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  • Disney Interactive announces roughly 700 layoffs worldwide

    Disney Interactive announces roughly 700 layoffs worldwide
    Disney Interactive, the struggling video game and digital media subsidiary of Walt Disney Co., is cutting roughly 700 jobs worldwide, the company said Thursday. The division is closing offices in Chicago, New Jersey, Colorado, South Korea and Hyderabad,...
  • DreamWorks Animation launches family-oriented YouTube channel

    DreamWorks Animation — the studio behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movie franchises — has launched a family-oriented YouTube channel in the latest move by Hollywood to target the Internet generation. The Glendale...
  • Disney shareholders vote against splitting CEO, chairman positions

    Disney shareholders vote against splitting CEO, chairman positions
    Shareholders have voted down two proposals brought forward at the Walt Disney Co. annual meeting that sought to change how the largest entertainment company in the world is governed. One proposal called for the future split of the chief executive and...
  • Robert Iger addresses alleged liberal news bias at Disney

    Robert Iger addresses alleged liberal news bias at Disney
    Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger faced tough questioning about alleged liberal bias at Disney-owned ABC News and ESPN during the entertainment company's annual meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday. Justin Danhof, a representative of...
  • Disney sets movie release dates

    Disney sets movie release dates
    The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the release dates of several highly anticipated movies to hit theaters this year and 2014. “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell, will be widely released on Dec. 20. The...
  • On the Town: Supporters go on the prowl at the Beastly Ball

     On the Town: Supporters go on the prowl at the Beastly Ball
    Burbank residents, businesses and media companies, including The Walt Disney Co., joined more than 700 supporters of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. for the organization's 43rd annual Beastly Ball last week. Widely acknowledged as one of the best...
  • Disney's Bob Iger lauds Netflix, touts theme parks at conference

    Disney's Bob Iger lauds Netflix, touts theme parks at conference
    Walt Disney Co.Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said he likes what he sees from Netflix, but added that he thinks it will be hard for the streaming video service to "corner the market."  "No question Netflix has a running start," said Iger,...
  • Disney's LucasArts halts video game development

    Disney's LucasArts halts video game development
    The Walt Disney Co.'s recently acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. subsidiary announced on Wednesday that its video game unit will no longer develop games.  LucasArts, which was founded in 1982, is best known for a slew of "Star Wars" video games. Lucasfilm said in...
  • Walt Disney Co. expected to begin layoffs

    Walt Disney Co. expected to begin layoffs
    The Walt Disney Co. is expected to begin layoffs in the coming weeks, with the cuts centering on the company's movie studio, a source with knowledge of the matter has confirmed. The cuts, first reported by trade publication Variety, are said to be the...
  • Fundraising, outside spending continues in Burbank general election campaign

    During the last stretch before Tuesday’s general election in Burbank, fundraising continued among the four candidates competing for two seats on the Burbank City Council, recent reports show. City Council incumbent Dave Golonski raised $3,410 over...
  • Walt Disney Co. confirms layoffs at movie studio

    Walt Disney Co. confirms layoffs at movie studio
    Walt Disney Co. has confirmed that it is laying off staff at its movie studio, which several media outlets reported last week. The Los Angeles Times reported April 5 that the cuts were expected to affect the studio's marketing and home entertainment...
  • Analysts: Disney layoffs tied to Lucasfilm, Marvel acquisitions

    Analysts: Disney layoffs tied to Lucasfilm, Marvel acquisitions
    Walt Disney Co. has begun the process of laying off about 150 people who work at the company’s movie studio. Analysts said that the layoffs, which were confirmed by the Burbank-based company Wednesday, are probably related to redundancies...