Live-Action Disney Studios Movies 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 blow your mind at once?

Here’s a list of all the live-action Disney movies watched on 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 her voice doesn’t give you chills! This live-action adaptation hits theaters on May 26, 2023 and stars Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem and Jacob Tremblay.


Hocus pocus 2

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Shenanigans follow in the sequel nearly three decades in the making! Hocus pocus 2 starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are coming to Disney+ on September 30.



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


Peter Pan & Wendy

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Hello, origin story! This film promises to put Wendy center stage. Peter Pan & Wendy debuting in 2023, it stars Jude Law, Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Yara Shahidi, Jim Gaffigan and Alyssa Wapanatahk.


haunted house

The cast of Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’: • 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 was a surprise and doesn’t appear to be appearing 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 movie has a little bit Blades off feel, but much spookier (and more family-friendly). Can’t wait for this one to get the right trailer treatment! haunted house debuts in 2023.


Mufasa: The Lion King

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


snow white

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Gal Gadot and Rachel Zegler introduced snow white, another adjustment with high expectations. The teaser was short showing only Gal in makeup, which was subtle but resounding, and the iconic apple that fell from Snow’s hand. Watch out for snow white in 2023.

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