| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:02 AM
It will be fireworks for "Despicable Me 2" at the box office this Fourth of July, but "The Lone Ranger" could be a dud.
The animated 3-D sequel will probably collect an impressive $110 million between Tuesday night and Sunday evening, according to those...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Thirteen of the 19 students expelled from Burbank Unified schools during the past academic year were because of drug or alcohol use, officials reported.
Other students were expelled for possessing a weapon, committing sexual battery or assaulting a...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Robert Iger will remain chief executive of the Walt Disney Co. through June of 2016, which is 15 months longer than expected, the entertainment juggernaut said Monday afternoon.
Iger, who also serves as Disney's chairman, had been slated to step down...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Burbank residents, businesses and media companies, including The Walt Disney Co., joined more than 700 supporters of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. for the organization's 43rd annual Beastly Ball last week.
Widely acknowledged as one of the best...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Already the entertainment industry’s biggest licensor, the Walt Disney Co. is looking to "Star Wars" to lift it to new galactic heights when it releases three new movies over the next few years.
"It’s already an extraordinarily robust...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:37 PM
The Walt Disney Co. and Electronic Arts Inc. have inked a licensing deal that will see the video game developer make and publish new "Star Wars" games, the companies said Monday afternoon.
Under the exclusive, multi-year agreement, Electronic Arts...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Annette Funicello, the dark-haired darling of TV's “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the '60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of “beach” movies, died...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:15 PM
During the last stretch before Tuesday’s general election in Burbank, fundraising continued among the four candidates competing for two seats on the Burbank City Council, recent reports show.
City Council incumbent Dave Golonski raised $3,410 over...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Walt Disney Co. has confirmed that it is laying off staff at its movie studio, which several media outlets reported last week.
The Los Angeles Times reported April 5 that the cuts were expected to affect the studio's marketing and home entertainment...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Walt Disney Co. has begun the process of laying off about 150 people who work at the company’s movie studio.
Analysts said that the layoffs, which were confirmed by the Burbank-based company Wednesday, are probably related to redundancies...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The Walt Disney Co.'s recently acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. subsidiary announced on Wednesday that its video game unit will no longer develop games.
LucasArts, which was founded in 1982, is best known for a slew of "Star Wars" video games. Lucasfilm said in...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The Walt Disney Co. is expected to begin layoffs in the coming weeks, with the cuts centering on the company's movie studio, a source with knowledge of the matter has confirmed.
The cuts, first reported by trade publication Variety, are said to be the...