D23 Expo Update: Collectors Forum Map, Celeb and Merchandise Updates, Giveaways and Contests (and More!)

D23 Expo Collector's Forum MapIt’s been too long since there’s been a special Disney D23 Expo update and we have too much to share with you, so there’s a good chance stuff will be forgotten here and for that, we apologize. That said, here are a bunch of mouse-cellaneous updates you will be sure to appreciate knowing when visiting the Disney D23 Expo next weekend, August 19-21.

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D23 Expo: New ‘Once Upon A Time’ Posters Revealed

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In anticipation of the ‘Once Upon A Time’ pilot screening and Q&A with show creators and executive producers, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, at Disney D23 Expo on Saturday, August 20 at 12:45 pm, ABC has provided us with newly updated character posters from the series. The most obvious difference between these posters and those previously released at San Diego Comic Con is the updated logo for the show.

For those who haven’t caught the buzz of these new drama, here’s a sneak peek (posters below):

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D23 Expo: Marvel Details Its Debut at Disney D23 Expo

Marvel is coming to Anaheim this year to make its historic debut at D23, the ultimate Disney fan event, and it’s pulling out all the stops!

On Sunday, August 21, at 10:15 a.m. in the Arena, join them for Marvel: The House of Ideas, an exclusive and unprecedented experience that will take you through the evolution of Marvel from its first comic book in 1939 to its current position as one of the most important creative forces in the world. During this presentation, which will include interactive Q&A segments, attendees will not only get an inside glimpse of the history of Marvel and its iconic Super Heroes but also discover why Marvel truly is the House of Ideas. This session will be hosted by Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer and one of the most respected and sought-after writers and artists in the entertainment industry.

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D23 Expo: Olszewski Studios to Debut New Work, Member Exclusive

D23 Expo 2011 Member Exclusive PokitPal by Robert OlszewskiDisney artist Robert Olszewski has announced that he will be releasing a few new items at the Disney D23 Expo beginning on Friday, August 19. Among his new pieces will be a 2011 D23 Expo PokitPal (pictured) available exclusively to D23 members for $19.95.

Also being introduced at the Expo is Gallery of Light entries ‘Baby of Mine‘ inspired by Dumbo and ‘Talk to Crush‘ from Finding Nemo, both of which will retail for $85, Olszewski Miniature Disneyland Main Street, USA addition ‘Pinocchio’s Daring Journey,’ which will retail for $425 and an Heirloom Boxes Collection – Paper Clip Series entry, Sleeping Beauty Maleficent which will retail for $30. Olszewksi will also be displaying a new Fantasyland platform.

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D23 Expo: Disney Store Anniversary Exclusives Sneak Peek

Silver Limited Edition Lightning McQueen - $99.50 - LE 250

When the Disney D23 Expo comes to the Anaheim Convention Center from August 19-21, it will include a substantial presence by Disney Store, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 and it’s inviting all the D23 Expo attendees to join in the celebration a bit early with the opportunity to purchase items exclusively available at the Expo.

Below is a gallery of item as well as pricing and edition sizes (usually some multiple of 25) which is sure to offer something for everyone, as long as they love the color silver, and don’t mind shelling out a few bucks (anywhere from $19.95 – $2,000.00).

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D23 Expo: Disney Publishing Worldwide Details Appearances, Giveaways and More

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) invites families and fans to experience The Wonderful Words of Disney. Guests have the opportunity to attend exclusive sessions with renowned children’s authors, listen to timeless stories read live, and explore the ultimate Disney fan’s dream library at the ultimate Disney fan event, D23 Expo, taking place at Anaheim Convention Center from August 19–21, 2011.

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‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ Trailer Officially Debuts; In Theaters August 15, 2012

'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios has officially released the trailer for The Odd Life of Timothy Green which will sprout into theaters on August 15, 2012.

The film stars Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton as a childless couple who want nothing more than to be able to star their own family, but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim — and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.

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D23 Expo: Walt Disney Studios Details Panels, Presentations

Exclusively at Disney’s D23 Expo August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney film fans will go behind the scenes to explore the exciting roster of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak peeks, and exhibits.

On Saturday, August 20, Rich Ross, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios; Sean Bailey, president, Production, The Walt Disney Studios; John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and Kevin Feige, producer and president, Marvel Studios, will present a not-to-be-missed look at The Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming film slate, which includes Disney’s The Muppets, John Carter , Disney-Pixar’s Brave, Marvel’s The Avengers, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, and more.

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First Glimpse: Disney Store Princess Designer Doll Collection

UPDATE: PHOTOS OF THE DOLLS HAVE BEEN LEAKED. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Disney Store Princess Designer Pin Collection (LE 150)

Scheduled to make their debut at the 2011 Disney D23 Expo, the Disney Store exclusive Princess Designer Collection brings haute couture to the world of Disney Princesses. Designed by Disney Store artist, the collection consists of all ten princesses, styled and dressed as they might appear walking down the runway at the next great fashion show.

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‘One More Disney Day’ Could Signal Return of Disney Parks Promotion in 2012

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It’s about that time. Not just time for Disney D23 Expo, but for Disney Parks to unveil what its 2012 campaign will be, which traditionally takes place mid-September. This year, however, the notice may come earlier as the spotlight is trained on both Disney Parks and Disney Corporate Responsibility, both of which may play a part in revealing that the new promotion for next year may just be may be a redo of 2010.

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