D23 Previews “Disney twenty-three” Summer Issue Features on Walt Disney Archives, Disneyland, Muppets and More

D23 has previewed the upcoming summer issue of Disney twenty-three. This quarter fans will explore the Walt Disney Archives as it celebrates its 50th anniversary; take a look at upcoming Disney+ premieres such as Muppets Now and Artemis Fowl; and see how Disneyland has changed—and remained the same—as its 65th anniversary approaches!

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What’s happening:

  • Summer is almost here and that means it's time for a new issue of Disney twenty-three, the official publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.
  • This June, the Walt Disney Archives will celebrate its 50th anniversary, the upcoming issue of Disney twenty-three will explore the important history of preserving magic.
  • Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin takes readers on a journey through the Archives spanning five remarkable decades of preserving Disney’s most beloved treasures while remaining a vital resource for writers, directors, and, of course, Disney fans.

Other notable features:

  • Muppets Now
    • This month will also take a look at the premiere of the new series Muppets Now coming soon to Disney+.
    • And Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy sit down for an exclusive interview to talk about their return to the screen—and the importance of Miss Piggy, of course.
  • Artemis Fowl 
    • Sir Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench, Josh Gad, and newcomer Ferdia Shaw discuss adapting Artemis Fowl into an epic feature, which will be streaming this June on Disney+.
  • Howard
    • Director and producer Don Hahn pens an essay on the making of his moving Howard Ashman documentary Howard for Disney+, and illuminates the inside story of the award-winning lyricist responsible for some of Disney’s most beloved songs.
  • Secret Society of Second-Born Royals 
    • Star Skylar Astin reveals his Disneyland favorites, with photos shot exclusively for Disney twenty-three earlier this point year at the resort.

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

  • Brian Henson takes readers on the set of the out-of-this-world Disney+ talk show Earth to Ned, complete with a celebrity-obsessed alien charged with destroying the planet!
  • Dan Lanigan gives us an insider look at the making of Prop Culture, a new Disney+ series about the iconic props from favorite films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mary Poppins
  • From The Sound of Music to The Reluctant Dragon, 10 must-see Disney+ movies selected by members of the Walt Disney Archives team
  • Dazzling then-and-now Disneyland park photographs—plus an array of classic merchandise—in honor of the park’s 65th anniversary
  • Regular features including:
    • From the Desk of
    • By the Numbers
    • Character Analysis
    • D Society
    • Ask the Walt Disney Archives
  • The latest issue of Disney twenty-three will begin arriving before the end of May.

Become a Member:

  • 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.
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