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April 22, 2014

Disney Parks Cast Members and Guests Join Together to Protect the Planet

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, our cast members work together daily to make changes large and small that help us use resources wisely and reduce our impact on the environment. Our goal is to protect the planet for tomorrow and encourage others to do the same, and we are doing this in many ways. Teams around the world are excited to share even more of their passion for the planet with our park guests and fans across the globe with the hope of sparking kids’ imaginations and developing conservation values that they can carry with them through adulthood.
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 14, 2014

Disney News This Week: Kermit Goes to the White House, New 'Maleficent' Poster Revealed, Marvel Celebrates 75 Years and More

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Muppets Most Wanted star Kermit the Frog made a very special visit to the White House this past Wednesday. The world-famous amphibian joined First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, to introduce his latest film for a military-family screening. Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters March 21.

March 12, 2014

Inspiring Young Actors, Dancers and Musicians Through Disney Performing Arts

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Since 1955 when Walt Disney personally invited California high school students to perform at the grand opening of Disneyland Park, Disney Parks has worked to inspire the creative talents of young performers.
March 10, 2014

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Invite You to Share How Your Family Spends Time Together

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have always been a place where kids and adults create family experiences together – it’s how Walt Disney himself envisioned the park and it’s an integral part of our heritage. So we’re excited to support an opportunity for families to share how they like to spend time together through a contest by KaBOOM! called America’s Most Playful Family Contest. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for four to one of the most playful places on earth: Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort!
March 7, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disney and Dish Network Distribution Deal, ABC's Oscars Scores Most-Watched Telecast Since 2004 and More

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this week, Disney and DISH Network Corporation announced a groundbreaking, long-term and wide-ranging distribution agreement that will provide DISH customers with access to Disney’s robust lineup of top quality sports, news and entertainment content across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. The renewal agreement supports the companies’ mutual goal to deliver the best video content to customers across multiple platforms. This also strengthens the value of the multichannel video subscription and creates the opportunity for DISH to deliver new services in the future.
March 4, 2014

runDisney Continues to Grow as it Adds Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Race

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Earlier this week, runDisney announced a new Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend event coming to Disneyland this fall for a power-packed weekend of fun with the Avengers team.
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.
February 21, 2014

Walt Disney World Resort to Host Professional and Amateur Sports This Spring

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Best known for its four theme parks, two water parks and 26 resort hotels, Walt Disney World Resort is also home to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, featuring state-of-the-art sports facilities and partners.