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[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Studios’ Live-Action ‘Cinderella’ Hits Theaters in March 2015

The latest live-action adaptation of a classic Disney animated film, Cinderella, will arrive in theaters in the spring of 2015.
The film, directed by Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Hamlet), tells the story of Ella played by Lily James (Downton Abbey). After her mother’s death Ella’s father remarries and Ella must welcome her stepmother and stepsisters into the family home.
Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) plays the evil stepmother who eventually relegates Ella into a servant girl after Ella’s father dies. Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying …

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[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Atlanta Braves Spring Training to Include Games Against Top Major League Teams

The Atlanta Braves are once again returning to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for their 2015 spring training season.
The Braves will be taking on some of the top teams from Major League Baseball during spring training including the National League East champion Washington Nationals on March 6, and the American League East champion Baltimore Orioles on April 2.
The Braves report for two weeks of training in mid-February and start play on March 4 against the New York Mets. The St. Louis Cardinals play the Braves on March 11 …

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[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News: Holidays at Epcot, Disney Springs Update, and Gingerbread Houses

We’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving which means turkey, stuffing, pie, and basketball! The 2014 Orlando Classic pre-season college basketball tournament kicks off Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. Tickets are still available for the event as of press time.
And while it might be hard to believe that December is just around the corner, the folks at Disneyland have a full slate of incredible merchandise events planned for the month. The events include a limited edition pin signing and …

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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
2014 Orlando Classic Takes Place November 27-30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

There’s more than just turkey and football being served up during Thanksgiving weekend. The 2014 Orlando Classic basketball tournament starts Thursday at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The premiere pre-season college basketball tournament is hosted by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the games are played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
This year’s field includes National Championship contender Kansas and Michigan State as the event headliners. The other teams in the tournament include Tennessee, Marquette, Georgia Tech, and Rhode Island.
The games start November 27 with Santa Clara State taking …

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[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gift Card Holiday Pin Series to Feature Characters from ‘Frozen’

The Disney Gift Card Holiday Pin Series for this year will feature four designs with characters from Frozen.
The Disney Gift Cards with the Frozen designs are available with beginning balances of $75 and each gift card comes with a Disney Trading Pin.
The four pins feature Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf and can only be found as part of the Disney Gift Card holiday series.
The Frozen edition gift cards with pins can be purchased at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Other holiday designs are available at DisneyGiftCard.com.
The Disney Gift Cards can …

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[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
December 2014 Merchandise Events Announced for Disneyland Resort

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday shopping season and the Disneyland Resort has a month full of special merchandise events planned for December.
The month of events kicks off with Precious Moments doll designer Linda Rick visiting the World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District on December 5-7. Linda will be on hand each day from noon until 10 p.m. to celebrate the release of her holiday collection. She’ll be back for another set of appearances on December 19-21.
On December 6, Walt Disney Imagineering Art Director …

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[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Junior Orders Second Season of ‘Sheriff Callie’s Wild West’

Sheriff Callie will continue to keep the peace on Disney Junior.
The network has ordered a second season of Sheriff Callie’s Wild West. The series stars Mandy Moore (Tangled) as the voice of Sheriff Callie, a calico cat sheriff who lives in the frontier town of Nice and Friendly Corners.
Callie works to make sure that everyone in town follows the rules of good morals, manners, and social ethics.
“The rich characters and colorful Wild West backdrop combined with the universal messages of being kind to one another and recognizing right from wrong …

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[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces More Updates for Disney Springs Transformation

The transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs continues.
Disney recently announced the installation of the “Springs Bottling Co.” marquee on the building that will house Morimoto Asia. The sign is part of the Disney Springs backstory of being a turn-of-the-century waterfront town.
The interior of Chef Morimoto’s restaurant will also pay tribute to the history of Disney Springs.
The Waterview Stage – located next to the spot for The BOATHOUSE – just started offering nightly entertainment.
Later this month the Food Trucks at Exposition Park will open at Downtown Disney West Side. This …

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[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Named One of Country’s Most ‘InDemand’ Employers by LinkedIn

The Walt Disney Company was recently named one of the country’s most “InDemand” Employers by LinkedIn.
This annual list from LinkedIn recognizes 100 of the world’s most sought-after companies based on interactions of LinkedIn members.
The online powerhouse of LinkedIn evaluates member’s actions including viewing profiles, visiting and following company pages, and other online interactions. The number of member interactions used to calculate this list is in the billions.
The Walt Disney Company was 14th on the 2014 list of the World’s Most InDemand Employers, which is three spots higher than it was …

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[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Makes $1 Million Commitment to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Walt Disney Company has recently pledged a $1 million commitment to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to outstanding Hispanic students.
The donation is part of a three-year agreement between Disney and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and creates The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Program.
The program will fund scholarships and support the bilingual and multimedia Public Service Advertising campaign created by the HSF.
“Education is the foundation upon which dreams are built, and increasing access to higher learning is an investment with infinite returns for individuals and society as a whole,” …