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Disney’s D23 Expo: Walt Disney Studios to present sneak peeks & surprise guests from upcoming film slate Aug. 20th

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THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TAKES FANS BEHIND THE SCENES
AT DISNEY'S D23 EXPO, AUGUST 19-21

 

BURBANK, Calif. – August 9, 2011 – Exclusively at
Disney's D23 Expo August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney film fans
will go behind the scenes to explore the exciting roster of projects on the
horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak
peeks and exhibits.

On Saturday, August 20, Rich Ross, chairman, The Walt Disney
Studios; Sean Bailey, president, production, The Walt Disney Studios; John
Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and
Kevin Feige, producer and president, Marvel Studios, will present a
not-to-be-missed look at The Walt Disney Studios' upcoming film slate, which
includes Disney's The Muppets, John Carter, Disney•Pixar's Brave, Marvel's The Avengers, Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, Oz The Great
and Powerful
and more.

With projects from Disney, Pixar Animation Studios and
Marvel Studios, this special presentation will feature never-before-seen
footage and all-star appearances by Jason Segel, Kermit and Miss Piggy (Disney's
The Muppets), Taylor Kitsch, Lynn
Collins and Willem Dafoe (John Carter),
Kelly Macdonald and Kevin McKidd (Brave),
Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy
Green
), Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph), cast members from Marvel's The Avengers and other surprise guests.

In celebration of 25 years of moviemaking magic, five sessions
will be devoted to the artistry and technical wizardry of Pixar:

* A Conversation with the Pixar
Creative Team – Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend some time with the key
figures responsible for Pixar's unprecedented success, including John Lasseter
(chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios), Jim Morris
(general manager, Pixar Animation Studios), Pete Docter (director, Monsters, Inc., Up), Andrew Stanton (director, Finding
Nemo
, WALL-E), Bob Peterson
(co-director, Up), Lee Unkrich
(director, Toy Story 3), Mark Andrews
(director, Brave) and Dan Scanlon
(director, Monsters University).

* The Characters of Monsters University – Director Dan
Scanlon and Production Designer Ricky Nierva discuss how they combine hair,
horns and a lot of heart to bring the wonderful Monsters University characters to life.

* Michael Giacchino's Music of
Pixar – In this musical presentation, award-winning composer Michael Giacchino
explores his early influences through the creation of modern-day classic scores
from Ratatouille, Up and Cars 2.

* The Art of Brave – Production Designer Steve Pilcher and Shading Art Director
Tia Kratter show how they and their team put paint to canvas and fingers to
computer keys to create the stunning visuals of Scotland for Disney•Pixar's
upcoming film Brave.

 * Pixar Shorts – This retrospective screening
of the animation studio's legendary short films will be followed by a panel
discussion with several of the filmmakers, including Ralph Eggleston (director,
For the Birds), Andy Jimenez
(director, One Man Band), Angus MacLane
(director, BURN-E), Pete Sohn
(director, Partly Cloudy), Teddy
Newton (director, Day & Night),
and Enrico Casarosa (director, La Luna).

Expo attendees will also have access to advance screenings
of an all-new 3D version of The Lion King,
presented by RealD 3D, coming to theaters and homes this fall, and the upcoming
ABC holiday special Prep & Landing:
Naughty vs. Nice
from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Out on the Expo floor, fans can explore the world of The
Walt Disney Studios at their leisure with comprehensive exhibits, including:

* Walt Disney Studios Animation
Pavilion – Experience the art, technology, culture and legacy of Walt Disney
Animation Studios with filmmaker demonstrations, drawing classes, book
signings, meet-and-greets and art exhibits.

* Walt Disney Studios In-Home
Entertainment Pavilion – Dive into cutting-edge home entertainment technology
and learn what the future holds for Disney movie fans, with sneak peeks of
upcoming films in breathtaking high-definition Blu-ray 3DTM and more.

* Inside Tides: Pirates of the Caribbean Film Prop
Collection – Get an up-close look at an exclusive collection of detailed set
pieces, props and costumes from the billion-dollar blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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 at the Anaheim
Convention Center, 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 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
19-21, 2011.

Fans 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 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’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”

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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

https://disney.com/ralphbreakstheinternet

https://www.youtube.com/user/disneyanimation

https://www.facebook.com/WreckItRalph/

https://twitter.com/wreckitralph

https://www.instagram.com/wreckitralph/

 

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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Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim

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MARVEL ANNOUNCES EPIC EXPERIENCES FOR FANS AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO 2017 IN ANAHEIM, JULY 14-16

  

BURBANKCalif. (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.

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Shanghai To Host World Premiere Of Disney’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

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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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