Disney/Pixar first announced The Good Dinosaur (which was untitled at that moment) at the D23 Expo in 2011, as director Bob Peterson briefly spoke about the premise, discussed what inspired him to develop the idea, and showed a single gorgeous piece of concept art. There has been nothing else officially released, aside from the film’s title. Pixar has usually included a teaser trailer of its next film while its current film plays in theaters, but the studio’s dinosaur film did not follow in that tradition. The 2013 iteration of the D23 Expo is less than one month away, and now we have received word that The Good Dinosaur will be previewed in some form. Find more details after the break!
Last year, the Expo held a gargantuan panel on Saturday morning, sharing details about Pixar films, Disney animated and live-action films, as well as The Avengers. The super-sized panel ran about 2 1/2 hours, already a significant amount of time. Wisely, a decision has been made this year to split up the live-action and animated films into two separate panels. The animation panel will be held on Friday, August 9th, and will officially preview Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Disney Animation’s Frozen, as well as feature a screening of Get A Horse!, Disney’s new Mickey Mouse short which celebrates classic shorts such as Steamboat Willie. There will likely be surprises in store, and I would be surprised if we do not hear about other Pixar and Disney Animation films currently in development. Specifically, I expect director Pete Docter to be there to further discuss Inside Out, and maybe even Andrew Stanton to speak about Finding Dory.
Given that these panels are easily the biggest at the convention, officials have added a 2,000 person overflow room for those who do not make it into the 4,000 seat Arena. Lines to get into the panel will be long, so those who are attending are advised to get in line early! Friday’s panel is scheduled to start at 10:00 am.
On Saturday, the live-action panel will cover several Disney and Marvel films, including Tomorrowland, which Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) is directing for Walt Disney Motion Pictures.
Find all the details in the press release below:
D23 EXPO 2013 TO OPEN AUGUST 9 WITH WELCOME FROM
DISNEY CEO BOB IGER FOLLOWED BY ANIMATION PRESENTATION HOSTED BY JOHN LASSETER
THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS RETURNS AUGUST 10 WITH LIVE ACTION PRESENTATION HOSTED BY STUDIO CHAIRMAN ALAN HORN
Disney Studios Is Proud To Host Two Arena Presentations At
D23 Expo 2013, Featuring Celebrity Appearances And Exclusive
Sneak Peeks From Upcoming Films
Burbank, Calif. – July 16, 2013 – 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.
Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios (Friday, August 9, 10:00 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, August 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.
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.
About D23 Expo 2013
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.
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 with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 9–11, 2013.