Destination Imagination Launches “Amazing Invention Photo
Challenge” Inspired by Innovative, Sustainable Moana Doll Packaging
PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Disney is inspiring fans to think outside the toy box and help protect
the planet in celebration of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana,” a
film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to
save her people in theaters November 23.
Destination Imagination, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to
teaching skills-based learning, has launched their “Amazing Invention
Photo Challenge,” which gives parents a fun activity to do with their
kids, creating their own inventions out of recycled materials found in
The challenge was inspired by Disney Store’s new Classic Moana doll box,
which was created through the use of Disney’s Smart Packaging
Initiative, a program dedicated to creating environmentally conscious
product packaging to protect the planet. Made with 70 percent recycled
paper and printed with vegetable-based inks, the easy-to-open Moana
package was designed without glue or tape, allowing the packaging pieces
to separate easily. In addition to making it easier than ever to
recycle, the box itself can be turned into a boat inspired by Moana’s
journey, providing an added element of fun for parents and kids.
See how the packaging transforms here.
“Everything at Disney starts with storytelling, even our toy packaging,”
said Luis Fernandez, senior vice president, central creative, Disney
Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “By combining Disney magic and
our smart packaging principles, we created a package that’s not only
better for the environment, but also a way to continue Moana’s story.”
Entrants can now submit a photo and name of their invention, along with
a brief description about what it does and the materials used, for a
chance to win a grand prize trip for four to the Moana premiere on
November 14 in Los Angeles at the El Capitan Theatre, including airfare
and hotel accommodations. The contest ends on Thursday, October 27.
“We are honored to have our film, Moana, associated with the important
work of Destination Imagination, and look forward to hosting the winners
of this exciting challenge at our premiere,” said the film’s producer,
Osnat Shurer. “With Moana’s voyage across the open ocean as inspiration,
the creative possibilities are endless — and I can’t wait to see what
the fans dream up.”
For more information on the Amazing Invention Photo Challenge, visit the Destination
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For centuries, the greatest sailors in the
world masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many
islands of Oceania. But then, 3,000 years ago, their voyages stopped for
a millennium – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation
Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an
adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of
her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to
the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod
Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly
helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her.
Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an
action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible
odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one
thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned
filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little
Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), produced by Osnat
Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel
Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S.
theaters on November 23, 2016.
About Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit
organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become
the next generation of innovators and leaders. The organization seeks to
connect students to opportunities emerging in the global digital
economy. The most popular education offering is the Challenge Program,
where student teams solve open-ended STEM, arts and service learning
Challenges and present their solutions to trained Appraisers. Founded in
1982, Destination Imagination has impacted more than 1.5 million
students. To learn more, please visit http://destinationimagination.org.
The contest start date is October 17, 2016 and will run through October
27, 2016 at 11:50pm EDT.
Photo entries must be submitted by legal residents of the United States
who are 18 years of age or older. Limit only one entry per person.
Duplicates will be removed.
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