Thursday, July 9, 2009

Disney's Comic Con Panels

This year's Comic Con is quickly approaching and while we count down the days, Walt Disney Pictures has released today via Business Wire their agenda at the massive event. That's right and I have it for you below. Walt Disney Productions will have the first ever 3D panel at Comic Con featuring Disney's upcoming 3D slate including "Alice in Wonderland", "A Christmas Carol" and the one were all waiting for "Tron". For those of you who have always wished to ask Tim Burton a question, fear not, because he will be apart of the 3D panel that is moderated by Oswalt Patton. A second huge treat is that legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki will be present at Disney's non-3D panel talking about his latest film "Ponyo". Miyazaki has created numerous outstanding animated films i.e. Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and my personal favorite Howl's Moving Castle. Checkout all the details for Disney's 2 huge panels planned for Comic Con at the end of the month.

  • COMIC-CON’S FIRST EVER 3D PANEL — Veteran directors Robert Zemeckis and Tim Burton join TRON producers Sean Bailey and Steve Lisberger on Thurs., July 23 at 11 a.m. for an unprecedented presentation featuring behind-the-scenes filmmaker insights about the highly anticipated 3D adventures DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ALICE IN WONDERLAND and TRON. In addition to Q&A opportunities with each of the filmmakers, the 90-minute panel will feature never-before-seen concept art, trailers, actual 3D film footage and other Comic-Con-only footage debuts. In a groundbreaking technical feat, this is the first time ever that 3D footage will be shown at Comic-Con. Patton Oswalt will moderate.
  • ANIMATION PANEL — Animation legends Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter join veteran animation directors Lee Unkrich, Kirk Wise, Ron Clements and John Musker on Fri., July 24 at 12:45 p.m. for an animation panel which will highlight upcoming animated films, including Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY/TOY STORY 2 double feature, Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 3, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ half-hour holiday TV special PREP & LANDING, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and Miyazaki’s PONYO. John Lasseter will host the panel and Patton Oswalt will moderate a group Q&A following the presentation, which will include filmmaker insights, trailers and select film sequences.

What say you? Will you be in attendance for these 2 amazing panels? Strikeback...