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Archive for September 2012

September 28, 2012

First Look: Disney's Friends for Change Ambassadors Spread Conservation Message

By Alex Liakos, The Walt Disney Company Corporate Citizenship

Today, I’m excited to give you a first look at the new Disney’s Friends for Change Ambassador spot, featuring Ross Lynch and Laura Marano from Disney Channel's Austin & Ally. The Disney stars joined TreePeople—a nonprofit dedicated to growing a sustainable future—to connect kids with nature and create green spaces at San Pedro Elementary School in Los Angeles.

September 27, 2012

Where's My Frankenweenie? Studio and Interactive Stitch Together an Electrifying Mobile Promotion

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

We’ve got Frankenweenie on the brain. We’re heading into our third weekend at the special “Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition” at Disney’s California Adventure (on display through November 5 before continuing its international tour), where we are also showing an extended sneak peek of the film, and we just celebrated the Frankenweenie world premiere September 20 at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

September 26, 2012

Behind the Scenes with Disney Parks Cast Members

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, each of our cast members around the world plays an important role in making magic for our guests. Much of the experience in the parks depends on our cast. Some work onstage in roles that interact directly with guests, while others are busy backstage supporting the magic from behind-the-scenes. As a cast member, I see first-hand the difference everyone who works at a Disney destination makes in a family’s vacation.

September 25, 2012

Disney VoluntEARS Participate in Coastal Cleanups from Los Angeles to Hong Kong

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

As a Disney VoluntEAR, it feels good to know that I’m part of a global team dedicated to making a difference in communities around the world.

This fall, hundreds of Disney VoluntEARS are helping to protect wildlife and marine ecosystems. It’s part of an annual effort that gives employees - along with their friends and families - an opportunity to participate in coastal cleanup events.

So far, cleanups have taken place in Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

September 21, 2012

Space Shuttle Endeavour Flies Over The Walt Disney Studios

By Heather Hust Rivera, The Walt Disney Company

Today, we thought it would be fun to share a couple photos we captured as the Space Shuttle Endeavour flew over The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank on its way to Los Angeles International Airport. Employees on the Studio Lot cheered with excitement as the legendary shuttle circled overhead several times before continuing on its final flight.

September 21, 2012

Infographic: Swampy the Alligator to Celebrate One Year

By Mariam Sughayer, Disney Interactive

Tomorrow, we’re celebrating the birthday of one of our most beloved characters at Disney Interactive, Swampy the Alligator. We're excited to mark this one-year milestone by giving you a first look at a fun Where's My Water? infographic that reminds us of the impact Swampy has had across The Walt Disney Company.

To see what Swampy has been up to and where he's headed next, check back tomorrow!

September 20, 2012

Walt Disney Imagineering Takes Teens Behind the Scenes

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Imagineering is where the magic of Disney’s theme parks, resorts, attractions and ships is dreamed up and brought to life.

Imagineers are extremely passionate about designing and creating immersive, themed experiences, and they’re equally passionate about sharing their creativity and innovation with students interested in the arts and STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math.

September 19, 2012

Brewin' and Bout to Begin: 'Saving Mr. Banks' Starts Production Today in Los Angeles

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

The 1964 movie musical Mary Poppins may be practically perfect in every way, but the road to making it was anything but. It took Walt Disney 20 years to get the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, and the demanding author insisted on script and character control.