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Lasseter, Keane, and the Mickey’s Christmas Carol crew

Disney Legend Burny Mattinson, producer-director of Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) and his crew, including future Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, far left. Under Burny’s guidance, this youthful group of artists brought the Mouse back to the big screen after a 30-year absence. Their reward: an Academy Award®-nomination for Best Animated Short Film.

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Richard Sherman Performs Classics in Walt Disney’s Office Suite

(From left to right: Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, Disney Legend Richard Sherman and wife Elizabeth Sherman, Disney Legend Karen Dotrice,Disney and Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation President Ed Catmull, Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene Van Dyke, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production President Sean Bailey, Walt…

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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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D23 Fab Five: Ginnifer Goodwin’s Favorite Disney Experiences

In the Spring 2016 issue of Disney twenty-three, we asked Zootopia and Once Upon a Time actress Ginnifer Goodwin to name her favorite Disney movies. But knowing the D23 Charter Member was such a big Disney fan, we had a feeling she had some other “Disney favorites.” Here, she tells us about five Disney experiences that took her to infinity and…

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Ginnifer Goodwin Hops to It

Ginnifer Goodwin is an animal. We mean, she voices an animal in the new Walt Disney Animation Studios film Zootopia. As Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on the Zootopia police force, Goodwin is determined to make her mark—something Goodwin (a D23 Charter Member!) has been doing since she stepped into the enchanted world of Once Upon a Time as Snow White. In the…

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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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Exclusive: John Lasseter Talks Pixar Oscar® Nominations

“We screamed and yelled,” recalls John Lasseter upon hearing that Pixar films had received a spectacular three Academy Award® nominations last week—including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay for Inside Out and Best Animated Short Film for Sanjay’s Super Team.

“It’s a little tradition—I always get up and watch it live,” explains…

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