| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:49 AM
The Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal to bring the fantasy world of "Avatar" to Disney Parks, starting with a multi-attraction themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla.
Director James Cameron and his producing partner Jon Landau -- the team...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Walt Disney Co. reported improved fourth-quarter earnings, buoyed by gains at Disney Channel and ESPN and at the Burbank company's theme parks.
The entertainment giant reported net income of $1.08 billion for the quarter ending Oct. 1, a jump of 30%...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:08 AM
"The Lion King" is proving to be far more ferocious than Hollywood imagined.
A 3-D version of the classic 1994 animated film claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out four new films. Ticket sales for the re-...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 6:59 AM
When Walt Disney Co. looked to revamp its troubled retail stores in 2008, Chief Executive Robert A. Iger sought advice from the company's largest shareholder, a foremost expert on the consumer experience.
Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs had lured theme-...
| Oct 9, 2011
Nearly 130 employees who work for a third-party food-services operation at Walt Disney Co. offices in Burbank and Glendale are slated to be laid off in early November, according to the California Employment Development Department.
The firm, Lifeworks...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:34 PM
Entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal allowing Comcast Corp. cable customers access to all of its popular channels — including ESPN, ABC, ABC Family and the Disney Channel — from portable devices and video-on-demand services....
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Technicolor Inc. plans to lay off 50 employees at its relatively new Flower Street facility by Jan. 14, according to a recent state filing.
Plans for the layoffs, filed with the California Employment Development Department, affect the 40,000-square-foot...
| May 23, 2011
| 6:37 PM
BURBANK — With the introduction of the new Metrolink express train service to Union Station in Los Angeles, officials in Burbank are concerned that the varied schedules could spell trouble for commuters who have a dangerous habit — crossing...
| May 27, 2011
| 6:07 PM
Lawmakers and movie studios battling piracy of copyrighted material this week unveiled a list of rogue states and a campaign to persuade U.S. corporations to pull their support from websites that allow users to illegally download films, television shows...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Warner Bros. Studios is the latest to feel the loss of falling home video sales, laying off roughly 50 employees last week. All the workers were based in Burbank.
Company officials declined to comment, but in a statement, the studio said it would be...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Glendale officials took the final steps this week to move ahead with upgrading another railroad crossing in the San Fernando Road Corridor — a project that could eventually make the area quieter for nearby residents.
The $2-million project at...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:41 PM
A Glendale woman is continuing her battle with the Walt Disney Co. almost two years after the studio damaged her home while building a child-care center on its sprawling campus.
Jennifer Pinkerton said Disney officials are offering her $5,000 to cover...