INTERACTIVE MEDIA GROUP TO GIVE D23 EXPO ATTENDEES HANDS-ON FUN WITH THE LATEST
INTERACTIVE GAMES AND ONLINE ART ACTIVITIES
to Preview Upcoming Video Games, Compete in Interactive Art Contests on Disney.com's
Create and Meet Legendary
Video Game Designer Warren Spector, Creator of Disney
BURBANK, CA -July 25, 2011 - Disney Interactive Media
Group (DIMG) invites Disney fans and families to step into its pavilion at the
D23 Expo-The Ultimate Disney Fan Event-for hands-on fun with the
latest interactive entertainment products for video game consoles, mobile
devices and online, based on beloved Disney stories and characters. Every
day of the D23 Expo, taking place August 19-21, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center,
will be packed with hours of game play, special guests, interactive art
contests, giveaways and more!
Guests of the D23 Expo will be able to suit up, power up and
team up as they enter Disney
Universe, a multiplayer action-adventure video game set in a
mix-up of Disney and Disney•Pixar inspired worlds that will be released
The Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension video game, inspired by
the Disney Channel Original Movie, will be available for hands-on
gameplay. Fans will be able to play as their favorite Phineas and Ferb
characters as they journey through new dimensions to battle the evil Dr.
Guests can also immerse themselves in the
recently released and critically acclaimed Cars
2: The Video Game. Inspired by the Disney•Pixar animated
film, the game allows players to
dive into the Cars 2 universe
alongside some of their favorite Cars personalities
in exotic locations spanning the globe.
The award-winning video game Disney Epic Mickey (See all Wii Games)
will be featured in
the DIMG pavilion and the game's creator, legendary game designer Warren
Spector, will be on hand. Mr. Spector will be making special appearances at the
booth on August 19 and 20 to meet guests and sign autographs.
Online gamers can play Disney's latest social games,
including this summer's smash hit Gardens of Time and the popular online
virtual world for kids Club
Penguin. Guests who want Disney games on the go, can try
out the latest mobile games, such as Cars 2 and Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty,
available for iPhone, iPad and Android.
For aspiring young Disney artists and animators, Disney.com's
will offer its newest collection of online creativity tools for making digital
paintings, comic books, animated pets, photo mashups, music slideshows and
animations. During the D23 Expo, the new Disney Epic Mickey Digital Painter will
be featured in the booth and guests will be invited to participate in daily art
contests judged by Warren Spector for the chance to win exclusive D23 DIMG
D23 Expo 2011
The D23 Expo-The Ultimate Disney Fan
Event-brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing
attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks
as never before. Tickets for D23 Expo 2011 will fall into three different
pricing tiers, based on purchase date (visit
www.D23Expo.com for details), and D23 Members can
enjoy additional savings plus members-only benefits. Multi-day money-saving
tickets are also available for both D23 Members and the general public.
The name "D23" pays homage to the exciting
journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is
the first official club for fans in Disney's 88-year history. D23
gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing
them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at www.disney.com/D23; a new collectibles line, the Walt
Disney Archives Collection; and special events for D23 Members throughout the
year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 19-21, 2011.
Fans can join D23 at www.Disney.com/D23, all Disney Store locations within
the United States,
select shops at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort and at www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and
events, follow us "DisneyD23" at Twitter and on Facebook.
Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Interactive Media
Group (DIMG), one of the world's largest creators of high-quality
interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the segment of The Walt
Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive
entertainment, multi-platform video games, and lifestyle content across all
current and emerging digital media platforms. DIMG produces and distributes a
broad portfolio of content from its five primary lines of business: Disney
Interactive Studios, Disney Online, Disney Online Studios, Disney Mobile, and
Playdom. Products and content released and operated by DIMG include blockbuster
online virtual worlds, #1-ranked web destinations Disney.com and the Disney
Family network of websites*, mobile applications, and video games.
Interactive Media Group is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt
Disney Company (NSYE: DIS).