Most of the lots for the Disney D23 Expo auction have been published and there are definitely some goodies to be had for the right price.
Props include items that once found a home around the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort such as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum sculptures from the World of Disney, a giant snow globe featuring Sleeping Beauty Castle, a cannon from Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean, a zebra destined for Jungle Cruise (but never quite found his way), a replica of the Pirates of the Caribbean barker pirate by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily and the actual Hitchhiking Ghost figures from Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion, that would materialize inside guests’ doom buggies. Also up for auction, like at D23 Expo 2009, is a Peter Pan’s Flight vehicle, which (if memory serves) sold for $20,000 in 2009.
Experiences include a behind-the-scenes tour of Disney California Adventure’s World of Color with dinner at Napa Rose, a tour of Walt Disney’s Hollywood with Disney Legend and Archives founder Dave Smith, a Pirates of the Caribbean experience with Disney Legend and Imagineer Alice Davis, tours at Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios and more.
Not to mention plenty of art and other interesting artifacts, such as Disney Vinylmation coffee table with 200 figures (instant collection! and the ability to switch out for your own preferences).
To see the list of available items up for auction, click here. The auction will take place at Disney D23 Expo on Saturday, August 20 at 8 pm at Stage 23. Attendees wishing to participate in the bidding must purchase a separate paddle package.
Actor Jeff Bridges will have his original painting inspired by the world of TRON auctioned off in order to benefit Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.
The painting, which is acrylic on Plexiglas, measures 46.5″ x 70.5″ and will be available for bidding beginning April 20 from Disney Fine Art. In addition to the auction, a limited edition serigraph, hand numbered and signed by Bridges, will be available for sale in order to benefit the charity, which is receiving 100% of the proceeds from the auction.
As a dedicated artist across various mediums, Bridges has been praised for his eclectic work of fine art, photography and music in addition to his acclaimed film career.
‘As the national spokesperson for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, Jeff Bridges’ commitment to others is exemplary,’ said Bill Shore, founder and executive director of the hunger non-profit. ‘This donation is another example of how important the work of ending childhood hunger is to Jeff and one of the many reasons we feel honored to be working with him.’
With an estimated value of $300 – $500, Claire’s ‘squirrel baby’ from ‘LOST’ season six episode The Lighthouse is just one of many of the fascinating memorabilia items that will be up for bids at Profile in History’s ‘LOST’ Exhibit and Auction in Santa Monica on August 21 and 22.
After three years of living alone on the island, Claire kept a substitute baby fashioned of animal parts with buttons for eyes. When Kate questioned Claire about what it was, Claire told her it was ‘all I had.’
In the clip below, the cast, crew and creators of ‘LOST’ ponder the charm and magic of what is affectionately known as the squirrel baby.
The clip is from just one of the many bonus features found in the ‘LOST’ season six DVD collection, now available for pre-order.
For more details on the exhibit and auction, click here.
We previously announced the ‘LOST’ exhibit and memorobilia auction being held by Profiles in History in Santa Monica on August 21 and 22, 2010.
Profiles in History has graciously provided us with hi-res photos of some of the items that will be going up on the auction block to some very lucky bidders. In addition, the auction preview gallery is now live on Profile in History’s website here.
“LOST” The Official Show Auction and Exhibit will take place in southern California at the Barker Hangar in the Santa Monica Airport on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22. ABC Studios, in partnership with Profiles in History, will conduct a live and online auction featuring the iconic props, wardrobe and set decoration of the Emmy Award-winning television series. Along with the auction, ABC will be offering fans an opportunity to immerse themselves in all things “LOST.” Large set pieces from the show will be on display, including a Dharma van and pieces of the plane wreckage from Oceanic flight 815. Other memorable props and wardrobe will also be featured.
In addition, fans will have an early sneak peek of Season 6 DVD bonus material before the August 24 DVD and Blu-Ray release date, including moments of the much anticipated new chapter, “The New Man in Charge,” from executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
Tickets for the event will be available at http://www.razorgator.com/tickets/theater/other-theatre/lost-auction-exhibit-tickets in early August.
Information and registration for the auction is available at Profilesinhistory.com
This gorgeous lapel watch commissioned from Cartier by Walt Disney to commemorate the release of Fantasia will be going up for auction on December 6. With an estimate of $16,000 – $24,000 and inspired by the ‘Dance of the Hours’ segment, the piece features diamond pave elephants with ruby eyes and features Swiss movement.
Bids will be accepted in person, in advance, by phone or online.
For more details, see the lot’s page at Rago.
D23 Expo Mini-Update: Auction Updates Highlight Disneyland Experiences, Picture Hatbox Ghost; D23 Goes Viral (Again) and More
It’s hard to follow up the details on the Walt Disney Studios D23 pavilion and screening schedule with anything, so not much else new to report within the 24 hours, so it’s time to turn the clock and put the spotlight on a few things you may have missed.
- But first, some real news: The D23 Live Expo Auction Catalog has been updated. This revision details the Disneyland experiences, a few of which are definitely once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Some photos have also been added including several of the Hatbox Ghost. You can get the updated PDF directly here. Remember that in addition to D23 Expo admission, you must purchase a separate auctioneer’s package in order to bid on items.
- Going back further in time, D23 started a little YouTube video series a la Blair Witch Project. The first installment has been released which sets out to give us a glimpse of what the Walt Disney Studio Archives may bring us:
- Although D23 has announced that Kingdom Keepers author and Peter and the Starcatchers co-author Ridley Pearson will be appearing at the Expo, it hasn’t yet officially detailed when. According to his twitter and official site, however, Ridley will be giving a talk at the Expo on Friday, September 11 at 8:30 am. However, as this would place him half an hour before the Expo opens to the general public, this may not be correct. While we await confirmation, Ridley has informed us that Stitch will be appearing in KK3: Disney in Shadow. So that’s good.
- You may have read the D23 Q&A article with Disney artist Tim Rogerson. While Tim has produced the official poster art for the Expo (titled In the Company of Legends), the image shown in the article is only a portion of the full art, which has left many confused as noted on D23′s facebook page. Tim has posted the full image himself on his own personal blog (where you can see a much larger version than the one pictured here), however (see the D23 article for pricing information). Also on his blog is the artwork he produced for the 2009 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
From paintings to props to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, now’s your chance to check out some of the items up for auction at D23 Expo’s Live Auction taking place Saturday, September 12 in the Arena.
Don’t forget, you will need to purchase an auctioneer’s package for the right to participate in bidding on the items in addition to D23 Expo admission.
In honor of Mickey’s Magical Party, Disneyland Paris has recruited several British celebrities and fashion icons to design ‘My Mickey Ears’ to be auctioned off May 5 for the benefit of the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Designers include Geri Halliwell, Estelle, Daisy Lowe, John Terry, Amir Khan, Luella Bartley, Giles Deacon, Phil Collins, Samantha Janus, Sinitta and Thierry Henry.
For more details on the auction, see here.
Below is a photo of Phil Collins with his ears, courtesy of Sky News.