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April 16, 2014

'Frozen's' Success at the Box Office and Beyon

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Since bringing its big chill to theaters around the world this past November, Frozen has experienced quite a storm of success, earning top marks at the box office and on countless film review lists.

See how Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest release continues to break the ice—and recently claimed its place as the biggest animated movie of all time.

Since bringing its big chill to theaters around the world this past November, "Frozen" has experienced quite a storm of success, earning top marks at the box office and on countless film review lists.
April 15, 2014

Disney Named World's Most Reputable Company

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Forbes recently reported that The Walt Disney Company ranked in the top spot of the World’s Most Reputable Companies—an annual list that is constructed by world-renowned private consulting firm Reputation Institute. Out of 130 companies evaluated, Disney and Google shared the No. 1 position this year.

The results were based on an online survey—conducted earlier this year—that interviewed more than 55,000 consumers across the 15 largest markets around the globe in order to measure the corporate reputation of some of the world’s most visible companies. Participants provided their insights on whether they trusted, respected, had good feelings about and admired the reputation of the companies identified in the study.

“Disney’s strength is its products,” Kasper Ulf Nielsen, executive partner and cofounder of Reputation Institute, shares in the Forbes article. “When you’re dealing with children and emotions, people assume you are also doing well for the citizenship at large. People’s perception is that Disney is a company that engages locally.” Our commitment to be among the most admired companies in the world guides our actions as a company and our efforts to promote the happiness and well-being of kids and families.

This honor follows similar recognitions from last year, when Disney topped the America’s Most Reputable Companies list, and was named one of the World’s Most Socially Responsible Companies, along with Microsoft, Google and BMW. Reputation Institute conducted both studies.

We’re extremely proud of this achievement as we continue to expand our library of world-class entertainment experiences and stories for families everywhere.

"Forbes" recently reported that The Walt Disney Company ranked in the top spot of the World’s Most Reputable Companies—an annual list that is constructed by world-renowned private consulting firm Reputation Institute.
April 14, 2014

An Overview of ESPN's Digital Media Associates Program for Young Professionals

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

ESPNCareers.com is the place to jumpstart your job search and find careers in a variety of fields at “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.” But if you’re specifically interested in the digital media industry, ESPN’s Digital Media Associates (DMA) program might be a perfect fit for your professional aspirations.

The highly competitive program offers participants a one-of-a-kind experience. Young professionals can roll up their sleeves and gain real-world exposure to ESPN’s digital and print platforms, including editorial, mobile, video, social and creative design. They will also gain a deep knowledge and understanding of ESPN’s diverse departments and organizations.

One of the most unique parts of the DMA program is that associates can work side by side with ESPN’s senior leaders, which gives them the opportunity to learn ESPN’s intricate storytelling and development process for fans around the world.

“Past and present DMA’s have helped shape the program into a personalized experience,” Joslyn Dalton, lead manager of the program, says. “The result is a win-win for ESPN and the candidate. Identifying immediate and specific departmental needs allows us to create a unique fit for each diversely talented associate. Positioning them at these intersections is what differentiates the program.”

To learn more about the DMA program or to apply, visit ESPN Front Row.

ESPN’s Digital Media Associates program participants gain real-world exposure to ESPN’s digital and print platforms, including editorial, mobile, video, social and creative design.
April 11, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disneynature's 'Monkey Kingdom,' CGI Ride-Through of 'Seven Dwarfs Mine Train' and 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Trailer

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Bears hits theaters on Friday, April 18, and Disneynature’s already getting ready for next year with the announcement of their latest film, Monkey Kingdom, this week. The story will spotlight the gripping reality of a newborn monkey and its mother struggling to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop—a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia, alongside a rich cast of forest characters. Check out a sneak peek of Monkey Kingdom above.

On the East coast, Magic Kingdom is gearing up for the debut of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Hop aboard this brand-new CGI ride-through of the upcoming attraction, and visit the Disney Parks Blog for more information.

A new trailer for Planes: Fire & Rescue, this summer’s high-flying adventure from Disneytoon Studios, was released this week. World famous air racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) returns in the film, along with a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting the historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. Buckle up and get a preview of the upcoming film in the video above!

Disneynature's "Monkey Kingdom" hits theaters Earth Day 2015.
The Disney Parks Blog recently released a CGI ride-through of the "Seven Dwarf Mine Train" attraction at Magic Kingdom.
A new trailer for "Planes: Fire & Rescue," this summer’s high-flying adventure from Disneytoon Studios, was released this week.
April 9, 2014

Disney and The Nature Conservancy Encourage Kids to Spend Time in Nature

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Running, biking, hiking and playing outdoors. All of these activities are simple, easy and fun—and they connect you and your family with nature.

At Disney, we believe that conserving nature begins with connecting to nature. Direct experience with the outdoors is the most highly cited influence on conservation values and inspires us to care about our planet.

The Nature Conservancy, with support from Disney, recently surveyed parents of children between the ages of three and 18 in the U.S., Brazil, China, France and Hong Kong on the topic of kids and nature. This is the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ perspectives on how much importance they place on nature.

Take a closer look at the infographic below to see the results and learn how you can spend more time in the great outdoors. And if you’re looking ideas to have fun with your family in the backyard and beyond, visit NatureRocks.org.

This is the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ perspectives on how much importance they place on nature.
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