In 2009, James Cameron’s Avatar transported audiences to a completely new world, exploring a dazzling landscape of colorful characters and unique species, while touching the hearts of millions. The Winter issue of Disney twenty-three takes readers back to Pandora for a new set of adventures that await fans in Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water. The much-anticipated sequel to the highest-grossing movie of all time opens in theaters December 16, and Disney twenty-three goes behind the scenes on the next chapter in this groundbreaking story with stars Sam Worthington (Jake), Zoe Saldaña (Neytiri), and Sigourney Weaver (Kiri), as well as producer Jon Landau. “At its core, Avatar: The Way of Water is about family, about survival, about our Na’vi and human family, and about the greater family with our fellow creatures and our flora and fauna,” says Weaver.
D23 Expo 2022 gave fans a first look at Disney 100 Years of Wonder. The new issue explores some of the highlights of the celebration—including new theme park spectaculars, incredible films, and an immersive touring exhibition from the Walt Disney Archives.
Ever since Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) got their “happily ever after” in 2007’s Enchanted, fans have been dreaming about what happens next. On November 18, Disney+ is granting that wish with the new film Disenchanted. Stars Maya Rudolph, Gabriella Baldacchino, James Marsden, and Disney Legend Idina Menzel, along with director Adam Shankman, reveal the true meaning of “happily ever after” and what’s in store for this fairytale family after Giselle and Robert share true love’s kiss. Plus, Warwick Davis talks about bringing back his iconic character Willow Ufgood, who is tasked once more with saving the world in Lucasfilm’s Willow, an Original series coming November 30 to Disney+.
Disney Legend Tim Allen revisits key moments from his acting career, including what it was like to reprise his classic role as the “man in the red suit” in the upcoming Disney+ Original series The Santa Clauses, recounting favorite memories from sleigh bells and toolbelts to infinity and beyond. And stars of the upcoming Disney+ Original series National Treasure: Edge of History share their own book of secrets about what’s in store for this next generation of treasure hunters.
The new issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, also takes a boat ride down memory lane with Disney Park historians to commemorate 25 years of “it’s a small world” Holiday. As a special bonus, each issue of the publication will include a set of holiday-themed gift tags as part of D23 Season of Magic presented by Target.
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Also in the Winter 2022 issue of Disney twenty-three:
- Embark on an adventure into a Strange World with director Don Hall and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Gabrielle Union, and more
- Meet New York City’s coolest new partners in crime fighting in Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
- Look back on the making of The Muppets Christmas Carol 30 years later in an entertaining talk with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, and their friends
- Get an exclusive sneak-peek of Leslie Iwerks’ upcoming book based on her hit Disney+ documentary series The Imagineering Story
- Enjoy a special look at the best of the magic from D23 Expo 2022
Regular features including By the Numbers, D Society, Character Analysis, and Ask the Walt Disney Archives
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