PHOTOS: Disney & KaBOOM! Team Up With McFarland Community To Build New Playground!

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In celebration of the release of the upcoming Disney film McFarland, USA, Disney and KaBOOM! joined with the community that inspired the film to build a brand-new playground in McFarland, California.

Yesterday, February 15th, over 200 Disney VoluntEARS came together with talent from the film, members of the McFarland community and the McFarland Tri-Agency Partners, and the nonprofit organization KaBOOM! to transform an empty lot in McFarland into a kid-designed playspace in less than eight hours. The playground is inspired by children’s drawings created at a special event in January, which were incorporated into the final playground design.

The new playground is one of many made possible through Disney’s longstanding relationship with KaBOOM! as part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living, an initiative that partners with parents to inspire kids to lead healthier lifestyles. By the end of 2015, Disney’s support will bring the magic of play to over 83,000 kids and families.

McFarland, USA opens in the U.S. on February 20th.

Check out great pics of the community working together to create this awesome playground!

 

TI Exclusive: ‘McFarland, USA’ World Premiere At The El Capitan Theatre

The world premiere of Disney’s ‘McFarland, USA,’ which is based on the true story of novice runners from McFarland, California, who despite tremendous odds, build a championship cross-country team under the direction os Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominately Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when hite starts to realize the boys’ exceptional sunning ability, things behind to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent- the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring clegacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American drew.

Niki Caro directs Disney’s ‘McFarland, USA’ with screenplay by Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Grant Thomas, and story by Cleveland and Gilois. GOrdan Gray and Mark Ciardi are producing, with Mario Iscovich and Mary Martin serving as executive producers.

‘McFarland, USA’ is rated PG and releases on Feburary 20m 2015. For more information, please visit their website right HERE.

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Walt Disney Studios Releases New ‘McFarland, USA’ Trailer — Watch!

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Walt Disney Studios is proud to present the newest film, “McFarland, USA”. Inspired by the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

Disney’s “McFarland, USA” stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez and Chris Ellis and is directed by Niki Caro with screenplay by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson, and story by Cleveland & Gilois. Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi are producing, with Mario Iscovich and Mary Martin serving as executive producers. “McFarland, USA” releases February 20, 2015.

You can check out the trailer for Disney’s film on Yahoo! Movies right HERE or down below!

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