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[9 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Adam Sanderson Picked to Oversee D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and the Walt Disney Archives | ]
Adam Sanderson Picked to Oversee D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and the Walt Disney Archives

Adam Sanderson – a 17-year Disney veteran – has been named senior vice president, corporate communications of The Walt Disney Company.
In this role Sanderson will oversee D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Disney Corporate Creative Resources, and the Walt Disney Archives.
Sanderson most recently served as senior vice president, franchise management of Disney/ABC Television Group. In that role he was responsible for launching and sustaining franchises for Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Radio Disney, ABC Family, ABC Daytime, and ABC Entertainment Group.
He was also previously responsible for brand marketing of …

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[9 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
D23 Celebrates the Holidays with the ’23 Days of Disney Christmas’ Online Art Exhibit and Sweepstakes

Just in time for the holiday season, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has brought back the 23 Days of Disney Christmas online art exhibit.
The collection features art contributed by artists from The Walt Disney Company including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Television Animation, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Disney Design Group, Disney Consumer Products, and more.
The online exhibit opened December 3 and will run through the holidays. Each day D23.com will unveil a new piece of art that celebrates the holidays.
This year’s theme is ‘The Ultimate …

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[30 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo App Now Available to Download

Fans attending next month’s D23 Expo have one more resource to help them plan – the new D23 Expo App was just released.
The multi-layered app includes up-to-date schedules for all Expo presentations, sneak peeks at merchandise and collectibles that are available for purchase, and maps of the show floors. The app also includes answers to many frequently asked questions, Disney trivia, and biographies of all talent who are attending the Expo.
The app gives users the ability to receive push notification of the latest Expo news including announcements, and notifications of …

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[27 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tickets for D23 Expo 2013 Go On Sale in August

Next month, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets to next year’s D23 Expo which will run from August 9 to 11, 2013.
The expo is the largest Disney fan event in the world and brings together all parts of The Walt Disney Company in one place, including The Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Disney Consumer Products; Media Networks and Disney Interactive.
In anticipating of bigger attendance numbers next year (last year’s expo brought together more than 40,000 Disney fans,) the 2013 expo will feature an …

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[8 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
D23 Celebrates Epcot’s 30th Anniversary This Fall

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will be celebrating Epcot’s 30th anniversary, which falls on October 1, 2012. As part of the anniversary celebration, D23 will be presenting rare and never-bef0re-seen artwork, video footage, and photos of the evolution of the theme park, as well as special presentations to help celebrate the momentous occasion.
Some of the presentations include:

Hooray for the 21st Century – A virtual presentation with Disney Legend and former Walt Disney Imagineering Principal Creative Executive Marty Sklar, where guests will be able to see and hear what …

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[17 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 to Host Tours of The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Archives

On Saturday, July 23, D23 (the official Disney fan club) will host special tours of The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Archives.
D23 fan club members who purchase tickets can enjoy a two and a half hour tour through various areas, including the old Animation building where Disney classics like Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland were created. Additionally, you’ll be able to view the historic soundstages Disney used to film such movies as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and take a spin around the Legends Plaza, which honors those who have contributed …

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[16 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Enchanted Tiki Room to Reopen at Magic Kingdom this Summer

This summer, Walt Disney World’s Enchanted Tiki Room will be getting a makeover! Sources say the show will be updated to be a “version reminiscent of the original show,” called Tropical Serenade. The park attraction was altered in 1998 to include the new name and the characters Iago from Aladdin and Zazu from The Lion King.
D23 fan club members were very excited about the news when they gathered at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel to talk about upcoming attractions – especially since the Enchanted Tiki Room has been closed since January due …

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[10 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 to Screen Disney’s ‘The Parent Trap’ June 18

Editor’s Note: We have been informed the screening has already sold out.
D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, will be offering the third movie in their “50 and Fabulous” screening series – the beloved Disney classic, The Parent Trap!
The film, which debuted in 1961, features actress Hayley Mills taking on the dual role of twins. The twins are completely unaware of one another until they meet up at summer camp, but once they discover the truth they set out on a quest to reunite their estranged parents once and for …

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[30 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 to Host 20th Anniversary Celebration of Disney’s ‘The Rocketeer’

D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, will be hosting a very special 20th anniversary celebration in honor of Disney’s 1991 hit The Rocketeer. The one-night-only event will be held at the historic El Capitan Theatre and will take place on June 21, 2011.
The night will begin with film director and writer Kevin Smith, who will host a reunion panel of several cast and crew members from the film. Following the panel, attendees will be treated to a screening of the film and a tour of the Hollywood Museum, where they …

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[22 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Twenty-Three Magazine Features a Behind the Scenes Look at ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

The summer issue of Disney Twenty-three magazine will hit stands May 3, and features an amazing behind-the-scenes look at Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Director Rob Marshall and actors Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane and Richard Griffiths will take D23 magazine readers into the exciting world of the latest Pirates film, and offer the inside scoop on what Captain Jack Sparrow’s been up to, including an eight-page spread of full-color images. Additionally, readers will find select cast and crew members’ thoughts about Johnny Depp’s reprisal of the iconic role; learn about …