1. James and the Giant Peach

Stop Everything and Watch These Stop-Motion Movies on Disney+

By Jocelyn Buhlman Today marks the 25th anniversary of the movie James and the Giant Peach, directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton, who has explored many strange and wonderful worlds through his stunning stop-motion films. The art of stop-motion allows filmmakers to build amazing, intricate environments—and frame by frame, they craft a …

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Fam Jam

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson In the mood for something spook-tacular? This Friday, Disney Channel delivers tricks and treats with a Halloween-themed episode of Disney Fam Jam. Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” continues daily, with two of our favorite films—Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and Twitches—set to air Sunday. If you’re looking for something less spooky …

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tim burton movies

7 Tim Burton Films You Can Stream Now on Disney+

By Zach Johnson For nearly four decades, Tim Burton has used his talents as an artist, director, and producer to create some of the most beloved films in Disney history. His aesthetic is both utterly unique and immediately identifiable, attracting top-tier talent like Helena Bonham Carter, Disney Legend Johnny Depp, Danny DeVito, Disney Legend Danny …

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Nightmare before christmas, chronicles of narnia, and home alone

11 Movies to Stream to Have a Very Disney+ Christmas

By Savannah Salazar Evergreen trees, twinkling lights, a warm fireplace, and your family and friends by your side—the holidays are in full swing! And, there’s nothing like flipping on your favorite Christmas movies to get you in jolly spirits. While you deck the halls and trim your Christmas trees, we decided to whip up a …

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Haunted Mansion Iris

What’s This? Everything You Need to Know About Haunted Mansion Holiday

By Savannah Salazar Season’s screamings! Holiday cheer is in the air, and spirits are high, especially at Haunted Mansion Holiday—where the Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and company have gathered for their yearly haunt. Inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, the classic attraction, which is celebrating a “Mostly Ghostly” 50th anniversary this year, gets …

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Mickey and Friends - iris

Our Favorite Disney Characters Who Wore Scary Good Halloween Costumes

By Jocelyn Buhlman We look to Disney films for a variety of reasons—whether we need some inspiration, a feel-good moment, or a dramatic song to belt out in the shower—but, have you ever considered consulting a Disney character for Halloween costume inspiration? No, we don’t mean donning a princess dress to channel Cinderella or trading …

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Tiki Mug Iris

A Mug’s Life: How the Halloween Trader Sam’s Mugs Are Created

By Charles Price Trader Sam’s Halloween Tiki Mugs have grown in popularity every Halloween Season at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort since the first “Mahaloween” in 2014. Creating these fun and detailed tiki mugs is a collaborative process. Here, we explore that process with two Cast Members on the Disneyland Creative Design …

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Zero Marshmallows - iris

Zero Marshmallows Recipe

It’s no secret that fans of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas love Jack Skellington’s faithful sidekick, Zero. We’re celebrating the spookiest time of year with a treat you can enjoy from now through winter—Zero Marshmallows. We think they make perfect treats on their own and even cuter toppings for your hot chocolate. Tim Burton’s The …

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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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Spooktacular Fanniversary crafts nightmare board game

Jack and Sally’s Ghoulish Adventure Game Instructions

What you will need: Heavy printer paper Tape Glue stick Scissors Download the game instructions Kids, have a grown-up help you with the scissors and glue. To make the game board: Print out the page onto heavy printer paper. Cut away the white paper around the board Securely tape the two pieces together where shown. …

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Spooktacular Fanniversary nightmare notebook covers

GHASTLY GOOD Spiral Notebook Covers

What you will need: Spiral notebook 5 x 11 inch sticker paper Scissors Ruler Download Notebook Covers  Kids, please have a grown-up help you with the scissors. Instructions: Measure the cover of the spiral notebook with a ruler. Print the cover onto sticker paper. If the measurements are less than 8 x 10.5 inches, trim …

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Spooktacular Fanniversary Nightmare Before Christmas photo props

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Photo Props

What you will need: Heavy printer paper Wooden dowels Scissors Tape Tacky glue Hot glue Download Photo Props Kids, have a grown-up help you with the scissors and hot glue. Instructions: Print the pages onto heavy printer paper. Cut out the art as close as possible. Turn over the prop and hot glue a wooden …

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Spooktacular Fanniversary crispy rice treats recipe

Jack’s Swirly Crispy Rice Treats

Ingredients: 3 tbsp. butter 4 cups mini marshmallows 6 cups crispy rice cereal White candy melts Chocolate candy melts Small zip top bags or piping bags with tips Melt the butter in large sauce pan. Add the marshmallow, and over low heat melt the marshmallows until smooth. Pour in the cereal and fold until covered. …

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Nightmare Before Christmas photo lab

These Frames Will Make Your Photos a Real Nightmare

By D23 Team Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? These photo frames celebrating 25 years of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas are just what you need to showcase your weird and spooky side. Want more Fanniversary fun? Check out our Hocus Pocus-themed frames and create more spellbinding …

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gummy worm cupcakes

Oogie Boogie Gummy Worm Cupcakes

Approx. 12 cupcakes Ingredients: Chocolate cupcakes White canned frosting Gummy worm candy Gel food coloring Make 24 chocolate cupcakes. Mix yellow food coloring into the frosting. Stir in small amounts of green food coloring until reaching a bright green. To make Oogie Boogie’s pointy head, trim a cupcake into a cone shape. Spread a small …

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Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin stencils

Lock, Shock, and Barrel Pumpkin Stencils

Kids, be sure to have an adult help you with the carving tools! What you will need: Ready-to-carve pumpkin Standard printer paper Soft graphite pencil Clear tape Ballpoint pen Black permanent marker Pumpkin carving tools Instructions: TIP: Carve Barrel’s face first, then carefully carve away the outer circle. If needed, secure his head with toothpicks. …

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Nightmare Before Christmas popcorn boxes

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Popcorn Boxes

What you will need:   6 sheets of cardstock Glue stick or tape Scissors Instructions: Download and print each popcorn box onto card stock, and cut along the solid lines. Kids, please have a grown-up help you with the scissors. Each box will have two parts that will need to be glued together first before making …

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Disney transportation

Vacuums, Beds, Hats, Oh My! These Disney Icons Traveled in Style

By Karina Schink We all know that getting around isn’t always the easiest of tasks, and sometimes you wish you had just a sprinkle of pixie dust to make it a bit easier. Well, we can all take a page out of the books of these ingenious Disney characters who found, let’s say, some unique …

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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 …

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sdcc announce

D23 is Coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2018!

Going to San Diego Comic-Con this year? We are, too! D23 is presenting two exciting panels—Celebrating 90 Years of Mickey Mouse with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, and 25 Years of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club during the weekend of July 18-22. From Toontown to Halloweentown, …

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2018 D23 Calendar of Events

D23’s Lineup of Events for 2018

In 2018, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club brings a new roster of events for fans around the country to enjoy. Click here to get more details on upcoming events. Check out our 10 helpful tips for D23 events. Event calendar: DATE D23 EVENT CALENDAR: LOCATION Jan 12 Lunch with a Disney Legend — Bob …

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Disney Store D23 Expo Star Wars Troopers

Ready, Set, Shop! New Collections and Collectibles Coming to D23 Expo

By D23 Team Make sure to leave some room in your suitcase! Disney Store is launching new collections, limited-edition sets, and more never-before-seen items that will make their debut on the D23 Expo 2017 show floor. With more than 5,000 square feet of space, there’s lots to see and shop! Here’s a taste of what …

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