Diz on Demand Show #81

This week look for Atlantis The Lost Empire as we welcome CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN (Atlantis The Lost Empire, Babylon Sci-Fi Series, Maniac Cop, Dallas) to the show. She talks the Disney Classic, Comic Con, and more! The D-Team is back of Lexie, Erin, Jason, Paige, Nathan, Caitlin with their segments. And news hot off the D-Wire!

Diz on Demand Show #80

This week Celebrate Disneyland's Birthday as well as heading back to High School Musical as we welcome OLESYA RULIN (High School Musical Films, Halloweentown High, NCIS) to the show. She talks the films, playing trolls, and will there be a reunion ever. In addition we have the D-Team of Lexie, Erin, Nathan, Paige, Jason stopping in. News hot off the D-Wire and more!

Diz on Demand Show #79

This week kick off Home Improvements with RICHARD KARN (Home Improvement, Last Man Standing, Family Feud, Air Buddies) stopping in! Richard talks being Al, Reunions, and what is he doing now. We have the D-Team back with Erin, Lexie, Jason and Nathan. News hot off the D-Wire and more!

Diz on Demand Show #78

This week we celebrate America's Birthday with Beans and Bacon as STEVEN ANTHONY LAWRENCE (Beans on Even Stevens) stops in on the show! We have news from the D-Wire, the D-Team and more to help kick off the holiday festivities!

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July 24, 2014 - Show #81

It's Time D-Heads! This week we venture into the depths of the ocean and uncover Atlantis The Lost Empire as we welcome CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN (Atlantis The Lost Empire, Babylon 5, Maniac Cop Series, Dallas) to the show! Claudia stops in and talks about her career, being part of the Disney Classic Atlantis, getting shot at Comic Con, Babylon 5 and more!

In addition we have the D-Team back and ready to go! Erin is here answering all your questions in I Want To Know, Lexie is here with more on our special guest in the Hollywood Walk and Jason goes into The Vault with another DVD and Blu-Ray to add to your collection. We have Paige with the Magical Music Review and Nathan with This Week In Disney History. And Caitlin returns with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resorts in WDW-In-2.

There is news hot off the D-Wire from the resorts, Disney Springs, Pirates, Frozen, Disney Channel, Food, Games, Marvel, Disney Infinity, Releases and more!

So it's time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand "A New Kind of Disney Show"!

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July 24, 2014 – Show #81

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we venture into the depths of the ocean and uncover Atlantis The Lost Empire as we welcome CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN (Atlantis The Lost Empire, Babylon 5, Maniac Cop Series, Dallas) to the show! Claudia stops in and talks about her career, being part of the Disney Classic Atlantis, getting shot at Comic Con, Babylon 5 and more!

In addition we have the D-Team back and ready to go! Erin is here answering all your questions in I Want To Know, Lexie is here with more on our special guest in the Hollywood Walk and Jason goes into The Vault with another DVD and Blu-Ray to add to your collection. We have Paige with the Magical Music Review and Nathan with This Week In Disney History. And Caitlin returns with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resorts in WDW-In-2.

There is news hot off the D-Wire from the resorts, Disney Springs, Pirates, Frozen, Disney Channel, Food, Games, Marvel, Disney Infinity, Releases and more!

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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Award-Winning Book Narrator Renee Raudman Brings Disney’s Tangled To Life As An Audiobook

Award-Winning Book Narrator Renee Raudman Brings Disney's Tangled To Life As An Audiobook

Award-Winning Book Narrator Renee Raudman Brings Disney’s Tangled To Life As An Audiobook

Tangled, Disney’s 2010 blockbuster based on the Rapunzel story, is finally available in audiobook form recorded by award winning narrator, Renee Raudman.

Disney released TangledThe Junior Novelization, in 2010 in conjunction with the premiere of their feature film of the same name. The original film earned over $600 million and an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2010.  Now children of all ages, with the help of Raudman’s classic and enthralling voice, can re-live the exciting and enchanting story of a young, vibrant girl who discovers her own magic and path.

Renee Raudman has made a career out of captivating people with her voice and bringing them into a world she has created that extends beyond the authors word’s and was recently featured as an L.A. Archetype in Los Angeles Magazine’s Best of LA issue. She has recorded over 300 titles with Tangled being one of her most cherished. Her welcoming and lyrical voice enchants listeners with stories by successful authors from Ilona Andrews to Danielle Steele—and now Disney fans get to enjoy her readings.

“When I was asked to record Disney’s Tangled audiobook, I was over the moon!” said Raudman. “I have a 3-yr old precious niece who LOVED the movie, and I’ve watched it with her several times. For me, recording Tangled was a very personal and meaningful opportunity. It was also nerve-wracking in a way!  I mean, giving voice to something so iconic both personally and universally is pretty scary!”

Disney’s Tangled can be purchased at http://www.blackstonelibrary.com/tangled

Get Ready For Take Off As Little Orbit And Disney Interactive Reveal “Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue”

 Little Orbit And Disney Interactive Reveal "Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue"

Little Orbit And Disney Interactive Reveal “Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue”

Leading worldwide video game publisher Little Orbit, in collaboration with Disney Interactive, announced today that Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, the video game based on Disney’s new animated feature film, “Planes: Fire & Rescue” (in theaters July 18, 2014),  will launch this fall exclusively for Nintendo platforms.  Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for sky-high fun as players embark on fire-and-rescue emergencies with all their favorite characters from the movie!

“Working with Disney Interactive on this game has been a wonderful experience for us,” said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit.  “We know these are beloved characters, and we’re thrilled to bring them to life in this fun-filled video game experience.” 

Inspired by Disney’s adventure-comedy adventure film, the video game continues the storyline as players join the Piston Peak Air Attack team to fight fires and rescue those in need.   Kids will embark on an adventure playing as any one of nine playable characters from the big screen including world-famous air racer Dusty and a new crop of characters Blade, Dipper, Dynamite and more!  Together, kids will combine heroic action and teamwork as they scoop up water, drop smokejumpers and bulldoze debris in an effort to battle massive wildfires.

Players will soar across rich environments that feature iconic monuments and structures from the film as they participate in two exciting modes of play: Fire & Rescue and Training Academy.  Take to the skies with 12 story missions and more than 30 training academy missions as players operate planes, helicopters and ground vehicles as to respond to emergencies.  Heroes in training can “earn their wings” as they progress through training and story missions to reach new heights!

Planes: Fire & Rescue will be available in North AmericaEurope and Australia on Nintendo Wii™, Wii U™ Nintendo 3DS™ and DS™ this fall.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #80 w/ Special Guest OLESYA RULIN (High School Musical Films, Halloweentown High, NCIS) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #80 w/ Special Guest OLESYA RULIN (High School Musical Films, Halloweentown High, NCIS) on DizRadio.com

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July 17, 2014 – Show #80

It’s Time D-Heads! We are all in this together this week as we Celebrate Disneyland’s Birthday and go back to those High School Musical Days as we welcome OLESYA RULIN (High School Musical Franchise, Halloweentown High, NCIS) to the show! Olesya stops in and talks about being part of this Disney Channel Fan Favorite Series in High School Musical, how she got into acting, being a troll in Halloweentown High and will we ever see a High School Reunion.

In addition we have the D-Team back and ready to go! Erin is here answering all your questions in I Want To Know, Lexie is here with more on our special guest in the Hollywood Walk and Jason goes into The Vault with another DVD and Blu-Ray to add to your collection. We have Paige with the Magical Music Review and Nathan with This Week In Disney History.

There is news hot off the D-Wire from the Parks, Blu-Rays, Games, Movies, Corporate, Good Luck Charlie, Frozen, Marvel Experience, Imagineers and more!

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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FAL Healthy Beverages Announces Launch Of Coco Joy Kids, The Naturally Fruit-Flavored 100% Premium Coconut Water For Kids w/ Disney Planes Fire & Rescue

Coco Joy Kids Sponsors Premiere of Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue

Coco Joy Kids Sponsors Premiere of Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue

FAL Healthy Beverages, a FAL Group brand, today announces the launch of Coco Joy Kids, the naturally fruit-flavored pure coconut water for kids, containing no added sugar or preservatives. Coco Joy Kids will be at the world premiere of Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue in Hollywood, CA on July 15, greeting fans and handing out movie tickets, hats and Coco Joy Kids products, featuring characters from the film.

Launching alongside Coco Joy, Coco Joy Kids offers a new approach to garnering the health benefits of coconut water. Unlike other coconut water beverages that mix the fatty, milky juice of aged brown coconuts with green coconut water, Coco Joy and Coco Joy Kids are made purely from fresh, young green coconuts from Southeast Asia. Compared to leading coconut water brands, Coco Joy products have fewer calories, less sodium, no added sugar and no preservatives, offering healthy hydration for people of all ages.

As part of its launch in the U.S., Coco Joy Kids will offer 1,000 free child’s movie tickets at the premiere, to give fans the chance to see Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue, which hits theaters in 3D on July 18. All movie tickets are valid for up to $8.00 towards one child’s admission to see the film.

“Coco Joy Kids is thrilled to launch our products at the premiere of Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue,” said Tim Xenos, CEO of FAL Healthy Beverages, a FAL Group brand.  “Coco Joy Kids products feature Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue characters, offering a fun way for parents and their children to enjoy a refreshing, delicious beverage together while making a healthier choice.”

Coco Joy Kids, featuring characters from Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue and other Disney movies, will be available starting July 2014 at most major retailers, with expanded distribution throughout the summer.  Coco Joy Kids is available in 8.4 fl. oz. cans for $1.90.

For information on Coco Joy Kids, visit www.CocoJoyKidsUSA.com and the Coco Joy Facebook page:www.facebook.com/CocoJoyKidsUSA.

FAL Healthy Beverages supports healthy habits through “flavor and life,” offering products with high-quality, natural ingredients to promote a healthier lifestyle.  For more information about FAL Healthy Beverages, visit www.FALHealthyBeverages.com.

Hollywood Industry Veteran Jerry Rees Signs on to Helm Must-See Marvel Touring Attraction “The Marvel Experience”

Jerry Rees will be leading the creative team responsible for producing “The Marvel Experience"

Jerry Rees will be leading the creative team responsible for producing “The Marvel Experience”

Hero Ventures, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, announced today that award-winning director, producer and writer of live-action, animation and theme park attractions Jerry Rees will be leading the creative team responsible for producing “The Marvel Experience,” an innovative, traveling attraction that affords guests the opportunity to actively participate with dozens of Marvel Entertainment’s iconic Super Heroes.

(YOU CAN LISTEN TO JERRY REES STOP ON DIZRADIO.COM HERE)

Rees has directed a record-setting 16 Disney Theme Park attractions around the world in California, Hong Kong, Florida and Paris, including winning THEA Awards for “Cinemagique” for ‘Best Attraction’, as well as “Animation Magic”, Disney’s new cruise ship attraction which won for ‘Most Innovative Use of Technology.’

Hero Ventures gets Jerry Rees to head the Marvel Team

Hero Ventures gets Jerry Rees to head the Marvel Team

Launching later this year, The Marvel Experience is, at its heart, a next-generation event that will fully immerse visitors in an entertainment experience like no other. With one original narrative tying everything together from start to finish, the story will unfold via a series of state-of-the-art multimedia technologies and interactive elements, including a 4-D motion ride, original 3-D animated features and the only commercially available Stereoscopic 360-degree full Dome projection extravaganza.

“Hero Ventures was looking for the impossible as we searched for someone to take all of the amazingly unique elements that we developed with Marvel to bring everything to life in this first-of-its-kind production. Thankfully, Jerry Rees brought a lifetime of creativity to the table and took The Marvel Experience to places well beyond our imagination,” said Rick Licht, Hero Ventures’ CEO.

“’Firsts’ have always energized me…and collaborating with like-minded, pioneering souls over the years to uncover new firsts has always been a joy,” says Jerry Rees.

“’Firsts’ have always energized me…and collaborating with like-minded, pioneering souls over the years to uncover new firsts has always been a joy,” says Jerry Rees. “This visionary project will add more firsts to the list, merging new-media immediacy, immersion and connectivity with a powerfully engaging spectacle. Hero Ventures’ choice of the iconic Marvel IP as the emotional engine and their use of a movable, multi-Dome venue to involve new audiences is inspired. The Marvel Experience will be a shining beacon on the emerging next-gen entertainment horizon and I’m honored to be a part of the project.”

Hero Ventures’ Founders Rick Licht, Doug Schaer and Jason Rosen along with partners and executive producers Michael Cohl of S2BN Entertainment and Jere Harris of PRG, have surrounded Rees with an elite creative team to bring the dynamic show to life, including: visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR [X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, Marvel’s Iron Man 3, Marvel’s The Avengers and Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D]; scenic house, Lexington Design + Fabrication [Universal Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering, “Science Storms” at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry]; and animation and visual effects houses, Prana Animation Studios and Rhythm and Hues Studios) [X-Men: First Class, Planes, Life of Pi, Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk].

“We couldn’t be more excited about our collaboration with such a multi-talented and accomplished group, merging feature-film quality animated content with Hall of Fame quality scenic/sets in this never-before-seen production,” says Hero Ventures’ COO Doug Schaer. “We expect The Marvel Experience will absolutely redefine entertainment as we know it.”

Leading up to the tour, Hero Ventures will be updating and educating fans on the progress of tour production with the use of blog posts, social media, teaser videos, character reveals and exclusive artwork and images.

To learn more about The Marvel Experience and access the latest news on special offers, tour dates and locations, visitwww.TheMarvelExperienceTour.com.

Keep up to date on all the exciting developments through the tour’s array of social channels:

Facebook – www.facebook.com/MarvelExperience

Tanger Outlets Partners with Disney Channel’s Bridgit Mendler to Kick Off the Back to School Shopping Season

Bridgit Mendler and Tanger Outlets are teaming up!

Bridgit Mendler and Tanger Outlets are teaming up!

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.’s Tanger Outlets is kicking off the back to school shopping season in style by partnering with Disney Channel’s Bridgit Mendler. Select Tanger Outlet centers will feature the Good Luck Charlie star performing her hit songs, signing autographs and hosting a Q&A with fans. The performance is part of Tanger’s KidSTYLE Tour and Fashion Camp, where children of all ages can participate in a variety of entertaining onsite activities to get them excited about going back to school. Tanger Outlets KidSTYLE Tour and Fashion Camp events will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from August 3 – August 31 at Tanger centers across the country.

Teens can learn exclusive tips from local experts about fashion design, styling and illustration. The camp will also offer interactive classes on topics such as Hair, Nail and Skin Care, Modeling, Yoga, Fitness and more, in addition to Tanger Outlet’s unbeatable back to school sales.

As part of the KidSTYLE Tour and Fashion Camp, all Tanger shoppers are eligible to win a Grand Prize trip to Orlando for a family of four, including travel, hotel accommodations, Disney World park passes and a Tanger Back to School Gift Pack. Entries for the sweepstakes can be submitted from August 1 – August 31 on the Tanger Outlets website and at all Tanger Outlet Centers. In addition, shoppers at all Tanger Outlet centers who spend $75 will receive a free pair of Tanger KidSTYLE ear buds while supplies last.

Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets

“Back to School is always a very exciting time at our centers and we are delighted to partner with Bridgit Mendler to bring a new level of entertainment to the shopping experience this year,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. “We provide our shoppers access to an extensive selection of on-trend merchandise from some of the world’s leading brands at a great value, and we look forward to welcoming both parents and their children during the KidSTYLE Tour and Fashion Camp.”

The scheduled events featuring Bridgit Mendler are:

Participating Centers:

  • Gonzales (8/3, 3pm)
  • Jeffersonville (8/10, 2pm)
  • Pittsburgh (8/15, 2pm)
  • Deer Park (8/16, 6pm)
  • Charleston (8/22, 6pm)
  • Myrtle Beach 17 (8/23, 4pm)
  • Locust Grove (8/24, 2pm)
  • Park City (8/29, 6pm)
  • Houston (8/30, 4pm)
  • San Marcos (8/31, 2pm)

Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast Coming to DVD on August 5, 2014

Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast Coming to DVD on August 5, 2014

Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast Coming to DVD on August 5, 2014

Are you ready to set off on another adventure with Sofia and her friends? This time Sofia get the help from Snow White, Disney’s very first Princess. The wicked fairy, Miss Nettle, disguises herself as a powerful sorceress and attempts to steal Sofia’s magical amulet. With the help of Snow White—Sofia must learn to trust her instincts and speak up when she suspects someone is not who or what they say they are.

And now you can get this fun family adventure on Disney DVD on August 5, 2014.

(You can listen to our interview with the voice of Snow White played by Katie Von Til in our archives at DizRadio)

Original Song:  “All You Desire” performed by Sascha the sorceress

Featured Characters:Snow White (Katie Von Till); Sascha, a sorceress and Miss Nettle (Megan Mullally “Will & Grace”); Rosey, an enchanted rose (Pamela Adlon “Louie”)

Talent:Ariel Winter (ABC TV’s “Modern Family”) as Sofia; Sara Ramirez (ABC TVs “Grey’s Anatomy”) as Queen Miranda; Wayne Brady (TV’s “Let’s Make A Deal”) as Clover; and Tim Gunn (TV’s “Project Runway”) as Baileywick

Executive Producers: Jamie Mitchell (“Special Agent Oso”)

Craig Gerber (“Pixie Hollow Games”)

Director:Jamie Mitchell (“Special Agent Oso”)

Disneynature’s BEARS, The True Life Adventure Comes to Blu-Ray, Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital August 12, 2014!

Disneynature's BEARS comes to Blu-Ray August 12, 2014

Disneynature’s BEARS comes to Blu-Ray August 12, 2014

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you “Earth” and “Chimpanzee,” comes the must-own true life adventure “Bears,” available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), and On-Demand, Aug. 12, 2014. An epic story of breathtaking scale, this heartwarming and visually spectacular film showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.  Families everywhere can now travel to a majestic Alaskan wilderness teeming with life without leaving home as “Bears” arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and Digital HD featuring stunning high definition picture, transporting sound, and excitingbonus features both parents and their children will love.

To celebrate the in-home debut of “Bears,” Disneynature is proud to continue the conservation program initiated with the film’s theatrical release. For every purchase of the movie through August 19, 2014, Disneynature will make a donation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to further protect and conserve endangered or threatened wildlife and wild places as well as enhance field research across more than 2.9 million acres of National Park Service land. 

Bonus features on the “Bears” Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and Digital HD include the music video for “Carry On,” featuring Olivia Holt, and four making-of featurettes, including “Welcome To Alaska,” which tracks the filmmakers as they set forth on an epic journey to film Sky and her cubs out in the wilds of the Alaskan frontier; “The Future For The Bears,” which spotlights a special visit to the film’s production from legendary primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall; “A Guide to Living With Bears,” which introduces viewers to the guides who instructed the filmmakers on how to work with these magnificent creatures; and “How Did They Film That?,” which provides an inside look on some of the extreme filmmaking that went into getting shots high in the mountains and under frigid cold water.

“Bears” was directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”). It features narration by John C. Reilly (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Chicago” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”).

This must-own Disneynature true life adventure can be experienced in the following formats with bonus features as listed: 

Bonus Materials for This Product: 

Blu-ray, Digital HD & DMA

  • Welcome To Alaska - Journey with the filmmakers into the Alaskan wilds to film Sky and her cubs.
  • The Future For The Bears – Experience the thrill of living with the bears during production, and the importance of protecting the wilderness to ensure their survival…and our own.
  • A Guide To Living With Bears - Learn how the team interacts safely with these magnificent creatures.
  • How Did They Film That? - Get an inside look on some of the extreme filmmaking that went into getting shots high in the mountains and under frigid cold water. 
  • “Carry On” Music Video By Olivia Holt

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  • Carry On” Music Video By Olivia Holt

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, Is Named “2014 CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive Magazine

Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse (Gene Duncan, photographer)

Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse (Gene Duncan, photographer)

Chief Executive magazine today announced that Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been named “2014 CEO of the Year,” an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of CEO peers. This is the 29th year the award has been given, with past honorees including Bill Gates, former CEO of Microsoft, Jack Welch, former CEO of GE and Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO of Dell Computers.

“Even iconic brands need fixing from time to time,” says JP Donlon, Editor in Chief of Chief Executive magazine. “But instead of the easy fixes, Bob Iger played the long game by addressing Disney’s cultural issues head-on with a three-pronged strategy, making it a stronger, more profitable company with greater depth in its overall brand. For this reason, he is well-deserving of this year’s CEO of the Year honor.”

Just the sixth CEO in the company’s history, Iger, who took over the helm in October 2005, transformed the organization into a profit-making powerhouse. He acquired Pixar Animation Studios from Steve Jobs in 2006 and Marvel Entertainment in 2009. In 2012, Iger negotiated a deal for Lucasfilm, which gave Disney the rights to the Star Wars brand. During Iger’s tenure, Walt Disney’s 2013 shareholder return was 202 percent. In February of this year, the stock price hit an all-time closing high of $79.23, compared to just$23.81 when Iger first took over as CEO.

Nominations for CEO of the Year were garnered from among the readers of Chief Executive magazine. The 10 most frequently cited nominations were evaluated and a winner voted upon at a meeting of a peer Selection Committee, which took place earlier this year inNew York City.

The 2014 CEO of the Year Selection Committee was comprised of: David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell, and 2013 Chief Executive of the Year; Dan Glaser, President and CEO, Marsh & McLennan; Fred Hassan, chairman, Zx Pharma and partner/managing director, Healthcare at Warburg Pincus; Tamara Lundgren, President and CEO, Schnitzer Steel Industries; Tom Quinlan, President and CEO, RR Donnelley; Christine Jacobs, former chairman and CEO, Theragenics, and director, McKesson; Bob Nardelli, CEO, XLR-8, Bill Nuti, Chairman and CEO, NCR’ Jeff Sonnenfeld, President and CEO, Chief Executive Leadership Institute, Yale School of Management;Mark Weinberger, Chairman and CEO, EY; Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO, Frontier Communications; and Tom Saporito, Chairman and CEO, RHR International.

“Bob is a visionary and innovator who consistently delivers terrific performance across a diverse portfolio of businesses,” Dan Glasersaid.

“He’s been a disruptive innovator in taking the entertainment industry to another level using new media and new technology,” addedTom Quinlan. “He took a great brand and made it better, which isn’t easy to do.”

Iger’s 2014 CEO of the Year designation will be celebrated at an invitation-only event hosted by NYSE Euronext and the Chief Executive Group at the New York Stock Exchange in July.

For the full interview of Bob Iger by JP Donlon, click here.

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FAL Healthy Beverages Announces Launch Of Coco Joy Kids, The Naturally Fruit-Flavored 100% Premium Coconut Water For Kids w/ Disney Planes Fire & Rescue

July 16, 2014

FAL Healthy Beverages, a FAL Group brand, today announces the launch of Coco Joy Kids, the naturally fruit-flavored pure coconut water for kids, containing no added sugar or preservatives. Coco Joy Kids will be at the world premiere of Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue in Hollywood, CA on July 15, greeting fans and handing out movie tickets, […]

Hollywood Industry Veteran Jerry Rees Signs on to Helm Must-See Marvel Touring Attraction “The Marvel Experience”

July 16, 2014

Hero Ventures, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, announced today that award-winning director, producer and writer of live-action, animation and theme park attractions Jerry Rees will be leading the creative team responsible for producing “The Marvel Experience,” an innovative, traveling attraction that affords guests the opportunity to actively participate with dozens of Marvel Entertainment’s iconic Super Heroes. (YOU […]

Tanger Outlets Partners with Disney Channel’s Bridgit Mendler to Kick Off the Back to School Shopping Season

July 16, 2014

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.’s Tanger Outlets is kicking off the back to school shopping season in style by partnering with Disney Channel’s Bridgit Mendler. Select Tanger Outlet centers will feature the Good Luck Charlie star performing her hit songs, signing autographs and hosting a Q&A with fans. The performance is part of Tanger’s KidSTYLE Tour and Fashion […]

Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast Coming to DVD on August 5, 2014

July 14, 2014

Are you ready to set off on another adventure with Sofia and her friends? This time Sofia get the help from Snow White, Disney’s very first Princess. The wicked fairy, Miss Nettle, disguises herself as a powerful sorceress and attempts to steal Sofia’s magical amulet. With the help of Snow White—Sofia must learn to trust […]

Disneynature’s BEARS, The True Life Adventure Comes to Blu-Ray, Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital August 12, 2014!

July 14, 2014

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you “Earth” and “Chimpanzee,” comes the must-own true life adventure “Bears,” available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), and On-Demand, Aug. 12, 2014. An epic story of breathtaking scale, this heartwarming and visually spectacular film showcases a year in […]

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, Is Named “2014 CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive Magazine

July 14, 2014

Chief Executive magazine today announced that Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been named “2014 CEO of the Year,” an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of CEO peers. This is the 29th year the award has been given, with past honorees including Bill Gates, former CEO of […]

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