D23 Expo 2019 Iris

D23 Expo 2019 Ticket Prices, Plus Haunted Mansion-themed Design Contest and the Return of Mousequerade

By D23 Team

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, August 23, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will take place August 23–25, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best…

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Burny Mattinson lunch

D23 Members Celebrate a Legendary Milestone with Burny Mattinson

By Justin Arthur

On Friday, D23 Members filled the beautiful Whitehall Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, for a legendary luncheon to celebrate an epic milestone—the 65-year service anniversary of Disney Legend Burny Mattinson!

The intimate Victorian venue, chosen to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, provided a…

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Burny Mattinson video

Celebrate the Record-Breaking Disney Career of Animator Burny Mattinson

Disney Legend Burny Mattinson joined The Walt Disney Company in 1953, starting as a traffic runner on the Studio lot and continuing into an amazing career in animation, helping create Disney classics such as Lady and the Tramp, The Great Mouse Detective, Robin Hood, Big Hero 6, and more. On June 4, 2018, Disney celebrated Mattinson’s unprecedented 65th anniversary…

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D23 Expo 2019

The D23 Expo 2019 Dates Are Here!

By D23 Team

All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again when D23 presents D23 Expo 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of August 23–25. Each of Disney’s magical worlds—including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars—will unite under one roof to celebrate what’s new and what’s on…

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harriet burns

Disneyland’s First Female Imagineer Helped Create Your Favorite Attractions

By Jocelyn Buhlman

When we think of classic Disneyland attractions, many minds wander to haunted houses, salty old pirates, and children of the world. One Imagineer had a hand in bringing all of them to life: Disney Legend Harriet Burns, the first woman ever hired by Walt Disney Imagineering in a creative capacity.

A “Model” Imagineer
This March,…

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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 months were marked by milestone anniversaries, and a…

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D23 2017 highlights

D23’s 2017 Year in Review

By D23 Team

It’s been an exciting year to be a Disney fan, and an even more awesome year to be a D23 Member! Take a look at a few 2017 D23 highlights below––we’ll see you in the new year with even more magic!

January: Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men
After taking D23 Gold Members behind the desk of Walt Disney in 2016, the 2017 D23 Gold Member gift…

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D23 2017 Gold Member Gift: Walt Disney's Nine Old Men

Animation Artifacts: The Nine Old Men Take the Spotlight

By Jim Fanning

Stars. They are meant to shine. And even when these bright lights are not necessarily noticed or significantly celebrated, their brilliance continues to sparkle. So it is with the true luminaries of animation as produced by Walt Disney, his top team of elite animators he affectionately nicknamed the Nine Old Men. This “starring” group of…

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Lunch with Russi Taylor

Lunch with Russi Taylor: All Lunches Should Be This Legendary

By D23 Team

On Friday, November 17, a group of D23 Gold and Gold Family Members gathered at The Walt Disney Studios for a legendary lunch with the one-and-only Russi Taylor. Since 1986, Russi has been the official voice of Minnie Mouse in hundreds of TV episodes, theme park experiences, animated shorts, and theatrical films.

Attendees gathered in a private…

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