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D23 Expo: Disney Interactive Reveals plans

Disney Interactive is inviting fans to experience the latest digital offerings from Disney at the D23 Expo, August 9–11, giving fans hands-on experiences, first-look presentations, and exclusive D23 Expo giveaways. With an unprecedented lineup of upcoming games and products, including ‘Disney Infinity,’ ‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ and more, Disney Interactive is turning up the excitement with its largest D23 Expo presence ever including a show floor pavilion, daily presentations, and the D23 Expo Arena.

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Disney’s ‘The Optimist’ ARG: Meet Wallace (Potential Spoilers)

'Carousel of Progress' by WallaceThere’s no telling how the two are connected just yet, but for those who just can’t wait any longer, we’d like to introduce you to Wallace, the newest person of intrigue in Disney’s alternate reality game (ARG), ‘The Optimist.’

We’ve already meat Amelia (@storyorbit) who is on a quest via Twitter and her blog at storyorbit.com to learn more about her grandfather Carlos and the stories he would regale her with about his experiences with Walt Disney and the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York City and his short story, ‘Orbit’s Story’ which was possibly optioned for a film and theme park rights.

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D23 Expo: Disney Legends to Include Tony Baxter, Steve Jobs, Dick Clark, Glen Keane and More

Disney Legends AwardThe Walt Disney Company today announced the recipients of its Disney Legends award for 2013, each of whom will be honored at the biennial ceremony taking place on Saturday, August 10 at 2:00 pm in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. The event will once again be emceed by television personality Tom Bergeron and is open to all those attended the Disney D23 Expo (on a first come, first serve basis).

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D23 EXPO: Disney Consumer Products Announces Exclusives, Presentations

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) will give Disney’s most loyal fans an up close look at an extensive collection of interactive experiences and merchandise that celebrate Disney, Marvel and Star Wars timeless characters during the bi-annual D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug. 9-11, 2013, Disney fans will have the chance to follow their favorite products from “sketch to shelf” and learn how Disney Consumer Products extends storytelling from character and content extension to product development through featured discussions, art and sculptures and final product displays.

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D23 EXPO: Disney Consumer Products to Bring Star Wars, Marvel to Mix

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) will give Disney’s most loyal fans an up close look at an extensive collection of interactive experiences and merchandise that celebrate Disney, Marvel and Star Wars timeless characters during the bi-annual D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug. 9-11, 2013, Disney fans will have the chance to follow their favorite products from “sketch to shelf” and learn how Disney Consumer Products extends storytelling from character and content extension to product development through featured discussions, art and sculptures and final product displays.

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D23 EXPO: ‘The Optimist’ Alternate Reality Game Announced Ahead of Expo

Disney D23 today announced a new alternate reality game (ARG) dubbed ‘The Optimist,’ as a joint venture between Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development and the Walt Disney Studios. The game focuses on a young undergrad named Amelia (on Twitter as @storyorbit) who is working on a documentary about her grandfather, Carlos. Recently deceased, Carlos was a writer who would inspire a young Amelia with his stories. After his passing, Amelia stumbled upon many of his old documents and began compiling everything she could find for her documentary as a tribute to him.

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FIRST LOOK: Disney Fairytale Couples Designer Collection by Disney Store

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Making the rounds on the interwebs this weekend, and even hinted at by Disney Store designer Steve Thompson, is our first look at the fabled upcoming Disney Fairytale Designer Collection featuring several Disney Princesses alongside their romantic counterparts.

Expected to be an actual doll collection in the vein as the Disney Princess Designer collection as well as the Disney Villains designer collection, the Disney Fairytale Designer Collection is expected to be formally announced later this month and is expected to feature the couples boxed together at a retail cost of around $130 US per set.

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D23 Expo Updates Round-up #1: Things to Know, Panel Changes, Collectors Forum Map and More

Each year of the D23 Expo, we stumble upon various bits and pieces of information that — although announced through official channels — just don’t lend themselves to full on posts. Most of the time we share these tidbits as they come up via our official Twitter and Facebook outlets, but every now and then we like to compile what we’ve found so far in a bit of an updates roundup to keep everyone informed of the latest changes.

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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:

American Tourister – The official luggage provider of the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, American Tourister will be showcasing and offering some of their line of luggage for sale, including D23 exclusive luggage inspired by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, along with Minnie Mouse luggage tags. Photos of the D23 exclusive luggage can be found on the American Tourister page.

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