D23 Expo 2022: All the Disney and Pixar films and series presented

Discover all the Disney and Pixar films and series presented / announced during the D23 Expo 2022.

Disney and Pixar have unveiled the movie and TV series lineup for the next few years. The studios previewed their upcoming slate of animated and live-action family movies, including Hocus Pocus 2a sequence ofOnce upon a timethe live action version of The little Mermaidand more, at the D23 Expo currently being held in Anaheim, California.

This article will be updated over time.


Hocus Pocus 2 – September 30 on Disney+

In this long-awaited sequel to Hocus Pocus, a teenage girl finds out she could be a witch on her 16th birthday. Naturally, she lights the black flame candle and all hell breaks loose (literally), bringing the Sanderson sisters back to Salem once again.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are back in their cult roles as witch sisters.

Avalonia, the strange journey – On Disney+

Avalonia, the strange journey will take viewers on a fabulous journey to the heart of an unexplored and threatening land populated by fantastical creatures in the company of the Clades, a family of legendary explorers whose differences could derail their last and by far their most important mission.

Announced in theaters in the United States for November 23, this animated Christmas film will soon be released in France on Disney+.

Once Upon a Time 2 – November 24 on Disney+

The sequel to the adventures of Giselle, the princess of Andalasia, driven out of this imaginary kingdom and forced to settle in Manhattan. She ended up finding her prince charming there in the person of Robert Philip, a lawyer specializing in divorce proceedings. Fifteen years later, as she moves into the residential district of Monroeville with her husband and their teenage daughter, Morgan, she will have to give meaning to the phrase “…and they lived happily ever after”.

With Patrick Dempsey, Amy Adams, James Marsden, Maya Rudolph, Indina Menzel, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jayma Mays and Oscar Nuñez.

Zootopia+ – November 9 on Disney+

The hit movie is getting a series on Disney+ and is set to parody famous movies and TV shows throughout Hollywood history.


Haunted Mansion – March 8, 2023 in theaters

Based on the Disney Parks attraction.

A mother and her nine-year-old son are looking to start a new life. They’re jumping at an opportunity they can’t pass up, an affordable mansion in New Orleans. They are far from suspecting that the house is already home to unexpected residents. When they figure out the mansion is haunted, they contact a priest who in turn seeks help from a paranormal expert, a psychic, and a grumpy historian.

Directed by Justin Simien, starring Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Jamie Lee Curtis, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Hasan Minhaj, Jared Leto, and Jamie Lee Curtis

The Little Mermaid – May 24, 2023 in theaters

New adaptation of the famous Disney animated film with Halle Bailey in the title role, directed by Rob Marshall.

In the live-action cast, we find Javier Bardem (King Triton), Jonah Hauer-King (Prince Eric) or even Melissa McCarthy (Ursula). For the dubbed characters, we find the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina and Daveed Diggs, respectively Flounder, Eureka and Sébastien.

Elemental – June 14, 2023 in theaters

Ember and Wade, an unlikely couple, live in a city where the citizens – fire, water, earth and air – live together. This enthusiastic young woman and this discreet young man are about to discover something basic: what they have in common.

Directed by Peter Sohn, with the voices of Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie.

Peter Pan & Wendy – On Disney+

Adapted from the eponymous novel by JM Barrie and inspired by the great Walt Disney classic released in 1953, Peter Pan & Wendy tells the story of a young girl who opposes her parents’ wishes to send her to boarding school, and flies off with her two younger brothers to Never Land. There she will meet a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy and an evil pirate, and live adventures as thrilling as they are perilous, far from her family and her home.

Win or Lose – On Disney+

The series will follow a softball team during the week leading up to their qualifying game. Each episode will be told from the perspective of a different character.

Iwajú – On Disney+

Set in futuristic Lagos, Nigeria, this upcoming series is a love letter to the city, while exploring concepts of classism and the status quo.

Wish – In November 2023 in theaters

Inspired by Wishing Star which was so prominent in previous Disney films, Wish takes place in the realm of wishes. Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) will voice the film’s protagonist and Alan Tudyk will voice a goat named Valentino. In a nod to classic Disney films, the film will be a musical.

Directed by Chris Buck & Fawn Veerasunthorn, produced by Peter Del Vecho & Juan Pablo Reyes and featuring brand new songs by Julia Michaels.


Mufasa: The Lion King

In this Lion King prequel, it’s revealed that before he became king, Mufasa was actually an orphan, which is sure to create some teary moments reminiscent of old-school Disney movies. Note that the film is going to be narrated by Timon and Pumbaa!

Directed by Barry Jenkins.

Snow White – In theaters in 2024

Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot will star in this live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale Snow White. Zegler will portray Snow White, while Gadot will take on the role of the infamous Evil Queen.

Elio – Spring 2024

In this coming-of-age comedy (with a twist), an 11-year-old boy becomes the first human to come into contact with aliens. The cast will include America Ferrera.

Inside Out 2 – Summer 2024

Amy Poehler is back for the sequel to Vice versa. Riley, the original film’s protagonist, is now a teenager, which means she’s going to experience a lot of new emotions, leading to a lot more humor and certainly moments that are just as, if not more authentic and touching than The first movie.

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D23 Expo 2022: All the Disney and Pixar films and series presented