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May 7, 2015

Leslie Ferraro Named President, Disney Consumer Products

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company

Leslie Ferraro has been named President, Disney Consumer Products, effective immediately, it was announced today by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas O. Staggs, Chief Operating Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

A 16-year Disney veteran, Ms. Ferraro most recently served as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Travel Operations, where she was responsible for leading the marketing and sales teams in developing numerous highly successful consumer campaigns worldwide.

January 28, 2015

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Takes Steps Towards an Eco-Friendly Future

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last week, the Disneyland Resort was honored with a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, California’s highest environmental honor, for waste-reduction efforts. The program distinguishes organizations that are leaders in environmental stewardship and that make notable efforts to conserve California’s natural resources. Over the last 10 years, the Disneyland Resort has doubled the amount of waste diverted from landfills, and is working toward the long-term goal of achieving Zero Waste—a distinction already awarded to Circle D Corral at Disneyland park. In addition to recycling paper, cardboard, plastics and metal, Circle D Corral composts all animal waste, hand towels, laundry lint and coffee grounds from Disneyland Resort restaurants.
January 22, 2015

Disney Publishing Celebrates Author Rick Riordan

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
As the world’s largest publisher of books and apps for children, Disney Publishing Worldwide has a roster of literary talent that has delighted kids and teens with their stories and characters. Middle-grade author Rick Riordan had a fantastic year in 2014. The Lightning Thief, made into a very successful off-Broadway show for kids, was named by "TIME" magazine as one of the best 100 young adult books of all time. The August publication of "Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods" saw the book hit the top of the "New York Times" middle-grade best-sellers list right out of the gate and was promoted with a once-in-a-lifetime “live from Mt. Olympus” event broadcast from the Empire State Building. The book was a perennial favorite for holiday gift giving and jumped back to the No. 1 spot again just before the end of the year. But the watershed moment for fans was the publication of The Blood of Olympus, which came out in October and was one of the most eagerly awaited books of the year.
January 16, 2015

Disney News This Week: Disney Films Receive Nine Oscar Nominations, 'Star Wars' Half Marathon Weekend Arrives at Disneyland Resort, New Global Toy Lines Celebrate Upcoming Disney•Pixar Films, 'Anna and Elsa's Frozen Fantasy' Comes to Tokyo Disney Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Nominations in all 24 categories of the Academy Awards® were announced this week, and Disney films garnered nine nominations: Actress in a Supporting Role—Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"; Animated Feature Film—"Big Hero 6," Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conti; Costume Design—"Into the Woods," Colleen Atwood, and Maleficent, Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive; Makeup and Hairstyling—Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy," Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White; Production Design—"Into the Woods," Dennis Gassner (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration); Short Film (Animated)—"Feast," Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed; Visual Effects—Marvel’s "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick, and Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy," Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould. For the full list of Oscar® nominations and more details about this year's telecast, visit Oscar.com. Watch live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 on ABC (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).
December 18, 2014

Disney Launches 'Disney Imagicademy'

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
"Disney Imagicademy"—The Walt Disney Company’s all-new learning initiative designed for families with children ages 3–8—officially launched last week. On December 4, we unveiled "Disney Imagicademy" to media and the general public at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Members of the press, consumers and partners attended the event, which kicked off with an onstage presentation featuring Disney executives, "Imagicademy" academic advisors and celebrity mom and "Imagicademy" spokesperson Brooke Burke-Charvet.

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