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Article: Bea Miller, Zara Larsson And All Time Low Set To Perform At MTV’s Movie & TV Festival!

15 Apr

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The countdown is on for one of the most epic and highly-anticipated nights in entertainment history – the MTV Movie & TV Awards. It goes without saying that this year’s award show is bound to be unforgettable and filled with tons of excellent moments. The MTV Movie & TV Awards is set to be even bigger and better than ever including categories that focus on fan-favorite movies and TV shows. Plus, this year, MTV is bringing even more excitement as MTV will also be hosting a Movie & TV Festival for the first time ever.

This year, fans will be able to get a front row seat to all of the spectacular things that will be happening at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. It’s one big party at the MTV Movie & TV Festival which will take place right outside of the Shrine Auditorium, where the award show will be held on May 7th. The festival will take place prior to the award show and will run from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. During this time, fans will be able to enjoy fun games, win prizes and even the chance to win tickets to attend the MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as grab some food and drinks. Attendees will also be able to watch live interviews and the festival will be hosted by Terrence J and MTV News Correspondent Gaby Wilson.

In addition, it has been announced that musical sensations Bea Miller, Zara Larsson and All Time Low will be performing at the MTV Movie & TV Festival. Needless to say, we’ll all be jamming out with their incredible performances.

Bea Miller shared her excitement over performing at the festival and tweeted:

Zara Larsson tweeted:

All Time Low retweeted MTV’s tweet as seen below:

Join in on all of the fun and have one sensational night at the MTV Movie & TV Festival and get your tickets for the event at this link:¬†MTVFestivalTickets.com. The festival will also air on MTV Live and livestream on MTV.com. Don’t forget to tune in to the prestigious MTV Movie & TV Awards airing on May 7th at 8:00 PM ET / PT!

Follow MTV on Twitter and Instagram: @MTV

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Alexisjoyvipaccess Covers The Spectacular 2015 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day – RECAP Here!

4 Sep

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What do you get when you have some of the¬†greatest¬†tennis players that have ever surfaced this planet, some of the biggest, singing sensations and a celebration for the wonderful sport of tennis all together under one roof? You get the renowned, the prestigious, and the spectacular…¬†Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day!¬†Year after year, the sensational Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day puts together one of the greatest events people will ever be¬†able to experience. The Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day celebrates the tennis hero, Arthur Ashe who is known for being one of the best tennis players¬†in the United States and an individual who has inspired others to follow after their dreams, whether it be playing a sport or anything a person hopes to accomplish in life; and Arthur Ashe is an individual who has influenced the sport of tennis greatly. Celebrating the kick-off of the remarkable US Open brings the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day which was held this year on August 29, 2015.

This year at the 2015 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, the event brought together some of the biggest, most sensational musical acts including Jacob Whitesides, Kalin and Myles, Bea Miller, Natalie La Rose, and American Authors. People got up and got active as they watched the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day event take place and be hosted by fitness guru: Shaun T, who even got some of your favorite tennis players doing some dance moves. Radio Disney’s Brooke Taylor also helped host the event with the phenomenal Alex Angelo getting everyone even more pumped for this extraordinary event with his indescribable DJ-ing skills! At the HESS Festival stage, Forever In Your Mind, Sweet Suspense, Alessia Cara, Jena Rose Raphael and Carson Lueders performed.

In addition to the wonderful musical performances, tennis¬†history¬†was made yet again with this phenomenal event¬†as¬†tennis legends:¬†Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic took on the tennis court and were put to some tennis challenges. Not everyday do you get to see four of the most sensational, accomplished, tennis heroes put together on one court exhibiting their indescribable talent. The challenges that each of these tennis greats took on led to proceeds being donated to their specific charities. Queen of the court: Serena Williams, one of the best tennis players of¬†all time: Novak Djokovic, “The King of Clay”: Rafael Nadal and tennis phenomenon: Roger Federer together made something in the air feel a lot more special – what a legendary¬†day to kick-off another legendary year of the US Open!

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the¬†utmost and incredible honor¬†of covering the 2015 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day! At the event, I had the great pleasure of interviewing sensations: Jacob Whitesides and Kalin and Myles and even had the extraordinary opportunity to sit court side and watch the amazing Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day show including seeing Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic only a few feet away from me – talk about a tennis lovers’ dream! The Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day event is one of the greatest events for families to attend – it celebrates tennis and the idea of getting up and getting active plus it brings some outstanding musical performers and of course, tennis legends! What more can anyone ask for – the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is one perfect event!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interviews with Jacob Whitesides and Kalin and Myles at the 2015 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on YouTube.com/alexisjoyvipaccess¬†¬†and check out some VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE photos I took during my coverage of the 2015 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day below! Thanks for having me cover the¬†event, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day!

Follow the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on Twitter: @AAKidsDay and use #AAKD to stay in the loop!

#VIPFridays – ANNOUNCEMENT – Joining AwesomenessTV Network PLUS RECAP Week – Janoskians “Untold & Untrue”, D23 Expo And Teen Choice Awards!

28 Aug
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Oh, Fridays Рhow we all love them! With every Friday comes something special Рthe end of a week and the start of a weekend; and as each week comes to a close, a lot of highlights, memories, and trending topics happen!

Here at Alexisjoyvipaccess.com, I’d like to make a¬†huge¬†announcement!¬†I have officially JOINED the AwesomenessTV Network / Family!!!!!!¬†Being able to announce this remarkable news is truly so SURREAL for me.¬†Everyone¬†at AwesomenessTV – from all the creators who are a part of the family to everyone working at AwesomenessTV is just absolutely…¬†awesome ;). It has always been a dream of mine to join the AwesomenessTV Network and it truly is a blessing to announce that I will be working with them. Thank you to a wonderful person who has done everything in their power to believe in me and make my dreams come true, AwesomenessTV for¬†this extraordinary opportunity and all of YOU VIPs for enjoying my work and supporting me!

Today, August 28, 2015 kicks off my first,¬†weekly, #VIPFridays videos; and this week has not just¬†one, but¬†two VIDEOS. In the first video, I make my¬†big announcement¬†of joining the AwesomenessTV Network / Family and tell you all about staying tuned for #VIPFridays¬†every week.¬†In the second #VIPFridays video, I discuss with all of you the¬†trending topics / highlights¬†of these past two weeks including the renowned and prestigious D23 Expo that I had the honor of covering, the Teen Choice Awards, fellow AwesomenessTV family member: the Janoskians’ “Janoskians: Untold and Untrue” premiere and¬†more!¬†I even make another¬†announcement¬†in the video… that I will be covering the remarkable,¬†2015 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day¬†which will kick off the US Open with performers like Jacob Whitesides, Kalin and Myles, Natalie La Rose, Bea Miller, American Authors and more.

Take a look at the first two #VIPFridays videos below and be sure to comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, what would YOU like to see next week on #VIPFriday! Be sure to subscribe to YouTube.com/alexisjoyvipaccess to stay tuned with weekly #VIPFridays videos!

Article: D23 Expo Gives Fans The Magnificent Opportunity To See All New Collections At The Disney Store!

29 Jul
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The days are soon approaching and the countdowns are coming to a close, the ultimate Disney fan event, the renowned and prestigious Disney D23 Expo is making its way to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 14-16, 2015 and my, oh my does this stupendous event have a lot in store for all of its incredible attendees! The D23 Expo has just recently announced that it will be unveiling all new collections and limited edition collections at the Disney Store! How amazing! Now, Disney fans can take all the wonderful memories they’ve created at the magical D23 Expo in a tangible memorabilia from the Disney Store.

According to the press release, “In addition to offering attendees the chance to shop special products not yet available to the general public, fans will also have the chance to meet the artists and designers who created these exciting new collections and be treated to the official Disney Store opening ceremony on Friday, August 14. During the ceremony, a special attendee will be chosen to ‚Äúunlock imagination‚ÄĚ at¬†9 a.m.¬†alongside some of Disney’s most famous characters.”

The D23 Expo has so many remarkable and outstanding events planned out for its attendees Рthis is truly one unforgettable and exceptional event that you do not want to miss! Bring your friends and family members and have the time of your life at the D23 Expo Рthis three day event is bound to make Disney history! Head on over to http://www.D23Expo.com to buy your tickets and join in on the Disney fun!

Let’s take a look at all the excitement that is planned out at the Disney Store at the D23 Expo – don’t forget to start creating your D23 Expo schedules to make sure you hit the panels and presentations you want to go to! (source: press release)

  • Disney Fairytale Designer Collection ‚ÄstHappily ever after meets happily evil in Disney Store‚Äôs newest series of the Disney Fairytale Designer Collection being previewed at D23 EXPO. Featuring five sets of Limited Edition pairs, these collector doll sets were designed by Disney Store artists and carefully crafted to capture the beauty and romance of fairytale friends and foes.

 

Available for the first time at D23 EXPO, guests can pre-purchase the complete set of five Hero/Villain pairs prior to the general public pre-sale beginning online Monday, September 14.

 

Following the preview at D23 EXPO, the doll sets will be released and available for purchase in stores and online starting September 29, with a new pair released each week. Each set is limited to an edition of 6,000 globally and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

 

This line expands into a collection of apparel, mugs, journals, home décor and more, available to the general public in stores and online on September 14.

 

  • Once Upon a Time‚Äď Continuing the ‚Äėheroes and villains‚Äô theme, Disney Store will introduce the¬†Once Upon a Time¬†Snow White and Evil Queen Doll Collection, available exclusively at D23 EXPO. Limited to an edition of 300, the doll collection, inspired by ABC Studios‚Äô television series¬†Once Upon a Time, brings to life the beauty, magic and charm of the iconic fairytale characters from the show.

 

Exclusively for guests who purchase the doll set at D23 EXPO, Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) and Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen) will be available for an autograph signing at the ABC booth on the D23 EXPO floor from¬†4 ‚Äď 4:45 p.m.¬†on Saturday, August 15. This special opportunity will be followed by the¬†Once Upon a Time¬†panel taking place in Stage 23 from¬†6 ‚Äď 7 p.m.

 

  • Star Wars‚Äď Disney Store will launch an exclusive collection of¬†Star Wars¬†items at the EXPO on Friday, August 14. The collection will feature apparel, collectibles, and toys, including the¬†Star Wars¬†Elite Series, a new line of highly articulated and detailed die cast action figures, representing characters from¬†Star Wars¬†Episodes I-VI. The action figures will be sold individually at Disney Store locations beginning later this year; however, EXPO attendees have the opportunity to purchase the full set of¬†Star Wars¬†Elite Series action figures, which includes D23 EXPO-exclusive versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO.

 

Additionally at D23 EXPO, Disney Store will introduce¬†Star Wars¬†Legion Helmets, a series of eight vinyl collectible helmets inspired by the¬†Star Wars¬†Legion Helmet project¬†launched in early 2014. Celebrating creativity and¬†Star Wars, the project pulled together artists from across The Walt Disney Company, resulting in 300 stormtrooper helmets being transformed into diverse pieces of art, which inspired these collectible¬†recreations ‚Äď epic additions to every Empire.

 

  • Toy Story20th Anniversary¬†‚Äď In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Disney‚ąôPixar’s¬†Toy Story, Disney Store gleaned art from the adored film‚Äôs archives to illustrate the evolution of the beloved characters, Buzz and Woody. Featuring toys, collectibles, apparel and more, this collection will be released at the Disney Store shop at D23 EXPO on¬†Friday, August 14.

 

  • Disney Tsum Tsum ‚ÄstAll-new collections of everyone‚Äôs favorite stackable plush will be unveiled at D23 EXPO, with one releasing each day in limited quantities in mini, medium and large sizes. In addition, limited-edition mini box series ‚Äď exclusive to D23 EXPO ‚Äď will be released along with each collection, and a Mickey Mouse Tsum Tsum mini vinyl figure will be available for $5 with any purchase, while supplies last.

 

Also launching at D23 EXPO is Disney Store‚Äôs ‚ÄúDisney 3D Print Studio,‚ÄĚ which offers fans the chance to personalize figures, including Marvel‚Äôs Iron Man, with their likeness through the use of facial-scanning kiosks. The figures ordered at the event will feature packaging unique to D23 EXPO.

 

New this year, in an effort to minimize wait times for guests, D23 is introducing¬†StorePass¬†at select D23 EXPO shopping locations, including the Disney Store shop. A limited quantity of¬†StorePass¬†tickets will be available starting at¬†10 a.m.¬†on¬†Friday, August 14, and while they last, at the¬†StorePass¬†desk located adjacent to the¬†StagePass¬†distribution area in Hall A. Guests can visit D23EXPO.com‚Äôs¬†‚ÄúThings to Know‚Ä̬†page for more details.

Follow the D23 Expo on Twitter: @DisneyD23

Article: Meet Some Of Your Favorite ABC Family Stars At This Year’s D23 Expo!

19 Jul
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What’s YOUR favorite show on¬†ABC Family? Is it “The Fosters”? Or what about “Switched At Birth”? Well, what if I told YOU that YOU can get up close and personal and meet some of your favorite celebrities from your favorite ABC Family shows including “The Fosters”, “Switched At Birth, “Baby Daddy”, “Stitchers” and “Young And Hungry”¬†only¬†at the D23 Expo! The renowned and prestigious D23 Expo will be giving fans back-to-back, unforgettable experiences at its outstanding, three-day event on August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center!

Check out a full schedule below (schedule subject to change) of the appearance schedules of celebrities from your favorite ABC Family shows! In addition, each day, ABC Family will be giving D23 Expo attendees exclusive pin sets. On August 14th, ABC Family will be giving exclusive pin sets from its upcoming, highly-anticipated TV show, “Shadowhunters” and on August 15th, ABC Family will be giving exclusive pin sets from “Pretty Little Liars”. On August 16th, D23 Expo attendees can receive exclusive pin sets from ABC Family’s traditional “25 Days of Christmas” event. This will all take place at the Disney / ABC TV Pavilion Booth on the show floor.

Don’t miss out on one¬†legendary and extraordinary three day event –¬†the D23 Expo! The D23 Expo will be making Disney history so head on over to http://www.D23Expo.com to get your tickets!

Follow the D23 Expo on Twitter: @DisneyD23

Follow ABC Family on Twitter: @ABCFamily

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

11:00 ‚Äď 11:50am

‚ÄúYoung & Hungry‚ÄĚ stars Jonathan Sadowski and Aimee Carrero

 

1:00 ‚Äď 1:50pm

‚ÄúThe Fosters‚ÄĚ stars Sherri Saum and Hayden Byerly

 

5:00 ‚Äď 5:50pm

‚ÄúSwitched at Birth‚ÄĚ stars Constance Marie and Lea Thompson

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

12:00 ‚Äď 12:50pm

‚ÄúStitchers‚ÄĚ stars Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Allison Scagliotti

 

6:00 ‚Äď 6:50pm

‚ÄúBaby Daddy‚ÄĚ stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Chelsea Kane and Melissa Peterman

 

*Schedule is subject to change.

Article: ABC Television Gives D23 Expo Attendees Once-In-A-Lifetime Chances To Meet Their Favorite Celebrities!

19 Jul
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ABC Television is home to some of the greatest shows that have¬†ever¬†surfaced the planet. The endless amount of shows on ABC Television come from a variety of different categories, appealing to the desires of audiences no matter what age! Looking for a show that will have you get up on your feet and dance? Try “Dancing With The Stars”. Looking for a show that will capture all of your fantasies? Try “Once Upon A Time”. Well, the renowned and prestigious, D23 Expo is giving attendees once-in-a-lifetime chances to¬†get up close and personal with their favorite celebrities from the ABC Television Network through exclusive Q&As and autograph sessions.

From meeting stars from “Once Upon A Time”, “The Goldbergs” and “Dancing With The Stars” to finding out what it is like to work with the one and only, Muppets – it’s all happening at the D23 Expo and trust me, you do not want to miss out on this spectacular, magical and awe-inspiring, three day event!

The wonderful and extraordinary D23 Expo will be bringing its magic to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 14-16, 2015! This magnificent, three-day event has everything you could possibly ask for: incredible performances, interactive panels, and even the opportunities to get up close and personal with your favorite celebrities! The D23 Expo is an event you do not want to miss out on Рcome bring your friends and family members and celebrate the ultimate Disney fan event. Buy your tickets for the D23 Expo at http://www.D23Expo.com!

Check out all the exciting and fantastic panels and autograph signing sessions with the ABC Television Network at the 2015 D23 Expo below! (source: press release)

Follow the D23 Expo on Twitter: @DisneyD23

Panels and Presentations

The Magic Behind The Muppets

Friday, August 14, 10:00 a.m., Stage 23

Calling all Muppet fans! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with the Muppets? Here’s your chance to find out firsthand when ABC presents a panel on the magic and art of being a Muppet Performer. Join these creative artists and some of your favorite characters, along with a few surprise guests, for a rare and unforgettable demonstration of what it takes to bring these iconic and enduring personalities to life.

 

Once Upon a Time: An Evening with Snow White & the Evil Queen

Saturday, August 15, 6:00 p.m., Stage 23

‚ÄúOnce Upon a Time‚Äôs‚ÄĚ savior has gone dark! As Emma Swan transitions into her role as the Dark One, join the resident fairy tale characters as they cope with Emma‚Äôs new role and begin the search for Merlin. This is a journey that will take our heroes from the Enchanted Forest to Camelot and along the way bring many surprises, including Merida from ‚ÄúBrave,‚ÄĚ as ‚ÄúOnce Upon a Time‚ÄĚ introduces its first Pixar character. Join co-creators and executive producers¬†Edward Kitsis¬†(‚ÄúLOST‚ÄĚ) and¬†Adam Horowitz¬†(‚ÄúLOST‚ÄĚ) along with series stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Lana Parrilla as they discuss the upcoming season of unexpected twists, evolving characters, new adventures and new rivalries. This panel is sure to bring some surprises you don‚Äôt want to miss and an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming season premiere!¬† The Q&A with this fairy tale team will be moderated by D23‚Äôs Jeffrey Epstein.

 

 

On The Show Floor

 

Autograph Signings

Meet and receive autographs from some of your favorite ABC stars at the Disney | ABC TV Pavilion booth, located on the show floor.  Following is the appearance schedule (subject to change):

 

Friday, August 14

12:00-12:50 p.m.

“Dancing with the Stars” pro dancers Witney Carson (Season 19 champion) and Allison Holker (Season 20 runner-up)

 

Saturday, August 15

4:00-4:50 p.m.

“black-ish” stars Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin

 

5:00-5:40 p.m.

“Once Upon a Time” stars to be announced

 

Sunday, August 16

10:00-10:50 a.m.

“Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen

 

5:00-5:50 p.m.

“The Goldbergs” stars Sean Giambrone and Hayley Orrantia

 

‚ÄúOnce Upon a Time‚ÄĚ Snow White and Evil Queen Doll Collection

Limited Edition of 300, $129.95

Inspired by ABC Studios‚Äô television series ‚ÄúOnce Upon a Time,‚ÄĚ this collection brings to life the beauty, magic and charm of the iconic fairy tale characters from the show. Exclusively available at Disney Store at D23 EXPO.

 

Doll Collection Autograph Signing Opportunity with Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) and Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen)

Ginnifer and Lana will sign the ‚ÄúOnce Upon a Time‚ÄĚ Doll Collection, available exclusively at Disney Store at D23 EXPO.¬† This autograph session will take place on¬†Saturday, August 15 from¬†4:00¬†to¬†4:45 p.m.¬†at the ABC booth¬†on the D23 EXPO show floor, and is exclusively for those guests who have purchased one of the dolls.

Article: The D23 Expo Honors Eight New Disney Legends At Their Special Awards Ceremony 8/14/15!

15 Jul
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Susan Lucci, George Lucas, Danny Elfman, George Bodenheimer, Andreas Deja, Eyvind Earle, Julie Reihm Casaletto, and Carson Van Osten – eight¬†iconic¬†names and eight spectacular and profound individuals who will be honored as Disney Legends at this year’s renowned and prestigious Disney D23 Expo! The extraordinary D23 Expo is the ultimate fan event for Disney lovers and what better place to celebrate individuals who have contributed so much to the Disney legacy than at a three-day event that celebrates all things Disney? On Friday, August 14, 2015 at the D23 Expo held at the Anaheim Convention Center, the aforementioned eight individuals will be honored as Disney Legends in the special award ceremony hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at 10:00 AM at the Hall D23.

As part of the unforgettable, extraordinary and magical award ceremony, the eight Disney Legends will each be awarded two-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture that celebrates the magic and creativity they have each brought to the Disney company. The eight Disney Legends will also take part in a handprint ceremony where their bronze handprints will later be viewed at the Disney Legends Plaza at Disney’s Burbank headquarters. Susan Lucci, George Lucas, Danny Elfman, George Bondenheimer, Andreas Deja, Eyvind Earle, Julie Reihm Casaletto, and Carson Van Osten will be joining other Disney Legends including, “Tim Allen, Robin Williams, Julie Andrews, Howard Ashman, Regis Philbin, Annette Funicello, Peter Jennings, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, Alan Menken, Hayley Mills, Fess Parker, Sir Tim Rice, Dick Van Dyke and Barbara Walters.¬† With the inaugural D23 EXPO in 2009, thousands of Disney fans were able to enjoy the Legends Awards ceremony for the first time. Honorees that year included Robin Williams, Beatrice Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Harry Archinal, Don Iwerks, and Leota Toombs Thomas.” (source: press release).

Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company stated, ‚ÄúThe Disney Legend Award is our highest honor, and we are incredibly proud to recognize these eight talented individuals who have contributed so much to the world of entertainment and the Disney legacy. Their vision and dedication to their work have brought joy to audiences around the globe and earned them a place in Disney history.‚ÄĚ (source: press release).

According to the press release, “The Disney Legends Awards program is a 28-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company, and the first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog,¬†The Absent-Minded Professor,¬†The Happiest Millionaire), who was honored in 1987. ”

D23 Expo attendees are welcome to attend this memorable and outstanding event and admission will be on a first come, first serve basis. There will also be special musical performances at the ceremony.

Take a look below at more information regarding the eight Disney Legends! A¬†big congratulations¬†to the Disney Legends on this remarkable honor and all their phenomenal work they have contributed to the Disney family! Don’t miss out on the D23 Expo – a historic and legendary three-day event and get your tickets at http://www.D23Expo.com!

(source: press release):

GEORGE BODENHEIMER, who retired from his role as Executive Chairman of ESPN in May 2014, enjoyed a remarkable 33-year career that began in the company’s mailroom in 1981. Working his way through the ranks, he became executive vice president of sales and marketing in 1996, before being named the network’s fifth president in 1998. He held that role until 2012, when he stepped down from day-to-day operations.

 

ANDREAS DEJA is a link to Disney’s past and one of the greatest animators of its modern era. Deja is known for his rich portraits of villainy, having animated Gaston for Beauty and the Beast, Jafar for Aladdin, and Scar for The Lion King. He has also brought life to heroes such as mighty Hercules, the precocious Lilo (Lilo & Stitch), regal King Triton (The Little Mermaid), wise Mama Odie (The Princess and the Frog), and loveable Tigger (Winnie the Pooh). In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Winsor McCay Award for his contributions to the art of animation.

 

EYVIND EARLE, one of the greatest of Disney artists, brought his unique style to a number of memorable projects but perhaps the purest realization of his vision remains the visual styling and backgrounds for the Disney classic¬†Sleeping Beauty. Earle‚Äôs career with Disney began in 1951, working on background artwork for¬†Peter Pan. He created the look of the 1953 animated short¬†Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom, which won an Academy Award¬ģ¬†for Best Short Subject, Cartoons in 1954. His most noticeable contribution, however, remains his work on¬†Sleeping Beauty. The film‚Äôs eye-catching look, in its design and backgrounds, are the perfect representation of his unique style.

 

DANNY ELFMAN¬†provided the songs and score for¬†The Nightmare Before Christmas, for which he also provided the singing voice of Jack Skellington.¬†He also scored several Disney films including¬†Alice in Wonderland, Avengers: Age of Ultron,¬†Dick Tracy,¬†Dead Presidents,¬†Flubber,¬†Good Will Hunting¬†(Oscar¬ģ¬†Nomination: Best Score),¬†A Civil Action, Instinct,¬†Frankenweenie, and¬†Oz the Great and Powerful. Elfman also wrote the theme for ABC‚Äôs¬†Desperate Housewives¬†and penned the music for the¬†Mystic Manor¬†attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland. His music is featured in Disneyland‚Äôs annual¬†Haunted Mansion Holiday. His upcoming Disney projects include¬†Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.

 

GEORGE LUCAS, whose Star Wars films made him one of the most successful filmmakers of all time, is also a longtime Disney fan who has left an indelible impression on Disney parks. His first project with Disney was Captain EO, the 1986 3-D spectacular starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Star Tours and Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland, as well as Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril in Disneyland Paris, and two blockbuster Indiana Jones Adventure attractions at Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea round out Lucas’ timeless work in conjunction with Disney.

 

SUSAN LUCCI¬†portrayed Erica Kane on ABC‚Äôs fabled soap opera¬†All My Children¬†for 41 years, a role that¬†TV Guide¬†deemed unequivocally the most famous character in the history of daytime television, earning Lucci 21 Daytime Emmy¬ģ¬†nominations to which she won the prestigious Emmy for Best Actress to an industry-wide standing ovation on her 19th nomination. Shortly¬†thereafter, she received her¬†Star on the Hollywood¬†Walk of Fame, presented to her by Bob Iger,¬†Chairman and CEO of The Walt¬†Disney Company.¬†The iconic actress has also appeared on ABC‚Äôs¬†Dancing with the Stars¬†and¬†Hope & Faith, as well as Disney Channel‚Äôs¬†That‚Äôs So Raven.¬†Lucci currently stars in the international hit Lifetime series,¬†Devious Maids,¬†produced by ABC Studios, as the wealthy and effervescent socialite, Genevieve Delatour.

 

JULIE REIHM CASALETTO, who began her Disney career as a tour guide, became Disneyland‚Äôs first Ambassador in 1965‚ÄĒa role created to help Walt, who found it increasingly difficult to attend all the events to which he was invited. As Disneyland‚Äôs first Ambassador, she was chosen ‚Äúas a personification of Disneyland‚Äôs world-famous spirit of friendliness and happiness.‚ÄĚ She became the template upon which decades of Ambassadors would pattern themselves.

 

CARSON VAN OSTEN¬†helped bring Disney characters to life in a variety of media, all around the world, for three decades. During Van Osten‚Äôs tenure, he oversaw creative content for motion picture tie-in advertising, many Disney publications, and also established some of the first licensing style guides for Disney Consumer Products. The talented artist designed logos for Mickey Mouse‚Äôs 50th and 60th birthdays, the Walt Disney Studios logo and water tower design, and the Disneyland Hotel clock tower ‚ÄúMickey‚ÄĚ logo in Paris.

Follow the D23 Expo on Twitter and Facebook: @DisneyD23

Article: The D23 Expo Makes Star Wars And Video Game Lovers’ Dreams Come True With Interactive Panels & Events!

14 Jul
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Are you a Star Wars¬†super-fan? Are you a video game lover? Then, the D23 Expo is the place for YOU and all Disney lovers to connect! The renowned and prestigious D23 Expo is back again with another unforgettable, spectacular, and extremely exciting, three day event at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 14th – August 16th, 2015. In addition to all the thrilling events, panels and presentations the D23 Expo has released including performances from singing sensations like Dove Cameron, Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson and Bea Miller to presentations and panels hosted by Pixar and the Walt Disney Animation Studios – the D23 Expo has raised the excitement level to a whole new level with their recent announcement. The D23 Expo is making¬†Star Wars¬†and video game lovers’ dreams come true with their interactive and engaging panels, presentations and events.

According to the press release, “In the Hall D23 presentation on¬†Sunday, August 16 at 11 a.m., fans won‚Äôt want to miss never-before-seen gameplay, trailers, new reveals and surprises from Disney Interactive‚Äôs most anticipated games. Among the games participating in the presentation are:¬†Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition,¬†Star Wars‚ĄĘ¬†Battlefront‚ĄĘ¬†from Electronic Arts and¬†KINGDOM HEARTS III¬†from Square Enix. Disney Interactive will showcase more¬†Star Wars¬†characters and Play Sets new to¬†Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition¬†and provide the entire audience with limited-edition giveaways exclusively for Hall D23. Electronic Arts will give guests an in-depth look at¬†Star Wars¬†Battlefront, the authentic¬†Star Wars¬†gaming experience coming¬†November 17. Square Enix will also bring special guests and surprises to Hall D23 to reveal new information from¬†KINGDOM HEARTS III.”.

D23 Expo attendees will have various opportunities to get hands on with their favorite video games, mobile games and even get the ultimate Star Wars experience. Check out the excitement that is set up for D23 attendees with Disney Interactive! (source: press release)

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†Players will join forces with¬†Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and Disney‚ÄĘPixar characters in¬†Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the next chapter in the best-selling “hybrid toy / video game” series. Guests will have the chance to play some of the new¬†Disney Infinity¬†Play Sets,¬†Star Wars‚ĄĘ¬†Twilight of the Republic,¬†Star Wars‚ĄĘ¬†Rise Against the Empire and Disney‚ÄĘPixar’s Inside Out, and the fully enhanced Toy Box mode. Pavilion guests will also be able to visit the ‚ÄúOnly in the Toy Box‚ÄĚ Experience. Using a new augmented reality technology, fans can step into a virtual Toy Box environment and interact alongside their favorite Disney, Disney‚ÄĘPixar, Marvel and¬†Star Wars¬†characters found inside¬†Disney Infinity.¬†Disney Infinity¬†will also be giving away thousands of pre-release¬†Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition¬†figures featuring popular characters from across The Walt Disney Company (while supplies last).

 

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†Pavilion guests will also be able to live out some of their¬†Star Wars¬†battle fantasies by going hands-on with¬†Star Wars¬†Battlefront.

 

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†Fans can experience the latest arcade sensation from Disney Interactive, Lucasfilm and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment,¬†Star Wars‚ĄĘ:¬†Battle Pod‚ĄĘ. Featuring cutting-edge, arcade-style video gameplay,¬†Star Wars: Battle Pod brings players right into the action with a totally unique experience featuring a dome-shaped screen, air jets, and rumble seat.

 

‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†In the pavilion‚Äôs game lounge, fans can take a break from the show floor and try out the hottest mobile games including¬†Star Wars:¬†Commander, Frozen Free Fall and LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum.¬†

 

The D23 Expo is one extraordinary, sensational and magnificent event that you do not want to miss out on! Bringing you everything you could possibly wish for – great performances, fun video games, interactive panels and more, the D23 Expo is more than just a three-day event, it is history being made each day! Go get your tickets for the D23 Expo on http://www.D23Expo.com!

Follow the D23 Expo on Twitter and Instagram: @DisneyD23

Article: Pixar Animation Studios Set To Exhibit Exciting Panels, Presentations & Events At The D23 Expo!

27 Jun
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From the “Toy Story” movies, to “Monsters, Inc.” to “Finding Nemo”, “The Incredibles” and the latest Pixar movie, “Inside Out” – Pixar has won over the hearts of families and everyone, everywhere. All of Pixar’s movies are known to be legendary and classic movies that generations after generations love and adore watching. Legendary movies combine with a legendary three-day event at this year’s D23 Expo! The renowned and prestigious D23 Expo will be making Disney history at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 14th – August 16th and this year, Pixar will present its¬†first ever D23 Expo booth!¬†How exciting! There will also be a very special someone who will be greeting D23 attendees at the event – the one and only, Buzz Lightyear! The Buzz Lightyear helium balloon, which has made its epic presence at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade a whopping¬†six times, will be coming to the west coast for the first time ever to welcome D23 attendees to three of the greatest days ever!

Pixar will be celebrating its past remarkable films while welcoming in the future at the D23 Expo with all of their marvelous and magical presentations, panels and events! Be sure to get YOUR tickets to this year’s outstanding and extraordinary D23 Expo event at http://www.D23Expo.com – get your discounted tickets while you still can! Discounted tickets will be available for purchase up until July 30th – for more details on discounted tickets – visit this link:¬†https://alexisjoyvipaccess.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/article-special-discounted-d23-expo-tickets-are-still-available-for-purchase-up-until-june-30th/

See all the excitement that Pixar has planned out for D23 Expo attendees with their panels, presentations and events below (source: press release):

CALENDAR OF KEY PRESENTATIONS/ PANELS/ EVENTS:

Every Story Is a Journey: The Upcoming Films of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

Friday, August 14, 3:00 pm¬† ‚Äď Hall D23

After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to ‚Äúlet it go,‚ÄĚ come see where Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios plan to take you next. In what has become a D23 EXPO must-see, host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, presents ‚ÄúEvery Story is a Journey.‚ÄĚ Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar‚Äôs upcoming¬†The Good Dinosaur¬†and¬†Finding Dory¬†and Disney Animation‚Äôs¬†Zootopia¬†and¬†Moana. The event will include surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by the films‚Äô star voice talent.¬†Cell phones, cameras and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

 

In Conversation with the Filmmakers and the Emotions Behind Inside Out

Friday, August 14, 2015, 11:30 am¬†‚Äď Stage 28

Get the inside story on the making of Pixar‚Äôs latest summer release¬†Inside Out. Hear from¬†Academy Award¬ģ-winning director Pete Docter (Up,¬†Monsters, Inc.) and producer Jonas Rivera (Up) as they reminisce and share their personal stories of creating a world that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen.

 

Pixar Secrets Revealed! Hear the Stories They Didn’t Want You to Know!

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 3:00 pm¬†‚Äď Stage 28

Ever wonder where your favorite Pixar stories began? Hear the stories you don’t know about the classic films that you love. Pixar senior development executive Mary Coleman hosts this experience, welcoming the storytellers behind some of Pixar’s most successful films, including Darla K. Anderson (A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Cars, Toy Story 3), Mark Andrews (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Brave), Ronnie del Carmen (Up, Inside Out) and Dan Scanlon (Cars, Toy Story 3, Monsters University), as they talk about the twists and turns of crafting a narrative and share some of the crazy story ideas that didn’t make the final cut.

 

Toy Story: 20 Years Later, the Original Crew Looks Back

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 4:30 pm¬†‚Äď Stage 23

From flipbooks to feature films, animation has taken audiences to fantastical new worlds, far beyond the limits of any real-world setting. Pixar Animation Studios has been at the forefront of this evolution, blurring the line between art and technology and bringing beloved characters to life with heart and humor. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1995’s Toy Story, the first computer-animated feature film, join members of the original crew, including filmmakers John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Galyn Susman, Ralph Eggleston, Sharon Calahan, Eben Ostby, Bob Pauley and Bill Reeves as they share their stories and the challenges they faced along the way.

 

 

ON THE EXPO SHOW FLOOR:

 

Animation ‚Äď Show Floor Exhibition

For the first time ever, Pixar Animation Studios is creating a show-floor experience at D23 EXPO. Pixar teams up with Walt Disney Animation Studios for an unforgettable adventure that showcases magic from both animation studios, featuring live demonstrations, presentations and autograph signings with top filmmakers, free giveaways and interactive displays. With highlights from films like Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Zootopia, Finding Dory and Moana, animation fans will get the inside scoop on their favorite films and characters.

 

Say Aloha to John Lasseter’s Film-Themed Hawaiian Shirts

Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter takes Disney and Pixar animation to heart‚ÄĒliterally. For nearly every film‚ÄĒfrom¬†Finding Nemo¬†and¬†Wreck-It Ralph¬†to¬†Frozen¬†and¬†Inside Out, Lasseter has commissioned an exclusive movie-themed Hawaiian shirt. And those who know the Oscar¬ģ-winning storyteller know that he loves his Hawaiian shirts‚ÄĒand dons one for almost every occasion. Animation fans will see their favorite film characters ‚Äúmaterialize‚ÄĚ before their eyes in this colorful collection, which will be exhibited on the show floor.

 

Fans can take home their own shirt, thanks to Disney Store at D23 EXPO. This D23-exclusive Reyn Spooner-design features characters from all the feature films produced under the creative guidance of Lasseter. The simple, appealing collage joins many of Disney’s and Pixar’s most beloved recent characters on one wearable canvas. The shirt will retail for $99.95.

Follow the D23 Expo on Twitter and Facebook: @DisneyD23

Article: Special Discounted D23 Expo Tickets Are Still Available For Purchase Up Until June 30th!

19 Jun
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The ultimate Disney fan event is right around the corner and without a doubt, the marvelous, magical and stupendous D23 Expo is back to make Disney history with their outstanding and legendary three-day event! The terrific D23 Expo is jam-packed with brilliant, unforgettable and interactive panels, presentations and events over the three days of August 14th – August 16th, 2015 and will be sharing all of its Disney excitement over the whole Anaheim Convention Center. The D23 Expo has announced many of its remarkable events including performances from singing sensations including Sabrina Carpenter, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Olivia Holt and Bea Miller. In addition, Walt Disney Studios will be having various panels and presentations including a “Frozen” sing-along opportunity and the chance for fans to see what goes behind creating a Disney classic like¬†Aladdin. The D23 Expo has just also recently announced that Disney lovers will also be able to buy Disney collectibles at the event. All this excitement¬†and so much more¬†just waiting to be announced leaves us with one question – “Who would¬†ever¬†want to miss such an epic and extraordinary event like the D23 Expo?”

To add onto all the excellent D23 happenings, the D23 Expo is giving Disney fans the opportunity to buy special discounted D23 Expo tickets and now is your last chance to get them before the special discounted prices end on June 30th! You can head on over to http://www.D23Expo.com to purchase your tickets before they go back to their regular price on July 1st.

Check out the special discounted D23 Expo ticket prices below and don’t miss out on the event of the lifetime, the D23 Expo!

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Also, take a look at a highlight of some of the D23 Expo’s magnificent events planned out for all you D23 attendees! (source: press release)

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and¬†Star Wars‚Äď This EXPO will be the biggest and best to date as D23: The Official Disney Fan Club brings interactive experiences to Disney fans this August.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Frozen¬†FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration‚ÄstThe Oscar¬ģ-winning songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez takes fans on a once-in-a-lifetime musical journey through the world of¬†Frozen.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Disney On Broadway‚Äôs¬†The Originals‚Äď Disney Theatrical productions presents an original concert featuring the stars of Broadway‚Äôs¬†Aladdin, Mary Poppins,¬†and¬†Tarzan.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios‚Äď Previews of upcoming films such as¬†Zootopia, Moana, The Good Dinosaur, and¬†Finding Dory; Plus, a look at the making of the Disney hit¬†Aladdin.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Walt Disney Records‚ÄstDisney Concerts and D23 present¬†Disney In Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration,¬†featuring a live 32-piece orchestra.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Disney Channel‚ÄstCenter Stage musical performances by Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Holt, and Bea Miller; a dance party with stars from¬†Teen Beach 2; a sneak peek at Disney Junior‚Äôs upcoming¬†The Lion Guard; meet-and-greets with beloved characters from top-rated preschool series¬†Sofia the First¬†and¬†Doc McStuffins; the premiere of an all-new¬†Mickey Mouse¬†cartoon short, and more.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Walt Disney Archives Presents ‚ÄĒ Disneyland: The Exhibit‚ÄstMore than 300 classic and contemporary objects celebrating the 60th anniversary of Walt‚Äôs first theme park will be on display.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†D23 EXPO Dream Store‚Äď A magical store featuring special logo apparel, product debuts, artist signings, collectibles, and more Disney-inspired items.¬†

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†D23 EXPO Design Challenge and¬†Mousequerade¬†Costume Contest‚Äď Twenty-three¬†pieces of fan artwork inspired by Disneyland‚Äôs Sleeping Beauty Castle will be displayed throughout the show floor.¬†Mousequerade¬†categories include: ‚ÄúHeroes Unmasked,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúOnce Upon a Costume,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Wonderful Worlds of Disney,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBest of¬†Star Wars,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúWeird, Wild, and Goofy!‚ÄĚ

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†And¬†much, much more not yet announced,¬†including celebrity appearances, panels and presentations, sneak peeks, and unique experiences‚ÄĒall celebrating the past, present, and future of Disney.

Follow the D23 Expo on Twitter and Facebook: @DisneyD23