D23 Expo 2019 Centerstage highlights

Magical Moments Take Center Stage at D23 Expo 2019

By Savannah Salazar

D23 Expo 2019 may have come and gone but the magical moments live on. Last week, fans gathered at the ultimate Disney fan event to experience fantastic panels, shopping, surprises and more. From Hall D23 to the vast fun of the show floor, excitement could be found in every corner of the Anaheim Convention Center, and Center Stage was no…

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Marc Davis panel D23 Expo 2019

Marc Davis In His Own Words—Imagineering the Disney Parks Panel Celebrates the Timeless Work of One of Disney’s Greatest Artists

By Max Lark

Had his Disney career ended with what he accomplished as an animator, Marc Davis would be considered one of the greatest artists in Disney history. But in 1962, Walt Disney moved Davis from Walt Disney Feature Animation to WED Enterprises (later Walt Disney Imagineering), where he would become a driving force behind the designs of some of the most iconic…

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Bambi

Animator Paul Felix Shares Why Bambi is Still “Deer” to Our Hearts 75 Years Later

By Jocelyn Buhlman

On August 13, 2017, we are delighted to celebrate 75 years of the animated classic Bambi, which recently was released as part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Not only is it a classic film beloved by Disney fans everywhere, this film has also en-deer-ed itself to animators and artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Animator Paul Felix,…

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D23 Expo Walt Disney Archives Stage schedule

See the Walt Disney Archives Stage Schedule

The Walt Disney Archives Stage is back for D23 Expo 2017! See the schedule of panels and presentations below, and click here for the full D23 Expo 2017 lineup.
Friday, July 14

“Out of the night, when the full moon is bright” – 60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro (11:30 a.m.) –– The story of Zorro was a special one for Walt Disney, but it wasn’t…

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Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, and Bambi

Get to Know the Animators Behind Your Favorite Disney Films

Celebrate some of the most legendary artists behind classic Disney animated films with this year’s D23 Member Gift.

By Greg Ehrbar

The first “nine old men” were Supreme Court justices—all more than 90 years old—who were trying to block President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” in the mid-1930s. When Walt Disney selected his first-string…

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it's a small world exterior at Disneyland

Where in the small world Can You Find These Classic Creatures?

By Nicole Nalty

It’s the song heard ’round the world—about the world! it’s a small world is celebrating its 50th year at Disneyland park and it’s not hard to see why: With stunning design by Mary Blair and Rolly Crump, music by the Sherman brothers, and character design and costume design by Marc Davis and Alice Davis, respectively, it’s no surprise that…

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23 Questions With Alice Davis

Alice Estes Davis instantly makes you feel at ease. Her home, in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles where she’s lived since the late 1950s, resembles a museum more than a dwelling. Alice, along with her husband and fellow Disney Legend, Marc Davis, moved here not long after they were married, and the rooms are brimming with his sketches and paintings, as well as an…

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Snow Queen concept sketch

Lesser-Known Characters from “Enchanted Snow Palace”

In the late 1970s, Imagineer Marc Davis envisioned the “Enchanted Snow Palace,” an attraction that would have transported guests into the icy realms of the Snow Queen with a hypnotizing musical score by composer Buddy Baker. Although Marc’s vision didn’t materialize at a Disney theme park, his masterful concept artwork lives on in the collection of the Walt…

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photo of entrance gate and bronze sign for Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

Thirteen Fun Facts About The Haunted Mansion

Because it’s one of Disney’s most beloved attractions, it’s only (super) natural that
everyone has their favorite story about The Haunted Mansion.
Here are 13 fun facts:

1. The Haunted Mansion is the only attraction located in four different lands in four different Disney Parks: New Orleans Square at Disneyland; Liberty Square at Walt Disney World; Fantasyland…

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