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D23's Adam Sanderson sees social media, digital technology as the smart way to grow Disney's official fan club
When it came to proving his "Disney geek" street cred last January, Adam Sanderson -- Head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club -- had just the secret weapon in mind. To decorate his new office, Sanderson (who had previously worked as the Senior Vice President of Franchise Management for the...
22 Dec 2014
Adam Sanderson is named as the new head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
Ever since Steven Clark -- the head of D23 -- stepped down in late September, people have been wondering what this means for the future of the Official Disney Fan Club. Even though Bob Iger had already announced that The Walt Disney Company would be staging another D23 EXPO in Anaheim in 2015 , there...
7 Jan 2014
Monday Mouse Watch: Why that AVATAR concept art got unveiled in Japan rather than stateside. And what's in the works for the Disneyland Resort in regards to "Star Wars"
It's been a busy couple of days, Disney news-wise. With all sorts of official announcements being made and weird rumors bubbling up. So as a special Columbus Day treat, I thought that it might be fun to dig down into this pile and then offer some additional information about some of the stories that...
14 Oct 2013
Huffington Post -- Will the third time be the charm for Disney's D23 EXPO?
Starting today, Disney fans from around the world will be pouring into the Anaheim Convention Center, eager to sample all of the wonders that the Mouse will be unveiling at this year's D23 EXPO, that trade show / Comic-Con clone that the Company presents biannually. Photo by Jim Hill "What sort...
9 Aug 2013
Disney CEO Bob Iger to Kick Off D23 Expo Followed by Animation Presentation by John Lasseter
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D23 EXPO 2013 TO OPEN AUGUST 9 WITH WELCOME FROM DISNEY CEO BOB IGER FOLLOWED BY ANIMATION PRESENTATION HOSTED BY JOHN LASSETER THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS RETURNS AUGUST 10 WITH LIVE ACTION PRESENTATION HOSTED BY STUDIO CHAIRMAN ALAN HORN Disney Studios Is Proud To Host Two Arena Presentations At D23 Expo...
16 Jul 2013
Disney Legends Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken for a once-in-a-lifetime concert
For one night only, two of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and composers will take to the stage for “Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.” The concert will take place at the D23 Expo 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo Arena on Saturday...
16 May 2013
When it comes to D23's Fanniversary events, it's all about making those connections
So what does it actually take for D23 to pull together those Fanniversary events that they've been presenting around the country for the past few weeks? According to Jeffrey Epstein, spokesman for the Official Disney Fan Club, it takes a solid six months of behind-the-scenes effort to produce each...
13 Mar 2013
Why For was the Euro Disney project built in France rather than in Spain?
Earlier today, Chris sent me a note which read: Hi Jim I am loving the daily why for entries. I heard that when planning a european park the original plan was to construct somewhere is Spain. if this is true why for did Disney feel the need to build it in France? As a Britt, I can say that the amount...
9 Sep 2012
Dick Van Dyke & the Vantastix bring the crowd to their feet at D23's Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features event
"Did you enjoy attending the 2011 edition of the D23 EXPO ?" For a lot of Official Disney Fan Club members, the answer to that question depends largely on how early they got in line for last year's Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix concert. If you were among the folks who got in line early...
17 Aug 2012
"it's a small world" composer looks back on his big career at Disney
It wasn't always easy directly working for Walt Disney. Sometimes you found yourself dealing with some very weird assignments. "My brother and I were in our office one day when we got a phone call. 'Walt wants you down on Stage 4,' " Disney Legend Richard M Sherman recalled during...
8 Jan 2012
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