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Freeform Fun A-Plenty and Cruising with Fan Faves—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Tons of news from the world of Freeform, and Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea return in 2020… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Catch a Peek at Freeform’s Upcoming Shows via These Cool New Teasers

Freeform has been featuring some killer (pun intended?) shows lately, so color…

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Hercules Stage Musical Coming to New York City This Summer

By Zach Johnson

This summer, Hercules will once again go the distance—but this time, our hero will go from Mount Olympus to New York City! Today, The Public Theater announced it is bringing Hercules to the stage, continuing its 57-year tradition of offering free performances in Central Park. Part of Shakespeare in the Park, Public Works’ new adaptation will…

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Zero to Hero: The Making of Hercules | D23 Expo 2017 Highlights

Fans of Hercules got to go the distance when directors Ron Clements and John Musker celebrated 20 years of the film at D23 Expo 2017 with a special panel featuring concept art, live-action reference footage, rare footage of unreleased songs, and an amazing performance from Susan Egan. Watch highlights from this heroic presentation below. Tickets for D23 Expo 2019 go on…

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Say Something Nice with These Disney Quote E-Cards!

By Jocelyn Buhlman

We’ve rounded up some of the nicest things Disney characters have ever said so that you can share those sweet sentiments with everyone you would like to send them to. Have a special someone in mind? Check out our e-cards below and download your favorites!

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with These Quotes from Inspiring Disney Women

By Megan Deppe

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the globe. It’s also a perfect opportunity to acknowledge the strong women of Disney who have inspired us over the years and motivated us to become the best versions of ourselves. In honor of today’s…

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Our Fantasy Disney Football Dream Team

By Megan Deppe

From first down to touchdown, there’s nothing quite like gathering in front of the TV with endless snacks to watch two football teams battle it out for the ultimate title. While we’re pondering our pick for the big game title, we can’t help but think about what a Disney football team might look like. We’ve gone through the roster to find…

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12 Disney Mentors Who Inspire Us to Greatness

By Megan Deppe

Walt Disney once said, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children,” and entertainment that inspires both children and adults is part of his enduring legacy. So many beloved Disney films have featured mentors who’ve taught their mentees—and us!—very important lessons. After all, where would Hercules be if Phil hadn’t taught…

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13 Disney Songs to Inspire Your Best Year Yet

By Megan Deppe

As the year draws to a close, you’re probably getting excited to make big changes for 2018. You’re compiling New Year’s resolutions, stocking up on healthy foods, and maybe even planning a huge life change, like moving to a new state or starting a new job. Sometimes going through major changes can be scary and you look for ways to keep up your…

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Disney Characters Who Went from Zero to Hero

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Sometimes you’re born a princess, and sometimes you’re born a street rat. But no matter your status in life, there’s always a chance to save the day—just look at Hercules. Celebrating its 20th anniversary today, Hercules tells the mythical tale of an orphan boy turned demigod. But he’s not the only Disney character who turned his story…

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