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February 19, 2015

Disney and Marvel Join Forces with Child Life Council to Produce New Custom Comic Book for Hospital Care Packages

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The Avengers are not only saving the day in their comic book stories, they are also bringing comfort and joy to hundreds of children in hospitals across the United States. In honor of Compassion Month, Disney and Marvel teamed up with Child Life Council (CLC) to develop a limited-edition comic book for young patients in an effort to provide entertainment and normalcy during their hospital stay. The story—developed by fan-favorite writer Jim Zub and penciler Wellinton Alves, among others—features Avengers Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Falcon as they assemble to battle alien invader Fin Fang Foom. These mighty Super Heroes show readers that anything is possible with teamwork.
January 16, 2015

Disney News This Week: Disney Films Receive Nine Oscar Nominations, 'Star Wars' Half Marathon Weekend Arrives at Disneyland Resort, New Global Toy Lines Celebrate Upcoming Disney•Pixar Films, 'Anna and Elsa's Frozen Fantasy' Comes to Tokyo Disney Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Nominations in all 24 categories of the Academy Awards® were announced this week, and Disney films garnered nine nominations: Actress in a Supporting Role—Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"; Animated Feature Film—"Big Hero 6," Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conti; Costume Design—"Into the Woods," Colleen Atwood, and Maleficent, Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive; Makeup and Hairstyling—Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy," Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White; Production Design—"Into the Woods," Dennis Gassner (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration); Short Film (Animated)—"Feast," Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed; Visual Effects—Marvel’s "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick, and Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy," Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould. For the full list of Oscar® nominations and more details about this year's telecast, visit Oscar.com. Watch live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 on ABC (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).
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.
December 26, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Into the Woods' Now Playing in Theaters, Sneak Peek of 'Marvel's Agent Carter,' 'Aladdin' Cast Heads to Times Square Wishing Wall

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp, "Into the Woods" is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of "Cinderella," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Rapunzel"—all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch who has put a curse on them.
November 7, 2014

Technology's Role in Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Fighting an evil villain and saving the day are probably not very high on an average teenager’s daily to-do list. But for robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, star of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature Big Hero 6, those tasks just happen to pop up on a typical weekday. With the film opening in domestic theaters today, audiences can now join the mini mastermind and his inflatable robot sidekick, Baymax, on an action-packed adventure as they get entangled in a dangerous plot unfolding in the bustling, East-meets-West city of San Fransokyo.
October 28, 2014

Marvel Studios Unveils Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts.
Topics: Marvel
October 20, 2014

DCP Spreads the Magic of Healthy Living at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
"Disney Magic of Healthy Living" is a commitment carried across each of The Walt Disney Company's business segments and is dedicated to inspiring families and children to lead healthier lifestyles. The initiative helps parents by making nutritious eating and physical activity more appealing through engaging content, useful tools and unique experiences.
October 17, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disney's MyMagic+ Honored with 'Innovation by Design' Award, New Animated 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' Television Series, 'Aladdin' Breaks New Amsterdam Theatre Record for Second Time, 'Big Hero 6' Sizzle

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
MyMagic+—the collection of tools taking the guest experience to the next level at the Walt Disney World Resort—was recently honored with an “Innovation by Design” award by the popular magazine and website, "Fast Company." MyMagic+ received the top spot in the “Experience Design” category when "Fast Company" revealed the 10 best designs of the year at their annual “Innovation by Design” Awards and Conference in New York City.
September 17, 2014

How Synergy Inspires Disney's Innovative Merchandise and Products

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
Collaboration is a huge part of the way we do business at the Company—so much so that it continuously drives us to create innovative merchandise at Disney Consumer Products. This process, in turn, lets families all over the world re-experience the Disney magic from movie and television screens in their own homes. But with a company as big as Disney, you may be wondering how films and TV shows inspire our cutting-edge and themed products? The answer is simple: teamwork.
August 22, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disney's 'Frozen' Comes to Disney Club Penguin, Disney Springs' Storyline Unveiled, 'Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion' Premieres October 3 and Marvel Studios Releases a First Look at 'Ant-Man'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Disney Club Penguin is bringing the magic of Disney’s "Frozen" to Club Penguin Island now through September 3. During the Frozen Party, members can dress up like their favorite characters from the film, including Olaf, Sven, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff. They will also start the party by searching for Elsa’s magic snowflakes that are hidden around the island.

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