Best of D23 Expo 2015: Part One

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Disney celebrated their D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim, CA this past weekend, a convention filled with entertainment, announcements, music, merchandise and famous faces. Also known as the “Ultimate Disney Fan Event” this is a platform that merges both fandom and industry related news, from their theme parks to the studios, covering both live action and animation. The scale of this event was impressive: all three floors of the Anaheim Convention Center featured non-stop activities, events and multiple stages with live presentations and concerts, plus a massive main showroom with everything from movie themed booths (including Through The Looking Glass and Star Wars: The Force Awakens) to pop-up stores with merchandise sold exclusively at the event. Here are some highlights and images from the first day, including the Disney Legends Awards ceremony which opened the event.

 

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Danny Elfman receives the Disney Legends Award for his contribution on films like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland.

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George Lucas gets honored for his collaboration with Lucasfilm and work on the Star Wars franchise.

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Johnny Depp receives the award as a surprise guest to a crowd of screaming fans.

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Part of the booth featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Pixar Animation Studios showcase lounge

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Photo booth featuring characters from Zootopia

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I wrote this article for ScreenInvasion.com. You can find the full article here