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Disney garners Nine Oscar Nods

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Congratulations to the folks at the best movie studio around, The Walt Disney Studios and its related companies have picked up nine Academy Award nominations in seven categories in this morning’s announcement ceremony.

Three for “Into the Woods”, two for “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and one each for “Maleficent”, “Big Hero 6”, the animated short “Feast” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier!”

That’s a pretty decent list and Disney is the clear front running for at least a couple of those. However, it’s always tough when a studio has competing films in the same category.

Full list of Disney’s oscar nods below the jump:
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Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki Awarded Honorary Oscar

Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, was in Hollywood this weekend to receive a Lifetime Achievement Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards. John Lasseter, chief creative office at Disney and Pixar, introduced the master calling him “the most original… Read More »Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki Awarded Honorary Oscar

Idina Menzel, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots perform “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen

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You’ve just performed the hit song from Disney animation’s biggest ever hit film on stage at the Oscars, watching it win said Oscar minutes later, how are you going to top that? For Adele Dazeem Idina Menzel, it was a trip to the Tonight Show with new host Jimmy Fallon and the show’s band “The Roots” for a cover (can you cover your own song?) of “Let it Go” using only toys and classroom instruments.

It was just uploaded last night and already the video has 2.3 million views. It’s sure to become a classic, but if you haven’t seen it yet, we can help:

I like that the toy alphabet blocks Jimmy grabbed are L-I-G for Let it Go. Full instrument list below the jump:

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Wreck-it Ralph Deleted Scenes

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In celebration of Wreck-It Ralph’s availability on HD Digital Download (iTunes) this week and 3D Blu-ray DVD Combo Pack on 3/5 Disney has shared these two deleted scenes from the Oscar nominated movie!

In the first clip Dunderson shares an idea with Ralph for a new game called X-Treme EZ Living featuring the good life with no good or bad guys to get Ralph to bust them out of prison.

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Oscar-nominated short Paperman Now Online

We’re about two weeks away from Valentine’s Day, but it’s not too soon to unwrap this love story writ beautifully in a new style of computer animation that captures the magic of hand drawn art as well. Walt Disney Animation Studios has made available online… Read More »Oscar-nominated short Paperman Now Online