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Archive for December 2012

December 31, 2012

Disney Employee Honored for 50 Years of Service at Walt Disney Studios

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Every year The Walt Disney Company recognizes hundreds of employees who celebrate significant milestones, and this year nearly 400 employees were honored for their 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th and even 50th year of service at special functions in Los Angeles and New York. Hundreds more cast members also celebrated these milestones at our parks and resorts.

Imagine being part of the Disney magic for 50 years. To date, 22 individuals have reached that milestone, and now it’s part of Arlene Ludwig's story.

December 27, 2012

Disney Gives More Than $292 Million in 2012

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

To “wrap up” our season of giving series on the blog this month, we’re sharing an infographic that summarizes Disney’s 2012 giving efforts. From cash donations to VoluntEARS support, Disney is committed to promoting the happiness and well-being of kids and families each and every day. This year’s cash, product and in-kind donations totaled more than $292 million to projects and communities around the world, and 586,259 VoluntEAR hours to nonprofit organizations.

Topics: Citizenship
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.

December 25, 2012

Celebrating Christmas with a Classic Disney Short: 'Pluto's Christmas Tree'

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company

Growing up, one of my favorite Christmas traditions was watching Disney holiday cartoons — so today I’m sharing a still from my favorite Disney short, Pluto's Christmas Tree.

December 24, 2012

ESPN Basketball Holiday Games Past and Present

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

Basketball has been core to ESPN’s programming since even before there was an ESPN.

December 21, 2012

Walt Disney Imagineering Celebrates 60 Years

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Imagineering turned 60 this week, celebrating six decades of creativity and the genesis of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. This milestone celebrates the innovation and storytelling that has delighted billions of Disney guests globally.

December 21, 2012

Disney Magic Welcomes Holiday Shoppers in Japan

By Heather Hust Rivera, The Walt Disney Company

We’ve shared several stories about how the Company is celebrating the holidays around the world at our Parks and Resorts and through special holiday displays at department stores, including Barneys in New York and Harrods in London.

December 20, 2012

Swampy and Perry Celebrate the Season in 'Where's My Holiday?'

By Mariam Sughayer, Disney Interactive

With the success of our popular Where’s My Water? and Where’s My Perry? mobile games, today we're launching our newest game in the series — Where’s My Holiday?, featuring both Swampy the Alligator and Agent P.