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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
Hollywood combined Chinese martial arts and a Panda to create the blockbuster Kung Fu Panda.
China missed that opportunity, but now Hong Kong's Imagi International, a producer and distributor of animation motion pictures, has come up with another idea: combine Kung Fu and the nation's top cartoon characters, the Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, and introduce them to the world.6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Disney has invited creative and talented teenagers from nine design institutes to come up with new concepts for a theme park attraction.
The Disney ImagiNations Hong Kong design competition is being held in the city for the first time but has been running for 20 years in the United States. However, the winning ride will not necessarily be made.14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Shanghai Disneyland will be even smaller than previously reported when it opens in five years, it emerged yesterday - but it remains unclear whether it will beat Hong Kong for the title of Disney's smallest park.9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Work is set to begin at the long-awaited Shanghai Disney theme park, with the municipal government and the US-based entertainment giant to hold a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday.5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
First there was McDonald's university, now it's Disney academy.
Meet Professors Mickey and Minnie. Last week, the Disney Institute paired with Hong Kong Polytechnic University to offer a two-day course on 'the Disney standard' of quality service.31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am