disney inventors

12 Inventors to Inspire an Up-and-Coming Scientist

By Megan Deppe “There’s really no secret about our approach. We keep moving forward—opening up new doors and doing new things—because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We’re always exploring and experimenting.” This was Walt Disney’s approach to making a difference in the world, so it only makes sense that many …

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Katherine McNamara

D23 Fab Five: See Which Disney Princesses Inspired This Shadowhunters Star

By Beth Deitchman Katherine McNamara stars on the Freeform series Shadowhunters as Clary Fray, a teenager with mystical abilities who’s tasked with helping protect humanity from all manner of demons. No pressure, right? Thrown into a world of fairies, witches, werewolves, and vampires, Clary is faced with secrets from her past while charting a course …

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23 Favorite Pixar Supporting Characters

Buzz and Woody. Dory. Merida. Joy and Sadness. They’re some of the most iconic characters in Disney•Pixar (not to mention animation) history, and they’re known the world over. As we celebrate the amazing 30-year history of Pixar Animation Studios, we thought we’d take a moment to praise some of our favorite supporting characters from Pixar’s …

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Randy Newman

Randy Newman

“I took a look at some of the storyboards and animation tests they had done, and I was just amazed by the way it looked, and I liked the idea of the story. I absolutely loved the people involved with the project.” —Randy Newman on his attraction to Toy Story

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Joe Ranft

Joe Ranft

“Joe was really a major part of Pixar’s soul. He was one of the key players who made all the films what they are.”—Pete Docter, director of Monsters, Inc. and Up, once said.

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Scene from Disney animated feature a bug's life

a bug’s life Is Released

After the success of Pixar’s first feature film, Toy Story, the much ANTicipated follow-up, a bug’s life, was released on this day in 1998, telling the story of an independent thinker ant named Flik. After one of his inventions goes wrong, he embarks on a mission to save his colony. To ensure authenticity for their …

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