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Lightning Strikes in New Cars 3 Teaser—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Lightning Strikes Again in New Cars 3 Teaser Trailer

It’s been almost six years since we last saw legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) race around the world (and take down the evil Professor Z) in Disney•Pixar’s Cars 2. But gas up and start your engines, because everyone’s favorite Piston Cup champ is back! Cars 3 will…

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Get Inspired by These Disney “Fresh Starts”

By Courtney Potter

Welcome to 2017—the perfect time to make new goals, to devise new dreams, and to celebrate new beginnings. In need of some New Year’s inspiration of your own? Look no further than your favorite Disney films! Countless characters have faced all manner of trials and tribulations before conquering adversity and stepping—often with a smile and a…

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Favorite Disney Moments from 2016

By D23 Team

Before we welcome in the new year, take a look at some of our favorite Disney moments from 2016!

Groundbreaking of Star Wars-Themed Lands
While the news of these galactic expansions to Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida first broke back at D23 Expo 2015, construction on the lands started in the spring of this year….

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Lunar New Year Returns to Disneyland Resort—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure This January

Don’t want those New Year’s celebrations to end on January 2? Fret not: Disneyland Resort’s got you covered in a magical way! Lunar New Year, traditionally celebrated within Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures, commemorates the moment when both the sun and the moon…

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Do You Know These Musicians Who Brought Magic To 9 Classic Disney Animated Features?

By Jocelyn Buhlman

As Walt Disney Feature Animation prepares to release it’s latest adventure, Moana, in theaters November 23, fans eagerly await the release of the movie’s soundtrack. Part of the magic of Disney animated films is the music that transports us to far-off places such as the plains of Africa, the coast of Hawaii, or even the bustling streets of…

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HeiHei from Moana

Who’s That Good Luck Charm-ing Voice in Moana?

By Jim Frye

In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ (WDAS) upcoming Moana, the super-charming actor Alan Tudyk plays the scene-stealing rooster Heihei. And although many people will recognize him as the star of such high-profile TV projects as Firefly, iRobot, the film Serenity, or the new series Con Man, Tudyk is no stranger to expressing himself creatively behind the…

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Wendy, Donald, Sebastian, and Toad

Can You Guess These Disney Middle Names?

March 11 marks Middle Name Pride Day, a chance for those of us with middle names to shout ’em from the rooftops! No one can truly pinpoint how long middle (or “second”) names have existed in the English language—but we do know that the practice of putting a name between someone’s given (“first”) name and surname (“last”) has existed for several…

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The 2016 ZOOper-Sized March Hare Mania: Find Out Who Won!

March 31 Update: We know somebunny who’s very excited about this news! Thumper has hopped his way to the top and won this year’s March Hare Mania! Thanks for your votes – and be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter for more Disney fun.

March 28 Update: From the King of the Jungle to a quiet chameleon, sixteen animals have competed and only two…

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D23 Fab Five: Ginnifer Goodwin’s Favorite Disney Experiences

In the Spring 2016 issue of Disney twenty-three, we asked Zootopia and Once Upon a Time actress Ginnifer Goodwin to name her favorite Disney movies. But knowing the D23 Charter Member was such a big Disney fan, we had a feeling she had some other “Disney favorites.” Here, she tells us about five Disney experiences that took her to infinity and…

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Bogo, Judy, and Flash from Zootopia

Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day with Zootopia

Waaaaay back in 1937, the Seven Dwarfs first sang (and whistled) that now-famous tune, “Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s home from work we go.” But the rest of the song clues us in to just how hard they actually had to work: “We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig in our mine the whole day through. To dig dig dig dig dig dig dig is what we like to do.” Whew! Talk about a…

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