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D23 Expo Hall D23 Schedule

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14. The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s recipients are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.

The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films in two jam-packed Hall D23 sessions. At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, fans will discover what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios’ exciting slate of live-action films. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

On Saturday, July 15, at 3 p.m., step into the worlds of magic of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts with Chairman Bob Chapek to find out what’s new and what’s next for resorts around the globe.

To round out the weekend, Disney Legend Alan Menken will perform his exciting new one-man show, A Whole New World of Alan Menken. The eight-time Oscar®-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Newsies, and A Bronx Tale, as well as the ABC television series Galavant. Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show, which will be performed Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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The Queen of Hearts gown designed by Eduardo Castro and worn by Barbara Hershey as Cora in “The Queen of Hearts” and “Heart of the Matter” on display at Disney’s D23 Fan Expo. 


The stars kicked it up a notch in our EW/People photo booth at Disney’s D23 Expo.

Image Credit: Chris McPherson for EW/People

Beauty and the Beast BTS Footage from D23 - Explained

Let me preference that some of my memory when explaining this is a bit fuzzy, since I had been up since 4am that morning to get in line for the panel, and I was fan-girling - BUT, here is what I can recall of the BATB footage incase people are interested to know what was shown. 

First, Emma introduced herself, sitting near what looks to be either the ballroom set OR the fireplace set within the castle. She said she was wishing she was at the Expo, but said if we wished really hard, Luke and Josh might sing us a bit of a song. Then Luke Evans and Josh Gad came up on screen, saying the usual excited to be in the movie, etc. The two then sang a line from “Gaston”, which seems to be the original Howard Ashman/extended Broadway version lyrics, from what I could tell. 

As the cast talked in the footage, we saw a few interesting shots. One that stood out the most to me was Gaston having some sort of sword fight at the pub (I assume during the “Gaston” scene) in an outfit that resembles more his “Proposing to Belle” get up than his usual Gaston attire. It was a long red coat, (think very Les Mis) with long white pants and brow boots. His hair was also SUPER long, in a pony tail of course, and a red bow. I’m sort of hoping this is his actual major costume throughout the movie, since he looked hella dashing in it. 

We also saw Dan in what seemed to be his post-transformation attire. He had the long white shirt, navy or black capri pants, and the most beautiful luscious wig to ever be luscious. Oh gurl, it was delicious. 

Other quick things I remembered:

- Remember that rehearsal Ian wrote about? We definitely saw footage of that. Hopefully all of it ends up on a DVD/BluRay extra in the future. There was some Luke in there, possibly some Ewan (looked like I saw him in a dancing shot), and of course, we saw Dan and Emma dancing (looked like Dan had dyed his hair pitch black - wonder what that was for.) 

- We saw some costume design sketches, Luke’s being the most prevalent from what I could see. 

- Much of the movie seems to take place during the Winter, which is awesome. Can’t wait for the wolf chase. 

-  There was some footage of Luke, Josh and Emma at the recording studio. The best was Josh taking a breath spray at some point - the audience laughed pretty hard.  

We also did see two shots of Emma as Belle in the sizzle reel of Disney’s movies from now till 2018 it seemed. From the small bits I remembered (I was in super shock) we saw her in the yellow dress going down the stairs, and in the snow looking very nervous (wolf chase? Beast? Who knows!) 

Overall, let me summarize my feelings: