The Lion King on Broadway celebrates 20 years with free performance

Hard to believe, but 20 years have passed since Disney’s The Lion King revolutionized Broadway with its huge sets, innovative use of masks and puppets, and expanded soundtrack. The vision of director Julie Taymor and the talent artists she assembled…

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs special display coming to Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC

It’s Walt Disney’s original animated masterpiece, and still the best in our opinion, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs turns 80 this year and celebrations are already being planned. Saks Fifth Avenue and Disney have announced a magical collaboration to…

Weather cancels Aladdin and The Lion King Musicals in New York City

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Disney Cover band “The Little Mermen” returns with 2nd annual Halloween Concert in NYC

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Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. coming to New York City, Join The Marvel Universe

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Marvel to Film Four New Netflix Shows Based on Defenders Characters in New York City

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Disney, Marvel, and Netflix have announced they are collaborating on four new series and one mini-series based on the Defenders characters, which will shoot in New York City.

In a press conference, Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, joined NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, in announcing the groundbreaking new deal, which will bring Marvel’s “flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen” characters to Netflix.

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The project will focus on the four Defenders characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Each character will get 13 one-hour episodes, and then their stories will be merged together into a four-to-eight episode mini-series as The Defenders.

Casting hasn’t been announced, yet, but filming is set to begin in the Summer 2014, with Daredevil being the first to air in 2015. Since the series will air on Netflix, expect all 13 episodes to drop at once for binge-viewing.