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Disney Receives 17 Oscar Nominations

Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking film Black Panther has added another accolade to its already impressive list of milestones. The film is now among the nominees for Best Picture at the 91st Oscars®, receiving seven nominations in all. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, revealed the nominees for this year’s Oscars this morning in Beverly Hills, California, and Disney releases earned a combined total of 17 Oscar® nominations in all—including four nominations  for Mary Poppins Returns along with nods for both Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet as best Animated Feature Film. The awards will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, in a live broadcast airing on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Here is the complete list of The Walt Disney Studios’ nominees:

Best Picture

Black Panther

Animated Feature Film

Incredibles 2

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Costume Design

Black Panther—Ruth Carter

Mary Poppins Returns—Sandy Powell

Music (Original Score)

Black Panther—Ludwig Göransson

Mary Poppins Returns—Marc Shaiman

Music (Original Song)

Black Panther—“All The Stars”

Mary Poppins Returns—“The Place Where Lost Things Go”

Production Design

Black Panther—Hannah Beachler

Mary Poppins Returns—John Myhre

Short Film (Animated)


Sound Editing

Black Panther

Sound Mixing

Black Panther

Visual Effects

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Visit Oscar.com to view the entire list of 2019 nominees.

Freeform Sets ‘A Stage For Everyone’ at Second Annual Freeform Summit on March 28 in Hollywood

Freeform announced today the second annual Freeform Summit, a network and industrywide event featuring some of the biggest names at the forefront of the network’s 2019 programming slate, to be held in Hollywood on THURSDAY, MARCH 28. The summit will also spotlight key influencers, tastemakers and pop culture titans who have dedicated their voices to creating culture and effecting change. This year, the theme for the event will be a reimagined beauty pageant, providing “a stage for everyone” to have a voice, be ambassadors of change and tell stories that matter. Panels will deliver candid conversations surrounding representation, authentic storytelling, inclusion and mentorship, and emphasize how far young adults have pushed society to reexamine cultural norms.

“Today’s generation of young adults are teaching us to see the world differently and strive for diverse representation in everything we do within storytelling, fashion, music and the entire entertainment landscape,” said Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform. “So whether you’re a pageant queen or a drag queen, at this year’s Freeform Summit the stage belongs to everyone and there are no judges allowed.”

The format of the summit is guided by Freeform’s identity, which continues to set itself apart from other content platforms by delivering stories that celebrate the power, possibility and inclusivity of youth culture—stories that break boundaries, are bold, sophisticated, inspirational, culturally significant and most importantly, on the pulse of young adult life. The event will highlight talent, executives, showrunners and directors across multiple Freeform series including “Good Trouble,” “grown-ish,” “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” “Siren,” “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” “The Bold Type,” and the upcoming series “Besties.”

Panels, moderators and participants of the 2019 Freeform Summit to be announced at a later date.

Crunch Berries Cupcake Now at Sprinkles

For a limited time, Breakfast Cupcakes are returning to Sprinkles at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort and at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.

Currently, the Crunch Berries Cupcake is on the menu through January 27 featuring gluten free lemon blueberry cake, topped with vanilla frosting and Crunch Berries. Next week, look for the Lucky Charms Cupcake available from January 28 through February 3!

During your visit, you can also try the Black and White Ice Cream available through January 31 which features layers of chocolate cupcakes, vanilla frosting and chocolate sprinkles.

Sprinkles is a bakery located in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort and in The Town Center in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. They are known for their popular gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily with unique flavors and high-quality ingredients.  For more information, click here.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Comic Book Series Coming This Spring

A new comic book series will launch this spring based on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge which is set to open at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort later this year. The five-issue miniseries will introduce the infamous Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian collector of rare antiquities and find out what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space. The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca.

Check out the concept design variant cover art featuring Dok-Ondar, designed by Karl Lindberg and Iain McCaig, for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge issue #1 below!

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According to StarWars.com, the series is written by Ethan Sacks, who recently entered the Star Wars comics galaxy with a tale of Jedi Master, Mace Windu, in the Star Wars: Age of Republic series. The series will be illustrated by Will Sliney, the artist behind the Beckett one-shot who also penciled the comic adaptation for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Cover art will be created by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm artists.

Look for the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comic series this April!

“Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” Returns to Epcot This Summer

“Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” will return to Epcot this summer at Walt Disney World Resort. The live show which debuted last summer, features Star-Lord and Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy, as they take guests on a musical journey through the cosmos. The duo performs with a 7-piece alien band and brings many of your favorite hits from Awesome Mix Volumes 1 & 2 to life.

Guests can catch “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” five time daily at the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot, from June 14 through August 18. It is included with theme park admission. For more information, click here!