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  • Cablevision and Disney sign new distribution deal

    Cablevision and Disney sign new distribution deal
    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...
  • Disney adopts new paper policy after protest

    Disney adopts new paper policy after protest
    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...
  • Disney expects $200-million loss on 'John Carter'

    Disney expects $200-million loss on 'John Carter'
    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...
  • Movie veteran Alan Horn named new Disney Studios head

    Movie veteran Alan Horn named new Disney Studios head
    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...
  • Disney to banish junk-food ads from kid shows

    Disney to banish junk-food ads from kid shows
    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...
  • Disney characters take center stage during North Korea concert

    Disney characters take center stage during North Korea concert
    So you’ve just inherited a struggling communist nation from a dad who took synchronized gymnastics shows to a whole new level and you want to set a new party tone. For North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un, this is achieved with some help from...
  • Thomas Kettering January 30, 1938 - June 8, 2013

    Thomas Kettering January 30, 1938 - June 8, 2013
    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...
  • Layne Marie (Herin) August 1, 1958 - June 13, 2013

    Layne Marie (Herin) August 1, 1958 - June 13, 2013
    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...
  • Former Disney executive Andy Mooney lands at Quiksilver

    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...
  • Disney earnings fall partly due to 'Millionaire' lawsuit charges

    Disney earnings fall partly due to 'Millionaire' lawsuit charges
    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...
  • 'Star Wars': Disney confirms stand-alone films

    'Star Wars': Disney confirms stand-alone films
    Last month, news that J.J. Abrams would direct “Star Wars: Episode VII” took the entertainment world by storm. Today, a new conversation begins — who’ll direct the “Star Wars” spinoff movies that Lawrence Kasdan and...
  • Technicolor to close Flower Street facility less than two years after opening it

    Technicolor Inc. plans to close down its Flower Street facility in Glendale and lay off 50 employees by March 28, less than two years after opening the location, according to a recent state filing. Plans for the layoffs and closure, filed with the...