If you can’t wait until December, when the world’s most beloved nanny will fly back into our lives, we have just the spoonful of sugar you need: an early look at Mary Poppins Returns in our winter issue of Disney twenty-three, the quarterly publication exclusive to D23 Gold Members. While visiting the London set of the Rob Marshall-helmed movie musical, we spoke exclusively with the director as well as the film’s stars, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Plus, readers will get a look at the beautiful new book Practically Poppins in Every Way, which chronicles the character on the page, in song, on the big screen, and on Broadway.
And before Poppins returns, another Disney favorite is returning when Ralph Breaks the Internet hits screens this Thanksgiving. Directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston and Vanellope herself, Sarah Silverman, guide us through the excitement Wreck-It Ralph will face in the wacky and wild World Wide Web. And the back cover of the new issue features an exclusive image created for D23 of the duo (lovingly) wrecking the Disney twenty-three logo.
The first Mickey Mouse-themed ride-through attraction is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios next year, and the Imagineers behind Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway offer up exciting new details about the exhilarating exploits that will await guests (and the beloved pair) when they climb aboard this thrilling attraction. Plus, the creative minds behind the hotly anticipated video game Kingdom Hearts III reveal what’s to come from the latest installment of the epic adventure, which, for the first time in forever, opens up the worlds of Pixar and Frozen in spectacular ways.
And this December, join us for our annual D23 days of Christmas, our celebration of the holidays with original stories, videos, crafts, recipes, and downloadables. We’re excited to announce that this year’s theme celebrates Mickey’s Christmas Carol, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year! To kick off the fun, we sat down with animator Mark Henn and Disney Legend Burny Mattinson to talk about the making of the heartwarming classic. Plus, the issue offers a look at how guests can enjoy Disney parks holiday magic—including unique Christmas trees delivered right to their doors at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts—as well as a photographic journey through the annual Disney Parks Christmas Parade, which is celebrating three decades of bringing cheer to fans on ABC.
Also included in the Winter issue of Disney twenty-three:
- Your guide to every bit of magic (or just about!) coming from Disney in 2019—from theme parks and movies to television and beyond
- Disney Legend Richard Sherman reflects on the honor of the newly rededicated Sherman Brothers Stage A
- A celebration of Tinker Bell’s timeless charm and enduring legacy
- A close look at Disney Legend Peter Ellenshaw’s stunning background artwork for 1964’s Mary Poppins, which makes an appearance in the new film
- From the Desk of: El Capitan Theatre fan-favorite organist Rob Richards
- Regular features including By the Numbers, Character Analysis, D Society, and Ask Dave
Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving in mid-November.
Learn more about D23 Gold Membership here.