Disney's D23 Expo to Include 'Thor: The Dark World', 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'Tomorrowland'

Disney's Alan Horn and John Lasseter will preview animated movies such as 'Frozen' and 'The Good Dinosaur' at the annual convention.

Thor: The Dark World is coming to D23
Thor: The Dark World is coming to D23
D23 Expo 2013 will celebrate its grand opening with a welcome from Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger followed by the first of two arena presentations hosted by The Walt Disney Studios at the Anaheim Convention Center. On Friday, August 9, The Walt Disney Studios will surprise and delight fans with sneak peeks of the incredible slate 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, August 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.

The 4,000-seat arena, the largest venue at The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, will for the first time feature a 2,000-seat overflow theater where guests will be able to watch these once-in-a-lifetime happenings though a live feed.

Friday, August 9

10:00 AM - Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios

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.

Saturday, August 10

10:30 AM - Let the Adventures Begin: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios

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.

Tickets for the D23 Expo are $57 for a one-day adult admission and $47 for children 3-12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $50 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available for both D23 Members and the general public, and D23 Members can save as much as $84 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit D23Expo.com

The D23 Expo-The Ultimate Disney Fan Event-brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, and theme parks. For the latest D23 Expo 2013 news, visit D23Expo.com. To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo.

About D23

The name "D23" pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney's nearly 90-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com; and member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 9-11, 2013.

Fans can join D23 at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow us @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

Saving Mr. Banks was released December 13th, 2013 and stars Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak. The film is directed by John Lee Hancock.

Tomorrowland comes to theaters May 22nd, 2015 and stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Britt Robertson, Kathryn Hahn. The film is directed by Brad Bird.

Thor: The Dark World was released November 8th, 2013 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.



Sources: D23

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Comments (5)

  1. Hideki Ryuga

    Here is the only character I only care about in the marvel movies, shame that the 1st only lasted 5 min

    1 year agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  2. Sean

    @m2 Lucky you :P

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. m2

    already got my tickets!

    1 year agoby @m2Flag

  4. Sean

    Very cool. I bet they are also going announce what Pirates of the Caribbean 5's full movie title is, there at the next D23 Expo in August 2013 when that takes place there in Anaheim California.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag