Every Wicked Way to Celebrate Descendants’ Fifth Anniversary

By Jocelyn Buhlman Today we’re celebrating a half-decade of deviousness from our favorite VKs (that’s short for “Villain Kids,” aka the children of some of Disney’s most feared villains). On this day in 2015, Disney’s Descendants debuted on Disney Channel—and three movies and a whole lot of mischief later, we’re still obsessed with Mal, Evie, …

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Disney Year in Review

Every Epic Disney Thing that Happened in 2017

By D23 Team As 2017 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to look back at some of the most magical Disney memories from this past year. We experienced brand-new immersive attractions at Disney parks around the world, and we were thrilled by blockbuster feature debuts at multiplexes close to home. The last 12 …

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Disney Pirates

Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with this Swashbuckling Quiz!

By Courtney Potter We here at D23 take International Talk Like a Pirate Day pretty seriously—and that’s because Disney has such a long, appropriately swashbuckling history with charming scoundrels of the sea. From 1950’s Treasure Island, to the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney parks (with its mega-popular film-franchise namesake), and everything in …

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Monsters University

Which Disney School Would You Rule?

By Courtney Potter “School days, school days… dear old golden rule days.” Yes, it’s back-to-school for students across the country—who are already prepping for big projects, big tests, and big sports games a-plenty. But imagine, if you will, what it might be like to attend a Disney high school or college… y’know, the kind of …

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Descendants 2

The Villain Kids are Dressed to Thrill in Descendants 2

By Beth Deitchman Kara Saun is tasked with making sure that evil is always in fashion. The designer—a finalist on the first season of the hit series Project Runway, and who recently served as judge for D23 Expo’s Mousequerade costume contest—is in her dream job, creating the costumes for the Villain Kids in Disney’s Descendants …

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Kenny Ortega

Descendants 2 Director Kenny Ortega’s Secrets to Building a Hit Disney Franchise

By Beth Deitchman He was the “playmaker” for Disney Channel’s much-loved High School Musical trilogy, but since 2015, director/choreographer/executive producer Kenny Ortega has had his head in a different game. Today, Descendants 2 premieres on an unprecedented six channels at once—a testament to the popularity of the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants, which introduced the …

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