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  • 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...
  • 'The Lone Ranger' trampled at box office by 'Despicable' minions

    'The Lone Ranger' trampled at box office by 'Despicable' minions
    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. 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...
  • Marco Zappia, editor, dead at 76

    Marco Zappia, editor, dead at 76
    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...
  • Disney profit up 12% on consumer products, studio, theme park gains

    Disney profit up 12% on consumer products, studio, theme park gains
    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...
  • Report details Burbank's financial shape

    At the close of last fiscal year, the city still felt the sting of the loss of local redevelopment as the lack of that extra revenue contributed to a 7%, or $9.2-million, drop in tax revenue across the city’s 22 governmental funds, including the...
  • Disney 'very forthright' on cutting funds for Boy Scouts over gay leader ban

    The national commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America said the decision by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. to cut funding for the organization over its ban on adult leaders who are gay was disappointing, but not a surprise. Tico Perez told the Orlando...
  • Disney to donate $2 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    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...
  • Disney to cut 200 jobs

    Roughly 200 positions are expected to be eliminated by the Walt Disney Co., most to be absorbed by the company’s Burbank headquarters, in a round of layoffs next week, according to a company source. Some of the positions to be eliminated currently...
  • Stars, community come out for Habitat build

    Stars, community come out for Habitat build
    Homes are going up in a hurry on narrow Elliott Drive, as dozens of Habitat for Humanity volunteers join professionals and the eventual homeowners for a “build-a-thon” on seven townhomes and an existing house a few blocks from McCambridge...