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.
As a follow-up to last year’s successful Dance Star Mickey, the roadies over at Fisher-Price are working hard to bring Rock Star Mickey to the open road this holiday season for an action-packed, music-filled tour with a stop in your very own home (* purchase required).
We first encountered the rock legend that is Rock Star Mickey at the 2011 New York International Toy Fair where he stole the stage with his rendition of two songs, a rock star tutorial, and — of course — the mouska-split where he performs a full-on split while playing the guitar with his nose. That’s talent, folks.
Inspired by series two of the popular POP! Vinyl collection by Funko for Disney Store, Disney Consumer Products is bringing two exclusives to the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, California to the Disney Living Pavilion.
Pictured to the left is a 3″ flocked version of Lotso which will sell for $15 and is limited to an edition size of 480 pieces. He will be joined by a 9″ metallic Steamboat Willie, according to The Fire Wire, which will retail for $50 and limited to an edition size of 360 pieces.
Oh dear. With just two weeks or so left to go, the information on the 2011 Disney D23 Expo is pouring in so fast, I’m afraid that come the weekend, the update would be a novel, so I’m forced to make a mid-week update post to keep you informed on all the latest and greatest news emerging on the Disney D23 Expo that you’ll be hard-pressed to find most anywhere else. Heck, I’m not even sure where to begin.
As part of the Disney D23 Expo, taking place August 19 – 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney Consumer Products has lined up an exciting array of products and opportunities for attendees to experience throughout the weekend.
Beginning on Friday, August 19, attendees will get a first look at special Disney Store 25th Anniversary merchandise along with Disney Store artist signings at the Disney Living Pavilion at 10 am.
On Saturday, August 20, there will be a Disney Store Designer Princess Doll artist signing at 10 am, followed later in the day by a Disney Store Halloween Fashion Show at 1 pm.
Available in limited quantities for pre-order beginning August 8 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT, each will sell for $19.99 and has a maximum order quantity of six pieces. Additional items will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the D23 Expo, but the pre-order guarantees the items will be available for pick-up at anytime throughout the convention.
This past weekend, we brought you a brief update regarding schedule additions and changes, including special D23 Member only presentations. Today, the official D23 Expo calendar has been updated to reflect some of the new presentations, panels and artist signings for members as well as all attendees and we are happy to be one of the first to share them with you. The new calendar additions are as follows:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19:
- Radio Disney Road Crew (9:00a – 10:00a, D23 Members Only, Disney Channel Pavilion) – Pump up the music with a dance session and Radio Disney fun for kids and families.
Be among the first to watch ABC’s most anticipated new fall series and animated holiday special and have a chance to learn the secrets behind how they were made. Fans will have those opportunities at the D23 Expo, where the entire world of Disney comes together, August 19 and 20, at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Disney D23 recently posted an advisory regarding the Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament, which is awarding a preview cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy to the winner. While Disney D23 wants to emphasize that those wishing to participate must audition on THURSDAY, August 18, one day prior to the Expo’s start, the newly released gotcha is that the line will be cut off at 9:45 am (the selection process begins at 7:30 am, but hopefuls are invited to line up as early as 6 am at the Anaheim Convention Center).
Disney fans attending the first day of Disney’s D23 Expo, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, will be able to end their day with an unforgettable evening of harmony provided by Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix. The popular vocal quartet is comprised of legendary television, Broadway, and film star Dick Van Dyke and three renowned west coast musicians—Mike Mendyke, Bryan Chadima and Eric Bradley. The group will appear in concert on Stage 23 at the D23 Expo on Friday, August 19, 2011, at 8:15 p.m.