Zootopia!

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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James Monroe Iglehart Disney on Broadway

“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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Walt Disney Studios Live Action

Where the Live Action Is!

This morning at D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Studios transported us to “worlds” through the looking glass, to “galaxies” far, far away, and to “universes” filled with Marvel Super Heroes—and a huge announcement at the end to top it off. There was no more exciting place to be than Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Alan Horn, president of…

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Walt Disney TV Animation Defying Gravity

Have you ever wondered where the ideas for Disney’s zany, crazy TV animated shows come from? Alex Hirsch, creator of the hugely popular (with kids and adults alike) Gravity Falls has a very personal answer: “I wasn’t the most normal kid in school,” said Hirsch. “When the other kids were playing dodgeball, I would lie on the circle in the middle of the…

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Walt Disney Archives Exhibit Celebrates Disneyland

The Disneyland Diamond Celebration calls for something truly dazzling, and the extraordinary D23 EXPO exhibit of artifacts from Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom—from an Autopia car to the Abominable Snowman—is exactly that. Displayed across 12,000 square feet of the D23 EXPO show floor, “Walt Disney Archives Presents—Disneyland: The Exhibit” is the largest…

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What’s Coming from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation!

Think about it—how many of your most cherished Disney memories can be traced to films from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios? This afternoon, at D23 EXPO 2015, Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter led us on amazing journey through the films you’ll be seeing in the coming months and years. We were overjoyed to see some old animated friends—we’re talking to…

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“Stand Out” with A Goofy Movie’s 20th Anniversary

A Goofy Movie debuted in theatres in 1995, and since then, it’s become a bona fide “fan favorite.” To celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, key members of the voice cast—Disney Legend Bill Farmer (Goofy), Jason Marsden (Max), Jim Cummings (Pete), Rob Paulsen (P.J. Pete), and Jenna von Oy (Stacey)—joined screenwriter Jymn Magon for a jubilant panel in…

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A Whole New Muppets Show

Kermit, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo showed up at Stage 23 at D23 EXPO to tell us all about their new show The Muppets, premiering this September on ABC. Oh… and they brought along their personal “Muppeteers” to help (the humans whose hands and voices give life to the Muppets).

“We’re always learning,” said Dave Goelz, voice and Muppeteer for Gonzo….

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The Ins and Outs of Inside Out

Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out offered audiences an exhilarating look inside Headquarters, the control center within 11-year-old Riley’s mind. Today at D23 EXPO 2015, Stage 28 was the “headquarters” where the filmmakers behind Inside Out took guests on a funny and fascinating look into the creation of this hit film. In the exclusive presentation at D23 EXOPO…

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The Stuff of (Disney) Legends at D23 EXPO 2015

Thousands of Disney’s most loyal and passionate fans headed to Hall D23 this morning at the Anaheim Convention Center to watch as The Walt Disney Company honored the eight—make that nine!—newest inductees into the prestigious circle of Disney Legends. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted this historic event, which marked the fourth time the Disney Legends…

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