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November 24, 2014

ABC Family Behind #PopUpSanta

By Nicole Balgemino, Disney/ABC Television Group
Last week on ABC’s "Good Morning America" ("GMA"), ABC Family announced the network’s ownership of Pop Up Santa (#PopUpSanta)—the giveaway craze that launched on November 11, and has been sweeping the nation with holiday cheer since then. ABC Family also surprised "GMA" fans gathered in Times Square with special Pop Up Santa gifts to celebrate the network’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event, which starts December 1. The massive Pop Up Santa initiative features more than 50 local giveaways, surprising lucky passersbys with items such as gift cards, cozy accessories to fight the winter cold and even brand-new bicycles.
November 21, 2014

Disney News This Week: ABC to Air Special on Disney Theatrical Productions, New 'Cinderella' Trailer Released, Two New Hotels and Disneytown Announced for Shanghai Disney Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
In celebration of Disney Theatrical Productions' 20 years on Broadway, the ABC Television Network will air "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years, airing" on Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m. ET and hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of ABC's "Modern Family." This one-hour special, produced by Lincoln Square Productions, takes viewers on a journey through the creation of Disney's eight Broadway musicals: "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "AIDA," "Tarzan," "The Little Mermaid," "Mary Poppins," "Newsies" and "Aladdin." The ABC special features new commentary and revealing anecdotes by the stars and theatre professionals about the creation and long runs of these beloved titles.
November 20, 2014

A Celebration of Disney Trains

By Billy Stanek, The Walt Disney Company
As The Walt Disney Family Museum unveils its new exhibit "All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains," we look back at some rarely seen photos and a very special moment in Disney train history.
November 20, 2014

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Honored with Prestigious Industry Awards

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
This week, the Themed Entertainment Associated (TEA) announced the recipients for their 21st annual Thea Awards. These awards seek to acknowledge the outstanding achievements in the themed entertainment industry in addition to the creative talent behind each attraction or experience. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was honored to receive three awards, including the Thea Classic award for Disneyland’s "it’s a small world" attraction in Anaheim, California. Incoming TEA president Steve Birket deemed it’s a small world a “timeless classic,” calling the attraction “a metaphor for our increasingly global industry.”
November 20, 2014

Code.org Releases 'Frozen' Hour of Code Tutorial

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive and Code.org just unveiled a computer science tutorial featuring heroines Anna and Elsa from "Frozen." The tutorial kicks off the second-annual Hour of Code campaign, a worldwide effort to broaden participation in computer science—especially by girls—during Computer Science Education Week (taking place December 8–14). Students around the world will learn to write code that enables "Disney Infinity" versions of Disney’s "Frozen" characters Anna and Elsa to draw snowflakes and snowmen and perform magical “ice craft” in Code.org’s signature lesson for the Hour of Code 2014. Additionally, the tutorial aims to teach logic and math and nurtures creative thinking through introductory computer programming.

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