Complete coverage on

The Walt Disney Company

Disney says its iconic characters were used without permission at an event in North Korea.

Latest Stories

Disney cruise ship rescues 4 men off Floridaupdated: Tue May 29 2012 13:50:00

A Disney cruise liner stopped to rescue four men signaling for help near Key West, Florida, a spokeswoman for the company said Tuesday.

Disney debuts its new video game technology at seaupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 12:04:00

These days, people don't want to take a vacation from gaming. And it's changing the way companies like Disney Cruise Line are building their $900 million floating cities.

A non-fan's spring training pilgrimageupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 15:44:00

Growing up in New York City, there are a few things I never imagined myself doing, like driving a car, living in a house or attending big high school games like the ones I'd seen on TV.

Disney's box office disasterupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 10:08:00's Paul Dergarabedian talks to CNN about Disney's "John Carter" disaster.

Disney in $200m writedown for 'John Carter'updated: Tue Mar 20 2012 23:15:00

Walt Disney will incur a $200m writedown on John Carter, the action film based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel which has failed at the box office despite a $300m production budget and an extensive global marketing campaign.

'The Lorax' stands firm, 'John Carter' fumblesupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 10:05:00

Apparently the Truffula Valley is a much better training ground for the box office than Mars, as "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" had no trouble fending off Disney's expensive new sci-fi arrival "John Carter."

Money Magazine: Invest in the trend, not in the hypeupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 05:19:00

Last year was a rough one for many of Wall Street's recent darlings. Netflix,, and Travelzoo are just a few of the "it" stocks that tumbled in 2011.

CNNMoney: Disney employees now allowed to grow beardsupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 19:06:00

Mickey Mouse can finally grow that goatee he's always wanted. Until now, Disney parks and resort employees had been prohibited from growing beards and goatees. Starting Friday they may do so, so long as they're a quarter-inch or shorter.

Money Magazine: Cash in on a consumer comeback in 2012updated: Mon Jan 23 2012 17:00:00

Personal spending on items such as clothes and travel has perked up lately. To date, though, most of the money has flowed to either end of the retail spectrum: luxury chains that target wealthy consumers who don't have to watch their wallets or discounters catering to households worried about making ends meet. The stocks of these retailers have been bid up accordingly. Steve Rushin: The topsy-turvy year in sportsupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 11:42:00

Because sports are governed by seasons, not years, "The Year in Sports" always makes for a very bad movie. If 2011 were a motion picture, Aaron Rodgers would win the Super Bowl in the first reel and lose to the Chiefs just before the credits roll, making the Packers' quarterback the feel-bad story of 2011.

Disney: 'The Avengers' will be in 3-Dupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 09:27:00

Hulk smash! Right into the theater!

CNNMoney: Apple names new chairman of the boardupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 17:29:00

Apple filled its chairman of the board void left by Steve Jobs's death, naming the board's co-director Arthur Levinson to the position.

CNNMoney: Disney reports record earningsupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 18:42:00

Disneyland may the "happiest place on earth," but it likely had some competition from corporate headquarters on Thursday after the Walt Disney company reported record-setting earnings.

Disney World's low-key milestoneupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 13:23:00

Earlier this month, Walt Disney World celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Magic Kingdom opened its doors to the public for the first time on October 1, 1971, and not only did the landscape of Central Florida change, the landscape of the family vacation did as well.

Inside the new Disney cruiselinerupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 11:00:00

CNN's Rob Marciano takes a look at the technological innovations onboard Disney's new Dream cruiseliner.

CNNMoney: Why Hulu is so hot right nowupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 16:33:00

With so many rumors about a Hulu buyout swirling around, it might be easier to list who isn't interested in snapping up the video streaming service.

8 secrets about Disneylandupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 11:51:00

From how to score a cocktail to where to scatter grandma's ashes, this is your ticket to the real Magic Kingdom.

Disney drops bid to trademark 'SEAL Team 6'updated: Fri May 27 2011 04:34:00

Walt Disney Co. has withdrawn its application to trademark the term "SEAL Team 6," the name of the elite Navy unit that took out Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Chelsea Kane's Dancing Blog: A Patriotic Sambaupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 22:29:00

The contestant is immersing herself in American culture before performing a Brazilian dance

Shanghai Disney Resort breaks ground in Chinaupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 08:35:00

The Walt Disney Company broke ground Friday on the Shanghai Disney Resort, after getting approval from the Chinese central government in Beijing.

Disney cruise worker still missing as voyage endsupdated: Sun Mar 27 2011 22:25:00

The parents of a British woman who went missing while working on a Disney cruise last Tuesday were waiting at the dock Sunday morning when the ship returned to the Port of Los Angeles.

Disney cruise employee missing off Mexicoupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 20:10:00

A Disney Cruise Line employee has been reported missing during a seven-day cruise off the Mexico's Pacific coast, the company said Thursday. Donald Duck Makes Waves at Seaupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 12:29:00

The Disney Dream's new "AquaDuck" water coaster is a quack-up

Rapunzel's 21st century makeoverupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:27:00

Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi are "Tangled" up in Disney's take on the classic Grimm Brothers' fairy tale.

Review: 'Disney Epic Mickey' is not-quite-perfect magicupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 14:10:00

"Disney Epic Mickey" is a fun adventure with everyone's favorite mouse, but a wonky camera and targeting system prevent it from fully achieving Disney magic.

Location-based app Gowalla partners with Disneyupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 13:20:00

When Josh Williams created Gowalla, the location-based mobile service that allows users to "check in" at hot spots and share experiences from the road, he was inspired by the Disney brand and dreamed of one day partnering with the company.

Disney star leaves tour for 'treatment'updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 18:26:00

Disney star Demi Lovato drops out of her concert tour with the Jonas Brothers. HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.

When glass touch screens feel like sandpaperupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 14:02:00

Glass screens that can feel the touch of your fingers are all the rage these days. You'll find them in all kinds of gadgets, from smartphones to tablet computers.

CNNMoney: Walt Disney profit soars 40%updated: Wed Aug 11 2010 14:39:00

Walt Disney Co. posted fiscal third-quarter results Tuesday that topped Wall Street's expectations, led by rebounding sales at its television networks and movie studio divisions.

Disney parks raising ticket pricesupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 12:14:00

It's going to cost vacationers more to visit with Mickey Mouse starting Thursday, when Disney parks in California and Florida will raise ticket prices.

CNNMoney: Disney sells Miramax for $660 millionupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 10:07:00

The Walt Disney Company said Friday it has agreed to sell Miramax Films for around $660 million to an investor group.

CNNMoney: Stocks headed for early selloffupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 09:50:00

U.S. stocks were headed toward an early selloff Friday, following a weaker-than-expected reading on second-quarter economic growth.

CNNMoney: Disney buying social gaming developer Playdomupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 11:06:00

In a move that could bring Mickey Mouse into the online gaming world, Walt Disney Co. said it is buying social game developer Playdom Inc. in a deal worth up to $763 million.

A canceled Disney vacation, a missing refundupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 08:05:00

After Terry Thompson's daughter runs away from home, she cancels her Disney World vacation. But her travel insurance company refuses to refund $588 in airline tickets. Can't Disney help? Mickey says it's beyond his control. But is it?

Ilene Woods, voice of Disney's Cinderella, dead at 81updated: Fri Jul 02 2010 11:07:00

Ilene Woods, the voice of Cinderella in the 1950 Disney classic "Cinderella," has died, Disney Studios announced Friday.

CNNMoney: Got a million? Buy a house in Disney Worldupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 15:06:00

Mickey Mouse is about to welcome a bunch of new neighbors. Disney unveiled a luxury residential community on Wednesday, with about 30 homes currently for sale at the Disney World resort in Florida.

CNNMoney: Disney worker arrested in insider trading schemeupdated: Wed May 26 2010 17:23:00

The FBI arrested a Disney employee and her boyfriend Wednesday on charges that the couple tried to sell inside information about the company to hedge funds, federal regulators said.

Disney and deluxe digs in Orlandoupdated: Mon May 24 2010 17:10:00

Orla Duffy brought her three daughters to Orlando for a "girls' weekend" but they weren't planning to ride a single roller coaster, or even set foot in a theme park.

CNNMoney: Disney's higher earnings top forecastsupdated: Tue May 11 2010 19:31:00

Walt Disney Co.'s profit and revenue surpassed analysts' expectations Tuesday, as the media giant's TV networks and movie studios outperformed its theme parks.

A new brand of 'Nightmare'updated: Mon May 03 2010 10:21:00

The stars of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" take to the red carpet before the Los Angeles premiere.

Family fun aboard the biggest cruise shipupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 07:09:00

Think family vacation -- on steroids. Which Hollywood A-Listers Could Pull Off Disney Villains?updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 13:28:00

From Angelina Jolie as Maleficent to Mariah Carey as Ursula, Jon Hamm as Gaston or Johnny Depp as Jafar - vote for your favorite casting

CNNMoney: Cablevision, ABC settle fee feud - Oscars back on for New Yorkersupdated: Sun Mar 07 2010 21:51:00

Cablevision customers in the New York area were able to start watching the Oscars about 15 minutes into the start of the program Sunday, when ABC restored its local affiliate's signal after pulling it due to a fee dispute.

Fake front page brings paper Disney dollars, debateupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 20:34:00

At first glance of Friday's Los Angeles Times, you might think the Mad Hatter has taken over the newspaper.

CNNMoney: Oscar fans may lose in Cablevision-ABC fee disputeupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 16:58:00

Some New Yorkers hoping to watch the Oscars could see black screens instead of golden statues on Sunday.

Disney goes goth for 'Alice'updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 12:18:00

Take note, parents of Disney-obsessed preteens: Your daughter might soon be trading in her pinks for blacks.

Fortune: Putting out Disney's firesupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 08:56:00

When the script for the science-fiction TV series "FlashForward" called for a scene inside a burned-out restaurant, the crew assembled the makeshift eatery and set it on fire.

Frustrated Eurostar customersupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 11:19:00

CNN's Paula Newton speaks with a Eurostar official and their frustrated customers.

CNNMoney: Disney beats Street on earnings and revenueupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 18:28:00

Walt Disney Company's profit and revenue sailed past analysts' expectations Tuesday, as a solid showing from the media giant's TV networks offset a lackluster performance from its movie studios and theme parks.

CNNMoney: Markets: Shaky after the slumpupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 07:43:00

Wall Street avoided a bigger walloping late last week, with sellers finally calling it quits after a nearly 10% plunge in less than three weeks. But the week ahead could be pivotal as investors either jump back in - or retreat even further.

Parents: Disney's 'Princess' is a hop toward progressupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 15:52:00

For the generations who waited years to see an African-American princess enter Disney's line of royals, the movie "Princess and the Frog" has been like love at first sight.

Roy Disney dies at 79 after cancer boutupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 13:41:00

Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney, died Wednesday after a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, according to a Walt Disney Co. spokesman.

Disney flick breaking barriersupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 07:57:00

Entertainment producer KJ Matthews talks to the cast of "The Princess and the Frog."

The marketing of a 21st-century princessupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 07:57:00

"The Princess and the Frog" is not just Walt Disney's newest animated film, it's also Disney's latest marketing campaign.

CNNMoney: Google, Disney chiefs due at Obama jobs summitupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 18:49:00

Executives from Google and Walt Disney will join other company chiefs, academics, labor leaders and mayors at President Obama's jobs summit this week, the White House said Sunday.

Fortune: Big changes in the cast at Disneyupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 03:58:00

If you work at Walt Disney, you are not just an employee, you are a "castmember"-- and Thursday, the company boldly swapped the roles of two of its most senior executives.

How to pinch pennies and still live the Disney dreamupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 07:53:00

Mary Waring had just quit her marketing job in San Diego in 2001, so saving money on her upcoming trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, was a high priority. She found lots of resources online and posted links to coupons on a Web site.

Disney theme park set for Shanghaiupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 20:51:00

The Walt Disney Company has gotten the green light from Chinese authorities to build one of its theme parks in Shanghai.

Fortune: Disney comes to Chinaupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 12:14:00

China's announcement on Wednesday that Walt Disney could go ahead with its long-planned theme park in Shanghai raised a few eyebrows in Hong Kong. That's because Disney's first foray into the China market, via Hong Kong in 2005, has been tepid at best -- and embarrassing at worst.

Disney debuts do-it-yourself thrill rideupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 11:35:00

Any kid can dream up a roller coaster. But those who visit a new exhibit at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park can actually take a ride on their fantasy creations.

Disney Studios chairman resignsupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 15:30:00

Walt Disney Studios Chairman Richard Cook announced Friday he was resigning his post, effective immediately.

Fortune: Disney's wonderful world of Marvelupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 12:05:00

The acquisition of Marvel Entertainment by the Walt Disney Co. is, on a surface level, a perfect, if expensive, fit. But it also represents an interesting evolution in the company's direction under CEO Bob Iger.

Fortune: Behind the scenes at Disney's first fan conventionupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 11:55:00

Last Friday, Johnny Depp came onto a stage at the Anaheim Convention Center and wowed the crowd by appearing in full costume as Captain Jack Sparrow, the star of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. On the same stage, actors John Travolta and Nicholas Cage dropped by, and singer Miley Cyrus performed -- all surprises for star-struck fans who bought tickets to attend "D23 Expo", Walt Disney's first-ever in-house convention for its faithful.

CNNMoney: Disney to buy Marvel for $4 billionupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 15:18:00

The Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase comic book and action hero company Marvel Entertainment for about $4 billion.

Disney performer dies after suffering head injuryupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 18:04:00

A Disney stunt performer died Monday night after suffering an injury during a rehearsal, company and local officials said.

Disney deathupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 18:04:00

All-platform journalist John Couwels reports on another employee death at Disney World. Jake Pumps Up to Play Disney's Newest Princeupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 12:54:00

Gyllenhall gets all broody for the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Disney monorail workers placed on leave after crashupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 18:12:00

Three Disney monorail workers have been placed on paid leave just days after two monorail trains crashed at the Orlando, Florida, theme park, killing one of the train's operators, according to a Disney spokeswoman.

Disney World monorail crash kills driverupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 09:28:00

Two monorail trains at Walt Disney World collided early Sunday, killing a 21-year-old driver.

Animatronic Obama addedupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 13:34:00

Walt Disney World has added an animatronic Barack Obama to its Hall of Presidents. CNN's Rob Marciano reports.

A not-so-magical Disney vacationupdated: Fri May 08 2009 09:43:00

Troy Pelias and his extended family have a disastrous Disney vacation, featuring everything from a broken-down monorail to confusing meal plans. But his complaints are being ignored. What can he do to get Mickey's attention?

Fewer Disney employees whistle while they workupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 11:04:00

Disney World has not been the happiest place on Earth for employees this year.

Fortune: Disney: Bears vs. Bullsupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 14:08:00

Walt Disney Co. is hurting as consumer spending remains tight. The world's biggest media conglomerate reported profit declines last month in its major business segments as advertising declined at its ABC network, fewer tourists visited Disney World, and 2008's "Wall-E" remained its last box office hit. PHOTO: Zac & Vanessa Play Prince Charming and Sleeping Beautyupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 08:31:00

The High School Musical stars are latest celebrities to pose for Disney ad campaign Are Ashlee and Pete Obsessed with Disney?updated: Fri Nov 21 2008 19:42:00

The Jungle Book baby name is only the most recent example of their Mouse House love How High School Musical Conquered the Worldupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 13:20:00

For Disney's hugely profitable tween franchise, tapping the global market is all about keeping things local

Disney makes family travel to Europe easy, funupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 12:10:00

There's nothing like a little time travel to get the day started.

Did Mickey take my SUV for a spin?updated: Thu Aug 14 2008 12:49:00

Something is wrong with Lynn Seehafer's SUV, which she valet parked at a Disney World hotel. She thinks it's been taken for a joyride. But has it? And to what extent is Disney responsible for the vehicle?

CNNMoney: Disney theme park prices to riseupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 09:24:00

As if rising gas and food prices weren't enough, a ticket to the Magic Kingdom will soon cost a few bucks more.

Disney cruises vacation heaven for kidsupdated: Mon May 19 2008 11:59:00

It's well past the kids' bedtime, but no one is nagging the preschoolers and kindergartners to brush their teeth and go to sleep.

Not everyone hates weak dollarupdated: Tue May 06 2008 22:20:00

If it wasn't for the weak dollar, American car companies would be doing even worse, as CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Fortune: No such thing as recession in Disneyland?updated: Tue May 06 2008 19:41:00

Summer's almost here. So, when it comes to looking at the strength of the Walt Disney Company, it's natural to zero in on the media conglomerate's domestic theme parks and their potential to lure vacationers this year. Some of the company's closest observers insist the specter of looming recession, consumer confidence at a 16-year low, and increasing gas prices all spell doom for Disney's magic kingdom.

CNNMoney: Disney brushes off recession worriesupdated: Tue May 06 2008 18:14:00

Walt Disney Co. reported sales and profit for the fiscal second quarter Tuesday that exceeded expectations, a sign that advertising spending and theme park attendance is holding up in a tough economy.

Fortune: The Iger differenceupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 10:30:00

At a time of upheaval in the media business, Walt Disney has had a string of hits the likes of which it hasn't had since, well, the early tenure of former CEO Michael Eisner in the 1980s. Three years after succeeding Eisner - and confounding skeptics in the process - CEO Bob Iger talked to Fortune's Richard Siklos about buying Pixar, pulling Disney out of a creative slump with new megafranchises like "Hannah Montana" and "High School Musical," working with Steve Jobs, and wrestling with the image of a certain mouse. Edited excerpts:

Taking the kids: Disney magic behind the scenes updated: Mon Mar 31 2008 08:29:00

The next time the kids balk at doing their math or science homework, tell them about Chrissie, Kevin, Marc, Dustin and Steph. Stocks Rebound After Tuesday's Plungeupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 14:00:00

Stocks regained some ground Wednesday as many investors, though still uneasy about the economy, decided to buy back into a market battered a day earlier by recession worries

CNNMoney: Disney beats the Streetupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 18:58:00

Walt Disney reported greater than expected sales and earnings for its latest quarter Tuesday thanks to strength at its ESPN cable network and its theme park business. The Little Mermaid: In Defense of Disneyupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 11:15:00

Its newest Broadway show gets the usual kiss-off from the critics. What's their problem?

The Screening Room's Top 10 Songs from the Moviesupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 08:47:00

It's always a struggle to whittle down our top 10 list, but this month it proved impossible. So we've taken our 10 favorite songs -- one from each of 10 movie genres. And there were still some tantrums in the office... so we've drawn up our top ten original soundtracks, too.

To Disney and beyond: The rise of animationupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 08:37:00

This month on the Screening Room we're turning to the wonderful world of animated films.

The Screening Room's Top 10 Animated Filmsupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 08:35:00

This month, the Screening Room celebrates the release of "The Simpsons Movie" with its top 10 animated feature films. From Disney to Ghibli, Buzz to Beauty, we've picked our favorites - the ones that have charmed us, touched us and made us laugh out loud.

Best cruises for kids from toddlers to teensupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 18:02:00

Happy family cruises are all alike because they allow parents and kids to each be happy in his or her own way. A parent of a toddler, for instance, might be happiest with a cruise that provides trustworthy child-care services at flexible hours. Children, of course, have their own priorities. A teen, say, will probably want lots of activities for socializing after 10 P.M.

Travel Troubleshooter: Help! Mickey's got my photosupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 08:32:00

On a trip to Disneyland, Marco McFarren and his girlfriend participate in a program that allows them to buy a CD of photos taken by cast members for $59.99. But wait! The CD actually costs $124.95 when it's ordered from the Disney Web site. Is Mickey holding their vacation photos hostage, or was McFarren given the wrong information?

U.S. retail salesupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 16:44:00

CNN's Todd Benjamin speaks with Conrad DeQuadros of Bear Sterns, about the state of U.S. retail sales.

Fortune: Ousted CEO may bid for Children's Placeupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 09:12:00

Ousted Children's Place Chief Executive Ezra Dabah said he has hired Bear, Stearns & Co. to advise him on a potential acquisition of the company in combination with unidentified private equity or strategic partners.

Brokers snatch joy from Hannah Montana fansupdated: Sat Oct 13 2007 14:53:00

It's 7 p.m. Homework is done, and cheerleading practice is over.

Young vegetariansupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 12:14:00

How do you make sure vegetarian children stay healthy? CNN's Judy Fortin tells us in this Health Minute.

We recommend