Disney twenty-three Takes Fans Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios

In the 10 years since John Lasseter and Ed Catmull took over the reins of what is now Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney has enjoyed incredible creative and box office success with such films as Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and, of course, Frozen. The spring 2016 issue of Disney twenty-three looks at the …

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Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

“Russi has imbued Minnie with so much of her own appeal, her strength, her spirit; a sense of gentleness, but combined with a certain sauciness. In the process, she has really helped to define Minnie’s character for new generations.” —Roy E. Disney

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Wayne Allwine

Wayne Allwine

“In time, you actually realize all of the characteristics that this character has in yourself. I’ve got all his naive qualities, and all of his optimistic qualities.” —Wayne Allwine on his prolific performances as Mickey.

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Bill Farmer

Bill Farmer

“Doing the voice of Goofy has become second nature to me. In the beginning, I had to stop and think what his motivation was, but now he lives inside me.” —Bill Farmer

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Tony Anselmo

Tony Anselmo

“I’ve watched Donald Duck cartoons a million times and my whole life I wanted to work for Disney. Pending natural disaster, I expect to be doing Donald the rest of my life.” —Tony Anselmo

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Sterling Holloway with Kaa

Sterling Holloway

Before long, Sterling’s unusual voice perked the ear of Walt Disney, who invited him to star as the voice of the Messenger Stork in the 1941 animated classic Dumbo.

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Scrooge McDuck and Money is Released

The character of money scavenger Scrooge McDuck was originally created by Carl Barks in a 1947 comic book story, but Scrooge didn’t make his theatrical debut until two decades later on this day in 1967 with the theatrical release of Scrooge McDuck and Money. When Scrooge appeared later in Mickey’s Christmas Carol and the television …

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