Elsa, one of the central characters in Disney’s Frozen: the “princess” theme is downplayed in the film’s marketing, with Disney careful to pick a gender-unspecific title

With the DVD of Frozen apparently “flying off the shelves” in Ireland, princesses were never far away at Disney executive Mike Stagg’s briefing in (...)

The Disney Store on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

The Disney Store on Dublin’s Grafton Street is one of the family entertainment giant’s top five retail stores in Europe, according to a company exe(...)

Amazon’s vice president of Kindle, Peter Larsen, displays the Amazon Fire TV, a new device that allows users to stream video, music, photos, games, through their television. Photograph: Getty

Amazon. com chief executive Jeff Bezos is stepping up efforts to win over customers in their living rooms with a $99 (€72) TV box for watching (...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Shirley Temple and Claudette Colbert at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts dinner, in 1935.

Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child star whose 1930s screen performances brightened up America in the darkest days of the G(...)

Vodafone climbed 3.7 per cent yesterday after reporting a smaller drop in service revenue than analysts had predicted. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The pain of the markets in January moved a little further into the distance yesterday, with stocks generally stronger as investors prepared for the fu(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Flight behaviour Alexandre de Juniac, newish chief executive of Air France-KLM, checks his smartphone during a presentation of(...)

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has become one of the world’s youngest billionaires after the social network’s shares closed at a record. Photographer: Bloomberg

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has become one of the world’s youngest billionaires after the social network’s shares closed at a (...)

Hidden history: Emma Thompson  and Victoria Coren Mitchell in ‘The Secret Life of Mary Poppins’, which looks at a little-known episode in the life of PL Travers

A documentary on the complicated and colourful life of a quintessential English writer is probably the last place you’d expect to hear a story of a gr(...)

Film review: Frozen
Film review: Frozen

Students of the Disney brand will recall that fascinating point when, after The Little Mermaid had hinted at escape from the doldrums, Jeffrey Katzenb(...)

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