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

On the first official day of D23 2022, Disney brought its A-game with several first looks, announcements and clips for its upcoming animated and live-action films. The panel, which took place on Friday, included presentations ranging from Disney’s live-action remakes and sequels, to new Pixar films, and even an all-new 2023 film from Disney Animation Studios.

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

Hocus Pocus 2

This sequel has been a long time in the making, but the latest trailer brings back the trio of witches for more toil 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), the real-life Disney princess, returns for a sequel with Disappointed. The film catches up with the Spellbound heroine, who now has a baby, but isn’t exactly living a fairytale life anymore, so she makes an unfortunate wish. The trailer shows off some singing and dancing, as well as Maya Rudolph as the film’s villain.

Peter Pan and Wendy

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

Mufasa: The Lion King

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

The little Mermaid

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


We have a few more details on Pixar’s upcoming film Elementary, which will bring the elements to life as it follows a girl made of fire, named Ember, and a boy made of water, named Wade, who fall in love despite their differences and inability to be 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 Helio, 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. Helio it is due to arrive in the spring of 2024.

Inside Out 2

Riley and her many complex emotions return for a sequel to one of Pixar’s most beloved films of the last decade. Inside Out 2 retells the story of Riley in her teenage years and brings back Amy Poehler as Joy — but Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling may not return to the cast, according to some reports. In any case, the film is directed by Kelsey Mann and will be released in the summer of 2024.


Iwajú is a new collaboration film between Disney Animation and pan-African animation studio Kugali set in a fictionalized version of Lagos, Nigeria. The film is set to be released on Disney Plus sometime in 2023.

Strange world

Strange world is Disney Animation’s upcoming 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.


A new film from Disney Animation Studio, Wish will follow a young girl named Asha who wishes upon a star and gets a more immediate answer than she bargained for when a troublesome star descends from the sky to accompany her. The film will feature new songs from Julia Michaels, as well as a new animation style for Disney that combines watercolor with CG animation. Wish it is set to be released in November 2023.

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