Fans attending the 2011 Disney D23 Expo later this month will have a chance to attend preview screenings of two upcoming ABC television shows and take a peek behind-the-scenes with Q&A sessions. Moderated By “D23’s Disney Geek” host Jeffrey Epstein, ABC will show off “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” and “Once Upon a Time” at the Anaheim Convention Center.
On Friday, August 19 at 12:45 p.m. in Stage 23, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new special, “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice,” will be shown in an exclusive premiere screening of the latest adventure in this multiple Emmy Award®-winning program. This installment finds Santa’s dauntless elves, Wayne and Lanny, up to their pointy ears in trouble, as they race to recover classified North Pole technology, which has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid. Their mission to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos has some riotous twists, turns and surprises. Following the screening will be a Q&A session with Emmy Award-winning directors Kevin Deters & Stevie Wermers-Skelton, and producer Dorothy McKim.
UPDATE (8/16/11): Composer Michael Giacchino and comedian/actor Chris Parnell have been announced to join the presentation following the Prep & Landing screening.
The following day, Saturday, August 20 at 12:45 p.m. in Stage 23, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz – the executive producers/writers of “Lost” and writers of “Tron: Legacy” – will screen ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” a new TV series where fairytale characters collide with the real world. The series will premiere on Sunday, October 23 on ABC. Here’s a trailer for the show:
As the 2011 D23 Expo schedule fills up, fans will have to choose between attending competing presentations. The “Prep & Landing” screening will overlap with the previously-announced “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” storytelling event featuring authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and actor David Arquette. The “Once Upon a Time” screening overlaps with the appearance of the cast of Disney Channel’s “Kickin’ It.”
Tickets are still available for the D23 Expo at their web site.