Robin Hood artwork from ARL

Must See Rare Robin Hood Artwork from Disney’s ARL

By Fox Carney

On November 8, 1973, Robin Hood premiered, capturing the hearts of audiences all over the world. To celebrate 45 years of this classic film, Disney’s Animation Research Library has opened its vaults, sharing some incredible artwork and stories behind the making of the film. Please enjoy as we take a trip back to Nottingham to celebrate this…

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Disney Spring movies

Await the Return of Spring with These Favorite Disney Movies

By Megan Deppe

No matter what the groundhog says, we’re all ready for winter to be over, and our minds are wandering to thoughts of flowers, rain, warm weather, and cute baby animals. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite springtime classics to warm your heart as you wait for the sun to peek out and warm the ground.

1. Silly Symphony (1929–39)
Several…

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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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Tiana and Charlotte

Celebrate a Friendship-Filled Gal-Palentine’s Day Like These BFFs

By Jocelyn Buhlman

This season of love and affection isn’t just for romantic couples. Sometimes, the heroine isn’t longing for true love’s kiss–she just wants a nice night out with her girlfriends. To celebrate the love of friendship between a gal and her pals, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite friends who are ready to celebrate their…

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Disney chickens

7 Disney Roosters to Help You Ring in the Year of the Rooster

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, January 28, and we’re crowing with delight about celebrating the Year of the Rooster. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite feathered friends from animated classics to help us celebrate.

1. Heihei (Moana, 2016)
He doesn’t say much and would rather snack on rocks than actual food, but there’s…

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

These Disney Films are Real Page-Turners

By Courtney Potter

There’s nothing quite like cracking open a book for the very first time. It’s like turning the page straight into the greatest adventure of your life! Books—and the magical stories contained therein—held the key for much of Walt Disney’s early feature-film success. The Walt Disney Company’s first full-length animated movie, Snow White…

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favorite disney birds

Celebrate National Bird Day with our Favorite Feathered Friends

By Nicole Nalty

Whistle, chirp, or let out a cock-a-doodle-doo! It’s National Bird Day and, to celebrate, we’re letting some of our favorite birdies take center stage. What are you waiting for? Olé! Olé! It’s showtime!

Archimedes, The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Whoooo’s up first? Why, it’s Merlin’s feathered friend, Archimedes. This opinionated…

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Phil Collins, Elton John, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sia Furler

Do You Know These Musicians Who Brought Magic To 9 Classic Disney Animated Features?

By Jocelyn Buhlman

As Walt Disney Feature Animation prepares to release it’s latest adventure, Moana, in theaters November 23, fans eagerly await the release of the movie’s soundtrack. Part of the magic of Disney animated films is the music that transports us to far-off places such as the plains of Africa, the coast of Hawaii, or even the bustling streets of…

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The 2016 ZOOper-Sized March Hare Mania: Find Out Who Won!

March 31 Update: We know somebunny who’s very excited about this news! Thumper has hopped his way to the top and won this year’s March Hare Mania! Thanks for your votes – and be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter for more Disney fun.

March 28 Update: From the King of the Jungle to a quiet chameleon, sixteen animals have competed and only two…

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Favorite Disney Weddings

Summer is upon us—and so is love!
It’s that special time of year when folks all over the globe are getting married—so we thought it apropos to reminisce about some of our most favorite Disney nuptials. Cue the processional…

The Little Mermaid
It took some doing—or should we say, UNdoing—for Ariel to finally have her happy ending with Prince Eric. And…

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