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Disney’s ‘Heroes Work Here’ Co-Hosting Veterans Institute Workshop at Walt Disney World in November

Disney is hosting a free Veterans Institute this fall as part of its ongoing Heroes Work Here initiative to hire, train, and support military veterans. The Institute's goal is to inspire other companies to employ servicemen and women who are transitioning to the private sector.

The day-long event is planned for November 14, at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and is co-sponsored by Heroes Work Here and the Disney Institute.

Disney Announces Closure of ‘Toontown’ and Other Virtual World Online Games

With the highly-anticipated release of the new Disney Infinity it seems that perhaps there isn't room for a few older online games as the Walt Disney Company has announced that it is closing down the decade-old Toontown Online video game.

The game will shut down September 19, along with the Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow. The company said that it is shifting development focus toward other online and mobile play experiences including Club Penguin.

The Walt Disney Company Reports Third Quarter Earnings

The Walt Disney Company recently reported its third quarter earnings for the fiscal year and two segments - parks and resorts and media networks - showed increases in revenue.

The reports showed the company's net income increased 1 percent up to $1.85 billion, and revenue increased 4 percent to $11.58 billion which was still lower than Wall Street's expectation of $11.7 billion.

Disney Continues to Support Diversity through Sponsorship of NAACP Convention and Scholarship

Earlier in July month thousands of delegates from around the country attended the 104th Annual NAACP Convention in Orlando, and The Walt Disney Company continued its role as a sponsor of the convention.

2013 Disney Legend Award Honorees Announced

Eight more Disney Legends will be honored for their contributions to the Disney legacy at next month's D23 Expo.

Florida Author Sues Disney over ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Films

Florida-based author Royce Matthew has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company alleging that his work was taken and used in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.

This is not the first time Matthew has sued Disney.

Profits Are Up for The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company reported its second quarter earnings for the fiscal year 2013, and it was good news for the House of the Mouse. The company reported an overall profit of $1.5 billion, which is up 32 percent from the same period last year.

The Walt Disney Company Named Most Reputable Company in America

Last week a study released by the Reputation Institute listed The Walt Disney Company as America's most reputable company.

The New York City based consulting firm conducted an online study of 4,719 consumers, measuring their perceptions of the 150 largest U.S. companies that they were familiar or somewhat familiar with. The survey studied the perception of an organization's products and services, innovation, workplace, citizenship, governance, leadership, and performance.

Hand Drawn Animators Included in Layoffs at The Walt Disney Company

During the past couple of weeks reports began surfacing about impending staff cuts at The Walt Disney Company, and by the end of the week the cuts became official as nine veteran animators from the hand drawn animation team were let go.

Tom Bancroft, a former Disney animator, tweeted out the names of the animators from his personal account on April 11. Several online sites also listed the names. The veteran hand drawn artists who lost their jobs are: Nik Ranieri, Ruben Aquino, Frans Vischer, Russ Edmonds, Brian Ferguson, Jamie Lopez and Dan Tanaka.

Buzz Price Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A in Disneyland

Earlier this week, Harrison "Buzz" Price received what Tom Staggs, Chairman of the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts calls "the highest honor from Disney Parks and Resorts" - a window on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland.

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Walt Disney World Resort Leads the Way in Florida's Green Lodging

More and more frequently today families are concerned with the environment; they conserve water, recycle cans and papers, drive hybrid cars, and do what ever they can to help make a better world. Even tourism is going green, and more choices are being made for eco-friendly travel. However, relatively few people realize what a strong choice for environmental conservancy they make when traveling with Disney.