Stories tagged: disney
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 …
Tue., July 7, 2009, 12:07 p.m.
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.
Fri., May 15, 2009
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 …
Fri., April 3, 2009
Walt Disney is going 3-D on a lot of future films – and some from its past. The studio announced this week that 3-D versions of the computer-animated tales “Toy …
Mon., Feb. 9, 2009
For the preschool set, it’s one thing to watch Mickey Mouse, Tigger, Pooh and other Disney characters on television. But it’s a completely different experience for kids when the cartoons …