Star Light, Star Bright: Our Top 7 Disney Wishes

By Karina Schink

In honor of the live-action Aladdin premiering on May 24, we’re taking a look back at one of the hallmarks of a great Disney movie: wishes. Wishes have popped up in some Disney greats, from the classics to the new favorites. So, in preparation for a Diamond in the Rough getting his three, here’s a look back at some of our top Disney…

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Walt with Pinocchio Maquettes

The earliest known still photograph in color of Walt Disney, this photo was taken in the great showman’s office at the Hyperion Studio in 1939 during production of Pinocchio (1940).

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Publicity art of Jiminy Cricket Portraying Pinocchio

In this whimsical publicity drawing—part of a series in which various Disney characters, including Donald Duck, costumed themselves as the little wooden boy—Pinocchio’s official conscience, Jiminy Cricket, eschews his customary top gentleman’s hat and jacket to don the puppet’s traditional Tyrolean ensemble.

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Test Your Disney Song Knowledge with Our Disney Track Trivia Quiz

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The March Hare Mania: #D23TrackBracket voting is now open, but after you help choose which Disney song reigns supreme, why not test your knowledge? We know that D23 fans are some of the biggest Disney fanatics out there, and our last Trivia Quiz had you asking for more! Are you ready to test your Disney song knowledge?

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11 Stories to Celebrate on “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”

By Megan Deppe

“Great stories change lives, take kids to amazing places, grow their imaginations and teach them incredible things to prepare them for bright futures.” This is the motto behind Disney’s “Magic of Storytelling” initiative, and what better time to celebrate great stories than on Tell a Fairy Tale Day? Disney has a long history of bringing…

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Dickie Jones with Pinocchio Storyboard

In this 1939 photo, two Disney Legends review storyboards before recording the voices for Pinocchio (1940). Ten-year-old Dickie Jones was already a veteran of dozens of Hollywood films when Walt Disney cast him as the voice of the wooden puppet, and Cliff Edwards had appeared in some100 motion pictures, starting with the earliest “talkies,” before achieving…

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Only Disney Know-It-Alls Can Ace This Quiz

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Being a D23 Member means you’re pretty obsessed with Disney. You’ve memorized the details on all your favorite movies, rides, and television shows, and you may think you’re a regular Disney know-it-all… but do you still fall back on common mistakes? We’ve rounded up some trivia on common Disney misquotes, misspellings, and misconceptions…

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12 Disney Mentors Who Inspire Us to Greatness

By Megan Deppe

Walt Disney once said, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children,” and entertainment that inspires both children and adults is part of his enduring legacy. So many beloved Disney films have featured mentors who’ve taught their mentees—and us!—very important lessons. After all, where would Hercules be if Phil hadn’t taught…

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KISS at Pinocchio Screening

Gene Simmons, bass guitarist for the heavy metal rock group KISS, loved “When You Wish Upon a Star” ever since he saw Pinocchio as a child, and he recorded the Academy Award®-winning Disney anthem on his 1978 album Gene Simmons. So Gene and the rest of KISS were right at home at a Pinocchio party held to celebrate the animated classic’s 1978 re-rerelease.

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Find Out Which Disney Songs Will Come to Life on Dancing with the Stars’ Disney Night

Updated 4/14: Check out the costume sketches added below!

By Nicole Nalty

We may be biased, but Disney Night is always our favorite week on Dancing with the Stars. This season, the nine remaining couples will take to the floor Disney style next Monday, April 17, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, on ABC! Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck are…

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