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Disney’s D23 Expo 2019 Coming to Anaheim, August 23 – 25

Walt Disney Animation and Pixar to share never-before-seen footage, details, and experiences at the ultimate Disney fan event.

BURBANK, CA -- Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios are gearing up and joining forces with Disney’s live-action team for a weekend of announcements and presentations, never-before-seen footage, interactive displays, artist autograph signings, sharable photo opportunities, and giveaways, as well as a Walt Disney Studios slate presentation in Hall D23 featuring new announcements, surprise talent appearances, and sneak peeks of select scenes from their films.


Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m., Hall D23

As a part of The Walt Disney Studios presentation, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer, Jennifer Lee, and Pixar Animation Studios’ chief creative officer, Pete Docter, will present never-before-seen footage, surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by all-star voice talent from the studios’ upcoming slate of animated films.

Fans will get a new look at the follow-up to 2013’s Oscar-winning film Frozen when Directors Chris Buck, Lee, and producer Peter Del Vecho will reveal new details about Frozen 2. Director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae will introduce fans to the characters in Pixar’s upcoming original feature film Onward, while Docter and producer Dana Murray will share details about next summer’s original feature, Soul. Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.


August 23–25, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

On the show floor, the two studios will once again team up for an immersive animation experience. The studios’ upcoming slate of films, which include Frozen 2 and Onward, will be highlighted. Meet the teams behind the movies and get autograph signings of exclusive art and promotional item giveaways.

Pixar will also introduce fans to a real-life version of Guinevere, the van from their upcoming film Onward. Decked out with crescent moon windows and a “Pegacorn” (part Pegasus, part unicorn) painted on her sides, Guinevere will offer guests a taste of the adventure that two teenage elf brothers will embark upon in the movie.


Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m., D23 Expo Arena.

The Little Mermaid: The 30th Anniversary Celebration! - Presented by H2O+

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Little Mermaid, hosted by the voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson - it will be an unforgettable “Under the Sea” celebration.

Sunday, August 25, 12 p.m., Walt Disney Archives Stage

‘Hidden Gems of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library: Preserving and Inspiring the Disney Legacy’

In this panel, fans will discover what it’s like to hold Disney history in their hands. The Walt Disney Animation Research Library (ARL) preserves millions of pieces of original Disney Animation art from Steamboat Willie to the films of today. Attendees will learn how the ARL shares these hidden gems.

Sunday, August 25, 4 p.m., Stage 28.

World Premiere: Walt Disney Animation Studios Presents Short Circuit

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.

D23 Expo runs from August 23 – 25, bringing 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. For more information, visit the event website.

Source: Walt Disney Studios