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On June 17, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will launch a massive reimagining of its D23.com website, opening up the wonderful worlds of Disney like never before to its members. The site will provide access to newly digitized content that delves deeply into The Walt Disney Company’s vault of material, past and present, along with exclusive glimpses of the future. The new gated content will be free to current D23 Members; plus D23 is launching a new free level of membership, which will include access to this incredible content. D23.com will continue to offer the latest Disney news free to all guests who visit the site. But D23 Members can unlock even more magic in each section by logging in and accessing content whenever a golden key is shown.
“We’re creating a unique destination that celebrates, in all respects, the essence of Disney,” says Steven Clark, head of D23. “We believe the new site will offer one of the most engaging Disney experiences yet—with even more to come in the future. We look forward to debuting the new D23.com to our current members as well as to new ones from around the world.”
The reimagined D23.com will feature exclusive celebrity interviews; vintage film clips; rarely seen artwork and photography; treasures from the Walt Disney Archives; behind-the-scenes previews of new movies and theme park attractions; and more.
Website highlights at launch will include:
“TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES” returns to the D23 expo this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, and Disney’s connection to the land of Oz. This spectacular exhibit will feature imagery, costumes, props, set pieces, and more. Many of these items will be publicly displayed for the first time by the Walt Disney Archives.
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and the Walt Disney Archives have announced the return of the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit to the D23 Expo. This year’s D23 Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 9 – 11, 2013. This all-new exhibit was curated specifically for this year’s D23 Expo. The D23 Expo 2013 will showcase the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, ABC’s hit television series Once Upon A Time, and a look at the connection between Disney and L. Frank Baum’s series of books about the land of Oz.
The summer issue of Disney twenty-three, the magazine of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, features a mega summer movie preview of Disney’s upcoming theatrical releases. “D23 gets readers back in the saddle with filmmakers Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski for Johnny Depp’s upcoming The Lone Ranger; Billy Crystal talks about scaring up big laughs for Monsters University; the masterminds behind Marvel’s newest film, Iron Man 3, offer an inside look at how they’re bringing Iron Man back to basics; and John Lasseter shows us how the upcoming animated film Disney’s Planes will soar.”
The Walt Disney Company is being sued by a man alleging sexual harassment is the cause of his termination from his employment. The ex-employee is not claiming he was sexually harassed but instead he was fired after reporting a female employee who allegedly sent illicit text messages to a male counterpart. Robert Klein, a former manager of collections and preservation with Disney, filed his complaint alleging sexual harassment in California federal court.
According to the complaint, “This is a case about Walt Disney Company’s attempt to cover up sexual harassment at the company by willfully retaliating against and firing the very person who reported the harassment in the first place, a person of impeccable credentials and former archivist for Disney who appeared on television for the company several times and wrote multiple books about Disney’s history.”
“Yet, according to Disney, the man who wrote their history is a liar who Disney has now blackballed in the entertainment industry,” continues the lawsuit.
Klein, who worked at Disney, in the archives department, from 2007 – 2011 says his firing was caused by a report that he filed with the company’s HR dept regarding two other employees.
The Official Disney Fan Club’s Signature Event Makes Its International Debut.
Meguro-ku, Tokyo,February 25, 2012 The Walt Disney Company Japan announced today that it will stage the first-ever D23 Expo Japan,a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. D23 Expo Japan, the first Expo to be held outside the U.S.,will feature an array of engaging presentations, hosted by senior Disney creative executives, showcasing what’s on the horizon from across The Walt Disney Company, including theme parks, movies, television, music, and interactive gaming. Fans will enjoy unique experiences; have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind merchandise and collectibles; meet many of their favorite Disney characters; and delight in countless other surprises. D23 Expo Japan will take place October 12–14, 2013, at the Tokyo Disney Resort in the Maihama area. Expo ticketing and program information will be announced in March.
D23 Expo Japan will also feature two special exhibitions celebrating landmark Disney milestones. First, to pay homage to The Walt Disney Company’s 90th Anniversary, D23 and the Walt Disney Archives will present Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, featuring nine decades of treasures from the Archives’ vast collection. Plus, the Tokyo Disney Resort will celebrate its 30th year with a special retrospective exhibit.This special exhibition, presented by Oriental Land, operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, celebrates this milestone year by making D23 Expo Japan possible.