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D23, the big Disney fanfest, just concluded three days of programming at the Anaheim Convention Center. There was a lot of news! New movies announced! New theme parks and attractions! Music! New versions of old favorites! And, yes, even a new emoji! (No, not of Uncle Walt…) All of the headlines below have embedded links, […]
D23 gives gamers tons of Star Wars to cheer about on its last day.
Most Disney fans know about the new park being built in Shanghai, China. The hardcore fan knows that Disney World’s Downtown is being urban-renewal’d into Disney Springs, and that Hollywood Studios is experiencing the same, with much speculation on which of Disney’s “Hollywood” properties might share the new limelight. But Disneyland? That’s an afterthought. It’s […]
So, we all know that Marvel didn’t present anything in Hall H during Comic-Con. Was it because they didn’t have anything to show, just like Sony and Paramount? Or were they saving their big announcements for the D23 Expo, Disney’s biennial fanfest scheduled for August 14-16? Well, we know a little bit more, as Disney has published […]
Okay… I was typing up the big schedule for Disney’s D23 Expo. Nothing too difficult, mostly formatting and pasting. In the big “Hall D23” (7500 seats), there will be a Disney Interactive presentation on Sunday, at 11 AM. Now, yeah, there’s Kingdom Hearts and Infinity 3.0 (now with Wookies!) and Star Wars Battlefront. A lot of […]
By: Nick Eskey Hello again toy enthusiasts, and welcome to another installment of San Diego Comic-Con Funko releases! You know Funko, the purveyors of the highly popular POP! series of collectible figurines, who also vow to “cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love […]
Disney Infinity brings every Star Wars ever, except that Christmas special… and hopefully Jar Jar
Other members of Team Beat will be along soon to give their reviews of Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out”, debuting tomorrow. There was mention of a news embargo, but it looks like other sites are beginning to talk about the movie. Since I paid $25 to see the Fathom Events sneak peek, I’m not really prevented from […]
D23 Expo starts to reveal what fans will see in Anaheim this August.