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October 8, 2014

Disney Wedding Cakes Come to Life with Image-Mapping Technology

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we continually push the boundaries of creativity and innovation to surprise and delight guests. Our latest innovation was recently unveiled at "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons" showcase. Visitors got a glimpse of how technology and storytelling align to transform wedding cakes with fully customizable image-mapping projection.
October 7, 2014

'Sleeping Beauty' Released from the Disney Vault

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
It’s a dreamy day for Sleeping Beauty fans with new home entertainment and music releases now available in celebration of the animated classic’s 55th anniversary! Adapted from Charles Perrault’s 17th-century version of the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty was an incredible undertaking that stands the test of time. Three hundred animators and artists spent six years making the film and generated nearly one million drawings and other pieces of art in the process. Its production design and artistry continue to be admired today, and it also spawned, in this writer’s opinion, one of the most memorable villains in movie history. (You know who I’m talking about, but as we discovered in this summer’s Maleficent, maybe she isn’t so villainous after all.)
October 6, 2014

Disney/ABC Television Group Employees Take Part in Festival of Short Films

By Beth Deitchman, The Walt Disney Company
When you share an idea with someone, you never know where it might lead. Perhaps you’ll collaborate with a colleague with whom you would otherwise never cross paths, or discover untapped talents that have nothing to do with your job. You might even find yourself on the red carpet of a film festival. This past summer, Sean Cannon, an editor at ABC Entertainment Marketing, had an idea to expand a small, grass-roots film showcase that was held for his department. He partnered with Claudia Ball, Internal Communications manager, who thought that a festival of shorts created by Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) employees would fit nicely into their annual summer event organized for DATG employees. “The Summer Event has always hinged or centered around creativity and innovation,” Claudia details. “The film festival would be a way for employees to have their voices heard and show how creative they are.”
October 2, 2014

Disney Board Extends Bob Iger's Term as Chairman and CEO Through June 30, 2018

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors announced today that it has extended Bob Iger’s contract as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer through June 30, 2018.
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October 1, 2014

A Look Inside the Walt Disney Archives' New Exhibit on the Studio Lot

By Billy Stanek, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this year the Walt Disney Archives, located on the Disney Studio Lot, received a small refresh of their on-site exhibit spaces to showcase even more interesting and unique items from Disney history, pieces that have been rarely seen since they were used on set or elsewhere. Disney Archivist Kevin Kern recently provided a brief virtual tour of the latest displays on WaltDisneyArchives.com. One of the newest (and coolest!) additions is the Archives’ recreation of a Disney animator’s office straight from the booming year of 1940, when beloved films like "Pinocchio" and "Fantasia" were released.