Sleeping Beauty

5 Dreamy Details You Need to Know about Sleeping Beauty

By the D23 Team

If you’ve been dreaming of learning some new Disney trivia, you’re in luck! If we know you (and we know that we do), you’ll love learning these five facts about the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty. This gorgeous work of animation, inspired by the classic fairy tale of the same name, has an enchanting history behind its creation and…

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Meet the Dazzling Dragons of the 2021 D23 March Hare Mania Bracket

By Jocelyn Buhlman

These fearsome firebreathers are classic characters in Disney stories—and now we’re putting them to the test against another set of rambunctious reptiles: Dragons! This year’s D23 March Hare Mania bracket asks you to vote for your favorite Disney dinos and dragons to see who will reign supreme. Is your voting decision-making process starting…

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Floyd Norman

Black History Month Spotlight: Legendary Handprints—Floyd Norman

From the 1950s to today, Floyd Norman’s diverse career, insightful viewpoint, and unflinching honesty have truly made him a Disney Legend.

Floyd worked as an inbetweener and animator on Sleeping BeautyThe Sword in the Stone, and as a story artist on The Jungle Book, along with various animated short projects at the Disney studio in the late 1950s and early…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

Kick start the weekend by celebrating the anniversaries of two films, The Finest Hours and Sleeping Beauty, by streaming them on Disney+. The streaming service will also be adding the family-friendly film Ramona and Beezus to its library on Friday. Then, on Saturday, tune in for a brand-new season of Heartland Docs, DVM on Nat Geo WILD. Last but not…

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Our Favorite Disney Witches and Wizards

By Zach Johnson

Countless witches and wizards have been casting a spell on Disney fans for nearly 100 years—and this Friday, July 31, we’ll meet more enchanting characters when the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie Upside-Down Magic premieres at 8 p.m. ET! Before you’re introduced to BFFs Nory (Izabela Rose) and Reina (Siena Agudong), let’s…

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What the Walt Disney Archives Staff is Watching on Disney+, Part Three

By The Walt Disney Archives

For the last two weeks (part 1 and part 2), we’ve been sharing what’s on the Disney+ watchlists of the Walt Disney Archives staff. Looking for your next Disney+ movie night selection? Check out the suggestions below, and be sure to look for the summer 2020 issue of Disney twenty-three, the exclusive magazine for D23 Gold Members for…

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Maleficent

7 Disney Parties We Wish We Were Invited To

By Savannah Salazar

Well, well. In honor of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil flying into theaters this Friday, we pay homage to one of the more iconic Maleficent moments. We’ve all been dazzled by the magic of Disney films but even more by the soirées and celebrations throughout. In fact, in the words of Maleficent, a Disney party is “quite a glittering…

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How Director Joachim Rønning Made Magic in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By Zach Johnson

It’s not unusual to hear Joachim Rønning ask, “What’s next?”

After continuing the adventures of Jack Sparrow in Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ 2017 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Rønning was approached to direct Maleficent’s next chapter. The Disney villain’s origin story had cast a spell on audiences…

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Mostly Ghostly Trivia Challenge Week 2—Maleficent Mysteries and Disney Villain Delights

By Courtney Potter

We can’t think of anyone better to help us commemorate all things All Hallows’ Eve then some of our favorite Disney Villains—including the magnificent Maleficent, who is winging her way back onto screens around the globe this week in Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. How well do you know the protector of the moors and all her Villain…

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How Wonderful! Inside the Majestic Maleficent: Mistress of Evil World Premiere

By Zach Johnson

Well, well… imagine our delight when we received an invitation to attend the world premiere of The Walt Disney Studios’ latest live-action adventure film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Hosted at the famed El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, thousands of fans lined Hollywood Blvd. to get a glimpse of Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Michelle…

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