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February 19, 2015

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Celebrates Lunar New Year

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last week, just in time for Chinese New Year, we shared some exciting news from Shanghai Disney Resort and its Garden of the Twelve Friends—a whimsical area of the theme park that recasts twelve favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar characters as members of the Chinese zodiac. “Jolly Holiday” lambs from Disney’s "Mary Poppins" were selected in honor of the Year of the Sheep. The Garden of the Twelve Friends will feature a garden wall decorated with flowering vines and colorful mosaic vignettes created in collaboration with local Chinese artists and craftsmen, and will resemble a classic Chinese garden where families can gather and relax together.
February 10, 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Big Hero 6' Crosses $500 Million Mark at Global Box Office

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
The Oscar®-nominated comedy adventure "Big Hero 6" hit the $500 million mark at the global box office this past weekend! This is the venerated animation studio’s fifth feature to reach such heights, joining "Frozen," "The Lion King," "Tangled" and "Aladdin" among its all-time biggest successes.
April 16, 2014

'Frozen's' Success at the Box Office and Beyond

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Since bringing its big chill to theaters around the world this past November, "Frozen" has experienced quite a storm of success, earning top marks at the box office and on countless film review lists. See how Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest release continues to break the ice—and recently claimed its place as the biggest animated movie of all time.
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 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.

April 4, 2014

Disney Publishing Worldwide Shines at Bologna Children's Book Fair

By Tracy Stecko, Disney Consumer Products
Bologna, Italy, is a city known for its culinary tradition. But did you also know that it’s the location of one of the largest children’s book festivals? Each year, Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) travels to Bologna, along with hundreds of publishers, editors, authors and agents to attend the Bologna Children’s Book Fair—a three-day event that is one of the most significant book festivals for the children’s publishing industry. In 2013, the fair had 1,200 exhibitors from 75 countries and 25,000 international professional trade representatives. This year’s book fair—which took place March 24–27—marked another action-packed event. DPW’s booth was a popular destination for guests and showcased the latest content from Disney’s publishing arm.
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.

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