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  • Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN says it is cutting staff

    Just one week after touting its strength to advertisers and declaring it wasn't worried about new competition from Fox Sports, ESPN is cutting its staff. The moves are part of an overall cost-cutting effort by ESPN parent Walt Disney Co. Earlier this...
  • Disney's profit and revenue soar on "Oz," parks, ESPN

    Disney's profit and revenue soar on "Oz," parks, ESPN
    Walt Disney Co. reported a massive jump in net income for its fiscal second quarter, lifted by the performance of its media networks, movie studio and theme parks. The Burbank company posted net income of $1.51 billion for the quarter that ended March...
  • Disney withdraws trademark filing for 'Dia de los Muertos'

    Disney withdraws trademark filing for 'Dia de los Muertos'
    If the dead could speak, they probably wouldn't have been heard over the burst of virtual shouting and howling Walt Disney Co. drew for attempting to trademark "Dia de los Muertos" -- a bid it has since dropped. The company filed 10 applications with...
  • Disney's 'Iron Man 3' also a boon for Paramount

    Disney's 'Iron Man 3' also a boon for Paramount
    Paramount Pictures will be getting a payday for "Iron Man 3" -- a film released by its crosstown rival Disney. The Walt Disney Co.'s Robert Downey Jr. action sequel has already sold $794 million of tickets worldwide -- a massive success for the...
  • Disney and Electronic Arts sign 'Star Wars' video game deal

    Disney and Electronic Arts sign 'Star Wars' video game deal
    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...
  • 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 shareholders vote against splitting CEO, chairman positions

    Disney shareholders vote against splitting CEO, chairman positions
    Shareholders have voted down two proposals brought forward at the Walt Disney Co. annual meeting that sought to change how the largest entertainment company in the world is governed. One proposal called for the future split of the chief executive and...
  • On the Town: The story of the real Fairy Godmother

    On the Town: The story of the real Fairy Godmother
    At the stroke of midnight on October 2, Disney released the Blu-ray Diamond Edition of the studio’s 1950’s classic, “Cinderella.” The offering includes a bonus feature, “The Real Fairy Godmother,” that tells the tale of...
  • No China in Disney-Marvel 'Iron Man 3', despite co-production deal

    No China in Disney-Marvel 'Iron Man 3', despite co-production deal
    The first trailer for “Iron Man 3” debuted last week, giving fans a glimpse of Tony Stark’s new armor, snazzy shots of his seaside mansion under attack, and a first look at Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin. One thing it doesn’t have:...
  • 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”...
  • On the Town: Elvis and Marilyn come to party

    On the Town: Elvis and Marilyn come to party
    While many Burbankers are aware that Elvis Presley rehearsed and recorded at Burbank's NBC Sound Studios back in 1968, far fewer know that for a short time in 1947, Marilyn Monroe was a Burbank resident living on South Avon Street. These two cultural...
  • Cablevision and NBCUniversal sign distribution deal

    Cablevision Systems Corp. has signed a long-term distribution deal to carry broadcast and cable networks owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal unit. The agreement includes broadcast networks NBC and Telemundo as well as cable channels USA, Bravo, MSNBC, CNBC...