MiceChat is planning a magical booth in the Collector’s Forum area of the D23 Expo in Anaheim on August 9, 10 and 11. Meet MiceChat staff, special guests and Disney legends whom we have scheduled throughout the three day show. We will also be giving away lots of great prizes, including unique Disney merchandise, hotel stays and an iPad Mini (stop by our MiceChat booth for details)! There will be some very special guests joining us so don't miss the fun!!!!!
Meet Bob Sunday 11th, 2pm - 4pm
MICECHAT EXPO VIP GUESTS INCLUDE…
Rolly Crump is an Imagineer most famous for his work on The Enchanted Tiki Room, Haunted Mansion, it’s a small world, and much more. He continued working on and off for Disney for years, including contributing ideas to projects for Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom & EPCOT Center. In addition to Disney, Rolly has also designed projects for Busch Gardens, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Jacques Cousteau, Knott’s Berry Farm and other projects around the world. Rolly was named a Disney Legend in 2004.
Meet Charles Saturday 10th, 3pm - 4:30pm
Charles Fleischer actor, stand-up comedian and voice artist most known to Disney fans as the voice of Roger Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Other voice roles for Fleischer include The Polar Express and We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story.
Meet Mike Friday 9th, 10am - noon
Mike Peraza is a Disney art director and concept artist who has worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation (Fox and the Hound, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Great Mouse Detective, Black Cauldron, TRON, Something Wicked this way Comes, Return to OZ, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast) Walt Disney Television Animation (DuckTales, TaleSpin, Goof Troop and Darkwing Duck) , Disney Comics, Disney Interactive, WED and Disneyana Galleries.
Meet Nik Saturday 10th, 11am - 1pm
Nik Ranieri is a former character animation for Walt Disney Animation. He started working on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and eventually moved on to work on The Little Mermaid and The Rescuers Down Under. Though his roots are in traditional animation, he also made the jump to CGI and worked on Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons.
Meet Sam Friday 9th, 6pm - 7pm
Sam Gennawey, Author of Walt and the Promise of Progress City, is an urban planner who has collaborated with communities throughout California over the course of more than 100 projects to create a great, big, beautiful tomorrow. Sam is a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Regional Planning History Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving municipal, county, and private sector planning documents from throughout Los Angeles County.
Meet Margaret Friday 9th, 4pm - 6pm
Margaret Kerry is an American actress, motivational speaker and radio host best known for her 1953 work as the model for Tinker Bell in the Walt Disney Pictures animated feature, Peter Pan.
Meet Bob Sunday 11th, 2pm - 4pm
Bob Gurr was Imagineer for Disneyland’s early days and designed most of the early Disney attraction ride vehicles – including Autopia, the Disneyland Monorail, the Submarine Voyage, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and much more. He later gave himself the title of Director of Special Vehicle Development. He was named a Disney Legend in 2004.
Meet Paige Friday 9th in afternoon
Paige O’Hara is an accomplished stage performer, having performed all over the world in such productions as Oklahoma, South Pacific, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Paige is best known to Disney fans as the voice of Belle from the film Beauty and the Beast. She was named a Disney Legend in 2011.
Meet Don Friday 9th, 10:30am - Noon
Don Ballard is an author and Disney historian famous for his love of the Disneyland Hotel and its history. He has written two books on the subject of the Disneyland Hotel and has new archival information to share .Meet Don on Friday August 9th from 10:30am until Noon
PLUS: Meet MiceChat columnists, podcasters and staff – such as Andy Castro, Fishbulb, Monorail Man, Doug Barnes, Scarlett Stahl, Rixter, Mickey Maxx, Jeff Heimbuch, Gwendolyn Dreyer, Sarah the MiceChatter, Indiana Jenn, Mamabot, Dustysage and more.
MiceChat is supporting All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation at the D23 Expo. All the Arts for All the Kids is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to developing, sustaining, and supporting the arts as an intrinsic part of every child’s education.
To raise money for this wonderful organization, local artists have decorated oversized hearts for auction. A Small World themed heart will be on display in the MiceChat booth.