By Kevin Kern, Walt Disney Archives
Mary Poppins represents a monumental work of artistry. From inception through development and production, the end result embodies a filmic experience so grand and unique that no one artistic stroke can take responsibility for the final product.
Walt Disney’s keen sense of craftsmanship and eye for quality helped him corral a…
By the D23 Team
Celebrate 50 years of Earth Day with a Disney twist! Across the worlds of Disney, plenty of classic characters have captured our hearts—Pascal, Judy Hopps, Simba, and Crush, just to name a few! And those characters are inspired by important animals from our own planet Earth. As part of the celebration, we put together a fun quiz to see if you can…
By Rick Lorentz, Walt Disney Archives
In its production heyday, The Walt Disney Studios had five sound stages and several backlot locations. Also located on the studio grounds were a costume department and prop warehouse. The proximity of wardrobe and set decoration made it convenient for production staff to prepare for filming. Another advantage to having such…
By Savannah Salazar
Today’s the day! Disney+ is finally here, and we’re excitedly adding every movie and series to our watchlist. But for the novice Disney fan, we put together a list of pivotal, must-see movies for any Disney fan. And so, in no particular order, we present 11 movies on Disney+ that are must-adds to your queue.
By Beth Deitchman
Talk about an E-ticket attraction—and we experienced all of it from our seat in Hall D23 at Disney Expo 2019! This morning, during an exciting presentation led by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek, an unbelievable array of new experiences and updates were revealed—from a new port of call for Disney Cruise Line to the…
By Jim Frye
“I honestly can’t remember why we kept most of this stuff to begin with,” says a grown-up Michael Banks, as he sifts through long-forgotten keepsakes in Mary Poppins Returns. He pauses to look at an old snow globe, dried out and bruised with age, but fans of the original film immediately identified the item as a key piece from the original 1964…
By D23 Team
If you’ll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort in November, you are in for a special treat! Find the perfect holiday gifts for the Disney fans in your life at the Disney Book Shop at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. There you can choose from a variety of titles about Disney history, art, and ingenuity. You’ll even have the chance to meet Disney…
By Karina Schink
The flowing ball gowns, the dashing princes, the mellifluous refrains of the score… These are just some of the things that begin to make a memorable and magical Disney dance. With the upcoming release of Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on November 2 (featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland), we took a look back at some of…
By Megan Deppe
No matter what the groundhog says, we’re all ready for winter to be over, and our minds are wandering to thoughts of flowers, rain, warm weather, and cute baby animals. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite springtime classics to warm your heart as you wait for the sun to peek out and warm the ground.
1. Silly Symphony (1929–39)
By Megan Deppe
Walt Disney once said, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children,” and entertainment that inspires both children and adults is part of his enduring legacy. So many beloved Disney films have featured mentors who’ve taught their mentees—and us!—very important lessons. After all, where would Hercules be if Phil hadn’t taught…