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  • Furby returns to the holiday shopping scene as Galleria prepares for Black Friday

    Furby returns to the holiday shopping scene as Galleria prepares for Black Friday
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disney teams with Sensio for on-demand distribution of 3-D films

    Disney teams with Sensio for on-demand distribution of 3-D films
    Walt Disney Studios has agreed to a content license agreement with Sensio Technologies Inc. for the distribution of 3-D films via a new video-on-demand television service, the companies announced Monday. Sensio's on-demand rental service, called 3DGo,...
  • Cleanin' up the Los Angeles river

    Cleanin' up the Los Angeles river
    Alex Hausman and his four-year-old son, Theo, were walking across a shallow area of the Los Angeles River on Saturday morning when they spotted a child-sized mattress floating near the edge. When a few nearby volunteers saw the find, they lifted the...
  • Music scholarship competition offered

    Auditions for the 64th annual music scholarship competition, sponsored by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, will be held April 2 at Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Van Nuys. Auditions for the awards are open to music...
  • Remaining neighborly

    Between the construction on Flower Street and the massive Fairmont Avenue "flyover" bridge, the USS Disney continues to leave quite a wake as the studio builds out its presence in the north San Fernando Road corridor. Caught up in the middle of it all...