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There are three brand new Disney Pixar “Cars Toons” Shorty Shorts now live on Disney.com andCars.Disney.com. Dubbed “Shorty Shorts” because they’re no longer than a minute and a half long, each video offers a quick and fun peek into the world of “Cars.” Directed by Jeremy Lasky and produced by Mary Alice Drumm, Disney Pixar “Cars Toons” feature some of our favorite characters in new and surprising situations.
- “Hiccups” – When Lightning McQueen gets the hiccups, everyone in Radiator Springs thinks they have the cure.
- “Bugged” – Red’s peaceful morning routine is interrupted by a pesky visitor.
- “Spinning” – Guido discovers he has a hidden talent as a street corner sign spinner.
- Disney Interactive Announces ‘Cars’ Playset For ‘Disney Infinity’ (chipandco.com)
- Easter Ideas from Disney’s Spoonful.com (chipandco.com)
The complementary, family focused web destinations will be curated by us, feature videos from VEVO’s catalog of more than 50,000 music videos and be available on Disney.com and across VEVO’s online, mobile/tablet and connected TV platforms, allowing guests to have a great experience on any device.
We’re also teaming up with VEVO, Disney Music Group and Radio Disney to produce music-focused, online original programming. Watch for coverage of exclusive events, video premieres and live music experiences with Disney recording artists.
With VEVO, we’re offering even more of the family friendly entertainment our guests want, wherever they are. Stay tuned for more updates when we roll out the red carpet with VEVO later this year!
One of the new features is that shoppers are now able to record and customize a “Disney Magical Message” video to send along with any DisneyStore.com gift purchase! Other new features include enhanced tools for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest as well as by desktop, tablet or mobile means! A new animation feature lets users interact with favorite characters and classic Disney films.
The Disney Store retail chain started in 1987. There are now more than 200 Disney Store locations in North America and more than 140 stores worldwide.
Give the new DisneyStore.com a test drive and tell us what you think!
- DisneyStore.com: FREE Shipping on Theme Park Merchandise (couponingtodisney.com)
- Disney Store Celebrates Halloween with Spook-tacular Costumes for All Ages from Cinderella, Brave, Marvel’s The Avengers, Disney Fairies and More (chipandco.com)
If you go to Disney.com you are in for a pleasant surprise ! You will finally see what many of us have been waiting for…a newly refurbished website!! The image above is a screen shot of the new site to give you an idea of some of the new changes. The Walt Disney Company has been working on this reboot for nearly a year now within their digital division and the primary aim of the site is to deliver a robust entertainment experience.
James Pitaro, Disney Interactive co-President, came to the Walt Disney Company from Yahoo in 2010 to help with the main focus Disney has moved to with the new site and delivery to multiple devices, including tablets and smartphones. Pitaro refers to the shift as the “digital gateway to Disney” and sites that the new change is not without risk.
Pitaro said, “The new Disney.com is a much cleaner and more elegant site and a significant change from the legacy site, and any time you make material changes to a Web experience that has a large audience, you have potential to unsettle some users…That said, we take a lot of pride in the new entertainment experience we’ve created and are confident that the multi-platform site will both further engage our current Guests and bring in new ones.”
Many changes have been improvements to the old site, such as load time with has drastically improved and a minimalist design that is meant to put guests first. The site now gets much more fresh content from many Disney units, including Marvel and Pixar, though ABC and ESPN divisions are not currently part of the new site.
- Disney Unveils New Home Page With Entertainment Focus (jedimouseketeer.com)
- Check out this great new website for families and Disney enthusiasts called Disney Family Deals (chipandco.com)
Last week, in what is being termed restructuring has more than 50 employees at Disney Interactive lost their jobs. As part of the online unit’s future plans to remain competitive in their industry, the action was deemed necessary. In January 2011, the division laid off approximately 200 employees, making this week’s round of layoffs the second in less than two years. The first round was called “a reorganization”.
The online unit is responsible for Disney.com and some other smaller properties, such as the Moms and Family property Babble, which was acquired by Disney last November, among others. These layoffs are only affecting the online unit at Disney Interactive. The Games group which is as well part of Disney Interactive, which develops video games like the popular Disney Epic Mickey franchise was not affected.
Disney Interactive’s online unit employees around 2,000 people, making the layoffs reduce the work force by about 3%. The terminated employees were given notice this week and it was completed this past Wednesday.
- New Footage From ‘Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ Revealed Revealing Fort Wasteland (chipandco.com)
- Disney Celebrates its 1-Billionth Video View on YouTube with Exclusive Programming Event (chipandco.com)