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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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies At 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. He was 83. During an illustrious career spanning 54 years, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental in creating, enhancing and expanding Disney’s creative vision. Named a Disney Legend in 2001, he is best remembered and revered by fans around…

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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies At 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. He was 83. During an illustrious career spanning 54 years, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental in creating, enhancing and expanding Disney’s creative vision. Named a Disney Legend in 2001, he is best remembered and revered by fans around…

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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher will be instantly recognizable for her iconic performance as Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga. But throughout her career Carrie took on many roles—as an actress, author, playwright, screenwriter, and advocate for mental health awareness.

Carrie was born on October 21, 1956, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. She…

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Clyde Geronimi

Clyde Geronimi

You remember the scenes—a terrifying nighttime flight from the Headless Horseman, a romantic spaghetti dinner behind Tony’s Restaurant, and a remarkably Mad Tea Party. These and many other instantly recognizable moments from Disney’s animation history were created under the supervision of Clyde Geronimi.

Amid the Italian Alps in the town of Chiavenna, Clito…

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