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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Flowers and Trees trade ad D23 gold member gift

This Member Gift Honors A Film that Was Ahead of its Time

By Steven Vagnini

With its breathtaking introduction of color to animated films, Flowers and Trees (1932) brought a sense of renewal to the cartoon industry. Walt Disney’s Studio had done it again, pushing established boundaries in the service of creative storytelling—this time in glorious, new Technicolor. As reflected in this trade ad taken out by distributor…

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Santa Christmas cupcake

The Ultimate Disney Fan Holiday Sweets

Miniature Disney trains and Monorails circling the Christmas Tree. Mickey Mouse-shaped wreaths decking the halls. Displays depicting favorite Disney characters illuminating the front yard. The holiday season offers many ways for Disney fans to use their decorating skills to bring even more magic to the most wonderful time of the year. And for D23 Member Christy…

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Santa in Silly Symphonies

A Salute to Santa’s Workshop and the Silly Symphonies

One of the most beloved holiday films in the Disney canon is Santa’s Workshop, a Silly Symphony cartoon first released December 10, 1932, and presented here for D23 Days of Christmas.

The story begins in a distant land, where Santa Claus and a merry band of elves prepare for the famous sleigh ride on Christmas Eve. Outside, the elves are seen brushing the…

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Build a Silly Symphony Cocoa Jars Set

Santa’s Workshop, a Silly Symphony cartoon beloved by fans for decades, was first released December 10, 1932. Directed by Disney Legend Wilfred Jackson, the short follows Santa and his elves as they prepare for their yearly sleigh ride on Christmas Eve. Bring some of Santa’s magic in your home with our Silly Symphony Cocoa Jars Set! After assembling your jar…

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23 Coolest Moments at D23 EXPO 2015!

Outside the thermometer soared to triple digits. But inside the Anaheim Convention Center at D23 EXPO 2015 it was super cool—with a bevy of A-List celebrities, hear-it-here-first announcements, unforgettable musical performances, a pulsating show floor, and, well, plenty of other fandemonium on hand to render the August heat wave defenseless against the cool stuff…

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The Still-Soaring Silly Symphonies

It’s not very long into Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration before you realize you are witnessing something truly special, historic, and magical. The 11 a.m. event, the first of two Sunday performances in Stage 23 at D23 EXPO 2015, was a dazzling showcase of some of the finest animated shorts made in the 1920s and ’30s—including the first Silly…

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