Travolta Family Makes First Public Appearance Since Son's Death

Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta and John Travolta at Walt Disney Pictures Presentation at Disney's D23 Expo on September 11, 2009. Credit: Eric Charbonneau/Le Studio/Wireimage

Nine months after their son Jett's death, John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston took the stage with their daughter Ella Bleu, 9, to promote their new Disney film Old Dogs.

The family's surprise appearance took place Friday at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. John held Ella's hand as he helped Walt Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook introduce the movie to fans. (All three appear in the comedy, which also stars Robin Williams).

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"I always appreciate the audience's love for me," he told the crowd. "I hope they love Old Dogs as much as we do because I've got my baby in it."

Jett passed away at the age of 16 after suffering from a seizure while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas last January.