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 …

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Bobby Driscoll in Song of the South

Jonathan, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

The first movie I saw as a child was Song of the South, and I identified with the young boy, played by Bobby Driscoll, who was my age. I always wished that we had the velvet suit that he wore in that film.

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Ub Iwerks

Ub Iwerks

As an animator, Ub worked at record-breaking speed. He animated the first Mickey Mouse silent cartoon, Plane Crazy, entirely by himself within a three-week period, completing as many as 700 drawings a day.

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