| May 10, 2013
| 2:23 PM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:09 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 9:07 AM
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:...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:29 PM
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”...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 11:08 AM
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...