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April 18, 2014

Disneynature's 'Bears' Roars into Theaters Today

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
From 1948–1960, Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking and produced 13 True Life Adventure films, earning eight Academy Awards. In 2008, The Walt Disney Studios relaunched the tradition of bringing wildlife stories to audiences with Disneynature, the studio’s first new film label in more than 60 years.
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.

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.

Topics: Citizenship
April 2, 2014

Disney Celebrates Earth Month

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Yesterday marked the beginning of Earth Month, and it’s a special time for all of us at Disney—and even around the world—as we are reminded of how we can join together and care for the world we share.
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.
March 25, 2014

How Disney Friends for Change Inspired Me

By Laura Marano, Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally"
Okay, this is a little embarrassing, but when I found out that I got the part for "Austin & Ally," I literally jumped up and down on my bed out of excitement. I just couldn’t help it! I had grown up with Disney Channel, and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t be thrilled about being on a Disney show? And this opportunity turned out to be way better than I ever could have imagined. I joined the Disney family and got the chance to do what I love every day, and on top of that, I’m also able to give to my community in so many ways.
March 20, 2014

Disney and Boys & Girls Clubs Los Angeles County Alliance Honor 2014 Youth of the Year Finalists

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

For more than 50 years, Disney and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have worked together to inspire generations of leaders, innovators and dreamers.

March 19, 2014

2013 Landmark Year for Disney Citizenship

By Marni Tomljanovic, Disney Citizenship
At Disney, we believe that our concern for kids and families has to extend beyond their entertainment to the world around them.

Disney prospers because people take us into their hearts and homes. They have an emotional connection to our brand because of their experiences with it, so our actions as a company have to live up to the examples in the stories we tell. That is why we take seriously our obligation to produce responsible content and products, maintain respectful workplaces, invest in communities, and care for our planet.

Topics: Citizenship
March 11, 2014

Disney VoluntEARS Discover Meaning of 'Minga' During Global Service Project in Ecuador

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
One of the most special parts about working at Disney is feeling a sense of community—no matter where you work or what job you do. To see this feeling in action, you need look no further than the dedication of our Disney VoluntEARS. For more than 30 years, Disney employees have donated their time and expertise to make lasting, positive impacts outside of traditional work environments to support and strengthen local, and even global, communities.
Topics: Citizenship
March 5, 2014

Disney Legal Honored with Prestigious Association of Corporate Counsel's Pro Bono Award

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

In January, we shined the spotlight on Disney Legal’s growing pro-bono team, a volunteer group of lawyers, paralegals and administrative assistants who are lending their skills and time to effectuate adoptions through the L.A. County court system with help from Public Counsel—the nation’s largest pro-bono law firm.

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