• China
    Editorial: How Will Trump’s Trade War with China Effect Disney?

    Trumps economic saber rattling with China has it’s government up in arms. Talks about tariffs and the release of China’s fixed currency have had ripple effects throughout the global markets. If Trump follows through with his threats, it will affect U.S. firms doing business in China, and Disney potentially has the most to lose. Disney’s capital investments, […]

  • Animal Kingdom
    Baby Elephant Born at Animal Kingdom

    Stella was born recently to mother Donna, who became pregnant naturally in January 2015. After she was born the pair spent time out of the public eye so mom and baby could bond and meet the other elephants. Donna became pregnant through natural breeding and received extensive pre-natal care throughout her pregnancy. In addition to […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    DBM’s Top 2016 News Stories – Studios

    Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Wins Golden Globe The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards were held Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The victor in the best animated movie category was Disney/Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’, an innovative look at the inner emotional life of an 11-year-old girl. Disney/Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur was also nominated. ‘Star Wars’ Producers Charged Over Harrison […]

  • Media Networks
    DBM’s Top 2016 News Stories – Disney Media

    Viola Davis Wins SAG Best Actress in a TV Drama Viola Davis joined the exclusive club of second-timers with her repeat win as outstanding actress in a drama for her unscrupulous lawyer Annalise Keating in ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. Netflix Renews ‘Jessica Jones’ for Second Season Netflix has announced that it has […]

  • The Walt Disney Company
    DBM’s Top 2016 News Stories – Corporate

    James Pitaro Takes Over for Leslie Ferraro at Consumer Products James Pitaro, Co-Chair of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and President, Disney Interactive, has been named Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, it was announced today by Thomas O. Staggs, Chief Operating Officer, The Walt Disney Company. Channing Dungey to Take Over […]

  • Pixar
    Disney Wins Chinese ‘Cars’ Copyright Case

    According to Variety, The Walt Disney Company has won a copyright case over a Chinese-made film called “The Autobots.” The court ruled that the film was an illegal copy of Pixar’s “Cars.” The court said that the Chinese producer Bluemtv and distributor G-Point had been fined some $190,000 (RMB1.35 million) and ordered to cease their copyright […]

  • Parks and Resorts
    DBM’s Top 2016 News Stories – Parks & Resorts

    Bob Weis Promoted to President, Walt Disney Imagineering Today Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced that Walt Disney Imagineering Creative VP Bob Weis has been promoted to President of Walt Disney Imagineering. Saratoga Springs & Old Key West Resorts Hit by Burglaries According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has […]

  • Parks and Resorts
    Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway Passes at 93

    He retired in 1994. He was inducted into Disney’s “Legends” ranks in 1999. And on this Christmas Eve, at age 93, Charlie Ridgway ascended to the happiest place beyond earth. He helped coordinate media coverage of the opening of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 1971, along with the openings of Epcot, what is now […]

  • Lucasfilm
    Carrie Fisher Passes Away at 60

    “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads the statement. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.” Fisher suffered a heart attack on a flight […]

  • Lucasfilm
    Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack on London to L.A. Flight

    Carrie Fisher, the writer and actress famous for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, suffered a heart attack on a London to Los Angeles bound flight on Friday. The 60-year-old actress was rushed to UCLA Medical Center by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics after the 11-hour flight touched down at Los […]