Walt Disney Company CEO and Chairman Bob Iger will kick off the 2013 D23 Expo this August in Anaheim.
Following Iger’s welcome, Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter will take to the stage on Friday, August 9, for a Walt Disney Studios presentation that will provide those in attendance with a sneak peek of upcoming animated films from the Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Disneytoon Studios. The following day, Saturday, August 10, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn will host The Walt Disney Studios live action presentation, showcasing upcoming live action films from Disney Live Action and Marvel Studios.

    • 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.

Those in attendance of either Studios presentation will have the opportunity to view exclusive clips and behind-the-scenes footage, filmmaker discussions and surprise celebrity appearances. During the 2009 D23 Expo, Johnny Depp made a surprise celebrity appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow during the then soon to be released “Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides” announcement. Clearly, it remains to be seen just who will make a surprise appearance during the Live Action and Marvel Announcements. Tom Hanks perhaps?

Each presentation will take place in the 4,000 seat area, largest venue at the D23 Expo. Also, for the first time, a 2,000 seat overflow theater will host a live video feed of the announcements.

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