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    Disney Storytelling Event at the D23 Expo!


    Featuring Disney Publishing Worldwide authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and Disney Junior’s “Jake and the Never LandPirates” star David Arquette

    Visitors can also participate in community-buildingactivities at the Corporate Citizenship pavilion.

    Burbank, Calif. – July 14, 2011 – A strong commitment to corporate citizenship is as much a part of The Walt DisneyCompany’s heritage as the family entertainment that has delighted andcaptivated audiences for decades. Disney opens a new chapter in that level ofcommitment at the D23 Expo on Friday, August 19, 2011 in the Anaheim Convention Center Main Hall. A special announcement will be part of a storytelling eventfeaturing two of America’sbest-known and most popular writers, DaveBarry and Ridley Pearson, and David Arquette, star of Disney Junior's #1series, "Jake and the NeverLand Pirates."

    Disney Publishing Worldwide authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have enthralledreaders since 2004 with their re-imagining of Peter Pan’s adventures, “Peter and the Starcatchers,” the best-selling andaward-winning prequel trilogy. Visitors are invited to hear from the authors,listen to a family reading event led by Disney Junior’s “Jake andthe Never Land Pirates” star David Arquette, participate in the bigannouncement and receive a free book.

    “By nurturing young readerswe help support creativity and imagination, an important part of ourcitizenship mission at Disney,” said Leslie Goodman, Senior Vice President, Disney Corporate Citizenship. “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Disney Publishing Worldwide to bring this special event to theD23Expo while at the same time encouraging visitors to take part in our daily pavilion activities that show how we can all make a lasting, positive change inthe world.”

    At this year’s D23 Disney Corporate Citizenship pavilion, visitors will see how they can take action through Disney Friends for Change, an initiative that helps inspire kids and families to join together and make a positive impact on their world.Visitors can participate as an “honorary” Disney VoluntEAR in adifferent community service project each day, including preparing child comfortkits for kids in need, assembling care packages for military families andplanting seedlings for the environment.

    Visitors can also become “honorary” D23 Green Team members by taking part ina scavenger hunt that will lead them through the Expo in a quest to boost their environmental I.Q. Not only will they find out what Disney is doing to help protect the planet for future generations, they’ll be in the running forprizes and a fun Friends for Change photo as well!

    Tickets to the D23 EXPO areavailable at http://www.D23Expo.com.Admission includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 EXPO and can be purchased for single days orfor the full three days of festivities. Admission is $47 for a one-day adultticket and $37 for children 3-12. Three-day passes are $136 for adults and $106for children. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will receive a discountfor up to four admissions, as well as early entry to each day of the D23 EXPO for themselves and their guests.

    About D23 Expo 2011
    The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Event for Fans andFamilies—brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing guests with unprecedented accessto Disney films, television and theme parks.

    About D23
    The name “D23” pays homage to the wonder andexcitement that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first officialcommunity for fans in

    Disney’s 88-year history. D23 gives its members a greaterconnection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of themagic through its quarterly publication Disneytwenty-three; a rich website at D23: The Official Disney Fan Club acollectibles line, The Walt Disney Archives Collection; and special events forD23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California,August 19-21, 2011.

    Fans can join D23 at D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, selectshops at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort and Buy a D23 Membership | Disney Store. To keepup with all the latest D23 news and events, follow us “DisneyD23”on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
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