Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney

Did You Know? 8 Genius Facts About Ludwig Von Drake

By Jim Fanning Hello there, you kooky people, you! Are you in for a treat! 60 years ago—on September 24, 1961—the egotistical, erudite, eccentric professor Ludwig Von Drake made his debut on the premiere episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. The only major animated character Walt created especially for television, Professor Von Drake …

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Under appreciated Sherman Brothers songs

13 Underrated Sherman Brothers Songs to Enjoy Today!

By Courtney Potter Music. It’s one of the most memorable components of any Disney movie. From Snow White’s lilting “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” to Moana’s resolute “How Far I’ll Go,” music propels each and every Disney story to the next level—of comedy, of adventure, of romance, and of plain ol’ fun. And no …

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D23 Expo Walt Disney Archives Stage schedule

See the Walt Disney Archives Stage Schedule

The Walt Disney Archives Stage is back for D23 Expo 2017! See the schedule of panels and presentations below, and click here for the full D23 Expo 2017 lineup. Friday, July 14 “Out of the night, when the full moon is bright” – 60 Years of the Horseman Known as Zorro (11:30 a.m.) –– The …

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Burny Mattinson

5 Fascinating Facts—Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

By Steven Vagnini “Animation is 75 percent thinking and 25 percent drawing,” Disney Legend and Walt Disney Animation Studios animation director Burny Mattinson once said. “Everything must be carefully thought out first. Our animators not only have to think like actors but have to figure out how to get that performance across on paper and …

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favorite disney birds

Celebrate National Bird Day with our Favorite Feathered Friends

By Nicole Nalty Whistle, chirp, or let out a cock-a-doodle-doo! It’s National Bird Day and, to celebrate, we’re letting some of our favorite birdies take center stage. What are you waiting for? Olé! Olé! It’s showtime! Archimedes, The Sword in the Stone (1963) Whoooo’s up first? Why, it’s Merlin’s feathered friend, Archimedes. This opinionated owl …

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Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

The Wonderful Things About Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color

By Greg Ehrbar On September 24, 1961, TV viewers watched the fireworks burst over Sleeping Beauty Castle as Tinker Bell pixie-dusted their screens to launch a new kind of Disney anthology series. The show they knew as Disneyland and then Walt Disney Presents had changed from black-and-white to color, moved from ABC to NBC, and …

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Walt and Lillian Disney dancing at Carnation Plaza Gardens

Did You Know? Swinging Stories from Disneyland’s Carnation Plaza Gardens

By Greg Ehrbar Aglow with idyllic charm suggesting the “Shipoopi” bandstand in The Music Man, Carnation Plaza Gardens brought a variety of joyous entertainment to Disneyland park beginning in 1956. We asked Tim O’Day about the beloved location, since he was a Stage Manager there as a young Cast Member, as well as a PR …

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Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land

Doing the Math: Donald in Mathmagic Land

As people around the globe celebrate Pi Day by reciting countless digits and, naturally, eating pies, D23 looks back at a Disney educational film that served its own spoonful of sugar to help the medicine (i.e. mathematics!) go down. Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959) remains one of the most popular and inspiring educational films in …

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