Pixar’s Kitbull SparkShort Is Full of Purr-sonality

By Zach Johnson

The paw-some pals at the center of Kitbull, a newly released Pixar SparkShort from director Rosana Sullivan and producer Kathryn Hendrickson, forge a friendship you won’t soon fur-get. Set in San Francisco’s Mission District, the story begins when a stray kitten finds shelter in a back-alley dumpster, where it encounters a tender pit bull who’s…

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Holly's Day at the Pool

Hop into Holly’s Day at the Pool, a Brand-New Book by a Disney Animator

By D23 Team

From working on upcoming films like Wreck-it Ralph 2 (in theaters March 2018), to animating for films we may not even know about yet, the artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios are always busy. But somehow, artists still find time to create new stories for the Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase. Take Benson Shum, the author and illustrator…

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Dante's Lunch

Meet Coco’s Dog, Dante, in Dante’s Lunch—A Short Tail

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Every dog has his day, but poor Dante can’t seem to catch a break! Dive into the beautiful world of Disney•Pixar’s Coco in this look into the adventures of Coco’s dog, Dante, who just wants to enjoy a nice bone. What happens when the bone has other plans?

Meet Dante and the whole cast of supernatural fantasy characters and finally find…

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Tyrus Wong

Remembering Disney Legend Tyrus Wong

By D23 Team

Tyrus “Ty” Wong, inspiring visual artist and Disney Legend, passed away on December 30, 2016. He was 106 years old.

“It’s hard to imagine a world of animation without the inspirational works of Tyrus Wong,” Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline said. “Through his delicate and sophisticated creations—from pastels and watercolors to…

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Maui from Moana

How 2D Animation Brings Moana’s Mini Maui to Life

By Courtney Potter

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest film, Moana, sails into a cinema near you this month, and with it comes the story of a fierce young woman on a journey of self-discovery, a mighty demigod looking to regain his hero status, and some truly epic adventure! Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the film introduces some major CG animation…

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A Cowboy Needs a Horse

Did You Know? 5 Rootin’ Tootin’ Things You Need to Know About A Cowboy Needs a Horse

By Jim Fanning

Saddle up, pardners! Time to round up a few factoids as we go ridin’, ridin’ along with Walt Disney’s A Cowboy Needs a Horse. Celebrating 60 years of rocking horses and western song, this stylishly animated “special” is special indeed. With the gentle clip-clop-like cadence of the title tune, Disney animation tells the tale of a little boy…

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Big Hero 6

The Voices You Love Are Back in Disney XD’s Big Hero 6

By Jocelyn Buhlman

At the end of Disney’s Academy Award®-winning animated film Big Hero 6, we left our favorite team of scientific prodigies as triumphant heroes, ready to defend their city as superhero team Big Hero 6. We were all left wondering: What’s next? How will 14-year-old tech genius Hiro handle starting school at the San Fransokyo Institute of…

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