August 19, 2011 2:09pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Disney’s D23 Expo Brings Young Stars into the Spotlight
The stars are shining bright at Disney. A weekend expo will let fans meet the young stars of the Disney Channel, and also get a sneak peek of some of the studios’ biggest upcoming features.
This weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, will have a variety of panels, sneak peeks and exhibits for the Disney fans and media.
One of the major events on Saturday will feature a panel, hosted by Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross, president of production Sean Bailey and CCO of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter. The presentation will feature sneak peeks at upcoming projects including Disney’s The Muppets, John Carter, Disney-Pixar’s Brave, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and more.
PHOTOS: Disney Generation's New Rising Stars
For the first time, Marvel will attend the expo, and the upcoming film The Avengers will also have a presentation at Saturday’s panel.
The expo, going on Aug. 19-21, also gives Disney fans a chance to know the new generation of Disney stars. With Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato moving on from the mouse house, other stars are taking over. The weekend expo will also include presentations from the Disney Channel’s new popular shows including Good Luck Charlie, Shake it Up and A.N.T. Farm.
Read more about the new stars of Disney in THR’s photo gallery here.