Disney announces biggest yet D23 Expo line-up

Disney has announced the line-up for its annual fan event, D23 Expo which will see the company showcase its upcoming products, video games, shows, park expansions and more from across Disney, Marvel and Star Wars brands.

The event, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Centre in California kicks off on Friday, July 14th with a presentation by Disney Consumer Products, highlighting the legacy of the firm’s merchandising division and revealing new products for 2017 and beyond. 

The convention continues the next day with The Walt Disney Company’s Video Games Showcase, which will feature never-before-seen gameplay, trailers, special guests, and other unforgettable surprises from across the Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel games portfolios. Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, DCPI, will kick off the presentation, which will feature announcements from Marvel, and more information about highly anticipated games, including Star Wars Battlefront II from Electronic Arts, Kingdom Hearts III from Disney and Square Enix, and more.

Disney’s publishing arm Disney Books will highlight its 2017 activity with a series of exclusive panels and presentations featuring brands including Gravity Falls, Star Wars and many more.

In the DCPI pavilion on the show floor, fans can “Live the Magic” and experience how Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel can enrich their daily lives. Divided into four distinct lifestyle environments, guests will be able to preview and experience all-new cross-category offerings from Disney’s licensees, authors and artists, including playing the latest games from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, immersing themselves in the pavilion’s park environment of outdoor play and creativity, or watching cooking demos in the kitchen environment featuring influencers from Disney Family and Disney Publishing Worldwide.

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