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LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Coming Soon—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Jingle All the Way with New LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special From Disney+

’Tis (almost) the season for some brand-new Star Wars holiday fun! Just this week, Disney+ announced a brand-new special coming to the streaming service, bringing LEGO and Star Wars fans to Chewbacca’s home world of Kashyyyk for a Wookiee-sized celebration. The LEGO…

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Mark Your Calendar for the Third Season of Big Hero 6 The Series

By Beth Deitchman

Get ready for an epic faceoff when Big Hero 6 The Series kicks off its third season on Disney XD and DisneyNOW. Our friends at Disney Channel have just announced that a new season of the Emmy® Award-nominated animated series premieres Monday, September 21 (7:30 p.m. EDT/PDT), and finds the Big Hero 6 team tasked with protecting their city San…

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The Latest on The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

The Proud Family Reunites For NAACP’s Arts, Culture & Entertainment Festival

No doubt you’ve heard the news—especially if you keep up with us here at D23.com—that there’s an amazing new character coming to Disney+’s hotly anticipated original series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. Well, that big announcement was made…

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The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Reveals a New Character

By Zach Johnson

Disney+ announced via social media today that Keke Palmer will be joining the cast of the upcoming original series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, a 14-year-old activist who relentlessly marches to the beat of her own drum. She is extremely mature for her age and will not hesitate to shut anyone down with her blunt…

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Pixar Announces Its Next Animated Feature: Luca—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Pixar Reveals Next Big-Screen Adventure: Luca
Fabulous news this week from our pals over at Pixar Animation Studios: Their next feature film is entitled Luca, and will be directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava and Cars 3). Along with the announcement, Pixar shared concept art for the…

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American Idol to Launch “Idol Across America” Live Virtual Audition Tour

By the D23 Team

Last season, American Idol’s talented singers made history by making musical magic from their homes in the series’ first-ever remote shows. The competition series is set to return for an all-new season—its fourth on ABC—in spring 2021, and it’s time for Idol hopefuls across the U.S. to begin their vocal warmups. Our friends at ABC have just…

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Disney Earns 145 2020 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

By Zach Johnson

Eight months after its launch in the U.S., Disney+ today received an impressive 19 Emmy® Award nominations. The Mandalorian, from the mind of Disney Legend Jon Favreau, leads with 15, followed by A Celebration of the Music from Coco, Forky Asks a Question, The Imagineering Story, and The World According to Jeff Goldblum with one nomination…

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Congratulations to Alan Menken—EGOT… and LEGOT!

By Beth Deitchman

Yesterday, Disney Legend Alan Menken joined not one but two very elite clubs: He is now an “EGOT”—a winner of an Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar®, and Tony®—and he is also a “LEGOT,” having also received the Disney Legends Award in 2001. Only 16 people have achieved EGOT status over the years, but the LEGOT is even rarer: Menken is just the…

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Disney Legend Regis Philbin Passes Away at 88

By Jeffrey Epstein

Disney Legend Regis Philbin passed away from natural causes on Friday, July 24, his family shared. The Emmy® Award-winning morning show host, who was also beloved for hosting ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, was just one month shy of his 89th birthday.

“Regis was a very special part of our Disney family for over a half century and we…

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Sneak Peeks at Marvel’s 616 on Disney+—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

See What’s In Store on Marvel’s 616—New Docuseries Coming to Disney+

There’s a brand-new series arriving soon on Disney+, and just this week we got to see a few sneak peeks at the excitement to come. Marvel’s 616 explores how Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters, and creators exist within the world outside your window….

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