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Creative Talent Development & Inclusion 2024 DET Writing Program

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the DET Writing Program is a launchpad for fresh voices in television storytelling and helps diverse comedy and drama writers secure their first staff writer assignment on a Disney series.

Behind the Scenes of FX's "Shogun"

Adapting such rich source material was an exhaustive endeavor - and everyone involved was committed to telling an authentic, engaging story.

Meet Rutgers Gymnastics Head Coach, Umme Salim-Beasley

Salim-Beasley, the granddaughter of civil rights activist Reginald Hawkins, makes strides in diversifying gymnastics at every level.

Imaginar Producers Residency Spotlighted at Sundance

Imaginar program leaders and Fellows came together at Sundance Film Festival to share insights from this signature creative talent pathway program.

National Geographic Documentary Films: "The Space Race"

The Space Race uncovers the little-known stories of the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists that became astronauts.

Disney Honors Families of Fallen Military Heroes

The National Football League welcomed families of fallen military heroes to Magic Kingdom as part of a special, fun-filled trip to Florida.

Disney Animation Returns to Oceania with “Moana 2”

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic animated musical “Moana 2” takes audiences on an expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers.

Disney Expands Relationship with the College Fund

Meet the Walt Disney Company American Indian College Fund Scholars selected to be part of the first-ever Enhanced Scholarship Program!

A First-of-Its-Kind Collaboration on Disney+

“Iwájú” is an exciting coming-of-age story set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria. This new six-episode event series will stream on Disney+ beginning Feb. 28, 2024.

Disney Imagineer First Since Walt to Receive this Honor

Meet Lanny Smoot, the Disney Research Fellow and Imagineer with over 100 patents who is the inventor behind mind-blowing special effects like making Madame Leota float inside the Haunted Mansion and our state-of-the art Star Wars lightsabers.

Disney Earns SVA Partner in Excellence Award

Disney joined the Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference engaging over 1500 Student Veterans and hosted a panel discussion where cast members shared their journey from the military to Disney.

Meet Sophia Halm, a Student in Disney Dreamers Academy

Sophia is one of the 100 students in Disney Dreamers Class of 2024 and has a passion for STEM and community service.

ESPN Deportes Celebrates 20 Years!

Since ESPN Deportes launched on January 7, 2004, the network has been a beloved sports brand among Hispanic fans.

Behind the Scenes of Marvel Studios' 'Echo'

All five episodes of Marvel Studios' Echo are now streaming on Disney+ and Hulu. The series is intended for mature audiences, showing a grittier side of the MCU.

Top Blacksmith Forges Metal for Disney’s Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Princess Tiana’s weathervane is crafted by Louisiana’s master blacksmith, Darryl Reeves using centuries old techniques with a subtle African flair.

How Marvel Studios’ ‘What If…?’ Created Kahhori

Marvel Studios animated series introduces audiences to an original Super Hero, Kahhori, a young Mohawk woman on a quest to discover her power.

The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs

Disney’s support of the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) is just one of the many ways the company supports small businesses and benefits from an exchange of innovative new ideas.

HBCU Alumni Spotlight Ryan

See how Ryan, Manager of Advertising and Media is creating magic as an HBCU alumni and Disney employee.

Employee Spotlight: Michelle Phung

Michelle’s journey to Lucasfilm’s events team began even before her adulthood, as she tells “I used to plan our family vacation to Disneyland.”

We Live Here: The Midwest on Hulu

“We Live Here: The Midwest” profiles families who hope to stay in a part of the country they love, and where they have often established deep roots.

ESPN and DET Team Up with Brittney Griner to Share her Story

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner will partner exclusively with ESPN and Disney Entertainment Television to share her story.

Introducing, Disney's Military-Inspired Threads

As we continue to showcase veterans inside our company, today we salute retired U.S. Navy Captain, Cappy Surette, senior manager of communications for Disney Experiences.

Disney Earns Top Score For LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality

Building on our legacy of workplace inclusion and support for the broader LGBTQIA+ community, The Walt Disney Company has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) every year since 2007.

100 Years Celebrating Veterans and Military Families

By honoring Veterans and military families, we can build awareness and knowledge of active-duty military and Veteran experiences, share new insights, inspire creativity, and deepen our culture of belonging across The Walt Disney Company.

For Love of Country… and Disney

Meet five different Service members and how they came to be cast members in very different roles, all while serving on active duty.

Disney Supports Next Generation of Military Veteran Leaders

Disney becomes the founding sponsor of the upcoming Student Veterans of America Career Center, which will empower veterans with the tools and guidance they need to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.

Disney Salutes Veterans and Military Families

The Walt Disney Company is celebrating and saluting veterans turned cast members with a special look into their honor, values, and work ethic they bring to Disney every day.

Disney Technologists Celebrate their Beginnings at Grace Hopper

We showcased our next-generation technology, immersive experiences, and inclusive culture to the thousands of attendees at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Disney Celebrates Veterans Day from Coast to Coast

U.S. Military service was recognized across Disney Experiences from Florida to California. Veterans were honored with special flag retreat ceremonies, flyovers, and more!

Disney Brings Holiday Magic to Veteran Homes

Members of the Disney Salute veteran affinity group and Disney VoluntEARS helped brighten the day for many veteran families who could use a little happiness at this time of year.

Disney Hosts Expanded U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Flyover

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds took to the skies over Walt Disney World Resort in a patriotic flyover that took them over not just one—but two—iconic theme parks in Central Florida for the first time ever.

Announcing the Project Advancement and Completion Fund

Sundance Institute and The Walt Disney Studios Launch the Project Advancement and Completion Fund to Support Underrepresented Directors

Honoring Native Voices

Throughout November and beyond, we honor the diversity of Native American and Indigenous employees, talent and creators.

Disney Honored by HACR

Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) honored Disney's commitment and outcomes related to increasing diversity.

Disney Crew Creates Unforgettable Moment for Veteran Family

Disney Cruise Line crew creates an unforgettable memory for a family with deep connections to Disney and the U.S. Armed Forces.

Disney & ESPN Amplify AT&T’s 5G-Connected Football Helmet Story

As demonstrated by Gallaudet University, AT&T's helmet can relay visual messages to the huddle from the sidelines; Disney Advertising, ESPN's College GameDay, SportsCenter and ABC's Good Morning America share the captivating narrative.

Tinisha Agramonte Named Chief Diversity Officer of Disney

Tinisha Agramonte will lead Disney’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, helping the company inspire a world of belonging through stories and storytellers who reflect the rich diversity of our world.

Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Cultures

We celebrate the vibrancy of Hispanic and Latin American cultures, and honor the unity of the voices, communities, heritage, and traditions woven throughout Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.​

Disney & ABC7 Support Latinas at Young Professionals Summit

For over two decades, the Walt Disney Company and ABC7 Los Angeles have partnered with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) in support of Latinas.

Expansion of Disney Entertainment Television's Directing Program

Big news for the Disney Entertainment Television Directing Program: the program is expanding to include emerging directors in the world of unscripted television. Meet Our Two Selected Directors!

Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Voices in Employee Storytelling

To celebrate Hispanic Latin American Heritage Month, we brought together current employees, members of the community, allies, and members from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) for authentic conversation and networking.

Meet the 2024-2025 Global Disney Ambassador Team

We’re excited to introduce you to the 2024-2025 Global Disney Ambassador Team who will step into their role on Jan. 1, 2024!

Meet Cast Members Bringing Magia to Disney Jollywood Nights

Three Hispanic and Latin American cast members infuse their cultures into the first new holiday event at Walt Disney World Resort in over 20 years!

Disney Sponsors Blue Star Books Event for Military Families

U.S. military children and their families from the Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia were invited to the Eustis Youth Book Bash for free kids books and other activities. To date, Disney has contributed more than 300,000 books to the Blue Star Books program.

Disney Spotlights Imaginar Producers Residency

Disney convened a panel at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Leadership Conference centered around the Imaginar Producers Residency, an innovative talent pathway program.

ESPN Deportes' Hispanic Heritage Month Content Initiative

ESPN is launching a year-long content initiative in both English and Spanish that pays tribute to our diverse audience, including a documentary on an indigenous softball team, "Las Amazonas de Yaxunah."

Disney Entertainment Television Partners With Ghetto Film School

Disney Entertainment Television (DET) has commissioned four alumni from Ghetto Film School to create a project titled “Yo Recuerdo/I Remember” that weaves together four personal vignettes into a premium short film.

Disney+ Shares Trailer From Disney’s 'Launchpad' Season 2

Season 2 of Disney’s “Launchpad” is a collection of six short films from underrepresented filmmakers whose unique and evocative voices bring new perspectives to storytelling.

Magic is Infinite with Corporate Alliances: Meet Jason

“When I see our guests and cast members smiling, I know the company is living up to its promise to inspire happiness and deliver world-class experiences through creativity, great leadership and passionate cast.”

Bringing Hollywood Magic to HBCU in LA, Disney Style

Disney is proud to support the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) and HBCU in LA as part of the Disney Future Storytellers initiative.

My Journey From Make-A-Wish Kid to Disney Cast Member

"I’m so grateful to be part of a company that helps make wishes and dreams (like mine) come true."

Disney Hosts World Princess Week Party for Wish Families

Disney has been granting wishes alongside Make-A-Wish for more than 40 years now, granting more than 150,000 wishes.

Meet the Cast Behind Walt Disney World’s Wish-Granting Event

This fully immersive day of magical moments was dreamed up by hundreds of cast members specially for wish kids and their families.

Disney Education Program Celebrates Five Years

Disney started the Disney Aspire program in 2018 with the goal of giving our 90,000 hourly cast members and employees the life-changing opportunity of a 100% tuition paid education.

Disney UNCF Corporate Scholars Named for 2023 Cohort

Scholars will be awarded annual scholarships, with several having applied and been placed in paid internships for the summer at Disney.

U.S. Army announces 2024 Warrior Games at WDW Resort

The Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, in June 2024.

Class of 2024 Rhoden Fellows Help Power Andscape’s Coverage

Emerging young sports journalists studying at Howard, Florida A&M and NC A&T reflect on their experiences reporting from major events this summer.

Disney Celebrates the Hispanic/Latinx Community at UnidosUS

UnidosUS is a national organization with the mission to build a stronger America by creating opportunities for Hispanic/Latinx communities through economic, social, and political advancement.

Hear How Disney Aspire Helped this Cast Member Get an Education

As an hourly employee, Eric achieved his goal of earning his master’s degree, fully funded through Disney Aspire.

Disney Park Maps: Local Business Contributes to the Magic

For several years, the team at Advantage ColorGraphics has helped families experience all Disneyland Resort has to offer.

From Disney Parks Cast Member to Director

"Haunted Mansion" director Justin Simien reflects on his experience as a Disneyland Cast Member.

Broadway Stars Share Favorite Music Moments

Disney music has opened doors for millions around the globe to experience their own special moments.

The Women of Marvel Assemble at San Diego Comic-Con 2023

Big news, an exclusive giveaway, and spotlight on Marvel's upcoming women-led projects!

Marvel Studios Releases New Trailer for "The Marvels"

Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and Captain Monica Rambeau go higher, further, faster, together in an exciting new trailer for Marvel Studios’ feature film The Marvels.

A New Trailer for Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Materializes

The film, inspired by the classic theme park attraction, will open in theaters on Friday, July 28.

Bringing Restored Animated Classics to Disney+ for Disney100

Hear from Jenny, Content Planning Lead, how Disney+ and Walt Disney Studios Restoration and Preservation restored animated classics.

Disney Stars & Fans Remember Disney Movies

Remember That invites Disney stars and fans to share their favorite heroes, villains, and hilarious sidekicks throughout the years.

13 Things to Watch During Disability Pride Month 2023

Celebrate the diversity and intersectionality of those with disabilities within The Walt Disney Company and beyond available on Disney streaming platforms, social channels, and linear networks.

Disney Entertainment Earns 163 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

Disney Entertainment proudly announces 163 nominations for the 75th Primetime Emmy® Awards across its content brands and studios.

Meet the Characters of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, the film follows Gabbie and her son Travis as they enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their New Orleans home of supernatural squatters.

Cliffhanger Games Announces Title Based on Black Panther

Get all the details of the new single-player action-adventure game set to explore the vibrant world of Wakanda!

Great Stories Live Forever | Disney100 | Disney+

In 100 days, we celebrate 100 years of Disney and the stories that bring us together. #Disney100

The Disney College Program HBCU Cohort is Back

Powered by Disney on the Yard, the cohort provides on-the job experience and mentorships for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Nat Geo Explorers Discuss Importance of Inclusive Communities

Join this group of LGBTQIA+ National Geographic Explorers as they discuss the importance of safe and inclusive communities and extend an invitation to anyone looking for a space to belong.

Disney100 Special Look

To those who believe that dreams do come true. Happy #4thofJuly.

U.S. Air Force Adds Magic to Disney World 4th of July

The sound of freedom echoed throughout Magic Kingdom as U.S. Air Force jets rocketed over Cinderella Castle in honor of Independence Day.

2024 Disney Dreamers Academy Applications Announced at ESSENCE

Walt Disney World Resort was centerstage Sunday at the ESSENCE Festival of Culture to announce the opening of applications and nominations for the 2024 Disney Dreamers Academy.

Celebrating Pride Month with Pride in the Workplace

The Walt Disney Company, in partnership with the Point Foundation, hosted an immersive virtual event titled "Pride in the Workplace: A Conversation Across Generations."

Celebrating Disability Pride at Disney

We celebrate our employees, consumers, and fans with disabilities around the world through the power of our unparalleled storytelling, iconic brands, creative minds, and innovative technologies.

Bigger Than Us: The Challenges Black GMs Face in the NFL

3 of the 8 black general managers in the NFL, Kwesi Adofo-Mehsah, Andrew Berry and Ran Carthon sit down with Kimberley A. Martin to discuss the challenges of being a black GM in the NFL.

Bringing Compelling Storytellers Together During Pride Month

ESPN's Rachel Pearson and espnW organized a recent ESPN-employees-only panel discussion with Jenny Nguyen, owner of the women's sports-only bar, The Sports Bra.

Playing With Pride | Outside the Lines

The Chelsea Challenge in Manhattan is one of the largest inclusive ice hockey tournaments in the country and remains a safe space for all to play.

Pride Across America - ABC News Live Coverage

ABC News Live celebrated Pride Month on Sunday with "Pride Across America," an unprecedented streaming event featuring live coverage from three of the nation's biggest pride marches.

Martin Ainstein Interviews LGBTQIA+ Advocate Thomas Hitzlsperger

ESPN soccer reporter Ainstein's "The Bicycle Diaries" delivers interesting insights while touring scenic routes in Spain.

Haunted Mansion | Welcome Foolish Mortals

On July 28, the Haunted Mansion comes to life. Experience it only in theaters.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure Research Trip With Disney Imagineering

Join Joy Ofodu as she steps into the shoes of Disney Imagineers during a research trip to New Orleans for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!

"Asked & Answered with the Women of Marvel": Charlie Jane Anders

Get to know Escapade cocreator and 'New Mutants Lethal Legion' writer Charlie Jane Anders!

ABC, Hulu, & More to Present Episodes of "American Born Chinese"

To celebrate the continued success of the Disney+ Original series, “American Born Chinese,” The Walt Disney Company will offer viewers a special opportunity to watch select episodes.

ABC News Live Presents "Pride Across America"

ABC News Live presents "Pride Across America," in partnership with Hulu and ABC Owned Television Stations, with live coverage from three of the nation’s largest Pride marches.

Daina Shilts on Reporting on Special Olympics World Games

Daina Shilts reflects on her ESPN experiences throughout the years, how she prepares for her reporting role, and why fans should be tuning in to the largest inclusive sports event in the world.

Wisdom and Stories from Emerging Black Leaders at Disney

The Walt Disney Company hosted an empowering panel titled, “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black,” which featured early career talent from Disney.

D23 Inside Disney Explores the World of Elemental

Before you're blown away by Pixar's latest film, discover dazzling behind-the-scenes details in D23's all-new video podcast episode!

Meet Ida, Costume Designer, Disney Live Entertainment

Ida creates costumes for cast members, including Mickey Mouse’s uniform as he took on the role of a HBCU Drum Major celebrating Disney on the Yard.

Disney Opens Play Space at Korea University Guro Hospital

Disney unveiled its first children’s hospital project in Korea: a brand-new children’s play space — a collaboration with LG Uplus and Make-A-Wish Korea.

Celebrating Pride Month | FX

Being #FearlessTogether starts with strong allyship and getting behind statements like these from Harvey Guillén, Devery Jacobs, Steven Canals, Tanase Popa, and MJ Rodriguez.

ESPN’s Coverage of Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023

From June 17-25, ABC and ESPN media platforms will bring coverage of the largest inclusive sports event in the world — Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

Moments to Watch Out for in Elemental

The cast and creative team from Pixar's Elemental offer suggestions on moments and emotions with which viewers will want to connect.

FLAMIN' HOT | “¡Viva la Revolución!” Featurette

FLAMIN’ HOT is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez, the Frito Lay janitor who turned the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a snack that disrupted the food industry.

An Inside Look at 'Marvel's Voices: Pride' 2023

Go behind the scenes of this year’s ‘Marvel’s Voices: Pride’ with this special inside look, featuring interviews with some of the creative talent.

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire | Official Trailer | Disney+

Ten stories from Africa to ignite the world.

Raven's Home Juneteenth Episode | Trailer | @disneychannel

When history books don't tell the whole story, Alice from Raven's Home takes matters into her own hands and challenges the whole school!

Disney Branded Television Greenlights "Disney Junior’s Ariel"

Disney Branded Television has greenlit a new animated series for preschoolers, “Disney Junior’s Ariel,” inspired by the beloved story of “The Little Mermaid.”

FLAMIN’ HOT | “Eva Longoria’s Directorial Debut” Featurette

FLAMIN’ HOT is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez, directed by Eva Longoria.

Disney Honors World War II Female Navy Veteran Pat Rudd

Dorothy “Pat” Rudd, a 101-year-old World War II veteran who was honored as “Veteran of the Day” during the daily Flag Retreat ceremony in Magic Kingdom Park.

Fostering an Inclusive Community at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Meet one of our favorite artists from Hong Kong Disneyland Resort — Ella Somton, Guest Service Manager on the Cleaning Operations team!

The Little Mermaid | Choreographing Under The Sea

Disney's #TheLittleMermaid worked with the Alvin Ailey American Dance theater for "Under The Sea", and what came of it was magic!

Halle Bailey Sits Down with Nat Geo Explorer Aliyah Griffith

Halle Bailey and Aliyah Griffith, Founder of Mahogany Mermaids, discuss how they’re making big waves for a new generation.

Anthem | Official Trailer | Hulu

A journey to remix the American Sound. Anthem premieres June 28.

“Star Wars: Ahsoka” Launches Exclusively On Disney+ August 23

Set after the fall of the Empire, “Star Wars: Ahsoka” follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.

"Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel" Variant Covers

Following the shocking events of last week’s 'Amazing Spider-Man' #26, check out all four covers for Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel,' on sale July 12.

ABC News’ "Superstar" Series Profiles Aaliyah, the R&B Icon

ABC News announced “Superstar: Aaliyah,” a one-hour special that follows the legendary artist’s life, music and enduring legacy.

How Walt Disney Imagineering Reimagined Mickey’s Toontown

Disney Imagineers got input from cast members with disabilities to thoughtfully reimagine the newly reopened Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland park.

'The Marvels': Hasbro Reveals New Marvel Legends Series

Carol, Monica, and Kamala take flight this November!

Disney Celebrates Encanto on Capitol Hill

In partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Disney was proud to celebrate Encanto and the importance of authentic Hispanic/Latinx storytelling on Capitol Hill.

First-Ever Tiana Topiary Created with Heart, Soul and Soil

Cast members Brittany and Antoinette use innovative techniques and methods to create the first Princess Tiana topiary at EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

Watch "The Freedom to Exist" June 6 on ABC

"The Freedom to Exist" will take an in-depth look at the transgender community and features a broadcast exclusive interview with Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page.

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month at Disney Parks

Celebrate Pride Month with authentic experiences and exciting offerings at Disney Parks.

Your Ultimate Pride Month Watchlist

In honor of today’s Pride Month kickoff, D23 assembled a watchlist perfect for Pride as you celebrate throughout the upcoming weeks.

InHyuk Lee on This Year’s AAPI Heritage Month Variant Covers

We spoke to the artist about the exclusive cover lineup that celebrates Asian and AAPI heroes, all available in comic shops now!

ABC News Presents Month-Long Coverage in Honor of Pride Month

ABC News Pride Month coverage includes a new ‘Soul of a Nation’ special spotlighting the transgender community, featuring an exclusive interview with actor Elliot Page.

ESPN Launches Award-winning Champion Black Businesses Campaign

Black-owned businesses Rock City Pizza, Oldvine Florals, NiLu Gift Store, and Straw & Wool to be featured across ESPN platforms.

PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Music Legends PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard collaborate on the music guests will hear as part of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Celebrating Pride at Disney

We’re celebrating Pride through the power of our unparalleled storytelling, iconic brands, creative minds, and innovative technologies.

How Queer Identity Shapes Nat Geo Explorers | Overheard NatGeo

In this episode celebrating Pride, we hand the mic to two Explorers: Christine Wilkinson and Rüdiger Ortiz-Álvarez.

Our America: Who I'm Meant To Be (2023) | Official Trailer

Six transgender high school, college and graduate students joined together for a day of conversation and camaraderie with ABC News Correspondent Gio Benitez.

A New Perspective On Pride | Pride From Above | NatGeo UK

With exclusive access to some of the world’s biggest celebrations of LGBTQ+ culture, National Geographic delivers a new perspective on Pride - from the air.

Stars Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month at Disneyland Resort

Disney+ stars and the winner of American Idol share their favorite Disney experiences and what their Asian heritage means to them.

Disney Cast Member Paves the Way with Technological Magic

“Disney is all driven by technology. All the parks, the resorts, the cruise line, all the movies, and everything… We’re not just an entertainment business; we’re also a technology business.”

Claiming our Space: AAPI Voices in Community & Culture Panel

Employees from The Walt Disney Company celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an event titled, “Claiming Our Space: AAPI Voices in Community & Culture.”

"The Little Mermaid" $118.6 Million Domestic Debut

Disney’s The Little Mermaid topped the box office in its opening weekend and posted the fifth highest Memorial Day weekend opening of all time.

Memorial Day 2023: Disney Honors Fallen Military Heroes

In recognition of Memorial Day, members of Disney's SALUTE Veteran Employee Resource Group had the opportunity to welcome Gold Star families to Magic Kingdom.

“Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” Streaming July 5th On Disney+

As the world recognizes Africa Day, Disney+ announced that “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” will premiere exclusively on July 5th on Disney+.

Gary Striewski Unites Army Veterans Through the Power of Sports

Gary Striewski’s role on SportsCenter provided the opportunity to reunite two Army veterans who shared a deep bond forged during their service.

New "The Little Mermaid" Experiences at Disney Parks

Take a look at all the exclusive offerings coming to Disney Parks that will truly show you that life is the bubbles!

Reflect on These 5 Facts About Mulan

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film Mulan, we got down to business to share five facts about the fan-favorite film.

Meet Halle Bailey, Star of Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Catch up with Halle Bailey to find out more about the live-action reimagining of the studio’s Oscar®-winning animated film.

Creating an Underwater World for Disney’s "The Little Mermaid"

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is an intimate story set against an epic backdrop—including a stunning, photorealistic world under the sea.

Costumes Featurette | American Born Chinese | Disney+

The #AmericanBornChinese cast and crew give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the costumes featured in the series.

Michelle Yeoh, Daniel Wu, & More Describe American Born Chinese

Michelle Yeoh, Daniel Wu, and castmates describe #AmericanBornChinese in three words.

American Born Chinese Cast & Creatives Play Senior Superlatives

In honor of the American Born Chinese debut, the show’s cast and creatives voted on who’s most likely to nail a stunt, keep a set memento, or sleep through graduation.

Chloe, Disney College Program HBCU Cohort Participant

Chloe served as an ambassador for her HBCU and worked in merchandise at Disney Springs while experiencing all that the Disney College Program has to offer.

How "American Born Chinese" Blends Mythology and the Real World

American Born Chinese introduces viewers to a pantheon of iconic Chinese mythological characters, some of which are ludicrously transported into Jin’s high school.

Searching for Soul Food | Official Trailer | Hulu

Join celebrity chef Alisa Reynolds as she travels the globe, Searching for Soul Food. Stream all episodes on June 2, only on Hulu!

Culture Featurette | American Born Chinese | Disney+

The #AmericanBornChinese cast and crew give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the culture featured in the series.

Halle Bailey Talks Becoming "The Little Mermaid"

D23 Inside Disney discovers treasures untold, from behind-the-scenes stories to stunning musical performances, with the help of the cast and creatives of the film.

How Disney Cast are Honoring AAPI Heritage Month

Cast members celebrate the one-year anniversary of the FAMASIA Business Employee Resource Group during AAPI Heritage Month.

Assembling a Seaworthy Cast for "The Little Mermaid"

Rob Marshall, Halle Bailey, and Daveed Diggs share memorable highlights from working on The Little Mermaid.

Behind the Scenes of "American Born Chinese"

Go behind the scenes of the epic adventure of a regular American teenager whose life is forever changed when he befriends the son of a mythological god.

"The Little Mermaid" Product Launch Celebrates Representation

With Disney’s new “The Little Mermaid” film, fans can enjoy an assortment of whozits and whatzits designed with representation in mind.

ABC’s "Soul of a Nation" Explores Rise of Asians in Hollywood

The ABC News Studios’ primetime special features interviews with Oscar®-Winning Actors Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, and Oscar®-Winning Producer Jonathan Wang.

The Music of The Little Mermaid

Go under the sea with the cast, filmmakers, and songwriters behind the music of #TheLittleMermaid!

Halle Bailey Surprises Families with Makeovers & Movie Premiere

Halle Bailey surprised two families at Disneyland who captivated the world with their heartwarming reaction to the teaser trailer of "The Little Mermaid."

Employee Spotlight: Dayana Falcon

"A reimagined tomorrow is where all employees have equal access to opportunities at a global scale across The Walt Disney company."

Fun with Fire and Water: Making Disney and Pixar’s Elemental

Disney and Pixar’s Elemental began as story questions director Peter Sohn kept bringing up in conversation: "What would happen if fire and water became friends?"

The Walt Disney Company Wins Two Additional GLAAD Media Awards

The GLAAD Media Awards held their NY ceremony this weekend and The Walt Disney Company received two awards for a total of five wins.

Red Carpet Premiere | American Born Chinese | Disney+

The #AmericanBornChinese cast and creative team celebrate the world premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Marvel Games

Get to know the great accessibility features and options you can use in Marvel Games!

Disney’s Automated Captioning Enhances ESPN Viewer Experience

Led by software and AI development, this automated captioning technology and implementation was first used on ESPN+ live sports content and will roll out across ESPN networks.

Exclusive Excerpts from "The Art of Ruth E. Carter"

This visually deluxe book—with a foreword by Danai Gurira—takes you through the legendary career of the costume designer, including her work on Marvel Studios' "Black Panther."

The Marvel Universe Mourns One of Its Brightest Stars

Pick up "Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel" this July, where creators and characters alike say goodbye to the fallen hero.

ESPN’s 27th WNBA Season Tips Off with Four Opening Weekend Games

ESPN will feature a full slate of regular season games during its 27th season, in addition to being the exclusive home of the entire WNBA postseason.

ESPN Announces Upcoming Series "In the Arena: Serena Williams"

Serena Williams announced that production has started on the new ESPN series In the Arena: Serena Williams.

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with These Disney Stars

From high school drama club to 17th century Salem, these actors are representing the Jewish community with pride.

New Marvel Pride Collection For 2023 Arrives at shopDisney

shopDisney has released 2023’s Marvel Pride Collection featuring brand new looks and designs featuring some of the strongest heroes in the Marvel Universe.

Onyx Collective and Channel 4 Announce Pickup of "Queenie"

Onyx Collective and Channel 4 have announced the straight-to-series pickup of the drama “Queenie” from Further South Productions in association with Lionsgate TV.

Disney Unveils New Pride Collection for 2023

Take a look at the 2023 Disney Pride Collection was created by members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community and has grown since its debut in 2018.

Disney Debuts Frighteningly Fun "Haunted Mansion" Trailer

Walt Disney Studios shared a new trailer and poster for the frighteningly fun adventure Haunted Mansion, opening in theaters on July 28.

Epic Adventure | American Born Chinese | Disney+

From math class to mythological battles. #AmericanBornChinese, an Original series, is streaming May 24 on #DisneyPlus.

The Little Mermaid | Halle's Ariel

"Just to feel Halle be that Little Mermaid, I think we're going to feel that for a long time."

Halle Bailey - Performs “Part of Your World” at Disneyland

Watch Halle Bailey perform “Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Disneyland.

Hulu Expands Live Offerings in 5th Year of “Pride Never Stops”

Hulu continues to find new and unique ways to amplify LGBTQIA+ voices, including three additional Pride March livestreams and exciting premieres.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Marvel Games

Recruit some of the greatest Super Heroes in the Marvel Universe! Who's in your roster?

Behind The Scenes of Marvel's "Hawkeye" with Hailee Steinfeld

Read the exclusive excerpt from Marvel Studios' Hawkeye: The Official Collector Special, on-sale May 16.

Celebrating Diversity Through Stories, Experiences and Products

At Disney Parks, we want guests and cast members to see themselves reflected in the Disney stories, experiences and products they know and love — all year long.

Disney Celebrates Cast Members and Proud Military Spouses

In recognition of Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 12, we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on two of our cast members who are also military spouses.

Adventures by Disney Helps Cast Member Reunite with Foster Mom

Cast member Megan Hamilton never dreamed that her Adventures by Disney trip to Vietnam would introduce her to extended family.

Employee Spotlight: Jule Gamache

"One of the things of which I’m most proud is the consistent way we uplift our members voices to influence decision making across Disney."

A Magical Look at the Making of "The Little Mermaid"

Go behind-the-scenes of the making of the epic film before it debuts exclusively in movie theaters nationwide.

Disney Sponsors APAICS Legislative Leadership Summit

Disney was once again proud to serve as a sponsor of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Legislative Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.

Dear Mama | Episode 5 Trailer - Until the End of Time | FX

In the final episode of Dear Mama, Afeni manages to secure Tupac's legacy, ensuring that their story is told and the struggle continues.

Disneyland Role Spotlight | Custodial | Sean

The Custodial team at Disneyland Resort takes delight in ensuring that the magic of Disney shines through for all of our guests to enjoy as they visit this happy place!

Zoe Saldaña on Gamora in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3"

“I do find this Gamora very exciting because she’s very independent and she’s wild and she’s different."

Onyx Collective Announces "Deli Boys" Comedy To Stream on Hulu

Onyx Collective continues to expand its slate for Hulu with the series pickup of comedy “Deli Boys” from 20th Television.

Magic on Mother’s Day: How a Mother’s Love Inspired Disney Cast

Channing's hearing loss inspired a group of cast members, including his mom, to create inclusive new mannequins at Disney Springs.

Employee Spotlight: Yassmine Lamond

"It’s great to see the support and advocacy within our allies and celebrate the accomplishments of women who have impacted us in both our personal and professional lives."

Disney Entertainment Wins Seven Peabody Awards

Disney Entertainment received seven wins at the 2023 The Peabody Awards, honoring the most compelling and empowering stories.

Celebrate AAPI Month on Disney Channel! 

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Emmy Liu-Wang from Raven's Home!

Disney VoluntEARS Partner to Help Community Members Pursue Goals

Disney VoluntEARS conducted mock interviews in partnership with My Day Counts, a nonprofit dedicated to training people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mayans M.C. | S5 Teaser - The Final Ride | FX

The final season of Mayans M.C. premieres May 24 on FX.

Rising Together | Disney Bundle

Honoring together. Celebrating together. #RisingTogether.

LeAndre Thomas on Directing "The Pit" for "Visions Vol. 2"

The filmmaker- and Lucasfilm's franchise video assets manager- discusses fulfilling a dream with his new short, featured in Star Wars: Visions Volume 2.

Is A Real-Life Princess Working at Aulani A Disney Resort & Spa?

Meet Moli Mapu, a manager at Aulani Resort’s Laniwai Spa, whose father is the high talking chief of Aua village.

Disney Dreamers Join Halle Bailey at "Little Mermaid" Premiere

Dylan Jones and Madison Henderson were Halley Bailey's personal guests at the world premiere of "The Little Mermaid."

Searchlight Pictures Debuts "Flamin’ Hot" Trailer

Flamin’ Hot is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez, the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage to turn Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a snack that disrupted the food industry.

Disney Surprises Military Service Members with Marvel Screening

Disney surprised thousands of navy sailors, as well as other military service members, with special advance screenings of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Special White House Screening of "American Born Chinese"

President Biden hosted a special screening of the Disney+ Original series “American Born Chinese,” as part of the largest AAPI Heritage Month celebration at the White House.

She Sails the Seas Without Maps or Compasses | Overheard NatGeo

Meet National Geographic Explorer Lehua Kamalu, the first woman to captain a long-distance voyage on Hōkūleʻa, the first Polynesian canoe built in modern times.

State Championship or His Faith? A Young Jewish Runner's Choice

When the state championship race fell on the same day as Shabbat, high school cross country runner Oliver Ferber was forced to make a difficult choice.

Halle Bailey Invites Disney Dreamers to "The Little Mermaid"

Two high school students hit the Hollywood blue carpet with actress Halle Bailey for the world premiere of the live-action remake of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”

Disney Cast Member Brings Traditional Japanese Garden to EPCOT

Returning for this year’s festival in the Japan pavilion is a shishi-odoshio (pronounced as she-she oh-doe-she) – a Japanese clacker garden.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month at Disney Springs Art Walk

Two artists recently added vibrant pieces as part of “A World of Voices,” which celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Walt Disney World Resort.

Photos from Marvel Studios' "Ms. Marvel" Emmy FYC Event

Star Iman Vellani and filmmakers from the award-winning series attended the event.

Disney+ Series "American Born Chinese" New York Premiere

Stars of the series, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Ben Wang, Daniel Wu and more walked the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall.

"The Lion King" to Play 10,000th Performance on Broadway May 6

The Lion King, called by the Associated Press, “the top ticket of all time,“ will play its 10,000th performance on Broadway this Saturday evening, May 6th.

Yuya Yagira Japanese Horror Series | Gannibal | Hulu

Police officer Agawa Daigo (Yuya Yagira) uncovers a horrifying truth about a rumor of a beautiful village where it is said that people are eaten.

Disneyland Role Spotlight | Houseman | Martin

The Housekeeping team at Disneyland Resort takes delight in ensuring that the magic of Disney shines through for all of our guests to enjoy as they visit this happy place!

The Little Mermaid | The Cast Goes Under The Sea

Go behind-the-scenes of #TheLittleMermaid to see how this cast became a family!

Marvel's LGBTQIA+ Legacy & Future in Pride Month Variant Covers

Available throughout June, Lucas Werneck and David Talaski spotlight LGBTQIA+ Marvel super heroes in six stunning new covers!

ABC News Debuts "Buffalo: Healing from Hate – One Year Later"

The multimedia project chronicles the one-year mark of the May 14, 2022, mass shooting which claimed the lives of 10 people at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo.

New "Encanto" and "Soul" Inspired Experiences for Disney Magic

Disney Cruise Line guests can now experience the colorful worlds of two fan-favorite Disney films for the first time on the high seas!

Animal Kingdom Cast Member Recognized for Military Service

During National Military Appreciation Month, Disney remembers and honors cast members like Peter Olivo, an opening day cast member of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Employee Spotlight: Anna Derryberry

"I am looking forward to celebrating all the women who work for The Walt Disney Company and championing the incredible work they do every day."

Disney Celebrates Latina Professionals at Latina History Day NYC

HOPE's 2nd Annual Latina History Day Conference in New York City invited attendees to step into their full power, show up, and embrace who they are.

How Anne Frank’s Diary Survived | Podcast | Overheard at NatGeo

Alison Leslie Gol, shares the history and story of Miep and Jan Gies, two people who helped shelter the Frank family and preserved Anne Frank’s diary.

Aulani Role Spotlight | Security | Val

Meet Val, a Security cast member who protects the magic at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

Carrie Fisher Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

In a special report, see photos from the ceremony featuring Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

ABC To Air Two Episodes of Hulu's "The 1619 Project" on May 31

ABC and Onyx Collective announced that the critically acclaimed docu-series “The 1619 Project,” will make its broadcast debut May 31.

ESPN Remembers Lance Blanks

ESPN honors the former NBA player and ESPN men's college basketball analyst, Lance Blanks, who passed away May 3.

Employee Spotlight: Danielle Pullman

"Highlighting stories of women who have overcome adversity gives strength to those who feel unseen and unheard."

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Viewing Guide

This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month—and beyond—we’re celebrating trailblazers across The Walt Disney Company.

Domi Flores-Wong: A Nontraditional Career Path into Disney Tech

Domi Flores-Wong held a lifelong passion for STEM, and is now an Associate Product Optimization Analyst with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Technology & Digital.

Fan Spotlight: “What Does Star Wars Mean to You?”

In honor of Star Wars Day, we recently asked some fans who attended Star Wars Celebration Europe what Star Wars stories mean to

ESPN Trio Form “Revel Alliance” For “Star Wars” Podcast

ESPN voices Ryan McGee, Arda Öcal and Clinton Yates tell the story behind ESPN Presents: Never Tell Me The Odds podcast and reveal the extent of their fandom.

ESPN's “Nothing Else Matters” Highlights Coach Battling ALS

In honor of ALS Awareness Month, the new 30-minute SC featured episode tells the story of an inspirational high school coach battling ALS.

Disneyland Role Spotlight | Cosmetology | Diego

Meet Diego, a Cosmetology cast member at Disneyland Resort who builds, styles, and maintains multiple wigs for performers and Audio-Animatronic figures.

ESPN Announces 30 for 30 Documentary “The Minister of Defense”

ESPN Films announced the production of “The Minister of Defense,” a 30 for 30 documentary examining the life of Reggie White.

Making Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Feel Like Home

Meet Jacky Wong, Guest Service Manager and hospitality visionary at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

Pixar’s Domee Shi Honored Among Ascend A-List Awards

Ascend formally honored Shi, and the 2023 cohort of Ascend’s A-List Honorees, during the Ascend 2023 A-List Awards Gala for their resilient, impactful, and courageous leadership.

Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month with Disney Cast

In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, we are proud to shine a spotlight on the stories of our cast members with autism.

Employee Spotlight: Cori Young

"I’m always excited to celebrate the heritage and history we, as Black Americans, have made in this country and across the world."

"A Small Light" Illuminates an Everyday Hero's Remarkable Story

National Geographic’s A Small Light shares the incredible story of Miep Gies, who risked everything to help those targeted by the Nazis during World War II.

Disney Earns Top Score, HRC Foundation Corporate Equality Index

For the 16th year Disney earns 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s analysis of LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

Celebrate Black Culture at Disney

During Black History Month and throughout the year, we’re celebrating our Black and African American employees, consumers, and fans around the world.