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Disney and Henson Film Companies Receive ‘Environmental’ Award

by on March 21, 2009

UPI.com reports that the Walt Disney Co. and the Jim Henson Co. will receive awards for their “environmental and social responsibilities” in filmmaking at a March 23rd event celebrating the establishment of the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film.

The event will be held in Beverly Hills, CA and will be attended by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.

In related news, the Walt Disney Co. subsidiary Disneynature has announced that they will plant a tree for every ticket purchased to see the documentary film Earth (narrated by James Earl Jones), when it opens theatrically in the U.S. on April 22nd, appropriately, on Earth Day.

(Via Guardian.co.uk)

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