Latest Walt Disney Co News

Evel Knievel's son loses Disney Duke Caboom trademark case

Sep. 29, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge dismissed a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Evel Knievel’s son a year ago against the Walt Disney Co. and movie company Pixar over a “Toy Story 4” daredevil character named Duke Caboom. “We’re obviously disappointed,” Kelly...

Disney World opened 50 years ago; these workers never left

Sep. 29, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired. Chuck Milam got a...

Orlando theme parks have tightened security since 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — On Sept. 11, 2001, Brian Avery was an accident investigator at SeaWorld Orlando and watching the news in a conference room when footage of the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center flashed across the screen. Shortly afterward, SeaWorld leaders...

Disney backs theatrical releases for remaining 2021 films

Sep. 10, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After endless disruption due to the pandemic and the super-charged growth of streaming services, moviegoing may be going back to something a little like normal. The Walt Disney Co. on Friday announced that all of its remaining films this year will open...

'Shang-Chi' blasts Labor Day records with $71.4M debut

Sep. 05, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On what's traditionally one of the sleepiest weekends at the movies, the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" smashed the record for Labor Day openings with an estimated $71.4 million in ticket sales, giving a box office reeling from the recent...

Walt Disney, Pilgrim's Pride rise; Best Buy, JPMorgan fall

Aug. 13, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Walt Disney Co., up $1.79 to $181.08. The owner of ABC and Walt Disney World Resort reported strong fiscal third-quarter financial results. ...

Disney swings to profit as reopened parks bolster revenue

Aug. 12, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

The Walt Disney Co. swung to a profit in its most recent quarter as reopened parks provided a revenue bounce. Revenue in the parks and products division surged to $4.3 billion from $1.1 billion a year ago, as theme parks closed last year were open for part or all of this...

With coronavirus rising, 'The Suicide Squad' opens softly

Aug. 08, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoing, once expected to be closer to semi-normal levels by now, continues to be battered by the pandemic, the delta variant of the coronavirus and in-home streaming. The latest casualty: James Gunn's “The Suicide Squad,” a critically acclaimed, carnage-ridden...

Disney requiring US employees to be vaccinated against virus

Jul. 30, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Company has joined other large companies in requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The company said in a statement Friday that it will be requiring all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. who work on...

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

Jul. 29, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of “Black Widow,” which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the “Black...