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21st Century Fox: Eight Decades of Movie and Television Magic

By Max Lark and Beth Deitchman

Today The Walt Disney Company completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. In honor of this historic day for our company, D23 wanted to take a look at the storied history of this legendary entertainment giant, which was rooted in the 20th Century Fox film studio, one that has specialized in creating cinema—and, later,…

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50 happy years

Did You Know? Eight Golden Anniversary Facts About Disney’s 50 Happy Years Celebration

By Jim Fanning

D23 members well know the “23” in D23 means October 16, 1923, the date on which Walt Disney founded the company bearing his name. Today, to celebrate 95 years of magic, let’s look back to the yearlong, multi-faceted party entitled 50 Happy Years. Here are eight golden anniversary facts about the happy events and fun-filled happenings from 1973…

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Final Update—News from the 2016 Meeting of Disney Shareholders

Today in Chicago, Illinois—the city of Walt Disney’s birth—D23 Members, Disney fans, and shareholders gathered at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University for The Walt Disney Company 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Everyone most certainly recalls the exciting news that emerged from last year’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco; it was there that plans…

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D23 EXPO 2015—Where the Art Is

Disney fans come to D23 EXPO to see things they simply can’t see anywhere else.
And Collectors Editions will be presenting three brand-new works from notable Disney artists at D23 EXPO 2015, where Disney fans will have the opportunity to purchase them for the first time anywhere.

Collectors Editions’ Official D23 Fine Art offering of Tim Rogerson’s “A…

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2015 Disney Legends

Announcing the 2015 Disney Legends

For 28 years, The Walt Disney Company has proudly honored those who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy by naming them Disney Legends. Today, Disney announced the talented people who will be celebrated in a special awards ceremony at D23 EXPO 2015.

Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, All My Children star Susan Lucci, and…

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Remembering Michael Graves

Michael Graves, a groundbreaking designer and architect who designed several iconic buildings for The Walt Disney Company, passed away on March 12. He was 80.

Graves was born in Indianapolis in 1934 and received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati and Harvard University. He started his own practice in 1964 and taught at Princeton’s School of…

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How Disney’s Iconic Look Has Changed From 1923 to the Present Day

Lillian, Walt, Ruth, Roy, and Edna Disney pictured above outside the Disney Bros. Studio in Los Angeles, California.

With the signing of the Alice Comedies contract in 1923, Walt Disney and his brother, Roy, established the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. And ever since “Disney Bros. Studio” was first painted on Walt and Roy’s first production facility in Los…

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