| May 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Maker Studios, the digital media company that Disney is buying for up to $950 million, unveiled a slate of original programming and took the wraps off Maker.tv -- a consumer destination for monetizing video off YouTube.
At its first Digital Content...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Summer months are synonymous with family moviegoing. This year, however, the tide is out on films aimed at young kids.
Last season, the market was flooded with seven all-audience wide releases, including "Despicable Me 2," "Epic" and "Monsters...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Before the coffee. After getting through this Comcast hearing.
The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:35 AM
"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum's grandson. It's a derivative hash of grandpa's story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Disney Cruise Line is basking in the reinvigorated Disney Magic, which made its big face-lift reveal last fall with a splash in Port Miami before migrating to Port Canaveral in January.
Debuting in 1998, the oldest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet...
| Mar 25, 2014
Raised in Chicago and now a resident of Los Angeles, Lucas Neff is best known to television viewers as Jimmy Chance, the young dad on the Fox series "Raising Hope" whose series finale is scheduled to air on Friday, April 4. And he's the first to admit...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:38 AM
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,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With the launch of a new cloud-based movie service from Walt Disney Co., the marketplace of Web-based movie services just got more crowded and possibly confusing for consumers.
After eschewing UltraViolet, a technology standard backed by its main...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Within the oeuvre of DreamWorks Animation, "How to Train Your Dragon" was anything but typical. So when the film went on to earn nearly half a billion dollars, director Dean DeBlois asked himself why the sequel should be any different.
| May 21, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Children who are fans of Disney/Pixar's "Cars" will soon have a chance to ride in full-size versions of two of the characters from the 2006 film.
Petty Holdings, LLC and Pixar Animation Studios are bringing Aiken Axler and Sage VanDerSpin to life for...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:16 AM
The dollar amount is now on the record. Apple, Google and other tech giants accused of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach each other's talent have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by their employees for $324.5 million.
| May 16, 2014
| 8:20 PM
It’s become an annual rite of the Cannes Film Festival -- Harvey Weinstein presents his upcoming movies to journalists and international distributors at an upfront presentation of sorts on the festival’s first Friday.
And it’s become...