It’s time once again for our ongoing series surveying the awful shows you’re forced to endure before you can finally kick the kids out of the TV room to watch sports for eight hours.
We noted last night that ESPN corporate parent Disney shoved a bunch of hilariously bad references to the college football playoff games on New Year’s Eve into yesterday’s episode of General Hospital. Commenter JortReform noted that even Disney Jr. had been running tie-in promos, and we caught one of them on TV today.…
ESPN says it isn’t worried about viewership for tomorrow’s college football playoff games on New Year’s Eve, but the degree to which TV viewers have been choked to death by promos for the two games—which were played on New Year’s Day last year—has left many never wanting to hear “Auld Lang Syne” ever again.
This is the kind of Star Wars/ESPN cross promotion that Disney is going to spend the next few months driving you insane with, but you can’t deny that Frank Caliendo is very good at what he does.
Disney interrupted your Monday Night Football halftime show on ESPN to air this new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. They ran ads for the ad, and now the ad is finally here. Enjoy this ad, especially considering that its existence reduced your exposure to Chris Berman.
In 1995, Pixar released Toy Story, and it couldn’t have dropped at a better time.
Charleston, S.C. ABC affiliate WCIV threw the premise of reporting actual news out the window during last night's 6 p.m. newscast, instead turning the program over to a fictional Disney character.
If you were trying to turn a kid onto action films for life, you could do a lot worse than starting him or her off with Big Hero 6. So fundamentally familiar that its alternate title might as well be My First Marvel Superhero Movie, it does just about everything you'd expect from an animated adventure designed…
Here's some news from the Internet. [Designer] has reimagined all [30-some] logos of [powerful sporting league] teams to correspond to [popular culture trope or foreign sporting league]. Also, you'll notice that [particular sporting franchise] now has the look of [Disney princess whom online quiz said you resemble]!
While everyone else is busy coming up with yet another take on the "Disney Princesses as…" trope, we're over here thinking about dicks. More specifically: Disney Prince Peen. Here, we explore, in great detail, our best guesses for what the Disney Princes look like naked. NSFW due to cartoon nudity.
Disney's quarterly earnings weren't great, bogged down by an apparently slow quarter for ESPN. But hold back your tears: the collective cable networks' profit was "only" $1.9 billion last quarter.
He will also reportedly be the scriptwriter of Episode IX, but not the director. Man, not only is Disney is getting their Star Wars biz together quickly, they're hiring some real scifi talent with Johnson, Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank. It's getting immensely difficult not be excited about the future of Star Wars.
Back in 2006, Patton Oswalt had a standup bit where he fantasized about going back in time and killing George Lucas so he'd never make the Star Wars prequels. In the imaginary conversation, Lucas tries to sell Oswalt on those reviled films by assuring the comedian that all the things he digs about the series—Darth…
We're gonna assume this is some kind of viral marketing by dairy farmers, but after watching this I think I'm switching to Silk for good.
There is a lot to like about Bears, the latest cinematic offering from Disneynature. There is much to dislike as well, but you'll be fine if you approach the viewing experience from the proper point of view. That point of view being that bears are great, and watching them do bear stuff is also great.
This is the mug shot of a man who had a rough weekend. Austin Hill is accused of getting blindingly drunk at Epcot Center, trying to sneak into Disney's underground tunnels, trying to steal a motorized cart, punching two employees, and hitting a third with a pipe.
So why did ESPN end its relationship with Frontline less than two months before their co-reported, two-part documentary on the NFL and concussions was set to air? We know that ESPN president John Skipper found the trailer for Frontline's documentary to be "sensational" and "over the top." We know that Skipper had a…
Well, actually, the Rob Parker cornball comment became a big headache for the CEO of ESPN's parent company, Disney. At a Disney shareholders meeting yesterday, one guy representing a conservative group, the National Center for Public Policy Research, used Parker's comment to demonstrate that ESPN is totally in the…
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How big a piece of the Disney kingdom has ESPN grown to be? We've know it was vital to the company in general terms, as a corporate "breadwinner" or "revenue driver", but now Forbes has come up with a credible guesstimate about what the numbers are. They are big, big numbers. The Worldwide Leader is worth nearly half…