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Freeform Stars Reveal Their Favorite Ingredients for the Perfect Holiday Film

By Craig Tomashoff

When the holiday season rolls around, there are certain things you just know you’re going to have to deal with. At least one family member will wear a horrible sweater. Somehow, despite the fact that we all know better, someone will gift you with an inedible fruitcake. And it will take trips to at least three different stores to find that one…

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Go Viral with Ralph Breaks the Internet Cast and Filmmakers

By Courtney Potter

The Internet. A vast, mysterious, ever-evolving world—a place where hilariously weird cat memes can coexist with the most up-to-date research on space exploration. Who better to explore such an incredible realm than two video-game virtuosos? Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet, unleashing its gif-tastic fun on moviegoers…

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Suitable for Framing: Mickey Portraits Through the Years

By Becky Cline

One of the first formal portraits of Mickey Mouse was painted by Disney Legend John Hench for a very special event—a tribute to the character’s 21st birthday that was published in a major article featured in Collier’s magazine on April 9, 1949. But it was in 1953 that the tradition of an “official” Mickey portrait began.

When Walt Disney…

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Must See Rare Robin Hood Artwork from Disney’s ARL

By Fox Carney

On November 8, 1973, Robin Hood premiered, capturing the hearts of audiences all over the world. To celebrate 45 years of this classic film, Disney’s Animation Research Library has opened its vaults, sharing some incredible artwork and stories behind the making of the film. Please enjoy as we take a trip back to Nottingham to celebrate this…

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The Winter Issue of Disney twenty-three Is Practically Perfect in Every Way

If you can’t wait until December, when the world’s most beloved nanny will fly back into our lives, we have just the spoonful of sugar you need: an early look at Mary Poppins Returns in our winter issue of Disney twenty-three, the quarterly publication exclusive to D23 Gold Members. While visiting the London set of the Rob Marshall-helmed movie musical, we spoke…

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Did You Notice These Dazzling Details in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms?

By Beth Deitchman

The story of an enchanted nutcracker, a curious young girl and a menacing mouse king has captivated audiences for literally centuries, since E.T.A. Hoffman penned the iconic tale. But Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is not the story that you know. It’s a magical reimagining that takes 14-year-old Clara Stahlbaum (played by Mackenzie…

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5 Costumes from The Nutcracker and the Four Realms that We Can’t Wait to See

By Karina Schink

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, out tomorrow, tells the magical story of Clara (Mackenzie Foy), who, after being gifted a magical key, is launched into four mystical and unforgettable  realms. Trials and tribulations unfold and catapult her further into a dark tale as she travels throughout each realm.

Inspired by the classic E.T.A. Hoffman…

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Every Way You Can Celebrate Mickey’s Big Anniversary This Month

By Jocelyn Buhlman

We’re just 18 days away from the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse’s debut in Steamboat Willie. Since his first foray onto the big screen, Mickey has become the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company and an icon of happiness and fun all over the world. As we kick off Mickey’s anniversary month, let’s take a look at all the ways we…

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A Deeper Meme-ing: Ralph and Vanellope Go Viral in Ralph Breaks the Internet

By Craig Tomashoff

If you’re going to call your film Ralph Breaks the Internet, at some point there’s one particular thing you’re going to have to get around to.

“One of the elements of our movie that needed to be reiterated many, many times was the idea of Ralph and Vanellope going viral,” says Natalie Nourigat, one of the story artists who worked on…

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Allison Speaks: Go Inside Hocus Pocus with Vinessa Shaw!

By Courtney Potter

When a trio of hilariously spooky 300-year-old witches cackled back to life in Disney’s 1993 comedy adventure Hocus Pocus, no one—from director Kenny Ortega to stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker—could have imagined its truly lasting appeal. Young and old alike still delight in the story of Max Dennison (Omri…

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