Producer Don Hahn Explores the 20 Year Legacy of Atlantis: The Lost Empire

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Lost deep in the ocean, Atlantis was once a mighty kingdom but now hidden away, seemingly forever… at least until a brave expedition crew set out on an epic quest that has captured our imaginations for 20 years. Atlantis: The Lost Empire is an animated film like no other, introducing fans to a strange and intricate world where crystals power…

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Disney twenty-three Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin honors the revered work of the Archives in preserving more than 100 years of Disney treasures—plus, producer and director Don Hahn previews his new Disney+ film Howard, exclusive interviews with Kermit the frog and Miss Piggy, and Sir Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judy Dench, and Josh Gad preview Artemis Fowl.

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D23 Inside Disney Special Episode | Celebrating Disney Classics

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D23 Inside Disney celebrates beloved Disney classics with the people who made them. Join hosts Candice, Sheri, and Jeffrey along with legendary producer/director Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Maleficent, and more), and Disney Legend Paige O’Hara…

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D23 Expo Walt Disney Archives Stage schedule

See the Walt Disney Archives Stage Schedule

The Walt Disney Archives Stage is back for D23 Expo 2017! See the schedule of panels and presentations below, and click here for the full D23 Expo 2017 lineup.
Friday, July 14

“Out of the night, when the full moon is bright” – 60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro (11:30 a.m.) –– The story of Zorro was a special one for Walt Disney, but it wasn’t…

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Tales of the Songs and Score for Beauty and the Beast

By Alexander Rannie

In hindsight it seems a no-brainer that Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s 30th animated feature, would have begun life as a musical. But as many folks know, this wasn’t the case. Songwriters Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, fresh off their success with The Little Mermaid, immediately began working on songs for Aladdin. Beauty and the Beast was…

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast: Journey to a Classic

By Jim Fanning

A beastly leading man, a bookworm princess, a brittle brood of supporting characters in a story confined to a dark castle. These unlikely elements make up one of the most well-known yet unlikely fairy tales ever—and only the magic of Disney animation could bring it to the screen with such unforgettable enchantment. As Beauty and the Beast (1991)…

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How to Make a Beauty Fall in Love with a Beast

By William Keck

One of the greatest challenges facing the creative team behind Beauty and the Beast was convincing their audience that a lovely young French maiden with her head buried in books could fall in love with a monstrous buffalo-headed creature sporting a lion’s mane, wolf’s tail and the tusks of a boar.

Not to mention making the story appropriate…

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A Marvelous Night at the D23 San Diego Member Mixer

By Tyler Slater

In the heart of downtown San Diego at the Hard Rock Hotel on July 22, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members had a marvelous time at the D23 Member Mixer!

During the complimentary event, guests represented their favorite characters from Disney, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and of course, that galaxy far, far away. In addition, they also had opportunity…

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