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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.
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 19, 2014

2013 Landmark Year for Disney Citizenship

By Marni Tomljanovic, Disney Citizenship
At Disney, we believe that our concern for kids and families has to extend beyond their entertainment to the world around them.

Disney prospers because people take us into their hearts and homes. They have an emotional connection to our brand because of their experiences with it, so our actions as a company have to live up to the examples in the stories we tell. That is why we take seriously our obligation to produce responsible content and products, maintain respectful workplaces, invest in communities, and care for our planet.

Topics: Citizenship
March 11, 2014

Disney VoluntEARS Discover Meaning of 'Minga' During Global Service Project in Ecuador

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
One of the most special parts about working at Disney is feeling a sense of community—no matter where you work or what job you do. To see this feeling in action, you need look no further than the dedication of our Disney VoluntEARS. For more than 30 years, Disney employees have donated their time and expertise to make lasting, positive impacts outside of traditional work environments to support and strengthen local, and even global, communities.
Topics: Citizenship

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