The complete visual history of the Walt Disney logo before Disney movies

Ever since the Walt Disney Pictures logo debuted before The Black Cauldron in 1985, Disney has been tweaking and re-styling and creating multiple variations of the iconic magic castle logo that pops up right before its movies. For a while it's a simple 2D logo stamped on a blue background but eventually it turned 3D… » 3/25/15 3:28pm 3/25/15 3:28pm

8 Walt Disney Quotes That Are Actually Fake

Sometimes it feels like the internet is 90 percent inspirational quotes. Albert Einstein, Gandhi, and Walt Disney are all popular sources for bite-sized nuggets of inspiration. But sometimes the quotes attributed to these people are just wrong. Like these quotes from Disney — a man who didn't actually say, "If you… » 3/19/15 4:29pm 3/19/15 4:29pm

Wall.e Restaurant Staffed With Robots Opens in China

Yet another new restaurant with robot servers has opened in China. And the owners seem determined to test Disney's patience with intellectual property laws. Why? The name of the restaurant is apparently Wall.e — just like the cute little robot worker from the 2008 Pixar film. » 12/27/14 7:30pm 12/27/14 7:30pm

The Coolest (and Weirdest) Stuff From Today's Animation Art Auction

There's an impressive art auction at Profiles in History today and tomorrow featuring everything from wax figures to theme park blueprints. Here's some of the coolest (and weirdest) stuff from it, if you're still looking to get me something for Christmas. For instance, the Alice in Wonderland concept painting above by… » 12/18/14 3:48pm 12/18/14 3:48pm

Tron Inspired Disney to Make This Psychedelic Movie About Computer Art

There was something undeniably awesome about Disney in the early 1980s. The company was expanding its theme parks in Flordia with EPCOT, a shrine to technological innovation. Meanwhile, a bunch of young kids sort of got left unattended at the studio. The result? Movies like Tron. » 12/16/14 8:00pm 12/16/14 8:00pm

Don't Forget, Pixar's Toy Story That Time Forgot Airs Tonight

It's officially coming, but Toy Story 4 isn't hitting theaters until 2017—in fandom years that's like an eternity away. So to make the wait more bearable, Pixar has been churning out some equally enjoyable Toy Story short films, and the latest one, Toy Story That Time Forgot, premieres tonight. » 12/02/14 5:54pm 12/02/14 5:54pm

Magical Thinking: Bitcoin Gathers at Disney

ORLANDO—(BTC @ $355.27) The hotel is a tomb of hopeful thinking. Built in the 1980s, the single tower of the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Hotel at Disney World juts up from the Orlando ground as if tectonic forces pushed skyward a sheet of pure, brown stucco. A soundtrack of Mickey Mouse anthems plays around the clock.… » 12/01/14 2:34pm 12/01/14 2:34pm

Disneyland and Walt Disney World are no-fly zones

Aerial photographs of Disney's theme parks are rare these days. That's not because they're boring or dumb. They're impossible to take, because Disneyland and Walt Disney World are prohibited air space. And it's not just because of terrorism, either. » 11/23/14 11:00am 11/23/14 11:00am

This hand drawn Big Hero 6 trailer is so simple but so lovely

CGI is wonderful and I love it when excellent animators use it for their films but there's something about the ol' trusty pen and pencil way of hand drawing (even if it's not done with a pen and pencil) that always makes me smile. It's like doing things simpler is sometimes better. » 11/21/14 1:32am 11/21/14 1:32am

Has an App Ever Made You Feel Special?

Last night, I experienced a moment of pure wonder. It felt like it was meant for me. Sick in bed, still coughing and sneezing at 3AM, I absentmindedly checked my smartphone. To my astonishment, a tiny blue spark appeared on my screen. » 11/18/14 6:16pm 11/18/14 6:16pm

A Tour of 'San Fransokyo,' the Hybrid City Disney Built for Big Hero 6

The new movie Big Hero 6 represents the first-ever partnership between Marvel and Disney, two entities known for constructing fantastical universes. So it's not surprising that bringing the story to film also required building an entire city of the future: a blend of Tokyo and San Francisco named San Fransokyo. » 11/10/14 12:35pm 11/10/14 12:35pm

Big Hero 6 Review: An Underdog Adventure Where Robots Have Hearts Too

Big Hero 6 is Disney and Marvel's new robot adventure that takes place against the backdrop of the fictional San Fransokyo. It's a huge and beautiful new world, and although the plot isn't perfect, the movie is worth seeing for the robots, the city alone, and the jokes alone. » 11/06/14 2:15pm 11/06/14 2:15pm

8 Real-Life Robots That Inspired Big Hero 6

The star of the new Disney-Marvel movie Big Hero 6 is a poofy robot named Baymax who can assess your health with a laser-enabled two-second full-body scan. He also might soon be a reality. Baymax and other robots in the film were inspired by eight actual robots, some of which were designed and built in labs at MIT, … » 11/06/14 9:20am 11/06/14 9:20am

You Can Now Stream All the Disney Movies You Own on Android

At the start of the year, Disney launched an app for iOS which allows you to stream all the Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies you own. Now, it's arrived on Android, too. » 11/04/14 3:20am 11/04/14 3:20am

The Disneyland TV Show Debuted 60 Years Ago Today

Sixty years ago today, on October 27, 1954, the Disneyland TV show debuted on ABC. The show actually existed before the theme park opened in Anaheim, California on July 17, 1955 and was in effect an advertisement for the park. But oh, what a glorious advertisement it was. » 10/27/14 6:50pm 10/27/14 6:50pm

I can't wait to watch Disney's new short about a cute dog who loves food

Disney just released a teaser trailer for the new animation short Feast that will premiere right before Big Hero 6 and it's just adorable. I mean, does life get better than seeing a lovable dog happily gulp down delicious food? Yeah, I didn't think so. » 10/16/14 7:29pm 10/16/14 7:29pm

This is what the Instagram feed of a Disney character looks like

If Disney characters were real people they would probably have an Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat account where they post their selfies. Or at least this is what Italian Illustrator Simona Bonafini thought when she decided to make this neat collection of drawings. » 10/11/14 12:46am 10/11/14 12:46am

The teaser trailer for Tomorrowland is a mysteriously fun ride

It seems kind of silly to me to make a movie based off of Disneyland's Tomorrowland but hey, the same sort of idea worked out pretty well for Pirates of the Caribbean. And after seeing the very first teaser of the movie, the movie version of Tomorrowland looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. » 10/09/14 6:54pm 10/09/14 6:54pm