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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+.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Homemade Disneyland Star Tours

Homemade Disneyland Star Tours

Long before Disney owned Star Wars, their theme parks dabbled in sci-fi action with Star Tours, a 1987 attraction that simulated a flight to Endor. So after his daughter requested a Disneyland-themed birthday party, the World’s Greatest Dad built her a low-budget replica of the motion sim using original video and audio from the ride.

Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock

Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock
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Everyone could use a Mickey Mouse clock on their wall, and this model has a trick up its sleeves. It pairs with your Amazon Echo device to work as a timer, displaying the countdown of remaining minutes one 60 individual LEDs along its perimeter.

More Dark Disney Origin Stories

More Dark Disney Origin Stories

With Cruella offering a dark origin story for the 101 Dalmatians villainess, Disney might give us more of the same. James Corden and the Jonas Brothers explore what made Eeyore so depressed, how the dogs got spaghetti in Lady and the Tramp, and what the deal was with the “I need six eggs” lady in Beauty and the Beast.

Disney’s Retractable Lightsaber

Disney’s Retractable Lightsaber

It’s been rumored for some time that Disney was working on a lightsaber replica that could retract like the ones seen in the Star Wars movies. In this all-too-short video, we get a glimpse at one in action. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Walt Disney World’s Galactic Starcruiser in 2022, you’ll get to see it in person.

Disney’s Groot Robot

Disney’s Groot Robot

Engineers at Walt Disney Imagineering have been working on animatronic robots which can walk on their own for a while now. As part of their Project Kiwi initiative, they created a walking version of Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. He needs a safety tether at present but is still an impressive creation.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Trailer)

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Trailer)

Taking place immediately after the Clone War, this animated series follows the story of an elite squad of clones who possess special abilities. The formidable group of soldiers hire themselves out on dangerous missions, and draw the ire of the Empire. Premieres on Disney+ on 5.4.2021, with new episodes on Fridays.

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Duck Tales Theme Dramatic Monologue

Duck Tales Theme Dramatic Monologue

Actor David Ury likes to perform dramatic monologues. But rather than reading from masters like Shakespeare or Browning, David prefers pop culture sources. Listen up as he transforms the lyrics from the Duck Tales theme into a sordid tale of a dark dystopian duck world. Enjoy more TV theme song monologues here.

Disney’s Cruella (Trailer)

Disney’s Cruella (Trailer)

The evil, puppy-hating villain of 101 Dalmatians must have gotten her start somewhere. Emma Stone stars as a young Miss Cruella de Vil as she rises from a mischievous grifter to downright wicked member of London society. Emma Stone stars and Craig Gillespie (I Tonya) directed this live-action Disney origin story.

Honest Lilo & Stitch Trailer

Honest Lilo & Stitch Trailer

In the days before Pixar became king, Disney was struggling to keep its animation fresh and relevant. Screen Junkies looks back with equal parts fondness and snark about the 2002 flick Lilo & Stitch, a surprisingly unconventional movie about a little girl and her blue dog that’s actually a gross and violent alien.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Trailer)

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Trailer)

Marvel Studios welcomes two more characters from the MCU to Disney+. The series takes place in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, and focuses on the very different crimefighting styles of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, as they team up to face new villains, rumored to be the Flag-Smashers. Premieres 3.19.21.

How Disney Parks Fool Us with Forced Perspective

How Disney Parks Fool Us with Forced Perspective

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.

Star Wars: Andor: Sizzle Reel

Star Wars: Andor: Sizzle Reel

Now that Disney+ has reeled us in with The Mandalorian, they’ve started work on their next Star Wars series. This promo for the upcoming Rogue One prequel brings back Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor and provides a small glimpse of the work going on behind-the-scenes. The initial 12-episode run hits sometime in 2022.

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