Roadmap to All the Pixar Panels, Signings & Giveaways at the 2019 D23 Expo (August 23-25)

Want to know all the details about Pixar at the 2019 D23 Expo? Read on to find about when the giveaways, panels, artist signings and more will happen!
2019 D23 Expo Pixar Event Roadmap

Are you ready for the ultimate Disney Fan Event? The 2019 D23 Expo is quickly approaching (August 23-25) and now that the full schedule has been released, we thought we would assemble a master list of all the Pixar-related panels, giveaways, screenings, presentations, and more!

In addition to all the amazing panel discussions and presentations, the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Booth will include an opportunity for fans to step inside a real-life version of Guinevere, the van featured in Onward“Decked out with crescent moon windows and a “Pegacorn” (part Pegasus, part unicorn, of course) painted on the sides, Guinevere will offer guests a taste of the adventure that the two teenage elf brothers embark upon in the film”, noted Creative Director Jay Ward. Check out our earlier post for a quick sneak peek at Guinevere.

While we wish we could be in attendance during this incredible D23 Expo, our stand-out sessions would most definitely be the presentations with Sculptor Jerome Ranft, Sr. Designer of Consumer Products Chris Meeker, the Lamp Life presentation, the Forky Asks A Question Presentation, and of course the highly anticipated look at the upcoming slate of Pixar’s upcoming films.

Friday, August 23

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM — Pixar Givaway: Pixar Ball. Straight from the Pixar Store, a limited giveaway of the exclusive and elusive Pixar Ball. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM — Creative Director Signing: Jay Ward. Creative Director of Pixar Franchise, Jay Ward, signs exclusive artwork for D23 guests. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM — Pixar Giveaway: Sunglasses. A limited giveaway of Pixar-themed sunglasses. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM — Talent Signing: Anthony Gonzalez. The voice of Miguel from Coco will be signing the Coco 12″ vinyl picture disc. Product purchase is required at Disney Music Emporium to reserve a spot for the signing (during signing period). Quantities are limited. Located at the Disney Music Emporium booth.
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM — Sneak Peek! Disney+ Showcase. Disney+ will give guests a first look at its exciting slate of original films and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more during this star-studded presentation. Located in Hall D23.
  • 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM — Pixar Giveaway: Pixar Ball. Straight from the Pixar Store, a limited giveaway of the exclusive and elusive Pixar Ball. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM — shopDisney.com/Disney Store Artist Signing: Jerome Ranft. Meet Jerome Ranft who hand-sculpted the Tiki Crew Mug for the Pixar Animation Studios Backstage Collection. Products need to be purchased prior to artist signing. Located in the Talent Central booth.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM — The Adventures of Bo Peep and Her Sheep: Lamp Life with Valerie LaPointe & Marc Sondheimer. Before being reunited with her in Toy Story 4, audiences last saw Bo Peep and her sheep (Billy, Goat, and Gruff) in Toy Story 2. What happened to Bo since we last saw her? What turned her from a doll on a lamp to a fearless lost toy? Join Lamp Life director Valerie LaPointe and producer Marc Sondheimer as they discuss the importance of telling the story of Bo’s adventures after Molly’s room. Located at the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios booth. For more details on Lamp Life and Forky Asks a Question, check out our earlier post.
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM — Filmmaker Signing: Onward Director and Producer. Join director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae as they sign exclusive artwork for D23 Expo guests. Located at the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios booth.
2019 D23 Expo Disney+ Panel Lamp Life and Forky Asks a Question

Saturday, August 24

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM — In Between Paper, Pen and Screen: Sculpting with Jerome Ranft. Pixar has created some of the most historic and memorable characters in animation history. But to bring those characters to life requires more than just movie magic. In this session, sculptor Jerome Ranft will take you through his storied career at Pixar and shows you why, once a design is done on paper (but before it’s on-screen), he is the first to see a character in 3-dimensions. Located at the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios booth.
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM — Go Behind the Scenes with The Walt Disney Studios. Take an exciting look at the slate of upcoming blockbuster animated and live-action films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Star Wars. Attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guests, and more! Located in Hall D23.
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM — Pixar Giveaway: Pixar Ball. Straight from the Pixar Store, a limited giveaway of the exclusive and elusive Pixar Ball. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM — Filmmaker Signing: Forky Asks a Question with director Bob Peterson and producer Mark Nielsen. Join Bob Peterson and Mark Nielsen as they sign exclusive artwork for D23 Expo guests. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM — Pixar Giveaway: Onward Posters. A limited number of exclusive D23 Expo Onwardposters. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM — You Are A Toy (Designer)! Consumer Products with Chris Meeker. Get a glimpse into the world of toy creation with Chris Meeker, Sr. Designer of Consumer Products at Pixar Animation Studios. Join Chris as he takes you through the process of making all your favorite Pixar characters jump off the shelf. From franchise favorites to new original characters, learn what goes into making your favorite toys! Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 2:30 PM — Forky Asks A Question and Lamp Life Creative Panel with Valerie LaPointe, Bob Peterson, Mark Nielsen, and Marc Sondheimer. Located on the Disney+ Pavillion Stage.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM — Filmmaker Signing: Soul director Pete Docter and producer Dana Murray. Join Pete Docter and Dana Murray as they sign exclusive artwork for D23 Expo guests. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM — Pixar Giveaway: Pixar Ball. Straight from the Pixar Store, a limited giveaway of the exclusive and elusive Pixar Ball. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
D23 Expo Pixar Ball

Sunday, August 25

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM — The Work of the Pixar Archives with Christine Freeman. Millions of pieces of artwork, reference materials, documents, and historical artifacts find their home in the Pixar Living Archives. Join Pixar Historian Christine Freeman as she talks about the archives collection, and describes a year of its users and projects. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM — Heroines of the Disney Galaxies Presented by BoxLunch. Japanese-American actress Ally Maki was most recently featured as the voice of Giggles McDimples in Toy Story 4, and can also be seen on Freeform’s Marvel series Cloak & Dagger, which recently aired its second season.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM — Pixar Giveaway: Pixar Ball. Straight from the Pixar Store, a limited giveaway of the exclusive and elusive Pixar Ball. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM — Sneak Peek! Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Join Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek for a sneak peek at what’s next for Disney Resorts. Located in Hall D23.
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM — Filmmaker Signing: Lamp Life director Valerie LaPointe. Director Valerie LaPointe signs exclusive artwork for D23 Expo guests. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM — Talent Signing: Randy Newman. Oscar and Grammy-winning composer and Disney Legend Randy Newman will be signing the Toy Story 4 CD, and The Princess and the Frog: The Songs 12″ picture disc. Product purchase required at Disney Music Emporium to reserve a spot for the signing (during the signing period). Quantities are limited. Located in the Disney Music Emporium booth.
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM — You Are A Toy (Designer)! Consumer Products with Chris Meeker. Get a glimpse into the world of toy creation with Chris Meeker, Sr. Designer Consumer Products at Pixar Animation Studios. Join Chris as he takes you through the process of making all your favorite Pixar characters jump off the shelf. From franchise favorites to new original characters, learn what goes into making your favorite toys! Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 12:00 PM — Monsters At Work Behind-the-Scenes Presentation with Bobs Gannaway and Ferrell Barron. Located on the Disney+ Pavillion Stage.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM — Book Signing: Pete Docter and Chris Merritt. Authors Pete Docter and Chris Merritt will sign their magnificent two-volume Disney Editions deluxe book set, Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks, after their presentation about Marc’s work on Stage 28. Located in the Talent Central booth.
  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM — Photo Op! Keegan-Michael Key from Brain Games. Jump-start your 3-pound slimy blob with Brain Games host Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4, The Lion King) as he signs autographs, take pictures, and challenges you to some fun, mind-bending, interactive games. Located in the Walt Disney Television booth.
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM — Designer Signing: Sr. Designer Chris Meeker. Join Sr. Designer of Pixar Consumer Products, Chris Meeker as he signs a Toy Story 4 giveaway item. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 3:30 PM — Pixar’s SparkShorts Screening. Located on the Disney+ Pavillion Stage.
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM — Pixar Giveaway: Pixar Ball. Straight from the Pixar Store, a limited giveaway of the exclusive and elusive Pixar Ball. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM — Pixar Giveaway: Sunglasses. A limited giveaway of Pixar-themed sunglasses. Located in the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios Animation booth.

We should note that our list does not include additional booth details or a list of the Pixar-themed merchandise that will be available for guests to purchase. Be sure to check out the Disney DreamStore, shopDisney.com/Disney Store, Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios booth (just to name a few) for even more details.

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