D23 Celebrates “D23 Days of Disney Christmas” with Unique Artwork and Sweepstakes

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We’re always in the mood to check out unique artwork designed by the fantastic artists at The Walt Disney Company. D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, is providing a great way to check out some holiday-inspired art along with a chance to win a lithograph with their “23 Days of Christmas” event.

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‘Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives’ Exhibit Opens at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

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Yesterday on October 16, 2013, which also happened to be the 90th birthday of The Walt Disney Company, the fantastic “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit opened in Chicago’s world-renowned Museum of Science and Industry.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 52: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 2)

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In part two of our two-parter, Media Fondue‘s Cortney Williams and Jenny Pereira join Marc to discuss their adventure at Disney’s 2013 D23 Expo.

From Oliver and Company to The World’s End, John Lasseter handing out compliments, and seeing Richard Sherman and Alan Menken in concert. All this, plus a whole lot more…

Listen to Part One Here

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 51: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 1)

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In part one of a two-parter Stanford Clark tells Marc about all of the awesome experiences and news he learned from his trip to Disney’s 2013 D23 Expo.

Amongst things discussed are Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ slate of upcoming films. Geeking out in front of Disney legends, and the Waffle-inator!

We also cover a whole slew of new releases as well as a ton of news from around the Animation industry.

Listen to Part Two Here

D23 Expo 2013: The Good, The Bad, and The Whatever

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I just got back from spending the weekend in sunny Anaheim, CA at this year’s D23 Expo 2013. As you know, The Walt Disney Company throws this event every other year as their own Disney-specific Comic-Con, so to speak. The first D23 Expo was held in 2009, the second in 2011 and the third one just took place on August 9 -11, 2013. Having been to all three, I have a few comparative things to say along with an overall review of what I experienced at the Anaheim Convention Center over the weekend.

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D23 Expo: Pixar Film Clips Steal the Show

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At Friday’s “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation, chief creative officer John Lasseter was the host for a 3+ hour presentation on the current slate of films at Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios. The Pixar slate was presented first and the crowd (myself included) was completely wowed by the clips shown by the Pixar filmmakers.

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D23 Expo: Walt Disney Animation Studios Impresses Audiences

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For the “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation that occurred Friday at the D23 Expo 2013 in Anaheim, CA, Walt Disney Animation Studios took center stage to showcase its upcoming films along with a very clever and funny new (well, “old”) short film. The presentation was marvelous and it showcased how the filmmakers at the revered studio are taking the Disney animated feature film in new and exciting directions while still honoring the legacy of the genre that was created by Walt Disney himself.

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D23 Expo: Disneytoon Studios Announces New Films

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John Lasseter, Disney’s chief creative officer, announced new films today coming from Disneytoon Studios, Disney’s direct-to-video division during his epic “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation Friday, August 9 at the D23 Expo 2013. First up were two new films from Disneytoon’s Fairies label: The Legend of the Neverbeast and The Pirate Fairy followed by a sneak peek at 2014’s Planes sequel Planes: Fire and Rescue.

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“The Disney Songbook” Concert at the D23 Expo 2013 Features Disney Legends, Classic Songs

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While I’m really looking forward to learning more about Disney’s and Pixar’s upcoming animation slate at the D23 Expo 2013 this weekend, I am also really stoked for “The Disney Songbook” concert starring celebrated songwriters and long-time Disney collaborators Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken happening at 6:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, August 10 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

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New Images from Disney’s ‘Get a Horse!’ Short

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Are you getting stoked for next week’s D23 Expo 2013? We are! One of the myriad of cool things happening there will be the North American debut of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short Get a Horse!. The short will be screened during the “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” arena presentation with John Lasseter at 10 a.m. PT, Friday, August 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

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