animation

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. . .

Domo leaves Target, gets new job at 7-Eleven

What's cute, furry, hungry and about to lure your kids into 7-Eleven stores? Domo, the Japanese stop-action character with the huge open-mouthed...

Even Disney does it: Animators economize by reusing old scenes

When times are hard, you recycle. You make use of stuff you already had rather than spending to buy more. Even Walt Disney movies have done it,...