Disney Announces 2010 Wondercon Lineup


WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES ANNOUNCES
WONDERCON 2010 LINEUP

STUDIO TO SHOWCASE “PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME,” “THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE” AND “TOY STORY 3”

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jordan Mechner, Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Teresa Palmer — plus Filmmakers Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Newell, Jon Turteltaub and Lee Unkrich expected at San Francisco convention

BURBANK, Calif. (March 11, 2010) — Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has tapped key cast members and filmmakers from three upcoming films to take part in WonderCon 2010, one of the industry’s most popular comics and pop culture conventions, April 2-4, 2010, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ presentations include:

  • “PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME” Jake Gyllenhaal (the film’s Prince Dastan), Jordan Mechner (executive producer and creator of the video game that inspired the film), director Mike Newell and producer Jerry Bruckheimer share insights about and footage from this epic action adventure set in the mythical lands of Persia.  Geoff Boucher will moderate.  Saturday, April 3, 2010, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Esplanade Hall.
  • “THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE” Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Teresa Palmer, director Jon Turteltaub and producer Jerry Bruckheimer discuss this summer’s most magical adventure that stars Cage as the sorcerer and Baruchel as his reluctant apprentice—all in modern-day Manhattan.  A sneak-peek of footage from the film will be shared.  Geoff Boucher will moderate.  Saturday, April 3, 2010, 12:45-1:15 p.m. Esplanade Hall.
  • “TOY STORY 3” — Director Lee Unkrich from Disney•Pixar’s all-new comedy adventure shares a few toy stories, plus a sneak peek of footage from the film, which stars Woody, Buzz and all of Andy’s favorite toys, as well as some new faces, including Barbie’s friend Ken, a pink teddy bear named Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear and a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants.  Saturday, April 3, 2010, 1:15-1:45 p.m. Esplanade Hall.

ABOUT THE MOVIES

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME

From the team that brought the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy to the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME, an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia.  A rogue prince (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (GEMMA ARTERTON) and together, they 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.  PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME is directed by Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) with a cast that includes BEN KINGSLEY and ALFRED MOLINA, a screenplay by Boaz Yakin and Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard, and a screen story by Jordan Mechner.  In theaters May 28, 2010.

TOY STORY 3

The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in TOY STORY 3. As Andy prepares to depart for college, Buzz, Woody and the rest of his loyal toys are troubled about their uncertain future.  Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”), TOY STORY 3 is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ that lands the toys in a room full of untamed tots who can’t wait to get their sticky little fingers on these “new” toys.  It’s pandemonium as they try to stay together, ensuring “no toy gets left behind.”  Meanwhile, Barbie comes face to plastic face with Ken (yes, that Ken), and a few new toys join in the fun, including a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a strawberry-scented teddy bear named Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear.  Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson (“Cars,” “Monsters, Inc.”) produces, while Michael Arndt, Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities.  In theaters June 18, 2010.

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE

Walt Disney Studios, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the creators of the “National Treasure” franchise, present THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE — an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.  Balthazar Blake (NICOLAS CAGE) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (ALFRED MOLINA).  Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (JAY BARUCHEL), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, 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 work to stop the forces of darkness.  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. The screenplay is by Matt Lopez and Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Matt Lopez and Larry Konner & Mark Rosenthal.  In theaters July 16, 2010.

ABOUT WONDERCON

Brought to you by the same people who produce Comic-Con in San Diego, WonderCon is one of the country’s leading and most popular comics and pop culture conventions.

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