Mary Poppins on the Lot

D23’s Practically Perfect Morning at Walt Disney Studios

By Jocelyn Buhlman

On Saturday, September 15, D23 Gold Members stepped in time to The Walt Disney Studios to celebrate Walt Disney’s beloved classic Mary Poppins on the big screen!

Our supercalifragilisticexpialidocious event began with a special presentation by Disney artist and historian Stacia Martin, who took guests through a history of the songs…

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mary poppins screening recap

D23 Celebrates a Jolly Holiday at Walt Disney World

By Tyler Slater

On Saturday, September 8, winds in the east brought D23 Gold Members to Disney Springs to celebrate Walt Disney’s beloved classic Mary Poppins on the big screen!

The practically perfect morning began with a special presentation by Disney Imagineer Doug Griffith! Doug’s presentation, “The Fundamentals of Audio-Animatronics®

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mary poppins

Mary Poppins Takes a Break

In between making movie magic for Mary Poppins (1964), Julie Andrews catches up on the news as co-star and fellow Disney Legend Karen Dotrice is entranced by the Audio-Animatronics® figure of a robin, whose control wires were hidden under Ms. Andrews’ sleeve.

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mary poppins walt disney

Mary Poppins and Walt Disney Tea Time

Utilizing the table and chairs from the Jolly Holiday sequence in Mary Poppins (1964), Disney Legend Julie Andrews pours a cupful for the gentleman who brought the fantastically popular musical fantasy to the screen. Thanks to Walt Disney’s vision in casting the Broadway star ad the enchanting nanny in her film debut—for which Julie won an Academy Award® as…

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Disney Spring movies

Await the Return of Spring with These Favorite Disney Movies

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)
Several…

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jiminy - disney mentors

12 Disney Mentors Who Inspire Us to Greatness

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…

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Moana

13 Disney Songs to Inspire Your Best Year Yet

By Megan Deppe

As the year draws to a close, you’re probably getting excited to make big changes for 2018. You’re compiling New Year’s resolutions, stocking up on healthy foods, and maybe even planning a huge life change, like moving to a new state or starting a new job. Sometimes going through major changes can be scary and you look for ways to keep up your…

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2018 D23 Calendar of Events

D23’s Lineup of Events for 2018

In 2018, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club brings a new roster of events for fans around the country to enjoy. Click here to get more details on upcoming events.

Check out our 10 helpful tips for D23 events.

Event calendar:

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LOCATION

Jan 12
Lunch with a Disney Legend — Bob Gurr
Burbank, CA

Jan 13
The…

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Under appreciated Sherman Brothers songs

13 Underrated Sherman Brothers Songs to Enjoy Today!

By Courtney Potter

Music. It’s one of the most memorable components of any Disney movie. From Snow White’s lilting “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” to Moana’s resolute “How Far I’ll Go,” music propels each and every Disney story to the next level—of comedy, of adventure, of romance, and of plain ol’ fun. And no two people have influenced the…

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Richard Sherman, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Sherman

The Sherman Brothers Visit Cherry Tree Lane

During the filming of Mary Poppins (1964) in 1963, songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman pay a visit to Sound Stage 2 on the Burbank Studio lot to pose with stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, thumbing it on the Cherry Tree Lane set. According to the Sherman brothers, this is the most reproduced photo of the songwriting duo.

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