D23 Expo 2019 Hall D23

Find Out When The Biggest, Can’t-Miss Presentations Will Take Place at D23 Expo 2019

By D23 Team

Some of the most exciting and anticipated Disney announcements have happened at past D23 Expos, and D23 Expo 2019 is proving to be just as thrilling. Starting with the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, kicking off the Expo on Friday morning, August 23, the presentations and panels coming to “Hall D23” are…

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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 the most beloved films in the Disney canon. But inside,…

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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 right here!

Paris, France

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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 and Disney Legend Alan…

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Discover the Power of Maleficent in the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Teaser

By Jocelyn Buhlman

We’ve been on the edge of our seats following the news about the sequel to the story behind one of Disney’s most enchanting villains, and today we finally got our first look at Maleficent’s (Angelina Jolie) return to the big screen. Joined by Elle Fanning, reprising her role as the lovely Princess Aurora, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil takes…

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Frozen on tour cast

Frozen’s North American Tour Finds its Anna and Elsa—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disney Theatrical Productions announces its newest stars, and a look at every Disney movie we can’t wait to see through 2027… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Casting Announced for Frozen’s North American Tour

Some fabulous news from our pals at Disney Theatrical Productions: In…

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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…

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summer studio tours sold out

The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – Presented by D23

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Official Disney Fan Club, all D23 Members have even more opportunities to enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour tour of The Walt Disney Studios. This exclusive experience includes a visit to Walt Disney’s office suite and the Walt Disney Archives.

Join your D23 tour guide on a stroll through the original…

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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 who captivated us with his oversized ears…

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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 peculiar pachyderm since…

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