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March 18, 2014

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Update, Pixar Animation Studios Announces New 'Cars' and 'Incredibles' Films and More Studios Announcements

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Exciting studio news from Disney’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held today in Portland, Oregon! Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that Lucasfilm will start shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII" in mid-May. The film, directed by J.J. Abrams, will continue the "Star Wars" saga, taking place 30 years after the events depicted in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. While the hunt is on for three new young leads to join several familiar faces in the new film, fans will have to wait a little longer for word on who those characters and actors might be, as Bob confirmed the only official cast member so far is R2-D2.
June 18, 2013

International Roundup: India, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and South Korea

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Every time I sit down to write about our latest international happenings, I'm amazed at Disney's global reach and its impact. Here in the U.S. we don't always hear about the breadth of Disney products and experiences around the world, which is why I enjoy sharing them here.
Take our first news item for example. It's common in the U.S. to see Mickey Mouse baseball or basketball products, but how about cricket?

June 11, 2013

Disneytoon Studios Set to Soar With 'Disney's Planes'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

There’s excitement in the air at Disneytoon Studios as the animation house preps for takeoff on Disney’s Planes, landing in theaters on August 9. (How’s that for pun fun?)

April 18, 2013

Disney Store Goes Green for Earth Day with Free Reusable Totes

By Tanya Ropella, Disney Consumer Products
As part of our Earth Month series on the blog, today we're excited to share how Disney Store will celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Guests can visit their local Disney Store where they can recycle five plastic bags in exchange for a free, reusable shopping tote (up to 200 guests per store)!
January 2, 2013

Disney Integrates Creativity into New Products

By Tanya Ropella, Disney Consumer Products

In a video we shared last month, Josh Silverman, EVP of Global Licensing for Disney Consumer Products, shared examples of products featuring technological innovations that we consider to be industry game-changers. Today, we're sharing a new video in which Josh gives examples of cutting-edge ideas that are a result of our creative culture.

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.