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[20 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Breaks Several Box Office Records in Opening Weekend

Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast earned $170 million on its opening weekend, with a global box office of $350 million.
The film broke several box office records during its incredible opening weekend.
Beauty and the Beast is now the top domestic opening of all time for a PG-rated film. The previous record holder was Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory.
Beauty and the Beast was also the top opening of all time for a PG-rated film at the international box office.
The film is now the no. 7 launch of all time for any movie, beating …

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[8 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘Indiana Jones’ Returns to Theaters in 2019

Indiana Jones is returning to the big screen in 2019!
The Walt Disney Studios made the announcement this week that a new Indiana Jones film will be released in two years. And, Harrison Ford is returning in the iconic role.
The as-yet-unnamed film will be released on July 19, 2019.
Steven Spielberg – the director of the four previous Indiana Jones films – will direct the new film. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will also return.
In the statement from the Studios, chairman Alan Horn said: “Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes …

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[1 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars’ Force Friday II Announced for September 1

Disney and Lucasfilm recently announced the date for Star Wars Force Friday II – the global fan event that celebrates the launch of the new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The date is September 1 – that’s when toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more will go on sale as of 12:01 a.m.
The first Force Friday event in 2015 was a global event, uniting fans across five continents during a global unboxing event.
During the 2015 Force Friday event, merchandise inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens was revealed in …

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[20 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Named “Most Admired” for Second Year in a Row

Disney has once again been ranked as the number one entertainment company on Fortune’s list of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies.’
This is the second year in a row that Disney has been named as one of the “most admired” companies in the world.
The company was ranked number five overall and this year marks the fifth consecutive year that Disney has been in the top 10.
The ‘most admired’ list was compiled by Fortune and the global management consulting firm Korn Ferry Hay Group. The corporate reputation of 680 companies in 28 …

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[7 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Recognized in 11 Categories at Annie Awards, Wins 12 Awards

It was a big night for Disney at the annual Annie Awards this past weekend.
Disney animated films were recognized in 11 categories at the annual awards that “recognize animation’s biggest and brightest stars,” winning 12 awards.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia won six awards including Best Animated Feature.
Pixar Animation Studios’ Piper won Best Animated Short Subject, and Moana was honored for animated effects and voice acting.
Zootopia also won for character design, directing, storyboarding, voice acting (Jason Bateman), and writing in an animated feature.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange was awarded for Outstanding Achievement, Animated …

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[31 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Winners Announced for Annual Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition

The winners for this year’s Walt Disney Imagination Design Competition have been announced.
This annual competition brings college students from around the country to Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters for a chance to showcase their skills. Areas covered include engineering, technical, and artistic.
Participants also have a chance to interview for a spot in Disney Imagineering.
More than 330 projects were submitted this year and just six teams were selected to visit Imagineering’s campus in Glendale, California.
The students were challenged to “apply the same design principles used in Disney parks and resorts” while they …

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[17 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Country Music’s Little Big Town Helps Kick Off Fourth Annual Music in Our Schools Tour at Walt Disney World

Country music artists Little Big Town kicked off the fourth annual Music in Our Schools Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort last week.
The band surprised a group of students from Wadsworth (Ohio) High School as they finished a Disney Performing Arts workshop at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. The visit was part of Give a Note Foundation’s 2017 Music in Our Schools Tour.
The band shared their experiences with music education and the importance of music for all students.
The Music In Our Schools – Music Inspires Tour is founded by the …

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[6 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Kicks Off Fifth Annual ‘Magic of Storytelling’ Campaign and Second Annual Disney Reads Day

The fifth annual Magic of Storytelling campaign kicked off this week and runs through March 31.
As part of the campaign, Disney and ABC will donate up to 1 million books to First Books, a nonprofit that provides new books to educators and organizations that serve low-income families.
The Magic of Storytelling “aims to inspire families’ imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.”
Disney has been donating books to First Books for the last 16 years – for a total of 57 …

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[5 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Channel Cancels ‘Girl Meets World’

Disney Channel has announced that Girl Meets World has been cancelled.
The show, a spinoff of ABC’s Boy Meets World, will end after its third season this year.
The news of the cancellation was announced by the show’s writers’ Twitter account.
After the third season of filming had recently wrapped the stars had posted their own good-bye messages on social media – which makes the announcement not that surprising.
Girl Meets World told the stories of Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley and her best friend Maya.
The series finale is set to air January 20.
The …

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[2 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Announce New Ambassadors for 2017

Disney Parks and Resorts has officially welcomed the new class of ambassadors for 2017-28.
Disney Parks Ambassadors are a tradition that goes back to Walt Disney.
The ambassadors act as spokespeople for the Disney Parks, lead community outreach and volunteer opportunities, and and act as ambassadors of goodwill representing the 135,000 cast members around the world.
The new Disney Parks Ambassadors for 2017-18 are:

Manako Tanaka, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Michael Giordano and Laura Janice Gedigk, Disneyland Paris
Nozomi Fukumoto, Tokyo Disneyland
Brandon Peters and Ken Facey, Walt Disney World Resort
Alexa Garcia and Mikey Trujillo, …