D23 Expo 2011 Schedule Details Three Days of Extraordinary Entertainment and Surprises at the Ultimate Disney Fan Event Final Event Schedule Revealed for the Ultimate Disney Event for Fans and Families at the Anaheim Convention Center August 19 - 21, 2011

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For three incredible days beginning August 19, fans of Disney entertainment will revel in new discoveries, special panels and presentations, movie screenings, celebrity appearances and autograph signings, plus new insights into movies, TV shows, theme parks, animation, Disney history, and more.  It's all part of Disney's D23 Expo 2011 from August 19–21 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Exciting details about the activities and events planned for the three days of Disney's D23 Expo 2011 have been announced, and a complete, up-to-the-minute schedule can be found online at www.D23Expo.com. Tickets for D23 Expo 2011, which is open to the general public, are available at D23Expo.com, and are available for individual days or for the full three days of this Ultimate Disney Fan Event.

Highlights of the D23 Expo 2011 include:

Exclusive Screenings & Sneak Peeks

D23 Expo 2011 will offer guests the chance to get sneak peeks and screenings of upcoming Disney movies and TV shows and specials like The Avengers, Disney's The Muppets, John Carter, Disney•Pixar's Brave, The Lion King in 3D, Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, Oz The Great and Powerful, Once Upon A Time, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, and many others. D23 Expo 2011 also will present the U.S. premiere screening of The Lion King in Disney Digital 3D™.  

Special Presentations and Panels

D23 Expo 2011 will offer fascinating explorations of the past, present, and future of Disney. Throughout the three days, scores of special panels and presentations will bring new insight into Disney history, let guests go "behind the magic" of Disney theme park attractions and movies, and get fans up close and personal with Disney's legacy of unforgettable entertainment.

D23 Expo Show Floor

A giant Show Floor filled with incredible pavilions and interactive areas assembles the entire world of Disney under one roof. From Disney's global theme parks to the Company's environmental initiatives, the Show Floor includes an area for collectors, a gathering of Disney licensees, a high-energy area devoted to Disney Channel, a pavilion dedicated to Walt Disney Animations Studios, and more.

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit

The legendary Walt Disney Archives will assemble a 12,000-square-foot exhibition featuring a beachside display of props, costumes and set pieces from LOST and Pirates of the Caribbean; a "House of de Vil" featuring the finalists and winner of Disney's Fan Art Contest; a room devoted to 1982's Tron, a display of vintage Mickey Mouse memorabilia, and much more. Plus, the Expo Show Floor will feature three iconic pieces: Walt Disney's limousine, a 23-foot-long model of the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Dharma Initiative Volkswagen van from LOST.

Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament Presented by Hasbro® TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition

For D23 Expo 2011, Disney is launching the first-ever Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament. Topics will range from classic to contemporary and from theme parks to films and everything in between. The tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday, August 18, the day before the D23 Expo opens. Twenty semi-finalists will compete in front of a live audience during a dynamic show at 6 p.m. in Stage 23 on Friday, August 19 to win a special preview cruise on the Disney Fantasy.

Arena Presentations

The 4,000-seat Anaheim Convention Center Arena will be home to spectacular presentations throughout the three days of the Expo.The event kicks off with the Disney Legends ceremony, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy including Regis Philbin, Jim Henson and the voices of many of the Disney Princesses. Other highly anticipated sessions include presentations from The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Marvel Studios, and a rocking performance by the cast of the Disney Channel hit Shake It Up.

Celebrity Appearances

Celebrities from both current and classic Disney projects (both on screen and behind the scenes) will be on hand throughout the Expo, and are currently scheduled to include: Jennifer Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Willem Dafoe, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Jason Segel, Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, Michael Giacchino, Tony Baxter, Tom Bergeron, Regis Philbin, Jodi Benson, Lea Salonga, Linda Larkin, Paige O'Hara, Anika Noni Rose, David Arquette, Jason Dolley, Hayley Keyoko, Sterling Knight, Tiffany Thornton, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Kelly MacDonald, Kevin McKidd, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, Wilmer Valderrama, Sean Astin, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, Chelsea Kane, Kyle Massey, cast members from Marvel's The Avengers and many more.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

The three days of the D23 Expo are packed with excitement and activity. Below are selected highlights from the three-day D23 Expo schedule. Please note that because the D23 Expo is a live experience, schedules, talent, locations, and descriptions are subject to change—so be sure to visit www.D23Expo.com for full updates and even more schedule details and surprises.

FRIDAY, August 19, 2011

Disney Store Opening Ceremony (D23 Members Only), 9 a.m. Start off the day in grand style with Disney Store. Disney Living Pavilion

History of the Disneyland Hotel (D23 Members Only), 9:30 a.m. See vintage film footage, featuring Walt, the Mouseketeers, Annette Funicello, and more! Stage 28

Disney Living Meet and Greet, 10 a.m. Join us for a Disney Store 25th anniversary artist signing with artist Jim Salvati. Disney Living Pavilion

Jake and the Never Land Pirates, 10 a.m. Character appearances by Disney Channel's Jake, Captain Hook, and Mr. Smee. Disney Channel Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 10:30 a.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Dream Store miniaturist and sculptor Robert Olszewski. Welcome Center

2011 Disney Legends Ceremony, 11 a.m. D23 Expo kicks off the first day by honoring the latest recipients in Disney's 24-year tradition. Arena

The Wonderful Words of Disney... Behind the Page: Kingdom Keepers, 11:30 a.m. In his presentation, author Ridley Pearson discusses the Kingdom Keepers series and reveals his own behind-the-scenes adventures. Stage 28

Disney Living Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Hear a Disney story from Disney Publishing Worldwide. Disney Living Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 11:30 a.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Precious Moments Doll artist Linda Rick. Welcome Center

The Never Land Pirate Band, 12:00 p.m. The Never Land Pirate Band from Jake and the Never Land Pirates rocks out! Disney Channel Pavilion

Christmas in August, 12:45 p.m. The world premiere screening of Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice with the creative team. Stage 23

Special Announcement and Storytelling Event, 1:00 p.m. Meet authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, as well as David Arquette, for story time. Disney Channel Pavilion

Rock Out with Rock Star Mickey, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a performance with Rock Star Mickey and American Idol's Constantine Maroulis. Disney Living Pavilion

The Making of The Little Mermaid — Ariel's Undersea Adventure, 1:00 p.m. Imagineers Lisa Girolami, Larry Nikolai, and Chris Crump take you behind the scenes. Stage 28

Cast of Good Luck Charlie, 1:30 p.m. Meet Good Luck Charlie's Jason Dolley, Leigh-Allyn Baker, and Bradley Steven Perry. Disney Channel Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 2:00 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with author Ridley Pearson. Welcome Center

Warren Spector Meet and Greet, 2:00 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Disney Epic Mickey videogame designer Warren Spector. Disney Interactive Media Group Pavilion

Disney Living Story Time, 2:30 p.m. Join us for It's a Small World story time and postcard pen pals. Disney Living Pavilion

Pixar Shorts, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios with this retrospective screening of the Studio's legendary shorts. Stage 23

Radio Disney's N.B.T. Performance, 3:00 p.m. Performances from Tay Barton, Zack Montana, Shealeigh, Ladina Spence, and Hollywood Ending. Disney Channel Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 3:00 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with original Tinker Bell model Margaret Kerry. Welcome Center

Why We Create, Featuring Author and Filmmaker Don Hahn, 3:00 p.m. Don Hahn, a filmmaker, Academy Award®-nominated producer, and author of Disney Publishing's new book Brain Storm explores "why we create," revealing his insights about the creative process. Stage 28

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, 3:30 p.m. Glimpse into some of the exciting projects currently underway at Disney's parks and resorts. Arena

Perry-oke, 4:00 p.m. Head on over to the Platy-Bus for karaoke with the Disney Channel gang. Disney Channel Pavilion

Artists of ACME, 4:00 p.m. Join us for a conversation with the artists of Acme. Disney Living Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 4:15 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with filmmaker and author Don Hahn. Welcome Center

USPS Send a Hello Stamps-First Day Issue Ceremony, 4:15 p.m. In a grand celebration, the U.S. Postal Service and The Walt Disney Company unveil the new Disney•Pixar Send a Hello stamps. Stage 23

Cast of Lemonade Mouth, 4:30 p.m. Meet Lemonade Mouth's Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko, Blake Michael and Chris Brochu. Disney Channel Pavilion

It's a Small World: Celebrating 45 Years, 5:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion about the art, music, fashion, and more inspired by Disneyland's it's a small world attraction. Stage 28

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 5:30 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Walt Disney Archives founder and Disney Legend and Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith. Welcome Center

Cast of So Random!, 5:45 p.m. Meet Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Doug Brochu, Allisyn Ashley Arm, and more! Disney Channel Pavilion

Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament, 6:00 p.m. One very knowledgeable individual will be crowned Ultimate Disney Trivia Champion. Stage 23

Voices of the Parks, 6:45 p.m. Meet the men and women who provide voices for the Disney parks. Stage 28

Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix, 8:15 p.m. Hear songs from Dick Van Dyke's varied entertainment career and various Disney classic songs. Stage 23

SATURDAY, August 20, 2011

Disney Store Opening Ceremony (D23 Members Only), 9:00 a.m. Start off the day in grand style with Disney Store. Disney Living Pavilion

The Wonderful Words of Disney...Behind the Page: Peter and The Starcatchers (D23 Members Only), 9:15 a.m. Disney Publishing is so proud to present best-selling authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson as they discuss the blockbuster series Peter and The Starcatchers, with focus on the new book, Bridge to Never Land. Stage 28

Phineas and Ferb, 10:00 a.m. Character appearances by Phineas, Ferb, and Perry, too! Disney Channel Pavilion

Disney Living Meet and Greet, 10:00 a.m. Meet Disney Store Princess Designer Collection artists. Disney Living Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 10:00 a.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Disney artist Mike Clitherow. Welcome Center

The Walt Disney Studios, 10:30 a.m. Exclusive video clips, live performances, filmmaker discussions, star appearances, and more! Arena

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 10:30 a.m. Join us for a meet and greet with authors Ridley Pearson and Dave Berry. Welcome Center

Cast and Crew of Phineas and Ferb, 11:00 a.m. Meet Dan Vincent Martella, Alyson Stoner, and Dee Bradley Baker. Disney Channel Pavilion

Meet and Greet, 11:00 a.m. Meet artist David Willardson. Disney Living Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 11:40 a.m. Join us for a meet and greet with ABC Family's Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. Welcome Center

Perry-oke, 12:00 p.m. Head on over to the Platy-Bus for karaoke with the Disney Channel gang. Disney Channel Pavilion

Cast of Kickin' It, 12:30 p.m. Meet Leo Howard, Dylan Riley Snyder, Alex Christian Jones, and Olivia Holt. Disney Channel Pavilion

Screening of ABC's Once Upon a Time, 12:45 p.m. Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz participate in a Q&A following a screening of their bold, new series about fairy-tale characters. Stage 23

Michael Giacchino's Music of Pixar, 1:00 p.m. In this musical presentation, Michael Giacchino provides an earful of tunes and tales about his early influences for Pixar's modern-day classic scores. Stage 28

Disney Store Costume Preview Parade, 1:00 p.m. Hear a Disney story from Disney Publishing Worldwide. Disney Living Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with filmmakers Greg and Jeff Sherman. Welcome Center

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 2:00 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with D23 Expo Dream Store artist Noah. Welcome Center

Warren Spector Meet and Greet, 2:00 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Disney Epic Mickey videogame designer Warren Spector. Disney Interactive Media Group Pavilion

A Conversation with the Pixar Creative Team, 2:30 p.m. Join us for a rare opportunity to spend time with the key figures responsible for Pixar's moviemaking magic. Stage 23

Disney Storytellers, 2:30 p.m. Join us for a panel discussion with artists from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Disney Living Pavilion

Performance by Coco Jones, 2:30 p.m. Performance by Radio Disney's guest and Hollywood Records recording artist Coco Jones. Disney Channel Pavilion

A Good Look at Buena Vista Street, 2:45 p.m. Sneak a peek at the new entrance to Disney California Adventure with Disney Imagineers. Stage 28

Cast and Crew of Fish Hooks, 3:00 p.m. Meet Noah Z. Jones, Chelsea Kane, and Kyle Massey. Disney Channel Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 3:00 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with filmmakers Ted Thomas and Kuniko Okubo. Welcome Center

Cast of A.N.T. Farm, 4:00 p.m. Meet China Anne McClain, Jake Short, Sierra McCormick, Stefanie Scott, and Carlon Jeffery. Disney Channel Pavilion

Magic Secrets, 4:00 p.m. Find out how Disney Toys are made with the Disney toys creative team. Disney Living Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 4:00 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Disney artist Larry Nikolai. Welcome Center

Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering, 4:30 p.m. Disney Legend Marty Sklar will lead a celebration of Imagineering careers and accomplishments. Stage 28

The Characters of Monsters University, 5:00 p.m. Character designers behind Pixar's upcoming animated feature Monsters University come together to discuss how they bring these wonderful characters to life. Stage 23

The Lion King 3D, 6:00 p.m. Get an exclusive advance screening of the Disney Digital 3D version of The Lion King. Arena

Perry-oke, 6:00 p.m. Head on over to the Platy-Bus for karaoke with the Disney Channel gang. Disney Channel Pavilion

Imagineering's Guide to Creativity and Innovation, 6:30 p.m. A panel of Imagineers discusses how they use storytelling and technology to make Disney magic. Stage 28

D23 Expo Live Auction, 8:00 p.m. Bid on unique experiences, tours, artwork, props, and one-of-a-kind Disney treasures. Stage 23

SUNDAY, August 21, 2011

Disney Store Opening Ceremony (D23 Members Only), 9:00 a.m. Start off the day in grand style with Disney Store. Disney Living Pavilion

Imagineering the Dream and the Fantasy Ceremony (D23 Members Only), 9:00 a.m. Imagineers Joe Lanzisero and Bob Zalk talk about the design of Disney's latest cruise ships. Stage 23

Handy Manny, 10:00 a.m. Meet the voice of Manny, Wilmer Valderrama, with character appearances from the show. Disney Channel Pavilion

The Lion King Vinylmation Series Launch, 10:00 a.m. Disney Living debuts new Vinylmation series with character artists Jim Valeri and Oskar Mendez. Disney Living Pavilion

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 10:00 a.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Disney artist Mike Clitherow. Welcome Center

Marvel, 10:15 a.m. Hear from Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada about the evolution of Marvel, beginning with its first comic book in 1939. Arena

Story Time, 11:00 a.m. Hear a Disney story from Disney Publishing Worldwide. Disney Living Pavilion

Special Agent Oso, 11:15 a.m. Meet the voice of Oso, Sean Astin, with character appearances from the show. Disney Channel Pavilion

The Art of Brave, 11:30 a.m. Join us for an afternoon of conversation and art with Steve Pilcher and Tia Kratter as we uncover the secrets behind Pixar's detailed process. Stage 23

Style-Your-Sole Contest, 11:30 a.m. Design your own shoe in the It's a Small World Style-a-Shoe Contest, hosted by TOMS® Shoes. Disney Living Pavilion

Cast of Pair of Kings, 12:30 p.m. Meet Doc Shaw, Kelsey Chow, and Geno Segers. Disney Channel Pavilion

Kidada for Disney Store, 1:00 p.m. Disney Store debuts Wish-a-Littles, featuring actress, model, and fashion designer Kidada Jones. Disney Living Pavilion

Radiator Springs Reality, 1:30 p.m. Pixar's John Lasseter and Roger Gould join Imagineers for a sneak peek look at Cars Land. Stage 23

Shake It Up Cast Photos, 1:30 p.m. Snap a photo of Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, and more! D23 Arena Entrance

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 1:30 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Precious Moments doll artist Linda Rick. Welcome Center

Story Time, 2:00 p.m. Hear a Disney story from Disney Publishing Worldwide. Disney Living Pavilion

Disney Channel, 2:30 p.m. A spectacular live performance, featuring stars of Disney Channel's hit series Shake It Up. Arena

Style-Your-Sole Contest, 2:30 p.m. Design your own shoe in the It's a Small World Style-a-Shoe Contest, hosted by TOMS Shoes. Disney Living Pavilion

Perry-oke, 2:30 p.m. Head on over to the Platy-Bus for karaoke with the Disney Channel gang. Disney Channel Pavilion

The Making of Star Tours — The Adventures Continue, 3:30 p.m. Find out how Imagineers updated the attraction, hosted by Imagineering's Tom Fitzgerald. Stage 23

D23 Expo Talent Round-Up, 3:30 p.m. Join us for a meet and greet with Dream Store miniaturist and sculptor Robert Olszewski. Welcome Center

Cast of Shake It Up, 4:00 p.m. Meet Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, and more! Disney Channel Pavilion

MORE of The Wonderful World of Vintage Disneyland and Walt Disney World, 5:15 p.m. Film preservationist Ed Hobelman and Imagineer Tony Baxter look back at vintage footage. Stage 23

Perry-oke, 6:00 p.m. Head on over to the Platy-Bus for karaoke with the Disney Channel gang. Disney Channel Pavilion

Tickets to D23 Expo 2011 are available at http://www.D23Expo.com. Admission includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 Expo and can be purchased for single days or for three full days of festivities. Admission is $42 for a one-day adult ticket and $32 for children 3-12. Three-day passes are $121 for adults and $91 for children. Members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans will receive a discount on admission as well as early entry to each day of the D23 Expo for themselves and their guests. More details about D23 Expo entertainment, events and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can keep up with all the news by visiting www.D23Expo.com, as well as by following "Disney D23" on Twitter and Facebook.

About 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. For schedules, live updates, interactive features and tools, polls and much more, check out the D23 Expo mobile app at www.D23mobile.com! To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo. For questions during the D23 Expo, get answers by sending tweets to @D23Expo.

About D23

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 www.disney.com/D23; 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. 

Contacts:

Lisa Scalzo


The Walt Disney Company / D23


818.560.3117


Lisa.R.Scalzo@disney.com



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