Kevin Rafferty Cars Construction Site

A Look into Imagineer Kevin Rafferty’s Magical Journey

By Savannah Salazar

Walt Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty gives readers a look behind the magic. Looking back on his storied 40-year career, Rafferty chronicles the magic of developing dimensional storytelling experiences for Disney Park guests around the world. From Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks to Cars Land, Toy Story Mania, and The Twilight Zone…

See more
Tom Hanks

5 Times Tom Hanks was Part of an Iconic Disney Duo

By Beth Deitchman

Thirty years ago today, officer Scott Turner found himself paired with an unlikely new partner—a strong and silent type, with a tendency to drool—in Turner and Hooch, Touchstone’s 1989 action-comedy about an affable detective and a massive, messy, ill-mannered dog. Tom Hanks starred as the human member of this mismatched pair; he shared the…

See more
Which Disney pig are you?

Which Disney Pig Are You?

By Karina Schink

Happy Year of the Pig! Today marks the beginning of the new year, and we are so excited to celebrate what we’re sure will be a good one. While the party has already started at Disney California Adventure, we still have one burning question we need answered: Which Disney pig are you? Snout knowing is just not acceptable, so trot ahead and see which…

See more
news briefs 12/6

Golden Globe Nominations and New Captain Marvel Trailer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Get the scoop on Disney’s Golden Globe nods and see more of Carol Danvers in action… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

The Walt Disney Studios Celebrates its Golden Globe® Nominations!

We’re about to head into the always enjoyable “awards season”—when so many of our favorite TV…

See more
Toy Story

Does Your Knowledge of Pixar Go All the Way to Infinity and Beyond?

By Megan Deppe

Back in 1995, Pixar introduced us to a world where toys can talk and move. Since then, we’ve seen bugs create ingenius inventions, rats prepare delicious dishes in a world-class restaurant, and robots fall blissfully in love; and we’ve accompanied a young musician on an incredible journey to the Land of the Dead. Now, prepare for everyone’s…

See more
Pixar Pier concept art

Jessie’s Critter Carousel Joins a Roundup of New Transformations at Pixar Pier

By Jocelyn Buhlman

We’ve already learned about the thrilling Incredicoaster and the charming new Lamplight Lounge coming to Pixar Pier this June, and now we’re excited to share news about even more experiences that will join the newly reimagined Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure.

A Rootin’ Tootin’ Spin
In 2019, Jessie the yodeling cowgirl…

See more
news briefs black panther incredibles 2

Black Panther, Descendants 3, and Incredibles 2 —Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Find out how to meet the king of Wakanda, and learn about the Descendants “trequel” and the return of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl … See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Here’s Your Chance to Meet Black Panther
Last week’s debut of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther was truly thrilling…

See more
lunar new year dogs

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Our Favorite Disney Dogs

By Megan Deppe

We can’t find a single bone to pick with any of these cuddly canines as we prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year! The Year of the Dog begins today and we can think of no better time to celebrate our favorite pups from throughout Disney’s history. We’ve seen Disney dogs help their owners find true love, guard them in times of danger, and settle…

See more
kingdom hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts III Opens the Door to the World of Monsters, Inc.

By Jocelyn Buhlman

If you’ve been keeping up with all the magic from D23 Expo Japan 2018, you know that there was a much-anticipated announcement that is very dear to many fans’ hearts. Fans were thrilled when SQUARE ENIX® and Disney announced a new Disney•Pixar world inspired by Monsters, Inc. in Kingdom Hearts III.

Two new trailers were…

See more
lady and the tramp

7 Movies to Watch at Christmastime that Aren’t About Christmas (Or Are They?)

By Megan Deppe

It’s that time of year again: The snow is piling up outside, and all you want to do is snuggle under a blanket with some hot chocolate and watch some movies to get into the Christmas spirit. While holiday-themed movies such as The Santa Clause or A Christmas Carol may come to mind first, sometimes there are less traditional film options that feature…

See more