A few of my blog friends recently attended D23 EXPO this past weekend in Anaheim, CA. I kept up with all the excitement rolling out of Anaheim by following the #D23Expo hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. I felt a bit nostalgic looking over the list of upcoming Disney and Pixar movies because of Toy Story 4 and Finding Dory. I can’t wait to take my kids to the theater to watch those two in particular.
Talent and filmmakers from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios introduced fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish. The audience of 7,500+ was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, led the presentations, calling on a host of filmmakers from both studios to introduce the upcoming slate of films. “We really have an unbelievable range of movies in production at our studios right now,” said Lasseter. “The stories are dynamic, fresh and so much fun; the characters new and old are so appealing. I’m excited to share some of our long-held secrets for the first time at the D23 EXPO.”
- Zootopia – March 4, 2016
- Moana – November 23, 2016
- Gigantic – 2018
- The Good Dinosaur – November 25, 2015
- Finding Dory – June 17, 2016
- Toy Story 4 – June 16, 2017
- Coco – TBA
THE GOOD DINOSAUR
Anticipation for Disney·Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR was amplified when Director Peter Sohn and Producer Denise Ream shared breathtaking sequences with fans, including never-before-seen footage of a trio of T-Rexes in action
This film introduces audiences to Arlo, a sheltered Apatosaurus who finds himself far from home, and Spot, Arlo’s unlikely human friend. “Arlo and Spot journey through a world that has been greatly inspired by the American Northwest,” said Sohn. “It is epic in scope, soul-enriching and simultaneously beautiful and treacherous. In this world, we meet up with a very special family of T-Rexes, who help Arlo find a way through his personal fears and ultimately teach Arlo what he’s truly made of.”
The Good Dinosaur opens nationwide November 25, 2015.