Disney’s The Lion King, the musical based on the 1994 animated film, just entered its 17th year on Broadway—making it the fourth longest-running and all-time highest grossing musical on the Great White Way. But did you know that more than 70 million people around the globe have seen a performance of Disney’s The Lion King? Tours and sit-down productions have delighted audiences from across North America and Japan to the United Kingdom.
Historically, cutting-edge technology has always played a significant role in film production at Disney. In today’s edition of Inside Perspective, we’re introducing you to some of today’s masterminds—The Walt Disney Studios Technology team—who are leading the way in discovering and developing new processes to make our current films look and feel almost lifelike.
One person’s trash is another person’s Tony® Award—especially for scenic designer Donyale Werle and costume designer Paloma Young. The "Peter and the Starcatcher" creative duo received 2012 Tony Awards for their inspired work on the vibrantly original Disney Theatrical Group production, in which they repurposed discarded objects and rubbish to create a magical, environmentally friendly ambiance.
While strolling through your neighborhood supermarket you may notice some of your favorite Disney characters right next to you on a shelf or in an aisle thanks to the Company’s commitment to helping families make good nutritional choices for years. In 2006, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts debuted healthy meals and snacks that follow landmark nutritional guidelines and 2010 saw the launch of the Company-wide "Disney Magic of Healthy Living" initiative, a program that encourages smart eating and fun exercise.
Every time I enter a Disney park, I always keep a lookout for some very familiar faces—Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto. And when I hear of their appearances at special events and engagements around the world, I’m just as excited to see them bring smiles and happiness to some of their biggest fans. That’s why I’m especially thrilled to share the latest Disney happenings overseas today, as it features the Fab Five’s trip down South… all the way to Argentina!
At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we have a special and unique way of honoring those who have made important and lasting contributions to our business. For more than 58 years we have recognized these individuals by placing their names on windows on Main Street, U.S.A.
This weekend, Disney Infinity, our biggest video game initiative ever, reached an important milestone selling more than one million starter pack units globally. Since launching in August, Disney Infinity has become an instant hit with our Guests who have created their own adventures in Toy Box mode and downloaded more than one million Toy Boxes with our weekly "Top 5 Toy Box Countdown."
Throughout our Company’s history, we’ve had a deep appreciation and respect for the world around us. Whether it’s supporting organizations through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund or our personal efforts to recycle at work and at home, the environment is something we hold near and dear—so much so that it inspires us when we’re building or redesigning our properties around the world.
Earlier this year, we told you about a new partnership between DIsney Interactive, Hollywood Records, Radio Disney and Vevo, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, to launch the premier family-friendly music destinations online.
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