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In celebration of D23’s Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features at the Disneyland Resort, we are giving away a pair of tickets to the event (a $450 value). Just follow the simple sweepstakes rules below and you could be our grand prize sweepstakes winner! You do NOT need to be a D23 Member to enter, win or attend the event. Remember, you can enter once a day through July 20th.

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Here’s what can you expect to see at Destination D (August 11-12, 2012):

  • Walt Disney and the First Golden Age of Disney Animation – Panelists include those who participated first-hand (or witnessed) the remarkable creation of Walt Disney’s feature animated films: Joe Hale (43-year Disney veteran who contributed his artistic talents to such films as Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and Mary Poppins), Burny Mattinson (Disney Legend and 50-year veteran of Disney animation who contributed his artistic talents to such “Golden Age” favorites as Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book), Ted Thomas (Son of legendary Disney animator Frank Thomas and director/writer of the acclaimed documentaries Frank and Ollie and Walt & El Grupo).
  • Roy E. Disney and the Second Golden Age of Disney Animation – Roundtable discussion of Roy E. Disney’s influence on the “Second Golden Age of Disney Animation.” Panelists include: John Musker (Noted Disney animation writer, director, and producer whose directorial Disney film credits include some of Disney’s most successful animated films The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and The Princess and the Frog), Ron Clements (Noted Disney animation writer, director, and producer whose directorial Disney film credits include some of Disney’s most successful animated films The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and The Princess and the Frog),  Dave Bossert (Author of an upcoming book on Roy E. Disney, and creative director and head of special projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios; artistic coordinator and visual effects supervisor on Fantasia/2000 and associate producer of the short “Destino” among many other accomplishments), Roy P. Disney (Son of Disney Legend Roy E. Disney, former Disney Imagineer, and first-hand witness to Disney animation’s second “Golden Age”), Don Hahn (Noted author, Disney animation historian, and producer of some of Disney’s most successful animated films of the second golden age, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Emperor’s New Groove).
  • The Greatest Disney Animation You Never Saw – Enjoy a “Behind-The-Magic” peek at the art of Disney feature animation. Academy Award®-nominated film producer and author Don Hahn and Creative Director for Walt Disney Animation Studios David Bossert present rarely seen (or never before seen at all) Disney artwork and animation from more than 75 years of Disney animated features.
  • Animating The Disney Parks – Disney Parks owe a great deal of their creative development and design to the roots of Disney animation. Join current and former Disney Imagineers as they discuss how legendary Disney Imagineers, including Marc Davis, Mary Blair, Claude Coates, Herb Ryman, John Hench, and many others, successfully transferred their skills and talents from the world of Disney feature animation to “animating the Disney Parks.” Join our panelists who personally worked with many of these Disney animation and Imagineering greats:Tony Baxte (Senior vice president, Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, whose project credits include Disneyland Paris, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Indiana Jones™ Adventure, and Splash Mountain), Eddie Sotto (Noted experiential designer, mixed-media producer, conceptualist, and former Disney Imagineer, whose projects included the design of Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Paris, early work on Indiana Jones™ Adventure at Disneyland, plus Mission: SPACE at Epcot and Pooh’s Hunny Hunt at Tokyo Disneyland).
  • An Evening Concert: Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix – The fun continues into the night with an unforgettable evening of harmony provided by Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix. The popular vocal quartet is comprised of legendary television, Broadway and film star Dick Van Dyke and three renowned west coast musicians—Mike Mendyke, Bryan Chadima, and Eric Bradley. Songs from Van Dyke’s varied entertainment career, in addition to many well-known Disney hits and timeless pop standards, will be performed by Van Dyke and The Vantastix in a show rich in humor, pure entertainment, and sing-along favorites. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss!
  • Exclusive Screening: Walt & El Grupo—The Director’s Cut – Complete details about the event are available at:
  • Wacky and Wild Disney Animation – Go on a wacky and irreverent ride through some of the most psychedelic and visually stunning animation ever put on film in this fun and humorous retrospective of Disney feature animation: Jerry Beck (Well-known animation historian, with 10 books and numerous articles to his credit), Eric Goldberg (A veteran director, designer and animator, his Disney credits includes being the supervising animator of Genie in Aladdin, co-director of Pocahontas, animator of Phil in Hercules, followed by Fantasia/2000, which he directed, wrote, and animated two critically acclaimed sequences: “Carnival of the Animals” and “Rhapsody in Blue.” His animation work can also be seen in the Tokyo Disney Seas attraction Magic Lamp Theatre and the recently unveiled Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros at the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot).
  • Tinker Bell: The Evolution of a Disney Character – Have you ever wondered how a character becomes a “Disney” character? As we take you on a fascinating trip through the decades in a presentation filled with never-before-seen art, photos, and film clips, you’ll see how Tinker Bell developed into one of Disney’s most iconic characters. Your tour guides include: Ginni Mack (One of the original Ink & Paint “girls” from the early days of Disney Feature Animation who continued with the Studio through the completion of Beauty and the Beast), Mindy Johnson (Author of the upcoming book Tinker Bell: An Evolution). Margaret Kerry (Live-action reference model for Tinker Bell in Walt Disney’s 1953 animated film classic Peter Pan).
  • Disney Feature Animation Stars—Drawing With Personality – The Walt Disney Studios is often credited with perfecting “personality animation,” creating from paper and pencil characters that seemingly live and breathe. In this entertaining and educational presentation you’ll discover the secrets behind the creation of some of Disney’s most beloved animated stars, plus you’ll get the chance to design your own Disney animated character under the guidance of a master Disney animator. Your instructor: Andreas Deja—30-year Disney animation veteran, whose impressive body of work includes serving as supervising animator on characters in several classic Disney animated features, including Gurgi in The Black Cauldron, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Jafar in Aladdin, Scar in The Lion King, Mickey Mouse in Fantasia/2000, Lilo in Lilo & Stitch, Mama Odie in The Princess and the Frog, and Tigger in Winnie the Pooh. He’s also a noted Disney animation historian and authority on the work of legendary Disney animator Milt Kahl.
  • Hearing Voices: A Salute to Disney Character Voice Artists – Meet the artists behind the voices: Dick Jones (Voice of Pinocchio from Pinocchio, 1940), Kathryn Beaumont (Voice of Alice from Alice in Wonderland, 1951 and Wendy Darling from Peter Pan, 1953), Lisa Davis (Voice of Anita from One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961), David Frankham (Voice of Sergeant Tibbs from One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961), Bruce Reitherman (Voice of Mowgli from The Jungle Book, 1967 and Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, 1966), Chris Sanders (voice of Stitch from Lilo & Stitch, 2002).
  • Snow White: Still “The Fairest of Them All” – Walt Disney’s animation masterpiece, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, introduced an entirely new filmmaking genre—the Disney animated feature—and put in motion the creation of an unparalleled library of films that remain unrivaled in their artistic and storytelling achievements. Join us as we salute this groundbreaking film with a rare west coast appearance by 93-years-young Marge Champion, the live-action reference model for the character of Snow White. Also joining the presentation will be Gabriella Calicchio, CEO of The Walt Disney Family Museum, to provide insights on the museum’s upcoming Snow White exhibition and an exciting new D23 opportunity.
  • An Evening With Disney Legend and Oscar-Winner Alan Menken – Please “Be Our Guest” as we conclude our celebration with a rare musical concert by Disney Legend Alan Menken. With eight Academy Awards®, Alan Menken has received more Oscars than any living person. He has written songs and scores for some of the world’s most beloved films: Tangled (Oscar nominee), Enchanted (three Oscar nominations) The Little Mermaid (two Oscar wins), Beauty and the Beast (two Oscar wins), Aladdin (two Oscar wins), Pocahontas (two Oscar wins), Hercules (Oscar nominee), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Oscar® nominee), Little Shop of Horrors (Oscar nominee), Home on the Range, and Newsies.
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty – The Director’s Cut – Presented exclusively for Destination D is the definitive director’s cut (not available on DVD) of the acclaimed 2010 film documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty. With screening hosted by director Don Hahn, the film chronicles how by the mid-1980s the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. Waking Sleeping Beauty is the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits—The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and more—over a 10-year period.
That’s quite an amazing line up for just two days, don’t you think? You can find more information about Destination D and purchase tickets here: D23’s Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features – Tickets
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