| May 23, 2012
| 7:03 AM
A half-century ago, Walt Disney leased a horse ranch in Placerita Canyon to shoot episodes of “The Adventures of Spin and Marty” from the classic ABC series “The Mickey Mouse Club.”
Disney liked the property, with its rich...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:28 AM
"The Lone Ranger" has had an arduous journey to the big screen. Between budgetary concerns that shut the production down weeks before shooting was to begin and the recent death of a crew member, the Johnny Depp-starring western has been chock-full of...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Programming giant Walt Disney Co. and pay-TV distributor Cablevision Systems Corp. have signed a wide-ranging agreement covering dozens of broadcast and cable channels including ABC, ESPN and Disney Channel.
As part of the deal, Cablevision has also...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Walt Disney Co. is implementing a new policy to use less paper from environmentally threatened areas, a year after it was targeted by environmental protesters.
In May of 2011, activists from the Rainforest Action Network hung a banner outside Disney's...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Furby — the strange-but-cute fluffy animal with giant eyes from the 90s — is back. In 2012, it joins giant punching gloves, gangly dolls and, of course, the latest gaming stations.
These were just some of the items to pop up at a retail...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Walt Disney Co. said it expects to incur a loss of about $200 million on its big-budget sci-fi film, "John Carter," based on box-office results.
The film's theatrical performance -- which brought in $184 million in global box-office sales, well shy of...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 7:20 AM
The Walt Disney Co. has named Hollywood veteran Alan Horn chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. He'll take the reins of the Burbank entertainment giant's struggling movie operation after the rocky tenure of ousted chief Rich Ross.
Horn assumes the helm on...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food.
The Walt Disney Co. says it plans to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio stations and websites intended for children. That means kids watching Saturday morning cartoons on the...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Tom was a Burbank native, moving to San Diego county in 1997, after retiring from a 30 year career with the Walt Disney Company. He slipped away quietly in the comfort of family after a 10 1/2 year battle with cancer. Tom has fought this uphill battle...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Layne Marie, a native of California and a resident of Tujunga, California since 1993, passed away on June 13th, 2013 after a courageous and vigorous battle with breast cancer. She passed away in the Glendale Adventist Medical Center after surgical...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:57 AM
A little over a year after his surprise departure from Walt Disney Co. as head of consumer products, Andy Mooney has been named chief executive of sports apparel company Quiksilver.
During his 11 years at Disney, Mooney was known for building the...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Walt Disney Co. reported a 6% drop in first-quarter earnings, compared with a year ago, in part because of charges associated with its high-profile dispute with the creator of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and a decline in operating income at the film...