Innovation

September 24, 2014

Something for Everyone—Dining at Disney Parks

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last Friday marked the start of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World. This year’s expo offers guests the opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure that explores global cuisines and the finest wine country offerings. We’ve assembled exquisite domestic and international delicacies from more than 25 global locations to bring guests unique flavors and cultural experiences from all over the world.
September 22, 2014

Disney Sponsors 2014 World Maker Faire New York

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
For more than 90 years, Disney stories have sparked the imaginations of kids and families all over the world, and we’ve helped nurture this creative thinking. Building on that rich history and continuing its longstanding support of the Maker Movement, Disney teamed up with the World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science this weekend to bring the best of DIY ingenuity to more than 75,000 kids and families. The makers of today will be the inventors of tomorrow, which is why Disney invests in experiences, resources and tools that help foster creativity in young people.
Topics: Citizenship
September 17, 2014

How Synergy Inspires Disney's Innovative Merchandise and Products

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
Collaboration is a huge part of the way we do business at the Company—so much so that it continuously drives us to create innovative merchandise at Disney Consumer Products. This process, in turn, lets families all over the world re-experience the Disney magic from movie and television screens in their own homes. But with a company as big as Disney, you may be wondering how films and TV shows inspire our cutting-edge and themed products? The answer is simple: teamwork.
July 8, 2014

StarWars.com Relaunches with Interactive Experiences, Exclusive News and Cross-Platform Compatibility

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive have launched an all-new StarWars.com experience, the digital destination for all things "Star Wars." As the franchise prepares for an exciting new era, StarWars.com is the first source for the latest "Star Wars" film, television and video game news. The site is re-designed for fans to easily access, navigate, and explore the world of Star Wars news, entertainment and exclusives.

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS FOR ITS STARTUP ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS FOR ITS STARTUP ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Disney Accelerator Initiative Will Mentor 11 Technology-based Companies

Burbank, Calif., July 7, 2014 – Today The Walt Disney Company announced 11 startup companies that have been selected for a special mentorship and investment program.  Kicking off today, Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a fifteen-week immersive program which gives companies access to mentorship from top Disney executives, up to $120,000 in investment capital to develop their companies as well as special access to resources from across The Walt Disney Company. 

July 7, 2014

Disney's Startup Accelerator Program Announces Participants

By Kevin Mayer, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this year, we announced Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, a first-of-its-kind program for the Company that gives today’s innovators, who are designing the future of entertainment and technology, the benefit of Disney’s expertise and guidance. We’ve hit the ground running since then to find the best creative minds, entrepreneurs, and visionaries to help them develop and build our industry of tomorrow. After reviewing many diverse applicants from all around the world, today we’re pleased to announce the 11 startup companies that Disney selected for this special, immersive mentorship program.
June 27, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Frozen' Comes to Disney's Hollywood Studios, ABC News on Apple TV, Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Sneak Peek, Ben Kingsley in 'The Jungle Book'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
This summer, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be celebrating "Frozen," the hit animated feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The festivities include a daily character procession, sing-alongs with Anna and Elsa, fireworks, a polar playground, an ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations and a nightly party featuring a live band, all themed to the worldwide phenomenon. For more on the cool event, visit the Disney Parks Blog.
June 19, 2014

Jump Into the Directors Seat With 'Star Wars Scene Maker'

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
Innovative storytelling has always been at the heart of the Disney brand. Today, Disney Publishing Worldwide presents "Star Wars" fans the opportunity to re-imagine the epic narrative with "Star Wars Scene Maker." Through filmmaking tools and mechanics, this app gives users the creative space to re-create iconic scenes from the Saga.
June 18, 2014

Disney Supports Young Dreamers and Doers at the White House's First Maker Faire

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Creativity is the heart and soul of Disney. We believe that if you can dream it, you can do it. As the White House kicks off the nationwide “Day of Making” today with its first-ever Maker Faire, we’re proud to join the celebration and support the next generation of makers and innovators. And, we are lucky to have a front-row view at the Faire!

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