Angelina Jolie Covers ‘Disney Twenty-Three’ Summer Issue (@Maleficent)

disneytwenty-three_6.2-summer-2014_cover-lg-copyrightD23: The Official Disney Fan Clubcelebrates the upcoming release of the eagerly anticipatedMaleficentin the summer publicationDisney twenty-three.Angelina Jolie and the creative team pull back the curtain on the surprising tale behind one of Disneys most iconic villains. I was afraid of her, and I loved her, Jolie confesses in the cover story. Accompanying the piece is an in-depth look by animation historian Charles Solomon at the development of Walt Disneys 1959 creative masterpiece,Sleeping Beauty,with rarely seen concept art and drawings.

Disney twenty-threesSummer issue, available exclusively toGold Members of D23, also includes a behind-the-engine look at Walt Disney Worlds newest theme park attraction, theSeven Dwarfs Mine Train,featuring striking images and interviews with the team responsible for creating the experience, which is based on the worlds first animated feature.Disney twenty-threealso explores the Marvel universe, talking to star Chris Pratt about his wild and wacky Super Hero adventureGuardians of the Galaxy.

All D23 Members are invited to visitwww.D23.comfor additional members-only content, includinga talk with producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) about how Disney turned the animatedSleeping Beautyinto the vibrant, live-actionMaleficent.

Disney twenty-three,which is delivered directly to fans doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The publication will begin arriving mid-May.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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