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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 …

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[10 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Tom Staggs Steps Down, Animal Kingdom Delays, and More

Whew. What a week it’s been in the world of Disney! Let’s jump right into the news.
Tom Staggs, the man many considered the heir apparent to Disney CEO Bob Iger, has announced he is stepping down from his role at Chief Operating Officer at The Walt Disney Company.
Staggs has been with the company for 26 years and will leave for good at the end of September.
Disney World announced that the new nighttime events at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including Rivers of Light, are delayed. The new nighttime entertainment was supposed to …

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[5 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Tom Staggs to Step Down as COO at The Walt Disney Company

There has been a huge shakeup at the top at The Walt Disney Company.
Tom Staggs, the COO of the Company, has announced that he is stepping down after the board failed to assure him that he would succeed Bob Iger as CEO in two years.
Staggs has been with Disney for 26 years and was considered the heir apparent when Iger steps down.
In a statement, the Company’s board said it plans to “broaden the scope of its succession planning.” It appears likely that they will look outside the company for a …

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[23 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Named “Most Powerful Brand” and One of the World’s “Most Admired Companies”

The Walt Disney Company received some major accolades earlier this month when it landed at the top of two corporate lists.
Fortune named The Walt Disney Company to its list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for 2016. The Company is listed in the number one spot on the entertainment industry list, and it is number five on the Top 50 Rank this year.
The rankings from Fortune are “the definitive report card on corporate reputations” according to the magazine’s website.
Prior to landing on Fortune’s list, the Company was named the World’s …

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[5 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Accepting Applications for its Third Disney Accelerator Program

The Walt Disney Company has announced that it is once again accepting applications for the Disney Accelerator.
This is the third Disney Accelerator program.
The program is to accelerate the growth of startup companies and 10 companies will be selected for the three-month mentorship and investment program. The Disney Accelerator concludes with a Demo Day in October.
“The past two years of the Disney Accelerator have led to incredible innovation and success between The Walt Disney Company and our participating startups, helping to establish the Disney Accelerator as the premier media and entertainment …

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[10 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Announces Cash Dividend for Shareholders

The Walt Disney Company recently announced a cash dividend of $0.71 per share for the second half of the fiscal year 2015.
The dividend will be payable on January 11, 2016 to all shareholders of record as of December 14.
The semi-annual payment of dividends started in July of this year when Disney paid a dividend of 66 cents a share. Combined with the most recent amount, the 2015 payments increased 19 percent from fiscal 2014 to $1.37 a share.
Disney’s chairman and CEO Bob Iger said “fiscal 2015 marked Disney’s fifth straight …

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[27 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
‘Star Wars’-Themed Fruit and Vegetables Coming to a Grocery Store Near You

Disney Consumer Products recently announced the launch of a new line of Star Wars branded fruits and vegetables to celebrate the addition of Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company’s Healthy Living Commitment.
The new products include Star Wars-themed bagged apples by Sage, citrus fruit from Dayka Hackett, carrots from Kern Ridge, and grapes with Yoda-themed packaging by Four Star.
Samples of the new products were unveiled at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo in Atlanta. All of the fruits and vegetables meet the nutritional guidelines put in place by Disney.
Other new …