If you’re a fan of movie props, costumes, and Disney, this year’s Comic-Con should be cool. That’s because D23 (the official community for Disney fans) is bringing a display of costumes and props from “The Rocketeer”, “The Black Hole”, “Sky High”, “Tron” and “Condorman”. They’re calling it the “Heroic and Robotic” exhibition and it’s been created exclusively for this year’s convention.
After the jump I have an image of the full “Rocketeer” costume that will be on display and some more info on the exhibit. If you’re a fan of any of these movies, it should be very cool to see all these costumes up close. And I cannot believe they’re bringing “Condorman”. That’s a blast from the past.
Here’s the press release I was sent:
The fantastic intersection of Disney creativity and science-fiction imagination will be the focus of D23’s first-ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con from July 23 to July 26, and D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans has been developing unique plans for its debut at the popular annual convention.
At Booth 3917 on the Comic-Con floor, D23 will present a display of costumes and props from Disney’s classic sci-fi and fantasy films, including The Rocketeer, The Black Hole, Condorman, Sky High and 1982’s landmark Tron. This “Heroic and Robotic” exhibition has been created exclusively for Comic-Con International 2009.
Comic-Con attendees who also are members of Disney’s rapidly growing D23 – or who sign up during the four days of Comic-Con – can receive a free, exclusive lithograph by Disney master artist Dave Pacheco, which celebrates famous Disney robots. (To receive the lithograph, D23 Members must provide their membership card and photo identification at the D23 booth.) The limited-edition lithograph comes with a certificate of authenticity and will be available only during Comic-Con while supplies last.
D23 also will provide a sneak peek of its upcoming D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event, to be held this Sept. 10-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The upcoming fall issue of Disney twenty-three magazine, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, will be previewed, as well.