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[17 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Hurricane Irma Impacts on Disney World, Holiday Events Announced, and More

Happy Sunday! We’re back with another recap of the week’s biggest Disney news stories!
Last Sunday Hurricane Irma meant the closure of the Walt Disney World Resort for two days. The theme parks reopened on September 12 with mostly minimal damage.
The Walt Disney Company announced a $2.5 million donation to the relief efforts following Hurricane Irma.
In non-hurricane news, J.J. Abrams was announced as the writer and director for Star Wars: Episode IX.
An extended sneak preview of Disney/Pixar’s Coco is coming to the Disney Parks in November.
The Magic Kingdom is hosting several …

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[13 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Commits $2.5 Million to Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will donate $2.5 million in aid funds to the Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
The funds will go to relief organizations including the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children, and others.
Eligible Disney employee donations to organizations involved in Hurricane Irma relief will be matched dollar for dollar by the Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.
The Company also matched employee donations for Hurricane Harvey relief, and to date has raised nearly $16 million for Harvey relief.
Disney will also be …

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[3 Sep 2017 | One Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Disney Announces Hurricane Harvey Donations, Slink Dog Dash Ride Vehicle Arrives, and More

Happy Sunday! We hope you’re enjoying an extended three-day weekend. Let’s check out the latest in Disney news in our weekly recap!
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, The Walt Disney Company has pledged $1 million to the relief fund of the American Red Cross.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness is hosting a ‘Return to Sleepy Hollow’ Halloween event on select nights in September and October.
The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicked off Thursday and there are new Disney Gift Card designs available plus a limited-edition $200 Disney Gift Card set. Guests can …

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[29 Aug 2017 | One Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Commits $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief

The Walt Disney Company and its ABC affiliate KTRK-Tv have pledged $1 million each to Hurricane Harvey Relief via the American Red Cross.
Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast last Friday evening as a category 4 hurricane and has subsequently dumped nearly 50 inches of rain on the Houston area since Saturday. The entire region is covered with flood waters.
On Thursday, August 31, Disney|ABC Television Group will hold a ‘Day of Giving’ to benefit those impacted by Harvey.
There will be a call-to-action to donate to the American Red Cross that will …

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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Launch ESPN Streaming Service and Ending Netflix Agreement

The Walt Disney Company announced this week that it agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC.
The Company will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service next year and will also launch a Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019.
This mean that Disney’s current agreement with Netflix will end with the 2019 calendar year theatrical slate.
Disney will pay $1.58 billion to acquire an additional 42% stake in BAMTech. The company is a leader in direct-to-consumer streaming technology.
The ESPN-branded service debuting in 2018 will feature an “array” of sports programming including about …

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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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[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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[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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[4 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Launches ‘Share the Joy’ Campaign

The Walt Disney Company has launched a new service campaign for the holiday season – Share the Joy.
The company has teamed with several non-profit agencies for the Share the Joy campaign in order to serve kids, families, and communities during the holidays.
With Feeding America®, Disney will work to expand “ccess to nutritious foods, including fruits and vegetables, for the more than 46 million people— including 12 million children.”
The Company announced the $1 million commitment on The Chew earlier this week.
Disney is participating in Family Volunteer Day on November 19. This …

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[19 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Pledges $1 Million in Hurricane Relief

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will donate $1 million to assist the people and communities that were affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The money will be used in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
In a press release Disney CEO Bob Iger said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all the children and families whose lives were impacted by this tragic storm. We hope that Disney’s support will aid ongoing relief efforts as people begin to recover and rebuild.”
The funds will go to the American Red Cross and …