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  • 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...
  • Disney partners with Comcast to provide ABC, ESPN on-demand

    Disney partners with Comcast to provide ABC, ESPN on-demand
    Entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal allowing Comcast Corp. cable customers access to all of its popular channels — including ESPN, ABC, ABC Family and the Disney Channel — from portable devices and video-on-demand services....
  • Burb's Eye View: He takes the resemblance seriously

    The phone clicks on and the accent in the voice is more East L.A. than North Pole. “Santa’s workshop,” he says cheerily. He says his alter ego is Lou Martinez and not the other way around. See, Lou Martinez is a former data and...
  • Barneys New York plugs into Disney for 'Electric Holiday'

    Barneys New York plugs into Disney for 'Electric Holiday'
    From an over-the-top Lady Gaga to a fashion-forward Minnie Mouse? That, in a nutshell, is the direction Barneys New York is headed for with its 2012 holiday campaign. The luxury retailer announced Wednesday that it has collaborated with Walt Disney Co....
  • Disney's first-quarter profit up 12%

    Disney's first-quarter profit up 12%
    Strong performances at Walt Disney Co.'s domestic theme parks and by Disney Channel helped drive a 12% increase in the company's first-quarter net income compared with a year earlier. The Burbank media giant reported that revenue for the quarter ended...
  • Planets may not be aligned for Disney's 'John Carter'

    Planets may not be aligned for Disney's 'John Carter'
    When Walt Disney Co.'s "John Carter" opens in theaters this weekend, the science-fiction adventure may encounter obstacles as formidable as its hero faces on Mars. The film brings to the big screen a century-old fantasy tale, from Tarzan creator Edgar...
  • Disney to announce deal for 'Avatar' theme park attractions

    Disney to announce deal for 'Avatar' theme park attractions
    The Walt Disney Co. is set to announce a major licensing deal to bring "Avatar" attractions to its theme parks, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The Burbank entertainment giant has secured the rights from 20th Century Fox movie studio,...