Marvel and Disney Publishing will debut Disney/Pixar Presents, a new monthly magazine featuring some of the most popular characters from the acclaimed Disney/Pixar films. Intended for readers of all ages and priced at $5.99, the first issue will hit stores in May 2011.
Starting with series debut Disney/Pixar Presents: Cars Magazine #1 (written by Alan J. Porter & Mark Cooper and penciled by Allen Gladfelter, Magic Eye Studios & Travis Hill), each issue contains 96 full color pages of content, including a mix of brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, games and more. Featuring characters from Disney/Pixar’s hit movies Cars, Cars 2, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3 and more, Disney/Pixar Presents will be available at bookstores, retail chains, comic stores and other retail locations.
“We’re excited for the launch of Disney/Pixar Presents, teaming with our friends at Disney/Pixar to bring some exciting new material to fans all over the world and introducing a whole new generation to comics,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor-in-Chief. “We’re committed to providing a great product and ensuring these books are available in locations that parents and kids frequent. The Disney/Pixar library includes some of the most popular characters of all time, making Disney/Pixar Presents exactly the kind of comic magazine that kids and parents have been demanding!”
Rev up those engines and join your favorite characters in Disney/Pixar Presents: Cars Magazine #1 as Lightning McQueen organizes a charity race for young cars with special needs, but he didn’t invite Piston Cup champion Chick Hicks. The snub gets Hick’s competitive juices flowing, and he’s out to show McQueen a thing or two about racing! Will Hicks ruin the good nature of the Radiator Springs Rally Race? Find out this May everywhere books and comics are sold.
Although several D23 members have already reported receiving copies of the second issue, for the rest of us, D23 has posted the cover and a hint of what’s to come here.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – ESPN has stumbled onto a niche that seems to be thriving despite the recession — people who literally have gone fishing.
The Walt Disney Co owned sports network said on Wednesday that it had added 44 percent more pages than planned to an insert in its Bassmaster Magazine aimed at saltwater fishermen because of advertiser demand.
From product expos at bass pro shops to the Bassmaster Classic fishing competition, companies that supply equipment and boats for bass enthusiasts are seeing greater interest, said James Hall, editor of Bassmaster Magazine and the supplement, ESPN Outdoors Saltwater magazine.
“It’s pretty remarkable. Everywhere we turn we are hearing it,” Hall said. “If you don’t have to go to work, what better thing is there to do than go bass fishing?”
Hall said that because of the interest in the saltwater supplement, ESPN was considering publishing it quarterly instead of annually.
This is the first time the magazine has published this supplement, which will be sent to half of Bassmaster’s 500,000 subscribers this year. ESPN would not say how much advertising revenue it had earned through it.
Hall said he received more than 18,000 requests for an online edition, which will be available on March 17.
People who read Bassmaster are generally middle-aged men who can afford boats, large vehicles to tow them, and an average of 20 rod and reel combinations that can go for $500 apiece, Hall said.
(Reporting by Gina Keating)
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Thanks to a tip from a Distant Creations reader, I was able to get my hands on a copy (or two, actually) of Disney twenty-three magazine, the companion guide to the new Disney 23 Official Community for Disney Fans, or the ‘Disney affinity club,’ as CEO Bob Iger recently referred to it.
First Impressions: First of all, I hesitate to call this a magazine. It’s not at all what might first come to one’s mind at the thought. No, this is actually more of a timely coffee table book. With 62 pages of content, this quarterly periodical packs in plenty of full color photos (when available) laid out in a very contemporary fashion accompanied by some well detailed articles. Quite arty. The pages are binded with glue, not staples and the pages are of a thicker stock than traditional magazines. The cover, which features an embossed title, might as well be hardcover. Priced at $15.95, it’s a modest investment. And I almost forgot to mention, it comes complete in a plastic, resealable protective pouch.
So what exactly is D23 aside from the tagline? According to the inside cover, D23 (referred to throughout the issue as Disney twenty-three) ‘celebrates the adventure Walt embarked upon and the amazing legacy that lives on in the work of Disney storytellers, animators, film-makers, Imagineers and Cast Members around the world.’ Read more…
UPDATE: You can read a full review of the magazine and see some photos here.
Thanks to Distant Creation / Inside the Magic’s Ricky and and one of his readers, we now have some amazing additional details on D23′s new magazine and the dates of the first expo to take place in Anaheim in September (d23expo.com was one of the domain names registered to Disney and currently forwards to http://d23.disney.go.com which currently serves up a blank page). For all the details, read the article here.
In related news, he also covers some of the D23 trademark applications here.