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Looks like an Oscar-winning movie will join Tangled in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III.

Over the weekend at the Disney-centric D23 expo, Kotaku reported on the newest world coming to the beloved video game series:

Sora and crew will ride the robot Baymax and fight their way through a Big Hero 6 world in Kingdom Hearts III, Square Enix announced today during the D23 expo in Anaheim, California.

Big Hero 6, an animated Disney film that stars a 14-year-old prodigy and his team of superheroes as they fight against a mysterious masked villain, was released in 2014 and won the Oscar for Best Animated Film.



Disney put out a whole trailer to announce the addition:



So far, there's been no release date mentioned for the game that mashes up Disney characters and settings within a Japanese-style action game, which unfortunately might mean it won't come until 2017.



For a refresher on what's been shown of Kingdom Hearts III so far, check out this E3 trailer from last June.

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If you weren't paying attention to the D23 Expo this weekend, you might have missed some big Star Wars news: Disney is bringing brand new Star Wars themed experiences to both Disneyland and Disney World. Both versions of Star Wars Land will feature a brand new planet in a 14 acre park, where guests will be able to visit a port city:



Two signature rides will be featured: one letting you pilot the Millennium Falcon, and another that drops you into the middle of a climactic battle.



Shut up and take my credits!


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The annual D23 Expo is underway in Anaheim, and Disney has had lots of great news and trivia to share about their upcoming films:

  • -Toy Story 4 will exist outside of the main Toy Story trilogy, and will be focused around a love story between Woody and Bo Peep
  • -Rashida Jones will co-write Toy Story 4
  • -Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) will star alongside Jason Bateman in Zootopia
  • -Shakira will also voice a character in Zootopia named Gazelle. She will also be performing an original song for the film
  • -Zootopia's DMV will be staffed by sloths. And I thought my DMV was slow!
  • -Gigantic, Disney's take on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk will be set in Spain during the age of discovery. It will be directed by Tangled's Nathan Greno, and the team behind the songs of Frozen, Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez, will head up the music.
  • -Moana, Disney's first film about a Polynesian princess, will take place roughly 2,000 years ago, and feature Moana on a journey with the god Maui, who will be voiced by Dwayne the Rock Johnson.
  • -Samoan born musician Opetaia Foa'i will work alongside Disney veteran Mark Mancina, Dave Metzger, and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda to produce the film's music. Here's a sample of his Foa'i's music:
  • -The Pacific Ocean will be a character in the film, and will be able to express emotion much like the magic carpet in Aladdin.
  • -Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy will star as Dory's parents, Jenny and Charlie in the Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. Albert Brooks returns as Marlon and Nemo will now be played by Hayden Rolance. The original Nemo, Alexander Gould, is too old to return as Nemo.
  • -Finding Dory will take place six months after the original. Dory is living with Nemo and Martin, but needs to find her family.
  • -Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, and Kaitlin Olson will voice three new characters: Hank the curmudgeonly octopus, Bailey the beluga whale, and Bailey the whale shark who thinks she's a whale.
  • -A new film called Coco inspired by the Day of the Dead from the team behind Toy Story 3 is in the works.
  • -Coco will tell the story of twelve year old Miguel and his family as they explore their history and culture.

Finnish artist and designer, Jirka Väätäinen has made a fantastic series of Disney Princesses (and others) drawn as if they were real life human people. Now, it's the dude's turn. Eight of Disney's hunkiest romantic leads, (princes and no) are turned into life-like pieces of art. Relive your pre-pubescent sexual awakening going through these childhood fantasies, it's only kind of awkward.

The men have been paired with their female counter-parts just to see how well the couples stack up.

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These cute videos from Disney retell their popular princess movies entirely in texted emoji conversations. Now you can enjoy Frozen without having to hear Let it Go for the thousandth time. Thanks Disney!

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Six year old Avery Huffman was recently diagnosed with an inoperable, cancerous brain tumor, but that won't stop her from being a princess! Kristen Bell, voice actress of Anna in Frozen, left a message for Avery letting her know that in light of her bravery, Avery will be crowned an honorary Princess of Arendelle. 

No, I'm not crying! Someone is cutting onions in here.



You can learn about Avery's story here, and if you're able, make a donation in her honor here.

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