D23 Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of ‘The Reluctant Dragon’

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Disney’s 1941 film The Reluctant Dragon was screened last weekend on the Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, at an event sponsored by D23, the official Disney fan club. Continue reading

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D23 Celebrates 25th Aniversary of Disney Animation’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’



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, one of the all time greats from Disney Animation, is getting ready to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its initial release. Can you believe it’s been 25 years? D23, Disney’s official fan club, is going to celebrate this milestone in some cool ways, too.
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D23’s Destination D Celebrates Marc Davis, True-Life Adventures

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In case you haven’t already heard, D23 is hosting their next “Destination D” event this November at Walt Disney World in Florida. The theme is “Amazing Adventures” and they’ve got some interesting items on the docket.

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Spring 2016 Edition of ‘Disney twenty-three’ to Highlight Walt Disney Animation Studios

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D23, the official Disney fan club, publishes a beautiful quarterly magazine for its gold level members (aka paying members) called Disney twenty-three. The Spring 2016 issue looks to be one that might be of particular interest to our loyal Animation Fascination readers—the magazine is focusing on the current revival of the vaulted Walt Disney Animation Studios and providing some sneak peeks into future projects.

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Art and Humor Reign at D23 Expo’s ‘Zootopia’ Panel

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Walt Disney Animation Studios rocked the D23 Expo 2015 this year with some amazing stuff. My time at the Expo was limited, but I was happy (and grateful) that I was able to get a seat for the “Welcome to Zootopia!” panel held on Saturday, August 15th, 2015, at the Anaheim Convention Center. Here’s a quick rundown of what was presented.

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Disney Animation Makes ‘Gigantic’ Announcement

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At the D23 Expo 2015 last weekend, Walt Disney Animation Studios made it official—their long-rumored feature about giants will be released in 2018 and will be called Gigantic.

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Save the Date: Disney and Pixar Animation Presentation at D23 Expo Happening August 14th

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D23 Expo 2015 is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 14th-17th, 2015. One of the highlights of the every-other-year event is the Walt Disney Studios’ animation presentation which highlights the latest animated features coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Disneytoon Studios.

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‘Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives’ Exhibit Extends Chicago Stay

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Disney fans in the Chicagoland area have cause to rejoice. Due to popular demand, the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit presented by D23, the official Disney fan club, will be staying at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois through August 3rd, 2014.

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D23 Announces 2014 Events

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D23, the official Disney fan club, has announced their members-only events happening in 2014. Of particular interest to our loyal readers and animation fans are the screenings of classic Disney animated films in the historic Studios Theater located on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California.

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