the nutcracker and four realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Sneak Peek—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

A special look at Disney’s Christmas 2018 film, and news about the new Cirque du Soleil show coming soon to Disney Springs … See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Next Christmas, Visit The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

It’s a film that’ll debut in theaters Christmas 2018… we…

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Treasure Planet

D23 Celebrates 15 Years of Treasure Planet with Directors Ron Clements and John Musker

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Fifteen years ago today, Treasure Planet first opened the sails of its Solar Surfers and brought us a unique retelling of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Treasure Island. Do you know how this tale of swashbuckling pirates and glittering gold ended up in the far future world of space travel and cyborg buccaneers? We sat down with the film’s…

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Paul Briggs and Ron Clements

You Need to Hear the Story Behind this Amazing “Disney Desk”

By D23 Team

Imagine sitting at a desk that’s witnessed the most formative decades of The Walt Disney Company’s storied history… from the early days of animation, through favorites like The Fox and the Hound and The Little Mermaid, and all the way to today with recent hits such as Big Hero 6 and Frozen.

This very special animator’s desk—with stains,…

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Maui from Moana

How 2D Animation Brings Moana’s Mini Maui to Life

By Courtney Potter

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest film, Moana, sails into a cinema near you this month, and with it comes the story of a fierce young woman on a journey of self-discovery, a mighty demigod looking to regain his hero status, and some truly epic adventure! Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the film introduces some major CG animation…

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Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, The Princess and the Frog

Your Guide to the Fantastic Disney Films of Ron & John

By Courtney Potter

In the 1970s, two young animators—Ron Clements and John Musker—joined The Walt Disney Company, and found themselves working on future classics including The Fox and the Hound. Eventually, the men teamed up to direct an animated film themselves… and it’s not hyperbole to say that the rest is, literally, history. Ron & John, as they are now…

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Aloha Aulani

D23 Members Vacation in Paradise

By Tyler Slater

This week, D23 Gold Members and their ‘ohana are experiencing the magic of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, with a daily dose of pixie dust from D23. Be sure to check back as we continue to update you on this once-in-a-lifetime experience commemorating the fifth anniversary of this beautiful Hawaiian resort.

Monday, August 22


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The Great Mouse Detective

Did You Know? Unravel 8 Sneaky Facts from The Great Mouse Detective

By Jim Fanning

Get a clue! As you may have deduced, it’s the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective, which was released on July 2, 1986. The intriguing animated action-adventure details the exploits of a Sherlock Holmes-inspired mouse. Tricked out in deerstalker hat and Inverness cape, and brandishing a calabash pipe and magnifying glass, the…

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Aladdin’s Glittering New Diamond Edition

A street-wise thief with a heart of gold. A free-spirited princess. And the hilarious, larger-than-life genie that brings them together. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Aladdin first took the world by storm Thanksgiving 1992—followed by a record-breaking home video release the next year. Now, for the first time, Aladdin will be released in a whole new way on Blu-ray…

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