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'John Carter' of Where? Disney's Bad PR Mars Film Launch

For weeks, movie industry watchers have been commenting about the inadequacy of Disney's marketing campaign for John Carter, and ticket sales lived down to expectations. But the movie's not the Ishtar-level awfulness it's being made out to be.

5 Things You Need to Know About Netflix Right Now

Netflix impressed skeptical investors with better-than-expected results on Wednesday night. If you want to know why the stock rallied on the news but you don't want to get your hands dirty by scouring the report, here are your answers.

Disney and Comcast Reach a Long-Term Deal

The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it reached a long-term agreement with the nation's largest TV signal provider, Comcast Corp., that extends their partnership into the next decade. The deal covers major pay channels ESPN, Disney Channel and ABC Family and the retransmission of free ABC broadcast network programs through seven ABC TV stations. It allows Comcast subscribers to gain greater access to shows on demand over the Internet on multiple devices.

Why Disney Will Never Be Great Again

Disney appears to be in a good groove lately, but we have to hold off on the happily-ever-after finish: The Mouse House, weakened by years of lackluster in-house animation offerings, confronts a series of obstacles unlike anything faced in its past, from Legoland to YouTube.

Amusement-Park Stock Battle: Six Flags vs. Cedar Fair

If you haven't had enough of roller coasters after the ups and downs of the stock market this month, you might consider adding an amusement-park operator to your portfolio. Between Six Flags and Cedar Fair, which stock has the potential to deliver the smoothest returns for investors?

Apple, Ikea Stores: The Ultimate Knockoffs?

Knockoff bags and watches from China are one thing. But the news that whole Apple, Ikea and Disney stores have been faked -- even to the point of duping the employees, in one case -- has shocked many Americans.

Joe Mantegna of Cars 2 Is Driven to Be Money-Smart

Actor Joe Mantegna has made a living at make-believe for more than 40 years. But though he could probably afford to splurge, he swears by a get-real financial credo. "Always live within your means," said Mantegna, the voice of Grem the mobster in "Cars 2," which opens Friday.

Where Charlie's Meltdown Is Fuel for Business

While painful (for most folks) to watch, the actor's explosion has created a bonanza for the tabloid mill. But on a broader level, Sheen has also offers a potential shot in the arm for companies across the spectrum, from media to pharmaceuticals.

Disney, Stay Away From Our Newborns

The sales pitch is always opportunistic, yes? And no time in my life was I more susceptible than when the rush of mothering hormones flowed over me...

A Quieter Week Could Keep the Rally Rolling

Last week, traders had ample opportunity to take some profits -- and yet the market kept rising. With a much quieter week on tap and a key technical hurdle overcome, stocks could very well extend their gains in the sessions ahead.

Face-Off on Stocks: Disney, Viacom, Time Warner

It's award season in Hollywood, with the Oscars just weeks away. But stocks are forward-looking, so investors are already keying on summer blockbuster season. And a bigger-than-expected summer hit or two can indeed provide a catalyst for media and entertainment company shares.

A Theme-Park Pop Could Help Disney Sparkle

The holidays drew sell-out crowds to Disneyland, shutting ticket sales on two days. Could this be a sign that its all-important parks and resorts may turn into money makers in 2011? That would be a big from last year, when they pulled down the company's overall earnings growth.

Oprah Winfrey Network Draws More Than 1 Million Viewers

Oprah Winfrey%u2019s cable TV network drew more than 1 million viewers on its debut over the weekend. The new channel, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), launched at noon on New Year%u2019s Day, The Wall Street Journal said. It replaced Discovery Health in about 80 million homes.

Holiday Savings and Weekend Deals

women frantically shop -- holiday savingsBlack Friday may be over but the deals most certainly are not. National retailers continue to roll out promotions and with each week closer to...

Disney Misses Earnings Expectations

Profit fell 6.7% in Disney's fourth fiscal quarter. The company saw lower revenues from its theme parks and cruise line, and changed the way it booked revenue at ESPN. Movie revenues, though, were a bright spot.