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Walt Disney Animation Studios Releases New Teaser Trailer for ‘Moana’

Walt Disney Animation Studios released a new teaser trailer for the CG-animated film Moana starring Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli'I Cravalho. The film tells the story of an adventurous teenager, Moana, who is on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Catch a Sneak Peek of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you're eagerly awaiting the theatrical debut of Alice Through the Looking Glass next month, you'll want to stop by One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios beginning May 6. That's where guests will be able to catch a 10-minute preview of the new film.

D23 Announces Several Special Events for Members

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is hosting several special events for Gold Members during the next the next few weeks. Two of the events are taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort and two are planned for next week in Chicago. Read on to find out more details.

Exclusive Sneak Peek of Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Month

Disney's newest animated film, Zootopia, opens in theaters in March but guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios can check out an exclusive sneak preview starting January 21 as part of the One's Man Dream attraction.

Dwayne Johnson to Star in Movie Based on Disney’s Jungle Cruise

Disney has announced plans for a live-action film based on the popular Jungle Cruise attraction and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been announced as the star of the as-yet-unnamed film. Johnson is also one of the stars of Disney's animated film Moana where he'll play the demigod Maui.

John Lasseter Says Pixar and Disney are Working to Tell Stories with Diverse Characters

Disney/Pixar's newest animated feature Inside Out arrives in movie theaters next month and during a recent press junket studio chief John Lasseter said the animation studio is working hard to create stories about more diverse characters.

The Rock is Ready to Lend His Voice to Disney’s ‘Moana’

Disney's next animated film, Moana, has cast Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the voice of Maui, a Hawaiian demi-god.

Johnson tweeted out the news on December 3 saying, "Excited to star as "Maui" in Disney's next big animated musical, MOANA. Incredible story! **clears throat #TimeToSing."

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ to be Released on December 18, 2015

It's a happy day in the Star Wars galaxy. Fans finally received the news they've been waiting for - the next installment in the film franchise finally has an official release date - December 18, 2015.

This release date will mark the first time a Star Wars movie will not opened in May. It also is the same day that Avatar was released in 2009.

Disney Parks Prepare to be ‘Frozen’ Later This Fall

Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland in November might notice a slight chill in the air as the parks prepare to be Frozen.

In celebration of Disney's newest animated film, parks on both coasts will have new character meet-and-greets and some other special events that are tied to the film.

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Fun Merchandise Inspired By Disney Pixar's Upcoming Film Coco

If you honor your ancestors on Dia de los Muertos, you may want to consider celebrating with these special touches inspired by Disney Pixar's upcoming film Coco. My love for Disney has been passed down through generations, and I always have some pixie dust on the Ofrenda for my Aunt, AKA the biggest Disney fan I've known. She would get a kick out of the fact that I use Disney merchandise to remember her. "Coco is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion.

Five Photo Tips For Telling Your Disney Vacation Story

Walt Disney World is one of the most photographed placed on earth, you needn't look further than Instagram to know that's true. But there's a difference between capturing a couple of snapshots and creating a visual story to share. Check out our five tips for vacation storytelling through photography.

New Beauty And The Beast Merchandise At The Disney Store

I know that I'm not alone when I say I'm getting excited by sneak peeks I've seen coming for Disney's new live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The Disney Store is getting in the act with some fan-tastic new merchandise to commemorate the movie! Check out a few of our current favorites.

Disney History: Song of the South

Despite earning a seemingly permanent home in the famed "Disney Vault" due to its reliance on racial stereotypes to tell a story, Song of the South has an enduring legacy in Walt Disney World, even if many guests don't recognize the origin of some of Disney's most iconic elements. The Reconstruction Era film centers on Uncle Remus, a black man who is presumably a recently freed slave, telling stories to the children.

What's In The Disney Movies Pipeline Through 2019

It's time once again for the great Disney Movie News Round-up. Hey Disney Grown-ups! Welcome back as we do a quick round up of a ton of movie news in a rapid fire round. We will span the gamut from Marvel to Star Wars and every Disney property in between. So let's get this round-up started.

Disney History: The Films of Fronteirland

After Fantasyland, it would be difficult to pin down Walt Disney's favorite land in Magic Kingdom, but Frontierland was certainly near and dear to his heart. This is evident in the number of films and television shows produced by the Walt Disney Company that support the theme and inspire the attractions that we still love today. Let's explore some of the films that set the scene and inspired some of the classic attractions that we still enjoy today.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Delves Into The Galactic Ground War

Everyday, more Star Wars news slams into our senses. A brand new teaser trailer has been released for Star Wars: the Force Awakens. In just a couple of days, September 4th, is the day that all the new Star Wars toys are being showcased on Force Friday in a global multi-media unboxing event. And now, cast information has ben released regarding the first Star Wars spin-off movie: Rogue One.

Can You Save The Future? Tomorrowland opens in theaters on May 22

In Disney's new and riveting mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," Academy Award Winning screen star George Clooney plays a former boy-genius Frank, who has grown-up into a jaded scientist. When Frank meets a determined and optimistic bright-eyed teen named Casey, played by Britt Robertson, things get a little crazy. The pair embarks on a danger-filled mission to unearth a secret society and the enigmatic mysteries they've placed somewhere in time and space.

Check out this fun trailer to get a peek at what's in store...

Spoiler-Free Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's 11th film, assembles into theaters today and it's expected to smash box office records. Okay, I'll try and not do any more Avengers puns but seriously, Avengers: Age of Ultron is one film that you most definitely don't want to miss.

Lots of Live Action Updates From Walt Disney Motion Pictures

The last week or two has seen a plethora of Disney/Star Wars/Marvel news come flying at us. Little bits here and there as production of many properties, as well as new projects, begin to ramp up. We at WDWforGrownups.com, thought it would be best to give a rundown on some of the that might be important but didn't necessarily need stand alone articles. And so, on with the omnibus...