Disney A to Z 5th Edition

Behind the Scenes of the New Disney A to Z with Dave Smith

By D23 Team

For anyone who’s curious about The Walt Disney Company, this comprehensive encyclopedia is your one-stop guide! Filled with significant achievements, short biographies, historic dates, comprehensive lists, and tons of trivia, this newly updated collection covers all things Disney—from A to Z—through about 8,000 entries and more than 800…

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The Art of Minnie Mouse

This Minnie Mouse Art is as Adorable as Minnie Herself

By Nicole Nalty

Is there anyone cuter than Minnie Mouse? She’s been America’s sweetheart since her debut in 1928, and although her look has changed over the years (as every fashion icon’s does!), Minnie is fabulous in any style.

With Minnie as a muse, nearly 100 artists from The Walt Disney Company shared their varied interpretations of the iconic mouse for…

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The Hag, Ursula, and Sheriff of Nottingham

Get a Wickedly Wild Inside Look at Disney Villains: Delightfully Evil

By Jennifer Eastwood

The greatest heroes must face the greatest villains. For decades, Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios have been dreaming up some of the most iconic and malevolent villains ever to grace the silver screen. Disney Villains: Delightfully Evil is not just a comprehensive catalog, but a showcase of rare concept art, story sketches,…

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Fantasia artwork

Wondrous Images from The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921–1968

By Courtney Potter

“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can achieve,” said Walt Disney. One of the 20th century’s most prolific—and successful—innovators, Disney created entire worlds through his use of state-of-the-art technology and imaginative storytelling. The animated films created under his tenure (until his passing in 1966) are classics…

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Mushu concept art

How Disney Dragons are Drawn to Life

By Jonathan McMullen

As you can probably gather from our recent stories here and here, we absolutely love Disney dragons. So when our friends at Disney Editions gave us the opportunity to get a closer look at their new book, The Art of Disney’s Dragons, we jumped at the opportunity to share it with Disney fans!

Imagine if a single sketchbook had been passed…

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Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion

From Regions Beyond, Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion

By Nicole Nalty

Fans of the classic-yet-creepy tune from Haunted Mansion, rejoice! The lyrics of “Grim Grinning Ghosts” are brought to (after)life as readers follow our happiest haunts through the Haunted Mansion in this spookily stunning picture book. Inspired by the fan-favorite song and intended for the child in all of us, keep an eye out for fun Easter eggs,…

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Disney A to Z 5th edition

EXCLUSIVE: First Look at the New Disney A to Z

By Nicole Nalty

Think you’re an expert on all things Disney? Even the biggest Disney fan can learn a thing or two from Disney A to Z! Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia has long been heralded as the ultimate guide to all things Disney. Written by Disney Legend Dave Smith, founder of the Walt Disney Archives, the all-new…

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Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

EXCLUSIVE: Read the First Chapter of Tales from the Haunted Mansion

By Nicole Nalty

Fans of the Haunted Mansion, we have some pretty ghoul news for you! We’ve just received a sympathetic vibration from a ghost—or Ghost Host, you might say—who’s giving D23 readers early access to the first chapter of Tales from the Haunted Mansion, a new chapter book series based on the Disney Parks attractions.

The Haunted Mansion is…

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Dave Smith

Dave Smith’s New Book Spotlights Fans’ Burning Questions

By Steven Vagnini

Since starting his “Ask Dave” question-and-answer column in the early 1980s, Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith has answered thousands of burning questions from Disney fans all over the world. In 2012, a collection of these answers was published in a book—Disney Trivia from the Vault—and just this month, the all-new…

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