Stories tagged: Disney
Mon., July 17, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Disneyland opened 62 years ago to great pomp and nationally televised coverage. Over the weekend, Disney unveiled how it has only perfected its ability to trumpet its imagineering to the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Mark Hamill has been bestowed one of Disney’s highest honors, but he can’t believe Carrie Fisher wasn’t there to see it.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
A banner that now says “Auction, take a wench for a bride” will be changed to “Auction, Surrender yer loot,” and the woman on the auction block will herself become …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Disney parks in North America had slight attendance declines last year due to increased ticket prices, while Harry Potter rides helped Universal show strong increases in visitors.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 5 p.m.
Since Hollywood loves a nostalgic reboot, it’s no surprise that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is setting sail once again, six years after 2011’s “On Stranger Tides.” For this …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
The hack is believed to be unrelated to a massive ransomware attack that has spread across the globe. Ransom-style computer attacks have grown in popularity in the last few years …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:57 p.m.
Citing remarks that chief executive Bob Iger made to employees Monday, the Hollywood Reporter is saying that the film could be the latest entry in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” …
Thu., April 20, 2017
“Born in China” is the latest installment in the “Disneynature” documentary series. It’s “Planet Earth” aimed at younger audiences, but any nature lovers can find enjoyment here, especially in the …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
With blockbuster movies like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Zootopia,” studios helped Disney rake in more than $7.5 billion in total box-office receipts last year.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger has extended his contract by one year as the company’s board of directors continues to search for his replacement.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.
Thu., March 16, 2017
Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as, well, the beauty and the beast, feeds on the nostalgia audiences have for the 1991 …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Disney CEO Bob Iger quoted the Broadway smash “Hamilton” to defend his involvement in President Trump’s business advisory council, saying he wants to be “in the room where it happens.”
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Disney’s new version of the 1980s animated series “DuckTales” is getting a cast worth quacking about, including a former Doctor Who.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
Hong Kong officials say they have signed an agreement for a $1.4 billion expansion of the southern Chinese city’s Disneyland theme park.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
The new animated series for the Disney Channel is set in a fictitious world, but the princess and the country where she lives definitely have been inspired by Latin cultures …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
LOS ANGELES – The Force is so strong with the “Star Wars” franchise that Lucasfilm and Disney are producing a weekly online video series about it. “The Star Wars Show” …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Tom Staggs, the presumed front-runner to replace Bob Iger as CEO of The Walt Disney Co., is leaving the company next month.
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 4:59 a.m.
Theme house dedicates one dinner each month to Disney-inspired dishes.
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 10:22 a.m.
Disney’s ESPN is cutting about 300 jobs, or 4 percent of its staff, amid signs that the traditional cable bundle is less far-reaching than it once was.
Thu., May 28, 2015
On a recent warm, sunny day, Oliven Harris belted out a song from the movie “Frozen” in rehearsal for her job performing as an ice queen. It’s a skill still …
Thu., Nov. 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES – Composer Robert Lopez was surfing YouTube recently when he came across a video of a music box playing “Let It Go,” a stirring, radio-friendly empowerment anthem that …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013
Disney (NYSE: DIS) stock has surged more than 30 percent over the past year and has averaged annual growth of about 15 percent over the past 30 years. With its …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2012
Disney fans of all ages will delight in the current touring production of “Beauty and the Beast” for the following reasons: • Its lighthearted retelling of a beloved, romantic fairy …
Sun., April 17, 2011
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The christening ceremony, complete with elaborate musical number, fireworks and a 16-foot champagne bottle, was typical in-your-face Disney. The best attributes of the company’s newest cruise …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2009
The 36 skaters in “Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy” come from eight different countries and range in age from 17 to 41, making for plenty of cultural and …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2009
Holly Price Alford is over the moon about Disney’s first black princess. Her 8-year-old daughter is, too, but not because the princess is black. “She understands that this is a …