D23 2022: Disney and Pixar’s Biggest Movie Trailers and News

On the first official day of D23 2022, Disney released its A-game with several first looks, announcements and clips for its upcoming animated and live-action movies. Held on Friday, the panel included presentations ranging from Disney’s series of live-action remakes and sequels to Pixar’s new movies 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 from the D23 presentation:

Hocus pocus 2

This sequel was long in the making, but the latest trailer brings back the series trio of witches for more trouble and magic ahead of the film’s September 30 release date on Disney Plus.


Nearly 15 years after the original film’s release, Giselle (Amy Adams), Disney’s live-action real-world princess, is back for a sequel featuring disappointed. The movie gets the enchanted heroine, who now has a baby, but doesn’t really live a fairytale life anymore, making her make a fateful wish. The trailer shows off some singing and dancing as well as Maya Rudolph as the villain of the film.

Peter Pan and Wendy

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

Mufasa: The Lion King

This Lion King prequel movie comes from Barry Jenkins, the Academy Award-nominated director of Moonlight. While that’s pretty exciting in itself, 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 snippet of the pop star’s rendition of “Part of Your World”.


We’ve got a few more details about Pixar’s upcoming movie Elementary, who will bring the elements to life as a girl made of fire named Ember and a boy made of water named Wade, who fall in love despite their differences and the inability to be together. The film stars Leah Lewis as Ember and Mamoudou Athie as Wade and will hit theaters on June 16, 2023.


Pixar has announced a brand new movie called Elio, which will follow a young outcast who suddenly becomes Earth’s intergalactic ambassador. America Ferrera plays Elio’s mother in the aliens come-to-earth comedy. Elio is expected to arrive in the spring of 2024.

Inside Out 2

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


Iwájú is a new collaboration film between Disney Animation and the pan-African animation studio Kugali set in a fictionalized version of Lagos, Nigeria. The film is set to hit 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 movie from Disney Animation Studio, Wish will follow a young girl named Asha who wishes for a star and gets a more immediate response than she expected when a troublesome star comes down from the sky to join 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 will be released in November 2023.

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