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"Say it with Pride: Disney+ Celebrates Pride 365" to Premiere

The special will premiere on Disney+'s YouTube & Facebook, featuring songs and stories from special guests.

Disney Named LinkedIn’s Top Company in Media & Entertainment

Disney ranked No. 1 based on LinkedIn’s criteria for career progression, including gender diversity.

Footage & Stills from the World Premiere of "Rise"

The true story of the Antetokounmpo family’s amazing journey will premiere exclusively on Disney+.

Disney Cast Honors Juneteenth

Disney Cast Members reflect on their history and celebrate black joy in honor of Juneteenth.

DGE’s Program Supports First-Time Television Directors

Disney General Entertainment (DGE) Directing Program will celebrate its second year of guaranteeing episodes to its first-time TV directors.

Disney Chef Duo Share Pride, Life and Love for Food and Culture

This dynamic duo has worked together at Disney since 2003, where they quickly bonded over their passion for food and cultures.

ABC Owned Television Stations Announce Juneteenth Programming

To celebrate the 157th Juneteenth holiday, ABC Owned Television Stations are featuring content and programming spotlighting Black communities and traditions.

Disney Cast Member Competes Alongside Special Olympics Athletes

Faron Kelley, VP of Sports, ESPN Wide World of Sports & Water Parks at Walt Disney World Resort recounts his unforgettable experience.

Gold House Launches Gold Storybook with Disney as Key Partner

Gold Storybook is the definitive guide and resource hub on authentic Asian and Pacific Islander portrayals in media.

ABC News Announces "Soul of a Nation" Pride Month Special

The primetime special documents the LGBTQ+ experience and examines what it means to be seen in the current moment as a member of the community.

Special Olympic Athletes Get Disney’s Super Bowl Style Treatment

Special Olympics athletes to be featured in a spinoff of Disney’s popular “I’m Going to Disney World" Super Bowl campaign.

20th Century Studios Debuts Trailer & Poster for "The Princess"

The action-packed original movie will stream exclusively on Hulu.

Disney to be Exclusive Entertainment Sponsor of ESSENCE Fest

Leading Disney brands to feature exclusive screenings, talent, and more at the 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture™ presented by Coca-Cola®

How Disney’s LGBTQIA+ BERGs Helped Shape Pride Month

Learn how Disney's LGBTQIA+ Business Employee Resource Groups (BERGs) partnered with the company to prepare for Pride Month.

Disney+ Debuts Marvel Studios’ “A Fan’s Guide to Ms. Marvel"

The documentary short gives an exclusive look behind the groundbreaking original series.

Hulu Adds Livestreams & Robust Content for "Pride Never Stops"

This year's offerings include livestreams of LA & NYC Pride Parades and highly-anticipated premieres.

Disney+ Releases All-New “Trevor: The Musical” Trailer

Get a peek behind the curtain with the new trailer for “Trevor: The Musical,” which will be part of the Disney+ Pride Collection.

Disney+ Shares Photos from “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Fan Event

The Star Wars Celebration event's attendees included stars Ewan McGregor & Moses Ingram, director/executive producer Deborah Chow, and more.

Disney+ Shares Photos From “Mando+” Star Wars Celebration Panel

Highlights included the announcement of Natasha Liu Bordizzo joining the cast of “Ahsoka” as fan-favorite character Sabine Wren.

Trailer & Key Art for “Andor” Featured at Star Wars Celebration

The new, original series from Lucasfilm takes place prior to the events of “Rogue One” and launches exclusively on Disney+.

Disney+ Releases Teaser Trailer for “Willow”

Lucasfilm and Imagine Entertainment’s “Willow” is an all-new live-action fantasy adventure series based on the classic 1988 feature film.

Celebrating Pride 365 at The Walt Disney Company

At The Walt Disney Company, we strive to build an inclusive culture, honoring and actively supporting the contributions and stories of our LGBTQIA+ employees, talent and beyond to foster change during Pride Month and all year long.

The Story Behind the Art: Rising Together

Discover the story behind the Rising Together artwork, a collaboration between Ralphie Giron, Amanda Kim, and Catherine Song.

ABC News Announces New "Soul of a Nation" Primetime Special

Hosted by George Takei, “Together As One: Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage” will spotlight the contributions & experiences of AANHPI communities.

DGE Content's Writing Program Celebrates Nearly 33 Years

The program, which has served as a springboard for underrepresented voices, is now accepting applications for the upcoming cycle.

Emporium Window on Main Street, U.S.A. Honors AANHPI Heritage

Discover the special Children’s Day window display in commemoration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month in May.

Production Underway for Marvel Studios’ Series “Echo”

Streaming exclusively on Disney+, the origin story of Echo revisits Maya Lopez, who made her MCU debut in 2021 in Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye.”

Trailer Released for Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law”

Series star Tatiana Maslany & Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared new trailer & launch date at The Walt Disney Company’s Upfront presentation.

Feature Documentary on Music Icon Elton John Announced

Disney Original Documentary's “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances And The Years That Made His Legend” will be available exclusively on Disney+.

Disney’s Onyx Collective Orders Limited Docu-Series "Gigante"

The four-part series chronicles the political and cultural impact of ‘Sabado Gigante’ with never-before-seen footage from Don Francisco’s personal archives.

Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month at Disneyland Resort

See how we’re celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander heritage month through music, art, and more.

New Latin American Docu-Series "Los Montaner" Coming to Disney+

The series will give audiences a personal look inside the lives of one of Latin America's most famous families.

"Trevor: The Musical" to Debut Exclusively on Disney+

The filmed version of the Off-Broadway stage production follows a charming 13-year-old on a turbulent journey of self-discovery.

"Mira, Royal Detective" Named 2022 MPAC® Media Award Honoree

The Disney Junior animated series' authentic storytelling was acknowledged by the Muslim Public Affairs Council Hollywood Bureau.

Disney+ Releases Trailer, Key Art, and Images For “Rise”

"Rise" is based on the real-life story of the remarkable family that produced the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league.

New Song & Music Video "Kicks" Debuts Ahead of "Sneakerella"

Disney+ and Walt Disney Records give viewers a sneak(er) peek at the upcoming Disney+ original movie “Sneakerella” with the music video debut of “Kicks.”

"Cookies & Milk" Animated Series in the Works at Disney

The original series in development at Disney Television Animation will be based on the novel of the same name by Shawn Amos.

Acclaimed Novel "Out of My Mind" to be Adapted into a Movie

Amber Sealey will direct, with Phoebe-Rae Taylor starring in this coming-of-age story about a girl with cerebral palsy for Disney+.

Stories About Disney’s Enduring Support for Those Who Serve

Walt Disney World recently hosted the National Defense Network in honor of National Military Appreciation Month.

ESPN Announces the Launch of W. Studios

W. Studios is a new content generator that creates, produces, and amplifies women-centered storytelling.

"Disney Intertwined" Picked Up for Season 2 on Disney+

Production for the second season of the hit Latin American original series has begun in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Final Season of "Love, Victor" to Premiere on Hulu & Disney+

For the first time, all three seasons will be available on both services.

Prabal Gurung & Phillip Lim Team Up for "American Born Chinese"

The iconic Asian-American fashion designers will work together with costume designer Joy Cretton to design costumes for culturally significant characters for the Disney+ original series.

The Women Inspiring Conservation and Rhino Care at Disney

Hear from the women whose collaboration, expertise, and passion help make rhino conservation possible at Disney.

Executive Producers Announced for “Genius: MLK/X"

Reggie Rock Bythewood & Gina Prince-Bythewood join Brian Grazer & Ron Howard as executive producers for the limited series.

Disney UNCF Corporate Scholars Named for 2022 Cohort

Scholars will be awarded a $5,000 annual scholarship and paid summer internship.

How "black-ish" Sparked Conversations Along with Laughter

For 8 seasons, the comedy series told stories that shined a light on current events through the lens of a Black American family.

"The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder" in Production for Season 2

Plus the Disney+ series will roll out cross-category product lines, a storybook and digital soundtrack.

Disney Cast Members Share a Happy Passover

SHALOM, Disney’s Jewish Business Employee Resource Group, invited us into their world as they geared up for Passover.

ESPN Named Partner & Sponsor of Black Sports Business Symposium

Talent and Executives to Keynote 2022 Symposium and ESPN Talent Acquisition to Recruit at Inaugural Event.

The Journey of Disney Food

As part of Disney Planet Possible, Disney Parks continues to donate food to local communities.

espnW Announces Agenda and Speakers for espnW Summit NYC

The event will gather a distinctive group of leaders and change-makers at the intersection of sports, business, and entertainment.

Cast Announced for Limited Series "A Small Light"

The series will focus on the story of Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank and her family during World War II.

New Disney+ Original Movie “Sneakerella” Premieres Soon

Lace up and dream big with the new trailer for this pop/hip-hip musical with a contemporary twist on “Cinderella”.

‘Mira, Royal Detective’ to Debut Bollywood-Inspired Specials

The acclaimed animated series will culminate with four extended-length specials that celebrate Bollywood music and dancing.

Walt Disney World Earmarks 80 Acres for Affordable Housing

The new initiative will benefit the Central Florida community.

‘Jackie 75’: ESPN Debuts Project Commemorating Jackie Robinson

ESPN reveals a special project to honor Jackie Robinson's lasting legacy

The Walt Disney Company Earns 6 Academy Awards®

The Walt Disney Company received six Academy Awards® at the 94th annual ceremony, including Best Animated Feature Film and Best Documentary.

10 Years of "Doc McStuffins"

In the 10 years since the debut of the Disney Junior series, “Doc McStuffins” has helped open the door for many other breakthroughs in representation in children’s programming.

MCU Introduces First Muslim Superhero in "Ms. Marvel" on Disney+

Kamala Khan will have to balance high-school life, her family and her emerging super powers as she becomes Ms. Marvel.

ESPN’S Andscape Books Imprint Joins Disney Publishing Worldwide

Titles Exploring Themes of Race, Culture, Identity, and Lifestyle will Launch in Fall 2022

ESPN Announces Content for Fifty/50 Initiative

ESPN announced programming for Fifty/50, highlighting the civil rights journey of women across the sports and cultural landscape.

Minnie Mouse Blooms at Disneyland Park

In honor of Women’s History Month, Floral Minnie gets her chance to bloom for the first time at Disneyland Park.

HBCU Joins Network of Disney Aspire Educational Providers

Disney Aspire has welcomed North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University into its growing network of educational providers.

ESPN and Disney Announce the Launch of Andscape

ESPN and The Walt Disney Company announce the launch of Andscape, a rebranded and reimagined expansion of The Undefeated.

The Universal Stories of 'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder portrays the universality of people’s experiences by the specificity of story.

A Conversation with Jon-Michael Ennis

Jon-Michael Ennis discusses his work developing diverse characters in comics and games for Marvel Entertainment.

Disney Releases 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

The Walt Disney Company released its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, detailing its efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion.

Disney+ Announces Second Season of "Launchpad"

Disney+ announces second season of "Launchpad": a collection of short films from a new generation of directors and writers from underrepresented backgrounds.

The Walt Disney Company Earns 23 Oscar® Nominations

Films from across The Walt Disney Company earned a combined 23 nominations for the 94th Academy Awards®

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.

Congrats to The Walt Disney Company GLAAD Media Award Nominees

LGBTQ+ inclusive storytelling across Disney is honored with GLAAD Media Award nominations.

Disney Joins Sponsor Lineup for 2021 Cricket Celebration Bowl

HBCU Drum Major Mickey to make debut during football game and weekend festivities

Disney+’s “Chang Can Dunk” Wraps Production

Production has wrapped on “Chang Can Dunk,” an original, live-action film from Disney slated for release in 2023, exclusively on Disney+

Susan Arnold Named Chair of the Board, The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors announced that it has elected Susan E. Arnold as Chairperson of the Board, effective December 31, 2021.

D23 Magical Melody Performances

Recital of Remixes artists take the stage at Destination D23 on Nov. 21

Disney Honors Cast Heroes on Veterans Day

Disney salutes employees who have proudly served in the military with a video tribute and special flag ceremonies.

Our America: Indigenous and Urban

ABC OTV Stations Present Our America: Indigenous and Urban

“Summer of Soul” Wins at 2021 Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Summer of Soul” won in six categories at the 2021 Critics Choice Documentary Awards, including best documentary.

Reimagining Representation: New Pillars Muslim Artist Database

The Pillars Muslim Artist Database, created by Pillars Fund in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, connects Muslims in film with industry leaders.

Making Magic and Honoring Military Traditions

In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, some magic was made for a U.S. Air Force family at the Walt Disney World Resort.

‘Eternals’ Sparks Conversation about Accessible Film and Content

Open caption showings of new theatrical releases are making content more accessible across domestic and international markets.

Reimagine Tomorrow Featured at National Supplier Diversity Forum

Partnerships with organizations like the National Minority Supplier Development Council have helped amplify efforts to support and work with diverse suppliers.

LAUNCHPAD Brings a New Generation of Storytellers to Disney+

On May 28, 2021, six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds will share their visions through Disney’s LAUNCHPAD.

Group photo of six people posing for the camera.

A Place Where Everyone is Welcome

Learn more about Disney’s new 5th Key: Inclusion

Marvel Studios Releases Two First Looks

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings was shared on actor Simu Liu’s social sites, @simuliu and @SimuLiu.

An image from Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Disney Look, Reimagined

Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products has updated appearance guidelines to allow for more personal expression and foster greater inclusivity.

Honoring Disney Cast Members in the Military Reserves

Support for military personnel, their families and veterans is part of the fabric of The Walt Disney Company.