D23, the official Disney fan club, publishes a beautiful quarterly magazine for its gold level members (aka paying members) called Disney twenty-three. The Spring 2016 issue looks to be one that might be of particular interest to our loyal Animation Fascination readers—the magazine is focusing on the current revival of the vaulted Walt Disney Animation Studios and providing some sneak peeks into future projects.
The issue highlights the creative talents that are working today at Walt Disney Animation Studios—from writers and directors to producers and animators—who are responsible for this latest round of outstanding and successful animated films that have brought the studio back to the forefront of animated filmmaking.
The press release says that studio president Ed Catmull, chief creative officer John Lasseter, and the feature animation “Story Trust” team will “reveal the secrets behind such hits as Tangled and Frozen.”
We’re also told that this issue of Disney twenty-three will include “rarely seen visual development art created for the Studio’s most recent films” along with “advance looks at the upcoming animated films Zootopia—including a revealing one-on-one with star Ginnifer Goodwin—and Moana.”
The Spring 2016 issue will also include:
- A sneak peek of Marvel Studios’ upcoming film Captain America: Civil War, featuring exclusive interviews with star Chris Evans and one of the film’s directors, Joe Russo.
- A chat with director Jon Favreau as he details the work behind crafting the new CGI/live-action hybrid of The Jungle Book, including how he got Bill Murray to voice the character of Baloo the bear
- A look at the colorful concept art from the original 1967 animated feature 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
The Spring 2016 issue of Disney twenty-three will be mailed exclusively to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members in late February. We can’t wait!
Learn more about D23 and its membership benefits at D23.com.