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Disney announces D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration virtual event

by Attractions Magazine Staff

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced a week packed with virtual events, articles, and merchandise releases celebrating all of the magical worlds of Disney with D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration.

d23 fantastic worlds celebration

Running from Nov. 16-20, this virtual experience will feature panels that are open for all Disney fans, with others exclusive to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members.

You can check out the panel lineup and details below:

d23 fantastic worlds celebration

Monday, Nov. 16

The Fantasia Legacy: A Conversation with Eric Goldberg

Premieres: 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET
Watch on D23.com, Facebook.com/DisneyD23, or YouTube.com/DisneyD23

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Fantasia and the 20th anniversary of Fantasia/2000, enjoy this special retrospective with master animator, Eric Goldberg of Walt Disney Animation Studios, one of the key creators of Fantasia/2000. Tune in for a look at the beautiful sights and sounds of the beloved Disney classics.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Storytelling through Merchandise

Premieres: 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET
Watch on D23.com, Facebook.com/DisneyD23, or YouTube.com/DisneyD23

Meet the Disney Theme Park Merchandising team who help to bring Batuu to life as they explore the rich storytelling that goes into the exotic and authentic imports of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Marvel’s 616 Uncovered

Premieres: 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET
Watch on D23.com, Facebook.com/DisneyD23, or YouTube.com/DisneyD23

Get an exclusive first look at this exciting new Disney+ docuseries with Executive Producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman, and Directors Clay Jeter and Brian Oakes. Get a glimpse into these remarbable stories, showcasing the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe.

Marvel Comics Celebrates 80 Years of Captain America

Premieres: 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET
Watch on D23.com, Facebook.com/DisneyD23, or YouTube.com/DisneyD23

A journey eight decades in the making! Join Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B Cebulski and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort as they follow the All-American Avenger through the comics, pop culture, and onto the big screen!

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Globetrotting with Mickey Mouse and the Walt Disney Archives

Premieres: 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET
D23 Gold Member Exclusive – Register here

D23 Gold and Gold Family Members are in for a special treat as we travel the globe to celebrate the birthday of the leader of the club himself, Mickey Mouse! Dive into exciting stories of the international icon with rarely seen images and a fascinating look at the Walt Disney Archives. Join the team from the Archives as we celebrate Mickey’s Birthday with a look at his globetrotting adventures, bringing happiness to all corners of the this fantastic world.

Celebrate Mickey & Minnie on Their Birthday

Premieres: 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET
Watch on D23.com, Facebook.com/DisneyD23, or YouTube.com/DisneyD23

All Aboard! Join us for the ultimate birthday celebration for everyone’s favorite pals, Mickey and Minnie! The virtual birthday party will include a look at the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a sneak peek of the Disney+ series The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, and many more birthday surprises in store.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Walt Disney World: Destination Tomorrow

Premieres: 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET
Watch on D23.com, Facebook.com/DisneyD23, or YouTube.com/DisneyD23

Once you decide you are going to Walt Disney World, the fun really begins. The dreaming, planning and sharing of excitement takes on a magic of its own. Hear from fellow planners as they share their secrets on creating a memorable vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth and discover how a great big beautiful tomorrow is just a dream away.

Epcot – The Magic of Possibility

Premieres: 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET
Watch on D23.com, Facebook.com/DisneyD23, or YouTube.com/DisneyD23

Learn about the Magic of Possibility at Epcot and how this park is transforming today and building toward the future. You’ll hear about the making of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and what it takes to bring this animated favorite to life in the France pavilion.

Friday, Nov. 20

Toy Story 25th – All new 5 Facts Video!

Premieres: 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET
Watch on D23.com, Facebook.com/DisneyD23, or YouTube.com/DisneyD23

Celebrate 25 years of “Toy Story,” and throw back to our favorite group of toys, uncovering some rarely heard stories and facts about Pixar’s first feature film!

Creating Fantastic Worlds: A Journey into Disney Worldbuilding

Premieres: 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET
D23 Gold Member Exclusive – Register here

From San Fransokyo and Wakanda to Treasure Cove, Mustafar, and beyond, enjoy the ultimate conclusion to D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration as we bring together creative wizards from across the realms of Disney to share a collective look behind the magic in creating the worlds that we all love.

Hosted by Justina Ireland (“Star Wars: A Test of Courage,” “Star Wars: Lando’s Luck”), this all-star lineup of creative geniuses will include Paul Felix (Production Designer, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Noah Klocek (Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios), Luc Mayrand (Creative Portfolio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering), Ryan Meinerding (VP of Visual Development, Creative Director, Marvel Studios), Mark Miller (Executive Creative Producer, ILMxLAB) and Andy Park (Director Visual Development, Marvel Studios).


In addition to the panels, all week long, Topps will be releasing D23 Fantastic Worlds-themed digital collectibles, including a special exclusive for D23 Members.

Unboxing a MUST-HAVE Disney Gift—the D23 Fantastic Worlds Adventure Kit!

If you’re not a D23 Member yet, you can sign up now and get access to those member-exclusive panels during D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration as well as receive a complimentary Fantastic Worlds pin set. You can learn more about joining here.

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