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[30 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘The Music of Pixar Live! – A Symphony of Characters’ Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Music of Pixar Live! – A Symphony of Characters debuted May 26 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This all-new musical show celebrates the music, animation, and characters of Pixar films. A live orchestra performs musical selections form Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, The Incredibles, and Cars.
The show also features video segments with the film’s composers, showing how a Pixar film is scored.
Guests are greeted by Green Army Men at the start of the show, and Pixar characters appear during the show including Mike and Sulley; Woody, Jessie, and Buzz; …

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[24 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Extends Bob Iger’s Contract to 2019

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors voted this week to extend the contract of CEO and Chairman Bob Iger to July 2019.
Iger,66, has served as the CEO of The Walt Disney Company for 11 years.
The new contract has him serving until July 2, 2019.
Iger’s contract was slated to end in 2018, but industry insiders are reporting that there is no “heir apparent” for the long-time CEO.
Former Disney COO Tom Staggs was largely considered by many to be Iger’s replacement until his departure from the Company last year.
A few of …

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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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[10 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Shanghai Disneyland Breaks Ground for Toy Story Land

Shanghai Disneyland has broken ground for the Toy Story Land expansion at the park.
The new expansion will be completed by 2018.
The groundbreaking ceremony featured Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company along with chairman of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Bob Chapek and Fan Xiping, chariman of Shanghai Shendi Group.
Toy Story Land was planned for Shanghai Disneyland before the theme park opened earlier this year. The Shanghai Disney Resort is the only resort dedicated to the characters and stories from Toy Story – which is a …

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[20 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and Dole Food Company Announce Co-Branded Produce Line

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and Dole Food Company recently announced a new co-branded line of fresh produce featuring iconic characters from the Disney universe.
The produce will feature characters from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel and will be available at grocery and retail stores this fall.
“Disney and Dole have a shared mission of providing high quality produce to help families lead healthier lives,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president of global licensing, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, in a press release. “As an industry leader in licensed …

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[2 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Disney Named a Recipient of 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

The Department of Defense announced at the end of June that Disney was one of 15 recipients of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
This award is the highest recognition from the Department of Defense to employers that support National Guard Reserve employees.
Disney, along with the other recipients, will be honored at a ceremony on August 21 at the Pentagon.
Nominations for the Freedom Award are made by employees and this year there were 2,960 nominations that were submitted by guardsman and reservists. Since the inception of the award …

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[21 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Marvel and Disney Team Up to Create New Comic Book for Children’s Hospitals

Disney and Marvel have teamed up with Child Life Council to create a limited-edition comic book specifically for pediatric hospital patients.
This team effort is in honor of Compassion Month and the comic books are meant to provide the young patients with some entertainment to make their hospital stay less scary.
The story in the comic book features Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Falcon. The Avengers are assembling to battle an alien invader named Fin Fang Foom. The story was developed by writer Jim Zub and artist Wellington Alves.
Kids …

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[26 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
New Deal between Turner Classic Movies and The Walt Disney Company Means Changes for The Great Movie Ride

The Walt Disney Company and the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel are announcing a partnership that will lead to changes at The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
TCM will join two divisions of The Walt Disney Company and will not only help make the (much-needed) changes to the Great Movie Ride, but will also receive “Presented by” credits on the attraction’s posters, banners, and marquees.
The ride will also feature the TCM logo.
Other changes to the attraction reportedly include new digital movie posters in the attraction’s queue and a new …

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[25 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Lends Support to 2014 World Maker Faire New York

Disney recently teamed with the World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science to support the World Maker Faire New York.
More than 75,000 kids and families had a chance to experience the festival that works to inspired the inventors of tomorrow.
Disney sponsored a tent at World Maker Faire New York and kids had a chance to see the star of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6, Baymax. Visitors could also use 3D printers to created mini versions of Baymay.
At the Disney tent visitors also had a chance …

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[4 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Launches Stackable ‘Tsum Tsum’ Toys Along with Puzzle App for Mobile Devices

The ‘Tsum Tsum’ toys have arrived.
Disney recently introduced more than 30 of the stackable plush toys at Disney Stores nationwide and at Disney Parks.
The Tsum Tsums hail from Japan and the Disney line features various sizes of stackable plush toys including Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Minnie Mouse, and Buzz Lightyear.
In addition to the stackable plush toys Disney has also launched the LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum puzzle app.
The app is available for iOS and Android platforms and in the game players try to pop as many of the Disney Tsum …