Exclusive Update: We can now tell you that the Muppet performers participating in the panel will be Steve Whitmire (Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Statler), Eric Jacobson (Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle), Bill Barretta (Pepe the King Prawn, Rowlf the Dog, Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth), and Dave Goelz (Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Waldorf, Beauregard)! Now we know who to expect and which Muppets might also grace the Expo with their presence.
Lucky attendees of this year’s D23 Expo will be among the first to learn the secrets of what’s ahead for ABC this fall through panels for both The Muppets and Once Upon a Time!
During The Magic Behind the Muppets (August 14, 10:00 a.m., Stage 23) ABC will present a panel of creative artists, our favorite characters, and a few surprise guests for a rare demonstration of what it takes to bring the iconic Muppet personalities to life. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work with the Muppets, this is likely your best chance to find out …
The following evening, ABC is putting on Once Upon a Time: An Evening with Snow White & the Evil Queen (August 15, 6:00 p.m., Stage 23), where co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost) and Adam Horowitz (Lost) along with series stars Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) and Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen) will discuss the twists, new characters (Merida!), new adventures, and new rivalries coming our way. The Q&A will be moderated by D23’s Jeffrey Epstein.
Also—and big Once fans will want to take note of this one—there is a limited edition (run of 300) Snow White and Evil Queen doll collection being released exclusively at the D23 Expo Disney Store, priced at $129.95. Ginnifer Goodwin and Lana Parrilla will be on hand to autograph the dolls on August 15 from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. at the ABC booth on the show floor!
To find out more about ABC’s plans for the D23 Expo—including many more cast autograph signings—head to D23’s official site.