news briefs 12/19

Marvel Day at Sea Returns and American Idol Goes Tropical—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Marvel favorites return to the high seas, and the search for America’s next singing sensation travels to Hawaii… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Marvel Day at Sea is Back on Disney Cruise Line in 2019

There’s so much happening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we head into 2019…

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Monday Night Football

ESPN Takes Monday Night Football to an All-New Level

By D23 Team

Ask any National Football League player, and they will tell you: There’s something special about Monday Night Football.

It’s been that way ever since the iconic program debuted on ABC in 1970. Monday night and professional football go together like Packer green and yellow, Cowboy blue and white, or Raider black and silver. Football on Monday night…

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New Disney•Pixar Short and an ESPN+ Update—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disney•Pixar readies its latest short film, and ESPN+ sets a launch date… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Adorable New Disney•Pixar Short Debuting with Incredibles 2

There’s something incredible-y cute coming with Incredibles 2 when it races into a cineplex near you this summer……

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Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports, The

Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports, The  Opening January 12, 2018, at the Walt Disney World Resort, the 300,000 sq. ft. venue can be configured into four separate event spaces, with an 8,000 seating capacity. It is designed to accommodate performance events and multi-competition events such as cheerleading, dance, martial arts, gymnastics, volleyball, and basketball.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Go Retro with “Guardians Inferno”—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

The Guardians boogie down in a brand-new music video, and Disney announces two new streaming services… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Can You Dig It? Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Gets Funky

Fans of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 can now rejoice in…

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2017 Emmy Nominations

Was Your Favorite Show from Disney’s Media Networks Nominated for a 2017 Emmy?

By Beth Deitchman

This morning was a big morning for fans of Disney’s television series, not to mention the talented folks who bring them to your nearest screen. The Disney|ABC Television Group received a total of 45 primetime Emmy nominations. With ESPN’s seven nominations, Disney’s media networks combined for a whopping 52 Emmy nods for 2017.


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Every Disney Moment (and Win!) From the 2017 Oscars®

By D23 Team

The Walt Disney Company took home four Oscars® during the 2017 Academy Awards, but those weren’t the only Disney highlights during the show! Read on for our favorite moments from the star-studded event.

O.J.: Made in America wins Best Documentary (Feature)
ESPN took home its first Oscar® in the Documentary (Feature) category for their multi-part…

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Dancing with the Stars Season 23 cast

ABC Announces Season 23 Dancing with the Stars Cast

By Nicole Nalty

Get ready to put on your dancing shoes! ABC’s Dancing with the Stars returns September 12 at 8 p.m. ET with the return of some of your favorite professional dancers and an all-new superstar celebrity cast. Read on to figure out who you’ll be rooting for this season.

Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy—Gymnast Laurie Hernandez recently…

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Invictus Games

5 Reasons to Watch Invictus Games 2016 on ESPN

By Courtney Potter

There are superheroes among us. No, really! They may not be as gigantic as Marvel’s Incredible Hulk or as otherworldly as Thor, but they’ve similarly dedicated their lives to protecting humanity. They are the Armed Forces of the world… and unfortunately, they often come home baring the scars of their service—physically, and…

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Gravity Falls Series Finale—Plus More in News Briefs

One Last Adventure for Disney XD’s Gravity Falls

Take note, Falls fans! Disney’s Emmy® Award-winning animated series Gravity Falls will chronicle its last amazing, hilarious adventure when the highly anticipated one-hour finale airs Monday, February 15 (at 7 p.m. ET/PT), on Disney XD. In the episode, “Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls,” Ford (voice of…

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