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December 30, 2013

Q&A with 'Tinker Bell: An Evolution' Author Mindy Johnson

By Tracy Stecko, Disney Consumer Products
Whether you remember her as the spunky sidekick to Peter Pan or watched her embark on magical fairy adventures, Tinker Bell is a cherished character for Disney fans of all ages. Tinker Bell’s journey began in J.M Barrie’s original version of "Peter Pan," and the feisty fairy is still relevant today as one of Disney’s most popular female characters. Her roots are now explored in "Tinker Bell: An Evolution," published by Disney Editions and authored by Mindy Johnson, a Disney creative consultant and avid Tinker Bell fan. Mindy explores the fairy’s evolution with never before seen pictures from the Animation Research Library (ARL) and shares her experience working with Disney Legends Alice Davis and Marc Davis. Disney Post recently sat down with Mindy to discuss the book and her passion for our favorite fairy.
December 13, 2013

Disney News This Week: Walt Disney Studios Award Nominations, Celebrating 90 Years of Disney Animation, 'Good Morning America' Wins November Sweeps

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Let the award season begin! The Walt Disney Studios was honored with a number of Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards nominations this week. "Saving Mr. Banks" star Emma Thompson—who plays the role of Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers—received a “Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama” nod for the Golden Globes and was recognized in the “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” category for the SAG Awards. "Frozen", Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest film, was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Animated Feature Film,” and “Let It Go,” one Elsa’s main ballads, secured a spot in the “Best Original Song—Motion Picture” category. Congratulations to the Studio for this amazing achievement!
November 19, 2013

Remembering Diane Disney Miller

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger reflects on the passing of Diane Disney Miller.
November 4, 2013

Tony Baxter Honored with Window on Main Street, U.S.A.

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we have a special and unique way of honoring those who have made important and lasting contributions to our business. For more than 58 years we have recognized these individuals by placing their names on windows on Main Street, U.S.A.

October 30, 2013

Anaheim's Small-Town, Big-Time Halloween Parade

By Patricia Sheppard, The Walt Disney Company

With the spookiest day of the year creeping up on us tomorrow, we thought we’d get in the spirit of the celebration with a trip down memory lane… all the way to the 1920s—a few decades before The Happiest Place on Earth came to life. In Disney twenty-three, the official magazine of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, author Kevin Kidney takes a look at one of Southern California's longest-running Halloween celebrations.

October 29, 2013

Minnie Makes Her Mark

By Tanya Ropella, Disney Consumer Products
No one can pull off a red polka-dotted bow quite like Minnie Mouse. For generations of children and adults, her bow represents true friendship—someone special who has touched so many lives, including mine. Since her breakout role in 1928’s Steamboat Willie, Minnie has reached her fans through movie theaters, television and now through social media. At Disney Consumer Products (DCP), we continue to celebrate Minnie Mouse through countless collections, fashion and products.
October 17, 2013

20 Spooky-Spectacular Years With 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
On Tuesday, October 15, in Hollywood, California, we met up with a thousand exuberant fans for a very special “scare-ebration”: the 20th anniversary of Tim Burton’s "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
October 16, 2013

Celebrating Nine Decades of Disney

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

On this day in 1923, Walter E. and Roy O. Disney signed a contract that would change their lives… and the world. The two small-town entrepreneurs established the Disney Bros. Studio, located in Los Angeles, marking the beginning of what we know today as The Walt Disney Company.

October 3, 2013

Roy E. Disney Celebrated in a Brand-New Disney Editions Book

By Amelia Lukiman, Disney Consumer Products
Walt and Roy O. may have been the indelible originators of The Walt Disney Company, but another Disney left his own unique mark throughout his tenure at the Company: Roy E. Disney.
September 25, 2013

Q&A with Walt Disney Animation Studios' Burny Mattinson

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
At last month’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, surprised longtime Disney animator Burny Mattinson by bringing him onstage to celebrate his 60 years with the Company.

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