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December 4, 2013

Inside Perspective: The Walt Disney Studios Technology Team

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company
Historically, cutting-edge technology has always played a significant role in film production at Disney. In today’s edition of Inside Perspective, we’re introducing you to some of today’s masterminds—The Walt Disney Studios Technology team—who are leading the way in discovering and developing new processes to make our current films look and feel almost lifelike.
March 27, 2013

Inside Perspective: The Team Behind Disney's 'Where’s My Water?'

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
If you've visited the iTunes App Store, you've probably heard about Disney's successful Where's My Water? mobile game. The challenging, physics-based puzzle game provides hours of fun (trust me, I can tell you from experience). Today, I want you to meet one of the developers who works on Where's My Water? and the many new iterations of the game. Jason Pecho calls it a dream job. Imagine you have a passion for developing and playing mobile games and could come to work to do just that. Well, that's Jason's story. Although it’s a lot fun and games (literally), it takes dedication, focus and hard work to create and test mobile apps. Watch this video to get an inside perspective.
January 7, 2013

ESPN's Mike Wilbon Shares an 'Inside Perspective' into his Role

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

ESPN analysts have a ton of energy and are always on the go. The job is a combination of three pointers, jump shots and slam-dunks. It seems that nothing puts an analyst’s game on pause - there are no free throws.

Meet ESPN’s Mike Wilbon. Covering basketball on the NBA Countdown show is a part of his role, but Mike covers all sports, and he’s best known by viewers for his spot as a co-host of Pardon the Interruption (PTI).

November 26, 2012

Inside Perspective: Adventures by Disney Trip Developers Create Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Worldwide travel, top accommodations, delicious food and unique activities. For most of us, the word "vacation" might come to mind, but for Heather Killingbeck — director of trip development for Adventures by Disney — it's all part of her job.

Adventures by Disney offers group-guided vacations to more than 20 destinations around the world where families participate in incredible stories, experiences and cultures. Heather helps bring it all to life.

August 22, 2012

Inside Perspective: Toy Makers Bring Disney Stories to Life

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

What makes working at The Walt Disney Company so exciting is the opportunity to meet some amazing people who bring our characters and stories to life. This is the first in a series that will introduce you to some of these unique and dedicated professionals – people who make Disney more than just another company.

We begin with a group seriously dedicated to fun and games – our toy makers! I recently sat down with Armen Mkrtchyan, a toys technology manager at Disney Consumer Products, who explained how his team uses new technologies to bring Disney characters to life.