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5 Spellbinding Stories from the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Press Conference

By Zach Johnson

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is no fairy tale, in the words of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith… but it is a worthy sequel to Maleficent, a film that grossed over $750 million worldwide after its May 2014 release. The main cast is back, starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Elle Fanning as Aurora and Sam Riley as Diaval. In addition to…

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Joachim Ronning and Elle Fanning

How Director Joachim Rønning Made Magic in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By Zach Johnson

It’s not unusual to hear Joachim Rønning ask, “What’s next?”

After continuing the adventures of Jack Sparrow in Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ 2017 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Rønning was approached to direct Maleficent’s next chapter. The Disney villain’s origin story had cast a spell on audiences…

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Maleficent Premiere - iris

How Wonderful! Inside the Majestic Maleficent: Mistress of Evil World Premiere

By Zach Johnson

Well, well… imagine our delight when we received an invitation to attend the world premiere of The Walt Disney Studios’ latest live-action adventure film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Hosted at the famed El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, thousands of fans lined Hollywood Blvd. to get a glimpse of Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Michelle…

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Halloween Treats Disney Roundup Irisi

7 Un-boo-lievably Good Eats-and-Treats at Disney Parks

By Savannah Salazar

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. The Halloween season brings a chill of utter excitement around the parks from the Mickey-shaped pumpkins paving the streets, to Disney friends donning their best (and not-so-scariest) costumes and our favorite villains taking center stage. Plus, how could we…

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30 Days of Disney Freeform

Keep up with “30 Days of Disney” on Freeform

By Savannah Salazar

Nothing is better than a Disney movie night, well, unless it’s 30 Disney movie nights! Freeform is celebrating all things Disney this September with their special “30 Days of Disney” programming, highlighting Disney villains, singalongs, pirates and sheroes, along with a brand-new special, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—Adventure Awaits,…

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Bo Peep is Back in Toy Story 4 and Black Panther Returns—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

See a beloved character in action once again, and find out where you can see a Best Picture nominee for free… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Fan Fave Bo Peep Will Re-Team with Woody and Pals in Toy Story 4

We’ve got some sheep-rific news to share, especially for fans of the Toy…

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Maleficent II

Maleficent II Begins Production for An Enchanting New Adventure

By Jocelyn Buhlman

One of Disney’s most iconic villains is returning to cast her magic over Disney fans everywhere. Production has begun at Pinewood Studios and locations around the U.K. on Maleficent II, the enchanting  sequel to 2014’s Maleficent. Picking up several years after the original film explored the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most…

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Walt Disney Archives Presents—A Pirate's Life for Me: Disney's Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs exhibit

Disney’s Pirates are Coming to D23 Expo in Brand-New Walt Disney Archives Exhibit

By Nicole Nalty

If ye be seekin’ adventure at D23 Expo, don’t miss this year’s exclusive exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents––A Pirate’s Life for Me: Disney’s Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs.” Located on the Expo show floor, this 12,000-square-foot exhibit will celebrate some of Disney’s most popular pirates with unproduced artwork,…

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