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April 14, 2014

An Overview of ESPN's Digital Media Associates Program for Young Professionals

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
ESPNCareers.com is the place to jumpstart your job search and find careers in a variety of fields at “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.” But if you’re specifically interested in the digital media industry, ESPN’s Digital Media Associates (DMA) program might be a perfect fit for your professional aspirations.
April 1, 2014

Disneytoon Executive on the Animation Studio Behind 'The Pirate Fairy' and 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Today, the new Tinker Bell film The Pirate Fairy is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD. The fifth film in the popular Fairies series, The Pirate Fairy is a swashbuckling new adventure from Disneytoon Studios—one of three feature animation studios that call The Walt Disney Studios home.

March 27, 2014

New Songs and Features Revealed for 'Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved'

By Mariam Sughayer, Disney Interactive
Last year we gave fans a first look at the upcoming musical motion game "Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved" at E3, along with another special preview that allowed them to try their hand at the new game at the D23 Expo last August. Earlier this week, we announced three new details about "Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved"—available for Xbox One and Kinect for Xbox 360 later this year.
March 17, 2014

ESPN's 'Sport Science' and 'Nightline' Team Up on the Sidelines

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo leads his team into the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship on Thursday as the East Region’s No. 4 seed. His Spartans will meet No. 13-seed Delaware in Spokane, Washington, to begin their quest to reach the Final Four. What kind of stress does a coach like Izzo endure during a game? ESPN’s "Sport Science" and ABC’s "Nightline" asked that question and worked together – with Izzo’s cooperation – to get answers.
March 13, 2014

Behind the Scenes of Disney's 'Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story'

By Mariam Sughayer, Disney Interactive
It’s a classic love story. Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl, and they live happily ever after. But that’s where the similarity ends. "Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story," our latest original stop-motion animated film, follows that timeless story arc... with a captivating, yet unconventional twist. Especially because the stars of the film look a bit different than your average cast of actors. At three inches tall and made of vinyl, Blank—an unpainted outcast from a colorful, vibrant land—finds himself on a quest that alters his destiny while searching for his lost soulmate, Bow. We recently caught up with Matt Wyatt, creative director, Disney Interactive, to hear about the development process of "Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story." Since it’s world premiere last month on Google Play, thousands of people around the world have viewed the film.
March 10, 2014

Disney Ranks High Among World's Most Admired Companies

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
Considered the definitive report card on corporate reputations, "Fortune" magazine's World's Most Admired Companies rankings recently named The Walt Disney Company No. 7 out of the top 50 global firms, up from No. 9 in 2013, and No. 1 once again in the Entertainment category.
February 25, 2014

Disney Movies Anywhere Launches with iTunes Today

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Planning to snap up this winter’s hit film Frozen as it becomes available on Digital HD today? Head over to the iTunes app store and add another download to your queue, because Disney Movies Anywhere—Disney’s all-new digital movie service and app—is here, and it’s free!
February 13, 2014

Disneyland Paris Reveals First Extended Sneak Peek at the World of 'Ratatouille'

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Disneyland Paris released a photo and video trailer of the Ratatouille-themed area opening this summer, providing fans with an extended peek of the ride-through attraction L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy.

February 12, 2014

Disney Launches Startup Accelerator Program

By Kevin Mayer, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, The Walt Disney Company
Disney has innovation at its core. From the Multiplane Camera to Audio-Animatronics and the introductions of the first cartoon with fully synchronized sound, animated feature film and modern theme park, Disney has always been at the forefront of technology. Today we announce a new approach in our commitment to technology and the future of entertainment: the Disney Accelerator program, powered by Techstars.