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April 7, 2014

'Captain America 3' Gets Release Date as Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Sets April Record

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened domestically this weekend with a stellar $95 million for the biggest April debut of all time. Buoyed by $10.2 million in Thursday night screenings, the film set Friday, Saturday and Sunday daily records for the month of April.

March 31, 2014

Disney's 'Frozen' and Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Heat Up Box Offices Around the World

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
With a cumulative global gross of more than $1.073 billion, Disney’s "Frozen" passed Disney•Pixar’s "Toy Story 3" over the weekend to become the biggest animated film of all time. It’s also now No. 10 on the list of all-time highest grossing films. "Frozen" opened wide in the U.S. on November 27, spent 16 consecutive weeks in the top 10 and has grossed $398.4 million domestically. Internationally, it has taken in $675.5 million, with its final opening on March 14 in Japan, where it has been No. 1 for three straight weeks and brought in more than $51 million.
March 14, 2014

Disney News This Week: Kermit Goes to the White House, New 'Maleficent' Poster Revealed, Marvel Celebrates 75 Years and More

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Muppets Most Wanted star Kermit the Frog made a very special visit to the White House this past Wednesday. The world-famous amphibian joined First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, to introduce his latest film for a military-family screening. Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters March 21.

March 7, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disney and Dish Network Distribution Deal, ABC's Oscars Scores Most-Watched Telecast Since 2004 and More

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this week, Disney and DISH Network Corporation announced a groundbreaking, long-term and wide-ranging distribution agreement that will provide DISH customers with access to Disney’s robust lineup of top quality sports, news and entertainment content across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. The renewal agreement supports the companies’ mutual goal to deliver the best video content to customers across multiple platforms. This also strengthens the value of the multichannel video subscription and creates the opportunity for DISH to deliver new services in the future.
February 26, 2014

Marvel Unveils New Custom Comic Book Created for Children's Hospital Care Packages

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
As Compassion Month coverage wraps up, we’d like to end on a heroic note. We are thrilled to unveil an exclusive Marvel comic book—crafted for some very special kids by the House of Ideas’ creative agency, Marvel Custom Solutions—starring none other than the world-famous Armored Avenger, Iron Man! Developed in conjunction with Child Life Council, the custom comic book, which folds open to reveal an exciting poster, hopes to inspire young patients and other kids as they work to overcome adversity. The all-new adventure presents a dramatic clash between Iron Man and his infamous foe, Fin Fang Foom, as a metaphor for the super powers we all have within us that we draw upon to help get us through difficult times. The comic—which features the work of writer Jim Zub; penciler Wellinton Alves; inker Anderson Silva; colorist Guru eFX; letterer Joe Sabino; and cover artist Jee-Hyung—will be a limited edition issue. Only 250,000 copies will be made available in print.
February 25, 2014

Disney Movies Anywhere Launches with iTunes Today

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Planning to snap up this winter’s hit film Frozen as it becomes available on Digital HD today? Head over to the iTunes app store and add another download to your queue, because Disney Movies Anywhere—Disney’s all-new digital movie service and app—is here, and it’s free!
February 22, 2014

Disney News This Week: Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer, 'Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade' Costumes Revealed, Yahoo-ABC News Network Online News Leader for 24 Consecutive Months

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this week, a brand-new trailer for Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy"—in theaters August 1—was released. The story finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain; but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.
February 17, 2014

Disney Supercharges 2014 American International Toy Fair with Award Wins and Action-Packed Product Lines

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
Today, as we kick off the 2014 American International Toy Fair, we announced that the Toy Industry Association (TIA) has awarded Disney’s Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up Center by Just Play “Preschool Toy of the Year.” The award was first announced at the annual Toy of the Year Awards, a prestigious toy industry awards program that identifies the top toys available during the previous calendar year. Winners are selected based on votes from toy manufacturers, retailers, media and consumers.
February 3, 2014

Retail Shelves are 'Frozen' with Bestseller Products

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products

As fans are belting out “Let It Go” and other hit songs during the special Frozen sing-along engagement in theaters across the country, Anna and Elsa are bringing their frosty adventures to store shelves in retailers nationwide!

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