JOURNEY TO A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY AS DISNEY TWENTY-THREE GIVES FANS UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
FEATURING EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH J.J. ABRAMS, MARK HAMILL, HARRISON FORD, CARRIE FISHER, DAISY RIDLEY, LAWRENCE KASDAN, AND KATHLEEN KENNEDY, DISNEY’S OFFICIAL FAN CLUB CELEBRATES THE EPIC SAGA.
In celebration of the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney twenty-three will unlock the power of the force for fans by giving them a look behind the making of the newest installment in the Star Wars saga. The issue opens with “guest editor” C-3PO sharing his unfamiliarity with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club (“…although I am very familiar with the R2 series of droid, I am less familiar with the D23 line. Would it be R2-D23?”) and then shares some candid interviews with the original Star Wars leads—Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford—looking back (and ahead) at the ongoing strength of this out-of-this-world film series.
Director J.J. Abrams—who has a long-standing history with Disney going back to the TV show Felicity— offers his thoughts through a revealing Q&A, while Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy talks about how she became the keeper of one of the most beloved franchises of all time. In addition, Imagineer Scott Trowbridge gives fans a peek at what’s in store for guests at the parks since Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced plans at D23 EXPO 2015 of Star Wars-themed lands being added to both Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
And the Star Wars adventures don't stop there... In this issue D23 Gold members will find:
· Stories behind the movie poster artwork for all seven iconic films
· An exclusive interview with Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni, who talks about his first, nerve-wracking meeting with George Lucas
· The incredible collectibles—past and future—that allow guests to bring the movies and their magic into their homes, including the story of the groundbreaking BB-8 toy
· Finally, a salute to George Lucas by Star Wars authority Steve Sansweet
Plus, there’s plenty more Disney magic in the winter issue of Disney twenty-three including:
The story behind the story of how the new Disney•Pixar film The Good Dinosaur came to rule the Earth
A look back at the creation of Fantasia, as it celebrates its 75th anniversary
Learn how The Finest Hours went from an unbelievable true story to a gripping new feature film
Regular features including A Walk with Walt, D Society, and Ask Dave are here as well
Disney twenty-three, can be delivered directly to your doorstep when you are a D23 Gold and Gold Family Member. This issue will begin arriving in mid-November.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.
Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99), Gold Family Membership ($99.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.