Disney announces it’s keeping it’s parks close indefinitely during the Coronovirus outbreak, but continuing to pay it’s park workers. In a sea of disturbing news we get a nice feel good story as Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomes a new as yet to be named Zebra foal to the park.
Details start to emerge on Season 2 of The Mandalorian as folks in the UK can finally stream the new Star Wars series with the debut of Disney’s streaming service in that country. We have some rumors and details of the Rogue One Prequel slated for Disney+. And Mark Hamill celebrates the anniversary of his first day of shooting a New Hope.
In Entertainment news Patrick Stewart shares a special message and a treat from CBS All Access. Doctor Who celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary return to network television. And current Doctor Who Jody Whittaker shares an in character message of hope and encouragement for everyone trying to get through the COVID-19 situation.
We’ll finish up with two great Insightful Picks of the Week, a new television show and a book review from another popular Sci-Fi franchise.
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Disney World is in the news this week doing their part to help through the current crisis by donating foot to a local food bank. Then we’ll give you some ways to pass the time at home with some virtual rides of Disney’s popular parks. We’ll look at Abigail Disney’s reaction to masses of people flocking to Disney parks before their closure to combat the virus. And Disney releases Onward for digital download early to help the folks at home get through these troubled times.
In Star Wars Insights we take a look at the revival of a much beloved character moving from animation to real live action in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian and who has been picked to play the role.
Entertainment news highlights what TV’s fictional hospitals are doing to help combat the spread of the virus. We’ve also got an update on the copyright suit against Katy Perry and Universal Pictures gets into the spirit of giving as it drops some of their content for early on demand streaming for home viewers.
As always we’ll finish up with a few of our Insightful Picks of the Week that will surely help you get through these tough times.
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Disney+ continues to struggle with service outages and now accounts being hacked while the stars of Frozen get their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We find out why we can’t yet buy the adorable “Baby Yoda” from the new Mandalorian series and John Williams is back with his 71st Grammy nomination 58 years after his first.
In Entertainment News we hear from Aquaman’s Willem Dafoe on the state of superhero movies, Michael Jackson’s accusers are back in the news with their appeals and sad news that one of our favorite shows and past Insightful Pick of the Week Mindhunter won’t be coming back anytime soon.
We’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week, a programming note and a teaser for a special presentation we’re working on for the holidays. Another week and another great podcast.
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