Disney Pirates

Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with this Swashbuckling Quiz!

By Courtney Potter

We here at D23 take International Talk Like a Pirate Day pretty seriously—and that’s because Disney has such a long, appropriately swashbuckling history with charming scoundrels of the sea. From 1950’s Treasure Island, to the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney parks (with its mega-popular film-franchise namesake), and…

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Ginni Mack and Walt Disney

Remembering Ginni Mack

By D23 Team

We are sorry to report that Ginni Mack, who brought her expert eye for color to The Walt Disney Studios’ Ink & Paint Department for many years, and who served as the original model for Tinker Bell, has passed away. She was 90.

The Oklahoma-born Helen Virginia Gilliland moved to California with her family at age 10. She grew up just a few miles from…

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Julianne Hough

D23 Fab Five: Julianne Hough’s Favorite Disney Movies

By Ingrid Meilan

It’s no surprise that Julianne Hough is a huge fan of Disney movies. The bubbly dancer, singer, and actress says that the music in Disney films has been something she’s loved for as long as she can remember. “Honestly, I just love every song that’s in all of these movies,” the Dancing with the Stars judge tells D23, “and I know every…

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Walt Disney Archives Presents—A Pirate's Life for Me: Disney's Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs exhibit

Disney’s Pirates are Coming to D23 Expo in Brand-New Walt Disney Archives Exhibit

By Nicole Nalty

If ye be seekin’ adventure at D23 Expo, don’t miss this year’s exclusive exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents––A Pirate’s Life for Me: Disney’s Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs.” Located on the Expo show floor, this 12,000-square-foot exhibit will celebrate some of Disney’s most popular pirates with unproduced artwork,…

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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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Disney location postcards

5 Dream Disney Spots for Spring Break

By D23 Team

The spring season is newly in bloom and that means it’s almost time for spring break!

Here at D23 we’re dreaming up spring break locales with a little extra pixie dust––download your favorite (below) and share your dream Disney destination with a friend.

Motunui, Moana
Exploring Motunui with our favorite wayfinder is our idea of…

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it's a small world

Spring Forward with Your Favorite Disney Clocks

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Today at 2:00:00 a.m. all the clocks turned forward an hour, so if you’ve been running late or are just plain confused, now you know why! You better make sure to spring your clocks forward, or, if you still need some help with the time, why not look to these famous clocks from Disney history to help you stay on time!

it’s a small world

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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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Disney proposal stories

10 Disney Proposal Stories that Will Make You Believe in Love

By D23 Team

Whether you’ve already found your prince(ss) charming or you’re still wishing upon a star for true love’s first kiss, there’s something magical about a Disney happily ever after. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked you to share your Disney proposal stories with us:

1. On Top of the World
“I proposed to my partner at the Top of the…

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Peter Pan's shadow

Shadowing Disney: 10 Shadows for Groundhog’s Day

By Jim Fanning

Looking to see your shadow today? Or do you leave that to Punxsutawney Phil, the celebrated groundhog who retreats back to bed for six more weeks of winter if he sees his shadow but promises an early spring if he doesn’t. Shadows have been part of Disney animation almost from the start, for according to master animators and Disney Legends Frank Thomas…

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