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Members of the media get their first look at a 50-foot, detailed model of "Star Wars" land during a media preview for Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calf., on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 11:50 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands. "When you step in to the world, you're the hero," Chris Beatty, Disney Imagineer and executive director of the new expansions said. Beatty was just one of many Disney...
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Members of the media get their first look at a 50-foot, detailed model of "Star Wars" land during a media preview for Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calf., on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 11:50 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands. "When you step in to the world, you're the hero," Chris Beatty, Disney Imagineer and executive director of the new expansions said. Beatty was just one of many Disney...
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This image provided by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from the animated sequel film, "Wreck-It Ralph 2." John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, led a presentation of the upcoming animation slate, including "Wreck-It Ralph 2," for the studio Friday, July 13, 2017, at the star-studded biannual fan convention D23 in Anaheim., Calif. (Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 6:04 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to Disney, they like to keep it in the family, whether it's getting a football team's worth of original Disney princesses to cameo in "Wreck-It Ralph 2," reuniting "The Incredibles" fourteen years after the original film hit theaters, or securing a new director...
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This image provided by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios shows a scene from the animated sequel film, "Wreck-It Ralph 2." John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, led a presentation of the upcoming animation slate, including "Wreck-It Ralph 2," for the studio Friday, July 13, 2017, at the star-studded biannual fan convention D23 in Anaheim., Calif. (Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 6:04 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to Disney, they like to keep it in the family, whether it's getting a football team's worth of original Disney princesses to cameo in "Wreck-It Ralph 2," reuniting "The Incredibles" fourteen years after the original film hit theaters, or securing a new director...
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A crowd of people wait to enter the D23 Expo as crews do interviews outside the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, July 14, 2017. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 5:08 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A hair-raising teaser trailer for "Avengers: Infinity War" stole the show at the star-studded presentation of the Walt Disney Studios upcoming live-action films at the studios' fan convention D23, upstaging even "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Oprah Winfrey and Mary Poppins. "...
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A crowd of people wait to enter the D23 Expo as crews do interviews outside the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, July 14, 2017. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 5:08 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A hair-raising teaser trailer for "Avengers: Infinity War" stole the show at the star-studded presentation of the Walt Disney Studios upcoming live-action films at the studios' fan convention D23, upstaging even "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Oprah Winfrey and Mary Poppins. "...
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People dressed as characters from "Hocus Pocus" attend the Disney biannual fan convention D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, July 14, 2017. (Matt Masin/The Orange County Register via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 3:52 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Disney's fan expo D23 (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Fans at the Disney expo D23 were treated to a behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Saturday but no full trailer for the highly anticipated space epic. The footage showed the...
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People dressed as characters from "Hocus Pocus" attend the Disney biannual fan convention D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, July 14, 2017. (Matt Masin/The Orange County Register via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 3:52 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Disney's fan expo D23 (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Fans at the Disney expo D23 were treated to a behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Saturday but no full trailer for the highly anticipated space epic. The footage showed the...
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This image released by the University of Iowa Press shows the cover of "From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965," a book by University of South Dakota professor Jon K. Lauck published June 1, 2017. Lauck said the Midwest's isolationist tendencies after World War II were out of sync with the rest of the country, and his new book examines literary, cultural and historical factors that led to lasting impressions of the region as "flyover country." (University of Iowa Press via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 3:18 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The name of President Donald Trump appears only once in professor Jon Lauck's new book about perceptions of the Midwest as "flyover country," and then only in a footnote involving polling in Missouri. Yet the book's exploration of decades-old historical trends helps explain...
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This image released by the University of Iowa Press shows the cover of "From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965," a book by University of South Dakota professor Jon K. Lauck published June 1, 2017. Lauck said the Midwest's isolationist tendencies after World War II were out of sync with the rest of the country, and his new book examines literary, cultural and historical factors that led to lasting impressions of the region as "flyover country." (University of Iowa Press via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 3:18 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The name of President Donald Trump appears only once in professor Jon Lauck's new book about perceptions of the Midwest as "flyover country," and then only in a footnote involving polling in Missouri. Yet the book's exploration of decades-old historical trends helps explain...
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