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UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

Disneyland takes wives off auction block on ‘Pirates’ ride

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 …


Report: Disney has slight visitor declines at parks

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.


Movie review: Latest ‘Pirates’ movie follows the formula

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 …


Disney’s latest ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie reportedly held hostage

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.

Hackers are reportedly holding a Disney film for ransom

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” …


Review: ‘Born in China’ is breathtaking

“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 …


Motley Fool: The money mouse: Disney’s deep portfolio

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.


‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot

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.


Disney CEO Robert Iger extends his contract as search for a successor continues

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.


‘Beauty’ roars with $170M debut

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.


Movie review: Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ can’t decide what it wants to be

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 …


Quoting ‘Hamilton,’ Disney CEO defends advising Trump

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.”


‘DuckTales’ lands David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck

Disney’s new version of the 1980s animated series “DuckTales” is getting a cast worth quacking about, including a former Doctor Who.


Hong Kong Disney gets $1.4B expansion with Frozen theme area

Hong Kong officials say they have signed an agreement for a $1.4 billion expansion of the southern Chinese city’s Disneyland theme park.


Disney Channel makes history with launch of Hispanic princess

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 …


Online ‘Star Wars Show’ being launched by Lucasfilm, Disney

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” …


90-plus passengers come down with stomach bug on Disney ship

The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week.


Eight states ask retailers about ‘unfair’ on-call scheduling

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 …


Disney heir apparent Tom Staggs is leaving the company

Tom Staggs, the presumed front-runner to replace Bob Iger as CEO of The Walt Disney Co., is leaving the company next month.


University students dine alongside their favorite Disney films

Theme house dedicates one dinner each month to Disney-inspired dishes.


ESPN is cutting about 300 jobs, or 4 percent of staff

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.


Real characters for hire

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 …


Composing couple’s songs featured in Disney’s ‘Frozen’

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 …


Motley Fool: Disney’s continued growth makes stock a hot – and pricey – option

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 …


‘Beauty and the Beast’ shines

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 …


Disney cruise ship offers surprisingly understated features

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 …


Ex-CdA resident extends skating career, tours world

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 …


Disney debuts black princess in animation

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 …


Movie promotion tour hits Spokane in train

A promotional tour for “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” rolled into the Spokane Amtrak station Tuesday, complete with carollers, snowflakes and a sneak preview of the movie.


Symphony serves up a collection of family favorites

Disney has created many memorable images: The lion king with his cub, Aladdin with his lamp, beauty with her beast. Yet tonight, we’ll be reminded that Disney has also provided …