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Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Panel Updates From D23 Expo 2022

The Walt Disney Studios – Disney Live Action, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Animation Studios Panel announced new shows, films, and Disney+ programming in 2022, 2023, and 2024!  I reported live from the panel, so take a look at the action from the room where it happened. 

Disney Studios Panel D23 Updates

2022 Walt Disney Studios – Disney Live Action, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Animation Studios Panel at D23 Expo

Guests were treated to new details, first looks, sneak peeks, surprises, and announcements regarding upcoming theatrical and Disney+ titles from Disney Live Action, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Studio heads, filmmakers, and cast members came together onstage with the inside scoop on some of these studios’ most exciting titles. 

3:43 p.m. Cynthia Erivo, the Blue Fairy in Disney+’s Pinocchio, sings When You Wish Upon a Star.

The audience will get exclusive looks at new Disney Studios and Disney Pixar films. Disney Studios reveals a new 100 Years of Wonder logo.

New Hocus Pocus 2 characters are announced as well as a video from Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy. The audience gets to see the trailer for Hocus Pocus 2 streaming on Disney+ September 30th!

Hocus Pocus 2 Poster

The whole cast of Disney’s Disenchanted takes the stage! Giselle is a mother of an infant and a teenager in the film. Maya Rudolph plays Malvina, the villain. New music from Alan Menken.

The cast of Peter Pan & Wendy come on stage with Jude Law as Captain Hook. Peter Pan and Wendy are equals in this film.

Jude Law says we’ll learn more about Captain Hook’s past where he and Peter are friends. Peter Pan & Wendy streams on Disney+ next year!

Haunted Mansion is announced in theaters! It’s funny with some darkness. Haunted Mansion coming to theaters 2023. Winona Ryder, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Dan Levy, Rosario Dawson, and more.

Mufasa is announced. This is his story and how he found his place in the circle of life. Coming 2024!

Snow White is announced for 2024 with Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen and Rachel Ziegler as Snow White. They both come on stage! Rachel says Snow White is the same girl we know but a bit more modern.

We saw the entire song of Part of Your World in Disney’s Live-Action of The Little Mermaid. Halle Bailey came on stage. She slayed! Coming to theaters May 2023! 

Pete Docter from Pixar introduces Elemental. Ember is a fire girl in a world of water.

Disney Pixar Win or Lose is a new TV series that follows a middle school co-ed softball game. Each episode is from the different points of view of different characters. Less about softball and more about a comedy of rivalry.

Elio is about an 11-year-old who isn’t particularly athletic and it’s hard for him to fit in. He is the first one to come in contact with some aliens. Elio, who struggles on Earth, is now our planet’s ambassador. 

Amy Poehler announces Pixar is making Inside Out 2! Riley is a teenager and more emotions are coming. Inside Out 2 comes Summer 2022!

Inside Out 2 Logo

Sneak peek of Zootopia+.

Iwaju is a love letter to Nigeria. In collaboration with Kugali, it comes to Disney+.

The cast of Strange World comes out on stage. 

Disney’s 2023 feature film will be Wish. Asha is the heroine, and she’s 17 years old. Sometimes the bigger the wish, the harder the journey. She sees a darkness in the kingdom that nobody else does. She makes a wish upon the stars and it calls down an actual star from the sky. 

I’m so excited for this slate! The Little Mermaid looked incredible, Halle Bailey really blew me away. Also Pixar’s Win or Lose looked so funny and interesting. What are you looking forward to most?