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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.
March 28, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Newsies' Celebrates Second Anniversary, ESPN Earns 46 Sports Emmy Nominations, Big Thunder Mountain Re-Opens at Disneyland and More

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
"Newsies," the Tony® Award-winning "Critics' Pick" originally announced for 101 performances in 2012 and now approaching its 900th performance, celebrates two years on Broadway tomorrow, March 29, at the Nederlander Theatre. Since bursting onto Broadway, "Newsies" has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the highest grossing show of the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations—including eight Tony Award nods—and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.
February 28, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disney Ships Receive Top Honors, 'General Hospital' Airs 13,000th Episode, 'Frozen' Sing-Along on 'Good Morning America,' 'The Wind Rises' Now Playing in Theaters

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards were recently announced, and Disney ships received 29 awards, including 13 No. 1 awards such as Best Overall, Best for Families, Best Service, Best Dining and Entertainment and Best Cabins and Public Rooms for the Disney Fantasy in the Large Ship category. This is the largest number of awards Disney Cruise Line has ever received at a single time. In addition, all four Disney ships were recently ranked among the top cruise ships in the world on the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers' Choice list, claiming four of the top five spots in the Best Large Cruise Ships category.
February 22, 2014

Disney News This Week: Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer, 'Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade' Costumes Revealed, Yahoo-ABC News Network Online News Leader for 24 Consecutive Months

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this week, a brand-new trailer for Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy"—in theaters August 1—was released. The story finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain; but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.
January 3, 2014

Disney News This Week: Lucasfilm and Marvel Join Forces to Publish 'Star Wars' Comics, 'Frozen' Crosses $500 Million in Worldwide Box Office, Rose and Fiesta Bowls on ESPN

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Just this morning, Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment released their first big announcement for 2014. The two are joining forces to bring new "Star Wars" adventures, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish "Star Wars" comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015. In fact, the agreement marks a homecoming for the "Star Wars" comic books. If you didn’t know, Marvel Comics published the first "Star Wars" comic book, "Star Wars" #1, in March 1977, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. Thereafter, Marvel Comics published its "Star Wars" series for nine years.
December 27, 2013

Disney News This Week: New 'Million Dollar Arm' Trailer Released, 'Frozen' on Billboard 200 and Holidays at Disneyland Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Pictures released a brand-new trailer for "Million Dollar Arm," dated for domestic release on May 16, 2014. The story follows sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) as he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “Million Dollar Arm.”
December 20, 2013

Disney News This Week: 'Saving Mr. Banks' in Theaters Everywhere Today, Disney Publishing Worldwide Apps Recognized by Apple, Disney Interactive Launches 'it's a small world: the animated series'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Head over to your nearest movie theater today to see how the classic film "Mary Poppins" came to the big screen in "Saving Mr. Banks." Get a glimpse of the film—which stars Academy Award winners Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney—in the newly released clip above.

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