Melting Is Now One of Many, Many Terrible Ways a Stormtrooper Can Die

Stormtroopers are the disposable pawns of the Star Wars universe, and there’s more ways for them to die than movie spin-offs planned for the next 20 years. But in addition to dying from blaster fire, TIE fighter crashes, Death Star explosions, and lightsaber attacks, it appears that melting is yet another peril the… » 4/23/15 7:07pm Thursday 7:07pm

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

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

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

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

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