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New issue of DisneyTwenty-Three magazine goes behind the scenes at DCA

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DISNEY TWENTY-THREE TAKES
READERS BEHIND THE SCENES
OF THE SPECTACULAR DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE EXPANSION IN ITS ALL-NEW FALL
ISSUE

Disney Fans Also See
the Making of D23's 'Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives,' Preview Tim
Burton's Frankenweenie, and Get a
Sneak Peek
of Once Upon a Time's New Season

BURBANK, Calif. – July
27, 2012 – From the high-octane thrills of Cars Land to the immersive beauty of
Buena Vista Street, the fall issue of Disney
twenty-three,
the flagship magazine of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club,
offers a complete insider's guide to the spectacular expansion of Disney
California Adventure.

Available nationwide
on Aug. 14, the fall issue of Disney
twenty-three
takes readers on a journey through the stunning reimagining of
the park with exclusive interviews, breathtaking photography, and surprising
details straight from Disney Imagineers, who designed the new buildings,
attractions and entertainment featured in the park.  Along with the new issue, D23 Gold Members
will receive a special member-only gift: a colorful, commemorative magnetic
postcard celebrating Disney California Adventure's incredible expansion.

"Disney fans around
the world are flocking to Disney California Adventure to experience the
extraordinary transformation of the park," said Steven Clark, head of D23: The
Official Disney Fan Club. "With the fall issue of the magazine, we decided to take
D23 Members more deeply than ever into the making of 20 new attractions and
shows that have been added to the park during the five-year expansion."

 

The fall issue also
celebrates ABC's hit series Once Upon A
Time,
looking at the show's roots in Disney mythology and offering a sneak
peek at its upcoming second season. The story features exclusive interviews
with the show's creators and stars, including Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas
and Ginnifer Goodwin – a D23 Member who opens up about her love of all things
Disney.

Disney twenty-three also explores the most exciting new
developments throughout Disney – while offering new insight into fan favorites.  In its pages, Disney fans will be able to:

  • Unlock the doors
    of D23 Presents Treasures of the
    Walt Disney Archives
    and see some of the iconic pieces now on display
    at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
  • Get early details
    from director Tim Burton on his latest monster of a movie, Frankenweenie
  • Pay tribute to groundbreaking
    author and futurist Ray Bradbury with a heartwarming remembrance by Disney
    Legend Marty Sklar
  • Celebrate Disney
    Legend Alice Davis, who just received a window on Disneyland's Main
    Street, U.S.A., next to her late husband, Marc, one of Walt's Nine Old Men
  • Get answers to "23
    Questions" with Newsies star
    Bill Pullman

In conjunction with
the release of fall issue of Disney
twenty-three
, for the first time www.D23.com
will feature original and exclusive stories that complement the contents of
D23's beautiful, glossy magazine.  Only
available on D23.com, beginning August 14:

  • With exclusive artwork, Imagineer Kevin Rafferty reveals
    the initial plans and ideas for "Carland" – the car-themed land that was
    in development for Disney California Adventure before Cars Land
  • Once
    Upon a Time
    showcases 23 "hidden"
    Disney references embedded in its first season
  • Once
    Upon A Time
    stars Jennifer Morrison, Lana
    Parrilla, Raphael Sbarge and Josh Dallas reveal their favorite Disney
    movies, characters, theme park attractions and memories
  • Exclusive outtakes from Disney twenty-three's interview with Frankenweenie director Tim Burton

Disney twenty-three is delivered directly to the doorstep
of all D23 Gold Members, along with a special gift.  Disney twenty-three magazine is
also available at retail locations across the country for $15.95, and can also
be purchased online at DisneyStore.com and throughout the Disneyland® and Walt
Disney World® Resorts.

D23:
The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the remarkable past, present and future
of Disney, taking its name from 1923, the year Walt Disney founded his
world-famous company. D23 brings its members a host of exclusive benefits,
including a weekly e-mail newsletter; an array of discounts and special offers;
free gifts throughout the year; and exclusive, member-only special events.

Disney
fans can join the world's only
Official Disney Fan Club by visiting www.D23.com,
or at select shops at the Disneyland® Resort, the Walt Disney World® Resort and
www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up
with all the latest D23 news and events, follow "DisneyD23" on Twitter, YouTube
and Facebook.

 




Jim Hill

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024

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Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX), D23.com, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at JoinD23.com).

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on D23.com; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser

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Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

Jim Hill

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”

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Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 

 

“RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2”

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS

https://disney.com/ralphbreakstheinternet

https://www.youtube.com/user/disneyanimation

https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph/

https://twitter.com/wreckitralph

https://www.instagram.com/wreckitralph/

 

U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

Jim Hill

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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