Disney fans fans will have the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the upcoming D23 Expo where they will explore the exciting list of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak peeks, and exhibits.
Regis Philbin, Jim Henson, Disney Princesses Jodi Benson, Paige O’Hara, Lea Salonga, and Anika Noni Rose are just a few of the names on the list of honorees to be celebrated during the Disney Legends Awards Special Ceremony taking place on Friday, August 19 at the 2011 D23 Expo.
The “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” is returning to the 2011 D23 Expo along with the Disney Legends Awards – a tradition that pays tribute to the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy as well as the D23 Live Auction.
D23, Disney’s official fan club has announced new experiences and surprises in 2011 to entertain and delight its growing membership. Some of the offerings include D23 studio tours throughout the year, four free 50 and Fabulous film screenings on the Walt Disney Studio Lot in Burbank and much, much more.
The holidays are a special time around Disney parks and the schedule of events planned for The Walt Disney Family Museum is no exception. “Christmas With Walt Disney,” “A Tribute to Art Linkletter” and “Artists’ Vocal Ensemble: A Candlelight Christmas”are just a few of the special events that will take place during the month of December at the museum.
Can you believe it has already been about a year since The Walt Disney Family Museum opened? Since its debut last year in Presidio San Francisco, the award-winning 40,000 square foot building has been host to enthusiastic visitors from around the world. To celebrate their 1st anniversary, the Museum will host a weekend of family fun and festivities from October 1 to 3.
Tickets for the 2nd D23 Expo to be held in August 19-21, 2011 in Anaheim, California go on sale tomorrow. You may be thinking that it’s a bit premature to buy tickets for an event that is still a year away but if you buy now, you can not only get tickets at a discount price, you can also assure that you’ll get tickets at all!
Last year’s first ever expo was extremely crowded so if you want to attend, I’d advise that you get tickets now. I’m sure the event will sell out quickly.
The Walt Disney Company agreed to acquire online social gaming company Playdo for $ 563.2 million, subject to certain conditions and a performance linked earn out of up to $ 200 million, the company disclosed on Tuesday.
With the acquisition, Disney expects to strengthen its digital gaming portfolio, acquire a management team and provide new ways to interact on social networks like Facebook and MySpace.
Walt Disney has acquired startup iPhone app developer Tapulous, as the company continues its push into mobile games. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This acquisition will help Disney in its continuous drive to be the leader in mobile entertainment.
D23, the official Disney fan club that was formed just last year, has put together a fantastic list of events for 2010. Included in the list is a free “50 and Fabulous” screening series featuring classic Disney movies, D23 one-year anniversary events at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and a special celebration marking the 40th annivesary of the Walt Disney Archives.