Disney moms

Which Disney Mom is Your Mom Most Like?

By Jocelyn Buhlman

It takes more than just faith, trust, and Pixie Dust to raise the next generation of Disney fans, and while every mom is a hero, they can’t all be the stars of a Disney movie. It’s OK, though, because if you’ve got a magical mother, there’s a strong chance there’s a Disney mom who reminds you of her. Why not celebrate Mother’s Day the…

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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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Tiana and Charlotte

Celebrate a Friendship-Filled Gal-Palentine’s Day Like These BFFs

By Jocelyn Buhlman

This season of love and affection isn’t just for romantic couples. Sometimes, the heroine isn’t longing for true love’s kiss–she just wants a nice night out with her girlfriends. To celebrate the love of friendship between a gal and her pals, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite friends who are ready to celebrate their…

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favorite disney party animals

Go Wild with 11 Disney “Party Animals”

By Courtney Potter

We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne…” Well, this is it: We’re about to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to a brand-new year. And like people around the country (and the globe), we’re ready to welcome 2017 with a good ol’ fashioned party—full of music, mirth, and merriment. Which got us to thinking… if we wanted to…

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Darla, Edna Mode, Chip and Dale, Vanelope

13 Last-Minute Disney Character Costumes for a Magical Halloween

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Halloween is the time of year when you can tap into your Disney side and pretend to be some of your favorite characters for a night. But amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, sometimes there just isn’t time to make your own princess ball gown or superhero armor. D23 may not be a fairy godmother who can make your costume magically appear,…

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Wendy, Donald, Sebastian, and Toad

Can You Guess These Disney Middle Names?

March 11 marks Middle Name Pride Day, a chance for those of us with middle names to shout ’em from the rooftops! No one can truly pinpoint how long middle (or “second”) names have existed in the English language—but we do know that the practice of putting a name between someone’s given (“first”) name and surname (“last”) has existed for several…

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Animation Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

Burny Mattinson

When asked to reflect on a Disney career more than half a century long, Burny Mattinson seemed a bit surprised. “I mean, 50 years is a long time,” the artist once admitted, “but I still feel like that 18-year-old kid that came here back in ‘53, you know? I never feel like I’ve gotten old.”

Burnett Mattinson was born San Francisco on May 13, 1935—the…

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