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Oscar® Nominations and Women’s Day on Broadway—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

See what Disney films delighted Academy voters, and find out how you can celebrate International Women’s Day with Disney on Broadway… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

We Couldn’t Be More Excited for Disney’s 17 Oscar® Nominations!

Earlier this week, the nominations for the 91st…

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Zootopia at Shanghai Disney Resort

JUST ANNOUNCED: Zootopia-Themed Expansion Headed to Shanghai Disneyland

By Jocelyn Buhlman

“Try everything!” The phrase isn’t just the theme of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit animated movie Zootopia—it’s also the motto of Disney park enthusiasts around the world. From the most thrilling roller coaster the latest high-tech attraction, Disney parks fans are ready to try it all—which is why guests at Shanghai Disneyland…

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International Women's Day

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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disney fantasy football

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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Moana

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 Year in Review

Every Epic Disney Thing that Happened in 2017

By D23 Team

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to look back at some of the most magical Disney memories from this past year. We experienced brand-new immersive attractions at Disney parks around the world, and we were thrilled by blockbuster feature debuts at multiplexes close to home. The last 12 months were marked by milestone anniversaries, and a…

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Disney characters

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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Auli’i Cravalho performs “How Far I’ll Go”

Every Disney Moment (and Win!) From the 2017 Oscars®

By D23 Team

The Walt Disney Company took home four Oscars® during the 2017 Academy Awards, but those weren’t the only Disney highlights during the show! Read on for our favorite moments from the star-studded event.

O.J.: Made in America wins Best Documentary (Feature)
ESPN took home its first Oscar® in the Documentary (Feature) category for their multi-part…

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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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2017 Oscar nominations

Disney Releases Earn 9 Oscar Nominations

By Beth Deitchman

And the Oscar® goes to…

We’ll find out who takes home the trophy on Oscar Sunday, February 26, but this morning we learned the names of the films and talented people behind them who have been nominated for the 89th Academy Awards®. Disney releases were honored in six categories, earning nine nods in all.

Walt Disney Animation Studios…

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