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Disney D23 Expo: The UItimate Disney Fan Event Arena schedule announced







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
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

11:00 a.m.
– 12:30 p.m.          2011
Disney Legends Ceremony – Hosted by Tom Bergeron.
Honorees Regis Philbin; Jim
Disney Princesses Jodi Benson, Paige O’Hara, Lea Salonga, Linda
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
p.m.          The
Walt Disney Studios –
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
, President of Production, Marvel Studios.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30
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
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  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
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.


About D23

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; 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
19–21, 2011.


can join D23 at, select shops at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World
Resort and To keep up with
all the latest D23 news and events, follow us “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube
and Facebook.


Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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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”



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. 





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

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