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Disney holds its first ever Disney Con

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 14th 2009 11:30AM
The Walt Disney CompanyDisneyland hosted its own Disney Convention, called D23, in the style of Comic Con this past weekend. The name comes from the year Walt Disney moved to Hollywood and the event was held at the Anaheim Convention Center across the street from Disneyland . Among other announcements was that of a new Muppet movie called The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made (hopefully it's a working title). There was also a live performance by Miley Cyrus, whom Disney owns the soul of.

Admittedly, it's a pretty good idea which caters to the real Disney enthusiasts out there (having met a few, I know they certainly exist). Disney is one of the few companies that is large enough to have its own version of Comic Con. While the convention had announcements for most of its franchises, I noted the absence of any mention of the recently-acquired Marvel Comics.

On the other hand, the company already has a Disney convention open all year round. It's called Disneyland (or Disneyworld for the East Coast). What do you think of this development?

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Its Disney World (two words), and they did mention the Marvel acquisition during the opening presentation with Bob Iger.

September 17 2009 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I would imaging that D23 would appeal to a slightly different audience. I like Disney Channel and other Disney media, but I have NO desire to ever go to the parks. A convention would be just the ticket for someone like me.

September 14 2009 at 4:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I went on Sunday and it was great! And going to Disneyland/World is a totally different experience than D23 was. Disneyland is just the rides and merchandise, D23 was an experience to learn more about what's going on behind the scenes and get a look at what's coming soon.

The big thing I liked was Toy Story 3 - we got to see an extended clip from the film, as well as watch the first two films in 3D.

For my full breakdown of my experience, check out my blog here: http://toointerestingfortwitter.blogspot.com/2009/09/d23-wrap-up.html

September 14 2009 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think the Muppet movie sounds pretty stupid. You missed the REAL news, Pirates is coming back. THAT was the hit of the con, dude, not puppet crap.

September 14 2009 at 12:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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