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John Travolta makes first public appearance since son's death

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John Travolta was on hand in Anaheim, Calif. Friday to help promote the upcoming Old Dogs, a Disney flick he’s starring in with wife Kelly Preston and their daughter Ella Blue, according to the AP. In his first public appearance since the death of his son Jett in January, Travolta told the audience “I always appreciate the audience’s love for me.” The movie, which bows in November, also stars Robin Williams.  “I hope they love Old Dogs and much as we do, because I’ve got my baby in it,” Travolta added. The movie marks his daughter’s film debut.

Friday’s promotional event in Southern California also featured appearances by Johnny Depp, Miley Cyrus, Tim Burton, Nicolas Cage and the Muppets – all of whom star in upcoming Disney films. The mini-convention for fans was dubbed the D23 Expo, Disney’s answer to the annual Comic-Con gathering in San Diego.