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The Walt Disney Company is launching a new website aimed at mothers who are increasingly turning to the Internet for answers to everything from problems with teething babies to financing college.
The nation's largest radio broadcaster could be the largest media and entertainment sale in history. And if the deal doesn't go through, it's still a big deal. A big deal for shareholders, because if the buyout doesn't happen, the company is likely to be broken up (splitting the radio and outdoor advertising business) or we'll see a stock buyback.
The Motion Picture Association of America released data Tuesday showing that 63 movies grossed more than $50 million in 2006.
The talk today is about Blackstone, Palm, Honeywell making flat panel TV's and more. Find out what top traders say is the "real" word here.
Disney said it was planning two big expansions to its Walt Disney World theme park in Florida, including a 900-acre luxury resort and a commercial district outside the gateway entrance.
The Warner Bros. film was released on DVD just two weeks ago, the third of the best-picture nominees to hit retail shelves, and its Oscar buzz is likely to lead to increased sales.
For many stars, critical acclaim and commerical success don't go hand in hand and winning an Oscar may not mean big bucks or big hits.
As Hollywood celebrates the Oscars, it's already counting on a big year in 2007 with a number of potential blockbusters to rally the box office. And that’s making movie theatre companies popular with investors.
Like many people who have chosen news as a profession, I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things. ... One area I can safely say I know a great deal about is the cruise industry, because of extensive field research. ... So you can imagine how happy I was to be involved in today’s breaking story that The Walt Disney Co. would be building two new cruise ships.
Disney plans to add two cruise ships to its existing lineup, in an effort to meet increasing demand and provide more trip destinations. "This has been a great business for the company," Robert Iger, Disney's president and chief executive officer, told CNBC.
The biggest winner of the Oscars has already started to collect. It's not a celebrity or producer, it's ABC. The network recently wrapped up its ad sales for the telecast on the 25th, grabbing more than $1.6 million per thirty-second spot, for over $80 million dollars in revenue. That's double the revenue in 1998, and up from $72 million total last year.
Billions of dollars may lie in Winnie the Pooh's 100-Acre Wood -- and Disney was denied the honey today. CNBC's Media Money blogger Julia Boorstin reported that a federal judge granted a summary judgment against Walt Disney's attempts to rake back rights to the lucrative book, film and merchandise brand.
With MP3 players and video games eating into sales, toymakers are embracing technology, saying "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." That strategy will be on display at the American International Toy Fair Show in New York starting Sunday.
There's some upward bias in stocks this morning but for now the market is without much direction. European markets are higher. Japanese stocks ended higher though Hong Kong slid. The yen is lower against the U.S. dollar as the G7 meets in Essen, Germany today. The yen has widely been expected to be a discussion topic.
A payment from animation studio Pixar, thought to have been arranged by Steve Jobs, to the film director John Lasseter, is raising concerns that it included improperly backdated stock options, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Stocks finished lower as new worries about the mortgage lending market depressed financial shares and a late surge in oil prices drove energy stocks higher. "Crude rallied 4% in 10 minutes and it just turned energy stocks on a dime," said Michael Driscoll, Senior Managing Director in Equity Trading at Bear Stearns.
Stocks look mixed to weaker ahead of the opening after yesterday's Dow rise into record territory reversed course, leaving the key index flat on the day. Early focus this morning is on the European Central Bank's rate decision and then retailers' January sales reports could help drive sentiment.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said the company is focusing on making improvements to its already strong film businesses with an emphasis on animated movies.
The broadcasting and entertainment company garnered earnings of $1.7 billion on sales of $9.7 billion in the quarter, compared with profit of $734 million on a topline of $8.85 billion.