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“TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES” returns to the D23 expo this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, and Disney’s connection to the land of Oz. This spectacular exhibit will feature imagery, costumes, props, set pieces, and more. Many of these items will be publicly displayed for the first time by the Walt Disney Archives.
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and the Walt Disney Archives have announced the return of the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit to the D23 Expo. This year’s D23 Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 9 – 11, 2013. This all-new exhibit was curated specifically for this year’s D23 Expo. The D23 Expo 2013 will showcase the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, ABC’s hit television series Once Upon A Time, and a look at the connection between Disney and L. Frank Baum’s series of books about the land of Oz.
Continuing our journey around the world in our Epcot’s Best Kept Secrets Series, or World Showcase that is, we make our next stop the United Kingdom. Most famously known for the Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room, there are quite few little things here that I bet you didn’t know.
- We’ll start with one my favorite places, the Rose and Crown Pub. Not only is the food really good, the seats awesome for Illuminations (if you can get in), did you know that it was designed after 3 different styles of pubs? When the Imagineers visited the UK they discovered there are 3 styles of pubs and instead of choosing one, they chose all three. The first facade is the entrance itself, the Canadian side (or water side) has another representation and the Fish and Chips window is the last style.
They chose Rose and Crown as the name of the pub, because “Rose” and “Crown” were the two most popular names of pubs in 4 different countries.
The Official Disney Fan Club’s Signature Event Makes Its International Debut.
Meguro-ku, Tokyo,February 25, 2012 The Walt Disney Company Japan announced today that it will stage the first-ever D23 Expo Japan,a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. D23 Expo Japan, the first Expo to be held outside the U.S.,will feature an array of engaging presentations, hosted by senior Disney creative executives, showcasing what’s on the horizon from across The Walt Disney Company, including theme parks, movies, television, music, and interactive gaming. Fans will enjoy unique experiences; have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind merchandise and collectibles; meet many of their favorite Disney characters; and delight in countless other surprises. D23 Expo Japan will take place October 12–14, 2013, at the Tokyo Disney Resort in the Maihama area. Expo ticketing and program information will be announced in March.
D23 Expo Japan will also feature two special exhibitions celebrating landmark Disney milestones. First, to pay homage to The Walt Disney Company’s 90th Anniversary, D23 and the Walt Disney Archives will present Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, featuring nine decades of treasures from the Archives’ vast collection. Plus, the Tokyo Disney Resort will celebrate its 30th year with a special retrospective exhibit.This special exhibition, presented by Oriental Land, operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, celebrates this milestone year by making D23 Expo Japan possible.
For a new engagement, the critically acclaimed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s duo is bringing “Cinderella” to Broadway. Previews begin January 21, 2013 and Opening Night is February 21, 2013. To learn more about this exciting show read on to hear what it is being billed with:
This season’s Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella marks the Broadway premiere for the celebrated musical, which was written for television in 1957 by the legendary musical theatre duo.
Mr. Beane’s book for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ”Cinderella” offers a new romantic twist on the ultimate makeover story of a maid-turned-princess, mixing fresh comedy and wit with the beloved tale’s classic elements’ - the pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more.
In addition to musical numbers from the original score, there will also be songs from the duo’s back catalogue.
I am so excited to have a chance to see this Broadway show, mixing Disney and Broadway has been successful in the past with such beloved shows as “The Lion King” and “Mary Poppins” I am sure “Cinderella” will be a wonderful time.
If you want more information or to purchase tickets CLICK HERE!
Deadline is reporting that Colin Farrell is in talks to join the cast of Saving Mr. Banks. The movie will tell the story of how Walt Disney spent 14 years trying to convince author P.L Travers to let him adapt her book Mary Poppins into a film. He of course succeeded but she was never happy with the film, especially the animated sequences. Farrell would play Travers father who died when she was seven.
Farrell will join Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L Travers. No word yet on when this film will be released.
- Colin Farrell To Star In Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ (deadline.com)
- Colin Farrell in Talks to Join Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS (collider.com)