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November 25, 2014

Disney Employees "Share the Joy" at Family Volunteer Day

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
November marks the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year, especially at Disney. Our VoluntEARS are kicking off the season with the “Share the Joy” campaign, which provides volunteering opportunities for Disney employees across the country. The first “Share the Joy” event took place this past Saturday, on Family Volunteer Day, where employees and their families got a head start on spreading holiday cheer in their neighborhoods. Disney Friends for Change—a global initiative that inspires kids and their families to make a lasting, positive change by helping people, communities and the planet—and Points of Light’s generationOn initiative invited mom, dad and kids of all ages to come together for a fun-filled day of service.
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.”

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