Cover of Disney Twenty-Three magazine to highlight Hocus Pocus 2!

WILD, WONDERFUL AND MAD WITCHES REVEAL NEW DETAILS ABOUT DISNEY+’S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED SUITE CONJURATION

PLUS, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH THE STARS OF ANDOR, SHE-HULK: LAWYER, PINOCCHIOAND CARS ON THE ROAD; AND CHRIS HEMSWORTH PUT HIS UNLIMITED ENDURANCE TESTED

BURBANK, California – August 4, 2022 – After Hocus Pocus Arriving in theaters in the summer of 1993, the film was a huge success, and in the years that followed its stars occasionally hinted to enthusiastic fans that a sequel was a possibility. This possibility became reality with Hocus Pocus 2 debuts on Disney+ on September 30, and no one is more excited than the movie’s original trio of feisty witches: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. “Kathy, in particular, acted as guardian of the Black Flame candle, pardon my pun,” Midler says, speaking exclusively to disney twenty three. “She was adamant about what the fans would and wouldn’t accept, and we kind of followed her lead.” The stars and creative team are breaking down the magic in store for viewers this fall, and the spellbinding cover was created exclusively for the publication.

The magic of Pinocchio has enchanted audiences since the animated film’s debut in 1940. Director Robert Zemeckis and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Keegan-Michael Key discuss creating the film’s dazzling new live imagination, which also highlights stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto and arrives September 8 on Disney+. Diego Luna talks about reprising his role as Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the new Disney+ series Andor. She-Hulk: Lawyer Star Tatiana Maslany reveals what it took to turn green for her hilarious new Marvel Studios series coming to Disney+. And Larry the Cable Guy takes readers on a cross-country journey, unveiling the freewheeling adventures that await Mater and Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) in Pixar’s new series for Disney+, cars on the road.

Plus, the stamina of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is put to the test in National Geographic’s new Disney+ series, Unlimited with Chris Hemsworth, which explores human endurance and longevity. And the unofficial “Queen of Disney+” – Yvette Nicole Brown – takes us on a ride through her Disney favorites in a story shot by our photo editor, Derek Lee, at Disneyland Park for disney twenty three.

The new issue, available exclusively to Gold members of D23: The official Disney fan clubalso celebrates the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking film TRON starring Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner as well as the original film’s writer-director Steven Lisberger.

Also in the Fall 2022 issue of disney twenty three:

  • The dizzying journey of Walt Disney’s private plane, which will be on display and an exhibit presented by Amazon this September at D23 Expo in Anaheim, California
  • Four decades of EPCOT – from Walt’s initial vision to the stunning achievement it is today
  • A preview of the upcoming Disney+ documentary Mickey: The Story of a Mouse, which chronicles the adventures of one of the world’s most recognizable icons
  • Regular features including By the Numbers, D Society, Character Analysis and Ask the Walt Disney Archives

disney twenty three is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps and is offered exclusively to D23 Gold members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will start arriving before the end of August.

About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It offers its members a greater connection to the wider world of Disney by putting them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, disney twenty three; a rich website on D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive offers and discounts; and special experiences for D23 members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at the Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99), and General Membership (free) levels at D23.com. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

Amanda P. Whitten