Disney stock jumped as much as 10% on Wednesday. The increase added more than $21 billion to the entertainment giant's market capitalization. Investors celebrated the news that Disney Plus has attracted more than 60 million subscribers in its first nine months. Pandemic-related closures of theme parks, stores, and cinemas hammered its business, dropping its revenue 42% last quarter.
Phineas and Ferb, the beloved Disney cartoon has been off the air for a solid five years now. Now the duo and all their sidekicks are returning to a TV screen near you. According to Gizmodo, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe will soon make its debut on Disney Plus. The movie features stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb, on a quest to save their sister from aliens. The movie features an impressive voice cast, including Ashley Tisdale and Olivia Olson alongside Wayne Brady.
Hilary Duff told Business Insider that she feels optimistic about the "Lizzie McGuire" reboot. Production on the show was halted in January after the show's creator stepped down. In February, Duff requested for the revival to be moved from Disney Plus to Hulu. She wanted the show to include "authentic," non-PG experiences since Lizzie is approaching 30 years old. She told Insider that she's been having conversations with Disney "several times a week" and remains "hopeful.
A new teaser for the upcoming "Wonder Woman 1984" has been released. In it, we see Kristen Wiig transform from archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva into the villain, Cheetah. CNN reports that the new installment is the sequel to the 2017 "Wonder Woman" movie which starred Gal Gadot. In the film, Wonder Woman will face off against Wiig's character, as well as Maxwell Lord played by Pedro Pascal. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the movie stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen.
Check out the official trailer for the Disney+ series The Mandalorian Season 1 starring Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi and Werner..