| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:34 AM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger faced tough questioning about alleged liberal bias at Disney-owned ABC News and ESPN during the entertainment company's annual meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday.
Justin Danhof, a representative of...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:50 PM
What a difference a year makes.
On March 9, 2012, Walt Disney Pictures released "John Carter," the sci-fi adventure film that promptly bombed, taking in about $40 million en route to a $73-million domestic gross that precipitated the resignation of Walt...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A former Walt Disney Co. archivist is suing the Burbank company, claiming the entertainment giant fired him in alleged retaliation for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace.
Robert Klein, 41, filed an unlawful retaliation suit Monday in U.S....
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Walt Disney Co. unveiled the first computer rendering of its Shanghai Disney Resort at the company's annual meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday morning.
Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger told the gathering that the theme park would open at the end of...
| May 15, 2012
| 6:47 PM
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...