Check Out The Entire Schedule For This Year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim
If you’ve been following along with MickeyBlog then you’ll know that the D23 Expo is just around the corner. It will be taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center from September 9 – September 11, 2022.
Over the last few weeks we teased various offerings that will be available at D23 and are excited to let you know that the complete schedule is finally online. You can find it here.
Here’s a quick rundown of the offerings you can look forward to!
Friday, September 9, 2022
- Disney Legends Award Ceremony – 10:30 am – 12:30- Disney100 kicks off at D23 Expo on Friday, September 9, at 10:30 a.m. with an epic presentation that includes the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, featuring Disney CEO Bob Chapek. Legends will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy.
Studio Showcase, Day 1: Celebrate the Magic of Disney and Pixar- 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PT- Join Disney Studios for an all-star look at what’s coming up in theaters and on Disney+ from Disney’s iconic Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, as well as its namesake motion picture group behind such recent Disney hits as Cruella, Jungle Cruise, and Chip ’N Dale: Rescue Rangers.
The Simpsons!- 10:45 am – 11:45 am PT- Join us for a fun chat with the cast and creatives of this iconic show.
- D23 Expo Mousquerade – 6::30pm – 7:30 pm PT.
Inside Look at the Society of Explorers and Adventurers: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT- An inside look at the continuing development of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers – what it means at Disney Parks and how these stories continue to grow. Walt Disney Imagineers are joined by author Julie Kagawa to talk about her first two books in a series of novels that tie into the lore of S.E.A.
ABC’s Home Economics: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm PT- The stars of ABC’s Home Economics discuss the making of the family comedy and share an exclusive look at the upcoming season three premiere, filmed at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.
Disney For Scores Podcast Live Celebrates Marvel Music: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm PT- Celebrate the powerful music of Marvel storytelling when Variety’s Jon Burlingame hosts Disney For Scores Podcast live. Jon will bring the format of the popular Disney For Scores Podcast to life as he interviews composers of some of your favorite Marvel series and films. Listen in as they fill us in on the secrets of creating the amazing music that helps build the Marvel Universe!
The Cast and Creators of Disney Channel’s Hamster & Gretel: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm PT- Join the cast and creative team of Disney Channel’s Hamster & Gretel as they share a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making the music-filled animated series and reveal exclusive content from the show.
Here for the Laughs- 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm PT: Stars of your favorite TV and streaming series come together to discuss their careers, and what it takes to make a comedy hit.
Walt Disney Archives Stage:
- Sounds Delightful! – An Illustrated Audio Adventure: 10:00 am – 11:00 am PT- Join Disney artist and historian Stacia Martin for an all-new edition of “Sounds Delightful!,” an illustrated audio adventure across decades of vintage vinyl recordings from yesterday’s turntables, including rare promotional and production tracks.
Who is Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A.?: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT- Observers notice details throughout the Disney theme parks, such as names styled on building windows. Discover the people behind the names through a talk with the team that researched the upcoming Disney Editions book People Behind the Disney Parks.
A Very ’90s Afternoon Special with the “All-New” Mickey Mouse Club: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT- Join cast from The All New Mickey Mouse Club as they share favorite memories about the third incarnation of the series (1989–1994), and discover how MMC pushed boundaries by highlighting topics that had rarely been covered on children’s television.
Disney Legends in Conversation: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT- Listen in as members from the newest class of Disney Legends partake in an enlightening conversation about their storied careers.
Walt’s Plane: Taking Flight Through Disney History – Presented by Amazon- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT: As Walt Disney’s company plane makes its historic return at D23 Expo, discover the fascinating story of the Grumman Gulfstream I aircraft, fondly remembered as “The Mouse.”
Cesar Millan: Better Human, Better Dog- 10:15 am – 11:00 am PT: Pet owners across America need help, and Cesar Millan is ready to show them the way. His positivity in troubled times and his heartwarming transformations make us feel like we can overcome all obstacles, starting with our own four-legged pals!
traceback: Celebrating the People of Walt Disney Animation Studios: 11:45 am – 12:45 pm PT- The Walt Disney Animation Research Library presents “traceback,” a look at the lives and work as well as artistic and technical contributions of women and employees of color throughout the history of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
National Geographic’s Superhero Women of STEM- 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm PT- Meet three extraordinary women who are changing the face of exploration, education, and storytelling. Find out what it takes to study large bears up close; learn about the science of Avatar; and get ready to win first place at the Science Fair!
Behind The Scenes: ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast: a 30th Celebration”- 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm PT- ABC’s previews the upcoming special “Beauty and the Beast: a 30th Celebration”
National Geographic Special Screening: Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory- 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm PT: The face of a new generation of aspirational adventurers and natural history filmmakers, 29-year-old Bertie Gregory takes viewers on an epic and nail-biting journey that pushes into the most spectacular and secretive corners of our wild world.
Saturday, September 12, 2022
- Studio Showcase, Day 2: Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PT: Welcome all multiversal, intergalactic, and world-spanning adventurers as Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios preview upcoming titles, including sneak peeks and special guests.
Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza!- 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm PT: Join Disney Branded Television for an exclusive showcase that highlights a legacy of excellence in storytelling and includes talent appearances, performances, and never-before-seen previews of original content for Disney+, Disney Channel, and Disney Junior.
Talkin’ Pets with the Vets of National Geographic- 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT- Join National Geographic’s vet sensations Dr. Pol and wife Diane, Critter Fixer Dr. Vernard Hodges and Dr. Geoff, Dr. Jen and animal keeper Rain from ‘Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom’ for a heartwarming look behind the scenes of their popular series.
A Celebration of Disney Animation’s Encanto- 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm PT: Join the team behind the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit Encanto for stories from the making of the film—and even a few surprises!
The Santa Clauses- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT: Join The Santa Clauses cast and creatives for a lively chat.
- The Making of Disney100: The Exhibition: 10:00 am – 11:00 am PT- Producers from the Walt Disney Archives, Semmel Exhibitions and Studio TK reveal illuminating details about the all-new exhibition celebrating 100 Years of Disney Wonder, scheduled to premiere at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in February 2023.
Bob’s Burgers: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT- The Emmy Award-winning animated series Bob’s Burgers joins D23 hot off the critically-acclaimed release of The Bob’s Burgers Movie! The cast and creators will break news and have you howling with laughter during a lively panel discussion.
MARVEL COMICS: Celebrating 60 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT- Celebrate sixty spectacular, sensational, web-slinging years of Spider-Man! From his humble debut in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, he wall-crawled his way to international super-stardom. Now, join Executive Spider-Editor Nick Lowe and Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski as they team up to trace the comics history of the web-head across six decades—and BEYOND! Tantalizing trivia about the webbed wonder will be shared in this can’t-miss panel, so be sure to swing by!
Dreaming, Designing and Bringing to Life the Disney Wish- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT- Disney Imagineers fresh off the launch of the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line — the Disney Wish — talk about their experiences bringing this ship to life.
Sneak Peek at Zootopia+ from Walt Disney Animation Studios- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT- Get a first look at the newest animated series coming to Disney+ from Disney Animation with directors Josie Trinidad and Trent Correy.
Walt Disney Archives Stage:
A Peek Behind the Curtain at Walt Disney Imagineering’s Illusions and Special Effects Development Lab: 10:00 am – 11:00 am PT- Learn about the legacy of Walt Disney Imagineering’s Illusions and Special Effects Development Lab, including the work created by Yale Gracey for the Haunted Mansion and other early projects, plus a behind-the-curtain look at the present-day magical process that is so unique to Imagineering.
Uncovering Treasures from the Marty Sklar Collection- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT- Join Imagineering Ambassador Bob Weis and Leah and Leslie Sklar, the wife and daughter of the late Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar, as they discuss some of the treasures they’ve discovered while going through Marty’s collection from his more than 50 years with Walt Disney Imagineering.
A Century of Storytelling at Walt Disney Animation Studios- 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT– The Walt Disney Animation Research Library celebrates 100 years of Disney Animation storytelling by highlighting the stories and people behind key art and artifacts in their collection.
Cautionary Tales with the Disney Villains: The Imagination of Ridley Pearson- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT- Celebrate the writing of author Ridley Pearson and his new book, Cautionary Tales, a collection of scary tales based on Disney films. Get inside scoop on how Ridley and the Walt Disney Archives created a unique and creative continuing partnership.
Building Walt’s Florida Project: Walt Disney World from Dream to Reality- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT- Using rarely seen photography, the Walt Disney Archives and special guests present a “true-life” look at the extraordinary construction and opening of the Walt Disney World Resort.
Women in Disney Fashion- 10:15 am – 11:00 am PT- Moderated by DisneyBound founder, Leslie Kay, four of Disney’s major fashion icons will discuss their collaborations, the inspiration behind their unique collections, and what it’s like to work in the fashion industry.
Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur- 11:45 am – 12:45 pm PT – Join the Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur cast and creative team as they share an exclusive sneak peek of the highly anticipated series before its debut on Disney Channel and Disney+.
It’s a Small Disney World: Celebrating the Art of Disney Parks- 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm PT- Moderated by Tyler Slater, Public Relations Manager, this panel gathers Disney Parks artists and authors who created artwork for our global parks, including items which will be for sale at the D23 Expo Marketplace.
ABC’s On The Red Carpet’s Storytellers Spotlight- 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm PT- On The Red Carpet’s Storytellers Spotlight is an intimate conversation series that amplifies the work of historically underrepresented, diverse storytellers and their allies across the Walt Disney Company in film, television, theater, music, and podcasts.
National Geographic Special Screening: Limitless with Chris Hemsworth- 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm PT- Though he unfortunately won’t be at D23 Expo, get an exclusive first look at Chris Hemsworth’s new Disney+ series Limitless! He puts his body and mind through transformative experiences, sharing tips that can help you too have a healthier life, body, and mind.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PT- Join Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro for a look at Disney’s boundless future. With announcements and updates on the magic happening around the world in parks, on the high seas, at home, and beyond, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the big dreams of Disney Imagineers. Every Disney fan will want to be a part of this special presentation full of exciting news and surprises.
Disney Princess – The Concert Live at D23!- 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm PT- Be our guest as an all-star quartet of Broadway, television, and animated film icons sing the music and celebrate the memorable film moments of every Disney Princess, alongside their magical Music Director and enchanting Prince, in an exclusive D23 Expo performance of Disney Princess – The Concert. Presented by Pandora Jewelry.
The Cast and Creators of the Disney+ Series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder- 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT- The cast and creative team of the Disney+ animated series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder gather to discuss the acclaimed revival of the groundbreaking series The Proud Family and share an inside look at the upcoming season
Walt Disney Imagineering: 70 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible- 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PT- For 70 years, Walt Disney Imagineering has blended imagination with cutting-edge technology to create groundbreaking experiences. Join Imagineers past and present as they discuss the core elements of storytelling and innovation that bring dreams to life for guests from all around the world.
Explore the World with the Next Generation of National Geographic!- 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm PT- Meet the exciting next generation of National Geographic stars who are taking viewers to the most remote locations on Earth in pursuit of breathtaking landscapes, extraordinary wildlife, exotic foods, epic challenges, and undercover storytelling.
Conversations with Disney Character Voices- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT- Providing the perfect voice to characters has been a Disney signature since Walt first gave voice to Mickey. Join Rick Dempsey, SVP of Character Voices, and some very special guests, as we go “behind the mic” for stories and fun conversations with some Disney favorites.
Disney Original Documentary’s Sneak Peek of Mickey: The Story of a Mouse- 10:00 am – 11:00 am PT- Disney Original Documentary presents a panel dedicated to Mickey: The Story of a Mouse, which celebrates one of the world’s most beloved icons, Mickey Mouse. Hosted by Bret Iwan, the official voice of Mickey himself, the panel will include filmmakers and select film participants. Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film as well, as an exclusive sneak peek.
Back to the Grid: 40 Years of Tron Presented by Enterprise- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT ; Lightcycles, recognizers, and solar sails, oh my! Join us for a look back at Tron featuring artwork, footage, and photographs of the digital frontier. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of how the film came to life with talent, artists, and filmmakers, and the continuous impact of this groundbreaking film.
100 Years of Treasures from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library- 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT; Never-before-seen clips, recording sessions, and live-action references mark 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios as the ARL unveils newly digitized media from their collection and from their Oral History Project.
FX’s AHS: Behind the Screams- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT- Join the legendary designers, artists, and stylists responsible for creating the iconic looks of your beloved AHS characters. Fans will get inside details on how it all comes together, where fashion and horror intersect, and how these creatives keep things fresh after 11 installments and an anthology spin-off. Panelists include producer and costume designer Lou Eyrich and producer and makeup artist Eryn Krueger Mekash.
Dancing with the Stars 31st Season Celebration- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT- Stars of the hit competition series Dancing with the Stars come together to celebrate 31 seasons of memorable performances, award-winning choreography and, of course, Mirrorball trophies.
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Nat Geo & Disney: 100 Years of Exploring the World Through Storytelling- 10:00 am – 11:00 am PT- Since 1888, National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in everyone, including none other than Walt Disney himself. With a shared belief in the power of storytelling to change the world, Disney and Nat Geo were connected long before making it official in 2019. Nat Geo’s iconic yellow border has always served as a portal to explore the farthest reaches of the Earth and beyond. How did Walt and team use this portal and the iconic Nat Geo Image Collection to the wonder of the natural world to inspire the wonderful world of Disney?
An Animated Conversation: Celebrating 90 Years of Goofy- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT- Join Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline, Disney Legend Bill Farmer, animator Eric Goldberg, and producer Dorothy McKim as they celebrate one of Walt Disney’s most memorable creations—Goofy!
The Main Street Electrical Parade — 50 Years of Nighttime Magic & Imagination- 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT- See and hear how the iconic Main Street Electrical Parade was born and has evolved over its 50-year history with a panel of the creative talent behind it from 1972 to today. Experience it for yourself via never-before-seen film from its opening and early years.
The Disney Parks Through the Decades: A Disney Ambassador Perspective- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT- Join us for a conversation with Disney Ambassadors spanning the decades. From representing Walt Disney in the 1960s to opening Walt Disney World, experience the history of Disney Parks as never before.
Memories of Walt Disney World: Framing A Portrait of 50 Magical Years-6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT: Join the book team behind A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth for a making-of panel discussion. The session will conclude with a special screening of The Magic of Walt Disney World documentary featurette.
Revisiting Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century- 10:15 am – 11:15 am PT: Join legendary producer Don Hahn for a look back at Disney projects from the 1950s and 1960s as he shares an illustrated journey through the era with rarely seen art and photography reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists pioneered.
Revisiting Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century- 10:15 am – 11:15 am PT- Join legendary producer Don Hahn for a look back at Disney projects from the 1950s and 1960s as he shares an illustrated journey through the era with rarely seen art and photography reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists pioneered.
100 Years of Hollywood Magic: A Disney Tour of the UCLA Film & Television Archive- 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm PT- The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents rare footage of the Hollywood that shaped the Disney brothers and sparked their imagination.
The World of Duffy & Friends Revealed- 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm PT- Disney Imagineers discuss the origin and continuing popularity of Duffy & Friends, including the newest friend who has become a global phenomenon: LinaBell!
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