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 …

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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 …

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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 owl …

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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 …

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Floyd Norman

Floyd Norman

“I’m sort of a Disney… kind of a troublemaker. A story artist, animator—tried to be an animator. But mainly writer, artist, and a guy who’s trying to learn his craft. Been doing it now for about 40 years and, just beginning to get the hang of it.” —Floyd Norman

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Wolfgang Reitherman

Wolfgang Reitherman

Woolie once said about animation, “It was a romance from the start. The minute you know you can make a drawing move, the static drawing loses its appeal: movement is life. Animation represents the greatest breakthrough in 20th-century art.”

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