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August 22, 2013

Disney VoluntEARS Make Positive Impact in Communities Across China and Hong Kong

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Every day, in every corner of the globe, teams from across The Walt Disney Company make a positive impact by creating and delivering quality entertainment. So it's really no surprise that those same teams are inspired to get out and make a direct impact on their communities as Disney VoluntEARS.

We've shared a number of VoluntEARS efforts on the blog, and today we're taking a trip to China and Hong Kong for some summer updates from the region!

August 16, 2013

Disney Post Celebrates One Year!

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

A year ago today we launched Disney Post, the official blog of The Walt Disney Company. It’s been an incredible journey, and we’ve truly enjoyed giving you an inside and in-depth look at all of our businesses.

August 13, 2013

Disney Conservation Heroes Honored for Efforts to Protect Wildlife and Habitats

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Dedicated people around the world make strides every day to protect our planet. They commit their lives to conservation and share their passion with their communities.

Today, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is recognizing 14 of these inspiring individuals with this year’s Disney Conservation Hero award. Each recipient was nominated by a nonprofit and will share a $1,500 award with their nominating organization. Since 2004, Disney has honored 85 leaders. Meet this year’s heroes!

Topics: Citizenship
August 7, 2013

International Roundup: Australia, Thailand and South Korea

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Earlier this week, we took you down a fashion runway with an update from our teams across Europe.Today, our trip begins down an aviation runway with the sky-high premiere of "Disney’s Planes" in Australia.

August 6, 2013

Disney Sponsors Boys & Girls Clubs of America School Supply Drive

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

What if you could donate school supplies to students across the country from the comfort of your home? Thanks to a Disney-sponsored virtual school supply drive, now you can!

August 5, 2013

International Roundup: Germany, Italy, France and UK

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

When you think of traveling, you might picture yourself on a runway ready to take flight. Today we’re taking you on a trip to Europe, but our journey starts with a different kind of runway – a fashion runway.

July 24, 2013

Disney Citizenship Invites Fans to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Disney VoluntEARS at D23 Expo 2013

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

In celebration of the program’s 30th anniversary, we're inviting fans and families to give back to their communities as "honorary" VoluntEARS for the day at the D23 Expo, which takes place August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. As an "honorary" VoluntEAR, you'll have a chance to work alongside Disney employees and nonprofits on one of the following three service projects:

July 22, 2013

Disney and Philips Team up to Revolutionize Stories and Play with Innovative Lighting Products

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Any filmmaker will tell you that lighting is critical to the storytelling process. But what if you could take the art of lighting from the big screen into your home?

July 16, 2013

ESPN's 'Nine for IX' Series Features Disney Employee Who Paved the Way for Women Sports Journalists

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

One of ESPN's latest initiatives, Nine for IX, features nine documentaries that tell incredible stories about women in sports, including Venus Williams' fight for equal pay at Wimbledon, the history of Katarina Witt and her link with East Germany’s secret police and a look at Pat Summitt – college sports’ most successful coach ever. The series is inspired by the 40th anniversary of Title IX — the historic legislation that led to equal opportunity for women in sports.

July 15, 2013

Disney•Pixar's 'Monsters University' Breaks Records in Latin America

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

When Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University debuted, becoming Pixar’s second-best opening weekend ever and the studio’s 14th straight No. 1 opening, Janelle gave us peek at what it took to make the film.

Topics: DisneyPixar