Disney Movie Moments Program
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Disney to Give Nearly 100 Children’s Hospitals Special Access to New Movies

The Walt Disney Company announced its plans to expand its “Disney Movie Moments Program” to nearly 100 more children’s hospitals across the country. Started in 2014 in collaboration with the Starlight Children’s Foundation, this program gives special access to new movies from Walt Disney Studios.

“We’ve supported children’s hospitals for many years and are committed to fostering special moments for children and families to bring a little joy into their lives during these tough moments,” said Alan Bergman, Chairman, Disney Studios Content. “We are proud to continue that work by expanding our Disney Movie Moments initiative and bringing the magic of our stories to more hospitals.”

“Transforming the hospital experience is core to our mission at Starlight of delivering happiness to seriously ill children and their families to reduce the stress of hospitalization and medical procedures,” said Adam Garone, CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation. “When kids are hospitalized, they miss out on the most important parts of being a kid, like having fun and going to the movies. That’s why we’re grateful for our long-term work with Disney to bring these magical Disney Movie Moments to pediatric patients at our network of children’s hospitals and facilities.”

Disney Movie Moments Program

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According to Disney’s Press Release,

To date, the program has streamed 40,000 hours of content. Moving forward, the company will continue to use proprietary technology to deliver first-run titles directly to children’s hospitals from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios, along with select customized talent video greetings.

Disney highlighted the latest examples where the little hospital patients and their families received special screenings of Pixar’s latest feature film, Lightyearat the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California. The kids and their families also got to meet some of the animators and received giveaways.

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Chris Evans stars in Lightyear as Buzz. Other voice actors in the Pixar Animation Studios movie and Toy Story movie are Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Keke Palmer, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ director Taika Waititi, and Bill Hader. Credit: Disney/Pixar

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In 2018, The Walt Disney Company committed $100 million to transform the experience received at children’s hospitals around the world.

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