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  • Disney's 'Lion King' in 3D is No. 1 at box office 17 years later

    Disney's 'Lion King' in 3D is No. 1 at box office 17 years later
    "The Lion King" reigned supreme at the box office this weekend, nearly two decades after the classic animated movie was first released in theaters. A 3-D version of the 1994 family film began its limited, two-week engagement this weekend and collected...
  • Chief executive of Disney collected $31.4M last year

    Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes is indisputably among the nation's highest-paid executives, but compared with his fellow media moguls, he is eking out a meager living. The New York media conglomerate that owns Warner Bros., HBO, TNT and Time...
  • Broadcast version of Disney Channel to launch in Russia

    Broadcast version of Disney Channel to launch in Russia
    The Walt Disney Co. says it plans to launch a free, broadcast version of its popular Disney Channel in Russia next year, enabling the entertainment giant to deliver its family programming to about 40 million households in the increasingly important...
  • Disney to join animation initiative with China

    Disney to join animation initiative with China
    Walt Disney Co. said it would join an initiative to develop China's animation industry, marking the latest push by Hollywood to expand into the world's most populous country. The agreement announced Tuesday unites the Burbank entertainment giant with...
  • Disney's net income rises 30% in fourth quarter

    Disney's net income rises 30% in fourth quarter
    Walt Disney Co. reported improved fourth-quarter earnings, buoyed by gains at Disney Channel and ESPN and at the Burbank company's theme parks. The entertainment giant reported net income of $1.08 billion for the quarter ending Oct. 1, a jump of 30%...
  • DreamWorks Animations' Jeffrey Katzenberg gets pay cut in 2011

    DreamWorks Animations' Jeffrey Katzenberg gets pay cut in 2011
    DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg took home a relatively modest pay check in 2011 -- at least compared to his peers in the entertainment industry. In addition to his usual $1 annual salary, Katzenberg, who controls 68% of the voting...
  • Disney announces ESPN succession, elevating Skipper, Bodenheimer

    Disney announces ESPN succession, elevating Skipper, Bodenheimer
    George Bodenheimer, who has been running Walt Disney Co.'s lucrative ESPN networks for more than a decade, is stepping back from day-to-day management but plans to remain with the company in the newly created role of ESPN executive chairman.   John...
  • Disney controls Winnie the Pooh trademarks, court rules

    Disney controls Winnie the Pooh trademarks, court rules
    Walt Disney Co. has won an appeals court ruling that protects the Burbank entertainment giant's trademarks to the valuable Winnie the Pooh characters. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington upheld a decision by the U.S. Patent...
  • Glendale reshuffles exec role after loss of redevelopment

    The man in charge of Glendale’s now-defunct redevelopment agency has been promoted to a new executive position that will focus on marketing the city to outside businesses. Philip Lanzafame’s new job comes as the city embarks on a mission...
  • Disney earnings per share jump 31%, with help from 'Avengers'

    Disney earnings per share jump 31%, with help from 'Avengers'
    Walt Disney Co. reported a 31% jump in earnings per share, the strongest in the company's history, buoyed by improvements at its film studio, theme parks and consumer products groups. The Burbank entertainment conglomerate's revenue reached $11.1 billion...
  • Ike Perlmutter holds the reins of superheroes at Marvel

    Ike Perlmutter holds the reins of superheroes at Marvel
    Walt Disney Co.'s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment gave it the Hulk, Iron Man and other superheroes to fuel summer blockbusters for years to come. It also got Ike Perlmutter. Marvel's chief executive is hardly a household name. But Disney's...
  • Disney, DMG team up to make 'Iron Man 3' a Chinese co-production

    Disney, DMG team up to make 'Iron Man 3' a Chinese co-production
    The Walt Disney Co. and its Marvel Studios subsidiary said Monday that "Iron Man 3" will be a co-production with China, as the Burbank company teamed with DMG Entertainment of Beijing to co-finance and distribute the film. Robert Downey, Jr., Gwynneth...