Meet the Characters of Encanto

By the D23 Team Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia… in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with …

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jungle cruise

New Delightfully Dueling Jungle Cruise Trailers—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt Offer Up Dueling Jungle Cruise Trailers Happy July! Summer is in full swing, and we’re now less than one month away from the highly anticipated release of Disney’s Jungle Cruise. To celebrate such a momentous occasion, Disney just debuted two hilariously adventurous “dueling” trailers for the film—one …

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Raya the Dragon

Go Behind the Magic with the Raya and the Last Dragon Filmmakers

By Courtney Potter Faith, teamwork, and trust… when those ideas align—whether within a disparate group, or within one individual’s heart—magic can once again thrive. In Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS)’ upcoming Raya and the Last Dragon, that kind of magic has been drained from the magnificent, fantastical world of Kumandra—where, long ago, humans and dragons lived …

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short circuit features

Short Circuit Is Bringing Magic to Disney+ in 90-Second Stories

By Karina Schink There are no small ideas. That’s the rather grand and magical thought behind the Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) program Short Circuit, in which anyone currently working at the Studios, whether an animator, character modeler, or developer, can get the opportunity to direct a 90-second animated short. At a recent event at …

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