Disney Releases Earn 15 Oscar® Nominations

The envelope, please! Nominations for the 88th Oscars® were announced at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, this morning, and Disney releases received 15 nominations, including five for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, two for Disney•Pixar’s animated feature Inside Out, and six for the Disney-released Bridge …

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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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A Jolly Birthday for Dick Van Dyke—Plus More in News Briefs

Dick Van Dyke Celebrates 90th Birthday at Disneyland Park Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke turned 90 years young on Sunday, December 13—and he celebrated at the Happiest Place on Earth, of course! Thousands of guests lined up on Disneyland Park’s Main Street, U.S.A., and sang “Happy Birthday” to Van Dyke as he rode by in …

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Red Carpet Recap

Star Wars: The Force Awakens jumped into hyperspace this week, taking over all three of Hollywood Boulevard’s storied theaters—the TLC Chinese Theatre, the El Capitan Theatre, and the Dolby Theatre—in one of the biggest red-carpet premieres ever. Director J.J. Abrams was joined by a galaxy of Hollywood’s brightest stars, including the entire cast of The …

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Disney Favorites on ABC This Weekend

Like the song goes, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” And this weekend there’s truly no place like your comfy couch on Saturday and Sunday evenings with your TV tuned to ABC. On Saturday, December 12, tune in to the network’s broadcast of The Wonderful World of Disney Presented by Target Brings You …

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Historic Three Caballeros Figures Return to Walt Disney World Resort

By Steven Vagnini As D23 celebrates the tenth anniversary of Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros—which opened April 6, 2007, in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot—we commemorate the grand return of three beloved Audio-Animatronics® feathered friends on December 4, 2015… After 35 years on world tour, three historic Audio-Animatronics® figures have returned home to …

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D23 EXPO Japan 2015 Dazzles Fans

Following an outstanding first day of presentations, D23 EXPO Japan 2015 continued to surprise and delight fans at the Tokyo Disney Resort throughout the weekend. Saturday was full of excitement, as Tokyo Disney Resort’s presentation packed the Maihama Amphitheatre—not once, but twice. Kyoichiro Uenishi, representative director, president and COO of Oriental Land Company, opened the …

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Bob Schiffer

Bob Schiffer

“Bob was one of the quiet talents who made Hollywood great. He worked with the legendary stars, who we all know by single names—Astaire, Bogart, Welles, Hepburn, Hayworth, Lancaster, Midler, and Hanks. —Michael Eisner

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Finding Nemo Wins Oscar® for Best Animated Feature

On February 29, 2004, the 76th Academy Awards® were held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. It is here that screenwriter and director Andrew Stanton accepted the award for Best Animated Feature for Finding Nemo, the Disney·Pixar animated feature about a small clown fish that is captured and his father’s adventure to save him. …

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Scrooge McDuck and Money is Released

The character of money scavenger Scrooge McDuck was originally created by Carl Barks in a 1947 comic book story, but Scrooge didn’t make his theatrical debut until two decades later on this day in 1967 with the theatrical release of Scrooge McDuck and Money. When Scrooge appeared later in Mickey’s Christmas Carol and the television …

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