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September 20, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
Disney Store Growth: The Walt Disney Gallery will open Nov. 4 in MainPlace Santa Ana. The new store will "celebrate the history, creativity and inspiration of the Walt Disney Co.," according to the company. The gallery will sell Disney animation art, collectibles, fashions and home accessories. Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Michael D. Eisner described the new retail venture as an extension of its existing Disney Store chain, which already has a location at MainPlace.
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BUSINESS
July 7, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Walt Disney Co. said Friday that it will close its DisneyQuest arcade-theme park in Chicago at the end of the summer after two years of poor financial results. About 270 jobs will be eliminated when the venue closes Sept. 4, said Disney spokeswoman Leslie Ferraro. More than 70% of the employees are part-time workers, she said, and some of the park's staff may be hired by other Disney operations. Disney said last year that it wouldn't build any more of the brand-name indoor theme parks.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1991 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A delegation of Anaheim city administrators is expected to travel to Orlando, Fla., within two weeks for talks with Walt Disney Co. executives to determine how the Central Florida city has absorbed extensive business expansion in the area now dominated by the entertainment company. City Manager James Ruth said Monday that the meetings, which are also expected to involve government officials from Orlando and Orange County, Fla.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1994 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Someone in the universe may be unaware of the Walt Disney Co.'s renewed success with animated films since Ariel, the Little Mermaid, flippered onto movie screens, lunch boxes and pajamas in 1989. But probably not many people who drive nowadays on the Ventura Freeway through Burbank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
Ever since Walt Disney began turning out feature-length animated films, scholars, theologians and journalists have plumbed the depths of the simple morality tales for deeper religious meanings and messages. Was Snow White's eating of the poison apple an allusion to the Fall in the Garden of Eden? When the puppet maker Geppetto was swallowed by a whale, was that a veiled reference to Jonah in Hebrew Scriptures? Were Jiminy Cricket's initials in "Pinocchio" a hidden reference to Jesus Christ?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Walt Disney Co. is giving 10 startup companies the chance at $120,000 to develop their ideas and receive mentoring from top company executives. The three-month mentorship and seed-stage investment program, called Disney Accelerator, begins June 30, and will give participants access to various company resources, including iconic Disney characters and stories. Disney Accelerator will end in September with Investor Demo Day, when the 10 teams will present their ideas to prospective investors.
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