Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Walt Disney Animation releases its calendar of events for D23 EXPO 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the presentations and events it is bringing to the D23 EXPO in August, including making of various Disney and Pixar movies, as well as the music behind the movies.

The event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place August 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center and brings together all of the Disney worlds together.

Here is the calendar of events that was released:

Every Story Is a Journey: The Upcoming Films of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios - 
Friday, Aug. 14, 3:00 pm - Hall D23:

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, presents “Every Story is a Journey.” Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar’s upcoming "The Good Dinosaur" and "Finding Dory" and Disney Animation’s "Zootopia" and "Moana." The event will include surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by the films’ star voice talent.

Welcome to Zootopia!- Saturday, Aug.t 15, 1:30 pm - Stage 28
Welcome to Zootopia, a magnificent mammal metropolis, and home to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ next feature, the comedy-adventure Zootopia. Join directors Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph), producer Clark Spencer (Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt), and artists from the i production team as they introduce rookie rabbit-officer Judy Hopps and con-artist fox Nick Wilde.

Aladdin – The Making of a Classic - Saturday, Aug. 15, 6:00 pm - Stage 28
Walt Disney Animation Studios filmmakers, including legendary directors John Musker and Ron Clements, animators Eric Goldberg (Genie) and Mark Henn (Jasmine), as well as Jasmine herself, Linda Larkin, and the two actors who gave life to the character Aladdin: Scott Weinger and Brad Kane, as they unveil the stories behind "Aladdin."

The Shorts of Walt Disney Animation Studios: from Paperman to Prep & Landing, Feast to Frozen Fever - Sunday, August 16, 11:30 am - Stage 28
Join the filmmakers behind these shorts and so many others, including Get a Horse!, John Henry, Lorenzo and The Ballad of Nessie for a conversation about this truly animated art form.

Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! - Sunday, August 16, 3:00 pm - Hall D23
Join host Chris Montan, president, Walt Disney Music, and the Oscar-winning songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez as they take you on a once-in-a-lifetime musical journey through the world of "Frozen." This one-day-only performance features your favorite friends from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film—including Anna and Elsa—with sing-along experiences and fascinating stories behind some of your favorite Frozen songs.

The Tunes Behind the Toons: Screening/Q&A - Sunday, August 16, 6:00 pm, Stage 28
This special screening and Q&A panel is for for The Tunes Behind the Toons, a short form documentary that celebrates the power of music in animation.

Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are available at Through June 30, 2015, 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.
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