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Can 'Avatar' Save Disney's Animal Kingdom?

Disney plans to open an entire land themed to "Avatar" at its Animal Kingdom park by early 2017, which should help the park shake its reputation of having too little to offer.

When Will Disney Build a Star Wars Land?

Disney hosted its D23 fan club expo over the weekend, and while Star Wars fans had hopes for major news, little was revealed about its plans for the iconic sci-fi franchise.

Tony Stark, Meet the Real-Life 'Iron Man'

"Iron Man 3" flew into theaters this week, but there's been a real-world Tony Stark toiling among us all along: Elon Musk. Here are a few of the uncanny resemblances.

'Star Wars' Spinoffs Will Make Lucasfilm Even Bigger for Disney

Disney CEO Robert Iger told CNBC on Tuesday that his company didn't shell out $4 billion to buy Lucasfilm to merely put out a new "Stars Wars" movie every other year: Disney is also working on other theatrical properties based on "Star Wars" characters.

5 Things that Will Move the Market This Week

Among the things sure to help shape the week ahead on Wall Street, Visa will tell us whether we've been choosing plastic over paper; Disney will tell us how much magic it has in its financials; and Panera and Chipotle will serve up their quarterly results.

Are Comic Books a Smart Investment?

Rising enthusiasm for comic books has led some to view them as an investment like rare baseball cards or stamps. There's good reason for this: History shows that hard-to-find comics can command huge sums. But should you put your money in the hands of superheroes?

7 Movies That Will Save Hollywood This Summer

Summer may be when studios put out their biggest movies, but after a horrendous 2011 at the box office, Hollywood is going all out starting in the spring: This rapid-fire slate of potential blockbusters should turn heads this season.

Blood Money: Vampires'
$10 Billion Economic Impact

Sexy, strong, dangerous and immortal, it seems that vampires have acquired another quality: lucrative. As we prepare for Friday's release of Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 we examine just how much money the vampire biz has contributed to the modern economy.

Investing in Comic Books for Fun and Profit: Super, Man!

Why not let a superhero save you from the evil economy? Investing in comic books can be a recession-proof path to steady returns, according to experts at last weekend's New York Comic Con. Just don't let ignorance be your kryptonite.

Why Are LEGOs So Expensive?

It's a question that echoes across the Internet, on blogs and message boards, and in the content of a specialty wiki called Brickipedia: "Why are Legos so expensive?" Our search for an answer starts in Denmark, and ends in the playrooms of countless children around the world.

Bono Isn't Caught in Web of 'Spider-Man' Finances

In theory, the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" had a lot going for it, including a popular Marvel superhero and songs by U2 stars Bono and the Edge. But one thing the critically savaged show doesn't have going for it is a monetary investment from Bono.

Cars 2 Could Lap the Field in the Movie Toy Race

Cars 2 doesn't open until June 24, but its toy line is already revving up the summer movie-toy season. Sales of Cars 2 merchandise will surpass Disney's entire Toy Story franchise within 12 months, predicted Jim Silver, editor in chief of TimetoPlaymag.com.

Marvel May Kill Off At Least One 'Spider-Man'

Marvel Entertainment plans to unveil a new storyline in February titled "Death of Spider-Man," implying that at least one version of the popular 48-year-old character will be killed off.

POW! Stan Lee Talks About the Comic Biz

Comic icon Stan Lee and Gill Champion, COO of Pow! Entertainment discuss comic books, Disney's recent investment in POW! Entertainment, and what investors can look forward to in the coming months.