Doug Lipp, speaker and former head of training at Disney University (the internal training program for Cast Members), uses the metaphor of being stuck in the middle seat to address what happens when we are stuck in uncomfortable places in life and at work in a complimentary webinar titled “Beyond Stuck in the Middle Seat®: How Disney Lost, Then Restored the Luster to the Magic Kingdom’ in conjunction with Customer Management IQ and Parature. How do you deal with unfortunate situations? When in a situation that you ‘can’t control,’ what options do you actually have? In this thought-provoking webinar, Lipp answers these questions and discusses such topics as creative problem solving, how to balance work andfe, customer service and product development.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m., ET on Thursday, September 16, ABC’s Music Lounge will launch the free download of the new single from Philadelphia-based Epic Records recording artist Tu Phace entitled “Change.” It will be available free for an exclusive window of 48 hours. This will the first glimpse of music that will both be inspired by and featured in the new fall drama series, “My Generation.” New songs and artists will be spotlighted on ABC Music Lounge throughout the season, culminating to the release of an original soundtrack for “My Generation” in December 2010.
Disney Online, part of the Disney Interactive Media Group, launched two new original video series today featuring The Muppets and celebrity chef Cat Cora. “The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora” on Disney.com (www.Disney.com/MuppetsKitchen) inspires and entertains families through cooking and classic Muppet comedy, while “Hasty Tasty Cooking Tips with Cat Cora and the Muppets” on Disney Family.com (www.Family.com/HastyTasty) was created specifically for moms, offering recipes, step-by-step cooking tips and fun family-time ideas. “Muppets Kitchen” and “Hasty Tasty” are exclusively sponsored by the all-new Honda Odyssey and the National Milk Mustache “got milk?”® Campaign.
Your passion for making magical Disney vacation memories reaches “to infinity and beyond.” Providing Disney trip suggestions comes with ease. Friends and family know you as the Disney “go-to” for any and all related information. If this sounds like you, then Disney Parks encourages you to apply for a seat on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. Announced today, the search for approximately 10 Walt Disney World Moms gurus begins online www.disneyworldmoms.com/2011.
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Disney.com has launched an all new music site (Disney.com/Music) that, together with Disney Music Group and Radio Disney, offers the latest and greatest in music for Disney fans. To kick off the new music hub Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter will give guests a sneak peek at his behind-the-scenes coverage of the three-continent Jonas Brothers Live in Concert tour with Special Guest Demi Lovato plus Special Friends from “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” featuring interviews and concert footage.
CNET News is reporting on a class action lawsuit recently filed on behalf on a group of minors and their parents which claims that Disney Internet Media Group (named as Walt Disney Internet Group) and Disney-owned Soapnet LLC along with co-defendants Warner Bros. Records, Ustream, Inc., Clearspring Technologies, Inc., Demand Media, Inc., Project Playlist, Inc., and SodaHead, Inc. were involved in tracking users’ internet activity even while accessing websites not owned by them.
Fans can get a glimpse of all the behind-the-scenes action from the 2010 CMA Music Festival on ABC.com before the three-hour special “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” premieres on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Beginning today through September 1, ABC.com will launch over 20 online videos featuring CMA Music Festival fan favorites Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Laura Bell Bundy, Eric Church, Gloriana, Julianne Hough, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Josh Turner and more!
If you’ve ever pictured yourself on Tower of Terror Re-Imagined, having a dart thrown at you on Toy Story Mania or craved the sensation of having Elliott the dragon breathing fire on your face, we have the news you’ve been waiting for!
Disney Parks has launched www.disneylandwallpaper.com and www.waltdisneyworldwallpaper.com, sites that allow you to create custom wallpaper featuring your own photo combined with one of several different ‘Summer Nightastic’ themes. To begin, email or text a photo to either [email protected] or [email protected] and in just a couple of minutes, you’ll receive a special custom link that will direct you to a page where you can choose the frame you want along with some basic edition functions, allowing you to resize and move your photo.
Advancing on its goal of bringing consumers its well-known stories, characters and brands in ever more engaging ways, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Playdom Inc., one of the leading companies in the fast-growing business of online social gaming.
Playdom shareholders will receive total consideration of $563.2 million, subject to certain conditions, and a performance-linked earn-out of up to $200 million.
In just two and a half years of operation, Playdom has established itself as a pacesetter in building popular games for social networks enjoyed by consumers around the globe. Through well-known titles like Social City, Sorority Life, Market Street and Bola, Playdom engages an estimated 42 million active players each month.