A Historic Premiere in Walt’s Hometown

By Steven Vagnini

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Great Locomotive Chase, D23 looks back at the film’s “Midwest premiere” in Marceline.

“I’m glad I’m a small town boy, and I’m glad Marceline was my town,” Walt Disney once wrote to the city’s residents. The quaint Missouri community, where young Walter lived from 1906 until 1911,…

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logo art for Walt Disney Pictures showing castle at sunset

Bill, Stratford, Connecticut

It is a stylized version of the Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty Castles. Viewers often chuckle because the water effect makes it look as if you would have to swim to get into the castle.

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Avi, Irvine, California

There have been 14 songs which have won Oscars for Disney: “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Under the Sea,” “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man),” “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New World,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Colors of the Wind,” “You Must Love Me,” “You’ll Be in My…

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LucasFilm's Strange Magic Characters

Disney Films We Can’t Wait to Watch in 2015!

Now that the New Year has arrived, we’re counting down the days ’til some of the most eagerly anticipated epic films from the Disney canon hit movie theaters.
Here’s what every Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm fan should add to their must-watch list for 2015:
Strange Magic—January 23
Cast: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam…

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Rob Marshall and James Lapine on the set of Into the Woods

Rob Marshall and James Lapine Discuss Evolving Into the Woods From Stage to Screen

In adapting Into the Woods for the screen, the creative team had some tough decisions to make.
How do you expand the world of the show onto film while staying true to its heart?
D23 spoke with director Rob Marshall and screenwriter James Lapine, who also wrote the musical’s book, about the tough—and not-so-tough—choices they had to make.
Q: You’ve done…

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Meryl Streep as the Witch, Into the Woods

Q&A With the Witch From Into the Woods

Why is this Witch different from those that have come before?
I changed my mind when this role came along because this Witch is quite different. First of all, she transforms. Her whole reason for being is to reverse a curse that has been placed on her; she sets in motion all sorts of devices and causes a dramatic upheaval in everybody’s lives.

How is Into the…

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LucasFilm Strange Magic

Watch a New Trailer for Strange Magic

Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial…

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