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April 11, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disneynature's 'Monkey Kingdom,' CGI Ride-Through of 'Seven Dwarfs Mine Train' and 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Trailer

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
"Bears" hits theaters on Friday, April 18, and Disneynature’s already getting ready for next year with the announcement of their latest film, "Monkey Kingdom," this week. The story will spotlight the gripping reality of a newborn monkey and its mother struggling to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop—a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia, alongside a rich cast of forest characters.
March 28, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Newsies' Celebrates Second Anniversary, ESPN Earns 46 Sports Emmy Nominations, Big Thunder Mountain Re-Opens at Disneyland and More

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
"Newsies," the Tony® Award-winning "Critics' Pick" originally announced for 101 performances in 2012 and now approaching its 900th performance, celebrates two years on Broadway tomorrow, March 29, at the Nederlander Theatre. Since bursting onto Broadway, "Newsies" has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the highest grossing show of the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations—including eight Tony Award nods—and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.
March 26, 2014

Bestselling Disney Series 'Kingdom Keepers' Concludes in Final Book, Out Next Week

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
Disney Publishing Worldwide award-winning author Ridley Pearson is back with his bestselling series Kingdom Keepers, which follows five teens who were transported to the Disney Parks through a technological glitch. For more than three years, Ridley’s Kingdom Keepers have done little more than surveillance missions into the Disney Parks after dark to prevent Disney’s destruction.
March 25, 2014

Disney Cruise Line Offering New Destinations in 2015

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Today, Disney Cruise Line announced their Summer 2015 itineraries, including a new course for northern Europe exploring the Norwegian fjords, Iceland and the Farhoe Islands for the first time. The summer itineraries will also include a return to the Baltic with sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as cruises to the Mediterranean, Alaska, Caribbean and Bahamas.
March 24, 2014

Disney Parks Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 'it's a small world'

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
In April 1964, “it’s a small world” opened at the New York World’s Fair to pay tribute to UNICEF’s work for children around the world. Now, half a century later, Disney Parks is celebrating the iconic Disneyland attraction’s 50th anniversary. And you’re invited to join the celebration on April 10 as hundreds of voices from our parks around the world come together for a first-of-its-kind, online global sing-along at SmallWorld50.com.
March 18, 2014

Shanghai Disneyland's Treasure Cove Unveiled

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
On this day in 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean debuted at Disneyland in Anaheim. Nearly 50 years later, as part of The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled creative details including the first-ever Pirates-themed land and a new Pirates of the Caribbean attraction designed for the Shanghai Disney Resort.
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 12, 2014

Inspiring Young Actors, Dancers and Musicians Through Disney Performing Arts

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Since 1955 when Walt Disney personally invited California high school students to perform at the grand opening of Disneyland Park, Disney Parks has worked to inspire the creative talents of young performers.

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