D23 Members will be treated to what will surely be an enjoyable presentation via livestream, D23 Presents Live From Walt Disney Imagineering: A Conversation and Panel Presentation with Oscar®-Winning Inventor and Disney Legend Don Iwerks, moderated by Leonard Maltin

What’s Happening:

  • D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and Walt Disney Imagineering invite you to join a special livestream event direct from the Walt Disney Imagineering campus in Glendale, California, with Disney Legend Don Iwerks.
  • Don will share personal stories from his newly released book Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks. He will also give an inside look at how Disney Imagineers and filmmakers innovated new methods of storytelling, resulting in some of the most beloved attractions and experiences, as well as film and animation works developed in the last century.
  • Don’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion about the history of Disney Innovation moderated by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. The panel will feature Don Iwerks alongside Bob Weis, president, Walt Disney Imagineering; Linda Folsom, senior media producer, Walt Disney Imagineering; and Leslie Iwerks, the filmmaker behind The Imagineering Story docuseries on Disney+.
  • Be sure to look out for other special guests in attendance during the event!
  • Don Iwerks can be seen throughout each episode of The Imagineering Story (currently available on Disney+) providing stories and commentary regarding the history of the Disney Parks worldwide.
  • This D23 livestream event will take place on Wednesday, December 11 3–5:30 p.m. PST with a pre-show beginning at 2:30 p.m. PST
  • This livestream is considered a general member event, meaning anyone with even just the basic D23 membership status can enjoy the presentation.
  • Details regarding where to view the livestream have yet to be released.
  • It’s also worth noting that there is no physical seating available for this presentation, and attendees are limited to invited employees and special guests.
  • As with all D23 Events, details are subject to change without notice.