D23 EXPO: Disney Animation Announces Panels, Exhibits and More

Walt Disney Animation Studios today announced its most exciting presence at D23 EXPO yet. The event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place August 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

CALENDAR OF KEY PRESENTATIONS/ PANELS/ EVENTS:

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D23EXPO: ‘Frozen Fandemonium: A Musical Celebration!’ Event Featuring Robert and Kristen Lopez

D23 EXPO 2015 attendees are in for a fun-filled musical treat when Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! takes over the 7,500-seat Hall D23. The event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place at 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 16, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

In what will be a thrilling and fun interactive experience for Disney fans of all ages, join host Chris Montan, president, Walt Disney Music, and the Oscar®-winning songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez as they take you on a once-in-a-lifetime musical journey through the world of Frozen. This one-day-only performance features your friends from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film––including Anna and Elsa––with sing-along experiences of your Frozen favorites such as “Let It Go,” “In Summer” and more. Plus, fans can expect special surprises and fascinating stories behind some of your favorite Frozen songs.

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CONFIRMED: Walt Disney Animation Shorts Collection on Blu-ray; ‘Runaway Brain’ on DMA

'Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection'Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today confirmed an earlier Stitch Kingdom report that it will be releasing several of its animated shorts (from 2000 on) in a unique collection to be released on August 18 (now available for pre-order) as well as a digital release on August 11.

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‘Frozen: Early Science’ Imagicademy App Lets Children Cook with Olaf, Care for Baby Reindeer with Anna

Frozen: Early ScienceDisney Publishing Worldwide today released its first Frozen: Early Science app from Disney Imagicademy for Apple iOS devices. Focusing on cooking and taking care of animals and geared for children aged 3-5, it is the first of four in a series to be released this summer.

The Frozen: Early Science apps are designed to reward observation, experimentation and deduction, skills that are the building blocks of the scientific process. Each app features environments, themes and beloved characters from the Academy Award-winning film, including Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven and more.

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Tokyo Disney to Get Areas Based on Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland

Scandanavia Port at Tokyo DisneySea (Concept Art)The Oriental Land Company, the owner and operator of the Tokyo Disney Resort, has announced plans for development in both its Disneyland and DisneySea theme parks focusing on Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland and Scandinavia, with a focus on Frozen.

Frozen will be highlighted in a brand new port of Tokyo DisneySea focused on Scandinavia. The port will be approximately the size of the Arabian Coast port and will be located south of the Lost Delta port. Tentative plans for the area, which are expected to be finalized in 2015, call for multiple new attractions, shops, dining and other facilities.

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WATCH: ‘Frozen Fever’ ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ Lyric Video

'Frozen Fever'Walt Disney Music and Vevo have released a lyric music video for ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez from Disney’s newest animated short, Frozen Fever, which you can find embedded below. The song is also available digitally for purchase from iTunes and Amazon. Those who purchased the physical CD of the original motion picture soundtrack to Cinderella can also download the song free of charge with the provided code.

In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

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‘Frozen Fever’ Original Song, ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ Now Available on iTunes for Purchase

'Frozen Fever'With what appears to be a decision reversal for Disney Music, the original song composed for Frozen Short by Oscar winning couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ is now available for purchase as a single from iTunes. Those who purchased the physical CD of the original motion picture soundtrack to Cinderella can also download the song free of charge with the provided code.

We sincerely apologize for earlier reports from us which explicitly suggested that this would not be the case and that the Cinderella soundtrack would be the only way to obtain the new Frozen Fever tune for the foreseeable future, but this was based on information that we were provided directly from Disney Music.

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PHOTO: ‘Cinderella’ Movie Inspired Limited Edition Wedding Gown from Alfred Angelo

Limited Edition Cinderella Gown by Alfred AngeloInspired by Cinderella’s own wedding gown in the upcoming live-action film Cinderella (March 13, 2015), bridal designer Alfred Angelo has revealed a limited edition wedding dress.

The royally opulent gown is inspired by costume designer Sandy Powell’s hand painted dress that Ella (Lily James) wears in the film, but re-imagined as an embroidered gown for brides looking to channel their inner princess. The lavishly embroidered fairy-tale dress features a flattering basque waist and full skirt made of organza, satin and tulle. The dress is available in three color options: Light Gold with multi-colored flowers, All White or All Ivory. It is also available strapless or with sheer organza long-fitted sleeves as in the film, starting at $1899 suggested retail. It will be available beginning mid-April at Alfred Angelo stores in the U.S. and specialty retailers worldwide.

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‘Frozen Fever’ Short Details on New Characters, New Music (Major Spoilers)

Frozen Fever © 2015 Disney

With just a couple of weeks to go before the release of Cinderella (March 13, 2015), Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with a wealth of information and details for the short that precedes it, Frozen Fever. In Frozen Fever, it’s Anna’s birthday (which falls on the summer solstice as Elsa’s is the winter solstice) and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk. And if you’re one of everyone who saw the trailer for the seven minute short that was released yesterday, you know there’s a lot more to Elsa’s simple plans.

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Disney ‘Cinderella’ Soundtrack to Include Free Code for ‘Frozen Fever’ Song Performed by Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell

Walt Disney Records CINDERELLAConfirming earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom, Walt Disney Records today announced that the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderella (March 13, 2013), will feature both Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter performing covers of ‘A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes’ and ‘Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo’ respectively. The two songs will appear over the end title credits in addition to the original song ‘Strong’ which is performed by Sonna Rele. Walt Disney Records also announced that those who purchase the physical CD edition of the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderella will also receive a code to download the all-new song from the short Frozen Fever, which was written by Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and features the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell ‘and cast.’  The soundtrack will be available for purchase on March 10 and is currently available for pre-order.

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