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January 11, 2014

Disney News This Week: Latest Disney Dream Portrait Features Actress Jessica Chastain as Merida, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Reaches No. 1 on Billboard 200, Disney•Pixar’s 'Party Central'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Bull’s eye! The Disney Parks Blog revealed the latest Disney Dream Portrait earlier this week, which features Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain as Merida from Disney•Pixar’s "Brave." Created by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the portrait is entitled "Where your destiny awaits” and can be seen in the February issue of "O – The Oprah Magazine."
January 10, 2014

Construction Begins for AVATAR-Inspired Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last October, we shared a first look at the expansion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and what guests can expect to encounter when they visit the park’s new AVATAR-inspired land.
January 8, 2014

Yahoo Finance Names Disney Company of the Year

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
One of the most exciting things about working at Disney is playing a part in the development of stellar products and experiences that touch the lives of so many around the globe. Knowing that alone makes my job all the more fulfilling and enjoyable.
January 7, 2014

Disney Legal Forms Pro-Bono Team to Help Families and Communities

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Just recently, we highlighted 10 ways that Disney gave back during the holidays. Disney Legal’s newly formed pro-bono team is one of the groups we mentioned, and their commitment to helping families and communities around us is extending beyond the holidays. Led by Associate General Counsel Karen Frederiksen, the group has already volunteered their time to help guide 14 adoptions through the L.A. County court system—and there’s more work on the way.
January 6, 2014

My First Disney VoluntEARS Experience: Operation Gratitude

By Max Lark, The Walt Disney Company
We stood looking at each other in front of the Operation Gratitude Center in Van Nuys, California, on a misty November morning, not sure of what to expect. If you’re not already familiar with the organization, Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.