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  • City backs Disney plans

    The City Council on Tuesday strongly endorsed a proposed 338,000-square-foot expansion to Walt Disney Co.'s creative campus. The plans included drawings of a six-story office building walled largely in glass and neighbored by a carefully crafted...
  • 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...
  • Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High

    Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High
    Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit stores in late 1985, marked a technological leap forward. Created by then-Granada Hills resident Ken Forsse, the...
  • On the Town: K9 and mounted units get some backup

    On the Town: K9 and mounted units get some backup
    Hands, hoofs and paws came together to raise funds for the Burbank Police Foundation during the organization's second annual Hoof and Walk event held this past Saturday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Chaired by Andrea Cunningham, who...
  • Disney 'very forthright' on cutting funds for Boy Scouts over gay leader ban

    The national commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America said the decision by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. to cut funding for the organization over its ban on adult leaders who are gay was disappointing, but not a surprise. Tico Perez told the Orlando...
  • 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,...
  • 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 to donate $2 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced plans to donate $2 million to efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. death toll from the storm rose to 75 overnight Wednesday, and about 2.5 million remained without power in metropolitan New...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...