‘The Mandalorian’ is indistinguishable from the Star Wars films in terms of production values – but is this a good thing? Photo: DPA

The Mandalorian problem: does new Disney+ Star Wars show, with its movie-quality production, spell the end for cinema?

  • The Star Wars universe now has its own live-action TV series on Disney+, with each episode reportedly costing US$15 million to make
  • That the show is arguably indecipherable from the films in terms of production quality hints at as many cons as there are pros
Topic |   Disney

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‘The Mandalorian’ is indistinguishable from the Star Wars films in terms of production values – but is this a good thing? Photo: DPA
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Avengers: Endgame was a smash hit in China that literally left people howling in the cinema. (Picture: Dickson Lee/SCMP)

Disney+ won’t be streaming in China any time soon

China is crazy about Marvel movies, but fans have to settle for streaming on platforms from local companies like Baidu and Alibaba

Topic |   Alibaba

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Avengers: Endgame was a smash hit in China that literally left people howling in the cinema. (Picture: Dickson Lee/SCMP)
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