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  • Walt Disney Co. expected to begin layoffs

    Walt Disney Co. expected to begin layoffs
    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...
  • 'Mickey Mouse Club' star Annette Funicello dies at 70

    'Mickey Mouse Club' star Annette Funicello dies at 70
    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...
  • Fundraising, outside spending continues in Burbank general election campaign

    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...
  • Walt Disney Co. confirms layoffs at movie studio

    Walt Disney Co. confirms layoffs at movie studio
    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...
  • Analysts: Disney layoffs tied to Lucasfilm, Marvel acquisitions

    Analysts: Disney layoffs tied to Lucasfilm, Marvel acquisitions
    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...
  • 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'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...
  • 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...
  • Warner Bros. sues 'Harry Potter'-themed store Whimsic Alley

    Warner Bros. sues 'Harry Potter'-themed store Whimsic Alley
    Whimsic Alley calls itself "a shopping haven for wizards of distinction," catering to "Harry Potter" fans with merchandise that includes wands, books, neckties and sweater vests for those looking to re-create the boy wizard's look. It even has a...
  • 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...