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January 3, 2014

Disney News This Week: Lucasfilm and Marvel Join Forces to Publish 'Star Wars' Comics, 'Frozen' Crosses $500 Million in Worldwide Box Office, Rose and Fiesta Bowls on ESPN

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Just this morning, Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment released their first big announcement for 2014. The two are joining forces to bring new "Star Wars" adventures, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish "Star Wars" comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015. In fact, the agreement marks a homecoming for the "Star Wars" comic books. If you didn’t know, Marvel Comics published the first "Star Wars" comic book, "Star Wars" #1, in March 1977, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. Thereafter, Marvel Comics published its "Star Wars" series for nine years.
December 30, 2013

Q&A with 'Tinker Bell: An Evolution' Author Mindy Johnson

By Tracy Stecko, Disney Consumer Products
Whether you remember her as the spunky sidekick to Peter Pan or watched her embark on magical fairy adventures, Tinker Bell is a cherished character for Disney fans of all ages. Tinker Bell’s journey began in J.M Barrie’s original version of "Peter Pan," and the feisty fairy is still relevant today as one of Disney’s most popular female characters. Her roots are now explored in "Tinker Bell: An Evolution," published by Disney Editions and authored by Mindy Johnson, a Disney creative consultant and avid Tinker Bell fan. Mindy explores the fairy’s evolution with never before seen pictures from the Animation Research Library (ARL) and shares her experience working with Disney Legends Alice Davis and Marc Davis. Disney Post recently sat down with Mindy to discuss the book and her passion for our favorite fairy.
December 27, 2013

Disney News This Week: New 'Million Dollar Arm' Trailer Released, 'Frozen' on Billboard 200 and Holidays at Disneyland Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Pictures released a brand-new trailer for "Million Dollar Arm," dated for domestic release on May 16, 2014. The story follows sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) as he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “Million Dollar Arm.”
December 26, 2013

All-New 'SportsCenter' App Scores with Sports Fans and Users

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Just last month, the ESPN Digital Media team launched an all-new "SportsCenter" app for both iOS and Android smartphones.

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