Fall Issue of Disney twenty-three Devoted To D23 Expo 2015

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DISNEY TWENTY-THREE TAKES GUESTS ON A JOURNEY THROUGH SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT AND TOY STORY’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

IN AN ISSUE DEVOTED TO D23 EXPO 2015, DISNEY’S OFFICIAL FAN CLUB ALSO SHARES ARCHIVAL DISNEYLAND TREASURES, EXPLORES DISNEY AND MARVEL’S COMIC BOOK COLLABORATION, AND PROFILES THE NEW DISNEY LEGENDS.

BURBANK, Calif. — AUGUST 10, 2015 — In celebration of D23 EXPO 2015, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is devoting its Fall publication of Disney twenty-three to some of the remarkable things guests will get to see and experience at the biennial event. And as The Walt Disney Company readies for the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort, readers will get an in-depth look at the amazing new park set to open next year–including spectacular concept artwork and a look at some of the new attractions being built right now in China.

Also in the Fall issue, available exclusively to D23 Gold Members, two of the members of the original Toy Story team reflect back on the earliest stages of the beloved film, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, including an unexpected encounter the film’s art director, Ralph Eggleston, had with Disney Legend and Apple founder, Steve Jobs.

In addition, the talented artists at Marvel and creative minds at Walt Disney Imagineering teamed up to create what is now a wildly successful line of new comic books based on theme park favorites — Disney Kingdoms. Disney twenty-three looks at the three current titles — Figment, Big Thunder Mountain, and Seekers of the Weird — and gives readers a peek at what’s to come.

Also included in the Fall issue of Disney twenty-three:

— Profiles of the 2015 recipients of the Disney Legends Award including George Lucas, Andreas Deja, Eyvind Earle, and Danny Elfman
— A tribute to Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club, on its 60th anniversary
— A look at the impact of the Silly Symphony cartoons by historian and world-renowned film critic Leonard Maltin
— A look inside Walt Disney Archives Presents – Disneyland: The Exhibit with a preview of some of the classic and contemporary pieces included in the breathtaking display
— The dazzling illustrations created by Disney animator Eric Goldberg for Shanghai Disney Resort and a new book
— Regular features including A Walk with Walt, D Society, and Ask Dave

D23 Members are invited to visit D23.com for up-to-the-minute breaking news from D23 EXPO 2015, and recaps of some of the biggest, most exciting presentations at the event.

Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving in mid-August.



Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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