Disney Infinity Toy Box Artists Gather At Disneyland® Resort For the 2015 Toy Box Summit

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Disney Infinity Toy Box Artists Gather At Disneyland® Resort For the 2015 Toy Box Summit 

Disney Interactive Invites Community and Fans to Participate Via Social Media and at twitch.tv/Disney 

Anaheim, CA – August 11, 2015 – Disney Interactive today announced the schedule of events and tune-in details for this year’s Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit (https://infinity.disney.com/toy-box-summit), a community event, which will be held at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA ahead of this year’s D23 Expo 2015. Beginning today through August 13, 2015, top Toy Box Artists from around the world will gather for an in-depth hands-on look at the newly enhanced Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box mode, meet the developers from Avalanche Software— the team behind the successful “toys-to-life” franchise— and compete in a Toy Box building competition.

“We have always embraced our extremely loyal and supportive Disney Infinity community,” said John Blackburn, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avalanche Software. “We’ve seen our fans form a close-knit bond through playing and sharing Toy Boxes and that has resulted in some incredibly creative feats. Bringing our community together for this event is our way of fostering that digital imagination that has made this such a unique and special game.”

The Toy Box Summit events will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST on August 12 and 13 (3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. AEST on August 13 and 14) in front of a live audience and viewers at home can tune in to watch the livestream on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/disney).  Viewers are encouraged to use #DisneyInfinity on Twitter to submit questions, vote for winning Toy Boxes and more. Full schedule listed below.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • Toy Box Summit Keynote featuring John Blackburn, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avalanche Software; John Vignocchi, Vice President, Production, Disney Infinity; and Allison Petrek, Lead Community Manager, Disney Infinity.
  • Toy Box Showdown featuring a talented mix of Toy Box community and team members as they take audience suggestions on what to build in the game’s signature mode.

Learn from our experienced Toy Box 3.0 panelists:

  • The Walt Disney Company Creative Minds led by Jeff Bunker, VP, Art Development, Avalanche  Software and representatives from Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment.
  • Spotlight on Toy Box 3.0 featuring Disney Infinity Game Director Bob Lowe and community mentors Troy Johnson and Patrick Efird who will detail all of the new features available in Toy Box 3.0.
  • Becoming a Toy Box Artist featuring Avalanche Software community mentors detailing their journey to joining the Disney Infinity family and giving advice to other budding Toy Box Artists.
  • Joining Forces for 3.0 Disney Infinity joined forces with development studios to create Disney Infinity 3.0. Learn how Ninja Theory, Studio Gobo and Sumo Digital’s expertise played a unique role in the development of the upcoming Play Sets and Toy Box Expansion Games.
  • Starting Your Own Channel panel showcasing top personalities from Twitch, YouTube and the Disney Infinity community team who will discuss how they first got started and share tips for creating exceptional gaming content on each platform.

At the conclusion of the panels, Toy Box Artists will be teamed up with a Toy Box Mentor to compete in the first-ever Disney Infinity 3.0 building competition. They will have all afternoon and evening to build the best Toy Boxes possible. The live event coverage will continue on our social channels, including Periscope and Twitter @DisneyInfinity.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The community will be invited back for the Toy Box 3.0 Competition Showcase where Toy Box building teams will show off their creations by playing in their Toy Boxes.

A panel of judges will announce a winner based on a set of criteria: theme, design, gameplay and creativity. In addition, the community will be invited to vote either via a social media hashtag campaign or Disney Insider poll. The Community’s pick will be announced one week later.

Disney Infinity: 3.0 will be released in Australia and New Zealand on September 3, 2015, has been rated PG for online interactivity and mild violence.

For additional information, please visit www.disney.com/infinity and www.youtube.com/disneyinfinity, join the Disney Infinity Facebook community (Facebook.com/disneyinfinity) and Google+ community (https://plus.google.com/+DisneyInfinity), and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/disneyinfinity) and Instagram (instagram.com/disneyinfinity).

About Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity is an interactive gaming platform where players have unprecedented freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences starring the beloved characters from across The Walt Disney Company. Building on the success of Disney Infinity 1.0 and 2.0, Disney Interactive announced its latest installment to the best-selling “hybrid toy/video game” this year — Disney Infinity 3.0. In its third iteration, players will utilise real-world interactive figures to activate original storylines (Play Sets) in the virtual game worlds of popular Star Wars franchises and create new adventures with other Disney Infinity characters from across the Walt Disney Company in the Toy Box mode. Disney Infinity 3.0 is rated PG for online interactivity and mild violence.  For more information, visit Disney.com/Infinity.

For additional information, please visit www.disney.com/infinity and www.youtube.com/disneyinfinity, join the Disney Infinity Facebook community (Facebook.com/disneyinfinity) and Google+ community (https://plus.google.com/+DisneyInfinity),  and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/disneyinfinity) and Instagram (instagram.com/disneyinfinity).

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