Disney Holds Its Own Comic-con, And It's A Hit
The Walt Disney Co.'s D23 Expo -- the title refers to 1923, the year Disney launched his studio -- proved to be a bigger hit than the company had hoped for. The New York Times reported that more than 40,000 people paid between $22 to $136 (plus $12 for parking) to attend what the company called "the ultimate Disney fan event" at the Anaheim convention center -- so many that the company was forced to stop selling tickets. Disney execs gave the fans previews of four upcoming Pixar animated features, plus one of its own, Planes. There were also previews of several upcoming films, most of them with big CGI effects, including Tim Burton's Frankenweenie , Oz The Great and Powerful, Marvel's The Avengers, and the Odd Life of Timothy Green. There were also previews of theme park-rides and talks -- some of them live; some via satellite -- by top Disney brass.