Disney Can Stream Its Movies in China Again, Thanks to Alibaba

Alanna Petroff
CNN
Disney is trying again to get its movies and TV programs into China.

Mulan: Disney Casts Chinese Actress Liu Yifei in Lead Role

BBC
Disney has picked Chinese actor Liu Yifei to play Mulan in an upcoming film, following accusations against Hollywood of ‘whitewashing.’

Chinese Billionaire Battles Talk of Trouble at Real Estate Empire

CNN
Last week Dalian Wanda sold several theme parks and dozens of hotels for $9.3 billion, marking the end of Wang Jianlin’s dream to defeat Disney (DIS) in China. The billionaire said the deal would reduce his company’s debt burden. It followed several...

For a Change, China’s Censors Have No Problem with “Gay Moment” in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Echo Huang
Quartz
Unlike other Asian countries, China says it has absolutely no problem with a plotline involving a possibly gay character in Disney’s re-boot of Beauty and the Beast.

How ‘Bambi’ Got Its Look From 1,000-Year-Old Chinese Art

Daniel McDermon
New York Times
The Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong, who died last week at 106, was an incredibly accomplished painter, illustrator, calligrapher and Hollywood studio artist. But as Margalit Fox wrote in her obituary for Mr. Wong, “because of the marginalization...

Days After Disney Opened Its First theme Park, It Is Already Planning a Second

Zheping Huang
Quartz
Disney tries to keep China’s allurement to the Disney empire under control....

When Walt Went to China

Charles Clover
Financial Times
Disney’s theme park in Shanghai promises a ‘rain of renminbi’—but also fuels paranoia about American cultural dominance.

Disney's China Fairytale Begins With $5.5 Billion Park Opening

Adam Jourdan
Reuters
The park is a bet on China's middle class and booming domestic tourism...

Disney CEO Iger Says China Has ‘Incredible Potential’

Paul Traynor
ABC
The 5.5 billion dollar theme park is designed to be “distinctly Chinese”.....

Disney Shares Keys To Magic Kingdom With China

David Barboza and Brooks Barnes
New York Times
A much needed partnership leaves the Communist Party with final say in everything from admssion price to ride design....

China Evicts Hundreds To Make Way For Disney Park

CBS News
Shanghai residents and businesses are displaces with little to no compensation....

In China, Disney Aims to Keep Security Behind the Scenes

James T. Areddy
Wall Street Journal
With 330 million people only hours away, crowd control is paramount at new Shanghai Disneyland Resort.

China's Richest Man Just Picked a Fight With Disneyland

Scott Cendrowski
Fortune
Wang Jianlin’s Wanda Group is also building amusement parks.

China Will close 150 Factories to Make Sure Shanghai Disneyland Has Blue Skies

Steve Mollman
Quartz
What will Disneyland with Chinese characteristics look like?

'The Autobots' Hits Theaters, and Many Chinese Say They've Seen It Before

Amy Qin
New York Times
Many expressed outrage over the newest animated children’s movie, “The Autobots,” which bears an uncanny resemblance to Disney's "Cars.”...