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Oscar Noms and Downtown Disney Updates—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Disney gets 10 nods from the Academy, and the Parrs are joined by some newbies in Incredibles 2… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Congratulations to Disney’s Academy Award® Nominees! We’re smack in the middle of awards season, and the nominees for the biggest …

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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 …

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How Two of Star Wars Rebels’ Rebel Girls Inspire Us to Be Heroes

By Jocelyn Buhlman While the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels has come to an end, the impact of the show will doubtlessly continue long after the final credits roll. To celebrate the fan-favorite series, we talked with the actresses who lend their voices to two fan-favorite characters, Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Vanessa …

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13 Awesome Disney Girls to Celebrate on International Day of the Girl

By Megan Deppe “For every girl who dreams big, there is a princess to show her it is possible.” The motto for Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess” campaign is an important message every day, but today—declared by the U.N. to be the International Day of the Girl—is the perfect opportunity to celebrate girls from all the …

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45 Reasons to Celebrate 45 Years of Star Wars

By Jocelyn Buhlman Star Wars: A New Hope premiered today in 1977, and 45 years later we are all still obsessed with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and that scoundrel Han Solo. To help celebrate the impact of this amazing movie and the other films of the Star Wars saga, we’ve rounded …

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9 Stellar Moments from Star Wars Celebration Orlando

By Steven Vagnini What do you get when you combine the past, present, and future of a galaxy far, far away under one roof? Well, exactly what you might expect: the ultimate Star Wars fan experience! That’s one way to describe Star Wars Celebration, the not-to-miss fan event that most recently took place April 13–16, …

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Coco, Star Wars, and Chip ‘n’ Dale—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Meet Miguel and Dante in Disney•Pixar’s Coco, and get a glimpse at construction for Disney Parks’ new Star Wars-themed lands… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Colorful Coco Teaser Trailer Debuts Disney•Pixar’s next animated film, Coco, doesn’t debut ‘til later this fall… but just …

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It’s a Jolly Holiday with Emily Blunt—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Emily Blunt is Practically Perfect in First Image from Mary Poppins Returns Feel that? Somethin’ is brewin’… about to begin. Just a few days ago, Walt Disney Studios thrilled fans around the world with the first glimpse of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns, the all-new sequel to Disney’s …

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Amazing Art for Star Wars Celebration 2017—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Badge Art Goes Rogue at Star Wars Celebration—This April in Orlando! If you’ve ever been to a Star Wars Celebration, you know that badge art has become its own tradition—each event has had totally unique illustrations, with styles and approaches that vary in the coolest way possible. And next year’s Star Wars …

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7 Ways To Prepare For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

By Jocelyn Buhlman We’re only weeks away from the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theaters December 16—but for fans like us, the release date feels far, far away. Patience, young Star Wars fan… There is much for you to learn while you wait to find out what will happen to Jyn …

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13 Disney Characters that Make Our Spines Tingle

By Courtney Potter When you think of Disney, what comes to mind? Well, if you’re anything like us, it’s laughter… heart… and a whole lot of “happily ever after.” But sometimes we forget there can be a spookier side to all things Disney. Halloween is the perfect time of year to remember some of the …

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Stay Tuned for New Rogue One Trailer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter New Rogue One Trailer to Air During Rio Olympics, This Thursday! UPDATE: The new Rogue One trailer is here! The torch has been lit, and athletes from around the globe have descended on Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics! If that wasn’t exciting enough, get this: During this Thursday’s live Olympic coverage, …

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Star Wars Celebration Europe Went Rogue—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Star Wars Celebration Europe Teases Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Just this past weekend, Star Wars fans from literally all over the globe descended upon London for several days of fantastic, force-full fun… and thankfully, for those of us who were unable to attend in person, the Internet is now chock-full …

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17 Actors You’ll Hear When Tangled: Before Ever After Debuts in 2017

Once upon a time—well, in 2010—Walt Disney Animation Studios released the feature film Tangled, and we’ve been happier ever after since our first viewing. That happiness grew with the announcement of an animated series based on the film, which will take place between the events of the feature and the start of the 2012 short, …

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High School Musical Reunion—Plus More in News Briefs

High School Musical Stars Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary “Get’cha head in the game”! High School Musical (HSM) stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman just reunited to celebrate the global phenomenon’s 10th anniversary with a special telecast of the movie on Wednesday, January 20, on Disney Channel! The group got together …

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Shanghai Disney Resort Opening Date—Plus More in News Briefs

Shanghai Disney Resort to Open June 16 We’ve become ever more excited for the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort with every detail that’s been shared to date—the themed lands, the beautiful Enchanted Storybook Castle (the largest and tallest at any Disney theme park), the Disneytown international shopping, dining, and entertainment district, Wishing Star Park (which …

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Disney twenty-three Journeys to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney twenty-three unlocks the power of the force to give fans a look behind the making of the newest installment in the Star Wars saga. The issue opens with “guest editor” C-3PO admitting he is unfamiliar with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club (“…although I …

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Rebel Rebel—Star Wars Rebels’ Talent Talks Season 2

Star Wars fans have been waiting a long time for a new big-screen installment of the Saga, and most fans already know where they’re going to be on December 18, when The Force Awakens opens in theaters. Lucky for us fans, Star Wars Rebels’ executive producer Dave Filoni loves that far, far away galaxy as …

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Big The Good Dinosaur Sneak Peeks—Plus More in News Briefs

The Good Dinosaur: New Trailer & Disney Parks Sneak Y’know how that giant asteroid hit Earth and rendered dinosaurs extinct? Well, imagine if it had bypassed our little blue planet altogether. What would life be like? That’s the question Disney•Pixar’s next animated film, The Good Dinosaur, aims to answer. And a brand-new trailer, above, clues …

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Star Wars Rebels Returns—And More in News Briefs

Light Speed to Season Two: Star Wars Rebels Back in October on Disney XD Brace yourself as the power of the Empire grows, and get ready for the big debut of fan-fave Clone Troopers… Star Wars Rebels Season Two, with all-new episodes, begins Wednesday, October 14, at 9:30 p.m. on Disney XD! As we catch …

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New Star Wars Half Marathon—And More in News Briefs

Join the Dark Side with New Star Wars Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Break out those Lightsabers and lace up those sneakers: After the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend delighted runners at Disneyland Resort this past January, runDisney is bringing the intergalactic fun to the East Coast for the first time! Star Wars …

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