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D23 Members are Spellbound by coast-to-coast Sleeping Beauty events!

By D23 Team

On Saturday, February 16, D23 Members celebrated 60 years of Walt Disney’s classic animated film, Sleeping Beauty, both at Walt Disney World Resort and at The Walt Disney Studios in California.

In California, D23 Gold and Gold family Members gathered at The Walt Disney Studios to “hail Princess Aurora” with two events—the Happily Ever After…

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You Need to See This Royally Rare Sleeping Beauty Concept Art

By Jocelyn Buhlman

60 years ago, we fell under the spell of Sleeping Beauty, the gorgeously animated Disney film known for its unique style inspired by illuminated manuscripts. From the lush backgrounds to the enchanting character designs, the art from this Disney animated classic is unforgettable. To celebrate Sleeping Beauty’s milestone anniversary, check out…

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Sleeping Beauty

11 Royal Facts You Might Not Know About Sleeping Beauty

By Jim Fanning

Released on January 29, 1959, Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is celebrating 60 years of timeless characters, magnificent music of the classical kind, and dazzling animated artistry. One of the most elaborate animated features ever produced, this enchanting epic tells the spellbinding tale of a lovely princess cursed by an evil fairy to fall into a…

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Sleeping Beauty art

How Eyvind Earle’s Stunning Art Made Sleeping Beauty a “Moving Illustration”

By Charles Solomon

The amazing artwork of Sleeping Beauty has now become iconic for its unique detail and shape, but how did the stunning designs of this animated classic come to be?

The day Walt Disney put the first scenes from Sleeping Beauty into production, he told sequence director Eric Larson, “What we want out of this is a moving illustration. I don’t…

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lineup of events 2019

D23’s FAN-tastic Lineup of Events for 2019

In 2019, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary and, to mark the occasion, D23 is adding extra pixie dust to some of its most popular events while introducing exciting new experiences for fans around the country to enjoy. Click here to get more details on upcoming events.

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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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Burny Mattinson

5 Fascinating Facts—Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

By Steven Vagnini

“Animation is 75 percent thinking and 25 percent drawing,” Disney Legend and Walt Disney Animation Studios animation director Burny Mattinson once said. “Everything must be carefully thought out first. Our animators not only have to think like actors but have to figure out how to get that performance across on paper and on the screen. Our…

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