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    D23 Expo Tickets Go On Sale July 14th

    Thursday, July 14, at 10 a.m. PT, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will take place July 14–16, 2017, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of Disney entertainment, uniting all parts […]

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    Michael Vargo Named D23 Vice President

    BURBANK, Calif. – Michael Vargo has been named Vice President, D23, Special Events and Disney Corporate Creative Resources, it was announced today by Zenia Mucha, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, The Walt Disney Company. A 24-year Disney veteran, Mr. Vargo will oversee D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and the Walt Disney Archives. […]

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    The Walt Disney Archives Presents – Disneyland: The Exhibit

    “The Walt Disney Archives Presents – Disneyland: The Exhibit” was the largest display the Disney Archives has ever showcased at D23 EXPO and was the largest exhibit on the show floor. The 12,000-square-foot exhibit was themed to honor the park’s history, attractions, parades, and entertainment over the past six decades, including the construction of Disneyland, […]

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    Enter The Zoetrope at D23

    The Target Animation Studio @ D23 was a unique and fun experience, where gusests could learn about Animations past and future. Center stage was a large Zoetrope, one of the very first animation devices. A Zoetrope is one of several pre-film animation devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings […]

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    Star Wars Costumes and Collectibles

    Since ‘Star Wars Celebration’ was held last April at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney decided to downplay the Star Wars exhibits at D23. There were some new toys and collectibles that were not shown at ‘Celebration,’ but the displays were very limited unlike what was shown at D23 in 2013. They also featured costumes from […]

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    Disney Cosplayers at D23

    The fun thing about walking the floor at D23 Expo is seeing all the Disney Cosplayers with their imaginative outfits. This year the mix was about 75% classic Disney characters, and 25% dressed as Marvel & Star Wars hero’s. There were several hundred at the show at any given time. On Sunday we counted over […]

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    D23: Shanghai Disneyland Attraction Maquettes

    Walt Disney didn’t see himself being pigeonholed in the animation world for his entire life. In fact, he had a vision to create a wonderful world beyond the painted cell. He wanted to elevate amusement parks to an art form and to create Utopian cities. Today, the Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) team is in charge […]

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    D23: Pixar’s New Film ‘Coco’

    One of the nice surprises at the D23 animation panel was the unveiling of the new Disney/Pixar film “Coco,” that centers on the Mexican celebration of “Dia de los Muertos.” This new film is directed by longtime Pixar faithful (and Toy Story 3 filmmaker) Lee Unkrich and produced by Darla Anderson. “I’d seen it (Dia de […]

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    D23: Two Star Wars Bundles for PS4 System Revealed

    Disney is introducing a very special, limited edition Darth Vader inspired PS4 system that will be available as part of, not one but two Star Wars bundles available November 17th. The bundles include a fully customized PS4 featuring an image of Darth Vader and a controller inspired by Darth Vader’s suit. The first bundle is […]

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    D23: News Summary

    So much has happened over the last two days at D23 that we thought it would be best to highlight all the breaking news stories into a summary for our readers. More will be written on these topics, but we still have another day full of announcements by all of Disney’s different divisions. Here they […]

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    D23: Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Have Toy Story Land

    Walt Disney Imagineer Kathy Magnum announced a new addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Land.  This new 11-acre land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard.  Guests will think they’ve been shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz as they are surrounded by oversized toys that Andy has assembled using his […]

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    D23: Alan Horn Announces the Cast for Star Wars ‘Rogue One’

    Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios took the D23 audience by surprise, announcing the cast for “Rogue One,” the first of the standalone Star Wars stories to hit the big screen, which has commenced principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing “Rogue One,” which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to […]