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Move over, "Netflix and chill," and make way for "Netflix and shop."

Taking a page from Disney, the video streamer debuted an online store for selling merchandise tied to its shows and brand on Thursday. Collectibles and streetwear from anime series "Yasuke" and "Eden" are now available, soon to be followed by apparel and decorative items from the French hit, "Lupin," designed in collaboration with the Louvre Museum.

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek doesn't think consumers want to wait 45 days for movies to arrive on their streaming services.

Speaking at a conference hosted by J.P. Morgan on Monday, Chapek didn't say whether that would drive moviegoers to the theaters or drive companies like his to put films on their services faster, but one thing is clear: the pandemic upended one of Hollywood's oldest paradigms.

Asked whether shortening a film's theatrical-only exhibition period to 45 days might induce more consumers to wait to watch on streaming platforms, Chapek said, "I don't think people have that much patience, to be honest with you."

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More than a year after closing, Disneyland and California Adventure will reopen their doors on April 30 with limited capacity and fewer rides.

"We've seen the enthusiasm, the craving for people to return to our parks around the world," CEO Bob Chapek told CNBC on Wednesday. "We've been operating at Walt Disney World for about nine months, and there certainly is no shortage of demand."

The company is asking guests to make a reservation through Disneyland Resort's new system, although Disney did not say when it would go live.

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