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Oscar® Wins and Brand-New Teaser Trailers—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Catch a glimpse of Disney’s Christopher Robin and Mary Poppins Returns, and read about Coco’s golden moments… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Pooh Returns in New Christopher Robin Teaser Trailer

Winnie the Pooh and company are getting ready to welcome you to the Hundred Acre Wood in Disney’s Christopher Robin—coming soon to a theater near you. A brand-new teaser trailer for the film was just released this week… take a look, above!

In the heartwarming Christopher Robin, the young boy who once embarked on countless adventures with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals has grown up—and lost his way. Now it’s up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help their best pal remember the loving and playful boy who’s still inside. Directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder, and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne, the film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife, Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter, Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. But that’s not all: Christopher Robin will also feature the voices of the iconic Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh, Chris O’Dowd as Tigger, Brad Garrett as Eeyore, Toby Jones as Owl, Nick Mohammed as Piglet, Peter Capaldi as Rabbit, and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.

Save the Date!
Be sure to mark these upcoming Disney events on your calendar:

D23 and Walt Disney Archives
March 8, 2018
Be a Warrior During a Complimentary Advance Screening of A Wrinkle in Time
March 13, 2018
D23’s Sip & Stroll—Disney California Adventure
March 24, 2018
Celebrate the Opening Weekend of Frozen on Broadway in New York City
April 7, 2018
The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour—Gold Family Exclusive
May 25, 2018
D23’s Return to Marceline
November 16-18, 2018
Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse
February 28–May 28, 2018
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
March 2–April 12, 2018
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
April 13, 2018
Pixar Fest begins at the Disneyland Resort
April 26, 2018
Disney•Pixar Toy Story Land opens at Shanghai Disneyland
May 27, 2018
Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
June 23, 2018
Pixar Pier opens at Disney California Adventure
June 30, 2018
Toy Story Land opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Star Wars-Themed Lands Opening at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

March 9, 2018
Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time opens in U.S. theaters
May 4, 2018
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War opens in U.S. theaters
May 25, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters
June 15, 2018
Incredibles 2 opens in U.S. theaters
July 6, 2018
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in U.S. theaters opens in U.S. theaters
August 3, 2018
Disney’s Christopher Robin opens in U.S. theaters
November 2, 2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms opens in U.S. theaters
December 19, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns opens in U.S. theaters
March 11, 2018
American Idol premieres on ABC (8–10 p.m. ET)
March 23, 2018
Muppet Babies premieres on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW (10 a.m. ET)

Disney•Pixar Takes Home Two Coveted Academy Awards®

Disney•Pixar’s Coco was bestowed with two huge wins by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at this past Sunday’s 90th Oscars® telecast… read up on what went down, and see some photos from the ceremony, right here at

A Mary Poppins Returns Teaser Trailer is Finally Here!

It’s one of the most anticipated films of the year, and it doesn’t even hit theaters ‘til Christmas! Winds in the east blew through the Oscar® telecast, bringing with them a brand-new teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Do yourself a favor and take a gander at the goosebump-inducing clip, here at

Disney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival is Now Open

Are you “nuts about cheese”? Do you like your corn “off the cob”? Want to feel like you’ve traveled to Wine Country without leaving the comfy confines of the Disneyland Resort? Look no further than Disney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival, now open and tickling the tastebuds of guests through April 12. Have a look at a short clip about the festival, courtesy our Disney Parks pals, above.

This year’s Food & Wine Festival features more than a dozen Festival Marketplaces—where California-inspired eats and drinks will satisfy your senses. Live music, entertainment, and special activities are also scattered throughout the park; plus, the festival’s signature events are can’t-miss experiences that introduce delicious California cuisine in fresh ways. New events, including Celebrity Chef LIVE! at the Hyperion, as well as returning favorites (like Disney Family of Wines Dinner, Sweet Sundays, and the Winemaker/Brewmaster Dinners) are available as separately ticketed functions—so if you’re interested in joining up, make sure to check out the festival’s website.

We’ve got our forks and knives at the ready!

Mark Your Calendars for Mickey’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

In case you haven’t heard, 2018 is a mega-huge year for the one and only Mickey Mouse. He’ll be celebrating 90 years of bringing joy to the entire planet—and thankfully, there are a multitude of ways we, his fans, can help commemorate the occasion. D23 has the inside scoop on all things “#Mickey90”; read all about it here.

Anna and Kristoff Ask “What Do You Know About Love?”

With Disney Theatrical Productions’ Frozen opening on Broadway this March 22, we’ve been getting some fabulous new-song sneak peeks—and we just heard the new song for Anna and Kristoff, “What Do You Know About Love?”… written by newly minted Oscar winners (for “Remember Me” from Coco) Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. It’s terrifically adorable and you can listen to it (if you haven’t already) here at