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D23 Expo Recap: Day 2

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Hello, and welcome to the D23 Expo, Day 2 (for more expo coverage read my D23 Expo Day 1 and Alison’s D23 Expo Day 3 recaps!) where things were taken up a big ol’ notch. I know, I couldn’t believe it either.

This is where you say, “How in the world did they top the first day? Nothing could be sweeter than Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog singing a tribute to the late, great Jim Henson! Nothing could be better than Dick Van Dyke in concert!

Fair enough. However, where Day 1 was a tip of the hat to Disney legends, Day 2 was about the now and the immediate future. Hence John Lasseter introducing Billy Crystal to a standing ovation (Lasseter also received a standing ovation) while discussing the upcoming Pixar film Monsters University. Also, Jason Segel coming out with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to discuss the new Muppet Movie. And of course, the Avengers assembling. On stage. That’s right, with the exception of the Hulk and Captain America, the entire team came out to watch a trailer that they had never seen. Robert Downey, Jr. made us watch it twice. Basically, it was a parade of celebrities (including Jennifer Garner, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Cryer, to name but a few) and Disney awesomeness (including Rich Ross, Andrew Stanton, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige, to again name but a few). My inner geek setting was at 11.

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First clips from The Avengers

Marvel has released a new clip that shows a few, very brief, and I mean very, moments of its next big film – The Avengers. The clip also contains the last few seconds of Captain America: The First Avenger, which could be considered a spoiler, so I’m putting it below the jump.

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Sam The Eagle as Captain America

No video parody this time, but it’s not needed, this iconic image of Sam The Eagle as Captain America is a great promotion for both Marvel and the Muppets simultaneously. Previously: Muppet Marketing and Muppet Philosophy.

Captain America Rules at the Box Office

Disney has found something to dethrone the British boy wizard. It’s Captain America. The First Avenger leaped into first place with a weekend box office of an estimated $66 million. Harry Potter descended to a more earthly $48 million. Disney’s two animated films Cars 2,… Read More »Captain America Rules at the Box Office

Captain America, Wait is this a Disney Film?

It’s still taking a little getting used to for me to accept that these Marvel superhero films are now Disney films as well. Yes, technically Paramount is still distributing Captain America, but Marvel is 100% Disney now. There’s no denying that Disney has a new… Read More »Captain America, Wait is this a Disney Film?

Disney’s Superbowl Ads

Disney showed off new trails for three of its up coming films during the Superbowl. Of course there was Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides:

But there were also two Marvel Studios films. Since Disney now owns, Marvel, let’s include these as Disney even if Buena Vista is not doing the distribution.

Check them out below the cut:

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