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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.
November 6, 2014

The Inspiration Behind Disney Animation's New Short 'Feast'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
“There’s something special about dinner.” According to director Patrick Osborne, that’s the simple inspiration for the charming new Walt Disney Animation Studios short "Feast" that debuts in front of Big Hero 6 this Friday, November 7. With its graphic shapes and bright colors, "Feast," as the title suggests, is a tale about food. But it’s also a love story and a life story experienced through canine eyes, as peppy pup Winston accompanies his human on a relationship roller coaster. “It is one of the first actual shorts done at Disney through our new shorts program,” Patrick says. “Over the past couple years, we’ve had shorts go in front of movies and it became clear that that was something that the studio wanted to keep doing.”
November 5, 2014

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Names 2014 Conservation Heroes

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Protecting diamondback terrapin turtles in New Jersey. Leading a coral restoration program in the Caribbean. Conserving fruit bats in Madagascar. Sound like pretty interesting careers, right? Many people around the world have an unwavering passion and interest in protecting nature and its precious wildlife. Every year, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) proudly honors these special individuals who dedicate their lives to preserving endangered species and wild places. Today, DWCF announced this year’s 19 Conservation Heroes, each of whom will receive a medal and a $1,500 award to share with the nonprofit organization that nominated them.
Topics: Citizenship
November 4, 2014

'Disney Movies Anywhere' Adds Android Access With Google Play

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Today, Disney announced that Google Play has joined "Disney Movies Anywhere" ("DMA") as a participating retailer. This means the "DMA" app is available on Android devices for the first time!
November 3, 2014

Disney VoluntEARS Build New Playspace for Veterans' Families

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Last week, 140 VoluntEARS—a team that consisted of senior leaders, including Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, Heroes Work Here veterans and Golden Oak Ranch staff members—helped transform an empty lot in Santa Clarita, California, into a kid-designed playspace in less than eight hours. Habitat for Humanity volunteers, along with local residents and organizers from KaBOOM!, also lent a hand to make the project come to life. Located on a campus that’s home to veterans’ families, the playground was designed to help former service members and their loved ones make the transition to civilian life.
Topics: Citizenship

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