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The Mandalorian Season 3 (Trailer)

The Mandalorian Season 3 (Trailer)

Now that Din Djarin has reunited with his pint-sized companion, The Mandalorian’s third season sets the duo on a journey toward Mandalore. Set against the backdrop of the rise of the New Republic, our heroes find themselves pulled into new conflicts as Grogu hones his skills. The season kicks off on 3.1.2023 on Disney+.

FRAN Digital Re-aging Tech

FRAN Digital Re-aging Tech

VFX artists have been making actors look younger or older for a while, but the effect is costly and labor-intensive. Researchers from Disney, ETH Zurich, and UW-Madison are showing off an AI tech called Face Re-aging Network (FRAN), which can perform the feat in five seconds per frame. It seems better at aging than de-aging, though.

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Willow (TV Series Trailer)

Willow (TV Series Trailer)

Disney+ and Lucasfilm revisit the magical world of Willow with a new TV series. Warwick Davis reprises his role as the unlikely hero in an epic battle of good vs. evil. The trailer looks wonderful, though we will miss Val Kilmer’s Madmartigan. Premieres 11.30.22.

Dumbo Ride Cosplay

Dumbo Ride Cosplay

Cosplayer and Disney fan Tina Elliott stole the show at the 2022 D23Expo with an outfit based on the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride at Disneyland. The costume surrounded Tina with a motorized mini version of the classic amusement park ride, and won her top prize for her category and the Fan Favorite award.

Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion (Trailer)

Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion (Trailer)

Nick Fury is back on Earth after working with the Skrulls in deep space for years. Now, these shapeshifting aliens have infiltrated our planet and are hiding in plain sight. Samuel L. Jackson is joined by Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, Martin Freeman, and Don Cheadle in this new Disney+ series slated for 2023.

Star Wars: Andor (Teaser)

Star Wars: Andor (Teaser)

Even though we know Cassian Andor’s fate, we’re excited to learn his backstory. In this epic new Star Wars series, Diego Luna revisits his Rogue One character to tell the story of the birth of the rebellion against the evil Empire. Premieres on Disney+ on 8.31.2022.

Baymax! (Trailer)

Baymax! (Trailer)

Disney+ returns to the world of Big Hero 6’s with a new animated series. Interested only in helping, our inflatable robot pal Baymax spends each episode trying to fix a physical issue that his systems identified and ultimately finds deeper meaning in each interaction.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Trailer)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Trailer)

Ewan McGregor reprises his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in this new Disney+ series. It takes place ten years after the end of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, as the Jedi Master hides on Tatooine to watch over Luke Skywalker and face his demons after his failure with Anakin. Premieres 5.27.22.

Disney Parks’ Forced Perspective Illusions

Disney Parks’ Forced Perspective Illusions

If you’ve ever visited one of Disney’s theme parks, you have been tricked. The parks frequently employ an optical illusion known as forced perspective to make structures look bigger or smaller than they actually are. Art of Engineering explains the trickery and why our brains get so easily fooled by it.

Realistic Winnie the Pooh

Realistic Winnie the Pooh

If Winnie the Pooh was more like the bear from The Revenant, he might look something like this imposing creation from artist North of the Border. He built this bear from scratch using a wire and foil armature, then sculpted and painted its clay body. Even Heffalumps should not mess with this Pooh Bear’s Hunny pot.

Friend Like Me on Electronic Organ

Friend Like Me on Electronic Organ

Musician 826aska performs a spirited arrangement of the track Friend Like Me on her electronic organ. While we will always miss Robin Williams, her version serves as a delightful and uplifting tribute. If you enjoy Disney musicals, check out her arrangements of A Whole New World and Circle of Life too.

The Book of Boba Fett (Trailer)

The Book of Boba Fett (Trailer)

The Mandalorian brought back Boba Fett, now head to Tatooine to see how the bounty hunter rules the underworld now that Jabba the Hutt is no longer head cheese, and Bib Fortuna is dead. The series premieres on 12.29.21 on Disney+.

Muppets Haunted Mansion (Trailer)

Muppets Haunted Mansion (Trailer)

In this Halloween special, The Muppets find themselves as guests in Disney’s famed Haunted Mansion, challenged with surviving one night inside of its creep-filled walls. They’re joined by Will Arnett, Yvette Nicole Brown, Darren Criss, John Stamos, and another famous Henson, Taraji P. Premieres 10.8.2021 on Disney+.

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The Art of Disney Classic Movie Postcards

The Art of Disney Classic Movie Postcards
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This boxed set makes a great gift for Disney fans. It includes 100 postcards, suitable for framing, note-writing, or mailing. Each one is printed with a unique poster from Disney’s massive catalog of movies and shorts. All the classics are there, from Lady and the Tramp to Pinocchio to One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Disney’s Frozen Horror Coloring Book

Disney’s Frozen Horror Coloring Book

We were never ones to color inside of the lines, so we can appreciate illustrator Jordan Persegati’s out-of-the-box reinterpretation of Disney’s Frozen Ultimate Colouring Book, which he transformed into a demonic work of horror, complete with trypophobia triggers.

Marvel’s Hawkeye (Trailer)

Marvel’s Hawkeye (Trailer)

Disney+ heads into the holidays with another Phase 4 MCU TV series. Set in New York City after The Blip, Clint Barton aka Hawkeye is on a mission to reach his family for the holidays. But when a threat from his past reappears, he teams up with Kate Bishop, a young archer who becomes his protégé. Premieres 11.24.2021.

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales (Trailer)

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales (Trailer)

What could be better than LEGO + Star Wars? According to Disney, LEGO + Star Wars + Halloween. In this Disney+ special, Poe Dameron and BB-8 land on a Mustafar, where a Hutt named Graballa has set up a Sith-inspired theme park and hotel. Then Emperor Palpatine shows up and tries to start raising the dead.

The Disney+ Song

The Disney+ Song

We were just saying the other day how much we love Disney+ and how it’s our favorite streaming service. Between its catalog of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars content, there’s something for everyone. But as elpinko, frizfrizzle, and Sebastian the Crab explain, there’s one franchise you just won’t find on the network.

The History of Disney’s Handwich

The History of Disney’s Handwich

For as many things that Disney has succeeded at, they’ve had their fair share of failures too. Kevin of Defunctland takes a look at one such flop, a one-handed sandwich that was basically a savory waffle cone, “The Handwich.” He then flips from Documentarian Mode to Chef Mode to replicate the cone-shaped sandwich.

Star Wars: Visions (Trailer)

Star Wars: Visions (Trailer)

After our first look, here’s another selection of beautiful and eye-popping footage from the upcoming Star Wars animated series. It features seven original stories as told through the eyes of some of Japan’s greatest anime studios. The series premieres on Disney+ on 9.22.2021, and we can’t wait to watch it.

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One Man ’90s Disney Movie Medley

One Man ’90s Disney Movie Medley

Vocalist Nick Pitera demonstrates his vocal range and ability to hit the high notes in this medley of eight songs from Disney musical movies that came out in the 1990s. Tracks include The Bells of Notre Dame, I’ll Make a Man Out of You, Hakuna Matata, A Whole New World, and The Mob Song.

Walt Disney Imagineering Showcase 2021

Walt Disney Imagineering Showcase 2021

The Imagineers who bring the attractions to life at Disney’s theme parks are among the most talented designers, engineers, and builders in the world. This brief video shares some of their recent work in robotics, animatronics, ride design, and more. Plus, there’s another glimpse at their amazing retractable lightsaber.

Goofy Joker

Goofy Joker

The scene in Joker where the Clown Prince of Crime appears on Murray Franklin’s talk show was seriously intense. Animator anima leal decided to lighten the mood by replacing Joaquin Phoenix with Goofy and Robert De Niro with Winnie the Pooh. Voices by Brock Baker.

Marvel Studios’ What If… ? (Trailer)

Marvel Studios’ What If… ? (Trailer)

Marvel’s animated series “What If… ?” imagines alternative stories and variants of popular characters from the world of superheroes. As the Marvel cinematic multiverse expands, familiar storylines offer unexpected twists and new alliances emerge. Coming to Disney+ 8.11.2021.

Star Wars: Visions: First Look

Star Wars: Visions: First Look

The Star Wars franchise has paid homage to Japanese cinema and folklore throughout the years. Now Disney+ repays the debt by inviting seven of Japan’s top animation studios to create unique anime stories that take place in the Star Wars universe. The series premieres 9.22.2021.

Monsters at Work (Trailer)

Monsters at Work (Trailer)

This Disney+ series picks up the day after the Monsters, Inc. power plant started running on children’s laughter instead of screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, a recent grad of Monsters U. who always wanted to be a scarer, but comes to find that laughter is what’s in demand these days. Premieres 7.2.2021.

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