The D23 Expo kicked off today and will continue through Sunday, August 11th in Anaheim, California. D23 is the largest Disney fan expo that takes place every other year, offering fans a look inside the magic.
Fans at the D23 Expo today were given never-before-revealed information on upcoming Disney Pictures including some coming out this year, but many that are coming out in 2014.
Toy Story of TERROR:
Fans were surprised with a 10 minute screening of Toy Story of TERROR, a 30 minute spooky special featuring the beloved characters from Toy Story. Toy Story of TERROR will make its debut on ABC on October 16, 2013.
What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story OF TERROR!”
Fans were treated today to never before seen footage of Frozen and a live performance of the film’s new song, “Let It Go”.
Frozen is set to open in theaters on November 27, 2013.
Watch the Frozen trailer below:
Get A Horse!:
Get A Horse is a full black and white hand drawn animated short that will open in front of Frozen. The short made its debut today at D23. It features Mickey Mouse who is voiced entirely by Walt Disney himself, Minnie Mouse, and more.
The Pirate Fairy:
Christina Hendricks (voice of Zarina) and Tom Hiddleston (voice of James AKA Captain Hook) were introduced today during D23 as the newest film, The Pirate Fairy was announced. The Pirate Fairy will open in theaters in Spring 2014.
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow’s all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink’s world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow.
The Good Dinosaur:
The Good Dinosaur roamed around the convention center this morning, where key actors were announced:
Lucas Neff (voice of Arlo), Bill Hader (voice of Forrest), Judy Greer (voice of Ivy), Neil Patrick Harris (voice of Cliff), John Lithgow (voice of Poppa), and Frances McDormand (voice of Momma).
The Good Dinosaur will open in theaters on May 30, 2014.
“The Good Dinosaur” asks the generations-old question: What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In theaters May 30, 2014, the film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively 70-foot-tall teenage Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event rattles Arlo’s tranquil community, he sets out on a quest to restore peace, gaining an unlikely companion along the way—a young human boy named Spot.
Mike and Sulley scared up six minutes today at D23. Party Central is a short featuring characters from Monsters University such as Mike, Sulley, and the Oozma Kappa brothers. This short will open in front of The Good Dinosaur on May 30, 2014.
Planes: Rescue & Fire
Disney fans were in for a big treat today at D23. Fans were treated to story details for the follow up film to Planes, including concept art, character images, plus footage from the film.
Planes just opened today in theaters and Planes: Rescue & Fire will open on July 18, 2014.
“Planes: Fire & Rescue” features a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper (voice of Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.
Big Hero 6
Fans got to take a look inside Big Hero 6 today with a story presentation that included concept art and a “sizzle peice” to create excitement for the film. Big Hero 6 will open in theaters on November 7, 2014.
“Big Hero 6” features brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Legend of the NeverBeast:
The Director, Steve Looter, revealed plans for Legend of the NeverBeast.
Legend of the NeverBeast takes the Disney Fairies on an epic action adventure that’s full of heart and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Fun and talented animal fairy Fawn believes you can’t judge a book by its cover—or an animal by its fangs—so she befriends a huge and mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast. While Tink and her friends aren’t so sure about this scary addition to Pixie Hollow, the elite Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home. Fawn must trust her heart and take a leap of faith if she hopes to rally the girls to save the NeverBeast.
Legend of the NeverBeast will open in theaters in Spring of 2015.
The cast for Inside Out was revealed today. The cast includes: Amy Poehler (voice of Joy), Lewis Black (voice of Anger), Mindy Kaling (voice of Disgust), Phyllis Smith (voice of Sadness), and Bill Hader (voice of Fear).
Inside Out takes you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind. Riley, an 11-year-old girl who recently moved with her family to San Francisco, is not the main character but the setting for the film. Moviegoers will go inside her mind to explore how memories are formed and how a mixture of five emotions—Joy, Disgust, Anger, Fear and Sadness—defines life experiences.
Inside Out will open in theaters on June 19, 2015.
Voice Cast announcements were made for Finding Dory, coming out on November 25, 2015.
Joining Ellen Degenres (voice of Dory), will be Albert Brooks (voice of Marlin), Diane Keaton (voice of Dory’s mom Jenny), Eugene Levy (voice of Dory’s dad Charlie), and Ty Burrell (voice of Bailey).
The all-new big-screen adventure dives into theaters Nov. 25, 2015, taking moviegoers back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film. “Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.
Plans and the story of Zootopia were shared today at D23. Zootopia will open in theaters in 2016.
In the animal city ofZootopia, a fast-talking fox who’s trying to make it big goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends
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