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Recap: All the Big Announcements From D23 Expo Friday, September 9

Below are all the big announcements from D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event on Friday, September 9, 2022.

‘The Simpsons’ Season 33 Disney+ Release Date Announced (US)

“The Simpsons” announced that season 33 of the hit animated series will stream beginning October 5 on Disney+.

‘National Treasure: Edge of History’ Disney+ Premiere Date Announced and New Poster Released

Disney has announced that the Disney+ Original series “National Treasure: Edge of History”  will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, with the first two episodes.

Disney+ Original Movie ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ First Poster Released

Disney has released the first poster for the Disney+ Original movie “Peter Pan & Wendy” which will begin streaming on Disney+ in 2023.

‘Disenchanted’ First Trailer and Poster Released

The magical teaser trailer for the all-new live-action musical comedy “Disenchanted” which will premiere on Disney+ on November 24, 2022.

Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Logo Released

Disney has released the logo for Disney’s upcoming live-action ‘Snow White’ which will release in 2024.

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ New Disney+ Trailer and Poster Released

Disney has released a new trailer for the Disney+ Original movie “Hocus Pocus 2” which premieres on Disney+ on September 30, 2022.

‘The Lion King’ Prequel Movie Will Be Titled ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ and Will Release in 2024

Disney has revealed that The Lion King prequel film will be titled “Mufasa: The Lion King” and will release in theaters in 2024.  The prequel will reportedly explore the mythology of the characters, including Mufasa’s origin story and Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) is attached to direct.

Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Film Release Date Announced and Teaser Released

Disney has announced that the live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” will release in theaters in May 26, 2023.  Check out the trailer below.

Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ First Look and Poster Released

Pixar has shared a first look at Ember & Wade played by Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie, from Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental,” which is coming to theaters June 16, 2023!

First Look at Pixar Original Series ‘Win or Lose’ Coming to Disney+ in 2023

Pixar has shared a first look at the all-new Original series “Win or Lose”, with Will Forte as Coach Dan.  The series will premiere on Disney+ in 2023.

Pixar Announces New Original Film ‘ELIO’

Pixar has announced a new Original film titled “ELIO” which will release in Spring 2024.  “ELIO” is about a boy who finds himself transported across the galaxy & mistaken for the intergalactic Ambassador for our planet Earth.

Pixar Announces ‘Inside Out 2’

Pixar has announced a sequel to Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out” which will release in Summer 2024.  Amy Poehler is back to star in “Inside Out 2.”  It is directed by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen, and written by Meg LeFauve.

‘Iwájú’ Disney+ Original Animated Series Coming in 2023, First Look Revealed

Disney has released a first look at the Original animated series “Iwájú” coming to Disney+ in 2023.  In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Disney Animation and Pan-African entertainment company Kugali will team up to create an all-new, science fiction series.  Journey into a futuristic version of Lagos, Nigeria.

New Look Released for Disney’s ‘Strange World’

Disney has released a new look at the upcoming animated action-adventure feature film “Strange World”  which releases in theaters on November 23, 2022.

Disney Announces All-New Animated Film ‘Wish’

Disney has announced an all-new animated feature film titled “Wish” that explores how the iconic wishing star came to be.  The film stars Ariana DeBose as Asha and is directed by Chris Buck & Fawn Veerasunthorn and produced by Peter Del Vecho & Juan Pablo Reyes. All-new songs will be featured by Julia Michaels.  Disney’s “Wish” releases in November 2023.

Winona Ryder, Dan Levy and Hasan Minaj Join Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Movie

Today, at the D23 Expo, it was announced that Winona Ryder, Dan Levy and Hasan Minaj have joined Disney’s upcoming “Haunted Mansion” live-action movie, based on the iconic Disneyland attraction.  “Haunted Mansion” will release in theaters on March 10, 2023.

ABC Adds Serious Star Power to Its Upcoming ‘Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration’ Special’

During today’s panel at D23 Expo 2022, ABC shared a slew of casting announcements for the upcoming animated and live-action blended special, “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.” Tony®-, Emmy®- and GRAMMY®-nominated artist Josh Groban, who previously recorded a song for the 2017 “Beauty and the Beast” live-action movie, will play the baneful Beast. Tony- and GRAMMY-nominated acclaimed Broadway star Joshua Henry has been tapped to play antagonist Gaston, while EGOT winner and legend Rita Moreno will serve as the night’s narrator, taking viewers on a journey through the classic enchanted tale. Presented by The Wonderful World of Disney, the highly anticipated two-hour reimagining of the beloved story of “Beauty and the Beast” will be taped in front of a live audience at Disney Studios and will air THURSDAY, DEC. 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC and on Disney+ the next day.


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