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  • Disney's LucasArts halts video game development

    Disney's LucasArts halts video game development
    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...
  • 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...
  • Community news: City Manager Mike Flad honored, YMCA Turkey Trot, Kimberley Dumm Lovato wins medals

    Community news: City Manager Mike Flad honored, YMCA Turkey Trot, Kimberley Dumm Lovato wins medals
    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...
  • Cablevision and NBCUniversal sign distribution deal

    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...
  • DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

    DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
    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...
  • On the Town: The story of the real Fairy Godmother

    On the Town: The story of the real Fairy Godmother
    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...
  • No China in Disney-Marvel 'Iron Man 3', despite co-production deal

    No China in Disney-Marvel 'Iron Man 3', despite co-production deal
    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:...
  • Disney announces plans to acquire Lucasfilm, release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015

    Disney announces plans to acquire Lucasfilm, release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015
    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”...
  • Disney welcomes its 'Oz' as biggest 2013 debut

    Disney welcomes its 'Oz' as biggest 2013 debut
    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...
  • Disney matriarch passes at 77

    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...
  • 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...