| 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...
| 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...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:29 PM
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...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:56 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Judging from last weekend’s showing at the box office, the Lone Ranger may be heading for the last roundup while the zany, slapstick minions in “Despicable Me 2” are showing as much movie star magnetism as, say, Johnny Depp.
| May 21, 2013
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Marco Zappia, a 50-year Burbank resident and winner of two Emmy awards for his post-production editing work, passed away Dec. 22 in Ventura surrounded by family. He was 76.
According to his son, Robert, Marco Zappia helped produce shows at various...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Walt Disney Co. reported a 12% increase in net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, lifted by the performance of its consumer products, studio, and parks and resorts divisions.
The Burbank company posted net income of $1.394 billion for the quarter...