It’s the season. Well-wrapped packages. Cheerful faces. Generous, happy hearts. The Disney Ultimate Toy Drive.
Today at “Good Morning America,” Disney kicked off the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive with a $ 500,000 donation to the Marine Toys for All program to offer toys to children and inspire hope where these holidays are most needed.
Did you know that Disney has a long history with Toys for All? Walt and his team of entertainers designed the well-known Toys for All train logo in 1947 that is still in use today!
It’s part of the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive now through Dec. 14 by donating an online toy to Toys for All at shopDisney.com or leaving a new unpacked toy in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort (where the collection bins are at the World of Disney store, Star Wars Trading Post and Resort Hotel stores) or Disney Springs at Walt Disney World (where you will find collection containers at the World of Disney store, Marketplace Co-Op, Star Wars Galactic Outpost and Disney Springs Welcome Center).
Stay tuned, as Disney teams from across the company will be celebrating the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive in their special way … the premiere of “Hawkeye” is intended to hit the target (wink , wink)!
And in the spirit of bringing joy to children around the world, Disney supports Make-A-Wish International with the sequel to last year’s beautiful animated holiday spot, “Lola,” the new magical “The Stepdad “. Take a look below:
THAT MUSIC! Grammy-winning two-time jazz musician Gregory Porter performs “Love Runs Deeper,” the emotional song written exclusively for the spot. It is available for download wherever you find your music. It will be repeated here from now until … maybe forever. Gregory put it better: “The lyrics of the song are so powerful and it emphasizes that behind everything there is love.”
Eagle-eyed viewers may also have picked up some special Easter eggs: Lola’s original Mickey Mouse toy from last year’s ad (one of the TEN Hidden Mickeys that can be found in the film) , many beloved Disney characters making guest appearances and two very special cartoons. of Make-A-Wish kids, one of which comes from 13-year-old Dylan, whose image can be seen a cheetah in the family refrigerator. Dylan’s desire to be an animator was granted by Flux Animation Studios, which developed “The Stepdad.” Look at it again and see how many you can see!
And you can share a piece of this touching story! The teddy bear and Minnie Mouse holiday notebook featured in the film are available at shopDisney.com.
As part of Disney’s holiday gifts, we provide more than $ 2 million in support to Make-A-Wish International and its affiliate network to grant life-changing wishes to children with serious illnesses around the world. world. Learn more about Disney’s global support for Make-A-Wish this holiday season here.
#Fromourfamilytours, we wish you happy holidays.