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Disney Interactive Media Group to Preview Upcoming Video Games at D23 Expo 2011






to Preview Upcoming Video Games, Compete in Interactive Art Contests on’s
and Meet Legendary
Video Game Designer Warren Spector, Creator of Disney
Epic Mickey

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
, a multiplayer action-adventure video game set in a
mix-up of Disney and Disney•Pixar inspired worlds that will be released
this fall.

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
.  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,’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
prize packages.

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 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; 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, all Disney Store locations within
the United States,
select shops at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort and at 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 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).

*comScore MediaMetrix

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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