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Disney returns to profit in 4Q, but streaming gains slow

Nov. 10, 2021 17:49 PM EST

The Walt Disney Co. returned to a quarterly profit as it once again got a bump from reopened parks, but subscriber gains to its Disney+ streaming service slowed. Disney had closed or limited capacity at its theme parks during the pandemic, weighing on revenue. The parks...

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...