D23 Expo ’13: Marvel, THE GOOD DINOSAUR & More – Saturday Recap

Our first full day at Disney’s D23 Expo was jam packed and frankly, I’m already exhausted! There was so much packed in just a few panels, so in case you’re looking for just the quick hits this post is for you. Here’s a round up of what you may have missed during this day of Disney news.

  • Angelina Jolie scared children while dressed as Maleficent. Also, the upcoming movie sounds pretty cool. Read more in our recap. 
  • Ty Burrell drove on to the D23 Arena stage in a car so small it makes it a fiat look like an SUV. The new clip they showed also included a fun musical number with Kermit’s doppleganger, international thief Constantine & Ricky Gervais. Learn more and watch the teaser trailer again. 
  • Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird have a literal mystery box for Tomorrowland. Learn a bit about what was in the box here. 
  • Marvel trotted out their Comic-Con footage again, conspicuously avoiding actually using the words “Comic-Con”, and also threw in a couple unfinished rough clips. Get the full rundown here. 
  • The upcoming Disney Nature documentary killed us with cuteness, following a momma bear and her two young cubs as they learn life lessons.
  • Saving Mr. Banks played three new clips highlighting the very different visions of Mary Poppins that Disney held compared to the character’s creator and the very many problems that sprang up when trying to make the movie. It definitely got me more interested in the movie, and then the panel ended with B.J. Novak, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Sherman sang a rousing rendition with “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” complete with real kites and choreographed cast members.
  • Star Wars unfortunately didn’t reveal much new information, but did give a crash course for the uninitiated and hint at a couple tidbits.
  • The Art of The Good Dinosaur panel had the artists/designers speaking on the midwest farming vibe they were trying for with the farming herbivore dinos. They also had the added challenge of crafting this world from two perspectives – that of the 70+ foot tall dino Arlo and the 3 foot tall human wild boy Spot. The brief clip they showed and test footage showed adorable dino creatures and sweeping farm-like fields tended to by impressive, massive dinosaurs.
  • Toy Story of TERROR! showed a fun trailer that was deemed “too scary” for official marketing. It was modeled after traditional horror film trailers and featured a Inception-like brawwwm soundmix.

Stay tuned for more from D23 Expo tomorrow, including our reaction to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot!

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With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

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