Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Disney Beauty and the Beast—Inside Stories from the Animated Classic to the New Live-Action Film

Exclusive: Stunning New Beauty and the Beast Book Cover Revealed

By D23 Team There’s a lot of buzz around Beauty and the Beast right now… We recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the animated classic, and we’re impatiently waiting for the live-action film to debut on March 17. In the meantime, we’re marveling over this stunning cover for an all-new edition of Tale as Old …

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23 Books Every Disney Fan Needs to Read

By D23 Team Chilly weather makes for the perfect excuse for cozying up by the fireplace with a book, or two—or in this case…23! We’ve rounded up 23 recent releases that are perfect for any Disney fan––you could even start your own Disney book club! Can we come? Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia …

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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 images. Dave Smith, chief …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 in every sense of …

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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 …

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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 …

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