Animation at D23: Disney & Pixar In Anaheim
D23 is the ultimate Disney fan fest, and you better believe Disney and Pixar animation will head to Anaheim with their “A” game.
Yesterday, June 25, D23.com outlined the lineup:
- D23 Expo 2019 will be filled with magic all weekend long as Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios join forces to bring exciting announcements, presentations, never-before-seen-footage, autograph signings, photo opportunities, and more!
- Go Behind the Scenes with The Walt Disney Studios, on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. in Hall D23, as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee and Pixar Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter present never-before-seen footage and share surprise announcements.
- All weekend long from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily on the Show Floor, the studios will team up once again for an immersive animation experience at D23 Expo. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about Frozen 2 and Onward while also getting the chance to meet the teams behind the movies and receive autograph signings of exclusive art and a promotional giveaway!
And then there are the panels!
Animation at D23
August 25, D23 Expo Arena
The Little Mermaid: The 30th Anniversary Celebration! – Presented by H2O+
Fans of the classic film are invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Little Mermaid, recognized around the world as one of the greatest animated films of all time. Hosted by the voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson, it will be an unforgettable “Under the Sea” celebration.
August 25, Walt Disney Archives Stage
Hidden Gems of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library:
Preserving and Inspiring the Disney Legacy
Discover what it’s like to hold Disney history in your hands! The talented team at Walt Disney Animation Research Library (ARL) preserves millions of pieces of original Disney Animation art from Steamboat Willie to the films of today. You’ll learn how the ARL shares these hidden gems, inspiring artists and audiences alike.
August 25, Stage 28
World Premiere: Walt Disney Animation Studios Presents Short Circuit
In this exciting panel, Walt Disney Animation Studios will debut Short Circuit, an experimental short film program that will debut in Spring 2020 on Disney+. Talented artists and filmmakers will share their films for the first time anywhere and give behind-the-scenes insights.
What a lineup! I remain super-bummed that I am unable to make it out to Anaheim for this year’s D23. Here’s hoping that Disney live-streams a whole bunch of the content.
But tell us: Are you going to D23? What do you hope to see there in the shadow of Disneyland?