This year Pixar is making a big splash at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on August 14-16, 2015.
Guests arriving on Friday, August 14th will be greeted by a giant Buzz Lightyear character helium balloon. This giant balloon has been in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade six times. Buzz is making his first appearance on the West Coast at the D23 Expo celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Toy Story.
Pixar will have a large presence at the D23 Expo including panels, exhibits and presentations.
Every Story Is a Journey: The Upcoming Films of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios – Friday, August 14, 3:00 pm – Hall D23
In 2013 I attended the Animation presentation and it knocked my socks off, especially the part where Idina Menzel sang “Let It Go” for the audience. There is no telling how big the the surprises will be that Disney and Pixar have planned but I am sure it will be awesome.
Conversation with the Filmmakers and the Emotions Behind Inside Out – Friday, August 14, 2015, 11:30 am – Stage 28
Get the inside story on the making of Pixar’s latest summer release Inside Out.
Pixar Secrets Revealed! Hear the Stories They Didn’t Want You to Know! – Saturday, August 15, 2015, 3:00 pm – Stage 28
Ever wonder where your favorite Pixar stories began? Hear the stories you don’t know about the classic films that you love.
Toy Story: 20 Years Later, the Original Crew Looks Back– Saturday, August 15, 2015, 4:30 pm – Stage 23
From flipbooks to feature films, animation has taken audiences to fantastical new worlds, far beyond the limits of any real-world setting.
Animation – Show Floor Exhibition
For the first time ever, Pixar Animation Studios is creating a show-floor experience at D23 EXPO. Pixar teams up with Walt Disney Animation Studios for an unforgettable adventure that showcases magic from both animation studios, featuring live demonstrations, presentations and autograph signings with top filmmakers, free giveaways and interactive displays.
With highlights from films like Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Zootopia, Finding Dory and Moana, animation fans will get the inside scoop on their favorite films and characters.
Say Aloha to John Lasseter’s Film-Themed Hawaiian Shirts
Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter takes Disney and Pixar animation to heart—literally. For nearly every film—from Finding Nemo and Wreck-It Ralph to Frozen and Inside Out, Lasseter has commissioned an exclusive movie-themed Hawaiian shirt.
Fans can take home their own shirt, thanks to Disney Store at D23 EXPO. This D23-exclusive Reyn Spooner-design features characters from all the feature films produced under the creative guidance of Lasseter. The simple, appealing collage joins many of Disney’s and Pixar’s most beloved recent characters on one wearable canvas. The shirt will retail for $99.95
— Dawn Cullo (@DawnCullo) July 3, 2015
About D23 Expo
D23 EXPO—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities.
Are you headed to the ultimate Disney Fan event this year? If so, I will see you there. This is my photo from the 2013 Expo, I am in the purple shirt. 😉
For the latest D23 EXPO 2015 news, visit D23EXPO.com. Presentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23EXPO conversation, @DisneyD23 on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+, and use the hashtag #D23EXPO.
D23 Expo Tickets
Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are available at a discounted price for a limited time. Early Bird pricing ends June 30th.
Tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $58 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available.
D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate.
For more information on tickets, visit D23EXPO.com.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history.
It 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 D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.