The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

Did You Know? 9 Striking Notes About The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

By Jim Fanning

Better get ready to hear, better get ready to cheer—here comes The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band! Released on March 21, 1968, this delightful slice of cinematic Americana tells the musical story of the Bower clan—Grandpa (Walter Brennan), father and mother (Disney Legend Buddy Ebsen and Janet Blair), and eight musically precocious…

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haunted Mansion

8 Disney Myths Every Disney Fan Needs to Know

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Did Walt design the Animation building to secretly be a hospital? And WHO is that mustachioed singing bust inside the Haunted Mansion? D23 investigated the most famous Disney myths and has the surprising truths every Disney fanatic should know.

MYTH: Walt Disney personally said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

While this…

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Kurt Russell pulling a cow

A Cow goes to College

The Disney Studios’ iconic Animation Building was “cast” as mythical Medfield College in more than one Disney film, including The Strongest Man in the World (1975) in which Disney Legend Kurt Russell—playing Dexter Riley—tried to boss around Bossy. Kurt’s frequent sidekick, Michael McGreevey, holds the door for the long-awaited moment when that cow…

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Kurt Russell with his Gogi wine

Exclusive: Kurt Russell Talks Gogi Wines and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By Jim Frye

Here’s something we can all toast!

With a bevy of great food, incredible chefs, and arguably some the most respected (and popular) vineyards anywhere in the world, California is a foodie paradise. Just ask Disney Legend Kurt Russell, who fell in love with the wine regions north of Los Angeles during film shoots and eventually created his own…

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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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Copper and Tod from Fox and the Hound

Did You Know? 9 Furry Facts from The Fox and the Hound

By Jim Fanning

Celebrate 35 years of being the best of friends with The Fox and the Hound (1981)! Described as “the story of two friends who didn’t know they were supposed to be enemies,” Disney’s twenty-fourth animated feature tells the heartfelt tale of Tod, a mischievous orphaned baby fox who becomes best friends with Copper, a playful puppy being raised…

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Kurt Russell playing baseball

Playing Baseball on the Disney Studio Lot

Disney Legend Kurt Russell and fellow Disney child actor Bryan Russell (no relation) play ball on the small-town set on the Disney Studio backlot. An aspiring pro, Kurt would make it as far at the minor leagues but a shoulder injury in 1973 would cut his athletic career short—but his Disney career has lasted for decades.

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Kurt Russell

5 Legendary Kurt Russell & Disney Collaborations

By Nicole Nalty

Kurt Russell truly is a Disney Legend! With a career spanning more than six decades, Russell has been in 12 Disney films (so far!) and made countless appearances at Disney events – you can even enjoy a glass of Russell’s wine at Disney Parks!

Here are just a few of Disney and Russell’s most magical meetings:

Follow Me, Boys!
The…

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