Live-Action Disney Studios Films Announced At D23 2022

The first day of Disney’s D23 Expo was exciting, to say the least, but also a whirlwind. It’s like… how many times can you be blown away in one sitting?

Here’s a list of all the live-action Disney movies that premiered at D23 this year:


The little Mermaid

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Can we talk about Halle Bailey, please? I’m not even a fan of The little Mermaid, but come on… you can’t tell me that his voice doesn’t give you chills! This live-action adaptation will hit theaters on May 26, 2023 and will star Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem and Jacob Tremblay.


Hocus Pocus 2

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Shenanigans ensue in the sequel that’s been in the works for nearly three decades! Hocus Pocus 2 featuring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy arrive on Disney+ on September 30.



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Here’s another sequel to my high school days, Disillusioned arrives on Disney+ on November 24 and stars Amy Adams, Maya Rudolph, James Marsden and Patrick Dempsey.


Peter Pan and Wendy

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Hello, origin tale! This movie promises to put Wendy front and center. Peter Pan and Wendy debuts in 2023 and stars Jude Law, Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Yara Shahidi, Jim Gaffigan and Alyssa Wapanatahk.


Haunted house

Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” cast: • Jared Leto • Jamie Lee Curtis • Winona Ryder • Tiffany Haddish • Owen Wilson • Dan Levy • Rosario Dawson • LaKeith Stanfield • Danny DeVito

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This trailer for this movie came as a surprise and doesn’t seem to be out online yet. It features an ensemble cast that includes LaKeith Stanfield, Danny DeVito, Owen Wilson, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Hasan Minhaj and more. I would say the film has a slight Knives out feel, but much scarier (and more family friendly). Can’t wait for this to get the proper trailer treatment! Haunted house is set to debut in 2023.


Mufasa: The Lion King

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Barry Jenkins took the stage to announce Mufasa: The Lion King, which will be an origin film told from the perspective of Rafiki, Timon and Pumbaa. In the short trailer revealed at D23, a young Mufasa is shown being swept away by a flood in an unknown land. Mufasa is set to debut in 2024.


White as snow

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Gal Gadot and Rachel Zegler presented White as snow, another adaptation with high expectations. The teaser was short and only showed Gal in makeup, which was subtle but resounding, and the iconic apple falling from Snow’s hand. Pay attention to White as snow in 2023.

Are you excited for the new live-action movies from Disney Studios? Let me know in the comments!

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