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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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Elliott in Main Street Electrical Parade

Fierce Friends: Our Six Favorite Dragons in Disney Parks

By Courtney Potter

Dragons. Mythological creatures that can inspire both terror and trust… part reptile, part serpent, part bird, all legendary. The word “dragon” first entered the English language in the 13th century, but the very idea of this creature has its roots in ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia—after which, it literally spread around the world….

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Maleficent as a dragon in Sleeping Beauty

Our Hearts Burn For These Unforgettable Disney Dragons

By D23 Team

Dragons have always had a special place in our imaginations. With iconic features such as long necks, sharp claws, and leathery wings, they can be found in stories and art from cultures around the world—always with a unique style, but still undeniably dragons. In honor of Pete’s Dragon, opening in theaters on August 12, we’re taking a look at our…

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Maleficent

New Disney Movies A-Plenty—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Are You Ready? Tons of Disney Live Action Movies Announced!

With the mega-success of Disney’s The Jungle Book, our friends over at The Walt Disney Studios have just announced a veritable smorgasbord of Disney Live-Action films! While exact release dates are still being decided, we can give you a rundown of some of the projects you can look…

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Gamora, Aliens, and Kermit the Frog

Who’s the Greenest of Them All this St. Patrick’s Day?

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, when all of us have a little bit of the “luck o’ the Irish”! Named for the patron saint of Ireland, the holiday was made official in the early 17th century; here in the United States, it’s seen as a celebration of Irish (and Irish-American) culture, and features numerous parades… not to mention, the traditional “wearing of the…

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Hey Disney Villains! Try these New Year’s Resolutions

January is upon us, which means resolutions are on everyone’s mind. Hoping to get back to the gym? Aiming to read a new book every month? We’ve all got goals for the new year, which got us to thinking: What if our favorite Disney Villains realized the error of their ways and made resolutions of their own? We decided to help a few of ‘em along with some…

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Collage of Disney Characters from Various Films

Disney Films Receive Nine Oscar Nominations

With the Oscar® telecast coming up this Sunday, pop culture junkies and office comrades around the country are passing around ballots to try to guess who will win on the big night.
D23 is all about giving a voice to the fans, so we decided, “To heck with guessing!”—we’re going to let you vote!
Thanks for voting! See who won below.
Best Critter in a Supporting…

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