The storied 20th Century Fox studio is now part of the Walt Disney empire, but the celebrated fanfare heard at the start of its films won't die. Disney, which showcased what it expects to be a string of blockbuster hits this year at the CinemaCon industry event, indicated it wants to keep the Alfred Newman composition that has become a trademark for Fox productions. "Disney and Fox combined history and the future," said Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, at the Las Vegas industry gathering. "We are truly excited because we believe that together we will be more." The Disney-Fox combination currently has five of the top 10 global box office hits and six of the top 10 in the US and Canada. Disney executives said the Fox fanfare would remain and also expressed a desire to promote the Fox Searchlight brand, which has garnered 39 Oscars in its 25 year history. The team has "an unbelievable collection of stories, characters and roles to explore," Horn said. Fox and Disney have 22 … [Read more...] about After taking on Fox studio, Disney looks to next chapter
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SCOTS ace Paul Di Resta has been crowned champion of the Asian Le Mans Series. A second place finish in the final race at Sepang, Malaysia, was enough to give the West Lothian driver the title along with his team-mate Philip Hanson. The pair had qualified second on the grid in scorching weather conditions and led the early stages of the race in their United Autosports Ligier JS P2. A safety car period saw them slip to second, but that was enough to secure the championship after a win at the previous round in Thailand and podium finishes in the other two races of the season. A delighted Paul said: “I’m thrilled to win the series with Phil and the team. It’s been hard work but everything has paid off with the championship win. The heat and humidity in Sepang have been difficult for the drivers, cars and the mechanics. This is a brilliant start to 2019.” The victory means the United Autosports team now has an automatic entry to this year’s 24 Hours of Le … [Read more...] about It’s a champion result for Paul Di Resta
They've all endured life-changing injuries but these inspirational racers are revving up for the drive of their lives – at Le Mans. Team Brit – with its patron ex-Formula One World Champ Damon Hill on board – aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in the legendary 24-hour endurance race in the South of France, run since 1923. Its drivers, many of them military veterans, race a range of specially adapted cars including a high-powered VW Polo, three BMW 116s and a 190mph Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4. And they are roaring their way up the motorsport ladder competing against able-bodied drivers as they target a place in the world famous event. Team Brit was launched by Dave Player, a former Royal Engineers sapper who broke his neck in 1991. Though confined to a wheelchair, Dave wanted to inspire other injured veterans to rebuild their lives. In 2002 he organised ParaKart, an international karting championship for disabled drivers. In 2010 Dave set up the charity … [Read more...] about Six drivers are revving up to be first disabled team in Le Mans car race
The January window opens early next week and Middlesbrough could make their first signing in the next 24 hours with Rajiv van La Parra due to complete his loan switch from Huddersfield. But what have the Boro fans made of that likely deal and strong speculation that former manager Aitor Karanka’s job is under threat at Nottingham Forest? Here’s the latest social media reaction. Van La Parra deal This is a positive. Van le Parra should be followed with another attacking midfielder and two full backs. Let this be the first transfer window in memory where a defensive midfield player or centre half isn’t seen as a priority. Crucially, Pulis must show incentive to overhaul his tactical system so we play games with the handbrake off for once. We need real change and real progress from the start of January if we’re to get anywhere. Alex Smith Why go for him? Jordan Jones is a definite for the Boro - we must buy him, he’s top, top class. Paul Banks New We need to … [Read more...] about Boro fans react to news of imminent van La Parra deal
Europe By Roland Hughes BBC News 24 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46538253 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Throughout this week, we will be looking back at some of the BBC website's best-read stories of the year and … [Read more...] about The Spiderman of Paris: What happened next?