Halloween Costume Ideas – Check out what’s new at the Disney Store

Okay, I’ll admit that my days of taking my son out trick or treating have long been over but now I’m looking at these adorable costumes and wishing that I lived closer to some of my friends who have grandchildren (not ready for that yet)…

These are adorable and they can be worn for play time as well as Halloween!

D23 Fans were the first to see this year’s most adorable and frightfully fun Halloween dress-up items.

DISNEY STORE COSTUME PREVIEW PARADE

DISNEY STORE COSTUME PREVIEW PARADE

 More photos from D23 Days One, Two and Three

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D23 – Disney 23 Ultimate Fan Expo 2011, a set on Flickr.

End of Day 2 + Day 3 Morning of Disney’s D23 Expo Starts with Handy Manny and Marvel’s Joe Quesada

If you’re not in Anaheim, then you’re missing the latest from the magical world of Disney. Don’t worry, we’re here to help keep you updated with the latest news – within hours of it happening here on our blog.

Catching up from where we left off yesterday late afternoon -

Meet the Cast of Fish Hooks

Fans got to meet Noah Z. Jones, Chelsea Kane, and Kyle Massey from Disney’s Fish Hooks!

DANA SNYDER, ATTICUS SHAFFER, KYLE MASSEY, NOAH Z. JONES

DANA SNYDER, ATTICUS SHAFFER, KYLE MASSEY, NOAH Z. JONES

ATTICUS SHAFFER, DANA SNYDER, NOAH Z. JONES, KYLE MASSEY

ATTICUS SHAFFER, DANA SNYDER, NOAH Z. JONES, KYLE MASSEY

Meet and Greet with the Cast of A.N.T. Farm

Excited fans got to see a performance by China Anne McClain, and meet the cast including Jake Short, Sierra McCormick, Stefanie Scott, and Carlon Jeffery.

CHINA ANNE MCCLAIN

CHINA ANNE MCCLAIN

CHINA ANNE MCCLAIN, SIERRA MCCORMICK, JAKE SHORT, STEFANIE SCOTT, CARLON JEFFERY

CHINA ANNE MCCLAIN, SIERRA MCCORMICK, JAKE SHORT, STEFANIE SCOTT, CARLON JEFFERY

DISNEY FANS

DISNEY FANS

The Characters of Monster’s University

Meet the character designers, Rickey Neirva and Dan Scanlon, behind Pixar’s upcoming animated feature Monsters University. Check out the photos from their presentation below showing how they bring these wonderful characters to life.

THE CHARACTERS OF MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - RICKY NEIRVA, DAN SCANLON

THE CHARACTERS OF MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - RICKY NEIRVA, DAN SCANLON

DAN SCANLON & A CHARACTER From MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

DAN SCANLON & A CHARACTER From MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

RICKY NEIRVA, DAN SCANLON

RICKY NEIRVA, DAN SCANLON

DAN SCANLON

DAN SCANLON

THE LION KING 3D

D23 Attendees got to see an exclusive advance screening of the Disney Digital 3D version of The Lion King.

DON HAHN, ROBERT NEUMAN, ROB MINKOFF, ROGER ALLERS

DON HAHN, ROBERT NEUMAN, ROB MINKOFF, ROGER ALLERS

LION KING FANS

LION KING FANS

D23 Expo: Auction

The evening ended Saturday with a special LIVE Auction where D23 fans could bid on unique experiences, tours, artwork, props, and one-of-a-kind Disney treasures.

DISNEY MEMORABILIA AUCTION

DISNEY MEMORABILIA AUCTION

Our Coverage of Sunday at D23 Starts with Handy Manny

Fans got to meet the voice of Manny, Wilmer Valderrama, along with character appearances from the show.

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HANDY MANNY, CHRISTIAN VALDERRAMA, WILMER VALDERRAMA

New for Disney Fans – Marvel Comics 

Hear about the evolution of Marvel, beginning with its first comic book in 1939 from Joe Quesada, Marvel’s chief creative officer and one of the most respected and sought-after writers and artists in the entertainment industry.

JOE QUESADA, Marvel Comics

JOE QUESADA, Marvel Comics

JOE QUESADA of Marvel Comics

JOE QUESADA of Marvel Comics

 More photos from D23 Days One, Two and Three

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D23 – Disney 23 Ultimate Fan Expo 2011, a set on Flickr.

Tune into our blog for more coverage later today from the closing day of D23!

At D23 Today – Cast of Marvel’s Avengers Coming Summer 2012

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS

Cast:            Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson

Director:                        Joss Whedon

Producers:                        Kevin Feige

Executive Producers:            Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Patricia Whitcher, Louis D’Esposito

Screenplay by:                        Joss Whedon

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

Today at D23 

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.

Interview from D23 today with Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth

Congrats to the Winners at 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival!

The HollyShorts Best Overall Short Film prize, which wins a $10,000 in postproduction and finishing services package from Company 3, went to “Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room” by Mike Le Han.

The HollyShorts Best Director Award, which wins a $10,000 postproduction and finishing services package from Company 3, went to Christian Swegal, Director of “Stasis.”

Click here for Our Red Carpet Interviews at the 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival 

Here’s the list of winners from this year’s festival:

  • Best Short Film Shot in Los Angeles-“John Doe”-Melissa Ciampa
  • Best Student Short Film-“Goldenbox” by Matt MacDonald
  • Showbiz Store and Café Future Filmmaker Award-Jacob Chase, “Patient Zero”
  • Best Webisode- “CLUBSCENE: The Bartender” by Adriano Valentini
Best International- “ColourBleed” by Peter Szewczyk
  • Best Family-“Me and The Chef”
  • Best Horror- “Nowhere Road” by Benjamin Dynice
  • Best Narrative- “Augenblicke” by Martin Bargiel
  • Best Documentary-“The Vacuum Kid” by Katherine Mahalic
Best Cinematography-“Dissection of a Storm” by Julio Soto
  • Best Drama-“Sold” by John Irwin
  • Best Comedy-“Bear Force One” by Andy Mogren
  • Best Editing and VFX-“Stasis” by Christian Swegal
  • Best Actor-David Dastmalchian-“Double Black”
  • Best Actress- Grace Huang “Blood Traffic”
  • Best Animation-“Photographs” by Brendan Clogher
  • Best Music/Sound-“Sugartown” by JT Mollner
  • Honorable Mention-“5 Second Short Films”
  • Honorable Mention-“Pillow Talk”
  • Best Commercial-“Levi’s Post-Mortem” By Ezra Stanley
  • Best Music Video-WhoMadeWho “Every Minute Alone” by William Stahl
  • Best Director-Christian Swegal, Director of “Stasis”
  • Best Short Film- “Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room” by Mike Le Han

Here are photos from the Red Carpet Opening Event

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Recap of Days 1 and 2 – D23 – Disney 23 Ultimate Fan Expo 2011

We’re excited to be covering the D23 Ultimate Disney Fan Expo – here are some photos and videos from the past two days in Anaheim. D23 guests got to see first hand – the creative teams and stars of some of  the upcoming films that Disney has planned for release in the coming year.

Day One Video Recap

Day Two Video Recap

Sold Out Crowds on Saturday at D23 

FANS At D23

FANS At D23

A Big Hit today – Marvel Comics Cast of the Avengers!

Marvel’s president of Production Kevin Feige joined some of the top names in film on Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Walt Disney Studios panel to discuss Marvel Studios’ plans for 2012, including the hotly anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers!

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

25 Years of Pixar

John Lasseter (chief creative officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios) and other key creative figures responsible for twenty-five years of moviemaking magic and 12 heartwarming and groundbreaking films at Pixar were at D23 to talk about past and future projects.
ANDREW STANTON, JIM MORRIS, LINDSEY COLLINS, DAN SCANLON, KATHERINE SARAFIAN, RICH ROSS (CHAIRMAN, THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS), JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS), MARK ANDREWS, PETE DOCTER, BOB PETERSON, JONAS RIVERA, JOHN WALKER

ANDREW STANTON, JIM MORRIS, LINDSEY COLLINS, DAN SCANLON, KATHERINE SARAFIAN, RICH ROSS (CHAIRMAN, THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS), JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS), MARK ANDREWS, PETE DOCTER, BOB PETERSON, JONAS RIVERA, JOHN WALKER

Upcoming Feature Films were highlighted at D23

JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS)

JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS)

DisneyToon Studios’ Planes
It was announced that actor Jon Cryer (TV’s “Two and a Half Men”) will voice the main character in DisneyToon Studios’ Planes. Jon joined John Lasseter on stage for the announcement and to introduce the teaser trailer of the film.

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph
Director Rich Moore welcomed Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman on stage where the D23 audience was the first to see the opening sequence from the movie.

Disney•Pixar’s Brave
Filmmakers Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian were joined by actors Kelly Macdonald and Kevin McKidd to present footage from the film.

KATHERIINE SARAFIAN, MARK ANDREWS

KATHERIINE SARAFIAN, MARK ANDREWS

Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
In a special surprise appearance, Billy Crystal, flanked by Mike Wazowski and Sulley, joined director Dan Scanlon to discuss the film and show some behind-the-scenes making of the film.

SULLEY, BILLY CRYSTAL, DAN SCANLON, MIKE WAZOWSKI

SULLEY, BILLY CRYSTAL, DAN SCANLON, MIKE WAZOWSKI

John Carter
Producer Jim Morris and director Andrew Stanton were accompanied by the film’s stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, and Willem Dafoe to present never-before-seen footage, introducing fans to the film’s epic characters.

WILLEM DAFOE, TAYLOR KITSCH, LYNN COLLINS, ANDREW STANTON

WILLEM DAFOE, TAYLOR KITSCH, LYNN COLLINS, ANDREW STANTON

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie
Producers Don Hahn and Allison Abbate gave fans a sneak peek at what’s to come in next year’s film, including a demonstration on how these fascinating characters come to life through stop-motion animation.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
The film’s star Jennifer Garner was on hand to talk about the inspiring, magical film and her experience making the movie.

JENNIFER GARNER, SEAN BAILEY (PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS)

JENNIFER GARNER, SEAN BAILEY (PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS)

Oz The Great and Powerful
Unable to join in person as they’re currently filming in Detroit, the film’s director Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Zach Braff provided fans with a first look at the making of Oz The Great and Powerful via a taped piece from the set of the film.

Disney’s The Muppets
Stars Jason Segel, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy gave fans an exclusive look at never-before-seen footage from their upcoming film.

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

MISS PIGGY, KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

MISS PIGGY, KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

Disneynature’s Chimpanzee
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross presented the next Disneynature film, Chimpanzee.

Marvel’s The Avengers
The Avengers assembled at the D23 Expo, alongside producer and president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige.  Stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders and Chris Hemsworth made an appearance to present their upcoming film.

Disney Princesses (real and imagined)

JIM FIELDING, ANIKA NONI ROSE & Disney Princesses

JIM FIELDING, ANIKA NONI ROSE & Disney Princesses

Photo Gallery of Main Events from D23 Expo

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