Great Grapes: The Disney Family of Wines

By Nicole Nalty

We love all things Disney for so many reasons, not the least of which are the creativity and careful thought that go into each attraction, film, TV episode—the list goes on and on! At Disney Parks, even a glass of wine tells a story—as only Disney can. The Disney Family of Wines is a carefully curated wine list featuring vineyards that have a…

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John Lasseter Reflects on 30 Years of Pixar

In 1986 John Lasseter made a decision that would not only forever change his life, but also the face of animation. He was working at Lucasfilm in the Computer Graphics Group when owner George Lucas decided to sell the division to Steve Jobs. He was given a choice, stay with Lucasfilm and work at Lucas’ visual effects company, Industrial Light & Magic, or take a…

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The Stuff of (Disney) Legends at D23 EXPO 2015

Thousands of Disney’s most loyal and passionate fans headed to Hall D23 this morning at the Anaheim Convention Center to watch as The Walt Disney Company honored the eight—make that nine!—newest inductees into the prestigious circle of Disney Legends. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted this historic event, which marked the fourth time the Disney Legends…

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photo portrait of George Lucas

George Lucas

Few filmmakers, no matter how successful, can claim to have created an entire universe—much less one that defined generations of young filmgoers—but that’s exactly what George Lucas did with Star Wars, the biggest film phenomenon of its time, and one that continues to make new fans to this day.

George Walton Lucas, Jr. grew up in Modesto, California. A…

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The 411 on the 2015 Disney Legends

What do Fred MacMurray, Ub Iwerks, Betty White, Sir Elton John, Frank and Ollie, Barbara Walters, Steve Jobs and Annette Funicello have in common?
These distinguished individuals are all Disney Legends. For 28 years, The Walt Disney Company has proudly honored those who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy by naming them Disney Legends. Fred…

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2015 Disney Legends

Announcing the 2015 Disney Legends

For 28 years, The Walt Disney Company has proudly honored those who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy by naming them Disney Legends. Today, Disney announced the talented people who will be celebrated in a special awards ceremony at D23 EXPO 2015.

Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, All My Children star Susan Lucci, and…

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George Lucas and Fairuza Balk on the set of Return to Oz

George Lucas Goes to Oz

In this behind-the-scenes production photo, we see a young Fairuza Balk on the set of Return to Oz (1985) with George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars universe. Lucas attended a few days of the film’s principal photography to support his colleague, and Oz director, Walter Murch. Notice Lucas’ Mickey Mouse sweater—perhaps a nod to the rich creative legacy that Walt…

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