Disney’s annual D23 Expo is just over two weeks away, and with the 4-day schedule finally released, let’s take a look at a few of the biggest presentations and panels that will take place.
Disney Legends Awards (Friday, 10 AM)
One of the greatest highlights of the expo is the Disney Legends Awards ceremony, where artists, actors, creators, and other Disney pillars have been honored as Legends. This year, the eight honorees are George Lucas, Danny Elfman, Susan Lucci, Andreas Deja, George Bodenheimer, Eyvind Earle, Julie Reihm Casaletto, and Carson Van Osten. Seeing the honorees live and in person receive their distinction as Legends will be one for the memories.
Pixar and Walt Disney Animation studios: The Upcoming Films (Friday, 3 PM)
During the animated films presentation, attendees will get a first look at upcoming films such as Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation’s Zootopia and Moana. If past years’ presentations are any indications, actors, artists, and other creative talent will make guest special appearances. Don’t be surprised if a special musical performance takes the stage!
Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at the Walt Disney Studios (Saturday, 10:30 AM)
The lineup for this year’s live action film presentation is incredible: Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Two new properties and two highly-anticipated sequels are going to make this panel the hottest of the entire expo. Expect guest appearances by actors from these films, and maybe even some surprises. Most importantly, exclusive preview clips will undoubtedly be shown to attendees.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (Saturday, 3 PM)
Disney parks worldwide seem to be more popular than ever, and with a number of expansions in the works, expo attendees will get a close look at the details for those planned expansions.
It’s Game Time: Disney Interactive Takes the Stage (Sunday, 11 AM)
Video gamers will be excited to learn new details about the upcoming Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition and Star Wars™ Battlefront™ from Electronic Arts. Disney Interactive will showcase more Star Wars characters and Play Sets new to Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. The most anticipated part of this presentation will be details from the long-awaited KINGDOM HEARTS III from Square Enix, which has not had much publicity in quite some time.
We’ll be sure to bring you all the details from the expo, but in the meantime, check out the D23 Expo site for tickets and full scheduling information.