Mulan premiere

The World Premiere of Mulan Celebrates a Timeless Tale

By Zach Johnson China’s greatest warrior brought honor to us all Monday at the world premiere of Mulan. All eyes were on Yifei Liu, who stars as Hua Mulan in the live-action adventure from The Walt Disney Studios, as she arrived on the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The Chinese actress was …

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Meet Mulan’s New Nemesis

By Bruce C. Steele In Disney’s new Mulan, Böri Khan may not be quite the hulking villain that Shan-Yu was in the 1998 animated classic, but actor Jason Scott Lee wants to make sure you know: “He’s a cold-hearted warrior.” With a fiercely scarred face, black leather clothing worthy of the meanest biker, and a …

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Mulan Rides Again

By Bruce C. Steele Nothing sets the new live-action Mulan apart from Disney’s classic 1998 animated feature quite like the sight of dozens of horses in action during the filming of a battle scene. Animated horses require just pen and ink, with perhaps a CG assist, but real horses need 24-hour care, tons of feed, and dozens …

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D23 2020 Events

D23’s Lineup of Events for 2020

In 2020, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing back many of its most popular events, adding incredible new experiences, and putting new twists on favorites for fans around the country to enjoy. Check out our 10 helpful tips for D23 events. Event calendar: DATE D23 EVENT CALENDAR: LOCATION Jan 8 D23 Gold Member …

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The Walt Disney Studios Presentation

12 Fantastic Live-Action and Animated Films Showcased at D23 Expo 2019

By Beth Deitchman “You’re not just fans, you’re family. And there are 7,000 of you in this audience today. It’s because of you that we keep working so hard to make great films—and we love the D23 Expo because it’s where we can share them with you first,” said Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative …

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Walt Disney Studios Films

All the Movie Magic Coming to D23 Expo 2019

By D23 Team It’s here! The month of D23 Expo is here! And we’re wrapping up all of the exciting announcements with a big roundup of some of the amazing panels and presentations! From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios and live-action projects from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm, there are tons of …

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The Lion King press conference

9 Tales That Made Us Roar at The Lion King Press Conference

By Zach Johnson The recent Lion King global press conference in Beverly Hills began much like the movie itself, with Lebo M belting the iconic Zulu lyrics from “The Circle of Life.” Joined by soloist Clydene Jackson and a talented choir, it was a celebratory introduction fit for a king—a lion king, that is. Moments …

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Disney things in July

7 Disney Things You Need to Try in July

By Jocelyn Buhlman As Disney fans, we want to make the most of all the magical experiences out there—from epic movie nights to dream-come-true Disney Parks trips—but with new Disney fun debuting all the time, it can be tough to keep track of what’s happening in our wonderful world. That’s why we’ve rounded up seven …

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The Lion King

We Just Can’t Wait to See King

By Max Lark Viewed from the outside, the ordinary box of a building in Playa Vista, California, where director Jon Favreau and the rest of his production team are busy at work on the upcoming Favreau-directed version of The Lion King seems the most pedestrian of places to bring roaring back to life one of …

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Aladdin Press events around the world

The Cast of Aladdin Takes A Magic Carpet Ride Around the World

By Jocelyn Buhlman Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Guy Ritchie, and Alan Menken took a #MagicCarpetTour around the world to celebrate the release of Aladdin on May 24. Missed a moment from their world travels? Don’t call on a Genie to grant your wish—we’ve got every magical moment from their trip around the globe …

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9 Things We Learned From the Aladdin Press Conference

By Zach Johnson D23 didn’t need to travel to Agrabah to learn all about The Walt Disney Studios’ live-action adventure Aladdin. In fact, the cast and crew rolled out the magic carpet here in Los Angeles Sunday, where co-stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Nasim Pedrad, and Navid Negahban joined director Guy Ritchie, composer …

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Disney and Fox film slate

Every Disney Movie We Can’t Wait to See Through 2027

By Zach Johnson After kicking off with the record-setting success of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, The Walt Disney Studios’ 2019 summer slate continues with Disney’s Aladdin May 24, Fox’s Dark Phoenix June 7, Pixar’s Toy Story 4 June 21, Fox’s Stuber July 12, and Disney’s The Lion King July 19. Fox 2000’s The Art of Racing in the Rain moves up to August 9, and Fox Searchlight’s Ready …

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No Feathers Needed—How the Dumbo VFX Team Made an Elephant Fly

By Beth Deitchman More than 70 years ago, Mrs. Jumbo looked down at her “baby mine” for the very first time and, after one look at his expressive blue eyes, she was smitten—and so were we. Dumbo, the 1941 animated feature, has been a fan-favorite since its release, largely because of its adorable elephant protagonist …

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How Tim Burton and Co. Helped Dumbo Soar to New Heights

By Zach Johnson “I never liked the circus,” Tim Burton admits, “but I like the idea of it.” That is why Burton, a self-described “weirdo,” wanted to direct and produce the live-action reimagining of Disney’s animated classic Dumbo (in theaters March 29). Producer Ehren Kruger, who wrote the screenplay, had been a fan of the …

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5 Things We Learned from Dumbo’s Cast and Filmmakers

By Tim Lammers Seventy-eight years after the Walt Disney animated film classic Dumbo debuted in theaters, director Tim Burton and his troupe of performers are bringing a new big top spectacle to the big screen with their live-action reimagining of the flying elephant tale. Here are five things D23 learned about Dumbo from Burton, stars …

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Captain Marvel website

We’re Obsessed with the Totally ’90s Captain Marvel Website

By Jim Frye Grab your inline skates, your flannels, and your Walkman radios and get ready to take a trip back to the ’90s of every Gen-Xer’s dream in Marvel Studios’ newest epic adventure Captain Marvel. Fans got their first ’90s-tastic taste with the initial trailer that showed Brie Larson’s title character crashing through the …

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Captain Marvel Goose

Captain Marvel’s Paw-Some Pal

By Jim Frye With just weeks to go before Marvel Studios’ next big-screen adventure, Captain Marvel, drops into theaters (and through the roof of a Blockbuster video store), there’s one purr-ticular character in the film that fans just can’t wait to meet—that adorable cat! “We have an awesome cat in this movie named Goose,” says …

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So Dear to My Heart

Did You Know? 12 Blue-Ribbon Facts About Walt Disney’s So Dear to My Heart

By Jim Fanning Told through the golden glow of nostalgia, Walt Disney’s So Dear to My Heart celebrates 70 years of humor, music, and animation. Released on January 19, 1949, this heartfelt film is set in 1903, in Fulton Corners, Indiana, where young Jeremiah “Jerry” Kincaid (Disney star Bobby Driscoll) adopts a mischievous black lamb …

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2019 Disney movies

Every Disney Movie We Can’t Wait to See in 2019

By Beth Deitchman By A blockbuster end to Marvel Studios’ most shocking cliffhanger of all time… A new chapter in the iconic Skywalker Saga… Favorite toys and Frozen friends embark on new adventures and the circle of life continues. The Walt Disney Studios will once again make movie magic in 2019, and you won’t want …

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Disney 2018

Every Magical Disney Moment from 2018

By the D23 Team Cinematic Sensations We tessered, broke a Kessel Run record, went on another adventure beneath the trees of the Hundred Acre Wood, and tripped more than a few lights fantastic. All of that just in one year! There’s no doubt that 2018 has been one for the books starting off the year …

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Mary Poppins Returns

An Animated Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mary Poppins Returns

By Beth Deitchman Whether you’re such a devotee of the 1964 film Mary Poppins that you can recite “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” backwards along with the beloved nanny herself—it’s “dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupes,” for your information—or you just have an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia for the film, chances are you consider the film’s animated sequences to be among its most memorable. …

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The Official Walt Disney Studio Tours Expand in 2019!

By the D23 Team Just in time for D23’s 10th anniversary, the fan-favorite Official Walt Disney Studios Tours return in 2019 with a wide variety of experiences and most importantly… more tours! The D23 Gold Member-exclusive tours of the historic Studio lot return on four weekends in 2019, and our April tour date will be …

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