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January 27, 2015

The Walt Disney Company Announces Second Startup Accelerator Program

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company announced that it is accepting applications for its second Disney Accelerator program powered by Techstars. Disney Accelerator will select a class of 10 startup companies for a three-month mentorship and investment program beginning July 6, 2015 and concluding with a Demo Day on October 6, 2015. The program is open to technology-based startups with a vision for making an impact on the world of media and entertainment. Participants will be offered $120,000 in investment capital along with mentor support from top Disney executives, entrepreneurs, investors and other notable business leaders from the entertainment and technology communities.
June 30, 2014

Disney Interactive Spotlights Everyday Kids Doing Extraordinary Things in New Web Series 'Citizen Kid'

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
At Disney we know that every child has a chance to make a difference in the world. Disney Interactive recently launched Citizen Kid, an original web series that celebrates the potential in all kids, and the extraordinary things they accomplish when they embrace their interests and talents. Walt Disney once said, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children,” and this new series demonstrates the amazing things kids are capable of when parents, guardians and loved ones give young minds the freedom and encouragement to live their dreams.
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.
January 30, 2014

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' is the No. 1 Late-Night Channel on YouTube

By Russell Newell, Disney/ABC Television Group

As ABC’s hit late-night program Jimmy Kimmel Live (JKL) continues to deliver laughs on TV screens across the nation, the comedian and his hilarious antics went completely viral in 2013. This past year brought JKL new successes on computers and mobile devices, leading the program to earn the top spot for a late-night channel on YouTube.

December 6, 2013

Disney News This Week: 'Star Wars' on Instagram, WestJet 'Magic Plane' Features Disney's Sorcerer Mickey, 'Jimmy Kimmel' Draws Biggest Weekly Audience Since Time Shift

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Many accounts from around Disney are active on Instagram, and now "Star Wars" joins the Instagram family. Just four days ago, the account launched giving fans around the world an exclusive look at all things Star Wars. Follow @starwars today, especially if you want to see Darth Vader's #selfie! Who wouldn't like that post!
October 4, 2013

'Into the Woods' First Look, Halloween at Disney Store, New 'Pirates of the Caribbean'-Inspired Facebook Game Launches, 'The Little Mermaid' Diamond Edition

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

I’ve seen Meryl Streep play quite a few roles, but her expression in full costume as the character in the picture below definitely sent chills up my spine! Get a first look at Into the Woods and read the latest news from around the Company this week.

September 5, 2013

'Pretty Little Liars' Summer Finale Becomes the 'Most Social' Episode in TV History

By Marina Draskovic, The Walt Disney Company
ABC Family has approximately 1.9 million reasons to celebrate last week’s summer finale of the hit series "Pretty Little Liars."
July 23, 2013

Disney Employee Profile: Spotlight on a Social Media Coordinator

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Do you “Like” Disney on Facebook or follow @Disney on Twitter? Social media has quickly become one of the most important ways we connect with our fans from around the world here at Disney. And, at the time of this blog post, the company has more than 665 million collective and worldwide “Likes” across Disney-branded Facebook pages alone.
June 5, 2013

International Roundup: Disney in China

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
From a Disney Toy Collectors social media experience to a new I Am a Hero campaign, it’s time to sail across the Pacific for the latest update on Disney happenings in China.