You know I loved the D23 Expo. It was really an amazing experience and great time. I have to say, a MAJOR highlight for me was when we were lucky enough to attend the Silly Symphony Concert hosted by Leonard Maltin. We were treated to a live concert featuring a 32-piece orchestra that played live while we watched shorts from the Disney archives. The shorts have been been restored and looked amazing.
It really was amazing to see a live orchestra playing all of the great music you know and love while watching those old, classic cartoons that just go oh so well with that great music. I was a sensory experience like none other. It’s almost hard to put into words how interesting and entertaining it really was. I didn’t know where to look…those great shorts or the amazing orchestra! Couple that with all of the background given by Mr. Maltin and it was just a magical Disney experience.
Thank goodness this was on the trip’s agenda. It’s something that will stick with me for a while!!
Looking for more information on The Silly Symphony Collection and Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration? The Collection features the complete restored soundtracks from all 75 Silly Symphony shorts from 1929–1939. There is over eight hours of music on 16 vinyl LPs. It’s amazing!! The Silly Symphony Collection box set could be pre-ordered and really would make a great gift for anyone that loves Disney, cartoons, or just good family entertainment and great music!!!
*Disney invited me to attend D23 Expo. All opinions are my own.