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November 2, 2012

Disney News This Week: Disney English Expands, 'Oz The Great & Powerful' Poster, 'The Lion King' in Dublin, ABC News Windows 8 App

By Heather Hust Rivera, The Walt Disney Company

Here are some quick updates that we haven’t yet shared on the Disney Post from the week of October 29:

Disney English Expands to Southern China — Disney English recently opened three new centers in Guangzhou, expanding into the Southern China market. Parents and children in Guangzhou can now experience the award-winning English Language Learning (ELL) at the new Jin Hai Wan center, Lin He Dong center and Tian He Park center. Children are engaged through timeless stories from Disney in an immersive environment supported by cutting-edge technology. Learn more about the program here.

New Poster for Oz The Great & Powerful Released — Get a glimpse of the Wicked Witch in the new poster for Oz The Great & Powerful, in theaters March 8, 2013. Disney’s upcoming fantastical adventure imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. Click here to visit the film's official website.

The Lion King Stage Show to Make Irish Debut — The Lion King will open at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin on April 27, 2013, as part of the show's first-ever tour of the UK and Ireland. This international production brings together a cast and crew from 17 different countries. The Lion King is the largest musical production ever to tour Ireland and the UK and will visit 10 cities over the next two and a half years, with further dates and locations to be announced. Click here to read more about Disney Theatrical’s international productions.

ABC News Announces Release of New ABC News Windows 8 App — Designed for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system and tablet, the recently launched ABC News Windows 8 App features high-quality videos, photo slideshows, breaking news stories and exclusive interviews that users can expect from ABC News. The new app takes advantage of Windows 8 features by providing multiple layout choices based on the time of day and enhanced gestures like swipe down and snap view functionality. Windows 8 users can download the app here.

Disney English recently opened three new centers in Guangzhou, expanding into the Southern China market.
Here's a glimpse of the Wicked Witch in the new poster for "Oz The Great & Powerful," in theaters March 8, 2013.
"The Lion King" will open at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin on April 27, 2013, as part of the show's first-ever tour of the UK and Ireland.
Designed for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system and tablet, the recently launched ABC News Windows 8 App features content that users can expect from ABC News.