Fantasia 2000

Q&A with Eric and Susan Goldberg About the Magical, Musical World of Fantasia 2000

By Jocelyn Buhlman

This month, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fantasia 2000, which invited a new generation of Disney animators to showcase their talents as they visually interpreted classical compositions in the style of 1940’s Fantasia. To celebrate this stunning film’s milestone anniversary, we sat down with supervising director Eric Goldberg and…

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Hercules panel

Zero to Hero: The Making of Hercules | D23 Expo 2017 Highlights

Fans of Hercules got to go the distance when directors Ron Clements and John Musker celebrated 20 years of the film at D23 Expo 2017 with a special panel featuring concept art, live-action reference footage, rare footage of unreleased songs, and an amazing performance from Susan Egan. Watch highlights from this heroic presentation below. Tickets for D23 Expo 2019 go on…

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Maui from Moana

How 2D Animation Brings Moana’s Mini Maui to Life

By Courtney Potter

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest film, Moana, sails into a cinema near you this month, and with it comes the story of a fierce young woman on a journey of self-discovery, a mighty demigod looking to regain his hero status, and some truly epic adventure! Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the film introduces some major CG animation…

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Dead Man's Chest from Pirates of the Caribbean

23 Disney Details You Will Love at Shanghai Disney Resort

by Jeffrey Epstein

Shanghai Disney Resort is truly larger than life. From the dazzling Enchanted Storybook Castle (the largest castle in any Disney park) and the imposing Roaring Mountain (home to the beastly Q’aráq) with its gushing waterfalls, to the heart-stopping TRON Lightcycle Power Run and spectacular Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken…

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Still the Fairest—And Most Inspiring—of All

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, has appeared on most of the world’s “best-film” lists since debuting in 1937. Along with Citizen Kane, it is considered one of the greatest, most influential movies ever made. All these decades later it’s still easy for viewers, young and young at heart, to be drawn into the…

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Watch Eric Goldberg Create Unique Holiday Artwork—Just for You!

Watch animator Eric Goldberg—whose hand is behind some truly “animated” stars from the Genie (Aladdin) to Louis the alligator (The Princess and the Frog)—draw favorite Disney characters in an exclusive piece of artwork!

After watching, don’t forget to download your own copy of this piece—created by Eric especially for D23 Days of Christmas.

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Download an Eric Goldberg Artwork Printout

Longtime Disney animator Eric Goldberg lent his talents to The Princess and the Frog, Hercules, Fantasia/2000, and The Emperor’s New Groove—but he’s probably best known for bringing the Genie to life in 1992’s Aladdin. Today’s craft is truly special; it’s an exclusive image drawn just for D23 by Eric himself, featuring the Genie and some Disney…

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Watch Eric Goldberg Create Unique Holiday Artwork

Watch animator Eric Goldberg—whose hand is behind some truly “animated” stars from the Genie (Aladdin) to Louis the alligator (The Princess and the Frog)—draw favorite Disney characters in an exclusive piece of artwork!

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Never Had a Friend Like D23 — Event Recap

This summer D23 asked Disney fans from around the country to decide where we would grant “three wishes”—three special Aladdin screening events to celebrate the film’s Diamond Edition release. After voting, 25 cities became six, which duked it out on social media. The winning “kingdoms”? Phoenix, Sacramento, and Seattle.

So on September 19 and 20, the D23…

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