| 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”...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:37 PM
While summer officially arrived on June 20, most folks don't really get into the swing of the season until today. There's just something about the Fourth of July, with its celebrations, family get-togethers and barbecues that says summer is here!
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan’s successful Batman trilogy comes to an end with next week's "The Dark Knight Rises."
Home to such superheroes as Superman,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Walt Disney Co. has lost its appeal of a high-profile case concerning profits from the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."
The Burbank media giant was ordered by a federal jury in 2010 to pay Celador International, the British company that...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:22 AM
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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Walt Disney Co. registered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' $2.02-billion stake in the company for possible sale, allowing the filmmaker to sell the stock at his discretion.
Lucas, 68, holds 37.1 million shares of Disney, a 2.1% stake, according to a...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:50 PM
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....
| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:04 PM
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...