Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Fumbles (Lauren), Agent Dribbles (Michelle), and Producer of the show Director SP discuss and review the 2023 Marvel Studios Disney+ animated series Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. The Agents also discuss the weekly Marvel Studio news including the Disney Settlement with former Marvel VFX Chief Victoria Alonso, Upcoming Disney-Wide company layoffs, and the Spider-Man films that are coming to Disney+. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.
THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:
· The 2023 Disney+ Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
o Episode 9 “Skip This Ad… olescence”
o Episode 10 “Moon Girl’s Day Off”
· Weekly Marvel Studio News
o Disney Settles With Former Marvel Exec Victoria Alonso Over Sudden Firing
o Bracing For The Bloodbath: Disney Layoffs To Resume
o Spider-Man Movies Finally Coming to Disney+
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR [3:52]
E9 “Skip This Ad… olescence” premiered on Disney+ March 18, 2023
E10 “Moon Girl’s Day Off” premiered on Disney+ March 25, 2023
Diamond White … Moon Girl
Fred Tatasciore … Devil Dinosaur
Alfre Woodard … Mimi
Libe Barer … Casey
Sasheer Zamata … Adria
Laurence Fishburne … Beyonder/Backstory Man
Gary Anthony Williams … Pops
Jermaine Fowler … James Jr
Dr. Mae C. Jemison … Skipster
WEEKLY MARVEL STUDIO NEWS [20:46]
MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS
Disney Settles With Former Marvel Exec Victoria Alonso Over Sudden Firing
After pink-slipping her last month, Disney has settled with former Marvel Studios VFX chief Victoria Alonso.
While details between Alonso and Disney are confidential, there was a multimillion-dollar financial compensation, we hear. The deal between the parties was reached in the past few days. Alonso was represented by Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP in the dispute, which went public on March 24.
The office of Alonso’s attorney Patricia Glaser had no comment on the settlement when contacted by Deadline today. Disney did not return a request for comment.
Bracing For The Bloodbath: Disney Layoffs To Resume Monday
From April 24-27, Mouse House employees in film and TV will lose their jobs every day (except Friday). A rep for Disney declined to comment. The sweeping layoffs are among the first major moves for Bob Iger since his surprise return as Disney CEO in late November. This round will get Disney close to the 7,000 goal. Virtually every Disney Entertainment entity — TV networks and studios, and film studios — is expected to be affected in a significant way.
Iger confirmed in March that three rounds of layoffs would occur as the company looks to reduce its workforce by about 7,000 employees in an effort to reach $5.5 billion in overall cost savings. The initial round came a few days before the company’s annual shareholder meeting on April 3 and involved a consolidation of production operations across Disney TV Studios, Hulu, Freeform, and FX and the shutdown of the studio operations’ Creative Acquisitions department.
Network programming and studio marketing are believed to be among the areas that will take a hit this time, and there will be a new round of cuts at ABC News. The remnants of the dismantled Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution are an obvious target, too.
And then there is Hulu. The parts of the company focused on streaming are particularly on edge given the mounting intrigue about Disney’s plans for Hulu, particularly since it contributed to overall losses in streaming of $1.5 billion in the most recent quarter. Sources say Hulu will either become part of Disney+ or sold, most likely to Comcast because they have a 33% financial stake.
MARVEL STUDIOS ON DISNEY+
Spider-Man Movies Finally Coming to Disney+, Release Dates Revealed
Spider-Man movies are coming to Disney+, and fans are shocked by the reveal. On April 21st, fans can catch the original Spider-Man from Sam Raimi and the beloved Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man also swings into fame tomorrow too. Finally, Tom Holland’s solo MCU debut, Spider-Man: Homecoming, also appears on May 12! So, you’ll have to wait a second for the latest Spidey releases. But you also catch Tom Hardy’s Venom on Disney+ on May 12th. Disney indicated you can see some other Sony Pictures Spidey projects on Disney+ throughout the year.
OUTRO AND BONUS AUDIO [36:24]
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