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Disney Plus’ Mulan 2020 Set to Hit TV Screens After All: (Release, caste)




Is the traditional movie-going experience under threat from digital streaming platforms? Disney’s decision to bypass cinemas and take its blockbuster Mulan directly to Disney+ could be a sign that the beginning of the end is already here.

Disney delayed the release of Mulan multiple times already, kicking the can down the street since the coronavirus pandemic first made its presence felt earlier this year. Months and months of frustration have passed with release dates moved, only to be moved again.

Hope springs eternal, so they say. Suppose hope things would go back to normal – sooner rather than later – was one of the underlying motivations behind Disney’s decision to delay releasing Mulan to the masses held captive at home by the global pandemic.

That and, more importantly, a long-standing business model that underscores Hollywood blockbusters, which in truth handcuffs all other options. It’s a business relationship that has worked well for both parties for a very long time and in a dollars-and-cents perspective would be in all fairness a massive gamble to go against.

Last year, global box office revenues hit $42bn, which marked an all-time record. And Disney, Hollywood’s biggest movie studio, made a record 13.2 bn in ticket sales the same year.

Understandably, high expectations preceded Mulan to deliver on the bottom line. The film cost a fortune to make – in the $200m region. Which doesn’t include apparently all other investments in marketing and advertising and so on. But the hype and buzz surrounding it promised smashing box office success and, potentially, even Oscar betting favoritism in various categories.

Only in late July, Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore (SCOP), when speaking to CNN Business about the relationship between cinemas and studios alluded to the very ties that bind in a pragmatic way. “It’s both financial and symbolic,” he said in an interview.

Dergarabedian added that dismissing the relationship out of hand, in the midst of coronavirus-mandated measures that forced the shuttering of cinema theatres the world over and ground the film industry to a halt, would be akin to biting the hand that feeds you.

“It’s one thing if smaller or independent films go to digital, but blockbusters are a different animal. If they skip theatres, it shatters the setup the industry has had for decades, which has benefited both theatres and studios.”

Hollywood studios did experiment with digital releases during the pandemic, but mostly with lesser films. Films that may not have been expected to do great at the box office or films that studios have lost faith in the longer the public health crisis continued.

Trolls: World Tour going to digital was the first significant film to go straight to digital. The first installment of Trolls had brought $120m over a period of five months in theatres and taking it out of the hands of cinemas and straight to digital caused some waves.

In May, Universal Studios made the decision to give the DreamWorks-inspired Trolls: World Tour, a digital release at $19.99 a pop rather than delay its cinema release. To the surprise of many, the film made $100m in its first three weeks in the US!

As far as experiments go, Trolls: World Tour, did well under the circumstances. However, comparing it to Mulan…, well, it’s a bit apples and oranges, isn’t it? Production budgets, development costs, filming, logistics, actors, directors – the two films are poles apart on all those scores.

Touching on the comparison, Dergarabedian said, “with all due respect, “Trolls World Tour” wasn’t expected to bring in the ticket sales of a thriller from Christopher Nolan, arguably Hollywood’s most prominent director, and a movie based on an animated classic from Disney (DIS), Hollywood’s biggest movie.”

And yet, the inevitable came to pass after all: on August 4, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that due to the on-going coronavirus crisis, Mulan would after all hit a TV screen near you, on the Disney+ channel for the attractive price of $29.99 a pop.

Although Chapek insisted the decision wasn’t indicative of a planned future shift in Disney’s business model, it was nevertheless a watershed decision that went against the establishment and snatched the blockbuster out of the expectant reach of cinemas, sending seismic shockwaves through the industry.

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Tips and tricks for sharp Instagram photos




You take a great photo, maybe edit it a little, upload it to Instagram – and get annoyed that it’s out of focus. Many are familiar with this phenomenon. But it is not random, if you want to get more likes on Instagram, then you need to have perfect photos published. So what can I do to avoid my photos being blurred on Instagram?




Before we devote ourselves to the specifics of the two Instagram image formats, there are a few tips that should be observed when using images for social media channels:


Loss of quality due to data transfer: Anyone who transfers photos, for example from another mobile device or the desktop for uploading to their own smartphone, should under no circumstances use What’s’s app, Facebook Messenger or other comparable tools. These compress the images to speed up image transmission. Instead, they can be sent as an attachment in an email or through cloud solutions.


Filter over filter: Instagram’s large pool of well-known and popular filters (hello, Valencia) has triggered a real filter battle. Some users already use the camera’s own filter during the recording and then put an Instagram filter over it. This leaves its mark. If you want to make sure this doesn’t happen, you should edit your picture before uploading. There are many different apps for this. VSCO and Snapseed are particularly popular in the click partner’s office.


Instagram Stories


Apart from the points already mentioned, blurred images in the Instagram Stories can have another origin. The use of GIF stickers often leads to a severe loss of quality in the original image. You shouldn’t let yourself be put off by this, because we all appreciate the humorous touch that they give many pictures. However, one should be aware of the risk of loss of quality and therefore avoid using GIF stickers, especially when using graphics, so as not to risk blurring.


Instagram feed


Anyone who thinks that the very well-resolved photos from your own SLR camera should also be displayed particularly sharply on Instagram is a fallacy. These pictures in particular look a bit cheesy and fuzzy in the feed and on your own profile page. According to Instagram, the perfect image width is 1080 pixels. In the case of larger formats, Instagram reserves the right to scale them down – and this is where the loss of quality occurs. However, many photographers still swear by a format of 1200 x 1200 pixels. We haven’t had bad experiences with either format so far.


How can I get my pictures into the correct format, especially if I edit them on the desktop beforehand? Don’t worry, you don’t need to know Photoshop, as there are other free tools that allow you to cut. For example Canva.

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Prosecutors: Similar charges warrant 1 trial in Floyd death




Prosecutors handling the case associated with 4 Ex-Minneapolis officers charged for the death of George Floyd told the judge on Friday that these men need to face the trial together rather than going their separate ways, given the fact that multiple trials would traumatize the family and witnesses.

The evidence & charges are similar for all the officers, and hence it is justified that the trail should be a single one rather than going with multiple sessions. However, the defense attorneys vouched for different trails for each officer, mentioning that the prosecutors might offer antagonistic defense & the evidence piled up against one could affect another’s case.

On May 25th, Floyd, a man of Black origin, died after officer Derek Chauvin happened to press his knee up against the man’s neck leading to breathing issues. Floyd’s merciless death was recorded on camera by bystanders that started protests demanding equal rights for the black community. These protests were violent at times and slowly followed suit all across the globe.

The officers associated with the case were fired from their position right after Floyd died. Chauvin has been charged with 2nd-degree murder & associated crimes. Apart from this, other officers named J. Keung, Thomas Lane, & Tou Thao were charged with aiding & abetting this crime.

According to, Chauvin is being held in the state’s prison. However, the very first time he appeared was after attending the previous hearings held via videoconference in state prison. He refrained from making any possible eye contact while making his way to the hearing with the defendants. However, Kueng and Lane both glanced at their fellow officer as he crossed them in the pathway.

Keith Ellison, the Attorney General, whose office took the lead of the prosecution, was present in the court as well. On Friday, Cahill mentioned that 4 prosecutors from the Hennepin County, including Mike Freeman, the county attorney, are now disqualified from this trial as they had a meeting with the medical examiner for the discussion of the autopsy results.

Cahill also stated that they could function as witnesses given the fact that the reason for Floyd’s death is still disputed. Freeman has run out of any favors with the local activists, given the way the office had handled the cases against the police officers.

Prior to the hearing, more than a dozen protestors gathered out front by the courthouse with loud chants of “No Justice, No Peace.” While one carried a poster stating “Black Lives Matter,” others wore a black-colored helmet with the swim goggles moved back towards the head. As the hearing neared its end, a loud and large crowd gathered outside the court. While some started beating the drums, others started chanting anti-police statements and slogans. They jeered the defense attorneys loudly while they left this courthouse.

According to the prosecutors handling the court filings, the case needs to be tackled with 1 trail as opposed to multiple ones given the fact that the witness statements, policies, body-cam video evidence is the same for all of the accused officers. According to Neal Katyal, the special attorney designated for prosecution had a conversation with Cahill stating that multiple trials might bring in a heavy burden on these witnesses as well as the court. Not just that, justice could also be delayed for months and even for years. Further, the prosecutor also mentioned that bringing in a verdict during the initial trials might prejudice the judgment of the juries for the later trails.

Having a joint trail allows the community to take charge of the verdicts in one go rather than putting them through any trauma of 4 separate jury verdicts. Earl Gray, the Defense attorney representing Lane, mentioned that separate trails would acquit Chauvin, essentially clearing others of the charge. Officers have already started finger-pointing during the court filings. Lane & Kueng’s attorneys argued that their clients being rookies in the job, followed Chauvin for any criminal proceedings and didn’t question his decision. Bob Paule, Thao’s attorney, mentioned that his client’s involvement was completely distinct from others involved in the case. He was assigned for crowd control as others went on to restrain Floyd.

Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s attorney, wrote in his statement that the defense pitched in by his client would be a tad different. Other officers accused in the case have already started saying that in case Chauvin committed any crime, they had no idea about it and never assisted in the same. He also wrote that the entire blame narrows down to Chauvin.

However, Chauvin also had his fair share of finger-pointing in place. Nelson mentioned that Kueng and Lane were the officers who were the first to respond to this forgery call. The initial contact with Floyd was done by them, after which they called in the paramedic, believing that Floyd had been using something. They failed to elevate this call as an urgent one or gave any medical assistance. Nelson mentioned that Chauvin could easily argue that their inaction was the reason for Floyd’s death.

In case the EMS arrived about 3 minutes sooner, Floyd would have survived. However, Keung & Lane chose to de-escalate this matter instead of remedying it. If the officers recognized signs of opioid overdose, they should have rendered supportive aid by administering naloxone. This could have helped Floyd survive the scenario.

Ben Crump, the attorney representing Floyd and his family members, conversed with the crowd stating that the defense has been highlighting all the wrong aspects of the case, especially drug use, which wasn’t his eminent killer. Rather, Floyd was killed by an overdose of racism and excessive force by the MPD (Minneapolis Police Department).

The attorneys also requested the trial to be moved from the Minneapolis court to someplace else, given the fact that the pretrial publicity related to the case has made it particularly impossible for the accused to get a fair court trial. While Cahill deferred a major chunk of this discussion, he mentioned that he would want to send some questionnaires to the jurors at Hennepin County to understand whether or not they have been moved or affected in any way by the pretrial coverage.

Both the defendants and the prosecutors were split regarding the decision for the jury to remain anonymous. With regard to this, the attorneys mentioned that they had received some angry calls coming from people that think that their clients are completely guilty. They also expressed fear of the jurors being subjected to coercion in case their names go public during the trial.

Also, the prosecutors went on to file new documents that indicated their plan to bring in new evidence from the personnel files dedicated to Thao, Kueng, and Chauvin. The evidence shows instances confirming that the officers used restraints and even acted inappropriately.

According to the prosecutors, seven incidents could be listed in which the alleged Chauvin used neck & upper body restraints on the arrestees dating as early as 2014. Now, in 4 of these cases, the restraint was forced to a point beyond need, including the July 2019 incident, during which Chauvin put in neck restraint over a drunk main leading to complete unconsciousness.

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Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer :How To Get Disney+Hotstar VIP Free Subscription For A Year??




Hey Streamers, There is a piece of good news for you all and it is coming from Reliance Jio. Like every year, Reliance Jio has now come up with its Cricket Dhan Dhana Dhan offer just before IPL.

Jio has launched two plans.

With this Cricket Dhan Dhana Dhan offer of Reliance Jio, customers will be having the benefit of exclusive free subscription of DISNEY + HOTSTAR VIP.  Sounds Amazing, Right?

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How To Get Free Disney+Hotstar VIP Subscription via JIO?

Yes, Jio is offering Disney+Hotstar subscription with its Rs 499 plan.

Its duration will be for 1 year, Yes-You heard it right!!

Not only this But also Customers will get unlimited cricket coverage in this plan.

This plan will get 1.5 GB data daily and the validity of this plan is 56 days, but a big problem with this plan is that you are not getting any calling facility.

Jio’s Rs 499 plan will get a free subscription of DISNEY + HOTSTAR VIP for one year, which costs Rs 399, however, Jio’s pre-paid customers will not be charged with this plan. 

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 Quartly plan of Rs 777

In this plan also you will get a free subscription of DISNEY + HOTSTAR VIP for one year. In this plan also, 1.5 GB i.e. 131 GB data will be available daily. The validity of this plan will be 84 days. In this plan, you will get unlimited calling and subscription of Jio apps.

  • Apart from this, the company has also introduced a cricket special plan of Rs 2,599, which has a validity of 12 months and in it, you will get a total of 720 GB data and unlimited calling.
  • This plan will also get a free subscription of DISNEY + HOTSTAR VIP for one year.

In addition, the company has also introduced data add on packs of 612, 1,004, 1,206, Rs 1,208, which get 72 GB, 200 GB, 240 GB and 240 GB data respectively.

Of these, the calling of 612 rupees is getting 6000 non-live minutes calling, but no other plan has to call the facility.

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