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D23's Adam Sanderson Sees Social edia, digital technology as the smart way to grow Disney's official fan club

Jim Hill | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When it came to proving his "Disney geek" street cred last January, Adam Sanderson -- Head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club -- had just the secret weapon in mind.

My Daughter Didn't Love Disney -- And It Kind Of Broke My Heart

Meredith Hale | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

In the midst of the "happiest place on earth," I came to a realization that made me decidedly unhappy. My daughter and I were two very different people.

Lost 1927 Walt Disney Film Discovered In Norway

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment

A long-lost film by Walt Disney was recently found in a very unlikely place: a library in Norway near the Arctic Circle. The 1927 film is called "...

Common Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Jose Costa | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Jose Costa

To launch your own business, you have to take risks. Period. I learned this first-hand when I started my own marketing agency a few years ago. The hardest step was letting go of the known and taking the first leap of faith, but every second of the journey was worth it.

Little Girl Becomes Happiest Person On Earth Upon Learning She's At Disneyland

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents

Some go to Disneyland to tell Disney villains what's up, others are just happy to be there. This little girl, named Ali, was in a bit of a grumpy ...

For the First Time in Forever... I Did Not Enjoy My Vacation to Disney World

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 12.04.2014 | Travel
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Just so we're clear, I've been a humongous Disney fan ever since I was a kid. I've probably visited Mickey's playground three dozen times in the past several decades, and for so long it really did seem like the most magical place on Earth. But no more.

Disney During World War II and Hope: Entertainer of the Century Showcase Two Hollywood Legends Who Did Everything They Could for the Troops

Jim Hill | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As a former servicemember, I have to admit that I'm always intrigued by how various entertainment entities observe Veterans Day.

How Involved Was Walt Disney in the Classic Disney Animated Films?

Quora | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

Disney was often at the studio very late at night, looking over people's work and suggesting edits to be fixed in the morning. But his time and attention were reduced from 1941 forward by a number of events.

Nana Finally Makes It to Never Land in Battle for the Book!

Jim Hill | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Let's be honest here. You kind of feel bad for Nana whenever you watch Disney's Peter Pan. After all, everyone else gets to fly off to Never Land in this 1953 animated feature.

Disney's 'Feast' Trailer Will Definitely Make You Feel Some Puppy Love

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment

Disney's trailer for its new animated short, "Feast," is probably your aww of the century. According to the trailer's description, the short is th...

I'm Suing Disney Studios! When Did I Ever Tell Them to 'Be My Guest?'

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

It's shocking how much Disney plagiarized my childhood events for its animated features -- where do I even start?

Disney Characters Puts the Fun in Fundraising at Annual CHOC 'Walk in the Park' Event

Jim Hill | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's the fundraiser that Disney fans happily and willingly get out of bed at 3 a.m. to take part in. The one that people actually schedule their Southern California vacations around, with some participants flying in from as far away as Texas, Illinois and Connecticut.

Windshield Decal Semiotics and Doctrinaire Cultism in the Artwork of Brendan Donnelly

Annabel Osberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The title of Brendan Donnelly's first exhibition at Paul Loya Gallery, "How To Be A Magician In Your Spare Time," is something of a misnomer--the show has little to do with magic. However, the emptiness of the titular promise is itself an ironic trick in keeping with the artist's skepticism of magisterial charlatanry.

10 Things NOT To Do At Disney World

Fodor's | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Walt Disney World is the most-visited vacation resort in the world. Yet as magical as it is, it can also be extremely overwhelming for parents, grandp...

Here's Why Disney Characters Rarely Have Mothers

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment

If you've ever wondered why so many Disney characters were lacking in the mom department or pondered why mommy dearest was introduced only to bite the...

Are Drones Becoming Family-Friendly?

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Whether depicting drones as unintimidating in 'Shutterbug Time,' or drones in theme parks; Disney wants drones to be family-friendly. How the public will respond to drones around their children remains to be seen.

A Trip to the Happiest Place on Earth With HelloWorld (PHOTOS)

Ernestine Fu | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Ernestine Fu

Located in Florida, Disney World is the flagship of Disney's worldwide resort empire and has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. From Fantasmic to Hakuna Matata, the resort is filled with magic!

Labor Day: Created in Six Days From Collective Guilt and a Stubborn Landlord

Kevin Walsh | Posted 10.30.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

This weekend, we're celebrating the end of summer -- the bookend to Memorial Day and a great Monday to have off. Labor Day was created to supposedly honor the American worker but was passed in record time in 1887 by a Congress and president with a guilty-conscience. It was strictly a PR move.

Do You Wish That Comic-Con Could Come to You? Then Check Out D23's Touring Fanniversary Celebrations

Jim Hill | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Go ahead. Admit it. After hearing about all that cool stuff Comic-Con attendees got to see last week, you're now wishing that you'd gone down to San Diego.

What Was It Like as a Woman Animator in the Early Disney Days?

Quora | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"It was fun around there. We enjoyed it. The girls in ink and paint were called "The Nunnery." This was during and after the Depression. I loved it. And I loved having some money in my pocket. It was great."

8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business

Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp. Entrepreneurshi...

Trivia: Seven Questions and Answers about the Declaration of Independence

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

Here are some trivia questions relating to the Declaration of Independence. See how you do with them.

Here's Everything Wrong With 'Frozen'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment

CinemaSins has tallied the wrongdoings of a lot of films. Sticking mostly to the action-adventure genre, the channel's nitpicked at movies that are tr...

Fairies, Witches and Astronauts

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

What were all the boys who were running away from girls like me running toward, you might ask? Their glorious futures, of course. If boys wanted to fly, they had plenty of assistance.

What's New At Walt Disney World This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

There's always something new cooking at Disney World. From new attractions and parades to improved smartphone apps and massive park expansions (and, yes, price increases), here's what to expect at Walt Disney World in 2014.