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Date of Birth: December 05, 1901
Date of Death: December 15, 1966 (65)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
 

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Director Steven Spielberg and Walt Disney Company Executive Chairman Bob Iger Photo

Director Steven Spielberg and Walt Disney Company Executive Chairman Bob Iger

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12/08/2021
Ana Isabelle, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Casting Director Cindy Tolan, David Alvarez, Ariana  Photo

Ana Isabelle, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Casting Director Cindy Tolan, David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose, Choreographer Justin Peck, Ansel Elgort, Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, Rita Moreno, Choreographer Patricia Delgado, Director Steven Spielberg, Rachel Zegler, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Walt Disney Company Executive Chairman Bob Iger, Maddie Ziegler, Disney Studios Content Chairman Alan Bergman, Producer Kristie Macosko Krieger, Disney Studios Content CCO Alan Horn and Producer Kevin McCollum

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12/08/2021
Ken Kercheval attends a Walt Disney Party on September 1, 1993  in New York City. Photo

Ken Kercheval attends a Walt Disney Party on September 1, 1993 in New York City.

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01/01/2020
Josh Gad, Michael Schur, Jackie Tohn, Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of The W Photo

Josh Gad, Michael Schur, Jackie Tohn, Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn, President and Founder, Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, Kristen Bell and President and CEO, Hollywood Hotel, Jeff Zarrinnam, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban, Idina Menzel and Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti

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11/19/2019
The Sherman Brothers & Walt Disney Photo

The Sherman Brothers & Walt Disney

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11/18/2018
 
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Walt Disney Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Musical Gold Star
Disney Theatrical Productions, The Lion King

Walt Disney News

HALFWAY TO HOLIDAYS at Disney Parks Photo HALFWAY TO HOLIDAYS at Disney Parks
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 22, 2022

As guests are asking for holidays information earlier and earlier to plan that special vacation, Disney Parks has created Halfway to Holidays!

Tony Award-Winning Producer Steve Fickinger Has Passed Away Photo Tony Award-Winning Producer Steve Fickinger Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Steve Fickinger, The Tony Award-winning producer who worked on shows such as Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Newsies passed away suddenly last week. 

Christy Altomare, Susan Egan & More Announced for DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT Upcom Photo Christy Altomare, Susan Egan & More Announced for DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT Upcoming Fall Tour Dates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Disney Princess – The Concert has announced the cast for its fall 2022 leg, the second half of the US tour, which will have performed in more than 90 cities by year’s end.

Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt as Bert in MARY POPPINS Photo Photos: First Look at Louis Gaunt as Bert in MARY POPPINS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Beginning tonight (22 June 2022) Louis Gaunt joins the cast of Mary Poppins to play the iconic role of Bert, replacing Charlie Stemp whilst he performs as Bobby in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Crazy for You this summer.  

The Los Angeles Film Orchestra Presents Premiere of BASIL POLEDOURIS: THE MUSIC AND T Photo The Los Angeles Film Orchestra Presents Premiere of BASIL POLEDOURIS: THE MUSIC AND THE MOVIES, July 22
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

The Los Angeles Film Orchestra announces its debut performance, Basil Poledouris: The Music and The Movies at The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 22 at 8pm PT. The orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Steven Allen Fox, will also be joined by the SoCal Chorale led by Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba.

Julian Lage Announces New Album With Bill Frisell & Shares First Song Photo Julian Lage Announces New Album With Bill Frisell & Shares First Song
by Michael Major - Jun 21, 2022

Having established a home base with his brilliant trio of bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King — most recently heard on the guitarist’s acclaimed 2021 Blue Note debut Squint — Lage casts his gaze outward to discover new orchestrational possibilities with the addition of six-string icon Bill Frisell, who adds his voice to this album.

Pamela Levine Named Head of Marketing for Disney Branded Television and National Geog Photo Pamela Levine Named Head of Marketing for Disney Branded Television and National Geographic Content
by Michael Major - Jun 21, 2022

Levine was president of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing at Twentieth Century Fox Film, where she led campaigns for award-winning box office hits, including “Hidden Figures,” “Logan,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Greatest Showman, “Deadpool 2” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

VIDEO: Disney+ Shares LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION Trailer Photo VIDEO: Disney+ Shares LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 21, 2022

“LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation,” which is set after the events of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” features the voices of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and returning cast members from previous “LEGO Star Wars” specials, and includes a new song performed by “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November Photo Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Marking its 25-year anniversary, the world-famous, award-winning musical is set for a historical 4-week run in the UAE capital from November 16 to December 10 at Yas Island's Etihad Arena.

DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH: THE NEW MUSICAL STAGE ADAPTATION Announces National Tour Photo DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH: THE NEW MUSICAL STAGE ADAPTATION Announces National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation will embark on a national tour this fall. Performances begin September 16, 2022, in Irving, Texas at Irving Arts Center, and will crisscross the U.S. through May 7, 2023.

Walt Disney Videos

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Cures the ENCANTO Earworms in Skit on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Cures the ENCANTO Earworms in Skit on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Are you one of millions of Americans who can’t get enough of Encanto? Do you have an uncontrollable urge to sing and dance to its irresistibly catchy songs? Lin-Manuel Miranda offers hope! In a new skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Miranda advertises for 'Encantix', a pill that helps get those songs out of your head!

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & John Leguizamo Talk Viral ENCANTO Hit on GOOD MORNING AME VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & John Leguizamo Talk Viral ENCANTO Hit on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2022

Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Leguizamo appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the latest viral hit off of the Encanto soundtrack, 'We Don't Talk About Bruno.' The track recently hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing 'Let It Go,' which peaked at #5. The Encanto soundtrack recently surpassed Adele to hit #1 on the albums chart.

VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell VideoVIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022

A Costume Featurette from Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning costume designer, Paul Tazewell, has been released.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Stephanie Beatriz Talk ENCANTO Lyrics in New Featurette VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Stephanie Beatriz Talk ENCANTO Lyrics in New Featurette
by Michael Major - Dec 20, 2021

In a new featurette, Lin-Manuel Miranda—who wrote eight original songs for the film—teams up with the voice of Mirabel, Stephanie Beatriz, to share insights about several of the film’s songs, including “Dos Oruguitas”. Watch the new featurette now!

VIDEO: Steven Spielberg Talks David Alvarez as Bernardo in WEST SIDE STORY VideoVIDEO: Steven Spielberg Talks David Alvarez as Bernardo in WEST SIDE STORY
by Michael Major - Dec 9, 2021

In a new West Side Story featurette, Steven Spielberg speaks on casting David Alvarez as Bernardo. 'West Side Story' tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. The cast also includes Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, and Rita Moreno.

VIDEO: Spielberg Talks Ariana DeBose as Anita in New WEST SIDE STORY Featurette VideoVIDEO: Spielberg Talks Ariana DeBose as Anita in New WEST SIDE STORY Featurette
by Michael Major - Dec 7, 2021

In a new West Side Story featurette, director Steven Spielberg speaks on casting Ariana DeBose as Anita. The video also features new footage of DeBose performing 'America'. The film also stars Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian D'Arcy James, Mike Faist, and more.

VIDEO: Steven Spielberg Talks Rachel Zegler as Maria in New WEST SIDE STORY Featurett VideoVIDEO: Steven Spielberg Talks Rachel Zegler as Maria in New WEST SIDE STORY Featurette
by Michael Major - Dec 7, 2021

The 'Steven on Rachel' featurette offers a sneak peek at songs like 'I Feel Pretty,' 'A Boy Like That,' and 'Tonight' as Steven Spielberg discusses casting Rachel Zegler has Maria when she was 17 years old. Also seen is rehearsal footage featuring Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose, and more.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks ENCANTO, Howard Ashman, and More on LATE NIGHT WITH S VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks ENCANTO, Howard Ashman, and More on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers earlier this week to discuss writing music for the Disney film Encanto, his children being beta testers and being inspired by Howard Ashman bringing musical theater into animation.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Writing Music for ENCANTO VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Writing Music for ENCANTO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2021

Fresh off of the release of tick, tick...BOOM!, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new film Encanto is out now! BroadwayWorld caught up with Miranda to discuss creating music for film instead of Broadway, his experiences writing Moana backstage at Hamilton, and more!

VIDEO: Stephanie Beatriz Talks ENCANTO, Broadway Dreams & More VideoVIDEO: Stephanie Beatriz Talks ENCANTO, Broadway Dreams & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 26, 2021

After her breakout roles in Brooklyn 99 and In The Heights, Stephanie Beatriz stars as Mirabel in Disney's new animated film, Encanto! BroadwayWorld caught up with Beatriz to talk about starring in a Disney movie musical, working with Lin-Manuel Miranda, and her Broadway aspirations!


Walt Disney Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Walt Disney written?
Walt Disney has written 1 shows including Mary Poppins (Source Material).

What awards has Walt Disney been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Lion King .

What awards has Walt Disney won?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Lion King.