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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Top moments of 2016

Favorite Disney Moments from 2016

By D23 Team

Before we welcome in the new year, take a look at some of our favorite Disney moments from 2016!

Groundbreaking of Star Wars-Themed Lands
While the news of these galactic expansions to Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida first broke back at D23 Expo 2015, construction on the lands started in the spring of this year….

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Dreaming Big with The BFG

Director Steven Spielberg, actress Penelope Wilton, and screenwriter Melissa Mathison share the lofty ambitions author Roald Dahl gave his characters and how they were brought to life in Disney’s The BFG.

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BFG, The (film)

BFG, The (film) Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, arrives in Giant Country. Initially frightened by the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, she soon comes to realize that the BFG (as in Big Friendly Giant) is actually quite gentle and charming. The Giant stands 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, but is endearingly…

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A GIANT night for D23 Members with The BFG!

D23 Members enjoyed a complimentary screening of Disney’s The BFG in 3-D, before the film’s release!

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers—Roald DahlWalt Disney and Steven Spielberg—finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic The BFG to life. Disney’s The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who…

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Steven Spielberg

D23 Fab Five: Steven Spielberg’s 5 Favorite Disney Memories

By Max Lark

Steven Spielberg is—without question—one of the most influential, successful, and prolific directors of all time. In addition to directing scores of films, the two-time winner of the Academy Award® for best director (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List) has also produced or executive produced dozens of films, making him one of the most-respected…

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Walt Disney and Roald Dahl

The Disney/Dahl Connection

By Greg Ehrbar

More than a decade before Walt Disney welcomed guests into his land of fantasy and two decades before author Roald Dahl penned his excursion into The BFG’s cave and Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, these two creative legends crossed paths in 1942 when The Walt Disney Studios optioned Dahl’s first book, The Gremlins, for an animated feature. With…

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The BFG marquee

A Big, Friendly Premiere for D23 Members!

By Tyler Slater

The stars aligned on June 21, 2016, at Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre, as a limited number of D23 Gold Members had the opportunity to attend the premiere of The BFG. Guests were provided exclusive access to seating along the red carpet to watch the arrivals of Hollywood’s biggest names—including Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton, and the…

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Prepare to Meet The BFG—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Sophie’s Adventures with The BFG in New Trailer

“Hold your breath, cross your fingers, here we go!” Roald Dahl’s epic tale The BFG comes to life this summer, courtesy of legendary director Steven Spielberg… and we’ve got a brand-new trailer to (re)whet our whistle, above.

Disney’s The BFG tells the über-imaginative,…

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Disney twenty-three Summer 2016

Disney twenty-three Unlocks the Gates to Shanghai Disney Resort

On June 16, Disney will officially open Shanghai Disney Resort, and Disney twenty-three is giving fans an advance peek at this breathtaking one-of-a-kind destination. From its opening pages, with a welcome from Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger, to the back cover, featuring a map of the park—in Chinese—the issue is packed with exciting details…

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