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Studio Ghibli Films to Stream on HBO Max

The forthcoming WarnerMedia streamer has secured the U.S. streaming rights to Studio Ghibli movies, meaning the entirety of the iconic Japanese animation studio’s collection will be available on HBO Max upon launch in spring 2020. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/Dt8Xxco

‘Stranger Things 3’ Is Most-Watched Season to Date, Netflix Says

In the first four weeks of release, “Stranger Things” season 3 was watched by 64 million member households, Netflix said in the Q3 letter to shareholders. The company previously boasted that 40.7 million accounts watched the show in the first four days of its July 4 debut, marking its biggest-ever audience for a movie or TV series in a four-day window. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/UJnLLE8 [photo: Netflix]

‘Bone’: Netflix Will Animate Jeff Smith’s Acclaimed Comic Book Epic

The story follows the Bone cousins — the intrepid Fone Bone, the scheming Phoney Bone, and the affable Smiley Bone — on their adventures through a vast, uncharted desert that gives way to a mysterious valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. The trio look like they might be made of marshmallow, while their adventures draw on high-pedigree influences: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Jiminy Cricket, Walt Kelly’s Pogo, Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, and Carl Barks’ sublime Disney work with Donald Duck and his relatives. – Geoff Boucher, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2pmVQZB [Photo: Bone Comics, Out From Boneville]

TiVo’s ‘free’ streaming service starts rolling out

The service is ‘free’ for TiVo customers and will deliver 26 channels of live and on-demand TV shows and movies, including dedicated channels for the likes of Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen/Kitchen Nightmares), TMZ and Unsolved Mysteries. They won’t make you rethink your cable package — these are classics and viral videos rather than the latest blockbusters. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://ift.tt/2VU7qYp

AMC Entertainment Introducing On-Demand Movie Service

Adam Aron, AMC’s president and chief executive, said that the AMC Theaters On Demand will offer about 2,000 films for sale or rent after their theatrical runs — much like Amazon or iTunes. Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony and Paramount have made deals with AMC for catalog and new-release movies to be available through the new service, with pricing between $3 to $5.99 to rent and $9.99 to $19.99 to buy. – Dave McNary, Variety » https://trib.al/IXeANnH

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