Innovation

October 31, 2014

Creativity Comes Alive at Disney Television Animation

By Nicole Balgemino, Disney/ABC Television Group
In the spirit of Halloween and the upcoming celebration of their 30th anniversary, Disney Television Animation hosted “Re-Animated: The Zombie Show,” an art gallery that celebrates their employees’ talents and creativity… zombie style! The event took place at the Disney Television Animation Studios in Glendale, California, where employees across all areas of the TV studio—including producers, animators, assistants, editors, executives, and writers—contributed their favorite "zombified" Disney Television Animation character.
October 29, 2014

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Honored by Land and by Sea

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we are in the guest experience business—great storytelling, creativity and innovation are at the heart of everything we do. Recently, we were honored with several awards that recognize the creativity and care of our Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers who create Disney magic and deliver exceptional service to exceed our guests’ expectations.
October 27, 2014

ESPN Digital Media Reaches 94 Million Fans in September

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
With a seamless, multi-platform experience, ESPN reaches millions of viewers and fans on their mobile devices every day. September marked new digital milestones for the network as it reached a record-setting 94 million unique visitors in the U.S. alone. In looking at last year’s totals, that’s a 29 percent increase.
October 24, 2014

Hack Days Come to Disney Interactive and Disney Consumer Products

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive

Earlier this month, Disney Interactive and Disney Consumer Products partnered to host their first ever Hack Days event at office locations around the world. A tech industry tradition, Hack Days encourage employees to think outside of their daily scope to come up with original ideas, pitches and business solutions before presenting them to leaders from the company.

October 23, 2014

Technology—Bringing Innovation to Disney Parks

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Our Parks and Resorts have always exemplified the spirit of innovation. Much of that innovation is driven by technology to create new and exciting experiences. As technology enables greater levels of customization in our daily lives, our guests’ expectations evolve as well. Our talented Imagineers have taken beloved Disney stories and experiences and used technology to make them more social, more interactive, and even more fun. Take a look at some recent developments we’ve made with interactivity in mind.
October 21, 2014

'Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved' Now Available in Stores

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
Today, Disney Interactive and Harmonix launched "Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved" for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The musical motion video game transports players to a breathtaking world where music and magic combine to transform interactive landscapes in entirely new ways. Featuring more than 30 tracks—including contemporary pop, hip hop, rock, classical and more—players can transform the music and the living world of the game.
October 17, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disney's MyMagic+ Honored with 'Innovation by Design' Award, New Animated 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' Television Series, 'Aladdin' Breaks New Amsterdam Theatre Record for Second Time, 'Big Hero 6' Sizzle

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
MyMagic+—the collection of tools taking the guest experience to the next level at the Walt Disney World Resort—was recently honored with an “Innovation by Design” award by the popular magazine and website, "Fast Company." MyMagic+ received the top spot in the “Experience Design” category when "Fast Company" revealed the 10 best designs of the year at their annual “Innovation by Design” Awards and Conference in New York City.
October 14, 2014

Inaugural Disney Accelerator Demo Day Takes Place at The Walt Disney Studios Lot

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
After finishing the 15-week immersive Disney Accelerator program, powered by Techstars, the 10 selected start-ups are currently presenting their businesses to the investment and entrepreneurial communities, industry leaders and Disney executives at a Demo Day at The Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California. The companies were mentored by more than 60 Disney executives as well as 70 entrepreneurs and investors from the business community, received up to $120,000 in investment capital to develop their companies and obtained special access to Disney resources from across the Company. A second Disney Accelerator was also announced and is slated for 2015.
October 9, 2014

#DisneyHaunts Halloween with Consumer Products

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
With Halloween looming around the corner, 162 million Americans are expected to celebrate the haunted holiday this year. At Disney Consumer Products (DCP), we are beyond ready for a frightfully fun time! In fact, we are so excited for Halloween that we hosted an invite-only #DisneyHaunts VIP Halloween Event last Tuesday, October 4. The spook-tacular event took place at Disney’s Grand Central Creative Campus, transforming the space to a fabulously frightful Halloween fashion show and shopping event. The fashion runway lay directly in the center of the space, with models of all ages showcasing top Disney Halloween costumes. With highlights across all of the Disney franchises including Disney Princess, Marvel, "Star Wars" and Disney Junior, the pieces represented a variety of costume options for everyone.

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