D23 Expo: Exhibitors and Exclusive Offerings Announced

Disney D23, the official fan club for fans of The Walt Disney Company, today announced the initial line up of exhibitors at its upcoming D23 Expo, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, August 9-11, 2013, via its dedicated Exhibitors page. Below is a round-up of the additions along with what they will be offering attendees of the Expo:

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CONFIRMED: ‘Toy Story Space’ Playset for Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity 'Toy Story Space' PlaysetWhether it was intentional or not, the release of a new ‘Disney Infinity’ featurette titled ‘Creating Disney Infinity: Play Sets’ has officially confirmed our previous reports that ‘Toy Story Space’ does in fact appear to be an upcoming playset for the ‘Disney Infinity’ gaming platform.

The video also features minor clips from ‘Phineas and Ferb’ which we also believed to be an upcoming playset but are unclear if it had ever officially been announced as such (characters such as Phineas and Agent P have often been touted as playable characters in previous promotional videos).

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New Disney Arrivals at Hot Topic for June 28, 2013 (20 Items) (New Disney Tank Tops and Leggings)

New Hot Topic arrivals for June 28, 2013 Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Hot Topic. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Hot Topic in another window. Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability. Disclosure: This post includes specially formatted links which allow the site to receive a small percentage of purchases made through them. Using these links does not affect your shopping experience in any way, but it does help the site. Even if you don’t purchase anything, even just sharing products you like through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest using the icons below them will help the site.

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‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ 20th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray in September

'Nightmare Before Christmas' on 3D Blu-rayAhead of any official announcement, Walmart has begun listing the 20th Anniversary edition of Nightmare Before Christmas on 3D and 2D Blu-ray with a release date of September 10, 2013. Previously Amazon.com had listed it briefly with a release date of August 27, but soon switched dates (it’s currently listed as June 21, but unavailable).

Additionally, a hardcover book written and illustrated by Tim Burton is slated for release on August 6, 2013.

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D23 Expo: Walt Disney Imagineering Panels Details

Disney D23, the official fan club for fans of The Walt Disney Company, has updated the Friday schedule for its upcoming D23 Expo (August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center) to include some key information on additional panels, which are listed below:

Voices of the Disney Parks (Friday, Stage 23, 10:30 am)
Back by popular demand, this panel of famous Disney voices will gather for an encore panel discussion, including recreations of some unforgettable Disney Parks sayings.

Undiscovered Disneyland (Friday, Stage 23, 12:30 pm)
Legendary Imagineer Tony Baxter shares rare and never-before-seen footage of the early days of Disneyland, from design and construction through opening day.

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D23 Expo: Walt Disney Imagineering to Offer Unprecedented Access to Attendees

WDI 60th AnniversaryDisney D23, the official fan club of fans of The Walt Disney Company, has announced that in honor of the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney Imagineering and the origins of Disney Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Imagineering will be hosting an ‘open house’ at its pavilion at the D23 Expo, taking place August 9 – 11. The pavilion will be opening the doors of WDI’s unique facilities and offering an unprecedented look at its creative processes — all on the floor of the Anaheim Convention Center. In addition, Imagineers past and present will host an entire day of panel discussions on Sunday, August 11, celebrating their 60 magical years of ‘dreaming and doing.’

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‘Iron Man 3′ on Blu-ray September 24; Available as HD Digital Download September 9

'Iron Man 3' on 3D Blu-ray Combo PackAlthough there have been many rumors circulating around a domestic release date for this summer’s blockbuster, Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr. as eccentric billionaire Tony Stark, thanks to a DisneyStore.com listing for the 2D edition, we now have an official release date of September 24, 2013. Amazon.com lists the 3D/2D/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack available for pre-order.

Oddly enough, there is no mention of bonus features yet, but thanks to a tip from the forums at hidefninja.com, we have a list of potential bonus feature candidates from the Amazon Italy’s listing for the steelbook edition of the film. While we are still awaiting an official announcement for release (hopefully with confirmed list of bonuses), here are some ideas of what we might expect:

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D23 Expo: StagePass Reserved Ticketing System Details, Floor Hours Announced

D23 Expo StagePassDisney D23, the official fan club for fans of the Walt Disney Company, has updated its Things to Know page to include some additional basic information such as floor hours as well as advanced details on the new StagePass offering for attendees to allow for ‘reserved’ access to various presentations.

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PHOTOS: ‘Monsters University’ Easter Eggs Revealed (Minor Spoilers)

In honor of the one week anniversary of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University arriving in theaters, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios have provided us with newly released stills that show some of the traditional Easter eggs Pixar likes to include in their films, such as the elusive A113 and the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story which has appeared in every film except for The Incredibles.

Details on the Easter eggs as well as of where they appear in the film are below. Click on any of the images to see a larger version.

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D23 Expo: ESPN to Present ‘The ’99ers’ Screening and Panel

Fawcett, Sobrero and Venturini celebrate (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images, courtesy ESPN Films)The world of women’s sports was kicked upside down on July 10, 1999. Before a sold-out crowd of more than 90,000 at the Rose Bowl and an estimated 40 million Americans watching on television, the women’s soccer team reached a cultural and athletic pinnacle with its penalty kick shootout victory over China to win the Women’s World Cup. As part of ESPN Films’ new ‘Nine for IX’ series, The ’99ers explores the story behind this incredible team. Attendees of the D23 Expo 2013 can catch an exclusive advance screening of this film featuring a Q&A with director Erin Leyden and producer (and ’99er) Julie Foudy. The screening and panel will take place in Stage 28 on Sunday, August 11 at 2:30 pm PT.

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