D23 Expo 2011 Recap!
Disney film fans went behind the scenes to explore the exciting roster of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios over the weekend at the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. Check out the D23 Presentation Featurette below, as well as a massive photo gallery, and a summary of what happened over the weekend.
DisneyToon Studios' Planes
It was announced that actor Jon Cryer (TV's Two and a Half Men) will voice the main character in DisneyToon Studios' Planes. Jon joined John Lasseter on stage for the announcement and to introduce the teaser trailer of the film.
Disney's Wreck-It Ralph
Disney•Pixar's Monsters University
Untitled Pixar Film From Director Bob Peterson
Joining Bob Peterson was producer John Walker to give fans never-before-released information about the untitled film.
What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, Up writer, Finding Nemo) and produced by John Walker (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant).
Untitled Pixar Film From Director Pete Docter
Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.) and producer Jonas Rivera (Up), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.
Producer Jim Morris and director Andrew Stanton were accompanied by the film's stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, and Willem Dafoe to present never-before-seen footage, introducing fans to the film's epic characters.
Producers Don Hahn and Allison Abbate gave fans a sneak peek at what's to come in next year's film, including a demonstration on how these fascinating characters come to life through stop-motion animation.
The film's star Jennifer Garner was on hand to talk about the inspiring, magical film and her experience making the movie.
Unable to join in person as they're currently filming in Detroit, the film's director Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Zach Braff provided fans with a first look at the making of Oz: The Great and Powerful via a taped piece from the set of the film.
Disney's The Muppets
Stars Jason Segel, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy gave fans an exclusive look at never-before-seen footage from their upcoming film.
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross presented the next Disneynature film, Chimpanzee.