Jenna Elfman

D23 Fab Five: Jenna Elfman’s Favorite Disney Movies

By Tim Lammers

Fifteen years after the conclusion of her sitcom Dharma and Greg, comedy great Jenna Elfman will celebrate her return to the ABC Primetime comedy lineup this spring with Imaginary Mary. In the series, Elfman stars as Alice, a successful ad executive whose imaginary childhood friend, Mary (voice of Rachel Dratch), turns up again in her life as she…

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Mary Poppins Returns

It’s a Jolly Holiday with Emily Blunt—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Emily Blunt is Practically Perfect in First Image from Mary Poppins Returns

Feel that? Somethin’ is brewin’… about to begin. Just a few days ago, Walt Disney Studios thrilled fans around the world with the first glimpse of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns, the all-new sequel to Disney’s legendary 1964…

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6 Degrees of Walt Disney 2017

6 Degrees of Walt Disney—How The 2017 Oscar® Nominees Relate to Walt

By Nicole Nalty

From live-action films to animated features, Walt Disney was a giant in the film industry (did you know he won 32 Academy Awards®?), so it’s no surprise that even the stars of today can be connected to Mr. Disney. Take a look below and see how the 2017 Actor and Actress in a Leading Role nominees can be traced back to Walt, and make sure to watch…

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Walt receiving an Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

These Disney Academy Awards Aren’t Your Normal Oscars®

By Becky Cline

On Oscar® Sunday, February 26, Hollywood’s best and brightest will again gather at the Dolby Theatre for the 89th annual Academy Awards®. Disney is nominated in six categories, with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana and Zootopia both nominated for best Animated Feature Film—continuing the legacy of Walt Disney, who still holds the record…

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Peter Pan's shadow

Shadowing Disney: 10 Shadows for Groundhog’s Day

By Jim Fanning

Looking to see your shadow today? Or do you leave that to Punxsutawney Phil, the celebrated groundhog who retreats back to bed for six more weeks of winter if he sees his shadow but promises an early spring if he doesn’t. Shadows have been part of Disney animation almost from the start, for according to master animators and Disney Legends Frank Thomas…

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disney characters

Get Inspired by These Disney “Fresh Starts”

By Courtney Potter

Welcome to 2017—the perfect time to make new goals, to devise new dreams, and to celebrate new beginnings. In need of some New Year’s inspiration of your own? Look no further than your favorite Disney films! Countless characters have faced all manner of trials and tribulations before conquering adversity and stepping—often with a smile and a…

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favorite disney party animals

Go Wild with 11 Disney “Party Animals”

By Courtney Potter

We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne…” Well, this is it: We’re about to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to a brand-new year. And like people around the country (and the globe), we’re ready to welcome 2017 with a good ol’ fashioned party—full of music, mirth, and merriment. Which got us to thinking… if we wanted to…

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Mary Poppins, Pinocchio, Disgust

11 Characters to Inspire Your Dapper Style at Disney Theme Parks

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Original concept art for Disney theme parks depicted guests stepping out in style in their dapper best for a day of fun. There’s something magical about putting on a snazzy dress or a sharp suit and making a real holiday out of your next trip to the parks—you feel like you’re one of Disneyland’s early guests from the 1950s, full of wonder…

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Darla, Edna Mode, Chip and Dale, Vanelope

13 Last-Minute Disney Character Costumes for a Magical Halloween

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Halloween is the time of year when you can tap into your Disney side and pretend to be some of your favorite characters for a night. But amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, sometimes there just isn’t time to make your own princess ball gown or superhero armor. D23 may not be a fairy godmother who can make your costume magically appear,…

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

6 Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks

By Courtney Potter

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum Satis Dee!” The 1971 film Bedknobs and Broomsticks is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year and D23 is commemorating the big occasion, with two fantastic events in California and Florida this fall!

Bedknobs and Broomsticks reunited the creative team behind Disney’s blockbuster Mary Poppins—including…

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