1 The Muppet Mindset: Muppet-Related Events at the 2013 D23 Expo

Aug 6, 2013

Muppet-Related Events at the 2013 D23 Expo

Mitchell Stein - Hey guys! If you didn't know, the biannual Disney D23 Expo is being held in Anaheim, California this weekend. This is only the third D23 Expo ever, and the two before it both heavily featured Muppets, so it stands to reason that this one will too. I went through the entire three day schedule and found everything with relation to the Muppets (not including things like 'celebrities' in other projects,) and some other fun Muppety things too.

DAY 1 - August 19th:
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Puppet Activities, Makeovers and Manicures by Sephora, “Find Your Voice” Karaoke, and Disney Junior Photo Opportunities at the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
Of course, this doesn't have any direct relation to the Muppets, but it's puppets and Disney! It's possible they'll be some Muppet activities there.

1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Crash & Bernstein
See Crash & Bernstein stars Cole Jensen, Tim Lagasse, Landry Bender, Aaron R. Landon, plus a Crash appearance at the Disney Channel Pavilion
Again, another puppet related Disney project. Main connections to the Muppets are Muppeteer Tim Lagasse, well known from his work on Sesame Street as well as Avenue Q. Make sure not to miss out on that one.

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pixar's Small Fry director Angus MacLane signs Buzz Lightyear Small Fry action figures at the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
If you don't remember, Small Fry was the special "Toy Story Short" before The Muppets. In the short, Buzz Lightyear gets replaced by an impostor Buzz. Director Angus MacLane will be signing exclusive Small Fry figures. Be there!

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Learn how to draw your favorite Muppets character with George McClements at the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
Finally! Some direct Muppet relation! This one will happen immediately after the exclusive Small Fry signing, so stick around in the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion immediately to see it.

DAY 2: August 20th 2013:
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Puppet Activities, Makeovers and Manicures by Sephora, "Find Your Voice" Karaoke, and Disney Junior Photo Opportunities at the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
See yesterday.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Let the Adventures Begin: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios -- Go behind the scenes at The Walt Disney Studios with this revealing look at our upcoming roster of live-action adventures from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm--including Muppets Most Wanted! at the D23 Arena
Again, this one is another direct Muppet connection. In this panel, the hosts will take a look at upcoming Disney films, including Muppets Most Wanted. If you are planning to attend, I suggest arriving extra early, since this one will have people camping out to get into.

DAY 3: August 21st 2013
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Puppet Activities, Makeovers and Manicures by Sephora, "Find Your Voice" Karaoke, and Disney Junior Photo Opportunities at the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
See Day 1.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Learn how to draw Muppets characters with George McClements at the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
See Day 1 NOTE: Today's event is held at a different time than previous one.






The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, muppetmindset@gmail.com

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this detailed schedule! Very helpful!

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  2. Good info, but the D23 Expo takes place Friday August 9 - Sunday August 11, not the 19th - the 21st.

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