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April 22, 2015

Earth Day Comes Alive With Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

As we celebrate Earth Day, the new Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom is wrapping up its first week at the box office. This is the sixth theatrical release from Disneynature, which was created in April 2008 with the purpose of bringing the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.

Tags: Earth Day
March 12, 2015

Big Frozen and Star Wars News at Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Some big announcements were revealed this morning during Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders in San Francisco.

February 25, 2015

Disney Movie Moments Celebrates Compassion Month with February Film Festival

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Another way Disney is celebrating this Compassion Month is through the first-ever February Film Festival via Disney Movie Moments, a flagship program that brings first-run movies to more than 40 children’s hospitals across the U.S.

February 24, 2015

Disney Sweeps Oscars® Animation Categories

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Sunday was a big night for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as Big Hero 6 was named Best Animated Feature and Feast earned the title of Best Animated Short Film at the 87th Annual Academy Awards®.

February 18, 2015

Disney Teams Up with KaBOOM! on New Playground in McFarland, California

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
It started out as a few concrete slabs and a mountain of mulch in the middle of a grass and dirt tract running along Highway 99 in the heart of Central California’s agricultural corridor. But in just five-and-a-half hours on a bright Sunday in mid-February, the town of McFarland had a new playground, thanks to a team effort by hundreds of Disney VoluntEARS, partners from nonprofit KaBOOM! and members of the McFarland community.
February 10, 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Big Hero 6' Crosses $500 Million Mark at Global Box Office

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
The Oscar®-nominated comedy adventure "Big Hero 6" hit the $500 million mark at the global box office this past weekend! This is the venerated animation studio’s fifth feature to reach such heights, joining "Frozen," "The Lion King," "Tangled" and "Aladdin" among its all-time biggest successes.
November 18, 2014

Walmart's VUDU Joins 'Disney Movies Anywhere'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Starting today, Disney Movies Anywhere has a new partner: Walmart’s VUDU digital video service!
November 11, 2014

Disney Selects Black List Writer, New Submission Window Announced

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
The Walt Disney Studios has added a writer to its Feature Writers Program and launched a new search for yet another talented scribe as part of its collaboration with The Black List to find undiscovered talent and foster diverse perspectives in storytelling. More than 1,000 writers across the globe uploaded scripts to The Black List for consideration during the submission period between March and May of this year. Several of these individuals were recommended to Disney by The Black List, and ultimately Nicole Avenia’s script "The Ice Pond," which was named The Black List Featured Script for February 2014, earned her a spot in the Studios’ Feature Writers Program.

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