Bagheera and Mowgli

7 “Are You Sure This Is A Movie?” Moments from The Jungle Book

by Andrew Santelli “What do you mean, hippos don’t dance ballet?” “You’re saying mice and birds can’t make ball gowns overnight? Crazy talk!” Some of our favorite Disney classics require suspension of disbelief—a willingness to go along with a storyteller—in order to fully enjoy a cinematic experience. But in The Jungle Book, making this imaginative …

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Baloo and Bagheera

Character Close-Up: The Jungle Book‘s Bagheera and Baloo

By Nicole Nalty The Jungle Book is swinging into theaters April 15! All of your favorite characters are coming to life as never before with the help of stunning special effects and talented voice actors—including two of Mowgli’s greatest protectors, Bagheera and Baloo. While both love and care for the man-cub, their approaches are as …

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Disney twenty-three Takes Fans Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios

In the 10 years since John Lasseter and Ed Catmull took over the reins of what is now Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney has enjoyed incredible creative and box office success with such films as Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and, of course, Frozen. The spring 2016 issue of Disney twenty-three looks at the …

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All Kinds of Valentines

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance. It’s also a time to celebrate the love that surrounds us every day—between parents and children; between brothers and sisters; and between the best of friends. We took a look through Disney past and present to find 14 examples of friends and families that truly care for one another. …

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Our Dream Disney “Grandparents”

It’s been said that grandparents are “the best kind of grown-ups”—and we agree! They shower you with love, and they often offer pearls of wisdom gleaned from their years of life experience. (And if you’re really lucky, they also spoil you rotten with delicious baked goods and other fun treats.) They don’t have to be …

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Ollie Johnston

Ollie Johnston

Ollie valued his own relationship with the characters he animated, including Thumper from Bambi, Mr. Smee from Peter Pan, and the trio of fanciful fairies from Sleeping Beauty. “They were all good friends whom I remember fondly,” he once said.

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