Jess Salafia Ward

Jess is an Aussie, an attorney and a die-hard Disney fan. She grew up in a city not too far from P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney; and she still enjoys running around in Snow White pajamas and serenading her family members with Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon A Dream” (though, unlike Princess Aurora, she is not blessed with the gift of song). She became an Honorary Princess of the Magic Kingdom after her Flynn-Rider lookalike fiancé proposed at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at Walt Disney World in 2018. Jess is an Elvis-lover like Lilo, and is otherwise singing along to her Frozen, Moana and Coco soundtracks (anyone listening will wish Ursula would pay her a voice-taking visit). When she doesn't have her nose stuck in a book, Jess delights in writing for The Disney Blog and sharing with fellow fans all things Disney.

Dear Disney+: Please Bring Valentino’s Disney Villains to (On-Screen) Life

Back in February we were excited to announce that Book of Enchantment, an exclusive Disney+ TV series based on Serena Valentino’s top-rated Disney Villains novels, was well in the works under creatives Michael Seitzman, ABC Signature Studios and Christina Davis’ ABC Studios-based Maniac Productions. Alas,… Read More »Dear Disney+: Please Bring Valentino’s Disney Villains to (On-Screen) Life

Disney+ original film Flora & Ulysses begins production

Disney+ original film Flora & Ulysses follows 10-year-old Flora, an enthusiastic comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic; and her squirrel, Ulysses. But Ulysses is no ordinary squirrel. In fact, his unique superhero powers cause chaos in a series of humorous, fun-filled adventures that change… Read More »Disney+ original film Flora & Ulysses begins production

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First details for Pixar’s New Film ‘Soul’

Is there such thing as a pre-anniversary? If so, we’re celebrating it today. One year from today, the unstoppable storytelling team at Pixar will release a new animated film entitled “Soul.” This new addition is Pixar Animation Studio’s second original feature film scheduled for release… Read More »First details for Pixar’s New Film ‘Soul’

Limited Edition Merchandise for D23 Expo 2019 Preview

Disney recently revealed some new collections attendees can scoop up during D23 Expo 2019 later this year. The Anaheim Convention Center will host the expo in August during which time fans can become proud owners of never-before-seen collections across shopDisney.com, The Dream Store, and Mickey’s… Read More »Limited Edition Merchandise for D23 Expo 2019 Preview