Disney Movie Moments Program Expands to More Children’s Hospitals

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Last week, The Walt Disney Studios celebrated a major expansion of its Disney Movie Moments program with a special screening of Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago. The program brings current Disney theatrical releases to children’s hospitals, enabling young patients to see the latest films from Disney while they are undergoing treatment and may not be able to visit movie theaters.
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Disneyland Resort Collaborates with CHOC Children’s to Reimagine the Patient Experience

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In March, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, announced an innovative plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals worldwide, as part of the Disney Team of Heroes initiative. Last week, Disneyland Resort announced that CHOC Children’s (Children's Hospital of Orange County) was selected to participate in the program.
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Disney Aspire: No Cost Education Program Launches for Hourly Cast Members

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The Walt Disney Company has introduced Disney Aspire, a new education program designed to make it easier for hourly cast members to pursue higher education or vocational training. The $50 million initiative, with up to $25 million in annual funding going forward, includes a full range of programs and certificates that do not need to … Continue reading "Disney Aspire: No Cost Education Program Launches for Hourly Cast Members"
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Disney Hospital Care Packages Bring Disney Magic to 445 Children’s Hospitals Across the U.S.

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Disney’s Team of Heroes philanthropic initiative and outreach program launched in March 2018 with Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s announcement of a five-year plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals across the globe. The Walt Disney Company’s support for children’s hospitals … Continue reading "Disney Hospital Care Packages Bring Disney Magic to 445 Children’s Hospitals Across the U.S."
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Disney Cruise Line sails into its 20th year with major expansion on the horizon

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A rendering shows one of the three new ships that are scheduled to join the Disney Cruise Line fleet in 2021, 2022 and 2023. [The Walt Disney Company] Disney Cruise Line turns 20 years old this year with the anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Disney Magic on July 30, 1998. The seeds for … Continue reading "Disney Cruise Line sails into its 20th year with major expansion on the horizon"
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The Walt Disney Company Announces Strategic Reorganization

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The Walt Disney Company announced a strategic reorganization of its businesses into four segments: the newly-formed Direct-to-Consumer and International; the combined Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products; Media Networks; and Studio Entertainment. The reorganization is effective immediately. Kevin Mayer, who has served as Disney's Chief Strategy Officer since 2015, has been named Chairman of the new Direct-to-Consumer and International business segment. Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will assume additional responsibility for all of Disney's consumer products operations globally, including licensing and Disney stores, as Chairman of the new Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products business segment. The Disney Media Networks business segment is co-chaired by Ben Sherwood, President, Disney|ABC Television Group, and James Pitaro, who was recently named President of ESPN and previously served as Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. The Media Networks segment will remain virtually the same. The Studio Entertainment business segment is led by Alan F. Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, and remains virtually the same, with the exception of the management of program sales moving to the Direct-to-Consumer and International business segment.
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