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[25 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Lincoln’ Earn 2013 Oscars

Last night, Hollywood celebrated the performers, creators, and  at the 2013 Academy Awards. While Argo earned Best Picture, several Disney films were also honored with Oscars at the ceremony, which also included an appearance by the cast of The Avengers.
Following its wins at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Annie Awards, Disney/Pixar’s recent film Brave earned the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Co-directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman accepted the award, making Chapman the first woman to earn an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The film beat out fellow Disney nominees Wreck-It Ralph and Frankenweenie. Also recognized …

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[9 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Avengers’ Stars to Present at the Academy Awards

Last summer, Marvel’s The Avengers took the world by storm and became the highest grossing Disney movie of all time. Before the talented cast reunites for the film’s sequel in 2015, however, many of the Avengers will soon be assembling once more at this year’s Academy Awards.
Academy Awards show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron recently announced that five members of the Avengers cast will be presenting at this year’s Oscars ceremony: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr. Jackson is also a co-star of this …

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[11 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Studios Earns 17 Oscar Nominations

The Walt Disney Studios definitely has something to celebrate: the Oscar nominations were announced, and the company earned 17 nominations for their films!
Lincoln took the most nominations with 12 total, including a nomination for Best Picture. Additionally, Lincoln earned the distinction of being the most nominated film of the year. Other Disney films earned one nomination each, including Frankenweenie, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, Paperman and The Avengers.
The 12 nominations for Lincoln include:

Best Picture
Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis
Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role – Sally Field
Performance By An Actor In A Supporting …

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[11 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Paperman’ Makes Short List for Academy Awards Nomination

While Disney Animation Studios’ newest feature film Wreck-It Ralph has been delighting audiences and taking in record numbers at the box office, perhaps one of the biggest treats of seeing the film in theaters is the opportunity to see the short film before it, Paperman. This week, Paperman came one step closer to an Academy Award nomination, as the film made the “short list” of the top 10 Animated Short Films to be considered for an Oscar.
Paperman, directed by John Kahrs, tells the story of two strangers who find each …

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[1 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Disney Extends Global Distribution Deal for Academy Awards Through 2020

This week, Disney and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced that Disney Media Distribution has extended its global distribution contract for the Academy Awards through 2020. The agreement allows Disney to cover sales of the Oscars to international networks and media platforms.
While ABC is currently the long-term home of the awards ceremony domestically, recently renewing their contract with the Academy through 2020, Disney’s international agreement was set to expire in 2014 prior to the renewal. The Academy Awards are broadcast each year to over 225 countries and …

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[27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Bret McKenzie Wins Academy Award for ‘The Muppets’ Song ‘Man or Muppet’

Last night, some of film’s best and brightest were awarded for their contributions to this year’s movies at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Among those awarded was songwriter Bret McKenzie, who wrote the music for last fall’s film The Muppets.
McKenzie, who is best known as one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, was awarded the Oscar for Best Original Song for his song “Man or Muppet.” This is McKenzie’s first Academy Award.
“Wow, thank you, Academy,” McKenzie said during his acceptance speech. “I grew up in New …

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[10 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Oscar Winners This Month at The Walt Disney Family Museum

As we are thick in the middle of awards season, come celebrate at The Walt Disney Family Museum some of the award winning features brought to you by Disney throughout his long and distinguished career.
During his storied career, Disney himself won 32 Academy Awards, giving him the record for the most awards won by an individual.  Twenty of the golden statuettes are housed right in the Museum, and guests can get an up-close-and-personal view of them.
To celebrate Disney’s award-winning accomplishments, The Walt Disney Family Museum is offering screenings of Disney’s …

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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Films Win Four Oscars

At last night’s star-studded 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony, films affiliated with Disney took home four honors out of the thirteen nominations they had received.
Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” won two Oscars, for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song for Randy Newman’s “We Belong Together.”  Tim Burton’s live action “Alice in Wonderland” also triumphed in two categories:  Art Direction and Costume Design.
In two of the four categories won by Disney films, other works by the company were also nominated.  Randy Newman’s song bested Alan Menken and Glenn Slater’s …

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[31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Teddy Newton and Lee Unkrich to Participate in Oscar Panels Open to the Public

Teddy Newton and Lee Unkrich will be participating in panel discussions sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.
On Tuesday, February 22, Newton, director of the Disney Pixar short “Day & Night,” will participate in Oscar’s Annual celebration, Shorts!  The event, which includes a screening of both the live action and animated short films nominated for this year’s Oscars, will also feature a discussion by many of the films’ directors.
Unkrich, director of “Toy Story 3,” will participate in a symposium with the directors of other 2011 Animated Feature Oscar Nominees.  Each …

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[19 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Jennifer Hudson Welcomed as Disney Dream’s Godmother in Lavish Christening Ceremony

They asked the Fairy Godmother to conjure a godmother for the Disney Dream…and bibbidi…bobbidi…boo!  Jennifer Hudson appeared!
The Oscar-winning singer and actress was, in a way, coming home, when she appeared as the newly-hailed godmother of Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship.  After all, before we knew her from “Dream Girls,” or “Sex in the City,” or even TV’s “American Idol,” she was known to passengers sailing on the Dream’s sister ship, the Wonder, where Hudson began her career in 2003.  From Disney performer to Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy award-winning singer …