Friday, July 27, 2012

Disney twenty-three Magazine Fall Issue

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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

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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 OfficialDisney 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 magneticpostcard 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.comwill feature original and exclusive stories that complement the contents ofD23’s beautiful, glossy magazine. Only available on, 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 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, or at select shops at the Disneyland® Resort, the Walt Disney World® Resort and To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

News from D23: Tickets for D23 Expo 2013


Discounted 2013 Tickets Available for a Limited Time

D23 Members Enjoy Additional Savings and Members-Only Benefits

BURBANK, Calif. – July 26, 2012 – On Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. PT, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will open one year later and run from Aug. 9-11, 2013, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, the D23 Expo celebrates the entire world of Disney entertainment and brings together all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including The Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Disney Consumer Products; Media Networks (including ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, and Radio Disney) and Disney Interactive. D23 Expo 2013 marks the third Expo held in Anaheim, following Expos in 2009 and 2011.

More than 40,000 Disney fans from around the world gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center in 2011 for the second D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. In anticipation of even bigger attendance, D23 Expo 2013 will feature: an overflow theater for the D23 Arena, which will accommodate more than 2,000 guests for live streaming of the popular Arena presentations; nearly double the size of presentation venue Stage 23 (formerly 1,000 seats); and an expanded show floor, to include Halls A, B, C and D, as well as a larger Collectors’ Forum to provide even more magical experiences for guests.

As in previous Expos, D23 Expo 2013 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe. In 2011, celebrity appearances included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Willem Dafoe, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Jason Segel, Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, Michael Giacchino, Tony Baxter, Tom Bergeron, Regis Philbin, Jodi Benson, Lea Salonga, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara, Anika Noni Rose, David Arquette, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Taylor Kitsch, Wilmer Valderrama, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, Chelsea Kane, and Kyle Massey, along with Disney executives and creative talent. They came together to bring special presentations, announcements, and performances to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.

D23 Expo 2013 will also feature the Disney Legends Awards–a stirring biennial event that pays tribute to the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new Fan Art Contest themed to the upcoming 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins; the 12,000 square-foot Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit featuring costumes, props, and set pieces from Disney’s rich history; plus amazing live events, celebrity appearances, panels and presentations, sneak peeks, and unique experiences that celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2013 will be available at a discounted price for a limited time. From August 9–December 31, 2012, tickets will be $47 for a one-day adult admission and $37 for children 3-12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will be $40 for a one-day adult admission and $32 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available for both D23 Members and the general public, and D23 Members can save as much as $204 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit

In addition to these special advance-purchase savings, D23 Members can also buy D23 Expo VIP Sorcerer Packages, extremely limited tickets that are only available to members. These packages offer incredible, exclusive opportunities.

·       Three-day admission ticket
·       Reserved seating at all presentations in the D23 Arena and Stage 23
·       Commemorative Sorcerer credential
·       Pre-Expo tour of the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit
·       Exclusive shopping time in the D23 Expo Dream Store and the Treasure Trove the day before the Expo is open to guests
·       Exclusive tour of the D23 Expo show floor the day before the Expo is open to the public
·       Private welcome reception
·       Special entrance to the Expo each morning
·       Hardbound Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives catalog
·       Hardbound Disney Legends ceremony commemorative program
·       A voucher for an appointment with an on-site massage therapist
·       Exclusive D23 Expo 2013 tote bag filled with gifts
·       “Fond Farewell” reception on final day of Expo
·       In addition, Sorcerer-level members have access to the Sorcerer Member Lounge

Sorcerer Package tickets will be available exclusively to both Gold- and Silver- level D23 Members at $1,500 per ticket. Members will also have the option to purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets. Additional details and benefit are highlighted at

D23 Members receive early admission to the Expo show floor, and D23 will once again give a special thanks to D23 Charter Members, providing them special access to the Expo’s Charter Member Lounge.

Visit to relive some of the extraordinary experiences from the first two Expo events and get a peek at what’s to come in 2013.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The '20th Anniversary' Sculpture has Sold Out!

The Walt Disney Classics Collection announced the Sold Out status of Mickey Mouse and the Field Mouse sculpture ("It All Started With a Field Mouse").

In honor of its 20th Anniversary, the Walt Disney Classics Collection presented this specially designed sculpture featuring Mickey Mouse cheerfully contemplating a replica of the famed Field Mouse sculpture (first Walt Disney Classics Collection release in 1992). 

A highly sought-after collectors item, the Field Mouse (from the 1942 animated classic Bambi) has come to symbolize the exacting animation principles and beautiful artistry of the Walt Disney Classics Collection. 

Sculpted by Patrick Romandy-Simmons, the sculpture is plussed with pewter leaves and a delicately detailed bronze miniature Field Mouse is Limited to Production Year 2012.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two" Set For Panel At San Diego Comic-Con International 2012

Disney Interactive is happy to announce that the highly-anticipated Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two video game will be featured in a panel at the Comic-Con International 2012 show in San Diego on Sunday, July 15th at 1:00pm in Room 25ABC

Participating in the panel are video game designer Warren Spector of Disney Interactive’s Junction Point, Peter David, award-winning comic writer and author of the upcoming Disney Epic Mickey 2 Graphic Novel and Marv Wolfman, award-winning American comic book writer and co-writer of Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

In addition, please find below the never-before-seen opening movie for the game titled “A Story Begins.”

The Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two video game returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with more than 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. But for the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join forces as true partners - Mickey with the magical paint brush that allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald with a powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity. 

This new co-op play further enhances the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players tackle challenges the way they want to in order to explore a variety of possibilities and storylines, but always with consequences for their chosen actions.