| 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...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:28 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Family Service Agency supporters recognized City Manager Mike Flad for his commitment to the city he grew up in and his sense of humor during the annual Imagine a City Gala held at Providence High School on Nov. 3.
Flad has taken a job as city manager of...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Cablevision Systems Corp. has signed a long-term distribution deal to carry broadcast and cable networks owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal unit.
The agreement includes broadcast networks NBC and Telemundo as well as cable channels USA, Bravo, MSNBC, CNBC...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:34 PM
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital...
| 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”...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:50 PM
What a difference a year makes.
On March 9, 2012, Walt Disney Pictures released "John Carter," the sci-fi adventure film that promptly bombed, taking in about $40 million en route to a $73-million domestic gross that precipitated the resignation of Walt...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Patricia A. Disney — matriarch of a family whose $10-million donation was the foundation of a comprehensive cancer center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center — has died. She was 77.
Married to Roy, Walt Disney's nephew, for more than 50...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:26 PM
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...