Hayley Mills

Disney Legend Hayley Mills Receives Replacement Oscar

By Victoria Hunt It’s been over three decades since Disney Legend Hayley Mills’ Oscar statuette went missing from her London home. But now, she and Oscar have been reunited! In 1961, Mills received a special, smaller “juvenile” Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)—an award given periodically to recognize performers younger …

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Disney Legend Kenny Ortega

How Kenny Ortega Choreographed a Legendary Disney Career

By Beth Deitchman Multi-award-winning director, choreographer, and producer Kenny Ortega literally can’t remember a time when Disney wasn’t part of his life—whether he was falling asleep in a room where Disney characters covered the walls, courtesy of his father, a gifted artist himself; thrilling to the latest adventures of Spin and Marty on the Mickey …

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Bette Midler

Bette Midler Looks Back at Her Disney Movies—And Mostly Hocus Pocus

By Jeffrey Epstein From 1986 until 1993, Bette Midler worked on a staggering 10 projects for Disney. From her hilarious turns in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, and Outrageous Fortune to her heartbreaking role in Beaches, her animated debut in Oliver & Company, and her iconic performance in Hocus Pocus, the Divine …

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Barnette Ricci

Barnette Ricci’s Fantasmic! Journey to Becoming a Disney Legend

By Zach Johnson “I am deeply honored and so very proud to be named a Disney Legend,” says Barnette Ricci, one of 12 remarkable people who were inducted August 23 at D23 Expo 2019. “And this is going to be especially exciting for me because I used to direct the Disney Legends ceremonies!” Ricci actually …

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Tony Baxter at Disneyland accepting Main Street Marvels Award

Tony Baxter Honored with Window on Main Street, U.S.A.

On Friday, November 1, 2013, a window on Main Street, U.S.A., was unveiled to honor Disney Legend Tony Baxter, who began his career at Disneyland Park serving ice cream and went on to design some of Disney’s most marvelous realms of adventure and creativity.

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Disney Legend Jodi Benson

Jodi Benson Reflects on The Little Mermaid

In celebration of The Little Mermaid’s official release on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital, The Disney Insider caught up with Jodi to ask her some questions about the Disney classic that’s now “part of your world.”

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