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Disney mania comes alive at D23 (pictures)

At the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., thousands show up to celebrate everything Disney. From Mickey to Oz, there was a little something for everyone.

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Mickey at D23 Expo

ANAHEIM, Calif.--They say that Disneyland, a block away from here, is the happiest place on Earth. But for hard-core Disney fans, being at the D23 Expo might be true nirvana.

Thousands made their way to the Anaheim Convention Center to hear the latest Disney news -- such as the first real plot points to be released on three forthcoming Pixar films -- and see the latest and greatest (or most historical) Disney art.

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Steamboat Willie Redux

An exhibition at D23 called "Steamboat Willie Redux" tasked various artists with re-imagining scenes from "Steamboat Willie," the first Mickey Mouse cartoon.
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Steamboat Willie

This is the original title screen from "Steamboat Willie."
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Tiffany Quon's 'Steamboat Willie'

This is artist Tiffany Quon's re-imagining of that same "Steamboat Willie" title screen.
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Scene 21

The original scene 21 from "Steamboat Willie."
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Dan Thompson's Scene 21

A much more abstract version of Scene 21 from "Steamboat Willie," by artist Dan Thompson
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Scene 3

The original Scene 3 from "Steamboat Willie."
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Sharon Aks' Scene 3

This is artist Sharon Aks' version of Scene 3.
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John T. Quinn's Scene 3

Artist John T. Quinn also re-imagined Scene 3 from "Steamboat Willie."
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Jeff Shelly's Scene 3

And artist Jeff Shelly also re-interpreted Scene 3.
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Tennessee Loveless working

Artist Tennessee Loveless works on a print in an exhibition of Disney-related art at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif.
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Mickey Mouse

Loveless used nails to make this Mickey Mouse art.
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Kungl touching up Mick Racer

Artist Mike Kungl does some touch-up work on his painting, "Mick Racer," at the D23 Expo.
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Disney Fine Art

A series of artistic Disney-related prints by Collector's Editions.
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Stormtrooper

A stormtrooper and a man who may or may not be pretending to be George Lucas, at D23 Expo Friday.
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Costumes in effect

Disney costumes of all kinds were everywhere at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday.
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Flo's V8 Cafe

Part of a silent auction at the D23 Expo, this replica of Flo's V8 Cafe sign (from "Cars") was originally on display at Disney Interactive Media Group in North Hollywood, Calif.
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Light saber battle

This is the first D23 Expo since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, so this light saber battle fit right in.
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Tik-Tok

This is Tik-Tok from 1985's "Return to Oz," part of an exhibition of Disney artifacts at D23 Expo.
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Get a Horse

During a presentation about Disney Animation's latest projects, the audience was treated to the first showing of "Get a Horse," which was at first presented as a recovered original Mickey Mouse cartoon, but which was then revealed as an all-new cartoon that happens to feature Walt Disney's actual voice. The cartoon will be presented as a short before Disney's "Frozen."
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On the Escalator

You never know what you'll see at the D23 Expo.

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