D23 Expo to feature a dedicated pavilion showcasing the upcoming Star Wars themed lands

Jun 08, 2017 in "D23 - Official Fan Organization"

The D23 Expo 2017 will feature an entire pavilion to showcase the Star Wars themed lands coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park in 2019.

"Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: A Galaxy of Stories" will offer a preview of the land, including the premiere of a detailed model of the 14 acre land.

The preview pavilion will also showcase the locations, starships, droids and creatures that will be part of the Star Wars land village.

We also expect to hear more about the project in the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts panel presentation at 3pm on Saturday July 15 2017.

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Article Posted: Jun 08, 2017 / 9:39am EDT
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the.dreamfinderMar 16, 2018

And it gave us this.

DoubleJ21Mar 16, 2018

You can't deny though, the soundtrack is gorgeous!

Cesar R MMar 13, 2018

Even Peter Jackson isnt the saving grace. The hobbit was a fine example of the executives and top movie bosses ruining the director's vision for profits.

Magenta PantherMar 11, 2018

I love CGI. It's amazing, and I have no doubt that Walt would love it too, and probably see it as a plus over 2D. Or maybe he would at first... But when I watch Pinocchio, or Fantasia, or Lady and the Tramp...there is a beauty in Walt-level 2D that is just missing in CGI. There's an artistic energy in a hand-drawn animation cell from a top-level artist that CGI cannot replicate. If you ask me, it's CGI that's limiting. There is no individual expression in it. That's its strength, I suppose...there's a reliability in quality that CGI guarantees. But there's a lack in virtuoso performances. Elsa cannot visually compete with hand-drawn Maleficent, for example. And compare Maleficent's dragon form with the dragon Smaug in that Hobbit movie...no comparison as to which is the most memorable. Anyway, I know that today's Disney isn't smart or bold enough to try what I suggested. I don't know why I keep hoping that someday there will be a real artistic renaissance in Disney Animation Studios. But you never know, after all....

Andrew CMar 11, 2018

The public doesn’t want new 2D anymore. Maybe some smaller projects here and there but just doesn’t work for a blockbuster anymore. You’re an exception. Not the norm. Not to mention doing Narnia in 2D over 3D or life action with today’s CGI is just so limiting.

Magenta PantherMar 11, 2018

That's a big nope there, good buddy. Disney's greatest legacy is its lovely sumptuous 2D movies. I'm not saying that Disney should do all future movies in 2D. That's not practical. But an event movie like the one I described, one that had a great script (unlike the lackluster Princess and the Frog), would be epic. I have no doubt about that.

Andrew CMar 11, 2018

In 2D animation. Very few people would freak over it. Maybe me and you. And a couple other 2D die hards. That’s about it.

Magenta PantherMar 11, 2018

I agree. Disney really dropped the ball with Narnia. I hope that someday, wiser heads will prevail, and Narnia will be remade by Disney as an ANIMATED film. And wouldn't it be great if it were in 2D? That could be a blockbuster. People would freak over it. When you think about it, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is kind of a cross between Frozen and the Lion King...a perfect fit for Disney. ;)

CaptainAmericaMar 11, 2018

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe did well, but I think that was more a matter of insanely beloved source material rather than expert filmmaking. It's a shame, because the Narnia series could have really been tremendous if it was given the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings treatment.

BrianLoMar 10, 2018

Ya I definitely spoke too soon, we are firmly heading back into the disappointment category. It’s a pity Disney has never been able to make these book adaptations jive. Seems we will be in more all in on the remakes going forward.

michmousefanMar 10, 2018

Revised estimates now have it down to $32.5 M, with the Panther juggernaut unabated. Proof positive why Disney moved Infinity War up a week, so that as little conflict with "Solo" will remain at the box office once Memorial day weekend comes along. http://deadline.com/2018/03/a-wrinkle-in-time-black-panther-weekend-box-office-1202324260/

BrianLoMar 10, 2018

Not going to even pretend it's remotely on the sunny side of great, but the start is better than it was seeming. Should have no trouble lapping the likes of BFG and surpassing Tomorrowland by a generous margin. I had no recollection of how poorly BFG did! (55mil domestic lifetime!) Here’s a ray of sun for A Wrinkle of Time: The Ava DuVernay-directed film is looking to win Friday with $12M-$14M over Black Panther which will turn in $8M-$9.5M. That’s for sure. We just received a second update and it looks like A Wrinkle in Time should take the weekend with $44M-$45M over Black Panther‘s $41M-$42M. Another set of estimates from a few minutes ago believed the No. 1 one win was too close to call with both looking at $37M to low $40Ms. Rival studio executives have been buzzing for sometime that a $30M-ish start for A Wrinkle in Time just doesn’t cut it profit-wise in regards to this $100M-plus production, but a $40M-plus start will be fine. Even if Wrinkle comes up short, Disney can take the hit given the amount of successes they’ve had. The studio fully backed and supported a vibrant vision from a passionate female director who has cherished this literary property for some time, and those corporate maneuvers in Hollywood shouldn’t be questioned, rather celebrated and championed. The intent here was to eventize a classic childrens novel with a fanbase that had never been brought to the screen before. It’s a very competitive weekend, and A Wrinkle in Time, like Black Panther, has been sold on its multiculturalism in its ensemble cast. The pic is coming three weeks after that Marvel monolith which is quickly approaching $600M. There’s some cannibalization of audiences here. The hope here for A Wrinkle in Time is that it sleeps all the way to $150m, a 3.5x thanks to spring breaks.

BisonLionMar 09, 2018

I agree 100% and this is lost on a lot of people (both hollywood and the common movie fan). A perfect example on a more adult level is Game of Thrones. Fans of the books loved it out of the blocks. It took my wife and I about 4 episodes to finally get into it, but once we were in we were hooked. Those 4 episodes to flesh out the characters and the locations is 4 hours that movies don't have. Luckily for us we didn't start until season 3 so we were able to binge watch and power through the 4 hours until we started getting returns. The new Star Wars have an advantage of tying old stories into new.

WDWTankMar 09, 2018

I agree!