Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report and host, Brandi Chang, were invited to come out to the 2013 Smile Gala to Honor Kevin Beggs, Randy Sherman and Kate Walsh at the Beverly Wilshire with Brooke Burke-Charvet Set as Mistress of Ceremonies.
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About Operation Smile
Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity, will honor Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television Group; Randy Sherman, M.D., F.A.C.S., Vice-chair of the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and award-winning actress Kate Walsh at its 2013 Smile Gala, September 27, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Smile Ambassador Brooke Burke-Charvet will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies; and Stephanie Argyros, David Charvet, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Krista Jajonie, Sue Naegle, Jennifer and Henry Salke, Daneia Sanadiki, co-chair. Operation Smile provides free surgery for children worldwide suffering from facial deformities, to heal their smiles and transform their lives. Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. The Smile Gala is a premier event, helping Operation Smile provide hope and healthy futures for children worldwide. For Gala information, please visit www.operationsmile.org/lagala.
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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
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)
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
Upcoming Feature Films were highlighted at D23
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
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
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
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)
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
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.