Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 60 “Furloughs and Landgrabs”

Disney is forced to reluctantly furlough non-essential employees in the wake of the continued shutdown of operations due to COVID-19, but they are still covering their health insurance and Disney execs are taking one for the team as well. At the same time Disney is expanding their landholdings around Disney World in Florida and donating masks and ponchos to health care workers on the frontline of the Coronavirus crisis.

In Star Wars Insights we’ll take a look at a change in writers for the forthcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series set for debut on Disney Plus sometime in the near future. And we say a tearful goodbye to Actor and dialect coach Andre Jack whom fans will recognize him as General Ematt from Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi as well as other Star Wars movies.

In Entertainment News we’ll talk about HBO making over 30 movies and shows available free of charge to help you get through your COVID-19 isolation. And Fran Drescher and the original case of The Nanny will reunite for a Virtual Table read of the original pilot 1992 pilot episode of the show for those stuck at home with nothing to do.

We’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week with a couple of contemporary must see selections for your viewing at home pleasure.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 49 "Rebranding, Rumors and Baby Yoda"

Disney decides to drop the Fox name from 20th Century Fox and move forward with their own branded studio name after it’s acquisition of the aged studio giant. Jon Favreau gets schooled by George Lucas in his Joseph Campbell storytelling style while sharing a cute and cuddly picture of the Star Wars creator with Baby Yoda. Early rumors of a new Vader series possibly staring Hayden Christensen. AMC and Regal giving the cold shoulder to Netflix. Proper honors for Patrick Stewart in Hollywood and our Insightful Picks of the Week, all on this weeks episode.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 50 "Jedi, Superheros and Ghosts…Oh My"

We’ve got a packed show this week. In our Disney Detective segment well discuss news of the new “Obi-Wan” series recently announced for streaming on Disney+ , we’ll talk about who will be writing the script for Captain Marvel 2 and we’ll explore Disney’s strongarm tactics cracking down on unauthorized sale of Baby Yoda merchandise while Baby Jabba sweeps the internet.

In Entertainment news we’ll talk about updates on the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie, we see a familiar friend returning to the Star Trek world to reprise a beloved role in season 2 of Picard on CBS All Access. Then we’ll look at a touching tribute to a recently deceased BBC producer by the cast and crew of Doctor Who before we wrap up with our own touching tribute to the comedic genius of the late great Terry Jones.

As always we’ll wrap up with our Insightful Picks of the Week and some upcoming pop culture events you don’t want to miss.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 50 “Jedi, Superheros and Ghosts…Oh My”

We’ve got a packed show this week. In our Disney Detective segment well discuss news of the new “Obi-Wan” series recently announced for streaming on Disney+ , we’ll talk about who will be writing the script for Captain Marvel 2 and we’ll explore Disney’s strongarm tactics cracking down on unauthorized sale of Baby Yoda merchandise while Baby Jabba sweeps the internet.

In Entertainment news we’ll talk about updates on the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie, we see a familiar friend returning to the Star Trek world to reprise a beloved role in season 2 of Picard on CBS All Access. Then we’ll look at a touching tribute to a recently deceased BBC producer by the cast and crew of Doctor Who before we wrap up with our own touching tribute to the comedic genius of the late great Terry Jones.

As always we’ll wrap up with our Insightful Picks of the Week and some upcoming pop culture events you don’t want to miss.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 49 “Rebranding, Rumors and Baby Yoda”

Disney decides to drop the Fox name from 20th Century Fox and move forward with their own branded studio name after it’s acquisition of the aged studio giant. Jon Favreau gets schooled by George Lucas in his Joseph Campbell storytelling style while sharing a cute and cuddly picture of the Star Wars creator with Baby Yoda. Early rumors of a new Vader series possibly staring Hayden Christensen. AMC and Regal giving the cold shoulder to Netflix. Proper honors for Patrick Stewart in Hollywood and our Insightful Picks of the Week, all on this weeks episode.

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