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23 Coolest Moments at D23 EXPO 2015!

Outside the thermometer soared to triple digits. But inside the Anaheim Convention Center at D23 EXPO 2015 it was super cool—with a bevy of A-List celebrities, hear-it-here-first announcements, unforgettable musical performances, a pulsating show floor, and, well, plenty of other fandemonium on hand to render the August heat wave defenseless against the cool stuff…

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60 Years of Mouseketeers

We couldn’t have wished for a better ending to D23 EXPO 2015! The original Mouseketeers from the Mickey Mouse Club gathered onstage and reminisced about those early days while singing and dancing along with clips from the show. Author Lorraine Santoli (The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book) led the presentation, welcoming Mouseketeers Sherry Alberoni, Sharon Baird,…

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Frozen FANdemonium: A FANtasy Come True!

There was sweltering heat outside the Anaheim Convention Center this afternoon, but Hall D23 at D23 EXPO 2015 was the coolest place on the planet! Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! was an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience that included behind-the-songs and stories and spectacular guests, and showed us what frozen things do in summer—they go to D23…

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The Stunning Shorts of Walt Disney Animation Studios

Before Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs… before The Little Mermaid… and way before Frozen… Walt Disney and his brother Roy told their one-of-a-kind stories through the animated short film. Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) celebrated its recent DVD release of their Short Films Collection with a crowd-pleasing panel this morning inside Stage 28 at D23 EXPO…

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Get in the Games

Announcements, sneak peeks, and special surprises came flying from Disney Interactive’s Hall D23 presentation by the boat-load… or should we say, the “ship load,” as in space ships from a galaxy far, far away. As expected, Star Wars was the main event (again), as Disney Interactive president Jimmy Pitaro introduced Electronic Art’s (EA) blockbuster new game…

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The Still-Soaring Silly Symphonies

It’s not very long into Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration before you realize you are witnessing something truly special, historic, and magical. The 11 a.m. event, the first of two Sunday performances in Stage 23 at D23 EXPO 2015, was a dazzling showcase of some of the finest animated shorts made in the 1920s and ’30s—including the first Silly…

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Soarin’ With Parks and Resorts at D23 EXPO 2015

Star Wars, Shanghai, Avatar, and Marvel were just some of the magic words that set the imaginations of D23 EXPO 2015 guests soarin’ as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek presented an exclusive look at in-the-works global excitement. A capacity crowd of passionate Disney park fans at Hall D23 wildly greeted surprise announcements, exclusive insider art…

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The Man Who Made Believe

Almost everyone above a certain age has heard the name Walt Disney. But who was he really? What drove him to such soaring artistic heights? And what about newer generations of people who don’t know much about Walt Disney at all—other than his name?

This fall PBS will air American Experience: Walt Disney, a two-part, four-hour documentary on the life of Walt…

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Welcome to Zootopia at D23 EXPO!

Like the song goes, it’s all happening at the zoo—although in this case, it’s all happening at Zootopia! In a special panel in Stage 28 at D23 EXPO 2015 today, hosted by animator Darrin Butters, a 19-year veteran of Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS), the filmmakers behind the upcoming feature, which opens March 4, 2016, took us through their research process…

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“THE ORIGINALS: Disney on Broadway”

Curtain up, light the lights… it’s time to celebrate the best and brightest of Disney on Broadway! James Monroe Iglehart, Tony winner for his performance as the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway, welcomed theatre fans to “THE ORIGINALS,” a one-of-a-kind musical party inside Stage 23 at D23 EXPO 2015. Acting as host throughout the performance, Iglehart…

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