The year may be coming to a close soon, but there is still so much to celebrate before we ring in 2019. Disney twenty-three, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club magazine, celebrates one of their studio’s most anticipated films Mary Poppins Returns and the animated Ralph Breaks The Internet. The upcoming issue also covers one of the most awaited games, Kingdom Hearts III. Additionally, there is a sneak peek of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a brand new ride that is exclusive to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL.
Disney twenty-three was on set of the Rob Marshall-helmed movie musical and spoke exclusively with the director as well as the film’s stars, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Plus, readers will get a look at Practically Poppins in Every Way, a stunning new book that chronicles the character on the page, in song, on the big screen, and on Broadway.
But before all of that, Disney fans will get to see Ralph Breaks The Internet, the animated sequel to Wreck-It Ralph. The film sees Ralph (John C. Reilly) help Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) find a replacement part to her broken game on the Internet. While on her journey, she will discover the answers to her extensional questions and realize that there is more to life than just racing the same track over and over again. Directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston and Silverman will take readers through the excitement Wreck-It Ralph will face in the wacky and wild World Wide Web. And the back cover of the new issue features an exclusive image created for D23 of the duo (lovingly) wrecking the Disney twenty-three logo.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the first Mickey Mouse-themed ride-through attraction that is coming exclusively to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. up exciting new details about the exhilarating exploits that will await guests (and the beloved pair) when they climb aboard this thrilling attraction.
Then there’s the Kingdom Hearts III coverage. The game is the third installment of the highly popular franchise which includes two main titles and numerous spinoffs. Coverage includes a reveal of what’s to come from the latest installment of the epic adventure, which includes a look at the worlds from Big Hero Six, Frozen, Tangled, and for the first time ever, Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story.
Finally D23 Days of Christmas, a celebration of the holidays with original stories, videos, crafts, recipes, and downloadables. The theme of this year’s seasonal celebration is the cartoon featurette Mickey’s Christmas Carol, which has its 35th anniversary this year, and to kick off the fun, D23 sat down with animator Mark Henn and Disney Legend Burny Mattinson to talk about the making of the heartwarming classic. And the issue takes a look at how all the holiday magic at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World is created. So you’ll see how those unique trees are delivered to the park doors and photographic journey through the annual Disney Parks Christmas Parade, which has been bringing cheer to fans on ABC for three decades.
Coverage also includes:
• Every bit of magic (or just about) coming from Disney in 2019—from theme parks and movies to television and beyond.
• The rededication of Stage A to Sherman Brothers Stage A, as Disney Legend Richard Sherman, reflects on the honor.
• A reflection on Tinker Bell’s timeless charm and enduring legacy.
• A close look at Disney Legend Peter Ellenshaw’s background artwork for 1964’s Mary Poppins, which makes an appearance in the new film.
• From the Desk of El Capitan Theatre organist Rob Richards.
• Regular features including By the Numbers, Character Analysis, 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 mid-November.