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Must-Watch Mickey Mouse Movies and Shorts to Celebrate His Big Day!

By Jocelyn Buhlman It’s Mickey Mouse’s big day, and there are tons of ways to celebrate—but might we recommend and movie marathon? To ring in the big celebration of Mickey’s birthday, we’ve rounded up some essential Mickey movies and shorts you can watch right now on Disney+. Check out our list below for our recommendations. …

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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 supervising animators, …

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Mickey Mouse Talks About His Great Birthday Adventure

By Jeffrey Epstein In preparation for his birthday, Mickey Mouse toured the globe, while filming his new music video for the song “What We Got.” After globe-trotting to such cities as Shanghai, Rio De Janeiro, Paris, and Kyoto, D23 was able to sit down with Mickey to hear about his adventures and the big birthday …

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Creating a Mouse-terpiece: Mickey Mouse’s Design Through the Years

By Jocelyn Buhlman In honor of Mickey Mouse’s birthday, D23 takes you on a journey through the style of Mickey Mouse, from his early moments as a daydream on a train to his transformation into a video game hero, to his debut in his brand-new series of shorts. His design is timeless, but the process …

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Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s Birthday with These 11 Swell Cartoons!

By Jocelyn Buhlman He’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me, and he’s celebrating his birthday in style this year! While Mickey Mouse travels the world to share his birthday spirit, the rest of us Mouseketeers can celebrate the Big Cheese’s big day from the comfort of our homes, with a …

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How The Jungle Book Continues Walt’s Legacy of Innovation

By Jim Frye Much of Disney’s new The Jungle Book, in theaters now, is built on the shoulders of Disney filmmakers who’ve come before, from the robust story development, to mixing live-action with animation, to the relentless drive to push technology. The film’s director, John Favreau—who directed Marvel’s Iron Man and its sequel—tried to follow …

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Celebrating 90 Years of The Walt Disney Company

From the first “fully-synchronized” sound cartoon to the first fully computer generated animated feature, Disney has a long list of “firsts” in creative innovation under the company’s belt. Join us for a look back at 20 of these monumental moments in Disney history.

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Les Clark

Les Clark

Celebrate some of the most legendary artists behind classic Disney animated films with this year’s D23 Member Gift. While in high school, Les Clark worked a summer job at a lunch counter near the Walt Disney Studio in Hollywood. Walt and Roy Disney used to eat there, and, one day, Les got up the courage …

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