| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:59 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
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,...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:49 AM
The Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal to bring the fantasy world of "Avatar" to Disney Parks, starting with a multi-attraction themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla.
Director James Cameron and his producing partner Jon Landau -- the team...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:03 AM
A half-century ago, Walt Disney leased a horse ranch in Placerita Canyon to shoot episodes of “The Adventures of Spin and Marty” from the classic ABC series “The Mickey Mouse Club.”
Disney liked the property, with its rich...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:28 AM
"The Lone Ranger" has had an arduous journey to the big screen. Between budgetary concerns that shut the production down weeks before shooting was to begin and the recent death of a crew member, the Johnny Depp-starring western has been chock-full of...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Programming giant Walt Disney Co. and pay-TV distributor Cablevision Systems Corp. have signed a wide-ranging agreement covering dozens of broadcast and cable channels including ABC, ESPN and Disney Channel.
As part of the deal, Cablevision has also...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:08 AM
"The Lion King" is proving to be far more ferocious than Hollywood imagined.
A 3-D version of the classic 1994 animated film claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out four new films. Ticket sales for the re-...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Walt Disney Co. is implementing a new policy to use less paper from environmentally threatened areas, a year after it was targeted by environmental protesters.
In May of 2011, activists from the Rainforest Action Network hung a banner outside Disney's...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 2:47 PM
"Mortal Kombat" is fighting its way back onto the big screen, marking a rare delivery of material from a studio's own video game division to its sibling film division.
Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema label is partnering with the Burbank studio’s...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 7:20 AM
The Walt Disney Co. has named Hollywood veteran Alan Horn chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. He'll take the reins of the Burbank entertainment giant's struggling movie operation after the rocky tenure of ousted chief Rich Ross.
Horn assumes the helm on...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food.
The Walt Disney Co. says it plans to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio stations and websites intended for children. That means kids watching Saturday morning cartoons on the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 6:59 AM
When Walt Disney Co. looked to revamp its troubled retail stores in 2008, Chief Executive Robert A. Iger sought advice from the company's largest shareholder, a foremost expert on the consumer experience.
Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs had lured theme-...