Spring 2014 IN THIS ISSUE

Features

FIVE YEARS OF MAGICAL MOMENTS
We celebrate five momentous, memorable, and utterly magical years of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club!

WANTED: MORE MORE MIRTH! MORE MAYHEM! MORE MUPPETS!
Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the filmmakers take Disney twenty-three behind the curtain for a backstage look at the making of Muppets Most Wanted.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD
Disney¹s Aladdin soars on to the Great White Way.

AROUND THE WORLD
50 years later, the 1964-65 New York World¹s Fair still resonates, still fascinates. Disney historian Paul Anderson tells us why.

THE ILLUSION OF LIFE
Audio-Animatronics® technology took Walt¹s storytelling to unprecedented new heights. A look at the Rise of the Machines.

IN THE FLESH
Walt¹s vision of our 16th president, first revealed at the New York World¹s Fair, is a moving testament to one of America¹s greatest presidential legacies‹and a poetic reminder that an assassin¹s bullet cannot silence the better angels of our nature.

COUTURIÈRE TO T HE WORLD: ALICE DAVIS’ BRILLIANT COSTUMES FOR IT’S A SMALL WORLD
Disney Legend and couturier par excellence Alice Davis dressed it¹s a small world for success.

WALT’S ROLL OF A LIFETIME
Perhaps more than any other attraction at the World¹s Fair, the Carousel of Progress showcased the beliefs and storytelling principles of the man from Marceline.

THE FAIR’S MUSICAL FARE
Some of the era¹s greatest composers contributed music for Disney¹s World¹s Fair attractions‹scores that stand on their own as entertainment of the
first rank.

ON THE MOVE
From a little boat ride to a highway in the sky, the journey was part of the fun of traveling through Disney¹s groundbreaking pavilions.

OUR MAN IN NEW YORK
Disney Legend and former Imagineer par excellence Marty Sklar was eyewitness to Disney history at the New York World¹s Fair.

CITY UPON A HILL: WALT DISNEY, WORLD’S FAIRS, AND THE QUEST FOR UTOPIA
The 1964-65 New York World¹s Fair and Walt¹s lifelong pursuit of Utopia.

GREAT AMERICAN HERO
Kevin Feige, Chris Evans, and the Russo brothers talk Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

JOINED AT THE HIP
The Walt Disney Company: The Hippest Place on Earth.