Dory, Alice, Moana, Jyn Erso, Judy Hopps

Disney Oscar® Ballot Winners Revealed

In celebration of the Academy Awards®, airing this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ABC, we asked you to fill out our very own Disney ballot. You voted—and the results are in! Read on to see which heroes, songs, and films were your favorites in 2016.

Best Hero in a Starring Role
WINNER-Captain America/Steve Rogers—Captain America: Civil War
Iron Man/Tony…

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Queen of Katwe

Lupita Nyong’o and the Inspiration Behind Queen of Katwe

“Can you do big things from such a small place?”

This is the question that Phiona Mutesi (played by newcomer Madina Nalwanga) asks her mother, Harriet (Oscar®-winner Lupita Nyong’o), in Disney’s new feature Queen of Katwe, which tells the true story of a young girl from the streets of Kampala, Uganda, whose world opens up and changes rapidly through the…

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Aladdin and Genie playing Chess

Obsess Over Chess Throughout the Worlds of Disney

By Jocelyn Buhlman

No pastime challenges the mind more than the strategy game of chess. Created in sixth-century India, chess soon spread all over the world, testing the intellects of players everywhere. Would you believe that the game spread so far that it even reached the wonderful worlds of Disney? You can watch knights and rooks move across the board in Queen of…

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Beauty and the Beast as told by emoji

Beauty and the Beast Gets the Emoji Treatment—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

See Belle, Gaston, and the Beast in New As Told By Emoji

Here at D23, we’ve just begun our huge, amazing, full of delicious “grey stuff” Fanniversary, themed after Beauty and the Beast’s 25th jubilee… and they’re celebrating Belle and the Beast’s big 2-5 over at Disney Interactive as well! Case in point: the brand-new Beauty…

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Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland Park—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland for a Limited Time!

Look! See there? Those twinkling lights on the horizon? They’re not a mirage… They’re part of the truly legendary, positively world-renowned Main Street Electrical Parade, which is returning to Disneyland park early next year!

It’s been two decades since the…

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ABC Emmy nominations 2016

ABC’s Big Emmy Nominations—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

ABC Celebrates 2016 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Earlier this morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 68th Primetime Emmy® Awards—and ABC has raked in an impressive 35 nominations! (With all the great shows and stars we have, it’s no surprise!) Take a look at the truly outstanding rundown,…

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Queen of Katwe

New Queen of Katwe Trailer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

First Look at Disney’s Queen of Katwe

This fall, learn the inspiring true story of young Ugandan chess luminary Phiona Mutesi when Disney’s Queen of Katwe premieres in theaters nationwide! To whet your whistle, check out the brand-new trailer for the film—directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding)—above.

Ten-year-old Phiona…

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