In 2 months the anticipated fan expo for Disney fans will open, you can get your tickets here. And today we have new information on panels from Disney Animation and Pixar.
At the show floor, all weekend long from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, the studios will team up once again for an immersive animation experience at D23 Expo. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about Frozen 2 and Onward while also getting the chance to meet the teams behind the movies and receive autograph signings of exclusive art and a promotional giveaway. Fans will also have the opportunity to step inside a real-life version of Guinevere, the van from Pixar’s upcoming Onward. Decked out with crescent moon windows and a “Pegacorn” (part Pegasus, part unicorn, of course) painted on the sides, Guinevere will offer guests a taste of the adventure that the two teenage elf brothers embark upon in the film.
But, that’s not all that’s happening in the wonderful world of Animation at D23 Expo. Here’s a look at the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios panels coming to the convention this year:
Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m., D23 Expo Arena
The Little Mermaid: The 30th Anniversary Celebration! – Presented by H2O+Fans of the classic film are invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Little Mermaid, recognized around the world as one of the greatest animated films of all time. Hosted by the voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson, it will be an unforgettable “Under the Sea” celebration.
Sunday, August 25, 12 p.m., Walt Disney Archives Stage
Hidden Gems of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library: Preserving and Inspiring the Disney Legacy
Discover what it’s like to hold Disney history in your hands! The talented team at Walt Disney Animation Research Library (ARL) preserves millions of pieces of original Disney Animation art from Steamboat Willie to the films of today. You’ll learn how the ARL shares these hidden gems, inspiring artists and audiences alike.
Sunday, August 25, 4 p.m., Stage 28.
World Premiere: Walt Disney Animation Studios Presents Short CircuitIn this exciting panel, Walt Disney Animation Studios will debut Short Circuit, an experimental short film program that will debut in Spring 2020 on Disney+. Talented artists and filmmakers will share their films for the first time anywhere and give behind-the-scenes insights.