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8/31/09 9:44 AM

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 Time 10:00 a.m. Event Space D23 Arena

Bob Iger Presentation
Walt Disney Company President and CEO Bob Iger will launch the first-ever D23 Expo with an hour-long presentation in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena, exploring the incredible future of Disney and exciting projects that are taking shape around the globe.

11:00 a.m.

Disney Legends Awards
Men and women who have contributed to the creative legacy of The Walt Disney Company will be honored in a special presentation, hosted by Tom Bergeron and open to all D23 Expo guests. The full list of honorees will be announced shortly and includes renowned celebrities, actors and artists.

D23 Arena

12:30 p.m.

Hallmark Artist Signing
Travel back through time and marvel at the history of Hallmark and Keepsake Ornaments with Disney in Hallmark's Keepsake Ornament Museum featuring over 50 Disney Keepsake Ornaments dating back to the beginning of it all: A Mickey ball ornament from 1977. Hallmark Senior Sculptor Robert Chad and Master Artist Ken Crow will also appear.

Hall C

12:30 p.m.

Top Ten for the Toychest 2009: The Making of the Next Great Disney Toy
Ever wonder how a Disney toy is created? What are the hottest toys for the holiday season? Go behind the scenes as real Disney toy designers discuss how ideas in their heads get transformed into childhood treasures. Take a sneak peek at some new toys hitting the shelves this holiday season, and get a chance to win one to take home!

Stage 23

1:00 p.m.

Beauty and the Beast 3D Preview and Panel Discussion
The D23 Expo debuts selected scenes from the upcoming Disney Digital 3D™ version of the Studio's 1991 animation classic.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

1:30 p.m.

Artist Jim Shore Meet-and-Greet and Signing The Magic of Disney in the Art of Disney Stamps
Starting with a 1968 commemorative Walt Disney stamp, some of the most popular stamps in USPS history have honored the Disney legacy. Hear this trio discuss the history of stamps, the USPS stamp program and the inspiration behind the everpopular Disney stamp collection.

Hall C

2:00 p.m.

Stage 23

2:00 p.m.

The World of Vintage Disneyland — In Color
Media Preservationist Ed Hobelman and Imagineer Tony Baxter share a trove of archival treasures and screen never-before-seen color footage of Disneyland from the 1950s and 1960s.

Storytellers Theater

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3:00 p.m.

The ABCs of Disney
Steve McPherson, president of the ABC Entertainment Group, and Emmy®-nominated Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars, America's Funniest Home Videos) host a D23 Expo-exclusive presentation as many of the biggest TV stars of today preview ABC's new series, with a very special "Dancing with the Stars" performance.

D23 Arena

3:30 p.m.

Haunted Mansion: Sounds of Spooks and Music of the Macabre
Take a spook-tacular tour through the music and sounds of the Haunted Mansion! Randy Thornton and his long-time engineer Jeff Sheridan will show you how various audio elements have been assembled into a new CD that honors the attraction's 40th Anniversary. Hear original recording sessions, alternate takes, and tales of the Haunted Mansion's musical history.

Stage 23

4:00 p.m.

ABC Cast Signing The Lion King Music Panel
Join members of the original creative team, including the writer, composer and director, behind Disney's The Lion King, as they discuss the creation of the music for the landmark animated film and it's evolution from screen to stage.

Hall A

4:00 p.m.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

4:00 p.m.

Disney United States Postal Service Signing with Terry McCaffrey and Dave Pacheco An Afternoon With Imagineering Legends
Recently retired Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering Marty Sklar hosts a panel of extraordinary artists who shaped classic Disneyland attractions, including X Atencio, Alice Davis, Blaine Gibson and Bob Gurr.

Hall C

4:30 p.m.

Storytellers Theater

7:00 p.m.

the boys: the sherman brothers' story Screening and Panel
A discussion of the making of this deeply felt documentary about the timeless songwriters and Disney Legends Richard and Robert Sherman.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

10:00 p.m.

"50 and Fabulous" Screening: Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Fall in love again with Darby O'Gill and the Little People, which features a young and dashing Sean Connery. It's part of the D23 Expo's "50 and Fabulous" screening series, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of some of Disney's most beloved films.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 Time Event 9:00 a.m.

Space Storytellers Theater

Sailing to New Horizons with Disney Cruise Line
Karl Holz, president, Disney Cruise Line and New Vacation Operations, reveals Disney Cruise Line's exciting new ports of call for 2011.

9:00 a.m.

Early Bird Books: Kingdom Keepers/Peter and the Starcatchers with authors Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry
Ridley Pearson discusses Kingdom Keepers, his series of fantasy thriller novels for young readers, and both authors discuss Peter and the Starcatchers, a back story they conceived for Peter Pan.

Stage 23

9:00 a.m.

Randy Thornton Signing

Hall C

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10:00 a.m.

Robert Olszewski Artist Signing Disney Movie Magic: Inside The Walt Disney Studios
The Walt Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook offers Disney fans an unprecedented sneak peek at new live-action movies from Walt Disney Pictures, incorporating exclusive footage from such movies as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Disney's A Christmas Carol, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and more. Special celebrity guests also will join in on the fun.

Hall C

11:00 a.m.

D23 Arena

12:30 p.m.

Author Jason Surrell Discusses the Haunted Mansion
Jason Surrell, author of The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies, discusses the evolution of our Mansion from beloved attraction to major motion picture.

Stage 23

12:30 p.m.

A Day in the Life of an Adventures by Disney Guide
Learn the unique stories Adventures by Disney Guides collect every day, whether they're leading guests through Italy, Costa Rica, South Africa or the nation's capital.

Storytellers Theater

1:00 p.m.

Screening ofThe Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3D™
A spook-tacular screening in 3D of Tim Burton's stop-motion animation classic. Includes two of Burton's beloved shorts, Frankenweenie and Vincent.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

1:00 p.m.

Ridley Pearson Book Signing History and Preservation of Disney Animation Art: The Courvoisier™ Tradition
Yes, even cartoons go to the doctor! Expert preservationist and chemist Ron Stark restores animation art, and has been Disney's "secret weapon" since he founded animation art conservation and S/R Labs™ in 1976. He'll also tell you about Courvoisier™, Disney's first Animation Art dealer, about Disney's "Nine Old Men" and the early days of animation. Watch him demonstrate the revolutionary paint formulas and inking techniques that put Disney on the map in the 1930s.

Hall C

2:00 p.m.

Stage 23

2:00 p.m.

Jason Surrell Book Signing The Making of World of Color
Imagineer Steven Davison brings to life World of Color, the water-and-fire spectacular that will debut next year at Disney's California Adventure.

Hall C

2:00 p.m.

Storytellers Theater

3:30 p.m.

The Evolution of Mickey with Dave Pacheco and Andreas Deja
Master Artist Dave Pacheco and renowned Disney animator Andreas Deja give a hands-on presentation of our beloved mouse's look through the years.

Stage 23

3:30 p.m.

We Make the Music — Conversations with the Creators of Theme Park Music
A panel of songwriters and composers talks about what it's like to create music for Disney parks and attractions — and maybe throw in a song or two!

Storytellers Theater

4:00 p.m.

Margaret Kerry Signing

Hall C

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4:00 p.m.

Tron Presentation
Steven Lisberger, director of 1982's Tron, is a special guest as the D23 Expo offers an exclusive exploration of the science-fiction classic, including glimpses of the upcoming Tron: Legacy. A fascinating discussion will be followed by the first-ever digitally converted screening of the original Tron.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

5:30 p.m.

Disney Rarities
Academy Award-nominated producer and author Don Hahn joins Walt Disney Animation Studios' creative director Dave Bossert to present several rarely seen animated short films from Disney history, including some of Walt Disney's earliest animation efforts. Some of these shorts have not been seen in more than 60 years.

Stage 23

5:30 p.m.

The Making of Toy Story — The Musical
A preview of the newest stage extravaganza for Disney Cruise Line and the Disney Parks. Michael Jung, vice president of Creative, and Matt Almos, creative director, host this musical sneak peek, and composers Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn will perform.

Storytellers Theater

7:30 p.m.

Walt and El Grupo Panel and Screening
Filmmakers Ted Thomas and Kuniko Okubo and Disney historian and author J.B. Kaufman lead a panel discussion about the upcoming Walt and El Grupo, a new documentary that reveals the story behind Walt Disney's influential 1941 trip to South America. After the discussion, D23 Expo guests will be treated to a rare screening of Saludos Amigos, the colorful animated feature that grew out of Walt's goodwill expedition south of the equator.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

10:00 p.m.

"50 and Fabulous" Screening: The Shaggy Dog
Wilby Daniels becomes a Bratislavian sheep dog in this hilarious film starring Disney Legends Fred MacMurray and Tommy Kirk. It's part of the D23 Expo's "50 and Fabulous" screening series, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of some of Disney's most beloved films.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2009 Time 9:00 a.m. Event Space Stage 23

Early Bird Books: The Alchemy of Animation with Don Hahn
Don Hahn's stunning new book, The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age, is a step-by-step introduction to animated filmmaking. The fascinating book explores the unique alchemy that occurs when directors, story artists, songwriters and animators make an animated film.

9:00 a.m.

So You Want to Be an Imagineer?
Disney Legend Marty Sklar hosts a conversation with more than half a dozen guest Imagineers, who will discuss the challenges and rewards of their careers... and the special skills that are needed to "make the magic."

Storytellers Theater

9:00 a.m.

Russell Schroeder Signing Disneynature Presentation
Preview spectacular footage from upcoming films under the Sutdio's recently launched Disneynature label. This prestigious production banner literally goes to the ends of the earth to tell the remarkable stories of nature while bringing audiences a greater appreciation and understanding of the ever so fragile planet we live on.

Hall C

10:00 a.m.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

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10:00 a.m.

Don Hahn Book Signing Imagineering the Future of Disney Theme Parks
Go behind the scenes with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo as he unveils the magical entertainment and experiences on the horizon at Disney's Parks and Resorts around the world � and offers a surprise or two.

Hall C

11:00 a.m.

D23 Arena

11:00 a.m.

Behind the Fairy Tale — Disney Weddings with Kirstie Kelly and David Tutera
Learn how Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons has grown to encompass honeymoons, fashion and celebrity partnerships. David Tutera will lavish you with details about four styles he created for Disney's Couture Wedding Collection, and Kirstie Kelly will share her inspiration for her bridal collection and line of princessinspired wedding dresses.

Stage 23

11:30 a.m.

Ted Thomas and J.B. Kaufman Signing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Panel Discussion Followed by a Special Screening of the Restored Print
Don Hahn hosts a compelling discussion about the making of Walt Disney's first animated feature film. Following the discussion, D23 Expo guests will enjoy a screening of a newly restored digital version of this landmark film.

Hall C

12:00 p.m.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

12:30 p.m.

The Science of Imagineering
Wizards from Walt Disney Imagineering, including Asa Kalama, host of the Disney Educational Productions series The Science of Disney Imagineering, take us behind the scenes. Asa is assisted by a panel of Walt Disney Imagineering Technical staff.

Storytellers Theater

12:30 p.m.

Growing Up Disney with Roy P. Disney
Roy Patrick Disney — grandson of Roy O. and grandnephew of Walt — provides an insider look at what it was like to grow up in the heart of the Disney family. Accompanied by rare photos and footage from the Walt Disney Archives and the Disney family's own collections, Roy will share wonderful stories and remembrances of multiple generations of Disney men.

Stage 23

1:00 p.m.

ACME Animation Signing with Marty Sklar The Disney Store: The Magic is Back!
Jim Fielding, president of Disney Stores Worldwide, looks at the vibrant future of the Disney Stores around the world.

Hall C

2:00 p.m.

D23 Arena

2:00 p.m.

Refreshing a Classic: Remaking it's a small world for the 21st Century
Imagineers Tony Baxter, Kim Irvine and Tom Morris discuss how they updated the beloved attraction for Hong Kong Disneyland.

Storytellers Theater

3:00 p.m.

The Princess and the Frog Panel and Screening
All-new footage from Disney's upcoming animated musical The Princess and the Frog will be screened, followed by a panel discussion with the film's creators, including John Musker, Ron Clements, Andreas Deja and Eric Goldberg.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

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3:30 p.m.

Sneak Preview of The Walt Disney Family Museum
When The Walt DIsney Family Museum opens next month, it will unforgettably tell the fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney, whose artistry, creations and vision helped define 20th-century American culture. Richard Benefield, founding executive director, will explain how the Museum plans to illuminate Walt's tremendous successes, disappointments and unyielding optimism all the while entertaining and enchanting generations worldwide.

Stage 23

3:30 p.m.

Thomas Kinkade Meet and Greet and Signing The Making of the U.S. Presidents
Imagineers will talk about updating both Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln at Disneyland and Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. With Imagineers Tony Baxter, Pam Fisher, Eric Jacobson, Kathy Rogers and Josh Shipley.

Hall C

3:30 p.m.

Storytellers Theater

4:00 p.m.

Disney Kids' Fashion Show
Don't miss this crowd pleaser! Girls and boys show off fun fashions for kids featuring favorite Disney Characters. Presented by Disney Consumer Products.

Disney Dream Stage

5:30 p.m.

Lost Chords — Never-Heard Music from Disney Animation with Russell Schroeder
Using archival artwork, live performances by current Disney employees under the musical direction of Alexander Rannie and a special appearance by members of the Disney Employee Choir under the direction of Jim Wilber, Disney's Lost Chords looks at the essential role that songwriting plays in the creation of Disney films.

Stage 23

5:30 p.m.

Prep and Landing Presentation
The directors of Disney's new TV special explore the creation of this new holiday-time treat.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

6:30 p.m

Disney Fine Art LIVE! Presents David Garibaldi
David Garibaldi will prime the audience attending the D23 Expo Live Auction, entertaining, engaging and inspiring them with a live performance of art creation that he calls "Rhythm and Hue" — a fantastic combination of music and color. Garibaldi's energetic live performances have been seen around the country at high profile venues such as NBA half-time shows, the opening act for "The Blue Man Group" and performances at Graceland for Elvis Presley's birthday celebrations.

D23 Arena

7:00 p.m

D23 Expo Live Auction
49 lots of extraordinary rarities and specially designed items will be front and center at this D23 Expo exclusive event, including a check personally signed by Walt Disney, a progressive dinner through the Disneyland Resort plus a stay in the Presidential Suite of the Disneyland Hotel, original animation production cels, movie premiere tickets, an authentic attraction vehicle, a very special "Lot 23" exclusive, and much more. (Note: Auction admission is included with D23 Expo ticket; bidders must purchase a $40 bidder's package.)

D23 Arena

10:00 p.m.

"50 and Fabulous" Screening: Sleeping Beauty Panel and Screening
Join Disney Legends Mary Costa, the voice of Princess Aurora, and Floyd Norman, veteran Disney animator, as thery share their insights on the making of this one-of-akind classic Disney fairy tale. Then enjoy a special showing of Sleeping Beauty in a digitally remastered and rare wide-screen presentation.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2009

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Time 9:00 a.m.

Event

Space Stage 23

Early Bird Books: South of the Border with Disney
Beginning with the extraordinary research trip Disney undertook in 1941 leading a team comprising his top animators, artists and writers from Mexico to Chile, renowned animation historian J.B. Kaufman reveals the story behind Disney's contribution to Rockefeller's Good Neighbor Program. Richly illustrated with many images never before published, South of the Border with Disney is a fascinating study that will inform and delight Disney fans and animation lovers the world over.

9:30 a.m.

The Making of Toy Story Midway Mania!
Lori Coltrin, Robert Coltrin, Roger Gould and Kevin Rafferty, the team that helped bring this cutting-edge attraction to life, tell you how they did it — and share some tricks to improve your score!

Storytellers Theater

11:00 a.m.

The Future of Disney and Pixar Animation
Get a glimpse of what the future holds at Disney and Pixar Animation Studios as Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, shares sneak peeks of such exciting upcoming films as The Princess and The Frog, Rapunzel, Toy Story 3 and more.

D23 Arena

12:00 p.m.

Dave Pacheco Signing Collectors Edition Fine Art Panel Discussion
For anyone who has wondered how they do it� this seminar will provide the answer. Whether you're an aspiring artist, a seasoned art collector or just a fan of all things Disney, this panel of Disney Fine Art artists will be both educational and inspirational as artists of the Disney Fine Art program discuss their techniques, inspirations and amazing stories of creating artwork for generations of Disney fans.

Hall C

12:30 p.m.

Disney Dream Stage

12:30 p.m.

Silver Banjo Barbeque Panel with David and Ron DeFore
Ron and David DeFore, sons of film and TV star Don DeFore, present a very unusual piece of Disneyland history — their father's restaurant in Frontierland, which was the only concession ever to bear the name of a real person. This entertaining presentation is a must for history buffs. You'll be amused by the brothers' memories, like riding in the opening day parade and with Walt Disney in a Christmas parade, testing the first Flying Saucer prototypes, plus wild and goofy things when boredom set in. Yes, legend has it they are the only kids ever to utter the words, "Gee, do we have to go to Disneyland again?"

Stage 23

1:00 p.m.

The Science of Imagineering (an encore presentation)
Wizards from Walt Disney Imagineering, including Asa Kalama, host of the Disney Educational Productions series The Science of Disney Imagineering, take us behind the scenes. Asa is assisted by a panel of Walt Disney Imagineering Technical staff.

Storytellers Theater

1:00 p.m.

Special Muppets Presentation
The Muppets Studios takes you inside the Muppet world for an exclusive frog's-eyeview of what Kermit and Company have been up to in 2009 — and all the fun and mayhem they have planned for 2010 and beyond!

Walt Disney Studios Theater

2:00 p.m.

Disney Channel's A Magical Afternoon with the Cast of Wizards of Waverly Place
Cast members Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera and David DeLuise join executive producer Peter Murietta for an exclusive preview screening of the season premiere episode of Wizards of Waverly Place. Popular Radio Disney personality Ernie D also will join in the fun! This event

D23 Arena

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will be followed by a special surprise performance!

2:00 p.m.

How to be a Disneyana Detective with Tom Tumbush
Ever wondered if that Cinderella doll in your attic is a collector's item? Tom Tumbush can show you how to calculate the value of your Disney memorabilia, and date items to within a few ears of their production dates. Bring one item made before 2000 and have Tumbusch identify it for you. Bonus: Got stuff? After the presentation, Tom Tumbush will appear in the Tomart Publications booth in the Collectors' Forum to identify additional Disney treasures.

Stage 23

2:30 p.m.

Collectors Editions Fine Art Signing with Harrison Ellenshaw, Manny Hernandez, Mike Kungl and Tim Rogerson Imagineering Pixar for the Disney Parks
Disney animated features have always come to life in the Disney parks. Now Pixar stories and characters are inspiring new experiences and adventures. Featuring John Lasseter, Roger Gould and Liz Gazzano of Pixar Animation Studios and Bruce Vaughn, Bob Weis, Eric Jacobson and Kathy Mangum from Walt Disney Imagineering.

Hall C

3:00 p.m.

Storytellers Theater

3:30 p.m.

From Annette to Miley: How Disney Pop Changed the World
Are pop stars made or born? What's the connection between Disney and The Beatles? How did Annette Funicello pave the way for The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album and the existence of Walt Disney World Resort? Join Greg Ehrbar, co-author of Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records, for rare footage, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and a prize-filled game during this fast, funny, multi-media celebration of Disney popular songs and recording stars from the Studio's beginnings to the Jonas Brothers. They've influenced film, TV and theme parks more than you might have imagined!

Stage 23

4:00 p.m.

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Screening
Enjoy the latest enchanting adventure about our tempestuous Tink!

Walt Disney Studios Theater

4:00 p.m.

Wizards of Waverly Place Cast Signing Toy Story 3 Special Presentation
Sneak a peek at what's in store when Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the Toy Story gang make their big-screen return — this time in 3D. Pixar filmmakers Lee Unkrich and Darla Anderson host.

Hall A

6:30 p.m.

Walt Disney Studios Theater

7:00 p.m.

Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Double Feature Premiere Screening
Following the 6:30 p.m. sneak peek of Toy Story 3, the D23 Expo will host the U.S. premiere screening of this 3D double feature. (Note: There will be a 10-minute intermission between the films.)

Walt Disney Studios Theater

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