Wednesday, August 19, 2009
53 (plus) Reasons To Attend The D23 Expo
Excitement is growing for the D23 Expo, to be held in Anaheim September 10-13, 2009—that means it's just a scant few weeks away! Just today, the Walt Disney Studios released details of its participation, and the events include sneak peeks at upcoming releases (The Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel and the new Tron among them), plus special Fabulous at 50 anniversary screenings of three of Walt Disney's 1959 classics: The Shaggy Dog, Darby O'Gill and the Little People and Sleeping Beauty. To further up the anticipation some particularly sneaky D23 staffers have stealthily infiltrated the secret warehouse of the Walt Disney Archives in order to give an indication of some of the treasures to be seen at the D23 Expo. And although disney twenty-three magazine's editor-in-chief Carmen Esquer and marketing manager Jeffrey Epstein are both lovely to look at (the D23 staff is the best-looking anywhere), I think you'll agree no one is more shinily attractive than ol' 53 himself, Herbie the lovable Love Bug. Enjoy this comic book cover of the 1969 comic adaptation of Disney's mega-hit The Love Bug shown at the right (celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, by the way), but also be sure and check out this mysterious underground D23 Expo footage here.