Soul Iris

Disney and Pixar Have Plenty of Soul—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Get ready to follow jazz musician Joe Gardner on an incredible journey, and go inside the world of Frozen 2 in a whole new way… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Disney and Pixar’s Soul: Introducing Joe Gardner…   
You heard about it at D23 Expo 2019, and now we have our first look at…

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Docter, Pete

Docter, Pete Writer/director at Pixar, who has helmed Monster’s Inc.; and Inside Out. Additionally, he wrote the story for Toy StoryToy Story 2, and WALL•E and executive produced Toy Story 4. In June 2018, he was named Chief Creative Officer, Pixar Animation Studios.

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Pete Docter and Chris Merritt

Pete and Chris Talk Marc Davis in His Own Words—Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks

By Savannah Salazar

Pixar Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter and Lead Concept Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering Chris Merritt present Marc Davis in His Own Words—Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks, a fantastical, rare look into never-before-seen photos and notes of Disney Legend Marc Davis. From beautiful animation to designing iconic…

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Marc Davis panel D23 Expo 2019

Marc Davis In His Own Words—Imagineering the Disney Parks Panel Celebrates the Timeless Work of One of Disney’s Greatest Artists

By Max Lark

Had his Disney career ended with what he accomplished as an animator, Marc Davis would be considered one of the greatest artists in Disney history. But in 1962, Walt Disney moved Davis from Walt Disney Feature Animation to WED Enterprises (later Walt Disney Imagineering), where he would become a driving force behind the designs of some of the most iconic…

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2017 Member Gift

Drawing from the Masters | D23 2017 Gold Member Gift: Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men

In this final installment of the Nine Old Men video series, discover how Walt’s legendary artists inspired a new generation of animators to lead Disney filmmaking into the future. Join directors Pete Docter, John Musker, Ron Clements, and Chris Buck; animators Mark Henn and Dale Baer; and Disney Legends Burny Mattinson and Andreas Deja as they recall memories about…

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Disney news

Quack Attack: DuckTales Gets a Premiere Date—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

DuckTales joins the Disney XD family this August, and T’Challa returns home in the new Black Panther teaser trailer… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Solve a Mystery and Rewrite History with DuckTales—This August on Disney XD!
Huge news for fans of Huey, Dewey, and Louie and their…

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D23 Expo Walt Disney Archives Stage schedule

See the Walt Disney Archives Stage Schedule

The Walt Disney Archives Stage is back for D23 Expo 2017! See the schedule of panels and presentations below, and click here for the full D23 Expo 2017 lineup.
Friday, July 14

“Out of the night, when the full moon is bright” – 60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro (11:30 a.m.) –– The story of Zorro was a special one for Walt Disney, but it wasn’t…

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Big Hero 6 is Coming to Disney XD—Plus More in News Briefs

Meet Baymax Again on Disney XD in 2017!

Did you love Baymax, Hiro, and their friends—control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred, and no-nonsense Go Go—so much that you’ve found yourself longing for more of their adventures? Disney XD made your wishes come true today with the announcement that an animated television series based on Walt Disney…

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Interview: Inside Out Brain Trust Pete Docter

It’s only appropriate that Disney•Pixar’s summer blockbuster Inside Out started with a single, ingenious thought, because it is a movie about the mind, after all. Directed and co-written by Oscar®-winning Up filmmaker Pete Docter, the film largely takes place inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias), who has mixed emotions about her family…

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