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  • Burbank PTA head is a man of record

    Burbank PTA head is a man of record
    As the new face of the Burbank Parent Teacher Assn., Steve Frintner is the first man in the history of Burbank Unified to oversee all 16 PTA organizations in the district. Frintner tries to downplay that fact when he can, already familiar with receiving...
  • Disney extends CEO contract with Iger to 2016

    Disney extends CEO contract with Iger to 2016
    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...
  • On the Town: Supporters go on the prowl at the Beastly Ball

     On the Town: Supporters go on the prowl at the Beastly Ball
    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...
  • Disney sees 'Star Wars' driving up merchandise sales at light-speed

    Disney sees 'Star Wars' driving up merchandise sales at light-speed
    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...
  • Disney to premiere new Mickey Mouse shorts on TV

    Disney to premiere new Mickey Mouse shorts on TV
    The Walt Disney Co. means a lot of things these days: Marvel superheroes, "Star Wars" and Pixar among them, but the company is going back to basics for its latest Disney Channel series, titled simply, "Mickey Mouse." The new series will feature short...
  • Disney sets movie release dates

    Disney sets movie release dates
    The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the release dates of several highly anticipated movies to hit theaters this year and 2014. “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell, will be widely released on Dec. 20. The...
  • Disney's Bob Iger and Jay Rasulo net big gains on stock sales

    Disney's Bob Iger and Jay Rasulo net big gains on stock sales
    Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger and Chief Financial Officer James Rasulo sold large quantities of company stock in mid-May, when shares of the Burbank entertainment giant were near an all-time high. Iger sold 1 million shares of...
  • Former Disney archivist alleges retaliation in firing

    Former Disney archivist alleges retaliation in firing
    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....
  • 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 video games unit lays off about 50 workers

    Disney video games unit lays off about 50 workers
    Walt Disney Co.'s video game division laid off about 50 staffers Tuesday from several locations on the same day that it closed the Austin, Texas, studio that produced its "Epic Mickey" titles. The layoffs were separate from the people who lost their...
  • Disney unveils first image of Shanghai Disney Resort

    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...
  • Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business

    Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business
    Long stuck in low gear, Walt Disney Co.’s video game division is aiming for infinity. The entertainment conglomerate on Tuesday unveiled plans for a high-stakes initiative called Disney Infinity that could determine the success or failure of its...