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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 29, 2013

Disney News This Week: 'Newsies' Anniversary, 'Disney's Planes' Voice Cast, ABC Family's 'Ravenswood', 'General Hospital' Charity Event

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
From insight into Disney Publishing’s best-selling books to a glimpse at what it’s like to develop mobile games at Disney, this week we’ve given a look at how some of our teams make magic. Now take a moment to catch up with some of the latest Disney news, including ABC’s support of The Foundation for AIDS Research and the voice cast for the upcoming film, Disney’s Planes.
November 23, 2012

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Disney Tradition

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company

We hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! Hopefully you had a chance to catch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade where The Walt Disney Company had four awesome balloons representing some of our most popular brands — Marvel, Pixar, Disney Cruise Line and The Muppets.

November 19, 2012

Disney and USO Entertain Service Members Relocated for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Over the past few weeks, we've shared various ways The Walt Disney Company has supported Hurricane Sandy relief efforts – including a $2 million cash donation and Disney ABC/Television Group's "Day of Giving," an effort through which viewers and ABC talent helped raise more than $18 million.