Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Disney twenty-three Takes Fans Inside Walt Disney Animation Studios

In the 10 years since John Lasseter and Ed Catmull took over the reins of what is now Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney has enjoyed incredible creative and box office success with such films asTangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and, of course, Frozen. The spring 2016 issue of Disney twenty-threelooks at the creative talents—from writers and directors to producers and animators—who have driven this wave of superior filmmaking that has resulted in two Academy Awards® for Best Animated Feature for the studio.
Disney twenty-three, available exclusively to D23 Gold Members, includes exclusive interviews with Lasseter and Catmull, as well as the teams behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ run of hits, discussing the secrets behind their work and how a Disney animated film goes from concept to creation. Plus, Disney twenty-three unveils rarely seen visual development art created for the Studio’s most recent films. There are also advance looks at the upcoming animated films Zootopia—including a revealing one-on-one with star Ginnifer Goodwin—and Moana.
In addition to the animation celebration, the issue offers a sneak peek of Captain America: Civil War,featuring exclusive interviews with star Chris Evans and one of the film’s directors, Joe Russo. And director Jon Favreau details the incredible work behind crafting the stunning live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, including how he snared Bill Murray to voice Baloo the bear.
Also included in the spring issue of Disney twenty-three:
  • Three cheers for the 10-year anniversary of High School Musical, including interviews with the director and members of the cast
  • A look at the colorful concept art from the 1967 animated hit The Jungle Book, with stories from Disney Legend Floyd Norman, who worked with Walt Disney on the film
  • A walk through Walt Disney’s office suite on the Studio lot, recently restored by the Walt Disney Archives
  • Regular features including A Walk with Walt, D Society, and Ask Dave
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 late February.

2 comments:

Justin Lopez said...

Hi there! Hope all is well :) Did you ever end up purchasing any additional maquettes from the Archives collection. Wondering what is up for the spring release! We got the original batch and absolutely love them! Gallery of the Lakes was great with shipping them and offering a great intro package to the collection. I saw on twitter you are collecting the Precision Series Cars. How do you get notified of the upcoming releases? Is there a particular vendor you use when purchasing the sets? After visiting California's Radiator Springs... we are definitely interested in starting this collection. How are you going to display them? Would love your thoughts :) Thanks!

Duckman said...

Hi Justin,

Doing well. Please feel free to email me.