Cinderella

Cinderella Added to National Film Registry

By Beth Deitchman

Disney’s animated classic Cinderella has a new fairytale ending that embodies “ever after” in the most literal sense. The beloved feature is one of 25 films that have been added to the National Film Registry, a prestigious list of films that are determined to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and recommended for…

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Disney transportation

Vacuums, Beds, Hats, Oh My! These Disney Icons Traveled in Style

By Karina Schink

We all know that getting around isn’t always the easiest of tasks, and sometimes you wish you had just a sprinkle of pixie dust to make it a bit easier. Well, we can all take a page out of the books of these ingenious Disney characters who found, let’s say, some unique ways to get to where they were going.

Vacuum (Hocus Pocus)
Things…

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Moana

8 Important Life Lessons We’ve Learned from Disney Mothers

By Megan Deppe

There’s no one in your life who knows and loves you quite like your mother does. She’s been there since the day you were born, and she began sharing her wisdom with you long before you first headed off to school. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up some of the powerful lessons that Disney mothers (and grandmothers) have taught us…

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Disney movies based on fairy tales

11 Stories to Celebrate on “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”

By Megan Deppe

“Great stories change lives, take kids to amazing places, grow their imaginations and teach them incredible things to prepare them for bright futures.” This is the motto behind Disney’s “Magic of Storytelling” initiative, and what better time to celebrate great stories than on Tell a Fairy Tale Day? Disney has a long history of bringing…

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Common Disney Misconceptions quiz

Only Disney Know-It-Alls Can Ace This Quiz

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Being a D23 Member means you’re pretty obsessed with Disney. You’ve memorized the details on all your favorite movies, rides, and television shows, and you may think you’re a regular Disney know-it-all… but do you still fall back on common mistakes? We’ve rounded up some trivia on common Disney misquotes, misspellings, and misconceptions…

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Ginni Mack and Walt Disney

Remembering Ginni Mack

By D23 Team

We are sorry to report that Ginni Mack, who brought her expert eye for color to The Walt Disney Studios’ Ink & Paint Department for many years, and who served as the original model for Tinker Bell, has passed away. She was 90.

The Oklahoma-born Helen Virginia Gilliland moved to California with her family at age 10. She grew up just a few miles from…

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Manuel Gonzales

Manuel Gonzales

For nearly 40 years, Manuel Gonzales brought Mickey Mouse to newspapers nationwide. At its peak, his Mickey Mouse-starring comic strips appeared in 120 newspapers around the world with a collective circulation of more than 20 million readers each week.

Manuel was born on March 13, 1913, in Cabana, Spain. His family moved to Cuba when he was 1, and then immigrated to…

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Laurie Hernandez

D23 Fab Five: Laurie Hernandez’s Favorite Disney Role Models

By Ingrid Meilan

At the young age of 16, Olympian Laurie Hernandez is already a role model. In fact, after the gymnast took home the Mirrorball trophy on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, Hernandez said that inspiring young people was her No. 1 goal.

And while the spunky teenager aspires to be someone that her fans can look up to,…

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Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, and Bambi

Get to Know the Animators Behind Your Favorite Disney Films

Celebrate some of the most legendary artists behind classic Disney animated films with this year’s D23 Member Gift.

By Greg Ehrbar

The first “nine old men” were Supreme Court justices—all more than 90 years old—who were trying to block President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” in the mid-1930s. When Walt Disney selected his first-string…

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