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February 20, 2015

Kevin Costner’s Long Relationship with Disney Endures with 'McFarland, USA'

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Actor Kevin Costner’s latest film role, starring as inspirational high school coach Jim White in McFarland, USA, opening today, continues his long relationship with The Walt Disney Company.
January 28, 2015

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Takes Steps Towards an Eco-Friendly Future

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last week, the Disneyland Resort was honored with a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, California’s highest environmental honor, for waste-reduction efforts. The program distinguishes organizations that are leaders in environmental stewardship and that make notable efforts to conserve California’s natural resources. Over the last 10 years, the Disneyland Resort has doubled the amount of waste diverted from landfills, and is working toward the long-term goal of achieving Zero Waste—a distinction already awarded to Circle D Corral at Disneyland park. In addition to recycling paper, cardboard, plastics and metal, Circle D Corral composts all animal waste, hand towels, laundry lint and coffee grounds from Disneyland Resort restaurants.
January 9, 2015

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Teaser Trailer, Marvel and ESPN Films Announce Feature Documentary and Short Film Series, Sales Begin Soon for Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ "Ant-Man (in theaters July 17), when master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Watch the brand-new teaser trailer for the film above.
November 17, 2014

Disney Donates $1 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Support Young Leaders

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Higher education is important for success in the 21st century. Students will transform tomorrow and shape our collective future. That’s why Disney is proud to support these young dreamers. This past Saturday, a $1 million donation from The Walt Disney Company to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) was announced, kicking off a three-year agreement that will create The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Program. With this generous support, Disney and HSF will provide deserving students with the opportunity of a college education.
October 27, 2014

ESPN Digital Media Reaches 94 Million Fans in September

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
With a seamless, multi-platform experience, ESPN reaches millions of viewers and fans on their mobile devices every day. September marked new digital milestones for the network as it reached a record-setting 94 million unique visitors in the U.S. alone. In looking at last year’s totals, that’s a 29 percent increase.
August 25, 2014

Disney and ESPN Brazil Celebrate a Decade of Caravana do Esporte

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Disney recently joined ESPN Brazil in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Caravana do Esporte (Sports Caravan), a project created in part by ESPN and managed by the Institute of Sports and Education in close collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Brazil.
August 14, 2014

SEC Network Launches Tonight

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Time flies when you’re building a network from scratch. It seems like just yesterday ESPN and the Southeastern Conference officials gathered in Atlanta to announce plans to launch SEC Network, a new television channel and accompanying digital platform that will provide SEC content 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
June 23, 2014

ESPN's FIFA World Cup Coverage by the Numbers

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
32 teams. 32 days. One world-class network. ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil continues to post significant television and digital audience growth, but what does it take to broadcast one of the biggest sporting events in the world? Keep score with ESPN Front Row’s infographic below.
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