| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:05 PM
The Chernin Group has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll Inc., an online video company that specializes in Japanese animation known as anime.
"Online video is growing faster than any other sector within media, and we feel that with Crunchyroll, we...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Maybe Spike Lee should have kept "Oldboy" in captivity.
The outspoken director's remake of the decade-old Korean movie of the same name was released in fewer than 600 theaters this weekend, posting about $400,000 in ticket sales Wednesday and...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The online video site Hulu once had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo.
But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Time Warner Cable might have its own cord cut.
Two big cable operators — Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications — are interested in acquiring Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator, which boasts more than 1 million...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Former long-haul trucker Forrest Lucas got so disgusted when semis would break down in the desert heat that he designed a better truck oil in the 1980s and founded Lucas Oil Products.
Years later, when he needed a better way to transport his...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger was honored with the UCLA Anderson School of Management John Wooden Global Leadership Award during an evening that celebrated impressive records.
At the UCLA gala Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton, Iger's won-...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Walt Disney Co. has hired a new advertising agency to oversee media planning for its movie studio.
OMD, whose clients include Pepsi and Visa, on Wednesday landed the Disney Studios account, which handles an estimated $800 million a year in advertising...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Pixar Animation Studios has laid off an undisclosed number of people at its Emeryville, Calif., headquarters due to the delay of its forthcoming film "The Good Dinosaur."
The layoffs affect less than 5% of the company's 1,200-person workforce, according...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the highly anticipated "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premiered this fall on ABC, its ratings looked solid, if not downright heroic.
Just as important, the network had reason to believe it had finally found a show that young men would watch...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:11 AM
After the coffee. Before the trip to Jiffy Lube.
The Skinny: It was on this day in 1985 that Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann's career came to an end in a Monday Night Football game against the Giants. We lost Theismann, but won the game. Enough...