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December 27, 2013

Disney News This Week: New 'Million Dollar Arm' Trailer Released, 'Frozen' on Billboard 200 and Holidays at Disneyland Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Pictures released a brand-new trailer for "Million Dollar Arm," dated for domestic release on May 16, 2014. The story follows sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) as he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “Million Dollar Arm.”
December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from The Walt Disney Company

By Billy Stanek, The Walt Disney Company
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club asked artists from around The Walt Disney Company what their favorite characters would most want for the holiday season.
December 24, 2013

The Holidays Arrive at The Walt Disney Studios Lot

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The cheerful melody of Christmas Carols. The smell of gingerbread cookies in the air. Brightly lit garland and Christmas Trees galore. Sounds like the perfect holiday scene.
December 23, 2013

'Tech' the Halls with Boughs of Toys

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
‘Tis the season! We’re celebrating the holidays at Disney Consumer Products with a sleigh full of innovative products for every family. From storytelling that comes alive to a magical princess castle, these products embody Disney’s commitment to innovation, while reinforcing our rich storytelling heritage. Join us as we spotlight some examples of how Disney is leading the convergence of toys and technology.
December 19, 2013

International Roundup: A Disney Holiday in Japan

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas in the United States next week, we wanted to share how the magic of Disney is infusing the holiday spirit all the way to Japan. Throughout the past couple of months, Disney fans and locals had the opportunity to experience various holiday-themed stunts all throughout the country. Let’s hop aboard the sleigh and travel overseas!
February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day at Disney: The History of Disney and Hallmark

By Tanya Ropella, Disney Consumer Products

Today we are sharing two early Minnie Mouse Valentine’s Day cards from the Hall Brothers (Hallmark), dating back to 1935-1937. The first cards started with our favorite characters, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, but later included other favored characters such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pluto and the irascible Donald Duck.

February 12, 2013

Disney Parks Celebrate Lunar New Year

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Lunar New Year is a time of family traditions and wonderful wishes for the future. During this time, several of our parks and resorts around the world celebrate with exciting festivities and ceremonies that engage and immerse our guests in the holiday.

December 26, 2012

Disney Supports Toys for Tots to Spread Holiday Cheer

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

A new toy goes a long way in brightening a child's day during the holidays. So much so that Disney made a $150,000 donation to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Foundation, a nonprofit that collects new toys and distributes them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children. A portion of the donation — $100,000 — helped families impacted by Hurricane Sandy.