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Walt Disney Studios upcoming animated and live action movies to be highlighted at 2013 D23 Expo

by Banks Lee

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Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will welcome fans to the 2013 D23 Expo Aug. 9, followed by the first of two arena presentations hosted by The Walt Disney Studios at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

On Friday, Aug. 9, The Walt Disney Studios will surprise fans with sneak peeks of upcoming animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios, hosted by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. Then, on Saturday, Aug. 10, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn will host The Walt Disney Studios live action arena presentation which will pull back the curtain on upcoming releases from Disney Live Action and Marvel Studios.

Both presentations will feature exclusive clips and behind-the-scenes footage, filmmaker discussions, and surprise celebrity appearances.

Here are some things to look forward to at each presentation:

Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios (Friday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.): Disney and Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, filmmakers and star talent will take guests on a journey through The Walt Disney Studios’ slate of upcoming animated features, including Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen and Pixar Animation Studios’ The Good Dinosaur. Plus, catch the U.S. debut of the new Mickey Mouse short “Get A Horse!”, major movie announcements and a not-to-be-missed live musical performance.

Let the Adventures Begin: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios (Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.): The Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn will showcase the Studios’ exciting live-action release slate, including Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks and Tomorrowland, Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, and much more.

For more information about attending the D23 Expo, visit D23Expo.com.

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jake July 24, 2013 - 7:37 am

While I can care less about their current tentpoles, I am very interested in the studio’s upcoming smaller projects like “Tomorrowland.” And what in the heck happened to “Matched?” I heard about that novel adaption once last year and then poof! Gone.

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