute tram portion of the jaunt — about 30 minutes longer than the studio’s standard tram excursion — will allow guides to go deeper into the history of the studio’s catalog to deliver factoids related to such films as “Casablanca,” “My Fair Lady,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Auntie Mame” and many more. “We’re off the leash,” says Brad Taylor, a 15-year tour guide veteran with Warner Bros., noting that the TCM excursion will include time for guides to chat with visitors about their favorite films. The …

‘Super Mario Bros. Wonder’ Almost Had a Live-Action Mario

‘Super Mario Bros. Wonder’ Almost Had a Live-Action Mario

[ad_1] Super Mario Bros. Wonder’s titular flowers can make the game Get Weird, whether it’s by changing the game’s stage or turning Mario into something slightly terrifying. One prototype idea in particular, however, would have temporarily turned the game into a live-action one. During the development process of Wonder, the game’s team had an unprecedented amount of time to prototype its most important feature, Wonder Flowers. “At first, there were no rules on what constitutes a good Wonder effect vs. a not-so-good Wonder effect,” director Shiro Mouri said at the Game Developers Conference this week. Some were pretty simple, such as the first-year Nintendo employee who simply wrote “A Wonder Quiz Starts” on a sticky note with nothing else (that later became the game’s trivia flower). Others were more complicated and ambitious, but ultimately didn’t work with the game. Like, for example, sound director Koji Kondo’s idea for a Wonder Flower that would have turned Mario into a live-action version of himself—a regular guy who would hum the background music and make the game’s sound …

Warner Bros’ MultiVersus finally gets a re-release date

Warner Bros’ MultiVersus finally gets a re-release date

[ad_1] After an open beta last year, Warner Bros.’ MultiVersus has an official release date for the free-to-play game. Warner Bros.-owned Player First Games has announced that MultiVersus will return in full from May 28, 2024. Spanning multiple franchises (and not the only one of its kind making the news recently), the fighter game has been developed using Unreal Engine 5, headed up by director Tony Huynh. Player First Games plans to share more specific details ahead of MultiVersus’ May release, but it’s confirmed to be accessible via Steam and the Epic Games Store on PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. “The team has heard your feedback, we’ve learned a lot from our open beta,” Huynh said in a video announcement. “From day one, we set out to make a game that not only packs a punch but makes a mark on the game genre we love.” What’s new in MultiVersus after the open beta? Those ‘learnings’ mean that the game will undergo a few changes in pursuit of “an improved …

Multiversus returns after Warner Bros.’ promise to lean into live service

Multiversus returns after Warner Bros.’ promise to lean into live service

[ad_1] Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Player First Games has announced that Multiversus, its fighting game with a roster of characters from the Warners Bros. catalog, is returning on May 28. Its open beta went offline in June 2023, with scant updates on the title since. According to director Tony Huynh, the game was rebuilt in Unreal Engine 5, with a new PvE mode and each character getting new moves. Multiversus first launched in open beta in July 2022, with Player First releasing a steady stream of content updates and characters over the year. The game was taken offline and removed from digital storefronts in April 2023, though local offline play remained available. Huynh said at the time that the dev team would use the feedback from the open beta period to rework the game ahead of its full launch in early 2024. At the time the beta went offline, both Player First and Warner Bros. assured …

Nintendo officially confirms another ‘Super Mario Bros.’ movie is on the way

Nintendo officially confirms another ‘Super Mario Bros.’ movie is on the way

[ad_1] No surprise here, but one of the biggest animated movies of all time is getting a sequel. The only sort of interesting part is that the news was confirmed by Nintendo themselves. The company’s official account on X (formerly Twitter) posted a personal message purportedly from Super Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto confirming that a second animated Mario movie would come to theaters worldwide in April of…2026. These things take time! SEE ALSO: Nintendo Switch 2 release date delayed? The new rumored launch window Tweet may have been deleted That’s all there is to report about this, for now. A follow-up tweet clarified that Nintendo would be working more closely with Illumination, the studio behind 2023’s smash hit Super Mario Bros. movie, this time around, but it’s tough to tell what that means at this point. It’s safe to say it probably won’t resemble the live-action movie from the early 1990s, though. Nintendo shared this news because it’s technically “Mario Day.” As in, “March 10” when abbreviated kind of looks like “Mario.” Get it? …

Nintendo and Illumination will partner on Super Mario Bros. movie sequel

Nintendo and Illumination will partner on Super Mario Bros. movie sequel

[ad_1] Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Nintendo and Illumination announced they will make a sequel to The Super Mario Bros. Movie, due to arrive as a theatrical release set for April 3, 2026, in the U.S. and overseas. It’s no surprise they’re going in that direction, as the 2023 film set records for a game adaptation by generating $1.36 billion in box office revenue worldwide. Nintendo also said it spurred more sales of Nintendo games and had a global audience of at least 168 million. Happy Mario Day! Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic will direct the film, and Matthew Fogel is writing the screenplay. Part of the reason the 2023 film was such a success was that game creators at Nintendo were intimately involved in making the film. The new film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and distributed theatrically worldwide by Universal. Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination. Illumination founder and CEO Melendantri …

Rooster Teeth fans mourn loss of RWBY, Red vs Blue after Warner Bros Discovery shutters company

Rooster Teeth fans mourn loss of RWBY, Red vs Blue after Warner Bros Discovery shutters company

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Rooster Teeth, the Austin-based production company behind popular animated series including Red vs Blue and RWBY, will shut down after 21 years. The news comes after its parent company, Warner Bros Discovery, attempted to try and sell Rooster Teeth’s fandom, gaming and comedy entertainment division, but to no avail. The entertainment company’s general manager, Jordan Levin, made the announcement in a memo sent to staff on Wednesday (6 March). “It’s with a heavy heart I announce that Rooster Teeth is shutting down due to challenges facing digital media resulting from fundamental shifts in consumer behaviour and monetisation across platforms, advertising, and patronage,” Levin wrote in an email via Deadline. This closure will affect approximately 150 full-time employees who have been made redundant, as well as numerous other content creators and contractors. Warner Bros Discovery is reportedly in talks to sell Rooster Teeth’s catalogue of content, such as …