We have a quick D23 update for you. The Spring issue of Disney Twenty-Three Magazine ships today for Gold members. Here's the magazine cover:





The issue celebrates Disney's numerous groundbreaking contributions to the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York from it's a small world and the Carousel of Progress to the Ford Magic Skyway and the Audio-Animatronics figure of Abraham Lincoln. You will also find interviews with Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy for Muppets Most Wanted; a behind-the-scenes look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier with Chris Evans; and an in-depth look at bringing Aladdin to Broadway, including an interview with Jonathan Freeman at how he is taking his characterization of Jafar from screen to stage.

Also, a few additional D23 items of note:

  • Last chance for tickets to see The Jungle Book on the Studio Lot with Disney Legend and animator Floyd Norman is today (Feb 13). Tickets go off-sale at midnight.
  • The first D23 Member tours of the Walt Disney Studio and Archives of the year, which will be held April 5, are now available.
  • Disney Interactive will provide D23 Members in Boston a first look at Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved in April (reservations for this free event start on February 20). These two events are exclusive to D23 Gold and Silver Members.
  • Also, February 21 is the last chance for D23 Members of all levels of membership to enter the "Ultimate Studio Tour Sweepstakes" which includes a tour of the Lot, the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, the Walt Disney Archives and lunch with Archives founder and Disney Legend Dave Smith - as well as a prize pack of goodies.


More information about membership and D23 events is available at their website: http://d23.com