Dishney: D23 Full Schedule Revealed!

Dishney: D23 Full Schedule Revealed!

How much do you like Disney? Annual Passport holder? Fine. But are you dedicated? Or rather: Are you 23? Like we discussed previously, the first ever d23 Expo is coming to town September 10-13. It's four whole days dedicated to all things Disneyana at the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule for the event has recently been announced and even for an admitted closet Disney fanatic, it seems pretty promising.

Thursday's highlights brings us speaker and CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger and a behind-the-scenes look at the Haunted Mansion. Friday offers a Disney rarities presentation, a screening of hardly-seen animations, and something on the making of Toy Story. Saturday? A screening of The Princess and the Frog and something called "So You Want to Be an Imagineer?" (answer: yes). Sunday has a special Muppets presentation and the an appearance by the cast of Wizards of Waverly Place (Music Editor Albert Ching is particularly excited for this one.)

We'll be there, of course, camera in tow and Twitter cell phone app ready to go. After the jump: Event details and a full schedule for D23.


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2009

10:00 a.m. Bob Iger Presentation


11:00 a.m. Disney Legends Awards


12:30 p.m. Top Ten for the Toychest 2009:


1:00 p.m. Beauty and the Beast 3D Preview and Panel Discussion


2:00 p.m. The Magic of Disney in the Art of Disney Stamps


2:00 p.m. The World of Vintage Disneyland


3:00 p.m. The ABCs of Disney


3:30 p.m. Haunted Mansion: Sounds of Spooks and Music of the Macabre


4:00 p.m. The Lion King Music Panel


4:30 p.m. An Afternoon With Imagineering Legends


7:00 p.m. the boys: the sherman brothers' story


Upcoming Events

10:00 p.m. "50 and Fabulous" Screening: Darby O'Gill and the Little People

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
9:00 a.m. Sailing to New Horizons with Disney Cruise Line
9:00 a.m. Early Bird Books: Kingdom Keepers/Peter and the Starcatchers
11:00 a.m. Disney Movie Magic: Inside The Walt Disney Studios
The Walt Disney Studios
12:30 p.m. Jason Surrell Discusses the Haunted Mansion
12:30 p.m. A Day in the Life of an Adventures by Disney Guide
1:00 p.m. Screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
2:00 p.m. History and Preservation of Disney Animation Art
2:00 p.m. The Making of World of Color
3:30 p.m. The Evolution of Mickey
3:30 p.m. We Make the Music -- Conversations with the Creators of Theme Park Music
4:00 p.m. Tron Presentation
5:30 p.m. Disney Rarities - rarely seen animated short films
5:30 p.m. The Making of Toy Story -- The Musical
7:30 p.m. Walt and El Grupo Panel and Screening
10:00 p.m. "50 and Fabulous" Screening: The Shaggy Dog

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
9:00 a.m.Early Bird Books: The Alchemy of Animation
9:00 a.m. So You Want to Be an Imagineer?
10:00 a.m. Disneynature Presentation
11:00 a.m. Imagineering the Future of Disney Theme Parks
11:00 a.m. Behind the Fairy Tale -- Disney Weddings
12:00 p.m. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Panel Discussion & Screening
12:30 p.m. The Science of Imagineering
12:30 p.m. Growing Up Disney with Roy P. Disney
2:00 p.m. The Disney Store: The Magic is Back!
2:00 p.m. Refreshing a Classic: Remaking it's a small world
3:00 p.m. The Princess and the Frog Panel and Screening
3:30 p.m. Sneak Preview of The Walt Disney Family Museum
3:30 p.m. The Making of the U.S. Presidents Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and Hall of Presidents
4:00 p.m. Disney Kids' Fashion Show Disney Dream Stage
5:30 p.m. Lost Chords -- Never-Heard Music from Disney Animation
5:30 p.m. Prep and Landing Presentation
6:30 p.m Disney Fine Art LIVE! Presents David Garibaldi
7:00 p.m D23 Expo Live Auction
7:30 p.m. Trail of the Panda Screening
10:00 p.m. "50 and Fabulous" Screening: Sleeping Beauty Panel and Screening

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
9:30 a.m. Early Bird Books: South of the Border with Disney
9:30 a.m. The Making of Toy Story Midway Mania!
11:00 a.m. The Future of Disney and Pixar Animation
12:30 p.m. Collectors Edition Fine Art Panel Discussion Disney Dream Stage
12:30 p.m. Silver Banjo Barbeque Panel
1:00 p.m. The Science of Imagineering (an encore presentation)
1:00 p.m. Special Muppets Presentation
2:00 p.m. Disney Channel's Cast of Wizards of Waverly Place
2:00 p.m. How to be a Disneyana Detective with Tom Tumbush
3:00 p.m. Imagineering Pixar for the Disney Parks
3:30 p.m. From Annette to Miley: How Disney Pop Changed the World
4:00 p.m. Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Screening
6:30 p.m. Toy Story 3 Special Presentation in 3D
7:00 p.m. Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Double Feature in 3D

D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 765-8950; www.d23.disney.go.com. Sept. 10-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1-day passes, $27-$37; 4-day passes, $81-$111.


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