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February 25, 2015

Disney Movie Moments Celebrates Compassion Month with February Film Festival

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Another way Disney is celebrating this Compassion Month is through the first-ever February Film Festival via Disney Movie Moments, a flagship program that brings first-run movies to more than 40 children’s hospitals across the U.S.

February 24, 2015

Disney Sweeps Oscars® Animation Categories

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Sunday was a big night for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as Big Hero 6 was named Best Animated Feature and Feast earned the title of Best Animated Short Film at the 87th Annual Academy Awards®.

February 20, 2015

Kevin Costner’s Long Relationship with Disney Endures with 'McFarland, USA'

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Actor Kevin Costner’s latest film role, starring as inspirational high school coach Jim White in McFarland, USA, opening today, continues his long relationship with The Walt Disney Company.
February 19, 2015

Disney and Marvel Join Forces with Child Life Council to Produce New Custom Comic Book for Hospital Care Packages

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The Avengers are not only saving the day in their comic book stories, they are also bringing comfort and joy to hundreds of children in hospitals across the United States. In honor of Compassion Month, Disney and Marvel teamed up with Child Life Council (CLC) to develop a limited-edition comic book for young patients in an effort to provide entertainment and normalcy during their hospital stay. The story—developed by fan-favorite writer Jim Zub and penciler Wellinton Alves, among others—features Avengers Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Falcon as they assemble to battle alien invader Fin Fang Foom. These mighty Super Heroes show readers that anything is possible with teamwork.
February 18, 2015

Disney Teams Up with KaBOOM! on New Playground in McFarland, California

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
It started out as a few concrete slabs and a mountain of mulch in the middle of a grass and dirt tract running along Highway 99 in the heart of Central California’s agricultural corridor. But in just five-and-a-half hours on a bright Sunday in mid-February, the town of McFarland had a new playground, thanks to a team effort by hundreds of Disney VoluntEARS, partners from nonprofit KaBOOM! and members of the McFarland community.
February 12, 2015

Disney Employee Brightens Children's Lives Through Make-A-Wish

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
We’ve covered Disney’s long-standing relationship with Make-A-Wish® on Disney Post, but you may be wondering how Disney and Make-A-Wish work together—and have for nearly 35 years—to make wishes come to life for children with life-threatening medical conditions, nearly 100,000 times since 1980. A part of the answer is through dedicated Disney VoluntEARS like Russell Dott from The Walt Disney Studios. Since December 2013, Russell has played a significant role in bringing smiles and cheer to families around the country—both as an employee of Disney and as a wish granter with Make-A-Wish.
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.
February 2, 2015

Disney Celebrates Compassion Month

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
People typically display their admiration for a loved one by way of roses or chocolates this month. However, around the Company, Disney employees are finding more meaningful ways to spread love and compassion to kids, communities and organizations that need it most during Compassion Month.

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