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Meet Composer Tyler Bates, Singer Matthew Morrison, and More at the D23 Expo

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Plans for the upcoming D23 Expo continue to expand, and this time around we have an update from the Disney Music Group which will once again host the Disney Music Emporium, a pop-up shop filled with exclusive merchandise and celebrity appearances.

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The exact schedule of album signings has not been released, but you can look forward to meeting:

  • Randy Newman, composer and Disney Legend (Toy Story, The Princess and the Frog, Cars)
  • Tyler Bates, composer (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Anthony Gonzalez, voice actor (Miguel in Coco)
  • Matthew Morrison, singer/actor (Glee)
  • JD McCrary, singer/actor (Young Simba in The Lion King)

Expo guests will be able to choose from a wide variety of music products, including vinyl albums, die-cut picture disc vinyl, cassettes, Crosley turntables, cassette players, and posters. Guests will also be able to pre-order Morrison’s upcoming Disney album.

Titles available for the first time at the Expo include:

  • Avengers: Endgame (12″ picture disc)
  • Aladdin: The Songs (vinyl album)
  • I Just Can’t Wait to Be King (12″ vinyl single from The Lion King)
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite (12″ picture disc)
  • Married Life/Carl Goes Up (12″ vinyl from Up)
  • The Princess and the Frog: The Songs (12″ picture disc)
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (12″ single from Fantasia)

In addition to the Disney Music Emporium, look for a presentation on the Disney Archives Stage entitled Great Moments with Walt Disney. Randy Thornton, Disney Music Group’s supervising producer and music historian, will host the discussion on Friday, August 23 at 10:30am.

During the presentations, Thornton will share recordings of Walt Disney talking about his first cartoon with synchronized sound, Disney’s first hit song, and a meeting with composer Sergei Prokofiev.

The D23 Expo will be held August 23rd through the 25th at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Source: D23: The Official Disney Fan Club

Tom is the former host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, and is now providing Disneyland content from the parks. He enjoys traveling with friends and spending time with family, including his son and grandson. In his spare time he volunteers with Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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