The Walt Disney Company at the Academy Awards

academy_award_trophyThe Walt Disney Company has a long history when it comes to the Academy Awards. Last night the 89th Academy Awards took place in Hollywood, California and the Walt Disney Company took home four Oscars.

In the Animated Feature category the Walt Disney Animation Studios had two movies competing against each other, Zootopia and Moana. Zootopia was chosen as the best and awarded the Oscar. “Five years ago, we got this crazy idea of talking about humanity with talking animals in the hopes that when the film came out, it would make the world just a slightly better place,” Zootopia co-director Byron Howard said in accepting the film’s Oscar. Also on stage to accept the award was co-director Rich Moore and Clark Spencer.

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Main Street e-Zine Choice Awards

clipmickawardI came across a post from the Disney Parks Blog tonight announcing the results of their Disneyland Resort Cast Choice Awards. Almost 1,400 cast members voted for their favorite experiences at the Disneyland Resort, from favorite ride to favorite restaurant.

I thought it would be fun to show their results along with my choice for each of the categories. So let’s begin:

Favorite Attractions

Disneyland Park
Cast Members: Haunted Mansion – “Whether it’s when grim, grinning ghosts are out to socialize, or when Jack Skellington adds his own style of holiday cheer, this New Orleans Square classic is cast members’ spirited year-round favorite.” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – “The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!” (Disneyland Resort website)

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Main Street e-Zine February Giveaway – Pinocchio Signature Collection Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD

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Pinocchio: Walt Disney Signature Collection (Credit: Disney)

UPDATE: THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. LOOK FOR OUR MARCH GIVEAWAY NEXT MONTH!

Main Street e-Zine is excited to announce its first monthly giveaway – Pinocchio Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD movie combo.

Pinocchio is the third installment in the Walt Disney Signature Collection series. With his faithful friend Jiminy Crickett by his side Pinocchio sets out on an amazing journey that will test his bravery, loyalty and honesty in search of his dream to become a real boy. This release will introduce amazing animation, award-winning music and unforgettable characters such us Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Geppetto, the Blue Fairy and many more to a brand new generation of Disney animated movie fans and let some relive the movies of their childhood.

To enter to win the Pinocchio Signature Collection Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD movie combo, visit the Main Street e-Zine Facebook page (CLICK HERE) and “Like” and “Share” the contest post.

NO PURCHASE NECCESSARY. Giveaway starts 2/20/2017 and ends 2/24/2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Minors must receive permission from their parents or legal guardians and the contest is open to legal residents of the United States.

Extinct Attractions: Space Station X-1 / Satellite View of America

space_station_x-1By today’s standards, Space Station X-1 would seem kind of boring or lame but in 1955 you may have heard it described as amazing. When the gates opened on July 17, 1955 it was only one of three attractions/exhibits in an unfinished Tomorrowland. The concept of the exhibit was to view the Earth from a Space Station that was orbiting miles above the planet. After entering through a ticket booth where Spaceman K-7 was selling tickets for ten cents or accepting an “A” ticket to ride, visitors walked through a tunnel into the exhibit.

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