For the first year ever the Official Disney Fan Club, D23 is celebrating a worldwide “Fanniversary” event which will take place in the homes of members and Disney fans around the world. This year’s inaugural home event celebrates the 60th anniversary of Disney’s iconic love story Lady and the Tramp. Starting May 29th, Disney fans can join into the fun and prep for watch parties by downloading invitations, decorations, crafts, and games. One can even download traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe provided by the talented chefs of The Chew to share with their family or friends.
From June 12–14 however, is when the real fun begins.Throughout that weekend, D23 will unveil new and classic content on D23.com about the animated favorite, including:
* A new video featuring original artwork from the Animation Research Library
* A series of the original “Scamp” comics
* A gallery of Lady and the Tramp items from the Walt Disney Archives
* Features full of fun facts about the film, including a piece by Disney music historian Randy Thornton looking at the development of the movie’s beloved songs
* A story on Walt Disney’s own dogs and how they influenced some of his movies
Plus, fans are encouraged to join the conversation on D23’s social media using the hashtag #D23Fanniversary (follow “DisneyD23” on all platforms). One of the coolest things will be a “selfie station” where fans can pose as the film’s canine couple enjoying a plate of pasta at Tony’s Restaurant, and then upload their shots on social media. Throughout the weekend, D23 also invites fans to post “Dogglegangers”—photos of their own pooches who look like the dynamic dogs from the film—and share stories of dogs they have adopted.
Fans are encouraged to watch the beloved film all weekend long. And for those who would like to watch as one big group, at 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 13, D23 encourages fans around the world to hit “play” on their DVD, Blu-ray, or digital device to kick off the largest Lady and the Tramp viewing party ever. Follow on Twitter, as D23 will be live tweeting out fun facts, commentary, and questions for the audience.