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May 7, 2015

D23 Announces Fan-Favorite Events at D23 EXPO 2015

By Beth Deitchman, The Walt Disney Company

Since 2009, the bi-annual D23 Expo has celebrated all the magic, wonder and adventure of Disney at this remarkable gathering created especially for our most passionate and loyal fans. Today D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 EXPO 2015, August 14–16.

February 24, 2015

Disney Sweeps Oscars® Animation Categories

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Sunday was a big night for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as Big Hero 6 was named Best Animated Feature and Feast earned the title of Best Animated Short Film at the 87th Annual Academy Awards®.

February 10, 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Big Hero 6' Crosses $500 Million Mark at Global Box Office

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
The Oscar®-nominated comedy adventure "Big Hero 6" hit the $500 million mark at the global box office this past weekend! This is the venerated animation studio’s fifth feature to reach such heights, joining "Frozen," "The Lion King," "Tangled" and "Aladdin" among its all-time biggest successes.
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).
November 7, 2014

Technology's Role in Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Fighting an evil villain and saving the day are probably not very high on an average teenager’s daily to-do list. But for robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, star of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature Big Hero 6, those tasks just happen to pop up on a typical weekday. With the film opening in domestic theaters today, audiences can now join the mini mastermind and his inflatable robot sidekick, Baymax, on an action-packed adventure as they get entangled in a dangerous plot unfolding in the bustling, East-meets-West city of San Fransokyo.
November 6, 2014

The Inspiration Behind Disney Animation's New Short 'Feast'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
“There’s something special about dinner.” According to director Patrick Osborne, that’s the simple inspiration for the charming new Walt Disney Animation Studios short "Feast" that debuts in front of Big Hero 6 this Friday, November 7. With its graphic shapes and bright colors, "Feast," as the title suggests, is a tale about food. But it’s also a love story and a life story experienced through canine eyes, as peppy pup Winston accompanies his human on a relationship roller coaster. “It is one of the first actual shorts done at Disney through our new shorts program,” Patrick says. “Over the past couple years, we’ve had shorts go in front of movies and it became clear that that was something that the studio wanted to keep doing.”
October 20, 2014

DCP Spreads the Magic of Healthy Living at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
"Disney Magic of Healthy Living" is a commitment carried across each of The Walt Disney Company's business segments and is dedicated to inspiring families and children to lead healthier lifestyles. The initiative helps parents by making nutritious eating and physical activity more appealing through engaging content, useful tools and unique experiences.