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May 21, 2013

International Roundup: United Kingdom

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
Anytime I travel abroad, I enjoy shopping for Disney items that originate outside of the U.S. – it’s fun to see locally designed Disney products and experiences. And the next best thing to seeing them, is hearing about them from my colleagues around the world. Today, we’re taking a look at some recent highlights from across the pond.
May 14, 2013

'Star Wars' Feature Film Production Returns to the United Kingdom

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
Last year on the blog, we shared that production would begin on Star Wars: Episode VII, with a released date scheduled for 2015. Today, we're pleased to share that production of the film will take place in the United Kingdom.
April 27, 2013

Disney Encourages Young People to Make a Difference on Global Youth Service Day

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
Today is the 25th anniversary of Global YouthService Day! This day of service is celebrated across the U.S. and in more than 100 countries. It's a day that more than 4,000 service projects will be completed by millions of young people.
January 17, 2013

An Inside Look at ESPN UK's Soccer Coverage

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

Every sports fan in America knows that ESPN is a leader in sports broadcasting, but what one might not know is the unique connection we have to covering one of the world's most prestigious soccer tournaments — the FA Cup.

October 23, 2012

Localizing Disney Content for International Markets: Russia, South Africa and the UK

By Heather Hust Rivera, The Walt Disney Company

At Disney, we continually look for ways to celebrate local cultures and make our movies and shows even more relevant and popular in international markets. The Walt Disney Studios, ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Radio Disney, ESPN and other Disney-owned television stations produce original local content and also adapt shows so that they are rooted in local cultures.