Walt receiving an Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

These Disney Academy Awards Aren’t Your Normal Oscars®

By Becky Cline

On Oscar® Sunday, February 26, Hollywood’s best and brightest will again gather at the Dolby Theatre for the 89th annual Academy Awards®. Disney is nominated in six categories, with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana and Zootopia both nominated for best Animated Feature Film—continuing the legacy of Walt Disney, who still holds the record…

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Alto Mayo

How Your Disney Cup of Coffee Can Help Peruvian Communities

By Nicole Nalty

Are you a fan of Joffrey’s Coffee? Your morning cup of joe at Disney theme parks just got sweeter thanks to a brand-new eco-friendly blend. Grown in Peru as part of Disney and Conservation International’s Alto Mayo forest project, this new high-quality, organic press-pot coffee will be available in select restaurants this month and will make its…

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The Three Little Pigs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and White Wilderness

Do You Know All of Walt Disney’s Record-Breaking 32 Academy Awards®?

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Walt Disney currently holds the world record for most Academy Awards® presented to any individual. As we enter Oscars® season, take a break from voting in D23’s own Academy Awards to celebrate many of the unique awards Walt Disney has personally won for his groundbreaking work in film. And the Oscar® goes to…

Flowers and…

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When We Rise

Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black Talks About Bringing When We Rise to ABC—and His Disney Favorites

By Jeffrey Epstein

When Dustin Lance Black was thinking about creating a miniseries based on the lives of real pioneers who were a part of the LGBT civil rights movement, he had only one network in mind: ABC. “Growing up in a conservative, Southern, military, Christian home, the network I was allowed to watch was ABC,” explains Black, who won an Academy Award®…

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Walt Disney with Vice President Nixon and his family

Disney’s Presidential Past: Connections to Commanders-in-Chief

By Courtney Potter and the D23 Team

Few people have made as indelible a mark on American life as Walt Disney. From creating the first full-length animated feature, to the state-of-the-art Audio-Animatronics® figures we continue enjoy at Disney theme parks, and the astonishing innovation that flows from all parts of the Company to this very day… Walt truly had an…

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Freaky Friday musical

Disney’s Newest Musical Freaky Friday Will Make Your Heart Sing

By Beth Deitchman

It’s the “grandmother of all body-switching stories,” declares director Christopher Ashley of Freaky Friday, the beloved novel that chronicles a chaotic and dramatic Friday in which a mother and daughter wake up magically trapped in each other’s body and have to spend the day literally walking in the other person’s shoes. But make no…

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Freaky Friday

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to “No More Fear” from Freaky Friday

By Nicole Nalty

Fans of Freaky Friday, rejoice! Whether you’ve been a fan since the publication of Mary Rodger’s 1972 novel or the debut of the 1977 feature adaptation, or if you discovered the hilarious hijinks with the release of the 1995 television movie or the 2003 feature film, get ready to celebrate the story in a whole new way with a brand-new musical…

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Disney Princess Pleybox

Unboxing the First Disney Princess PleyBox

By D23 Team

Recently, we gave you a first look at Disney Princess PleyBox, an all-new way to bring your favorite Disney Princess stories to life. This special subscription box brings the magic of Disney Princesses to your doorstep, and encourages an innovative new way to play—the PleyBox turns into a scene from the film and includes Princess figurines, fashion…

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Lunar New Year decorations on metro trains at Shanghai Disney Resort

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Shanghai Disney Resort’s Festive Metro Trains

By D23 Team

In celebration of Lunar New Year, Shanghai Disney Resort and Shentong Group are celebrating the spring festival by introducing four new themed trains on the Shanghai Metro.

Greet the New Year and a New Disney Day
Customized both inside and out with decorations blending Chinese Lunar New Year customs with classic Disney elements, these special themed…

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Haunted Mansion

A Disney Fan’s Dream: This Author Has a Backstage Pass to Disney Parks

By Beth Deitchman

In honor of Disney Reads Day (which takes place nationally on February 4), we talk to Ridley Pearson—author of numerous books for adults and kids including the New York Times Best-Selling Kingdom Keepers series—about the E-ticket ride he’s taken through his series of novels set within Disney Parks and Resorts.

“Once upon a time…” So…

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