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  ANAHEIM, Calf., June 4, 2002 – As part of a continuing commitment to setting the highest standards for safety, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts today offered a behind-the-scenes look at its comprehensive safety measures and announced a multifaceted Safety Campaign to drive improvement and increase public awareness.   The details of the program were outlined …

Conservation Description -

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) was established in 1995 on Earth Day (April 22) as a global awards program for the study and protection of the world’s wildlife and ecosystems. It provides annual awards to U.S. nonprofit conservation organizations working alongside their peers in other countries. Many of the recipient organizations concentrate their activities …

PR – Rhino Relocation -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 6, 2006 – Veterinarians and animal welfare experts from Disney’s Animal Kingdom returned today after successfully transferring two endangered white rhinos from Animal Kingdom to a wildlife preserve in Africa Africa. This was the first ever reintroduction of white rhinos from the United States to Africa. The two white rhinos, both …

PR – Elephant Vasectomy -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2006 - Veterinarians from Disney’s Animal Programs led a coalition of experts in an effort to investigate a new method of controlling the growing elephant population in areas of Southern Africa. Their work has resulted in the creation of a new surgical procedure and device that effectively sterilizes male elephants …

PR – Disaster Relief – Red Cross -

CENTRAL FLORIDA,  June 28, 2004 — The American Red Cross of Central Florida is proud to announce that The Walt Disney Company is donating 720 Mickey Mouse plush toys to support the local chapter’s disaster relief efforts. The generous gesture is part of a nationwide donation to the American Red Cross of 150,000 Mickey Mouse …

PR – Helping Kids Shine Grants – Orange County -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 28, 2006 – From teaching teen girls character development, volunteerism and healthy decision-making, 25 non-profit organizations that serve Orange County are planning to spread some magic and make dreams come true with the help of Disney’s Helping Kids Shine Grants. The recipients of the 2006 grants were announced today in …

PR – Ears to You -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - DisneyHand, worldwide outreach for The Walt Disney Company, is providing the funds through its EARS to You program, which recognizes Cast Members for volunteerism through financial contributions to the charities of their choice.   Disney VoluntEARS are encouraged to apply for an EARS to You grant of up to $1,000, payable …

PR – Helping Kids Shine Grants – Seminole County -

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 28, 2006 – From emphasizing the importance of education and providing nutritious meals for kids, two non-profit organizations serving Seminole County are planning to spread some magic and make dreams come true with the help of Disney’s Helping Kids Shine Grants. The recipients of the 2006 grants were announced …

PR – Boys and Girls Club -

ORLANDO, Fla., April 25, 2006 - With the magic of Disney characters, performances by the children and a line-up of distinguished community leaders who’ve helped make this dream a reality, the Pine Hills branch of Boys & Girls Clubs celebrated the ground breaking ceremony of the new state-of-the-art Walt Disney World Boys & Girls Club to replace …

“Most excellent” Sea Turtle Crush from ‘Finding Nemo’ Converses with Guests at The Seas with Nemo & Friends in Epcot -

Imagine Crush, the sea turtle from “Finding Nemo,” stopping mid-stream, turning to the audience from his movie-screen undersea environment and saying, “Hey you — dude in the green-striped shirt — what’s that on your head?” Walt Disney Imagineers have created precisely this kind of magical interaction in “Turtle Talk With Crush” at Epcot.

The breakthrough experience gives Walt Disney World guests the chance to engage in live, unrehearsed conversations with the animated sea turtle from the Disney presentation of Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.”

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