Tron fans will also be on the lookout for what is believed to be another viral event or announcement on April 2nd as “ENCOM’s” Alan Bradley will take the stage at 8pm in Justin Herman Plaza on to unveil the next generation in Encom innovation.
The schedule for the Disney events is below:
Friday, April 2: 4:30-5:30 Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Art of The Princess and the Frog— Join the team that made the new Disney animated feature. Directing partnersRon Clements and John Musker (Little Mermaid, Aladdin), art director Ian Gooding, supervising animator Eric Goldberg, and head of effects Marlon West discuss the design, characters, and cinematography of The Princess and the Frog. Get a glimpse into the world of the design process and hear about the creative choices and artistic challenges this team faced throughout the production. Room 220
Saturday, April 3rd: 11:00-12:00 Hand-Drawn Animation Demo— Eric Goldberg (supervising animator, Walt Disney Animation Studios) demonstrates the art of hand-drawn animation. Discussing his latest character, Louis the alligator from The Princess and the Frog, Eric will do a live demonstration revealing his technique and approach. Come learn from this animation legend about his in-depth thought process and the magic of a pencil and paper! Room 204/206
12:00-1:45 Walt Disney Pictures and Disney•Pixar: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, andToy Story 3— Walt Disney Pictures and Disney•Pixar bring exclusive footage from their exciting 2010 lineup:
Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time—Join Jerry Bruckheimer (producer), Mike Newell (director),Jake Gyllenhaal (actor, “Prince Dastan”), andJordan Mechner (screen story, game creator), as they take the WonderCon stage to show an exclusive sneak peak from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time before its May 28 release. Set in the mystical lands of Persia, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an epic action-adventure about a rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) who race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice—Join Jerry Bruckheimer(producer), Jon Turteltaub (director), Nicolas Cage(actor, “Balthazar Blake”), Jay Baruchel (actor, “Dave Stutler”), Teresa Palmer (actress, “Becky”) live on the Esplanade stage to present an exclusive look at The Sorcerer’s Aprentice. Dave (Jay Baruchel) is just an average college student, or so it appears, until the sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) recruits him as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners pit their powers against those of the fiercest—and most ruthless—practitioners of all time. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city, and get the girl as he becomes the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Toy Story 3—From the studio that has taken you into the worlds of space, sea and superheroes, comes a comical new 3D adventure in which Buzz, Woody and the gang face an uncertain future as Andy gears up for college. When the toys unexpectedly land in a room full of untamed tots who can’t wait to get their sticky little fingers on them, it’s pandemonium as they try to stay together. Directed by Lee Unkrich, the film features all the familiar favorites, plus a host of new toys including Barbie’s friend Ken, a pink teddy bear named Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear and a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants. Join director Lee Unkrich live on the WonderCon stage to present an exclusive sneak-peek at Toy Story 3.
For more information on these and other events for this weekend, click the link to check out the WonderCon website.