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Disney D23 Expo: The UItimate Disney Fan Event Arena schedule announced
ARENA SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR THE D23
EXPO: THE ULTIMATE DISNEY
FAN EVENT AUGUST 19 – 21 AT THE ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER
Star-Studded Presentations Include Regis
Philbin, the Cast of Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up,” Disney Princesses and
Countless Surprise Appearances
ANAHEIM, Calif. – July 7, 2011 – The
D23 Expo 2011 is proud to announce the Arena schedule for The Ultimate Disney
Fan Event. From August
19 – 21, Expo guests will have exclusive access to presentations from The Walt
Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Channel and Marvel
Comics – plus they will be able to experience
the 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony. In addition to the spotlight arena
presentations, this year’s Expo will feature screenings, celebrity panels and
autograph signings, eye-popping pavilions, exclusive
insights into TV shows, theme parks, animation, Disney history and more, to be
announced in the coming weeks. Arena presentations will include:
Friday, August 19, 2011
– 12:30 p.m. 2011
Disney Legends Ceremony – Hosted by Tom Bergeron. Honorees Regis Philbin; Jim
Henson; Disney Princesses Jodi Benson, Paige O’Hara, Lea Salonga, Linda
Larkin and Anika Noni Rose; Bo Boyd; Jack and Bonita Wrather; Guy Williams and Ray Watson will
be inducted as Disney Legends for their contribution to the creative legacy of
The Walt Disney Company in a special presentation
exclusively for D23 Expo guests.
3:30 p.m. – 5:00
p.m. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – Join Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney
Parks & Resorts, as he gives D23 guests a special behind-the-scenes glimpse
into some of the exciting projects currently underway at Disney’s parks and
resorts around the world.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 12:30
Walt Disney Studios – A
fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse at the exciting roster of projects on the
horizon at The Walt Disney Studios. From exclusive video clips and live
performances to filmmaker discussions and star appearances, this session will
be hosted by Rich Ross, Chairman,
The Walt Disney Studios; Sean Bailey,
President of Production, The Walt Disney Studios; John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation
Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; and Kevin
Feige, President of Production, Marvel Studios.
6:00 p.m. – 7:30
p.m. The Lion King 3D Exclusive D23 Screening – Disney
fans will have access to an exclusive advance screening of The Lion King
in Disney Digital 3D™, ahead of the film’s highly anticipated theatrical and
home entertainment releases. "The Circle of Life" takes on a new
dimension as Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa grace the screen once again,
this time in breathtaking 3D.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 11:30
a.m. Marvel Comics – An exclusive and unprecedented
experience that will take you through the evolution of Marvel from its first
comic book in 1939 to its current position as one of the most important
creative forces in the world. During this presentation, which will include interactive
Q&A segments, you will not only get an inside glimpse of the history of
Marvel and its iconic Super Heroes but also discover why Marvel truly is the
House of Ideas. This session will be hosted by Joe Quesada, Marvel's Chief Creative Officer and one of the most
respected and sought after writers and artists in the entertainment industry.
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Disney Channel – Fans are invited to experience the
excitement of a spectacular live performance, featuring stars of Disney
Channel’s hit series Shake It Up. From
meeting the cast of television's first dance-driven
sitcom and learning moves from a Disney Channel dance master to a
special panel, autograph session and more, this unforgettable experience awaits
Disney fans of all ages.
presentations add to the already robust schedule of experiences, presentations
and pavilions that will make up the D23 Expo 2011, including the Ultimate
Disney Trivia Tournament presented by Hasbro's Trivial Pursuit, the Treasures
of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit – including the Fan Art Gallery, the D23
Expo Live Auction and the D23 Expo Dream Store. Additional schedule, pavilion
and talent announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
Tickets to the D23 EXPO are available at http://www.D23Expo.com. Admission
includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 EXPO,
including the Disney Legends Ceremony, and can be purchased for single days or
for the full three days of festivities. Admission is $47 for a one-day adult
ticket and $37 for children 3-12. Three-day passes are $136 for adults and
$106 for children. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan
Club will receive a discount for up to four admissions, as well as early
entry to each day of the D23 EXPO for themselves and their guests.
About D23 Expo 2011
The D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Event for Fans
and Families brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing guests
with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks.
The name “D23” pays homage to the wonder and
excitement that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in
Hollywood. D23 is the first official community 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 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
can join D23 at www.Disney.com/D23, select shops at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World
Resort and www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with
all the latest D23 news and events, follow us “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube
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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”
When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.
The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.” The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”
ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018.
“RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2”
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 21, 2018
Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk
Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Producer: Clark Spencer
Film & Movies
Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim
MARVEL ANNOUNCES EPIC EXPERIENCES FOR FANS AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO 2017 IN ANAHEIM, JULY 14-16
BURBANK, Calif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and more.
In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette.
But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk.
Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film.
The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display.
Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader.
In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.
Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.
Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!
For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more!
LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.
Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series.
Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.
Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.
Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.
Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.
Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.
Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more atwww.marvelpuzzlequest.com.
Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!
That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.
Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3-9. Multi-day tickets are also available.
For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.
Film & Movies
Shanghai To Host World Premiere Of Disney’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
First-ever Mainland China Hollywood Movie World Premiere Will Take Place at Shanghai Disney Resort with an
All-star Lineup of Special Guests on May 11
BURBANK, CALIF. (April 25, 2017)-Disney announced today that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will have its World Premiere in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, marking the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend the gala event.
The red-carpet event will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening will be held in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown. Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Shanghai Disneyland, featuring Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Premiere guests will enjoy a stunning presentation of the film in Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio provided by Dolby and delivered through QSC speakers and amplifiers with Q-SYS control at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.
Samsung is the title sponsor of the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will be released on May 26 in China, day and date with its release in the U.S.
About the Movie:
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.
Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.
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