Mickey Mouse is celebrating a monumental 90th anniversary this year and D23 is celebrating in a big way with the fall issue of Disney twenty-three magazine. The magazine is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members as a benefit of their membership.
The cover features the latest tribute to Mickey—his new birthday portrait, titled Spreading Magic Around the World, painted by legendary Walt Disney Animation Studios animator Mark Henn and unveiled officially at SDCC last month—and Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline looks at the long-standing tradition of Mickey portraits over the decades.
Film historian Leonard Maltin honors Mickey’s enduring optimism and youthful spirit. Celebrities and luminaries including Kurt Russell, Mark Hamill, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Menken and Hayley Mills recall their fondest Mickey memories.
Actress and fashion designer Ashley Eckstein pays tribute to Minnie Mouse by spotlighting Minnie’s enduring place as a role model and fashion icon.
An exclusive behind the scenes on the making of the new Disney Channel Original Movie Freaky Friday with interviews with stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff.
Plus, D23 is kicking off its annual Fanniversary honoring two beloved films celebrating their 25th anniversary: Hocus Pocus and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Director Kenny Ortega talks about the making of Hocus Pocus and all of the on-set excitement working with Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker. For more Fanniversary fun, visit D23.com/Fanniversary beginning October 1.
This month’s “Character Analysis” examines the frightfully fun denizens of Nightmare, along with a first look at the new Nightmare-themed gingerbread house coming to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction overlay this year.
Also included in the fall issue of Disney twenty-three:
- Animation historian Fox Carney dives into the vaults of the Animation Research Library to show off stunning paintings and drawings from Mickey’s rich history
- From the Desk of: Mickey’s portrait painter Mark Henn
- A preview of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
- An advance look at the new Disney Channel series Star Wars Resistance
- Regular features including D Society and Ask Dave
See it for Yourself
Disney twenty-three magazine FALL 2018 issue will begin arriving in mid-August.