Julie Andrews

6 Times Julie Andrews Dazzled in the Worlds of Disney

By Courtney Potter

It’s one of the most popular and most acclaimed movie musicals ever produced… and it just celebrated its 56th anniversary! The Sound of Music, based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name—itself based on the true story of the Von Trapp family in the lead-up to World War II—was originally released in 1965; Disney Legend…

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Our Favorite Trivia from Disney Animation, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, The Muppets, Disney Parks, and More!

By the D23 Team

There’s nothing Disney fans love more than learning about their favorite Disney films, attractions, characters, and more. Here at D23, we’ve rounded up our fair share of fantastic facts in the past to help fans brush up on all the trivia they should know. Whether you just enjoy reading up on the behind-the-scenes details and interesting tidbits…

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12 Disney Mentors Who Inspire Us to Greatness

By Megan Deppe

Walt Disney once said, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children,” and entertainment that inspires both children and adults is part of his enduring legacy. So many beloved Disney films have featured mentors who’ve taught their mentees—and us!—very important lessons. After all, where would Hercules be if Phil hadn’t taught…

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Garry Marshall

Garry Marshall

An impresario of film and television, Garry Marshall created a vast TV world of long-running and interconnected shows that remain on the air to this day. He was also renowned as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood.

Garry Kent Marshall was born in the Bronx on November 13, 1934. He studied journalism before joining the Army, and spent time as a reporter in New York…

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5 Etiquette Rules from Queen Clarisse Renaldi

By Nicole Nalty

When Mia Thermopolis finds out she’s a princess (Shut. Up!) the shy teenager is taken aback, and rightfully so! Being a princess requires a certain skill set, but luckily, Mia has a practically perfect teacher—her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi, played by Disney Legend Julie Andrews. In honor of the 15th anniversary of The Princess Diaries,…

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Queen Clarisse

The Crowns of The Princess Diaries

By D23 Team

From the moment we first watched the shy and clumsy Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) discover her connection to the Genovian throne in The Princess Diaries (2001), we knew she was a real-life princess we could all identify with—complete with pore strip, retainer, and out-of-control hair. (All right, fans, we know “Catch a Falling Star” is already…

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Garry Marshall

Remembering Garry Marshall

By Beth Deitchman

Today movie and TV fans are mourning the loss of iconic director, writer, and producer Garry Marshall, whose credits for Disney include Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, and Beaches. Marshall passed away yesterday, July 19, in Burbank, California, at the age of 81.

“Garry Marshall was an original, with an incredible knack for finding and…

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