D23 Expo Live Blog: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
Today, Friday, August 14, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pacific time, Disney will be presenting the upcoming slates for Pixar and the Walt Disney Animation Studios at the D23 Expo! Tune into our D23 Expo live blog below to follow along with the event.
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to “let it go,” come see where Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios plan to take you next. In what has become a D23 Expo must-see, host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, presents this in-depth look at the animation studios’ slate.
Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar’s upcoming The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation’s Zootopia and Moana. The event will include surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by the films’ star voice talent.
Live Blog D23 Expo Live Blog: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
UPDATE: You can read an archived version of our live blog below. Scroll to the bottom for the start of the blog.
ComingSoon.net: Thanks Silas! And thanks everyone for listening. We’ll see you tomorrow!
Silas Lesnick: No footage, but an image of Woody and Bo Peep. It’s hard to say for sure it’s new, honestly.
Silas Lesnick: That’s it for the animation presentation, but come back tomorrow morning for the live action presentation, which includes both Marvel and Star Wars!
Silas Lesnick: Finally, blasts of confetti just went off all over the room!
Silas Lesnick: Lots of other Toy Story characters have joined!
Silas Lesnick: They came down on ropes and are now dancing on stage
Silas Lesnick: Army men are descending from the ceiling!
ComingSoon.net: Probably with The Good Dinosaur in November.
Silas Lesnick: Randy Newman is playing “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” live!
Silas Lesnick: Randy Newman has come onstage!
Silas Lesnick: I don’t know and no are the answers to those questions 🙂
EDouglasCS: Silas, when you get a chance, people are wondering about why Lee Unkrich’s movie is called Coco and if they mentioned a release date.
Silas Lesnick: Lasseter says that the story was inspired by his wife, Nancy
Silas Lesnick: Woody and Buzz head out to find Bo
Silas Lesnick: As announced earlier today, Toy Story 4 offers a romance story between Woody and Bo Peep.
Silas Lesnick: Screenwriters Will McCormick and Rashida Jones are here, too!
Silas Lesnick: Josh Cooley will co-director with Galyn Susman producing
Silas Lesnick: Lasseter himself will again direct!
Silas Lesnick: Andrew Stanton wrote a secret treatment that fit into the Toy Story franchise and they knew it was good enough to move ahead with
Silas Lesnick: The idea for TOY STORY 4 came about as a different idea at first
EDouglasCS: But why is it called Coco?
Silas Lesnick: They’re moving on to TOY STORY 4!
Silas Lesnick: The skeletons are shocked, but soon go right back to playing
Silas Lesnick: The scene ends with a band of mariachi players, but one of their faces falls off to reveal Miguel in a disguise
Silas Lesnick: They look very much like traditional skeleton art, although they all have eyeballs in their sockets
Silas Lesnick: The camera moves in to a skeleton cutout and the scene flashes to a brighly colored street, filled with singing and dancing skeletons.
Silas Lesnick: It looks very photo-feel, opening in a Mexican graveyard where people are paying their respects to the dead
Silas Lesnick: They’re about to show some test animation they did to help figure out the characters
Silas Lesnick: The main character is Miguel, a 12 year old boy living in Mexico
Silas Lesnick: They’re talking about the meaning behind the Day of the Dead and how it’s celebrated
Silas Lesnick: Toy Story 3’s Lee Unkrich is directing and has taken the stage with Producer Darla K. Anderson
Silas Lesnick: That’s the Dia de los Muertos film!
Silas Lesnick: COCO!
Silas Lesnick: That’s it for FINDING DORY! Lasseter is back, though and about to introduce…
Silas Lesnick: Hank wants the tag that the aquarium put on her. If he takes it, he can escape and she can stay and find her family
Silas Lesnick: We see Hank use his camouflage stills as a “Hang in There, Baby” kitten poster actually transforms into the octopus
Silas Lesnick: Another clip has Dory captured by the Monterey institute and put in a tank.
Silas Lesnick: Destiny and Bailey are neighbors and have a sibling type of relationship
Silas Lesnick: She’s confused as to whether or not she’s a whale or a shark
Silas Lesnick: Kaitlin Olson will voice a whale shark named Destiny
Silas Lesnick: It’s basically him putting his fins to his temples and going “ooooooo”
Silas Lesnick: There’s a quick clip of Bailey using his echolocation skills, excited to help
ComingSoon.net: Here’s Ed O’Neill’s Hank, the Septopus! https://pbs.twimg.com/media…
Silas Lesnick: Bailey is at the marine institute in Monterey because he thinks he has a massive head injury, unaware that all belugas look like that.
Silas Lesnick: Burrell is also here!
Silas Lesnick: There’s a beluga whale named Bailey, voiced by Ty Burrell
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing a “walk test” for Hank, which isn’t entirely rendered
Silas Lesnick: O’Neill is now on stage!
Silas Lesnick: Named Hank, he’s voiced by Ed O’Neill
Silas Lesnick: There’s a seven-armed octopus who is “a bit of a curmudgeon
Silas Lesnick: They’re introducing new characters!
Silas Lesnick: Somehow, Marlin, Nemo and Dory make it to Monterey, CA
EDouglasCS: I can’t believe it…. Ellen at D23?!?
Silas Lesnick: The clip has ended and Ellen has taken the stage in a surprise appearance!
Silas Lesnick: “But I know a guy…”
Silas Lesnick: He sighs.
Silas Lesnick: “No,” says Marlin.
Silas Lesnick: “You can get us all the way across the ocean, right dad?” asks Nemo
Silas Lesnick: She says she has to go. She suddenly remembers them and how much it hurts to miss them
Silas Lesnick: She wants to go find them, but Marlin tries to stop her
Silas Lesnick: The next day, Dory remembers: She has to find her family.
Silas Lesnick: (Monterey is home to a big aquarium in real life. It’s the one they shot Star Trek IV at!)
Silas Lesnick: She mentions something about “the pride of Monterey, California”
Silas Lesnick: She’s sleep-swimming and talking in her sleep
Silas Lesnick: That night, Dory dreams about her parents and Nemo overhears her
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing in clip that takes place right after Dory, on a field trip, has a flashback that knocks her out. When she wakes up, she tries to remember what it was that happened
Silas Lesnick: Hayden Rolence is the young star who will be voicing Nemo because the original actor is too old now
Silas Lesnick: They’re voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing drawings of Jenny and Charlie, Dory’s mom and dad
Silas Lesnick: Stanton found the worst seat and the house and hit a special post-it note drawing under it for whoever is sitting in it.
Silas Lesnick: Director Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus MacLane and Producer Lindsay Collins have come on stage
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing a reel of all the times Ellen has suggested a Finding Nemo 2 on her show
Silas Lesnick: FINDING DORY is up now!
Silas Lesnick: Finally, they both look above the cloudline and see the brilliant light of the sun stretch across the cloud cover
Silas Lesnick: Arlo tosses Spot into the clouds, catching him mid-run. Spot wants to do it again.
Silas Lesnick: They race through a field of white birds, all of which take off and begin to fill the sky as Arlo runs
Silas Lesnick: Mid-run, Spot climbs on Arlo’s back and then his head
Silas Lesnick: In it, Arlo and Spot race along the side of a river
Silas Lesnick: They’re ending THE GOOD DINOSAUR presentation with a final clip
Silas Lesnick: The Rustlers appear to be long-haired dinosaurs that hide in the tall grass. One appears and says, “Howdy” just as the scene ends
Silas Lesnick: Butch wants them to lie in wait from a tactical point in the mountains and sends Arlo and spot in to scare out the “Rustlers”
Silas Lesnick: “We’ve gotta move,” he says as they run, coming across a herd of buffalo-things
Silas Lesnick: They find a blue feather and Butch says it’s a sign of “rustlers”
Silas Lesnick: The Rexes are looking for a lost herd and Arlo and Spot are helping them track
Silas Lesnick: Another clip has Spot and Arlo alongside the T. Rex family
Silas Lesnick: There’s a family of T.Rexes: Sam Elliot is Butch, Anna Paquin is Ramsey and AJ Buckley is Nash
Silas Lesnick: There’s a triceratops who has small animals living on him. He believes that each gives him different powers.
Silas Lesnick: Weird little black-eyed mice things and lizards
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing off a lot of creature designs
Silas Lesnick: Arlo joins Spot in howling as the scene fades out
Silas Lesnick: Alro speaks, but not Spot
Silas Lesnick: Spot comes over and embraces Arlo. Then Spot begins to howl at the night
Silas Lesnick: Arlo lays down the stick that represents his father, pushing dirt over it. Saddened, he lays his head on the dirt and begins to cry.
Silas Lesnick: Then he knocks the mother and father down and shows that he’s all alone
Silas Lesnick: Spot doesn’t seem to understand, but then gets sticks of his own. He just has a mother and father in his, though
Silas Lesnick: Sorry, explain it to Spot.
Silas Lesnick: Arlo is happy for a moment, but then realize that he misses his family. He tries to explain it to Arlo with sticks
Silas Lesnick: Spot chases after them, trying to bite them
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing another clip that has Arlo walking with Spot. Arlo swishes his tale over the grass, causing fireflies to rise
Silas Lesnick: In many ways, Spot was modeled on a dog as far as his personality goes
Silas Lesnick: He winds up running into Spot, a feral human child who, despite his tiny size, has no fear whatsoever
Silas Lesnick: Arlo is lost and terrified in the wilderness, but decides to follow the river
Silas Lesnick: The first clip is just Arlo being swept along the river, hitting his head on a massive rock
Silas Lesnick: He also winds up falling into a river and getting swept away from home
Silas Lesnick: But Arlo loses his dad at the beginning of the film
Silas Lesnick: Arlo has trouble being away from his dad
Silas Lesnick: They live at the base of Claw Tooth Mountain
Silas Lesnick: Jeffrey Wright and Frances McDormand will voice the parents
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing off Arlo’s family. He’s got a mother, father and a brother and sister
Silas Lesnick: The environment is going to be as photo-real as possible
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing off some photo-real test footage from THE GOOD DINOSAUR
Silas Lesnick: The entire short. It’s pretty brief.
EDouglasCS: Silas, did they show the entire Riley short or just a clip?
Silas Lesnick: He’s talking about how he and his brother would imitate any movie they saw
Silas Lesnick: Sohn has a storyboard pitch presentation about his own life, illustrated with partially-animated drawings he made
Silas Lesnick: He was also the inspiration for Russell in UP
Silas Lesnick: Sohn was the director of the short film “Partly Cloudy”. He also voiced Emile in RATATOUILLE and Squishy in MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
Silas Lesnick: Director Peter Sohn and Producer Denise Ream are here
Silas Lesnick: They’re moving on to THE GOOD DINOSAUR
Silas Lesnick: and the inside of his own head and emotions
Silas Lesnick: We do go back into Riley’s head with all the voices returning, but most of the short is from the dad’s perspective
Silas Lesnick: It’s a great little short! It’s more about Riley’s parents than anything. Basically, the kid from the hockey game comes over and, while the dad sits with him in the kitchen, the mom goes upstairs to try and pry information about whether or not it’s a date from Riley
Silas Lesnick: It’ll be on the Inside Out blu-ray this fall, but it sounds like they’re gonna show it right now
Silas Lesnick: Story Supervisor Josh Cooley wound up coming with an idea for an Inside Out short film, “Riley’s First Date?” (with a “?”)
Silas Lesnick: They really liked the moment between Riley and the boy she meets at a hockey game
Silas Lesnick: Lasster just exited with Joy and Sadness
Silas Lesnick: Peter Docter and Jonas Rivera have come onstage alongside costumed versions of Joy and Sadness
Silas Lesnick: because it makes people thing differently about their emotions and their memories
Silas Lesnick: He says that he thinks INSIDE OUT is one of the most important films Pixar has ever made
Silas Lesnick: Lasseter is back, reflecting on ten years of Pixar being a part of the Disney family
Silas Lesnick: A sizzle reel has started, showing off all the films in Pixar’s history
Silas Lesnick: It looks like it’s Pixar time!
Silas Lesnick: They’ve got a bunch of dancers coming out now. There’s a half dozen of them on either side of the auditorium
Silas Lesnick: They lyrics end up incorporating some English lines, after a bit.
ComingSoon.net: Looks like the music group is Te Vaka http://www.tevaka.com
Silas Lesnick: They’re performing a song from the movie live right now!
Silas Lesnick: He’s teaching the audience to sing some of Maui’s cries
Silas Lesnick: A band from the South Pacific has joined Johnson on stage
Silas Lesnick: He’s saying there’s one more big surprise…
Silas Lesnick: He’s genuinely moved by the love that went into the film
Silas Lesnick: Johnson is crying!
Silas Lesnick: The scene ends with Moana as an adult, standing against the sunset and clutching a shell that the ocean gave her
Silas Lesnick: As a child, Moana meets the ocean on a beach. It’s not personified in any way, but the water shifts to greet the young girl, building a dry path that she walks along, watching creatures within the sea around her
EDouglasCS: (I think they’re running late)
EDouglasCS: They’re going to perform a song from the movie, too… Disney’s press release just spoiled it 🙂
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing another test scene with Moana and her best friend, the ocean itself
Silas Lesnick: Maui is the demigod that Johnson plays. Moana is the lead, but we haven’t found out who is playing her yet
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing footage of the volcano creature, an immense woman made out of lava
Silas Lesnick: Moe-Ah-na
Silas Lesnick: CGI
Silas Lesnick: There’s a land beneath the ocean and a massive volcano creature
EDouglasCS: Which one is voiced by Alan Tudyk?
Silas Lesnick: She’s looking for a legendary lost island
Silas Lesnick: She runs off with her pig, Pua and a cranky rooster, Hei Hei
Silas Lesnick: “I’m sorry,” says Musker, “But this is a Disney movie”
Silas Lesnick: Soon she loses her grandmother, who meant everything to her
Silas Lesnick: In the story, Maui is forbidden from exploring by her father
Silas Lesnick: They both look confused, much to Maui’s chagrin
Silas Lesnick: It turns out he’s talking to Moana, who seems to have a pig for a sidekick
Silas Lesnick: It’s narrated by Johnson and begins within his tattoos, telling the history of his might
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing some footage!
Silas Lesnick: Maui used to be a man and has always found himself stuck between two worlds
Silas Lesnick: Johnson jokes that what makes Maui so handsome is his hair.
Silas Lesnick: He’s here with his daughter, who is celebrating her birthday today
Silas Lesnick: He has desperately wanted to perform in a Disney animated film
Silas Lesnick: He’s talking about his history as an actor and how his secret goal has been to join the Disney family
Silas Lesnick: Johnson is filming himself with his phone, so expect his entrance to make a social media appearance before too long
Silas Lesnick: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!
Silas Lesnick: Voicing Maui, is the next surprise guest…
Silas Lesnick: He can create islands by using his hook to pull them out of the sea
Silas Lesnick: He can change shape and carries a magical giant fish hook
Silas Lesnick: He’s covered in tattoos and they’re actually animated themselves in the film
Silas Lesnick: Maui is a legendary demi-gold and also one of the characters
Silas Lesnick: Tui is Moana’s father and he’s the Chief
Silas Lesnick: MOANA explains why that happened
Silas Lesnick: In actual history, the people of the South Pacific were known for their incredible ability to navigate. 3,000 years ago, however, the navigators stopped before resuming 1,000 years later
Silas Lesnick: There’s a team of people consulting from the South Pacific to keep the film as grounded in the culture as possible
Silas Lesnick: The musical team for this one one includes Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Silas Lesnick: Moana is also music-heavy
Silas Lesnick: Directors John Musker and Ron Clements are here with producer Osnat Shurer
Silas Lesnick: They’re moving into MOANA
Silas Lesnick: “You can toss him in the air //
Silas Lesnick: She’s singing about how great it is to own a little man
Silas Lesnick: This song is from when Eema first meets Jack
Silas Lesnick: They’ve got the storyboards alongside the song
Silas Lesnick: They’re going to sing a song from GIGANTIC
Silas Lesnick: Best known for FROZEN, both have come on stage!
Silas Lesnick: The film will feature new songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez!
Silas Lesnick: They’re about to reveal a few new things…
ComingSoon.net: It’s opening in 2018.
Silas Lesnick: Greno says that his big aim with GIGANTIC was to bring genuine emotion to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk
Silas Lesnick: The plot has this girl and the tiny jack trying to stop 120 feet tall storm giants
Silas Lesnick: It’s the same film, but a new title
Silas Lesnick: They were so enthralled with the bigger than life personality of this girl they met in Spain that they based the character off of her
ComingSoon.net: Gigantic artwork! https://pbs.twimg.com/media…
Silas Lesnick: Eema (not sure on spelling) is the giantess female lead and she’s based on a real kid they met in Spain. She’s an eleven year old girl in the film
Silas Lesnick: We’ll see a lot in the giant world
Silas Lesnick: Jack is Spanish in this version of the story
Silas Lesnick: The aesthetic looks a lot like Tangled
Silas Lesnick: The concept art was was 2D, but I’m almost certain it’s 3D
ComingSoon.net: Here is Shakira’s Gazelle, the biggest pop star in #Zootopia https://pbs.twimg.com/media…
Silas Lesnick: The biggest change seems to be that the clouds hold a whole giant city. It looks like we’re going to get a new giantess Disney princess who befriends Jack
Silas Lesnick: They’re about to show a development reel
Silas Lesnick: Director Nathan Greno is joining producer Dorothy McKim to talk about it
Silas Lesnick: Apparently, a massive beanstalk has just been revealed on the show floor, too
Silas Lesnick: So that’s what they’re officially announcing: an animated film called GIGANTIC
Silas Lesnick: But one of the films he feels never got a definitive animated version is Jack and the Beanstalk
Silas Lesnick: Zootopia is done and Lasseter is back, talking about how a number of Disney animated films have gone live action
Silas Lesnick: They find that the car they’re looking for is a limo in Tundra Town. Getting outside, though, Hopps is shocked to find out that it’s already dark out.
Silas Lesnick: Wilde tells Flash a joke and his face as he slowly, slowly gets it received a ton of laughs
Silas Lesnick: This one looks really funny. Hopps attempting to politely deal with a super-slow moving sloth gives tons of opportunities for funny character faces and reactions
Silas Lesnick: They’re after one particular sloth named Flash
Silas Lesnick: Things there move sloooooowly.
Silas Lesnick: Everyone at the DMV is a sloth!
Silas Lesnick: In it, they’ve got to visit the DMV (the department of mammal vehicles) because Wilde claims to have a friend there that can help them
Silas Lesnick: They’ve got one last Zootopia scene, which they say is one of their favorites
Silas Lesnick: The song is called “Try Anything”
Silas Lesnick: In the video, she’s recording a song that she sings in the film
Silas Lesnick: She plays a gazelle and they’ve got a video message from her
Silas Lesnick: The first surprise announcement is that Shakira will provide a voice!
Silas Lesnick: (missing person = missing otter)
Silas Lesnick: Soon, though, she’s assigned to a missing persons case and her only lead is tied to Wilde
Silas Lesnick: Hopps is furious that not only has she been duped, but that Wilde is living up to his stereotype as being sly
Silas Lesnick: After the clip, they’re explaining that Hopps catches Wilde melting down the ice cream and re-selling it to lemmings
Silas Lesnick: “This is Zootopia,” she tells him, “Where anyone can be anything”
Silas Lesnick: Wilde walks out with a massive ice cream bar and Hopps gives the little kid a badge.
Silas Lesnick: Hopps’ heart is moved, too, and, when Wilde realizes he doesn’t have any money, she volunteers to pay
Silas Lesnick: Wilde delivers a moving speech about how the young fox desperately wants to be an elephant, moving the clerk to change his mind
Silas Lesnick: The elephant at the counter won’t serve them, though, because he says the ice cream is too big and messy for someone that small
Silas Lesnick: Wilde has a small fox child dressed in an elephant costume with him
Silas Lesnick: “Good thing I eat like a horse,” says Hopps when she sees it, accidentally offending a horse right behind her
Silas Lesnick: The elephant clientele seem to like it a lot
Silas Lesnick: The ice cream is served in a massive ball, covering in dozens of shelled peanuts and a single cherry on top.
Silas Lesnick: They say this is the scene where she meets Jason Bateman’s Nick Wilde
Silas Lesnick: Things are looking up, so she visits an elephant ice cream parlor and that’s where our first clip begins!
Silas Lesnick: Hopps decides that she’s going to prove herself by being the best parking attendant out there
Silas Lesnick: All the big assignments go to bigger animals, though
Silas Lesnick: She’s assigned parking duty, though, because she’s such a small rabbit
Silas Lesnick: Hopps is a small town rabbit who has come to Zootopia with a desire to prove herself
Silas Lesnick: Holloway voiced quite a few Disney characters, including Winnie the Pooh
Silas Lesnick: She and her husband (she calls him ‘Prince Charming’) just bought a house and it turns out it was the former home of voice actor Sterling Holloway
Silas Lesnick: “My illness goes way back,” she says, showing some actual photos from herself as a kid surrounded by all things Disney
Silas Lesnick: She’s talking about being a “Disney-obsessive”
Silas Lesnick: And Goodwin herself has come onstage!
Silas Lesnick: Judy Hopps is the lead character. She’s a rabbit police officer voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin
Silas Lesnick: Even though it’s concept art, the Bunny Burrow image has a sign with a population counter that’s rapidly ticking up
Silas Lesnick: They’re showing some concept art of the various areas of the city. Different species live in different zones, like “Tundra Town,” “Bunny Burrow” and “The Rainforest District”
Silas Lesnick: The city itself is designed specifically for animals. They want it to feel like a city that would actually be built by anthropomorphic animals
Silas Lesnick: The answer is: with extreme confidence. They showed a brief clip of a tiger dancing in a towel
Silas Lesnick: One big question they needed to figure out: “How does a tiger dance?”
Silas Lesnick: They’ve got a clip of an elephant serving ice cream, using his trunk to scoop it
Silas Lesnick: They have footage they shot of a camel running. They needed to find a way to match the four-legged running style on two legs
Silas Lesnick: They’re also showing off a Rhino character, specifically the level of detail in his skin
Silas Lesnick: That’s reflected in the film and they’re showing a model of a polar bear character
Silas Lesnick: They learned that a polar bear’s hair is not white, but actually clear!
Silas Lesnick: Howard says it made a huge impact on the film, particularly in terms of how they designed the animals themselves
Silas Lesnick: Which led to a safari in Kenya!
Silas Lesnick: They started at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but Lasseter wanted them to see animals in the wild
Silas Lesnick: As Disney fans probably already know, the filmmakers take tours of interesting locations tied to their film to help the development process
Silas Lesnick: They’re talking about the research phase of Zootopia
Silas Lesnick: Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore have come onstage alongside producer Clark Spencer
Silas Lesnick: He says one of his all-time favorites from Disney is “The Wind in the Willows”
Silas Lesnick: He really wanted a new “talking animal movie”
Silas Lesnick: It is set to hit theaters March 4, 2016
Silas Lesnick: The first film… Zootopia!
Silas Lesnick: He reminds artists, “Walt Disney’s name is going to be on this. Aim high.”
Silas Lesnick: He said his whole goal in 2006 was to change the studio from one run by executives into one run by filmmakers
Silas Lesnick: Lasseter is talking about taking on his role running Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2006
Silas Lesnick: The reel just ended. It was all old footage, but edited together really well to show off the decades of films that have passed through the studio
ComingSoon.net: No video taping or photos allowed.
Silas Lesnick: It’s another sizzle reel, looking back on the studio’s big screen legacy, dating back to Snow White in 1937
Silas Lesnick: He’s starting with Walt Disney Animation Studios
Silas Lesnick: He promises “unbelievable things that no one else has ever seen before”
Silas Lesnick: He’s teasing that a lot of filmmakers will be coming out to share their films
Silas Lesnick: He’s talking about how proud he is of the studio’s legacy
Silas Lesnick: Shirt time is done we’re moving on…
Silas Lesnick: He’s blasting shirts left and right
Silas Lesnick: They just brought him a shirt cannon, which he’s pretty happy to wield
Silas Lesnick: He’s throwing a few shirts into the crowd
Silas Lesnick: Lasseter is on stage now, wearing a Haiwaan shirt designed specifically for the expo
Silas Lesnick: He has over 500!
Silas Lesnick: He’s joking about Lasseter’s Hawaiian shirt collection
Silas Lesnick: Here comes John Lasseter, who will be hosting the panel!
Silas Lesnick: But he’s moving on for now, talking about the success of Big Hero 6 and Inside Out
Silas Lesnick: “As you know,” he says, “We’re hard at work on a sequel.”
Silas Lesnick: “I’m that close to getting that song out of my head,” he jokes
Silas Lesnick: He’s looking back on a couple of projects, beginning with Frozen
Silas Lesnick: Horn is reiterating that today’s focus is on the animated slate
Silas Lesnick: We’ll probably see a lot more tomorrow
Silas Lesnick: Some quick flashes, but nothing substantial
EDouglasCS: Surprised there isn’t a Beauty and the Beast poster out there yet.
Silas Lesnick: She looks perfect in the role. I’m really excited for this one!
Silas Lesnick: “How about that sizzle reel?” he asks to raucous applause
Silas Lesnick: Disney Chairman Alan Horn is taking the stage…
Silas Lesnick: It all ends with the “Chewie, we’re home” clip
Silas Lesnick: Also the logo for The BFG and some flashes from Their Finest Hours
Silas Lesnick: A quick shot of Emma Watson as Belle!
Silas Lesnick: The Civil War scene reuses the “Take that away and what are you line?” line from Avengers
Silas Lesnick: Lots of quick shots
Silas Lesnick: Beauty and the Beast! Finding Dory!
Silas Lesnick: It’s turning into new clips! Good Dinosaur, Civil War…
Silas Lesnick: They’re playing a montage of various Disney films, both live-action and animated
Silas Lesnick: The lights have gone down…
Silas Lesnick: They’re playing an announcement about not taking photos/videos.
Silas Lesnick: I think we’re starting!
ComingSoon.net: Still waiting for the presentation to start. Was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Pacific Time.
Silas Lesnick: It looks like the place is getting pretty packed, so we should be starting any moment now.
ComingSoon.net: Check out our D23 Expo hub for all the updates today so far: http://www.comingsoon.net/h…
Silas Lesnick: Here’s some teaser posters for The Incredibles 2, Cars 3, Toy Story 4 and more – http://www.comingsoon.net/m…
ComingSoon.net: Thanks Jeb.
Silas Lesnick: If you haven’t already checked them out, there have been a few Disney animated feature reveals here at D23 already
ComingSoon.net: Who wants to volunteer and sing “Let It Go” while we wait?
Silas Lesnick: Hey everybody! I’m sitting down in the new presentation hall right now and things should be getting started very shortly!
ComingSoon.net: We have a feeling you’ll be learning A LOT. 🙂
ComingSoon.net: That would be cool.
ComingSoon.net: Silas Lesnick will be live-blogging from the presentation, so stay tuned. It is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Pacific Time.
ComingSoon.net: We’ll have to wait and see, but Disney is usually pretty good about bringing material online right after.
ComingSoon.net: Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s live blog of the Pixar and the Walt Disney Animation Studios presentation at D23 Expo. The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. Please stay tuned.