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D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company. Founded in 2009, the organization is known mainly for its biennial exposition event, known as the D23 Expo. The name D23 refers to D for Disney and 23 for 1923β€”the year Walt Disney founded the company.

D23 has released member exclusive merchandise, including pins celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Muppet Movie and the 25th anniversary of Muppet Treasure Island.

Kermit the Frog appeared on the D23 Inside Disney podcast in August 2020 to promote Muppets Now.[1] Matt Danner appeared on the podcast in January 2021 to discuss Muppet Easter eggs in Muppet Babies.[2] Dave Goelz and Muppets Studio vice president Leigh Slaughter appeared on the podcast in February 2021 to discuss The Muppet Show, Jim Henson, and Muppet*Vision 3D.[3] Bobby Moynihan discussed The Muppets Take the Bowl in 2021.[4]

On February 16, 2021 (the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of Muppet Treasure Island), D23 hosted an online look back at the film with Brian Henson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, and Kevin Bishop (YouTube) and a live-tweet of the film with Kermit the Frog, Gonzo the Great, Rizzo the Rat, and Miss Piggy.

On February 18, 2021, to celebrate the release of The Muppet Show on Disney+, D23 celebrated "A Muppetational Legacy" with an extended panel discussion featuring Brian Henson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Kevin Bishop, and Leigh Slaughter (Disney VP of Muppets Studio). (YouTube)

On October 7, 2021, Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn appeared on the D23 Inside Disney podcast to promote Muppets Haunted Mansion.[5]

On November 21, 2021, D23 hosted an all-day "Destination D23 LIVE!" event. Kermit the Frog appeared during the Disney+ presentation, discussing the Muppet content that can be found there and presenting a blooper reel from Muppets Haunted Mansion.


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