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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cel from Sleeping Beauty feature showing king and queen with baby princess

Sleeping Beauty is as Beautiful as Ever at 55

On this day in 1959, Sleeping Beauty was awakened in theaters across the country. Based on the classic fairy tale and including musical themes from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet version of the story, the entire look of the film was different from any animated movie ever produced, partly because of a budget that exceeded $6 million dollars—the most expensive of any of…

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Poster for Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas

Thirteen Disney Movies to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Okay, happy haunts.
Full of pirate ghosts, zombie dogs, witches, witches, and more witches, here are your unlucky 13 Disney movies that will get you in the macabre mood for this Halloween’s spooky season.
Hocus Pocus

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Toy Story of Terror

Into the Woods

Maleficent

Girl vs. Monster

Escape to Witch…

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Disney Villains as You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Before they terrorized our beloved heroes and heroines, Disney’s infamous villains went through many different versions in the hands of inspired animators. Take a look at these original character concepts and see if you can figure out which Disney villain each would eventually become.

ANSWERS: 1) King Candy from Wreck-It Ralph. 2) The…

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