Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

7 Disney Characters to Inspire Your Giving Spirit

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Today, we celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and all the magic and joy he brought to the world. During this holiday season, magic is important—not just the magic in our own lives, but the magic we can bring to others when we give back. In honor of Walt’s legacy, we encourage you to give to others this holiday season and help make our world a…

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Sibling quiz

Which Disney Character is Your Sibling?

By D23 Team

We all feel like Disney characters are part of our family, but what if you were actually related to one of them? To celebrate National Sibling Day, we’ve cast our Disney magic over your family tree, so you can find out which Disney character is your sibling!

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Cri-kee from Mulan

9 Disney Good Luck Charms to Keep in Mind on Saint Patrick’s Day

By Megan Deppe

Even the most thrilling adventures benefit from a little good fortune, and Disney movies abound with good luck charms that have given our heroes an extra boost on their journeys. With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you may want to seek out one of these talismans (to pair with your green shirt) as you celebrate the festive day!

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lady and the tramp

7 Movies to Watch at Christmastime that Aren’t About Christmas (Or Are They?)

By Megan Deppe

It’s that time of year again: The snow is piling up outside, and all you want to do is snuggle under a blanket with some hot chocolate and watch some movies to get into the Christmas spirit. While holiday-themed movies such as The Santa Clause or A Christmas Carol may come to mind first, sometimes there are less traditional film options that feature…

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Disney moms

Which Disney Mom is Your Mom Most Like?

By Jocelyn Buhlman

It takes more than just faith, trust, and Pixie Dust to raise the next generation of Disney fans, and while every mom is a hero, they can’t all be the stars of a Disney movie. It’s OK, though, because if you’ve got a magical mother, there’s a strong chance there’s a Disney mom who reminds you of her. Why not celebrate Mother’s Day the…

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Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, and Bambi

Get to Know the Animators Behind Your Favorite Disney Films

Celebrate some of the most legendary artists behind classic Disney animated films with this year’s D23 Member Gift.

By Greg Ehrbar

The first “nine old men” were Supreme Court justices—all more than 90 years old—who were trying to block President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” in the mid-1930s. When Walt Disney selected his first-string…

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Burny Mattinson

5 Fascinating Facts—Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

By Steven Vagnini

“Animation is 75 percent thinking and 25 percent drawing,” Disney Legend and Walt Disney Animation Studios animation director Burny Mattinson once said. “Everything must be carefully thought out first. Our animators not only have to think like actors but have to figure out how to get that performance across on paper and on the screen. Our…

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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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Lady and the Tramp kiss

17 Disney Kisses to Count Down to the New Year

It’s almost time to count down to the new year! We’ve reflected on our favorite moments from 2016, figured out the guest list for an unbelievable New Year’s party… we’re ready to ring in 2017. But before the clock strikes 12, “aww” over some of the sweetest Disney smooches. We hope you have a happy new year! And make sure to check out the Disney Gif app,…

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Lilo & Stitch holiday art

A Behind-the-Sketch Look: Art from Favorite Disney Holiday Moments

By Nicole Nalty

Whether it’s Mickey and Minnie exchanging gifts in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, or Lady popping up out of a hatbox on Christmas in Lady and the Tramp, there’s something about holiday moments in Disney films that have just an extra sprinkling of pixie dust. Our friends at the Animation Research Library preserve the artwork from these and…

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