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Disney Animation Makes Women’s History While Making Raya and the Last Dragon

By Beth Deitchman

The spirit of Women’s History Month shines through in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest film, Raya and the Last Dragon. The movie tells the story of a young warrior who embarks on an epic journey in the fantasy world of Kumandra as she sets out to track down the legendary last dragon, Sisu, to further her quest to restore the fractured land…

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Walt Disney and the Creation of the Character Model Department

By Nikki Nguyen, Walt Disney Archives

Disney animators have been bringing characters to life for decades, skillfully using various mediums to create exciting, immersive worlds with fully-developed characters that generations of fans have grown to love. Let’s take a peek at how Walt Disney created a department to help animators better conceptualize what would…

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10 Perfect New Ways to Chill Out with Disney Animation

By Beth Deitchman

Imagine skimming the ocean waves, gliding over breathtakingly blue water toward the horizon. You hear the crashing sea and the rustle of a gentle breeze. A hand reaches out from your canoe to touch the rushing water. You discover you’re immersed in the world of Moana, and the calming moment you were experiencing on screen has become something…

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Every Way to Bring Disney Magic to Your Video Calls

By Beth Deitchman

Are you feeling a little bit like Rapunzel right about now? Do you wish you could travel to an exotic locale? Well, how about Zootopia, or Monstropolis, or Hoth? Thanks to a wide array of backgrounds from Disney Channel, Walt Disney Animation Studios, National Geographic, and more, you can add excitement—not to mention Disney Magic Moments—to…

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JUST ANNOUNCED: The Walt Disney Studios Announces New Dates for Upcoming Films

By the D23 Team

We have exciting news to share from our friends at The Walt Disney Studios! Following the announcement in March that several titles would be delayed due to the global health crisis, The Walt Disney Studios today shared new dates for Disney’s Mulan, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, and more. Additionally, we’ve just found out that Disney’s Artemis…

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5 Dazzling Details to Discover in Frozen 2

By Beth Deitchman

To create the beloved characters and breathtaking visuals in Frozen 2, a collection of teams ventured into the unknown together, bringing with them disparate skill sets that include model-making, character design, and writing code. In any other workplace, these experts in their chosen fields might never even meet—but at Walt Disney Animation…

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Fantasia 2000

Q&A with Eric and Susan Goldberg About the Magical, Musical World of Fantasia 2000

By Jocelyn Buhlman

This month, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fantasia 2000, which invited a new generation of Disney animators to showcase their talents as they visually interpreted classical compositions in the style of 1940’s Fantasia. To celebrate this stunning film’s milestone anniversary, we sat down with supervising director Eric Goldberg and…

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The Princess and the Frog

The Cast and Crew of The Princess and the Frog Celebrate 10 Years of the Magical Film

By Savannah Salazar

Ten years ago, Walt Disney Animation Studios took us down to New Orleans with The Princess and the Frog. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker along with producer Peter del Vecho, the film introduced a slew of brand-new, now beloved characters from hard-working heroine Tiana (voiced by Disney Legend Anika Noni Rose), to the devious Dr….

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Frozen 2

All of Disney’s Golden Globe® and Critics Choice Nominations for 2019

By Zach Johnson

Roll out the red carpet, because awards season is now underway! Earlier today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the nominees for the 77th Annual Golden Globe® Awards. In the film categories, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2, Walt Disney Pictures’ The Lion King and Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Jojo Rabbit received…

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Meet the Enchanting New Characters of Frozen 2

By Savannah Salazar

For the first time in forever, our favorite characters (and new ones too!) are coming back for a journey beyond Arendelle when Frozen 2 hits theaters on November 22. Picking up three years after Anna and Elsa reunited, the sisters—along with Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven—set off into the enchanted forest where they meet a plethora of new…

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