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Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Co was founded by Walter Disney, who is best known for creating such cartoon characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and for pioneering theme parks. The group has theme parks in the US, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong.

Disney’s ABC TV unit to lay off 2pc of staff: source

Walt Disney will begin laying off about 175 people in its Disney/ABC television group, about 2 per cent of the unit’s workforce, to adjust to changes in technology and viewing habits, a person familiar with the decision said.

Thursday, 22 August, 2013, 11:16am

Disney projects up to US$190m Lone Ranger loss

Walt Disney expects to lose between US$160 million and US$190 million on its expensive summer movie bomb The Lone Ranger, the media giant said on Tuesday as it reported a small gain in quarterly profit that beat Wall Street forecasts.

7 Aug 2013 - 11:12am

Disney extends Iger’s tenure by 15 months to June 2016

Walt Disney’s board has extended Bob Iger’s tenure at the helm by 15 months, allowing him to remain both chief executive and chairman of the media giant through June 30, 2016.

Iger, 62, had planned to step down as chief executive on April 1, 2015, and assume the single role as executive chairman through the end of his existing contract on June 30, 2016, the company said.

2 Jul 2013 - 11:11am

Disney’s ESPN to close US 3D cable TV network this year

Walt Disney’s TV sports network, ESPN, said it will shut its 3D cable channel in the United States, ending a three-year experiment after sports fans failed to embrace the technology in their homes.

13 Jun 2013 - 11:55am

Disney goes to Infinity to turn around gaming unit

When Walt Disney introduced its latest video game, Infinity, to the gaming faithful this week at the annual E3 gaming conference, it rented a Los Angeles movie theatre to show 30-minute clips of upcoming films and hosted a party with the glitz it usually reserves for its blockbuster movie wannabes.

12 Jun 2013 - 2:27pm

China to get its own version of Iron Man 3

Walt Disney will release a separate version of its Marvel comic-book movie Iron Man 3 on the mainland, an unexpected plot twist for Hollywood's most prominent collaboration yet in the country.

31 Mar 2013 - 7:12am 2 comments

Disneyland's first theme park had a rocky start like Hong Kong branch

On July 17, 1955, when moviemaker Walt Disney turned more than 64 hectares of farmland into a theme park based on his animated characters, many people thought it was a fantasy that wouldn't look out of place in one of his films.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

Do like the dove, now like the cow

This week's top 10 song downloads on iTunes

1 We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae), Fun

2 Glad You Came, The Wanted

3 Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You), Kelly Clarkson

4 Set Fire to the Rain, Adele

5 Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra), Gotye

6 Part of Me, Katy Perry

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Imagining Disney anew

About 70 teams submitted applications in September to Hong Kong Disneyland's first Walt Disney Imagineering ImagiNations Design Competition.

The amusement park had invited locals to design a planned attraction zone, rides and a hotel.

Applicants include 300 students from eight local universities, the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Vocational Training Centre.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Disney charity's HK$1m helps families

Nine local charities will share in HK$1million given to run child development projects that improve family relationships, thanks to the Walt Disney Company and its Disney Children's Fund.

Since the fund was set up in 2008 it has given HK$3 million to help more than 50,000 children.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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