D23 2022: The biggest trailers and news from Disney and Pixar


On the official first day of D23 2022, Disney showed off its A-game with several first looks, announcements, and clips for its upcoming animated and live-action movies. The panel, held on Friday, included presentations ranging from Disney’s slate of live-action remakes and sequels, to new movies from Pixar and even a brand new 2023 movie from Disney Animation Studios.

To help you keep track of all the announcements and trailers, here’s a list of all the best things from the D23 presentation:

Hocus Pocus 2

This sequel has been in the works for a long time, but the latest trailer brings the show’s trio of witches back for more trouble and magic ahead of the film’s September 30 release date on Disney Plus.


Almost 15 years after the release of the original film, Giselle (Amy Adams), Disney’s real-world princess, is back for a sequel with Disillusioned. The movie catches up Delighted the heroine, who now has a baby, but isn’t exactly living a fairy-tale life anymore, leading her to make an unfortunate wish. The trailer shows singing and dancing, as well as Maya Rudolph as the film’s villain.

Peter Pan and Wendy

Disney has revealed its new movie Peter Pan, starring Jude Law as Captain Hook, is set to debut on Disney Plus in 2023, and released a new poster to celebrate.

Mufasa: The Lion King

This Lion King The prequel film comes from Barry Jenkins, the Oscar-nominated director of Moonlight. While that’s exciting enough on its own, Disney didn’t release much new information to the public during D23, except that Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen will be returning as Timon and Pumbaa for the prequel.

The little Mermaid

Disney has finally given us our first look at Halle Bailey’s Ariel live-action in a brief teaser for The little Mermaidwhich includes part of the pop star’s rendition of “Part of Your World.”


We got some more details about Pixar’s upcoming movie Elementary, which will bring the elements to life by following a girl made of fire, named Ember, and a boy made of water, named Wade, who fall in love despite their differences and the impossibility of being together. The film will star Leah Lewis as Ember and Mamoudou Athie as Wade and is set to hit theaters on June 16, 2023.


Pixar has announced a brand new movie titled Elio, which will follow a young outcast who suddenly becomes Earth’s intergalactic ambassador. America Ferrera will play Elio’s mother in the alien come to Earth comedy. Elio should arrive in the spring of 2024.

upside down 2

Riley and her many complicated emotions are back for a sequel to one of Pixar’s most beloved films of the past decade. upside down 2 picks up Riley’s story as a teenager and brings back Amy Poehler as Joy – but Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling may not return to the cast, according to some reports. Anyway, the film is directed by Kelsey Mann and will be released in the summer of 2024.


Iwaju is a new collaborative film between Disney Animation and pan-African animation studio Kugali set in a fictionalized version of Lagos, Nigeria. The film is expected to arrive on Disney Plus in 2023.

strange world

strange world is Disney Animation’s next intergalactic adventure that follows a dysfunctional family as they attempt to explore hostile alien planets. The film will hit theaters later this year on November 23.

To wish

A new movie from Disney Animation Studio, To wish will follow a young girl named Asha who wishes for a star and gets a more direct response than she bargained for when a disruptive star descends from the sky to join her. The film will feature new songs by Julia Michaels, as well as a new animation style for Disney that combines watercolor with CG animation. To wish is due out in November 2023.


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