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  • 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 shareholders vote against splitting CEO, chairman positions

    Disney shareholders vote against splitting CEO, chairman positions
    Shareholders have voted down two proposals brought forward at the Walt Disney Co. annual meeting that sought to change how the largest entertainment company in the world is governed. One proposal called for the future split of the chief executive and...
  • 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”...
  • Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies

    Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies
    Bob Lambert, a widely respected entertainment industry executive who played a pivotal role in the advent of computer animation, died of undisclosed causes Friday at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55. Lambert served as...
  • Disney takes $50 million write-down on canceled animation project

    Disney takes $50 million write-down on canceled animation project
    Walt Disney Co. will take a $50 million write-down in the current fiscal quarter for a stop-motion animation project it canceled in August. The untitled movie was to be directed by Henry Selick, the well respected filmmaker behind "Coraline" and "The...
  • 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...
  • Former Disney archivist alleges retaliation in firing

    Former Disney archivist alleges retaliation in firing
    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....
  • Robert Iger addresses alleged liberal news bias at Disney

    Robert Iger addresses alleged liberal news bias at Disney
    Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger faced tough questioning about alleged liberal bias at Disney-owned ABC News and ESPN during the entertainment company's annual meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday. Justin Danhof, a representative of...
  • Disney video games unit lays off about 50 workers

    Disney video games unit lays off about 50 workers
    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...
  • Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business

    Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business
    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...
  • Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case

    Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case
    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...