Link Tank: Disney+ Surpasses 100 Million Subscribers

Disney+ subscribers, Pacific Rim: The Black, Apple rumors ahead of the March event, and more in today's Link Tank!

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Disney+ has crossed the 100 million subscribers mark, announced Disney CEO Bob Chapek on Tuesday.

“Disney+ has surpassed 100 million subscribers, company CEO Bob Chapek announced at Tuesday’s virtual shareholder’s meeting. Chapek stepped into the CEO role in late February 2020—just in time for a global pandemic. ‘None of us could have imagined how profoundly the virus would change the world and our way of life,’ he said. ‘However, once again, we’ve demonstrated our resiliency during an incredibly challenging period.'”

Read more at PCMag.

Pacific Rim: The Black is technically canon. Here’s a look at when the Netflix anime take place in the timeline of the movie universe.

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“At a cursory glance, you may be wondering two things: Is Pacific Rim: The Back technically canon? If so, when does it take place in the Pacific Rim timeline? The answer to the first question is yes, it was produced by Legendary Television, an offshoot of Legendary Entertainment, the studio that produced the Pacific Rim movies.”

Read more at Thrillist.

According to a small-scale survey of 120 people, here are America’s 20 funniest standup comedians of all time.

“Deciding which comedian is objectively the funniest is about as easy as deciding which food is objectively the tastiest. But just as most people agree that French fries are delicious, there’s a general consensus that Robin Williams was pretty darn hilarious.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

The CW has officially announced the casting of its upcoming Powerpuff Girls live action series.

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“Back in February, The CW ordered a pilot for the highly side-eyed live-action take on The Powerpuff Girls. While we’re all keenly aware of our childhood favorites getting a revamp decades later, when The CW does it it’s a bit … um … what’s the word folks use when they’re trying to say something makes them question the very essence of reality but they’re too nice to be blunt about it? Ah! Interesting. That’s the word.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Rumors of new he iPad Mini, iPad Pro, AirPods, iPhone SE, and more are already flying ahead of Apple’s March event.

“Though plenty of people are still waiting to get their hands on Apple’s AirPods Max, others are already wondering what the tech giant has in the works for 2021. Rumors are popping up all over in advance of Apple’s expected March event. Will we see new iPads, an AirPods refresh, or an unexpected iPhone SE update? Before we hop into the details, let’s cover the basics.”

Read more at PCMag.

Two upcoming Mandalorian books have been canceled, but the reason behind why may not be what you think.

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“Fans looking forward to the universe of The Mandalorian expanding in print are going to be disappointed, as two future books centered on the Disney+ Star Wars franchise have been cancelled. But it’s not for the reason you think.”

Read more at Gizmodo.