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April 22, 2014

Six Things You Can Do to Protect Nature on Earth Day and Every Day

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The celebration of our planet doesn’t only span a day or month at Disney. We’re committed to protecting and conserving nature all year long. You may be wondering how the Company and employees stay green? Well, the answer is much simpler than you think. Small but important everyday actions make a world of a difference for us at Disney and our global community.
April 17, 2014

A Glimpse at a Never-Produced Mickey Mouse Short

By Billy Stanek, The Walt Disney Company
We often celebrate past moments from Disney from films, shorts and attractions in the “Archives” section of D23.com. And every once in a while, we get to show concept art that never made it to the production stage. It sits in Disney’s archives, waiting to inspire talent that research there.
April 15, 2014

Disney Named World's Most Reputable Company

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Forbes recently reported that The Walt Disney Company ranked in the top spot of the World’s Most Reputable Companies—an annual list that is constructed by world-renowned private consulting firm Reputation Institute. Out of 130 companies evaluated, Disney and Google shared the No. 1 position this year.

April 14, 2014

An Overview of ESPN's Digital Media Associates Program for Young Professionals

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
ESPNCareers.com is the place to jumpstart your job search and find careers in a variety of fields at “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.” But if you’re specifically interested in the digital media industry, ESPN’s Digital Media Associates (DMA) program might be a perfect fit for your professional aspirations.
April 2, 2014

Disney Celebrates Earth Month

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Yesterday marked the beginning of Earth Month, and it’s a special time for all of us at Disney—and even around the world—as we are reminded of how we can join together and care for the world we share.
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 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 25, 2014

How Disney Friends for Change Inspired Me

By Laura Marano, Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally"
Okay, this is a little embarrassing, but when I found out that I got the part for "Austin & Ally," I literally jumped up and down on my bed out of excitement. I just couldn’t help it! I had grown up with Disney Channel, and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t be thrilled about being on a Disney show? And this opportunity turned out to be way better than I ever could have imagined. I joined the Disney family and got the chance to do what I love every day, and on top of that, I’m also able to give to my community in so many ways.
March 24, 2014

Disney to Acquire Maker Studios, the Leading Network of Online Video Content

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
Furthering its goal of bringing content to consumers on all the platforms they prefer, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Maker Studios, the leading network of online video content on YouTube. Maker Studios shareholders will receive total consideration of $500 million, and a performance-linked earn-out of up to $450 million if the strong performance targets are met.

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