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Student Performance of Disney Song Called a ‘Violating Ritual’

December 4, 2018 |

An all-male a cappella group at Princeton University has temporarily pulled The Little Mermaid ‘s “Kiss the Girl” from its set list after its performance of the song was declared an “offensive and violating ritual.” Sophomore Noa Wollstein argued in an op-ed in the Daily Princetonian that the song’s lyrics—…
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Disney Raises the Bar Robert Iger Has to Clear to Win Bonus

December 4, 2018 |

Walt Disney announced more-rigorous benchmarks required for CEO Robert Iger to collect a $ 100 million equity grant in 2021 that was criticized by shareholder advisory groups.
WSJ.com: US Business

Anime Collector Realizes He Has Early Walt Disney Film

November 17, 2018 |

Seventy years ago, a Japanese teenager bought a two-minute 16mm cartoon for under $ 5. It sat in Yasushi Watanabe’s collection all these years, and he has just learned that it happens to be one of Walt Disney’s first films, reports the BBC . The 1928 short, titled Neck ‘n’ Neck , features…
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Disney Bans Man Over Trump Banner

November 14, 2018 |

A man banned from Disney World for unfurling a huge pro-President Trump banner on Main Street, USA in September was given a reprieve—until he came back with more Trump signs. New York man Don Cini, 49. had his annual pass revoked and was banned from all Disney properties last…
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Disney Now Has a Name for Its Netflix Competitor

November 9, 2018 |

Disney has revealed the name of its upcoming Netflix competitor , and it doesn’t sound like coming up with it was an especially grueling process: The company says the new service will be called Disney+, NBC reports. The company, which already offers ESPN+, says the service will be launched late next…
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Walt Disney Posts Record Annual Profit

November 9, 2018 |

Disney turned in a strong financial performance in the latest period, as its parks-and-resorts and studio-entertainment segments helped it deliver record profit and revenue for the year.
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Disney appears to gain a friendly majority in Anaheim City Council. The ‘living wage’ initiative is still too close to call

November 8, 2018 |

After butting heads for two years with the Anaheim City Council, Walt Disney Co. appears to have won a favorable majority on the panel as candidates backed by the media giant were well ahead in a wide field of hopefuls.

Three City Council candidates, including the mayor, who received campaign support…


L.A. Times – Business

Candidates supported by Disney lead in Anaheim but voters are split on ‘living wage’ measure

November 7, 2018 |

Anaheim City Council candidates who are supported by the city’s biggest employer — the Disneyland Resort — were leading a wide field of hopefuls in early returns Tuesday night, but voters were split on a controversial “living wage” initiative that Disney has opposed.

The politics in Anaheim have…


L.A. Times – Business

Rhapsody Rocks, While Disney Rolls Out a Bomb

November 4, 2018 |

Critics may have yawned , but audiences let Bohemian Rhapsody rock them—to the tune of a box office-winning $ 50 million in its opening weekend. That’s enough to notch the No. 2 opening ever for a music biopic, notes Billboard , behind Straight Outta Compton’s $ 60.2 million. CNN notes that the…
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Disney and labor unions step up campaign donations in Anaheim elections

October 31, 2018 |

With a week to go before voters decide the fate of a controversial “living wage” initiative and a majority of seats on the Anaheim City Council, Walt Disney Co. and labor unions are spending heavily in the final push before the Nov. 6 election.

Next week’s election has drawn a combined total of…


L.A. Times – Business