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).See more
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.See more
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?
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…See more
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…See more
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…See more
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…See more
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.See more
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…See more
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…See more