The Walt Disney Company

Disney ordered to reinstate sacked Hong Kong filmmaker

Housing was part of the deal: Tsi

The Walt Disney Company has been ordered to reinstate an employment contract with a Hong Kong filmmaker on the mainland after it was found to have unlawfully terminated the agreement.

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 10:11am

Paltry profits for Hong Kong but a magic kingdom for Disney

Hong Kong Disneyland has made a profit for the first time after opening seven years.

Here's to the real worth of a profit of HK$109 million on revenues of HK$4.3 billion and an investment of more than HK$20 billion after declared losses of HK$3.8 billion since 2008 and who knows how much more since the opening in 2005, but we won't ask.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am 3 comments

When you wish upon a Death Star

George Lucas with his most infamous creation, Darth Vader, now a Disney character alongside Snow White. Photo: AP

For years, it seemed like another "Star Wars" movie was just a dream, languishing in a galaxy far, far away.

But down on earth, the Walt Disney movie studio had different ideas.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:58am


Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Hong Kong port - Navigating choppy waters'. Hong Kong Club.

American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Lessons learned from building the world's largest entertainment network'. American Club.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Disney's Shanghai launch a Mickey Mouse affair

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

Disney may add to its attractions with academy

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

View of Disneyland profits minus flimflam still a picture of loss

Record revenues of HK$3 billion helped Disneyland report positive earnings before deducting interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (ebitda) for the first time: it reversed from a loss of HK$70 million last year to earnings of HK$221 million. SCMP, January 19

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Hot favourite for HSBC top post gets hot under the collar

We all know that 'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned', but it seems the same can be said of HSBC chief executive Michael Geoghegan (below), who, according to the Financial Times, is exceedingly displeased at the prospect of being passed over for the vacant post of chairman.

23 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Second-best attendance predicted for Disney

Attendance at Hong Kong Disneyland this year is expected to edge up slightly to about 4.5 million, its second-highest so far, despite the global downturn and swine flu fears, according to sources familiar with the theme park's operation.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Lack of progress on Disneyland plans could harm city firms

Architectural and consulting firms involved in the Hong Kong Disneyland expansion could be facing layoffs after the corporate parent suspended work on the project, sources say.

Among the companies affected were architectural firm Leigh & Orange and two engineering consultants, Meinhardt and Arup, the sources said.

23 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Tapping into people power

No challenge is tougher than getting high-quality, experienced staff. This is particularly so in fast-developing countries such as mainland China, where management-level professionals are in an acute short supply.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Disney deal raises queries on who has more say in park

The government welcomes the Walt Disney Company's injection of funds into Hongkong International Theme Parks. This helps pave the way for further development and financial arrangements of Hong Kong Disneyland.

Tourism Commission spokesman, SCMP, October 1, 2008

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Stormy waters

The government will spend HK$7.2 billion to build a cruise terminal at Kai Tak. Do you welcome the move, or do you agree with one lawmaker who fears it could become another Disney? Write to us.

2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Shanghai villagers told to make way for Disney park

Work on Shanghai's Disneyland - set to pose serious competition to the struggling Hong Kong Disney park for the crucial mainland tourist trade - could begin as early as the first half of next year, villagers living on the site have been told.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Magic Kingdom's quest for cast

Company wants staff with ability to make the 'Disney Difference'

Since the Walt Disney Company's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was first shown in cinemas across the mainland in the 1930s, Disney has eyed the market with the same wonder as those first customers who saw the classic animated film.

And Disney's mainland operations have reflected this.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am