Soul is one of Pixar’s most vibrant, colorful, and inspiring movies to date, and its artistry stands as a testament to the magic and power of cinema – and the endless boundaries of animation. Soul may stumble at times in its execution, yet it is Pixar’s most fascinating and ambitious film if solely for its…
“Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks” is a Fun Inside Look Behind the Magic of Bringing Holiday Experiences to Life
Ever wonder what goes into creating holiday magic at the Disney Parks? A new book from Disney showcases what goes into creating incredible experiences each year around the world.
“Clouds” is a Heartwrenching, Inspiring, and Brave Disney+ Original
Chronicling a heartbreaking and beautiful true story, Clouds is Disney+’s bravest, heartwrenching, and most inspiring film yet, one that will lift your spirit and break your heart.
Disney Architecture Analysis: ‘Team Disney’ Building by Michael Graves
Welcome to our Disney Architecture Analysis series, where, every Tuesday, we’ll spotlight another Disney architectural structure and analyze what makes it work, what doesn’t, and its storytelling and design merit. The first installment in this series, this article will analyze the Michael Graves masterpiece, the Team Disney building in Burbank, California. At Disney, storytelling is…
“They Drew As They Pleased – Volume 6” is a Brilliant Look at the Art of Disney’s New Golden Era
This summer saw the release of the sixth and final installment of the Disney and Chronicle Books series, They Drew As They Pleased, which chronicled the hidden art of Disney legends from Disney’s first golden age, and finishing with the current golden era at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The series is unlike any other series…
Theme Park Time Travel: The Freedom and Pitfalls of Building a Themed Land Frozen in Time
“Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.” These thirteen words have set the stage of the fantastical achievement that is Disneyland since the very first day of operation in 1955. It has established that during one’s journey through the highly immersive land, they will be not only transported to…
Radiator Springs Racers: Immersive Storytelling in Three Acts
Great stories come in a multitude of forms, but often, such stories are portrayed in a classic, conventional three-act structure; The Setup, the Confrontation, and the Solution. All great stories, whether it be a novel or a feature film include some form of this three-act structure though it’s exact events and placements may vary. Seeing…
Celebrating the Art of Disney Storytelling
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‘The Disney Monorail’: A Deep Dive Into the Creation of Disney’s Iconic Highway in the Sky
An essential rite of passage associated with any visit to the Magic Kingdom, it’s difficult to think of any other mode of modern transportation, and one as quintessentially Disney as the Monorail is. Any previous guest to Walt Disney World can recall the moment of boarding the Monorail and being greeted by the golden tones…
“Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II”: A Honest Look at the Making of an Animated Classic
Following the cultural phenomenon of Frozen in 2013, marking Disney’s biggest film in decades and paving the path for a new classic franchise, fans and Disney animators collectively joined together in wondering just how Disney will follow-up this incredible classic when the inevitable sequel does arrive. We got that answer with the release of Frozen…
Toy Story 3: Celebrating 10 Years of Pixar’s Cinematic Masterpiece
We celebrate ‘Toy Story 3’ on the tenth anniversary of its release! We look back at this perfect film and break down what makes it work so well.
Curtains for Arendelle: Celebrating Disney’s Frozen on Broadway
We bid farewell to Disney’s stage-production of ‘Frozen’, having now ended its Broadway run.