Princesses, pop stars and superheroes will be among the many Disney favorites taking over the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9—11 for the biennial D23 Expo. The celebration of all things Disney will include the stars and creators of several popular shows from the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
Among the big Disney Channel events being showcased are Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, a summer special in which the boys meet the superheroes of (Disney-owned) Marvel Comics; Teen Beach Movie, a live-action musical airing July 19; and Wander Over Yonder, the upcoming animated series from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken and starring 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer (both of whom will be in attendance).
Musical performances are scheduled to include Bridgit Mendler, star of the Disney Channel kidcom Good Luck Charlie; R5 (which features Austin & Ally's Ross Lynch, who is also in the Teen Beach Movie cast); and a "Surf Crazy" fan dance inspired by — you guessed it — Teen Beach Movie.
There will also be a screening of all-new Mickey Mouse shorts, character meet and greets (including the "stars" of the animated preschool hits Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Never Land Pirates) and autograph signings. Among the shows that will be bringing their casts are A.N.T. Farm, Crash & Bernstein, Dog With a Blog, Gravity Falls, Jessie, Kickin' It, Lab Rats and Shake It Up.
For more information about the event, go to D23Expo.com.