Saturday, May 23, 2009
As has already been mentioned on many other blogs and sites, the 2nd issue of disney twenty-three, the magazine of D23, the Official Community for Disney Fans has been published. The cover boasts a spectacular and rarely-seen piece of publicity art (by the great Hank Porter, I'm guessing) to celebrate Donald's 75th anniversary, coming right up on June 9. Readers of this blog might be interested to know that I wrote the cover story on all the fuss and feathers associated with Donald throughout his lengthy career. I also wrote the story about a newly-discovered 1940s Duck theme from Russell Schroeder's terrific second volume of lost Disney songs, and the second installment of Walk with Walt, taking early Disney history beyond 1923 into the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit era. That's a grand total of three articles written by me in this issue, but you can read more about what else is inside the magazine at the D23 website. Where can you get your own copy of this magazine that has been acclaimed as not a mere magazine but as a coffee table book? The Summer 2009 issue of disney twenty-three is available at the Disney Theme Parks, Disney Stores and at Barnes & Noble Booksellers shops. And of course the best way to get the magazine is to become a D23 member. Go here and become a Charter Member today.