Disney Dinos

Your Guide to a Dino-Mite Disney+ Marathon

By Jocelyn Buhlman Today marks the 30th anniversary of the fan-favorite ABC television series Dinosaurs, which means only one thing: It’s time for a re-watch! If you are a dinosaur enthusiast, (much like this author) you might ask yourself: Why stop there? Your journey into the dinos of Disney has only begun, and thanks to …

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D23 March Hare Mania 2021

Meet the Dashing Disney Dinos from D23’s March Hare Mania 2021 Bracket

By Jocelyn Buhlman Millions of years ago, these mighty creatures roamed the Earth—and now we’re putting them in the ultimate competition against another mighty species: Dragons! This year’s D23 March Hare Mania bracket asks you to vote for your favorite Disney dinos and dragons to see who will reign supreme. Not sure which rockin’ reptile …

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Igor Stravinsky

Fantasia at 80: Exploring Stravinsky

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Igor Stravinsky. The Rite of Spring (1913), streaming now on Disney+ Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Fantasia: 00:39:37-01:05:17 Igor Stravinsky, like Tchaikovsky, started to study law before he realized that music would be his true career path. …

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Celebrate 80 Years of Fantasia with 5 Fantastic Facts

Since November 1940, Fantasia has enchanted fans of all ages with its magical mix of animation and music. The works of eight composers are featured in the film (The Walt Disney Archives has been spotlighting them all month long), complementing the artistry of Disney Legends such as Les Clark and Woolie Reitherman and making it …

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Fantasia at 80: Exploring Tchaikovsky

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Nutcracker Suite (1892), streaming now on Disney+ Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–93) Fantasia: 00:13:39-00:28:47 Pyotr Tchaikovsky took piano and music theory lessons starting from a young age, but still decided to study law when he …

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Fantasia at 80: Exploring Ponchielli and Dukas

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Amilcare Ponchielli and Paul Dukas. “The Dance of the Hours” (Act III, Scene 2) from La Gioconda (1876), streaming now on Disney+ Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886) Fantasia: 01:36:10-01:49:19 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1897), streaming now on Disney+ …

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Fantasia at 80: Exploring Mussorgsky

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Modest Mussorgsky. St. John’s Night on the Bare Mountain (1867), streaming now on Disney+ Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) Fantasia: 01:49:20-01:59:18 The 19th-century composer, Modest Mussorgsky, was a member of the Russian nationalist school known as “The …

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Fantasia at 80: Exploring Schubert

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Franz Schubert. Ave Maria (1825), streaming now on Disney+ Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Fantasia: 01:58:22-02:04:15 Franz Schubert may not be a household name like Beethoven, but he too was an important figure in bringing about the …

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Fantasia At 80: Exploring Beethoven

By Katie Strobel, Walt Disney Archives We’re continuing our Fantasia (1940) composer series by exploring the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”) (1808), streaming now on Disney+ Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Fantasia: 01:12:14-01:36:09 Ludwig van Beethoven is one of those historical figures who is often used to show the bridging …

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