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  • 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...
  • Students cash in on imagination

    Students cash in on imagination
    A team of USC students took first prize in a highly competitive design competition sponsored by the Walt Disney Co., wooing the judges with a proposal to build a ride based on the movie “Up” at the studio’s Shanghai theme park. About...
  • Student headed for the blue sky

    Woodbury University may not have placed in the final round of the Walt Disney Co.’s annual design concept competition, but for one student, the journey will pay dividends. Mario Salazar scored a coveted paid internship in the Blue Sky department of...
  • 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%...
  • Local publicly-held companies bruised slightly in Wall Street plunge

    Local publicly-held companies bruised slightly in Wall Street plunge
    Publicly-held companies based in Glendale and Burbank were relatively unscathed in the stock market’s 512-point plunge today. Glendale-based Public Storage’s stocks dropped by $6.26 to $110.82 per share. Stocks for DineEquity, owner of...
  • Creative Arts Center helps celebrate Burbank's 100th

    Creative Arts Center helps celebrate Burbank's 100th
    The Creative Arts Center, located at 1100 West Clark Avenue, currently has a show helping to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city of Burbank.  Exhibitors include: The Cartoon Network, The Walt Disney Company, Falcon Theater, Lockheed Martin...
  • 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 to lay off 65

    Disney to lay off 65
    Completing a round of job cuts that was announced in June, the Walt Disney Co. will lay off 65 employees Sunday, most of them from the company’s headquarters in Burbank. Although it was reported 200 Disney jobs would be eliminated in June, not...
  • Disney restructures Marvel Studios marketing department

    Disney restructures Marvel Studios marketing department
    Three top marketing executives at Marvel Studios have been ousted as part of a restructuring by corporate parent Walt Disney Co., a person familiar with the matter confirmed.   Disney has taken over the marketing and distribution of Marvel films from...
  • Steve Jobs to remain on Walt Disney Co. board, report says

    Steve Jobs to remain on Walt Disney Co. board, report says
    Steve Jobs will remain on the Walt Disney Co.'s board of directors, after resigning as Apple's CEO on Wednesday, according to a report. Upon officially stepping down from his post as Apple's chief executive this week, Jobs was named chairman of the...
  • 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,...