Friday, May 8, 2015

D23 Expo in August to Give Sneak Peek of Live Action "Fairy Tale-Adjacent" Films

Before you ask: NO - there is no official word that anything from Beauty and the Beast will be shown, released or teased BUT they will have to mention it so there's a strong possibility it will be one of those bonus surprise things (like a shot of an enchanted rose, if they follow the Cinderella trend!), on the day for attendees/Gold Members. (We shall see).

Here's the official press announcement:
Opening day of the D23 Expo will feature the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony as well as peeks at Disney and Pixar’s animation slate, including looks at “Zootopia” and “Finding Dory.” Disney’s live-action properties, such as its upcoming take on “The Jungle Book” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” will be previewed on Saturday.
See? Fairy tale adjacent only (but still interesting to us fairy tale folk).

The D23 Expo 2015 will be held during August 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center (Los Angeles). Tickets are available now.

By the way, I found this schedule online, which confirms Disney's animated Jack and the Beanstalk take, Giants, is still happening - and has a firm release date, albeit it very, very far away.
Also a little PSA: on April 30th, 2015 the Disney animated films The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid and Cinderella went back in the vault for the next seven years (sorry folks!).

What's coming out this year to replace them? Well, we have to wait till Fall and then again till February 2016 for more, but for this year:
Aladdin: October 6th, 2015 - first time on Blu-ray

1 comment:


    Also, wow, considering Pixar was once a company devoted to an ideal of no sequels... that's a lot of them. Muertos sounds intriguing, though-- will this be their answer to Book of Life? I could use more calaveras in my life for sure.

    Excited for Moana, frankly wish Frozen 2 was not happening. Especially if Frozen Fever was an accurate foretaste of it.