Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!
Back to the D23 Expo…
I was lucky enough to attend the Walt Disney Studios Presentation on Saturday morning. John Lasseter presented first looks at upcoming Pixar films including Planes (featuring Jon Cryer as the Voice of the Dusty the Crop Duster), Brave (my personal favorite as it features Pixar's first female lead character with lots of red curly hair and big blue eyes. Needless to say I will be buying lots of Brave merchandise…), Monsters University complete with appearance by Billy Crystal, Wreck It Ralph, and two as-yet-untitled projects – one about Dinosaurs and one about what happens inside our minds. Pixar wrapped up their presentation with cupcakes to celebrate their 25th anniversary! Yum!
The live action branch was up next with sneak peeks at films such as John Carter, The Odd Life of Timothy Green (a real tear jerker based on the clips shown!), Chimpanzees and the most anticipated Marvel project – The Avengers. Complete with an appearance by most of the cast! Or in my case, Robert Downey, Jr. as he is the only one I had eyes for. (Although one of my male co-workers was quick to chide me for not mentioning Scarlett Johanssons appearance sooner!)
In addition to the celebrity sightings on stage, there were quite a few to be spotted around the Expo floor. I crossed paths with David Arquette (there to promote Jake and the Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior), Constantine Maroulis (Rock Star Mickey), and newly-inducted Disney Legend, Archivist Dave Smith. (Mr. Smith is the only one I asked for a picture!)
The D23 Expo was three days of non-stop Disney. And I am already looking forward to 2013!
Be well and make magic wherever you go!