alice in wonderland plush

D23 Exclusive Alice in Wonderland by Mary Blair 70th Anniversary Plush — Queen of Hearts and Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum

By the D23 Team

You’ll lose your head—proverbially speaking, of course—for D23’s exclusive Alice in Wonderland plush modeled after pre-production art by Disney Legend Mary Blair. The October release includes the Queen of Hearts and Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum. These collectible, uniquely detailed plush toys commemorate the film’s 70th anniversary.

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it's a small world Mary Blair concept art

Disney Parks Fans Need to See This Gallery of it’s a small world Concept Art from Disney Legend Mary Blair

By Jocelyn Buhlman

If you’ve been to a Disney park, you’ve probably experienced the pastel-colored joy of it’s a small world in some capacity. Whether you’ve enjoyed a boat ride with the children of the world, watched the clock tower announce the time with a fanfare of celebration, or just gotten the Sherman Brothers’ classic song stuck in your head……

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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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Walt Disney with the it's a small world model

From the Office of Walt Disney: The World’s Fair and Mary Blair

Join Disney Legends Marty Sklar and Tony Baxter to discover how Walt Disney, illustrious artists, and WED Imagineers developed groundbreaking entertainment for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair!

The featured notecard is one of 23 reproduced treasures from the Walt Disney Archives, celebrating major milestones in the life and career of Walter Elias Disney. To…

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background painting of a bedroom chamber with wooden headboard and open window in gouache by a Disney Studio Artist for animated feature Cinderella

More Gorgeous Art from the Making of 1950’s Cinderella

To help celebrate the eagerly anticipated release of Cinderella, the spring issue of Disney twenty-three showcases visual-development images, courtesy of the Disney Animation Research Library, that inspired the making of Disney’s 1950 animated classic. We found the artwork so lavish and gorgeous that we wanted to share some more of this art with you. We hope you…

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Exploratory Art of Lee and Mary Blair

One of the most iconic art styles to have emerged from the ranks of Disney Studio artists over the years is undoubtedly that of the incomparable Mary Blair. Instantly recognizable in color and composition, Mary’s whimsical artwork has enchanted generations of Disney fans. Where Mary has an immensely important place in the pantheon of Disney history, some may not know…

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Mary Blair

Mary Blair

An imaginative color stylist and designer, Mary Blair helped introduce modern art to Walt Disney and his Studio, and, for nearly 30 years, he touted her inspirational work for his films and theme parks alike. Animator Marc Davis, who put Mary’s exciting use of color on par with Matisse, recalled, “She brought modern art to Walt in a way that no one else did. He was…

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