Elle, Angelina, and Sam for Maleficent

The Fantastic Fairy-Tale Fashion of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By Beth Deitchman

We pressed, but costume designer Ellen Mirojnick simply can’t choose one favorite from the many stunning looks she and her team of cutters, agers, dyers, textiles artists, prop designers, jewelry creators, and buyers created for the three women at the center of Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. “It depends on the day—and I don’t have…

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Cars Land Fun Facts to Rev Up Your Haul-O-Ween Spirits!

By Savannah Salazar

This Haul-O-Ween, prepare to be “spoked” because Mater, Lightning McQueen, and the residents of Cars Land have turned Radiators Spring into Radiator Screams! As you cruise through the land, you can spot a variety of frightfully fun additions and décor for Halloween time at Disneyland Resort, so we rounded up some magical facts about Radiator…

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A Mug’s Life: How the Halloween Trader Sam’s Mugs Are Created

By Charles Price

Trader Sam’s Halloween Tiki Mugs have grown in popularity every Halloween Season at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort since the first “Mahaloween” in 2014. Creating these fun and detailed tiki mugs is a collaborative process. Here, we explore that process with two Cast Members on the Disneyland Creative Design Team, Marcus…

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5 Spellbinding Stories from the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Press Conference

By Zach Johnson

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is no fairy tale, in the words of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith… but it is a worthy sequel to Maleficent, a film that grossed over $750 million worldwide after its May 2014 release. The main cast is back, starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Elle Fanning as Aurora and Sam Riley as Diaval. In addition to…

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How Director Joachim Rønning Made Magic in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By Zach Johnson

It’s not unusual to hear Joachim Rønning ask, “What’s next?”

After continuing the adventures of Jack Sparrow in Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ 2017 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Rønning was approached to direct Maleficent’s next chapter. The Disney villain’s origin story had cast a spell on audiences…

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Watch an Exclusive Clip from the Season Premiere of Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure

By Beth Deitchman

If you keep wondering and wondering (and wondering and wondering) when Rapunzel’s new adventures will begin, you’re in luck. Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure kicks off its third season on Monday, October 7 (1–2 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app.

We’ve got an exclusive clip from the special one-hour season premiere,…

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How to Celebrate Halloween at Disneyland without Leaving Your Hotel

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Halloween time is when the goblins and ghoulies come out from their hiding places to cause frightful fun around Disneyland Resort—but some days we’d rather kick back, relax, and stay out our hotels. Do ghosts ever lounge by the pool? Do creepy creeps eat crepes at brunch? What is there to do when you love spooky sights but also love relaxing…

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Star Wars Resistance Soars to New Heights—and Adventures in Season Two

By Savannah Salazar

“The sky’s the limit for season two.”

Dressed in a deep purple blazer over a Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back shirt, Suzie McGrath, the voice of Tam Ryvora, beams with excitement as she talks to us about the upcoming final season of Star Wars Resistance, including what lies ahead for Tam and the rest of Team Fireball after the rousing…

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Just Roll With It: You Decide LIVE! Scares Up the Most Spooktacular Scenario of All

By Beth Deitchman

They’ve eaten sardines with a vanilla ice cream chaser. They’ve plunged into a root beer float dunk tank. They’ve even shared their stage with a pig. But on Friday, October 4 (9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT), the cast of Just Roll With It face their most challenging scenario yet as the producers unveil some new tricks that make for an amazing treat…

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How Wonderful! Inside the Majestic Maleficent: Mistress of Evil World Premiere

By Zach Johnson

Well, well… imagine our delight when we received an invitation to attend the world premiere of The Walt Disney Studios’ latest live-action adventure film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Hosted at the famed El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, thousands of fans lined Hollywood Blvd. to get a glimpse of Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Michelle…

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