Mickey Mouse can finally grow that goatee he's always wanted. Until now, Disney parks and resort employees had been prohibited from growing beards and goatees. Starting Friday they may do so, so long as they're a quarter-inch or shorter.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Seven Dwarves are not the U.S.-friendly images usually associated with Iran.
While a lot of the focus after Thursday's Republican debate was on Newt Gingrich snapping at Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace for asking "gotcha" and "Mickey Mouse" questions, what I found the most offensive one of the night was Byron York questioning Rep. Michelle Bachmann with regards to submission.
An Iowa debate crowd boos when Rep. Michele Bachmann is asked about submitting to her husband.
The three Jackson kids make a rare public appearance at an L.A.-area Children's Hospital on Monday
In my 20s, it seemed like a fun and harmless way to make a buck, but as I got older it began to feel wrong, and then shameful, until finally I just wanted out of the scorn industry.
The contestant is immersing herself in American culture before performing a Brazilian dance
If there's such a thing as an archetypal Disney fanatic, I'm pretty sure that I don't fit the mold.
The Disney Dream's new "AquaDuck" water coaster is a quack-up
"Disney Epic Mickey" is a fun adventure with everyone's favorite mouse, but a wonky camera and targeting system prevent it from fully achieving Disney magic.
It's going to cost vacationers more to visit with Mickey Mouse starting Thursday, when Disney parks in California and Florida will raise ticket prices.
In a move that could bring Mickey Mouse into the online gaming world, Walt Disney Co. said it is buying social game developer Playdom Inc. in a deal worth up to $763 million.
Mickey Mouse is about to welcome a bunch of new neighbors. Disney unveiled a luxury residential community on Wednesday, with about 30 homes currently for sale at the Disney World resort in Florida.
I first encountered Xiao Bao at a Beijing dance studio. He was wearing a Mickey Mouse T-shirt, zooming around the room, passing out lollipops and bottles of Cokes his parents had brought for our CNN crew. He seemed just like any other four-year-old, incredibly cute, giggly and overwhelmingly energetic.
CNN's Emily Chang hits the dance floor with China's youngest "Prince of Pop."
Think family vacation -- on steroids.
On Sunday we commemorate the courage and sacrifice of 600 men and women who dared 45 years ago to take the first steps in a 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital, Montgomery, for the right to vote. That day, Sunday, March 7, 1965, would come to be known as "Bloody Sunday."
China's announcement on Wednesday that Walt Disney could go ahead with its long-planned theme park in Shanghai raised a few eyebrows in Hong Kong. That's because Disney's first foray into the China market, via Hong Kong in 2005, has been tepid at best -- and embarrassing at worst.
A Saudi man is sentenced for bragging about his sex life on television. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced a man who caused uproar by bragging about his sex life on television to five years in prison and 1,000 lashes, according to Ministry of Information officials.
Mickey Mouse and Spider-Man may help provide some much needed spark to the sleepy merger market.
Business isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Las Vegas, Nevada, or Orlando, Florida, but these two entertainment capitals are also the top business meeting and convention destinations in the United States.
A kids TV show recreates a woman's suicide bomb mission that killed four Israelis. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
It's meant to be a children's program, but "Young Pioneers" on Hamas-run television is well-known for pushing the boundaries of what most people would deem suitable content for children.
A judge in Saudi Arabia has said husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend lavishly, a Saudi newspaper reported this past weekend. In one fell swoop, the judge debased Islam, vilified the kingdom and disregarded the ideals the Saudi monarch himself embraces.
A Saudi judge is raising controversy over comments he made on domestic violence. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports
Two people are injured when a stunt man loses control of a car in Times Square
The home life Diana Krall shares with husband (and fellow musical brain) Elvis Costello and their 2-year-old twin boys is a little nutty.
Jazz musician Diana Krall talks to CNN's Shanon Cook about the bossa nova spin on her new album, "Quiet Nights."
The child cast members celebrate their film's Oscar victory with Mickey Mouse
As the economy continues to look grim, the word "bankruptcy" is on the tips of more and more tongues. While being unable to pay one's creditors is never a good situation for a company or an individual, it may not be the financial kiss of death that you might think. (Just ask Donald Trump, whose casinos have gone bankrupt twice.)
Our nation's economic foundation is crumbling like sand beneath our feet. Middle-class families are losing their jobs, homes, savings accounts and college funds.
Chris Lawrence speaks with one of the few sent to jail for voter registration fraud.
Clifton Mitchell helped register nearly 2,000 voters for the community group ACORN. But not one of them actually existed.
Saudi Arabia's National Day -- traditionally a day for reflections on self, religion and faith -- was marked Tuesday by an unexplained change in the traditionally conservative Saudi kingdom.
Bill Melendez, the animator who gave life to Snoopy, Charlie Brown and other Peanuts characters in scores of movies and TV specials, has died. He was 91
Take a peek at vintage clips of the teen Disney stars singing and dancing on the PBS series
Four-year-old Grace Layman, decked out in full frilly flower girl regalia, excitedly led her smiling surprise guest to the separate kids' party she was hosting at her dad's wedding reception. Mickey Mouse wowed everyone -- grown-ups too.
An old T-shirt once worn by the singer is expected to fetch $20,000
"There was a big campaign for Cheetah but it just didn't happen," says an official
DreamWorks' latest ani-movie offers sublime kung-furious panda-monium
It's well past the kids' bedtime, but no one is nagging the preschoolers and kindergartners to brush their teeth and go to sleep.
A private plane entered the restricted airspace over Washington on Wednesday, prompting some people to evacuate buildings on Capitol Hill but posing no imminent threat, officials said.
The most expensive film in French history is released to scathing reviews but is proof that there remains a market for its hero
When Bob Iger became Disney's CEO in 2005, he quickly established himself as the anti-Michael Eisner. He made peace with his feisty predecessor's adversaries. He acted swiftly to make ABC hits like Desperate Housewives available online. And he oversaw the release of Disney's High School Musical movies, which have contributed to operating income growth of 20 percent during Iger's tenure.
How do you make sure vegetarian children stay healthy? CNN's Judy Fortin tells us in this Health Minute.
It's easy to take a lot of vacation pictures; organizing them is something else. Here, how to chronicle your favorite shots for future posterity.
"Please don't make me do this," the woman says. "I can't talk to foreign media."
'Live Free or Die Hard'
A Hamas-produced children's television show featuring a Mickey Mouse-like character urging children to take up arms will air as scheduled on Friday, Al-Aqsa Television said Thursday.
You might not consider Mickey Mouse suspicious. But when Clayton Holdings, which monitors $419 billion in subprime risk for big Wall Street firms, recently saw the beloved cartoon character's signa...
On a humid afternoon on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, monsoon-season thunderclouds release torrents of rain. Some of the 1,700 workers at the Danu Vina factory, who make Mickey Mouse and other...
A fast-growing economy has created new career options for young women.
Late on a humid afternoon on the industrial outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, as loudspeakers inside the gated compound of the Linh Trung Export Processing Zone play a melody releasing workers from th...
See Chief Justice John Roberts dressed as Groucho Marx. See Roberts cook Mickey Mouse waffles for his wife and children.
President Bush is looking for a new Fed head.
My field of vision is constricted because I'm peering out of the cheesecloth mouth of the costume, and I've been instructed to keep looking down lest the mascot's head appear to be rocking back unn...
Just after one o'clock on a steamy afternoon, hundreds of Chinese sprinted down Main St, U.S.A., past the Corner Cafe and Sweet Store in their Disney T-shirts and caps, gripping their cameras.
The talented minds behind "Amelie," the quirky 2001 French film that introduced doll-eyed Audrey Tautou to American audiences, focus their vibrant visual sensibility upon a darker tale.
If Disney has its way, Kermit the Frog and his Muppet cohorts will reclaim their position as some of the most recognizable puppets in popular culture, according to a news report.
In the E.L. Doctorow novel "Ragtime," an early 20th-century immigrant flips pages of drawings for a child, making figures run back and forth.
Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky referred to the New Jersey Devils circa the early 1980's as a "Mickey Mouse operation." It wasn't a compliment.
Is giving Mickey Mouse a black eye and bloody nose the only way for Walt Disney to fend off Comcast?
Investors will cast their attention to Comcast Corp.'s $66 billion offer for Walt Disney Co. as another sign of a revival in merger and acquisition activity when trading begins Wednesday.
A week or so before Thanksgiving, a film editor at the Walt Disney Co. asked Roy Disney, the company's longtime animation chief, if he planned to attend a screening of ideas for new animated films....
Outside, the Gentle Giant Studios is an unprepossessing warehouse on a stretch of uncharming highway they tell me is in Burbank. Inside, however, it's Wonderland. It's Toontown, teeming with imagin...
Last year Silicon Valley's celebrated Frog Design crew got a three-day crash course in cute--from the company that practically owns the source code. Frog had just won the contract to design a new l...
Well, the new millennium is here, and the world is finally one. Technology has united us, and the tyranny of distance has been overthrown. One world, one love. I know this because on New Year's Eve...
The next time a friend or relative asks you for a loan to help start a business, try not to make the same mistake Walt Disney's uncle made. When young Walt was struggling to launch his first filmma...
Let's start with a quick quiz: When is your mother's birthday? How about Thomas Jefferson's? When was Mickey Mouse born? When was the right triangle born?
In the waning days of the last election, President Clinton often disparaged the Republicans' "do nothing" Congress, pointing to its failure to pass anti-tobacco legislation or a plan to save Social...
I was sitting at my desk yesterday, but what else is new. This young fellow who works for me was sitting on the other side of it, but so what. And I was putting a paper clip at the top of a sheaf o...
Ho hum. Just another $2 billion investment decision.
Imagine a President of the United States wrestling with the challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly chaotic world--among them, new global competitors rising in both the East and West, fic...
Among experienced cyber-surfers, Kevin Kelly has already made a name as executive editor of Wired, the hot San Franciscobased techno-rag. Now he has written a book that should be required reading f...
The buzz from business people. . . 1. ELECTRIC CARS Now Bob Stempel's involved. Maybe he'll do for them what he did for GM. 2. JOHN SCULLEY He just left Spectrum claiming he'd been conned when he t...
Madonna may not seem like she belongs in the same halls as Shakespeare and Plato, but in recent years she has become one of the hottest items in academia. In classrooms from Houston to New York and...
The editors of PC/Computing are currently polling their readers on the fateful question: ''Have PCs changed your life?'' Eager to particularize, but feeling hemmed in by the form provided for faxin...
Bringing Mickey Mouse to France isn't proving easy. In a rush to meet an April 12 opening date for its $5 billion theme park 20 miles east of Paris, Disney is embroiled in disputes with its constru...
THOMAS E. CLARKE, 39 NIKE INC. Here's a marketer who puts himself in the customer's shoes -- literally. Clarke runs in his Nikes twice a day and has completed 30 marathons. His personal best: an im...
MANAGING/COVER STORY 58 HOW TO MANAGE IN A RECESSION Whether it has already arrived or arrives years hence, handling a downturn will be a lot different this time and in many ways tougher. Foreign c...
This nation's passion for planning for the long term is hitting new highs in Yamagata, a city in the country's remote north. On a recent mountain ramble Shigeki Ishii, 56, a branch manager for the ...
What's up, Doc? Answer: cels, the celluloid building blocks of animated films. In the past year the value of the transparent rectangles on which animated characters are painted has soared. Last Nov...
COLLEGE COSTS Q. I have a PLUS/SLS loan administered through the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation. This is a variable-rate loan that changes annually on July 1 based on an ''interest-rate index....
Mickey Mouse, who hits the big Six-Oh this year, is still shaking money from vacationers the way a hurricane shakes fronds off a palm. Attendance at Walt Disney theme parks in Florida and Californi...
MORTGAGES Q. We've been making bi-monthly payments on our mortgage. By paying half of the required amount 15 days early, we assumed that we were saving some interest and shortening the life of our ...
PARIS -- Earlier this month, the in-house magazine for France's left-wing intellectuals came out with a cover that showed a jubilant Mickey Mouse flying over the Eiffel Tower. ''American Cultural I...
Can Minnie and Mickey Mouse find happiness in suburban Paris? Disneyland International thinks so. The company signed a letter of intent with the French government to build an amusement park for an ...