animation

Shaking Up the Movie Industry

DreamWorks Animation's  CEO has come out and said that "movies are not a growth business." This alone should get investors worried...

WWE Should Exit the Movie Business

World Wrestling Entertainment has been a tremendous success in the wrestling business and a failure everywhere else. WWE's efforts to...

Super Painkiller May Be in Trouble

Shares of Zogenix took an awful 20% haircut today, on news emerging from a potential competitor. Zogenix's new super painkiller, Zohydro, is...

Costco vs. Staples

Both Staples and Costco disappointed investors this quarter, but one key difference here separates a long-term performer from a company...

What SpongeBob Has Absorbed About Money

Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, wouldn't take money advice from the prattling poriferan. "He works 97 hours a week; he gets paid for 40," notes Kenny. The modern day Mel Blanc doesn't give himself much credit for his own personal finance smarts either -- but maybe he should.

Earthquake Rattles Japanese Animation Industry

One of Japan's best-known exports, its unique style of animation, faces a new crisis -- a disruption in production following the recent earthquake and tsunami. The multi-billion-dollar "anime" industry has already been challenged by overseas competition and high employee turnover at home.

Apple After Steve Jobs? Disney May Hold a Clue

To get a better idea how Apple might fare without Steve Jobs's leadership, it's helpful to look at another American company that decades ago lost its iconic CEO -- Walt Disney Co. After Walt passed away in 1966, his company didn't miss a step -- at least not for several years. . .