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  • 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...
  • DreamWorks Animation buys "Casper," "Lassie" parent Classic Media

    DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale-based studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movies, is buying Classic Media, a company that owns the rights to "Casper the Friendly Ghost," "Lassie," "The Lone Ranger" and other iconic entertainment characters,...
  • Whole Foods to move regional HQ from Sherman Oaks to Glendale

    Whole Foods to move regional HQ from Sherman Oaks to Glendale
    Whole Foods Market is moving its regional headquarters to an eight-story building in Glendale that has sat vacant since it was constructed in 2009, officials announced this week. With its regional headquarters currently in Sherman Oaks, Whole Foods has...
  • Theme park and cruises lift quarterly bottom line for Disney

    Theme park and cruises lift quarterly bottom line for Disney
    Higher attendance at its overseas theme parks and cruise lines as well as growth in the rates that cable and satellite companies pay to carry ESPN helped drive growth for Walt Disney Co. last quarter. Revenue at the Burbank media giant -- which also...
  • 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...
  • Disney construction angers residents

    City officials this week got an earful from a group of local residents who said they are fed up with months of noise, dust and traffic associated with construction on the Walt Disney Co.'s massive creative campus. At the City Council meeting on Tuesday,...
  • 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...
  • City working to lure artful companies

    CITY HALL — The notoriously lengthy process for opening a business in Glendale will need to be significantly shortened if the city hopes to attract creative arts and media companies to the drab San Fernando industrial corridor, officials said. The...
  • Studios give back locally

    The Burbank and Glendale movie studios famous around the world know charity begins at home. The Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Studios and DreamWorks Animation each donate hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, gear and volunteer time to a host of...