Innovation

November 20, 2014

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Honored with Prestigious Industry Awards

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
This week, the Themed Entertainment Associated (TEA) announced the recipients for their 21st annual Thea Awards. These awards seek to acknowledge the outstanding achievements in the themed entertainment industry in addition to the creative talent behind each attraction or experience. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was honored to receive three awards, including the Thea Classic award for Disneyland’s "it’s a small world" attraction in Anaheim, California. Incoming TEA president Steve Birket deemed it’s a small world a “timeless classic,” calling the attraction “a metaphor for our increasingly global industry.”
November 19, 2014

Disney Television Animation Celebrates 30 Years of Creativity

By Beth Deitchman, The Walt Disney Company
In November 1984, Walt Disney Television Animation (DTVA) was established to bring high-quality, Disney-branded entertainment to the small screen. Thirty years—and more than 60 series—later, DTVA offers a broad lineup of shows that ranges from "Sofia the First" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," whose classic Disney characters entertain and inspire preschoolers via the Disney Junior programming block and channel; to "Phineas and Ferb" and "Gravity Falls," two series on the Disney XD network that are unequivocal hits among kids and adults alike.
November 18, 2014

Walmart's VUDU Joins 'Disney Movies Anywhere'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Starting today, Disney Movies Anywhere has a new partner: Walmart’s VUDU digital video service!
November 18, 2014

Culinary Excellence from the Chefs at Hong Kong Disneyland

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
We believe food is an important part of a Disney vacation that provides a special opportunity for families to make memories together. Our parks have continually been recognized by both guests and industry experts for the exceptional, innovative and fun dining experiences available at our resorts around the world. Recently, the team of chefs at Hong Kong Disneyland has been recognized for outstanding culinary leadership and commitment to the local community.
November 7, 2014

Technology's Role in Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Fighting an evil villain and saving the day are probably not very high on an average teenager’s daily to-do list. But for robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, star of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature Big Hero 6, those tasks just happen to pop up on a typical weekday. With the film opening in domestic theaters today, audiences can now join the mini mastermind and his inflatable robot sidekick, Baymax, on an action-packed adventure as they get entangled in a dangerous plot unfolding in the bustling, East-meets-West city of San Fransokyo.
November 6, 2014

The Inspiration Behind Disney Animation's New Short 'Feast'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
“There’s something special about dinner.” According to director Patrick Osborne, that’s the simple inspiration for the charming new Walt Disney Animation Studios short "Feast" that debuts in front of Big Hero 6 this Friday, November 7. With its graphic shapes and bright colors, "Feast," as the title suggests, is a tale about food. But it’s also a love story and a life story experienced through canine eyes, as peppy pup Winston accompanies his human on a relationship roller coaster. “It is one of the first actual shorts done at Disney through our new shorts program,” Patrick says. “Over the past couple years, we’ve had shorts go in front of movies and it became clear that that was something that the studio wanted to keep doing.”
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.

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