Comic-Con 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Disney at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

By Jim Frye

Each July, more than 130,000 fans of films, comic books, and television travel to Southern California for San Diego Comic-Con, one of the largest celebrations of pop culture in the country. Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm have been there since the convention’s early years—Comic-Con celebrates 50 years in 2019—providing news about the latest Marvel…

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Rhythm & Rhyme art exhibit

Step Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Latest Exhibit

By Courtney Potter

Inside the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, a gleaming white hallway and rotunda welcome the crew into a building where the likes of Frozen and Zootopia took shape. Since the building’s remodel in 2016, this particular space has been used to display artwork from an animated film currently in production… but right now—between the…

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aurora miranda

Aurora Miranda in The Three Caballeros

Walt Disney combined animation and live action for the first time since the Alice Comedies of the 1920s in The Three Caballeros (1945)—in an innovative, cutting-edge process developed by Walt’s longtime colleague Ub Iwerks—as here, when Donald Duck interacts with Brazilian star Aurora Miranda.

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Ward Kimball animates Panchito

Ward Kimball Animates Panchito

Disney Legend Ward Kimball animates the charro rooster Panchito for The Three Caballeros (1945), which contains the artist’s favorite sequence of all the animation he produced: the title song sequence featuring Donald Duck, José Carioca, and Panchito himself. “I still look on it as one of the good, big things I did because I broke all the rules of animation…

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Disney chickens

7 Disney Roosters to Help You Ring in the Year of the Rooster

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, January 28, and we’re crowing with delight about celebrating the Year of the Rooster. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite feathered friends from animated classics to help us celebrate.

1. Heihei (Moana, 2016)
He doesn’t say much and would rather snack on rocks than actual food, but there’s…

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favorite disney birds

Celebrate National Bird Day with our Favorite Feathered Friends

By Nicole Nalty

Whistle, chirp, or let out a cock-a-doodle-doo! It’s National Bird Day and, to celebrate, we’re letting some of our favorite birdies take center stage. What are you waiting for? Olé! Olé! It’s showtime!

Archimedes, The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Whoooo’s up first? Why, it’s Merlin’s feathered friend, Archimedes. This opinionated…

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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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Mary Poppins, Pinocchio, Disgust

11 Characters to Inspire Your Dapper Style at Disney Theme Parks

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Original concept art for Disney theme parks depicted guests stepping out in style in their dapper best for a day of fun. There’s something magical about putting on a snazzy dress or a sharp suit and making a real holiday out of your next trip to the parks—you feel like you’re one of Disneyland’s early guests from the 1950s, full of wonder…

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Dead Man's Chest from Pirates of the Caribbean

23 Disney Details You Will Love at Shanghai Disney Resort

by Jeffrey Epstein

Shanghai Disney Resort is truly larger than life. From the dazzling Enchanted Storybook Castle (the largest castle in any Disney park) and the imposing Roaring Mountain (home to the beastly Q’aráq) with its gushing waterfalls, to the heart-stopping TRON Lightcycle Power Run and spectacular Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken…

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