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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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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Backstage with Disney on Broadway

ABC to Air Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years Hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson

In celebration of Disney Theatrical Productions’ 20 years on Broadway, the ABC Television Network will air Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years, airing Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m. ET and hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of ABC’s Modern Family. This one-hour special, produced by Lincoln Square Productions, takes viewers on a…

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Cinderella Movie Poster

A New Cinderella Trailer, Inside Out, and Much More

Have a Ball Watching a New Trailer for Cinderella
We’re officially counting the hours, waiting for the clock to strike 12. But we’re not waiting for our coach to turn back into a pumpkin, we’re eagerly awaiting the release of Cinderella, which opens in theaters on March 13, 2015.

A new trailer debuted this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, and we have it…

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Christmas at Disneyland

The Holidays Arrive at Disneyland Resort

The Happiest Place on Earth just got merrier
—Anna and Elsa from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit Frozen join the annual holiday celebration at the Disneyland Resort. The holidays bring themed entertainment, sparkling decorations, delicious treats, festive traditions and holiday shopping to locations throughout the Resort.

Among the highlights of the season,…

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Disney and Lucasfilm Present Strange Magic

Strange Magic to be Released January 23, 2015

Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.
The film 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…

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