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Travolta family makes first public appearance at D23

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Travolta's triumphant return

John Travolta, Kelly Preston and their daughter Ella Bleu highlighted an eventful Disney D23 presentation in Anaheim September 11.

Travolta's triumphant returnSheKnows was on the scene of the Disney promotional gathering. Stay tuned for our full report.

There were many highlights including Johnny Depp appearing to announce he will be part of a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

Yet, the emotional highlight had to be the family Travolta that walked across the D23 stage to support their Disney film, Old Dogs. This was John Travolta's first public appearance since the death of his son Jett. Denzel Washington did all of the press for their summer flick, Taking of Pelham 123.

As the Travolta family walked across the stage the crowd welcomed them with a rousing applause that was thunderous in its emotional power. It visibly moved John Travolta, who was also profoundly proud of his daughter's acting debut.

"I appreciate the audience's love for me," Travolta said. "I hope they love Old Dogs as much as we do, because it's got my baby in it (he said embracing Ella), and my other baby in it (he said grabbing Kelly Preston)."

As the family left the stage to more thunderous applause, someone in the crowd shouted "We love you."

Travolta turned towards the crowd and mouthed the words, "I love you too."

At the Anaheim Convention Center, the Travolta family was made to feel an enormous part of the Disney family. With all this Travolta family has endured in the last year, we at SheKnows are pulling for Old Dogs to be the sleeper hit of the year.

Exclusive photo: Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta and John Travolta at Walt Disney Pictures Presentation at Disney's D23 Expo on September 11, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Le Studio/Wireimage) Copyright: Disney Enterprises, Inc All Rights Reserved.

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