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Archive for August 2012

August 31, 2012

Disney Goes Back to School with Families

By Heather Hust Rivera, The Walt Disney Company

As families are getting ready for the new school year, The Walt Disney Company is getting in on the fun with a new “Back to School Drive” program and several new products and services designed to make the transition into the school year fun and easy for students and families.

August 30, 2012

New Disney Park Experiences Result in Economic Benefit for Communities Around the World

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

We continue to show dynamic growth at our parks and resorts around the world, and our recent expansion at several of our destinations has resulted in thousands of jobs being created.

August 28, 2012

International Round-Up: Summer Highlights in Europe

By Heather Hust Rivera, The Walt Disney Company

Did you know that The Walt Disney Company operates on six continents – and all seven if you count filming in Antarctica for Disneynature’s Earth? From time to time, we’ll update you on what’s happening in various regions around the world. Today, we’ll take a virtual flight to Europe to review some summer highlights.

August 28, 2012

ESPN Podcast Gives an Inside Look at New Major League Baseball Deal

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

Today, ESPN and Major League Baseball announced they have reached an eight-year, multiplatform rights extension – effective 2014 through 2021 – that will significantly increase the amount of MLB content across ESPN platforms.

The result: Fans can expect to see more baseball than ever before on ESPN, including more regular-season contests, the addition of an annual Wild Cardgame, more footage and highlight rights and content for WatchESPN.

Topics: ESPN
Tags: MLB
August 28, 2012

Sensational Summer for Disney Channel

By Michael Maney, Disney/ABC Television Group

For Disney Channel, this was truly a summer to celebrate! The kid-driven, family inclusive television network just concluded its most successful summer on record, ranking as the No. 1 cable television network in total day among total viewers, according to Nielsen Television Index’s audience measurements.

August 27, 2012

Katie Couric Adds Her Voice to Daytime Beginning September 10

By Russell Newell, Disney/ABC Television Group

Fascinating stories are at the heart of everything we do here at Disney/ABC Television Group and it'll be at the heart of our new daytime talk show, Katie.

Tags: Katie
August 24, 2012

Disney On Ice Ready to Rock

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

In just one week, fans in Florida can see Scottish heroine Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave make her ice-skating debut when Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After launches its North American tour.

August 23, 2012

Hot Summer for Disney Mobile Games

By Mariam Sughayer, Disney Interactive

If you've visited the App Store lately you might have noticed that several top downloaded games are from Disney. Disney Mobile Games claimed the top three positions on the US App Store paid chart for 13 days straight with the recent launches of Where’s My Perry?, Temple Run: Brave and the continued success of Where’s My Water?.

August 22, 2012

Inside Perspective: Toy Makers Bring Disney Stories to Life

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

What makes working at The Walt Disney Company so exciting is the opportunity to meet some amazing people who bring our characters and stories to life. This is the first in a series that will introduce you to some of these unique and dedicated professionals – people who make Disney more than just another company.

We begin with a group seriously dedicated to fun and games – our toy makers! I recently sat down with Armen Mkrtchyan, a toys technology manager at Disney Consumer Products, who explained how his team uses new technologies to bring Disney characters to life.

August 21, 2012

First Look: Winnie the Pooh and Our Sweet Smackerels

By Tanya Ropella, Disney Consumer Products

Looking for a blissful moment in your day? At Disney Consumer Products, we're hard at work developing products that create those special moments.

Of course when you’re working with warm and loveable character like Winnie the Pooh, you can’t help but have fun. Nostalgic and popular, Pooh continues to grow in popularity while sparking fond memories.