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December 26, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Into the Woods' Now Playing in Theaters, Sneak Peek of 'Marvel's Agent Carter,' 'Aladdin' Cast Heads to Times Square Wishing Wall

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp, "Into the Woods" is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of "Cinderella," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Rapunzel"—all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch who has put a curse on them.
December 12, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Inside Out' Trailer Released, 'Frozen Fun' Coming to Disneyland Resort, Watch 'Backstage With Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years' This Sunday on ABC

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.," "Up") has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar's original movie "Inside Out," he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. Watch a brand-new trailer for the film, in theaters June 19, 2015.
November 21, 2014

Disney News This Week: ABC to Air Special on Disney Theatrical Productions, New 'Cinderella' Trailer Released, Two New Hotels and Disneytown Announced for Shanghai Disney Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
In celebration of Disney Theatrical Productions' 20 years on Broadway, the ABC Television Network will air "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years, airing" on Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m. ET and hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of ABC's "Modern Family." This one-hour special, produced by Lincoln Square Productions, takes viewers on a journey through the creation of Disney's eight Broadway musicals: "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "AIDA," "Tarzan," "The Little Mermaid," "Mary Poppins," "Newsies" and "Aladdin." The ABC special features new commentary and revealing anecdotes by the stars and theatre professionals about the creation and long runs of these beloved titles.
October 13, 2014

Disney/ABC Television Group Inspires Families to Put an End to Bullying Throughout October

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
October marks National Bullying Prevention Month and Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) has teamed up with nonprofits GLSEN, Pacer and GLAAD to promote ways kids and families can prevent and put an end to bullying in their communities. DATG kicked off its “Choose Kindness” campaign at the beginning of the month on "Good Morning America," and is encouraging youth and millennials around the country to be the best version of themselves. The initiative will include public service announcements (PSAs) that will air on ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Radio Disney throughout October.
August 15, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Frozen' Special Coming to ABC, Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soundtrack Tops 'Billboard' 200, Donald Duck to Join 'Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition)'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film Frozen, now the biggest animated feature of all time. A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans. The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic airs Tuesday, September 2 (8–9 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
May 15, 2014

Celebrating Barbara Walters' Last Week on Live Daily Television

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
It all began with seven simple words: “I had this idea for a show.” This week, after 17 incredible seasons, 3,811 shows and 10 different female panelists, Barbara Walters says farewell to live daily television with her final co-host appearance on "The View," the daytime program she created for ABC.
December 23, 2013

10 Ways Disney is Giving Back This Holiday Season

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Season’s givings, everyone! Since the beginning of November, Disney has spread holiday cheer to organizations and communities across the country and around the world. As we countdown the hours to Christmas, we thought it would be fun to also countdown some of the biggest projects and initiatives that Disney launched and contributed to this season.
November 22, 2013

Disney News This Week: Disney at Harrods, 'The View' Visits Disneyland Resort, New 'Muppets Most Wanted' Trailer Released

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
We really are getting in the holiday spirit here at Disney, especially due to some of this week’s exciting news. From a royal experience in London to a highly anticipated YouTube teaser, get the latest on happenings from around The Walt Disney Company.
November 20, 2013

Disney and ABC Partner with Feeding America to Launch Season of Service Campaign

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
There’s so much to celebrate during the holidays, but to many around the world, the most special thing about the season is giving back. Whether it’s sharing much-needed food with families facing hunger or lending a helping hand, Disney is kicking off the most wonderful time of the year by paying it forward.
October 21, 2013

Disney Supports National Bullying Prevention Month Throughout October

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Spot it. Stop it. Share it. Own it. The four actions are part of the important conversation we’re having about bullying prevention this month at Disney. If you didn’t know, October marks National Bullying Prevention Month. From our digital platforms to philanthropic grants, we’re supporting this issue company-wide in many ways.

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