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D23 Expo: Lucasfilm Takes Star Wars Fans Behind the Scenes on Last Jedi!

A new behind-the-scenes look at STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI just debuted at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif.  Director Rian Johnson surprised fans with on-stage appearances by cast members Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres on December 15th, 2017.

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D23 Expo: Tim Burton’s Dumbo Is In Production!

GOTTA FLY – Visionary filmmaker Tim Burton helms the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic Dumbo and is currently in production in England. © 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Production is underway on Tim Burton’s live-action remimaging of Disney’s 1941 classic, Dumbo.

The film Stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Eva Green – and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins.

Dumbo is slated to premiere on March 29th, 2019.

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D23 Expo: Mary Poppins In Motion!

Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns to the Banks home after many  in MARY POPPINS RETURNS, directed by Rob Marshall. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Studios has released an ‘image-in-motion’ of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins Returns.

Mary Poppins Returns finds Mary returning to the Banks home after many years. It will be in theaters on December 25th, 2018.

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D23 Expo: Disney Releases Mind-Bending Teaser for A Wrinkle in Time!

‘Your father has accomplished something extraordinary… and dangerous!’ intones Mrs. Which near the beginning of the teaser trailer for Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time.

She’s talking to Meg (Storm Reid) and is one of three mysterious beings who send Meg, her brother and a friend to save him.

The new teaser, released at D23 Expo today, is every bit as intriguing a Madeline L’Engle’s classic novel.

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D23: Whoopi Goldberg Becomes First LEGOT!

D23 EXPO 2017 – Friday, July 14, 2017 – The Ultimate Disney Fan Event –  Whoopie Goldberg – (Disney/Image Group LA)

An EGOT is one of slightly more than a dozen winners of Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys.

Today, Whoopi Goldberg became the very first LEGOT by being named a Disney Legend at D23 Expo.

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D23 EXPO: Star Wars, Toy Story & Avatar Coming to Disneyland

D23 EXPO 2015 - Bob Iger Announces Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks - Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at D23 EXPO 2015 that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., creating Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. (Disney Parks/Image Group LA)  ROBERT A. IGER (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company)
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When Disneyland expands, it doesn’t mess around. The capper of a busy Saturday at the 2015 D23 EXPO came with announcements of new attractions and worlds coming to Disneyland Parks the world over, from the mouth of CEO Bob Iger himself.

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D23 EXPO: “Star Wars: Rogue One” Cast Announced, Colin Trevorrow Confirmed for “Star Wars: Episode IX”

Star Wars: Rogue One..L to R: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen..Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley..©Lucasfilm 2016
Star Wars: Rogue One..L to R: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen..Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley.©Lucasfilm 2016

If you’re a certain type of 12 year old and/or the D23 programmers, you save the best for last, and that means the Lucasfilm slate of projects, which newsflash: means STAR WARS stuff. And there was a bunch of stuff to chew on regarding Star Wars Episode VII: The Force AwakensStar Wars: Rogue One and Star Wars: Episode IX.

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D23: Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner Returns For “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

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When Jack Sparrow returns for a fifth installment in the wildly popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, he’ll have a few new and old friends and enemies.

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D23 EXPO: “Pete’s Dragon,” “The Queen of Katwe” & “The Finest Hours”

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Pete’s Dragon, a remake of the 1977 family classic, is one of the few Disney remakes (excuse me, reimaginings) that has flown under the radar, but throw in Robert Redford, and it leads the pack of a few of the other upcoming live action Disney films.

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