Before it’s a new ride, movie or hotel theme Disney fans are enjoying, it’s an announcement at a D23 Expo. The Disney convention takes place every other year in Anaheim, California. Each day there are reveals about what Disney fans can expect next. Disney movies are the inspiration for the parks and resorts we love. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in the years to come.
D23 Expo News: Disney and Pixar Movie Updates
Disney Studios Movie Updates
Disney 100 Title Card Coming to Films
On October 16th, 1923, Walt and Roy Disney started a business that would evolve into what we know as The Walt Disney Company today. It all started with a mouse! To celebrate, a new Disney Studios logo spotlighting the 100th anniversary of the company will be shown in front of upcoming Disney and Pixar movies. More Disney 100 celebration news to come!
Hocus Pocus 2
It’s almost here! With spooky season upon us, we’re quickly approaching Hocus Pocus 2 which will debut on Disney+ on September 30th. The Sanderson sisters return and a new trailer is now available.
Disenchanted Trailer Debuts
This Thanksgiving, Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Maya Rudolph, Idina Menzel and James Marsden can be seen in Disenchanted. The Enchanted sequel debuts on Disney+ with all new magic November 24th. The trailer is now online.
Disney Haunted Mansion
A new Disney Haunted Mansion film directed by Justin Simien is destined for a theatrical release. Star Jamie Lee Curtis arrived on stage to promote the film via Doom Buggy! She will play Madame Leota.
Peter Pan & Wendy Coming to Disney+ in 2023
Stunning art revealed the visual style of the Peter Pan & Wendy movie coming to Disney+ in 2023.
Mufasa: The Lion King Announced
A new title, Mufasa: The Lion King, will debut in 2024. This is a prequel to the live action The Lion King film.
Disney’s Snow White 2024
Disney’s Snow White, starring Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot, will be released in 2024. Gal Gadot will be the Evil Queen to Zegler’s Snow White.
The Little Mermaid Updates
The new live action The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey will feature four new songs from song writers Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Bailey revealed they spent three days filming Part of Your World. A teaser trailer is out now. The Little Mermaid is slated for a May 2023 release.
Pixar Animation Studios Movie Updates
Elemental in Theaters June 2023
If you’ve been missing Pixar on the big screen, it’s coming back. You can see Ember and Wade, flame and water characters, when Elemental hits theaters June of 2023.
Win or Lose Series on Disney+
Pixar’s new series Win or Lose stars Will Forte as Coach Dan and comes to Disney+ in 2023.
Elio Spring 2024
Elio is a film about ‘a boy who finds himself transported across the galaxy & mistaken for the intergalactic Ambassador for our planet Earth.’
Inside Out 2 Confirmed
Inside Out 2 was confirmed by Pete Docter and Amy Poehler at the D23 Expo. The sequel takes place in Riley’s teenage years and releases summer 2024.
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Zootopia+ is coming to Disney+ in November of 2022.
A collaboration between Disney Animation and Kugali, Iwájú is a ‘journey into a futuristic version of Lagos, Nigeria.’ This new original series will stream on Disney+ in 2023.
Strange World in Theaters this Thanksgiving
Disney’s Strange World, a new animated film, is in theaters November 23, 2022.
Wish Debuts in 2023
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Disney Animation comes Wish in 2023. This new animated film will tell the origin story of the wishing star and feature characters Asha and Star. Ariana DuBose voices Asha and Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn direct this feature.
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