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May 12, 2014

Must-See 'Haunted Mansion' Concept Artwork Materializes for D23 Disney Fanniversary 2014

By Billy Stanek, The Walt Disney Company
An ominous-looking mansion set adrift in the marshy distance? A ghastly figure hanging in the attic rafters? Ethereal organ music playing to an “empty” ballroom? A ghostly bride beckoning? These, foolish mortals, are some of the all-too-familiar experiences Disney fans have come to expect and embrace in the Haunted Mansion attraction. Debuting first at Disneyland Park during the summer of 1969, this family-friendly fright-fest has entertained Disney Parks guests for nearly half a century, leaving lasting impressions of the shared and “supernatural” experiences found within its creaking walls.
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 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.
January 3, 2014

Disney News This Week: Lucasfilm and Marvel Join Forces to Publish 'Star Wars' Comics, 'Frozen' Crosses $500 Million in Worldwide Box Office, Rose and Fiesta Bowls on ESPN

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Just this morning, Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment released their first big announcement for 2014. The two are joining forces to bring new "Star Wars" adventures, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish "Star Wars" comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015. In fact, the agreement marks a homecoming for the "Star Wars" comic books. If you didn’t know, Marvel Comics published the first "Star Wars" comic book, "Star Wars" #1, in March 1977, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. Thereafter, Marvel Comics published its "Star Wars" series for nine years.
November 4, 2013

Tony Baxter Honored with Window on Main Street, U.S.A.

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we have a special and unique way of honoring those who have made important and lasting contributions to our business. For more than 58 years we have recognized these individuals by placing their names on windows on Main Street, U.S.A.

October 30, 2013

Anaheim's Small-Town, Big-Time Halloween Parade

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company

With the spookiest day of the year creeping up on us tomorrow, we thought we’d get in the spirit of the celebration with a trip down memory lane… all the way to the 1920s—a few decades before The Happiest Place on Earth came to life. In Disney twenty-three, the official magazine of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, author Kevin Kidney takes a look at one of Southern California's longest-running Halloween celebrations.

October 11, 2013

New Clip from 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Frozen' Stars Coming to Disney Parks, Demi Lovato Announces North American Tour

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
D23 Expo Japan kicks off this weekend—marking the first time that The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is taking place overseas. We’ll give you a rundown early next week here on Disney Post, but until then, catch up with the latest news from around the Company this week.
August 23, 2013

Disney News This Week: Thor at Disneyland Park, Disneynature's 'Bears,' Disney Junior Doc Mobile Tour

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

I can’t wait for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World to hit theaters on November 8, but this week the Disney Parks Blog announced that a piece of Asgard is headed to Disneyland park. Check out the news and other recent happenings from around the company.

March 22, 2013

Disney News This Week: ESPN Emmy Nominations, 'Mickey and the Magical Map' at Disneyland Park, 'Pretty Little Liars' Makes TV History

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
From ESPN’s 41 Sports Emmy Award nominations to ABC Family making TV history on Twitter, get the latest from around The Walt Disney Company this week!