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April 1, 2014

Disneytoon Executive on the Animation Studio Behind 'The Pirate Fairy' and 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Today, the new Tinker Bell film The Pirate Fairy is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD. The fifth film in the popular Fairies series, The Pirate Fairy is a swashbuckling new adventure from Disneytoon Studios—one of three feature animation studios that call The Walt Disney Studios home.

March 6, 2014

Disney Employee Profile: Spotlight on a Designer

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Strolling through the Glendale Central Creative Campus, we bump into Melissa Cassara, a third-generation Disney employee. “My grandfather worked at the Studio as a carpenter, and my father was a set dresser and would often work on Disney productions. My mother even worked on the Studio lot,” she says. “I feel special carrying on the Disney tradition in my family.”
January 15, 2014

Employee Profile: Spotlight on a Senior Applications Engineer

By Claudia Ball, Disney/ABC Television Group
If you’re an avid viewer of ABC News programming like me, you can’t help but notice some of the stunning and eye-catching graphics that surround your television screen. Thanks to these innovations, ABC viewers from around the world can not only be tuned in to the latest breaking news, but they can also see what people are saying on social media about important issues and causes.
December 16, 2013

Disney Employee Profile: Food Services Coordinator at Walt Disney World Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Once you step inside Walt Disney World Resort, you can’t miss the ear-to-ear smiles and cheerful faces of our Cast Members who are ready to help create memories that our guests will always cherish. And there’s no better time to join the Cast at Walt Disney World Resort in the quick service restaurant, transportation, housekeeping and vacation planning areas in full-time, part-time and seasonal opportunities.
November 5, 2013

Disney Princess Makes a Splash with Ariel-Inspired Products

By Tanya Ropella, Disney Consumer Products

Last month, The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-ray™ was released, along with a vast line of new products from Disney Consumer Products (DCP) to celebrate Disney Princess Ariel. The new product collection draws inspiration from Ariel's spirited, adventurous and determined personality and features items for collectors, little princesses and adult princesses from dolls and role play to beauty and fashion.

September 25, 2013

Q&A with Walt Disney Animation Studios' Burny Mattinson

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
At last month’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, surprised longtime Disney animator Burny Mattinson by bringing him onstage to celebrate his 60 years with the Company.
September 24, 2013

Employee Profile: Spotlight on a Visual Development Artist

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Strolling through the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, home to the Walt Disney Animation Studios, and classics such as "Wreck-It Ralph," "Tangled," and the upcoming comedy adventure "Frozen," you see and hear things that are very rarely seen or heard outside those hallowed halls—conversations between top animators about a change in the story line of a future animated feature and displayed concept art that beautifully depicts scenes from films, among other captivating sights and sounds.
July 23, 2013

Disney Employee Profile: Spotlight on a Social Media Coordinator

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Do you “Like” Disney on Facebook or follow @Disney on Twitter? Social media has quickly become one of the most important ways we connect with our fans from around the world here at Disney. And, at the time of this blog post, the company has more than 665 million collective and worldwide “Likes” across Disney-branded Facebook pages alone.
July 17, 2013

Disney Interns Share Their Success Stories

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Whether you're a current student or a recent graduate, a Disney Professional Internship is the perfect way to jumpstart your career in the field of your choice.

June 20, 2013

Behind the Brush: What It's Like to Be a Disney Parks Painter

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Visiting a Disney Park is an experience like no other – there are countless things to see and do, and each one has been crafted with unparalleled creativity, attention to detail, and magic. Disney Cast and Crew Members around the world care for our parks and resorts in a number of ways, each an important part of preserving and furthering the Disney legacy. For example, have you ever wondered how an attraction like Disneyland’s King Arthur Carrousel can still sparkle and gleam like it did when the park first opened?