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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.”
November 20, 2014

Code.org Releases 'Frozen' Hour of Code Tutorial

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive and Code.org just unveiled a computer science tutorial featuring heroines Anna and Elsa from "Frozen." The tutorial kicks off the second-annual Hour of Code campaign, a worldwide effort to broaden participation in computer science—especially by girls—during Computer Science Education Week (taking place December 8–14). Students around the world will learn to write code that enables "Disney Infinity" versions of Disney’s "Frozen" characters Anna and Elsa to draw snowflakes and snowmen and perform magical “ice craft” in Code.org’s signature lesson for the Hour of Code 2014. Additionally, the tutorial aims to teach logic and math and nurtures creative thinking through introductory computer programming.
November 19, 2014

Disney Invests in Protecting Forests Around the World

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney once said, “The land itself—should be as dear to us all as our political heritage and our treasured way of life. Its preservation and the wise conservation of its renewable resources concerns every man, woman and child whose possession it is.” Disney’s environmental legacy is as long as the Company’s timeline. We believe our actions as a company must meet the standard set by the stories we tell. Disney has filled this role through the responsible actions it has taken as a company, including efforts to use resources wisely and conserve nature as the Company operates and grows. Forests have always played a healing role in nature. They provide us with fresh air, filter toxins out of water sources and prevent erosion. They are also home to millions of animals, critters and communities.
November 19, 2014

Disney Television Animation Celebrates 30 Years of Creativity

By Beth Deitchman, The Walt Disney Company
In November 1984, Walt Disney Television Animation (DTVA) was established to bring high-quality, Disney-branded entertainment to the small screen. Thirty years—and more than 60 series—later, DTVA offers a broad lineup of shows that ranges from "Sofia the First" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," whose classic Disney characters entertain and inspire preschoolers via the Disney Junior programming block and channel; to "Phineas and Ferb" and "Gravity Falls," two series on the Disney XD network that are unequivocal hits among kids and adults alike.