Billed as the "Media Capital of the World" and located only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, numerous media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, ABC Studios, ABC Family, Marvel Studios, Nickelodeon, NBC, and Insomniac Games. The city is also home to the Bob Hope Airport.
Burbank consists of two distinct areas: a downtown in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains and flatlands at the east end of the San Fernando Valley.
At one time, it was referred to as "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" on Laugh-In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The city was named after David Burbank, a New Hampshire-born dentist and entrepreneur.
Burbank in The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump
Burbank was home to Loki's Cobold Works, a powerful aerospace firm.
Burbank in The Valley-Westside War
Beautiful, downtown Burbank (the natives seemingly never failed to emphasize the adjectives) was one of the tiny nation-states carved from what was left of the Los Angeles area after the 1967 global nuclear war.
- The Valley-Westside War, pg. 274, hc.