While the rest of the world is circling the nearest multiplex for Planes screenings, D23 members – you know who you are – can pencil a very special screening in for August 9 at the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event.
OK, so you’re asking, “What is D23?” That’s the name of Disney’s official club that increases the prizes and access fans have to Disney features and products. There’s a quarterly publication; a fan-centric website (D23.com); and member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 members throughout the year. The highlight of membership is the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. This year, is will be held August 9–11, and it will kick off with a special screening of Planes.
From the press release:
“An action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure from Disneytoon Studios, Disney's Planes will take flight in theaters nationwide August 9, but D23 Expo guests will see this special 3D presentation featuring an introduction by some very special guests.
Dusty Crophopper dreams of competing as a high-flying racer, but he’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps him train to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.
Directed by lifelong aviation enthusiast Klay Hall (King of the Hill, The Simpsons), and produced by Traci Balthazor-Flynn, Disney’s Planes features the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Priyanka Chopra, John Cleese, Cedric the Entertainer, Carlos Alazraqui, Roger Craig Smith, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Sinbad, Gabriel Iglesias, Brent Musburger, Colin Cowherd, Danny Mann, Oliver Kalkofe, and John Ratzenberger.”
The special Planes screening is schedule for Friday, August 9, at 3 p.m. at the Arena inside the Anaheim Convention Center. For more information about the movie, check out Disney.com/Planes. And for the latest D23 Expo 2013 news, visit www.D23Expo.com. To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo.