The UK’s largest film festival will be held in London this August with a focus on Pixar as well as many screenings that are also to be held at the D23 Expo. According to the events press release:

Bauer Media and Clarion Events are thrilled to unveil the plans for the most exciting movie event of the year as, Empire Presents….BIG SCREEN confirms just a taste of its amazing line-up.

With a choice of over 250 incredible things to do, including a chance to meet the stars, see live performances, a feast of premieres, exclusive screenings, worldwide debuts of new film footage, movie master classes, never before seen glimpses behind the world’s biggest films, Empire Presents … BIG SCREEN truly promises something for movie fans of all ages.

The movie extravaganza is being backed by all the big studios including Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios, Warner Bros Pictures, Universal Pictures, Optimum Releasing, Pixar, Momentum Pictures, Lionsgate and Icon – and promises never before seen access to the inner workings of Hollywood and the biggest names in movies.

And for Star Wars™ fans everywhere, attendees will hear from key members of the team from Industrial Light and Magic as they take us on a journey behind the scenes of the beloved films while revealing new content which will be found in the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray.  Visitors will also have a special opportunity to be photographed on part of a replica Star Wars set and take part in the Star Wars: Padawan Training School, a must for would-be Jedi everywhere!

Guests will delight at the industry’s greatest animators Pixar unveiling To Infinity And Beyond: Celebrating 25 Years of Pixar Animation Studios – a celebratory screening of all of the Pixar films and shorts, which will include a preview of the next film Brave. They can also enjoy a special satellite conversation with The Muppets who are going to reveal a clip of Disney’s The Muppets not out in cinemas until February 2012.

This is only a small part of the event. You can find out much more by visiting:

By Adam

Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

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