Walt Disney Studios has just announced its film line-up for its exciting D23 Expo, which will be taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center from September 10th to the 13th. Disney will use this upcoming showcase to premier both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in Disney Digital 3D. Here is the official press release:
The Walt Disney Studios is jumping on the D23 Expo bandwagon with four days (September 10-13) of exciting programming that includes major overviews of upcoming films by Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook and Disney-Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, plus a full schedule of events spotlighting new releases and newly restored digital versions of classic favorites.
Cook will present exclusive sneak peeks at such highly anticipated Disney features as Disney's a Christmas Carol, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Old Dogs (with Robin Williams and John Travolta), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and The Sorcerer's Apprentice (both from producer Jerry Bruckheimer), Tron Legacy, plus updates on many more exciting projects. Lasseter will discuss and show materials from such upcoming Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios' motion pictures as The Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel, Toy Story 3, etc. Both presentations will be held at The Anaheim Convention Center in a 4000-seat arena.
All other film screenings and programs will take place in The Walt Disney Studios Theater (at the Anaheim Convention Center), a custom-built state-of-the-art venue with 3D capability, located within the Convention Center. All Disney Digital 3D™ presentations will be shown in RealD 3D, the world's most widely used 3D cinema technology. Among the U.S. premieres at the D23 Expo will be new Disney Digital 3D™ versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2, the digital conversion of the original Tron, and a newly restored digital version of the Walt Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Expo guests will get an exclusive look at all things Muppets, as well as meet the filmmakers and see exclusive presentations for such highly anticipated new Disney features as The Princess and the Frog, Toy Story 3 (from Disney-Pixar), Tron Legacy, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] (from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment), and the new ABC-TV holiday animated special, Prep and Landing.
The Expo will also debut selected scenes from the upcoming Disney Digital 3D™ version of the Studio's 1991 modern classic, Beauty and the Beast. Other highlights of the four-day event include a program devoted to the music from The Lion King, a panel discussion and screening of Sleeping Beauty, and the first U.S. screening of Trail of the Panda (Disney's second co-production with China). There will also be presentations on two recent documentaries - The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story and Walt & El Grupo.
A special screening series, "Fifty and Fabulous," will unspool at 10:00 pm in the Studio Theater on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights spotlighting films that are celebrating their 50th anniversary - Darby O'Gill and the Little People, The Shaggy Dog, and Sleeping Beauty.
D23 EXPO - WALT DISNEY STUDIOS THEATER
PROGRAM OF EVENTS:
1:00 PM: Beauty and the Beast panel discussion; and screening of selected scenes in Disney Digital 3D™
4:00 PM: The Lion King music program
7:00 PM: The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story panel discussion/ screening
10:00 PM: Darby O'Gill and the Little People screening
11:00 AM: Dick Cook / Walt Disney Studios presentation (in the Arena)
1:00 PM: Screening of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D in Disney Digital 3D™ plus Tim Burton shorts, Frankenweenie and Vincent
7:30 PM: Walt & El Grupo presentation; Followed by screening of Saludos Amigos
10:00 PM: The Shaggy Dog screening
10:00 AM: Disneynature presentation
12:00 PM: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs panel discussion; Followed by screening of Restored Print
3:00 PM: The Princess and the Frog presentation
5:30 PM: Prep and Landing presentation
7:30 PM: Trail of the Panda screening
10:00 PM: Sleeping Beauty screening
11:00 AM: John Lasseter / Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios presentation (in the Arena)
1:00 PM: Muppets presentation
4:00 PM: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure screening
6:30 PM: Toy Story 3 presentation;
Tickets to the D23 EXPO are available at D23 Expo. Admission includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 EXPO and can be purchased for single days or for the full four days of festivities. Admission is $37 for a one-day adult ticket and $27 for children 3-12. Four-day passes are $111 for adults and $81 for children. Members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans will receive a discount on up to four admissions, as well as early entry to each day of the D23 EXPO for themselves and their guests.
Special vacation packages including Disneyland Resort hotel accommodations, D23 EXPO tickets and theme park admission are available at the D23 EXPO website. Packages are available from both the Walt Disney Travel Company and the Anaheim/ Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, which is offering a limited number of area hotel rooms at special rates to those attending the D23 EXPO.
Many more details about D23 EXPO entertainment, events and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can keep up with all the news by visiting d23Expo as well as by following "Disney D23" at Twitter and on Facebook.
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