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November 12, 2014

New 'Doc McStuffins' Shorts Inspire Families to Lead Healthier Lifestyles

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Encouraging kids to lead healthy lifestyles is an important part of the "Disney Magic of Healthy Living." Some of Disney’s most popular characters have lent their support in a variety of ways, and the latest face to join families as they try new foods and fun moves is Doc McStuffins.
November 11, 2014

Disney Selects Black List Writer, New Submission Window Announced

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
The Walt Disney Studios has added a writer to its Feature Writers Program and launched a new search for yet another talented scribe as part of its collaboration with The Black List to find undiscovered talent and foster diverse perspectives in storytelling. More than 1,000 writers across the globe uploaded scripts to The Black List for consideration during the submission period between March and May of this year. Several of these individuals were recommended to Disney by The Black List, and ultimately Nicole Avenia’s script "The Ice Pond," which was named The Black List Featured Script for February 2014, earned her a spot in the Studios’ Feature Writers Program.
November 10, 2014

Disney Grants $1 Million to Inner-City Arts' Creativity Lab

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Today’s youth hold the key to the future. Their ideas will guide us in to the world of tomorrow, which is why we aim to inspire them through our stories, products and experiences at Disney. Whether it’s creating a character like Hiro Hamada from "Big Hero 6" or opening a portal to their favorite Disney films through our attractions at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the Company has a rich legacy of finding new ways to encourage the young and young at heart to imagine and dream. Inner-City Arts, a Los Angeles-based organization founded on a dream to better the lives of children through creative exploration, has supported that same, significant philosophy since it opened its doors to four students in 1989. For nearly 20 years, The Walt Disney Company has joined Inner-City Arts in its mission to inspire underserved children and unlock their imaginations. This steadfast commitment has enabled us to reach hundreds of those dreamers and doers who will create a brighter tomorrow.
Topics: Citizenship
November 8, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Toy Story 4' Announced, New 'Into the Woods' Trailer, 'Star Wars': Episode VII Gets a Title—'The Force Awakens'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Nearly two decades after Pixar Animation Studios created the world’s first computer-animated feature film with Toy Story, it revealed plans for Disney•Pixar’s "Toy Story 4," an adventure that returns audiences to the world of the studio’s signature characters. John Lasseter, director of the original "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2," will direct the film, which opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the "Toy Story" gang. The story was dreamt up by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich, the storytellers who have been the driving force behind all three Toy Story films. Writing team Rashida Jones and Will McCormack joined the project, and Pixar veteran Galyn Susman is producing. The film is slated for release on June 16, 2017.
November 7, 2014

Technology's Role in Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Fighting an evil villain and saving the day are probably not very high on an average teenager’s daily to-do list. But for robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, star of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature Big Hero 6, those tasks just happen to pop up on a typical weekday. With the film opening in domestic theaters today, audiences can now join the mini mastermind and his inflatable robot sidekick, Baymax, on an action-packed adventure as they get entangled in a dangerous plot unfolding in the bustling, East-meets-West city of San Fransokyo.