Disney "Perplexed" by Wanda Chairman's Attack, Will "Vigorously Protect" IP in China

Disney "Perplexed" by Wanda Chairman's Attack, Will "Vigorously Protect" IP in China

The Beijing-based conglomerate has issued a strongly worded response to allegations of illegal use of Disney characters in a new Chinese amusement park.read more
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Photos Released

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Photos Released

New photos from J.K. Rowling’s stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child show the characters 19 years after the events of Deathly Hallows. Jamie Parker will play Harry, with Poppy Miller as Ginny and Sam Clemmett as Albus Severus. It’s the first time fans have seen Parker donning Harry’s infamous scar and glasses—and the first time the stage play family has been photographed together. “He simply is Harry now,” Rowling told Pottermore. “There’s a kind of relief in watching him, he gets it so right.” In April, Rowling revealed wand designs for the characters of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child—and in doing so, she confirmed both Ginny Weasley and Draco Malfoy would appear in the play. Continue reading…
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Mojang Says 'No' to Brands Using Minecraft to Sell Products

Mojang Says 'No' to Brands Using Minecraft to Sell Products

Mojang has updated its Commercial Usage Guidelines in a bid to stop companies from using Minecraft to sell a product. In a post on the Mojang website, the Minecraft maker breaks down what brands can and can’t do moving forwards. Specifically, companies can no longer create a Minecraft mod or server which is designed to sell a product. The example Mojang gives is of a restaurant chain making a Minecraft version of their building, then using that image to help sell the chain’s food. ‘Brand synergy’ and all that. Likewise, building a map or mod to market a TV show or movie is a no go area. From the Mojang post: “if you’re a movie studio, you can’t make a map that uses Minecraft blocks to build out the fictional world of the movie or its characters, and you can’t make an official movie trailer out of gameplay footage from that map or mod.” Continue reading…
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'Alice,' 'X-Men' Messes: Studio Execs Prepare to Sweat a Stressful Summer

'Alice,' 'X-Men' Messes: Studio Execs Prepare to Sweat a Stressful Summer

After a Memorial Day massacre, chiefs of the big six go under the microscope with huge gambles (Sony’s ‘Ghostbusters,’ Warners’ ‘Tarzan’), potential pink slips and Xanax-inducing political intrigue (hello, Paramount) on the way.read more
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Aziz Ansari on Finding Success: "You Have to Make Your Own Way"

Aziz Ansari on Finding Success: "You Have to Make Your Own Way"

“I really believe the idea that the most personal things end up being the most universal,” said Ansari said in regards to the personal nature of his Netflix comedy series ‘Master of None.’read more
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