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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Cars 3

Lightning Strikes in New Cars 3 Teaser—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Lightning Strikes Again in New Cars 3 Teaser Trailer

It’s been almost six years since we last saw legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) race around the world (and take down the evil Professor Z) in Disney•Pixar’s Cars 2. But gas up and start your engines, because everyone’s favorite Piston Cup champ is back! Cars 3 will…

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disney characters

Get Inspired by These Disney “Fresh Starts”

By Courtney Potter

Welcome to 2017—the perfect time to make new goals, to devise new dreams, and to celebrate new beginnings. In need of some New Year’s inspiration of your own? Look no further than your favorite Disney films! Countless characters have faced all manner of trials and tribulations before conquering adversity and stepping—often with a smile and a…

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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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Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Returns to Disneyland Resort—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure This January

Don’t want those New Year’s celebrations to end on January 2? Fret not: Disneyland Resort’s got you covered in a magical way! Lunar New Year, traditionally celebrated within Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures, commemorates the moment when both the sun and the moon…

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Phil Collins, Elton John, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sia Furler

Do You Know These Musicians Who Brought Magic To 9 Classic Disney Animated Features?

By Jocelyn Buhlman

As Walt Disney Feature Animation prepares to release it’s latest adventure, Moana, in theaters November 23, fans eagerly await the release of the movie’s soundtrack. Part of the magic of Disney animated films is the music that transports us to far-off places such as the plains of Africa, the coast of Hawaii, or even the bustling streets of…

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HeiHei from Moana

Who’s That Good Luck Charm-ing Voice in Moana?

By Jim Frye

In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ (WDAS) upcoming Moana, the super-charming actor Alan Tudyk plays the scene-stealing rooster Heihei. And although many people will recognize him as the star of such high-profile TV projects as Firefly, iRobot, the film Serenity, or the new series Con Man, Tudyk is no stranger to expressing himself creatively behind the…

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Wendy, Donald, Sebastian, and Toad

Can You Guess These Disney Middle Names?

March 11 marks Middle Name Pride Day, a chance for those of us with middle names to shout ’em from the rooftops! No one can truly pinpoint how long middle (or “second”) names have existed in the English language—but we do know that the practice of putting a name between someone’s given (“first”) name and surname (“last”) has existed for several…

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