The Love Bug

Did You Know? 5 High-Speed Facts About The Love Bug

By Jim Fanning

Shifting for himself against all odds, that scrappy little speedster Herbie first sped into view 50 years ago when The Love Bug was released on March 13, 1969. This high-octane comedy hit about a Volkswagen “Beetle” with a mind—and heart—of its own is one of Disney’s most popular hits. Through the magic of Disney special effects, the lovable…

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D23 2019 Gold Member Gift

Unboxing the EXCLUSIVE D23 10 FAN-tastic Milestones Pin Set | D23 2019 Gold Member Gift

By the D23 Team

2019 is a milestone year for Disney fans. Not only does it mark the 10th anniversary of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, but many of our favorite Disney classics are celebrating big birthdays this year. There are all kinds of special anniversaries—from 90 years of getting spooked by The Skeleton Dance to 10 years of us holding back our tears…

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D23 Memories

10 FAN-tastic Memories from 10 D23 Team Members

By the D23 Team

Today marks our 10th anniversary since D23: The Official Disney Fan Club was founded, and since we’ve been sharing magical Disney moments with Disney fans. We love celebrating Disney with fans because we’re Disney fans, too! To help celebrate our milestone anniversary, we asked 10 of our team members to share their favorite moments from when we…

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D23 Gold Member gifts

So Much Swag! Unboxing 10 Years of D23 Gold Member Gifts

By Zach Johnson

In celebration of D23’s 10th anniversary, we’re unboxing the magic once again by taking a closer look at all the exclusive goodies our Gold Members have received over the years. From limited-edition lithographs to rare reproductions, D23 Gold Members have amassed quite a collection!

Without further ado, here is the complete list of annual D23…

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Walt Disney and Haunted Mansion

Test Your Disney Knowledge with The Ultimate Anniversary Quiz

By Karina Schink

This year is our 10th anniversary! That’s right—10 years ago today D23 became the first Official Disney Fan Club, and each year, it’s only gotten better. We’re honoring our first decade by testing your own Disney knowledge with a trivia quiz! But, this isn’t just any trivia quiz. Our Anniversary Quiz is filled with questions honoring each…

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Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers

Which Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers Character Are You Most Like?

By Jocelyn Buhlman

This year marks the 30th anniversary of our favorite two gumshoes who are picking up the slack. That’s right, Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers first debuted in 1989, and 30 years later we are still marathoning this Disney Afternoon classic (and getting the theme song stuck in our head). Whether you fell in love with the team of daring…

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Sleeping Beauty

11 Royal Facts You Might Not Know About Sleeping Beauty

By Jim Fanning

Released on January 29, 1959, Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is celebrating 60 years of timeless characters, magnificent music of the classical kind, and dazzling animated artistry. One of the most elaborate animated features ever produced, this enchanting epic tells the spellbinding tale of a lovely princess cursed by an evil fairy to fall into a…

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Sleeping Beauty art

How Eyvind Earle’s Stunning Art Made Sleeping Beauty a “Moving Illustration”

By Charles Solomon

The amazing artwork of Sleeping Beauty has now become iconic for its unique detail and shape, but how did the stunning designs of this animated classic come to be?

The day Walt Disney put the first scenes from Sleeping Beauty into production, he told sequence director Eric Larson, “What we want out of this is a moving illustration. I don’t…

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10 Years of D23

10 Ways to Celebrate 10 Years of D23

By Jocelyn Buhlman

On March 10 of this year, we’ll be celebrating a very special day: Our tenth anniversary! Since 2009, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has been the place for fans to celebrate every magical aspect of the worlds of Disney, and this year we’re sprinkling some extra pixie dust on the fun. Check out the list below for 10 ways you can join in our…

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