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Disney, ABC, and Marvel Receive 2014 Teen Choice Award Nominations

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The Fox network has released its nominations for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and Disney, along with Marvel and ABC, have received several.

The Teen Choice Awards celebrate the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web.

On the film side of the nominations are Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World, as well as Disney’s Maleficent and Million Dollar Arm.

TV nods went to ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” “Modern Family,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,”and “The Middle.” ABC Family’s received several nominations for “Pretty Little Liars,” “Switched At Birth,” “The Fosters,” “Mystery Girls,” “Chasing Life,” and “Twisted.” The Disney Channel is represented by “Jessie,” “Liv & Maddie,” and “Austin & Ally.”

Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite Teen Choice 2014 nominees at teenchoiceawards.com. Voting ends at 11:59 PM PT on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The show will air live on Fox on Sunday, August 10, starting at 8pm (ET).

The full list of nominations for Disney and its associated companies is below:

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Disney’s Dreamers & Doers Highlights 15 Student Shining Stars

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The school year is wrapping up and it’s time for Disney’s 31st annual salute to Central Florida’s youngest humanitarians and community service leaders. This year Walt Disney World Resort recognized 15 local students with exceptional achievements, naming them Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars.

Making a difference through their kindness and hard work, Disney Dreamers & Doers consistently demonstrate outstanding character and lead by example. Students selected for the Shining Star distinction include a second grader who befriends and assists disabled students, an eighth grader who created a documentary promoting South African girls’ education and a high school senior whose guidance in fitness and nutrition helped a friend lose more than 100 pounds.

“Here at Walt Disney World Resort, we continue to be impressed by our community’s youngest citizens and are inspired by the positive impact they have on Central Florida,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “Through compassion, vision and hard work, these dedicated students act on their dreams of changing the world.”

Approximately 400 students were chosen by their schools for this distinguished award. From all the 2014 Disney Dreamers & Doers named, a panel of judges selected the 15 Shining Stars from elementary, middle and high schools in Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Seminole counties. In its 31st year, the Disney Dreamers & Doers program has recognized nearly 13,000 students since the program began.

“We’re proud of all of our students at Lawton Chiles Middle School, but it’s especially gratifying to count a Disney Dreamer & Doer Shining Star among our Panthers,” said Dr. Margaret Gunderson, principal of Lawton Chiles Middle School in Seminole County. “This honor exemplifies our school’s community spirit and commitment to excellence.”

Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars receive a Mickey Mouse statue known as a “Mousecar,” a gold medallion and annual theme park passes for themselves and their immediate family.

Join us below the jump for a list of the shining stars and their inspiring accomplishments:
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Disney and Marvel Receive Nickelodeon’s 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations

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Nickelodeon has released the nominees list for its 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards, and many Disney-related projects and actors have received nominations this year.

This awards show opens the voting to the fans, and these are the Disney and Disney-umbrella (Marvel, Star Wars, ABC) nominations the kids can vote for:

Favorite TV Show

  • Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)
  • Jessie (Disney Channel)

Favorite Reality Show

  • Wipeout (ABC)

Favorite Cartoon

  • Phineas & Ferb (Disney Channel)

Favorite TV Actor

  • Ross Lynch (Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally)
  • Jake Short (Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm)

Favorite TV Actress

  • Bridgit Mendler (Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie)
  • Debby Ryan (Disney Channel’s Jessie)

Favorite Movie

  • Iron Man 3 (Marvel)
  • Oz the Great and Powerful (Disney)

Favorite Movie Actor

  • Johnny Depp (Disney’s The Lone Ranger)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Marvel’s Iron Man 3)

Favorite Movie Actress

  • Mila Kunis (Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful)

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Disney’s Frozen Passes One Billion Dollars at Box Office

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Yesterday was quite a day for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Not only did their most recent film “Frozen” win two Academy Awards, it crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. That makes it the biggest non-sequel animated film ever and the second biggest animated film of all time. Not too shabby for a film that struggled to get out of story development.

The golden icicles keep piling up in Disney’s bank account with an estimated $388.8 million at the domestic box office and $611.5 million internationally for a global total of $1,000.3 million. Passing that threshold makes it The Walt Disney Studios’ seventh release to reach the $1 billion mark, joining “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3,” Disney’s second and fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” and Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

“With ‘Frozen,’ we knew we had something truly special on our hands, and it has connected with fans and filmgoers around the world in a way we only dreamed was possible,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “Animation is the cornerstone of our company, and thanks to the vision, dedication, and talent of our tremendous cast and filmmaking team, Disney Animation has come roaring back with a new classic for fans of all ages.”Read More »Disney’s Frozen Passes One Billion Dollars at Box Office