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

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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Disney twenty three

Just Announced: Raya and the Last Dragon Soars onto the New Cover of Disney twenty-three

By the D23 Team

Disney fans are invited to explore the making of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ lush fantasy-adventure Raya and the Last Dragon in the new issue of Disney twenty-three, which features a stunning wrap-around cover created exclusively for the publication. The epic film follows the young warrior Raya on her quest to find the titular last dragon in an…

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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…

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Upcoming 2021 movies

Every Upcoming Disney Movie, TV Show, Disney Parks Attraction, and More We Can’t Wait to See in 2021

By the D23 Team

Everyone has a reason to celebrate the new year—whether you’re picking up a new hobby, planning new adventures, or just excited to stop writing “2020” as the date on everything, the new year holds the promise of a new start. Over at D23, we can’t help but celebrate the new year for another reason: A new year means new Disney experiences!…

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they drew as they pleased book

EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Historian Didier Ghez on the Hidden Art of Disney Animation

By the D23 Team

Since 2015, historian Didier Ghez has been shining a light on the art and animators of The Walt Disney Studios in his book series, They Drew as They Pleased. This ambitious project documenting the history of Disney animation uncovered a trove of previously unpublished artwork, history, and anecdotes that give an unprecedented view into how the films,…

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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 the Studios, WDAS…

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Paul Briggs and Ron Clements

You Need to Hear the Story Behind this Amazing “Disney Desk”

By D23 Team

Imagine sitting at a desk that’s witnessed the most formative decades of The Walt Disney Company’s storied history… from the early days of animation, through favorites like The Fox and the Hound and The Little Mermaid, and all the way to today with recent hits such as Big Hero 6 and Frozen.

This very special animator’s desk—with stains,…

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early artwork from Dumbo

Unforgettable Dumbo Art

By Nicole Nalty

Disney fans first saw an elephant fly 75 years ago with the debut of Walt Disney’s animated classic Dumbo. The underdog (underelephant?) film is unforgettable––sensational songs (admit it, you’ve cried during “Baby Mine”), lovable characters, and of course, amazing animation.

In honor of Dumbo’s big-screen debut, Disney’s Animation…

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artist, illustrator, and author Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle

In animation art circles, the work of artist, illustrator, and author Eyvind Earle is renowned, revered, and still influential today. That this remarkable and diverse talent came to call The Walt Disney Studios home for nearly a decade of his career is a testament to his talent—and to the artistic vision of Walt Disney himself.

Born on April 26, 1916, in New York…

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