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January 16, 2015

Disney News This Week: Disney Films Receive Nine Oscar Nominations, 'Star Wars' Half Marathon Weekend Arrives at Disneyland Resort, New Global Toy Lines Celebrate Upcoming Disney•Pixar Films, 'Anna and Elsa's Frozen Fantasy' Comes to Tokyo Disney Resort

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Nominations in all 24 categories of the Academy Awards® were announced this week, and Disney films garnered nine nominations: Actress in a Supporting Role—Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"; Animated Feature Film—"Big Hero 6," Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conti; Costume Design—"Into the Woods," Colleen Atwood, and Maleficent, Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive; Makeup and Hairstyling—Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy," Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White; Production Design—"Into the Woods," Dennis Gassner (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration); Short Film (Animated)—"Feast," Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed; Visual Effects—Marvel’s "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick, and Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy," Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould. For the full list of Oscar® nominations and more details about this year's telecast, visit Oscar.com. Watch live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 on ABC (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).
March 7, 2014

Disney News This Week: Disney and Dish Network Distribution Deal, ABC's Oscars Scores Most-Watched Telecast Since 2004 and More

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Earlier this week, Disney and DISH Network Corporation announced a groundbreaking, long-term and wide-ranging distribution agreement that will provide DISH customers with access to Disney’s robust lineup of top quality sports, news and entertainment content across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. The renewal agreement supports the companies’ mutual goal to deliver the best video content to customers across multiple platforms. This also strengthens the value of the multichannel video subscription and creates the opportunity for DISH to deliver new services in the future.
March 4, 2014

Walt Disney Animation Studios Celebrates 'Frozen' on Oscar Sunday

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
On Oscar® Sunday, the "Frozen" team cheered as Disney’s latest animated feature won the Best Animated Feature category. It was a historic night for Walt Disney Animation Studios as they also celebrated their first animated feature Oscar win in the category's 13-year history. Watch the team's reaction in the video above.
March 3, 2014

'Frozen' Wins Two Oscars and Reaches Billion Dollar Mark at Global Box Office

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Yesterday, Frozen celebrated twin (triple?) accomplishments, as it was named Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards® (and also won Best Original Song for “Let It Go”) while it simultaneously surpassed the $1 billion milestone at the global box office!

February 27, 2014

'WATCH ABC' and ABC.com Present the Oscars This Sunday

By Russell Newell, Disney/ABC Television Group
It’s almost here. The night movie fans and Hollywood wait 364 days for—the Academy Awards®! Here’s a bit of history for you: Did you know the first Oscar® ceremony aired on television in 1953, and the Academy's relationship with ABC dates back to 1976, when the network gained exclusive rights to the broadcast?
February 25, 2013

And the Oscar Goes to…

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Congratulations to our Academy Award-winning films "Brave" and "Paperman"! Disney/Pixar's "Brave" took home the Academy Award for best Animated Feature, and Disney's "Paperman" took home the award for Best Animated Short Film.
February 21, 2013

Oscars Magic Right in the Palm of Your Hand

By Sarah Smith, The Walt Disney Company
From the Academy Award nominations announcement on January 10 right up through the awards ceremony this Sunday, ABC’s official Oscars App is the one-stop destination for all things Oscars.
January 25, 2013

Disney News This Week: January 25, 2013

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Here are some of this week’s highlights from around Disney that we haven’t yet shared on Disney Post, including news of Disney’s Broadway musical, Aladdin, which will soar into New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014.