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  • Disney Interactive announces roughly 700 layoffs worldwide

    Disney Interactive announces roughly 700 layoffs worldwide
    Disney Interactive, the struggling video game and digital media subsidiary of Walt Disney Co., is cutting roughly 700 jobs worldwide, the company said Thursday. The division is closing offices in Chicago, New Jersey, Colorado, South Korea and Hyderabad,...
  • On the Town: BTAC goes off to see the Wizard

    On the Town: BTAC goes off to see the Wizard
    Whether it is a tiny one-room apartment or a magnificent sprawling mansion, one has to agree with the words lyricist John Howard Payne penned for the 1822 song "Home! Sweet Home!" and that Dorothy repeats at the end of "The Wizard of Oz" — "There'...
  • Disney 'very forthright' on cutting funds for Boy Scouts over gay leader ban

    The national commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America said the decision by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. to cut funding for the organization over its ban on adult leaders who are gay was disappointing, but not a surprise. Tico Perez told the Orlando...
  • On the Town: Boys & Girls Club presents annual fundraiser

    On the Town: Boys & Girls Club presents annual fundraiser
    For the past 19 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley has been making a profound difference in the lives of thousands of area young people and their families. To reflect on the dedicated work of the club's staff, board...
  • On the Town: Arts benefit is first-class all the way

    On the Town: Arts benefit is first-class all the way
    The Burbank Arts for All Foundation presented its third annual "Party on the Plaza" gala honoring three stewards of arts education for Burbank public schools — the Downtown Burbank Partnership, Monterey High School art teacher Peggy Zirves and...
  • Disney profit soars 27% off 'Frozen' success

    Disney profit soars 27% off 'Frozen' success
    Walt Disney Co. reported a 27% surge in second-quarter profit, lifted by the continued strong performance of its blockbuster animated film "Frozen." The world's largest entertainment and media company raked in nearly $2 billion in the three months...
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's Biggest Employers

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Employer || No. of employees || || The Walt Disney Co. || 9,466 || || Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. || 8,000 || || Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center || 3,500 || || Burbank Unified School District || 2,010 || || Yahoo!...
  • Community: Boys and girls compete in decathlon

    Community: Boys and girls compete in decathlon
    Children enrolled in the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley commemorated the beginning of the new school year by competing in the organization’s annual decathlon, where they were quizzed on what they’ve learned during the...
  • Disney announces plans to acquire Lucasfilm, release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015

    Disney announces plans to acquire Lucasfilm, release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015
    The Walt Disney Co. will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4.05 billion, according to an announcement released Tuesday. The deal will make George Lucas -- who became a movie-making icon with his “Indiana Jones”...
  • Disney to donate $2 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced plans to donate $2 million to efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. death toll from the storm rose to 75 overnight Wednesday, and about 2.5 million remained without power in metropolitan New...
  • Disney sells to Amazon, renews with Netflix

    Walt Disney Co. has gotten on the Amazon gravy train. Looking to acquire content for its video streaming service Prime Instant, Amazon has struck a deal with Disney's ABC broadcast network as well as its cable channels including Disney Channel, ABC...
  • Disney acquires mommy blogging site Babble

    Walt Disney Co. has acquired New York-based Babble Media Inc., a parenting site that features advice about pregnancy, child development and related topics from some 200 mommy bloggers. The Burbank entertainment giant has been acquiring family-focused...