D23 Expo 2022 will unveil new content from Pixar and Disney

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios will share never-before-seen footage and experiences at Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim, Calif., September 9-11.

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios are gearing up for Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 presented by Visa in Anaheim, Calif., a three-day extravaganza that kicks off September 9. Plans are underway at Animation Studios for an exciting weekend of announcements, first looks, previews and presentations on upcoming feature films and streaming titles, as well as interactive exhibits, signings artist autographs, photo sharing opportunities, filmmaker Q&As and giveaways.

Friday September 9, 3:30 p.m., Hall D23

Disney Animation and Pixar are teaming up with Disney Live Action Friday afternoon, welcoming thousands of Disney fans to Hall D23 for a special look at upcoming movies and series. Pete Docter, Creative Director of Pixar Animation Studios, and Jennifer Lee, Creative Director of Walt Disney Animation Studios, will present never-before-seen footage, surprise announcements, musical performances and voice-star appearances from the upcoming slate of films and original animated series. Fans will get an insider’s view of Pixar’s long and unique series, which changes perspective win or lose, which will launch on Disney+ next year. Pixar’s Peter Sohn, who directs the 2023 feature film Elementary, will transport fans to a city where the inhabitants of fire, water, earth and air live side by side. Oscar for Disney Animation®-winning director Don Hall will travel alongside fans to an uncharted and treacherous land with strange world– out November 23 – and Disney Animation and collaborators at pan-African comics company Kugali will reveal new details about Iwajua long-running sci-fi series set in Lagos, Nigeria, which will launch on Disney+ next year. Cell phones, cameras and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

September 9 to 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

As Walt Disney Animation Studios kicks off its 100th anniversary celebration, the studio will showcase its past, present and future throughout D23 Expo 2022. They will once again be teaming up with Pixar Animation Studios at the show, creating immersive animation experience for the fans. The studios’ upcoming original feature films, including Disney Animation’s strange worldwhich will be released in November and Pixar’s release in June 2023, Elementary, will be highlighted. A six-foot-tall red panda will greet fans, celebrating Pixar Turning Rednow streaming on Disney+, and a photoshoot with Buzz Lightyear and his Sox cat robot companion from the movie now in theaters Light year will be available. Disney Animation will invite guests into the realms of Strange World, Encanto, and more with captivating photo experiences. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet the teams behind the series and movies, with exclusive artwork autograph signings and giveaways.


friday september 9
“Traceback”: Celebrating the folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios is planned for From 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the Hyperion stage.

  • The Walt Disney Animation Research Library presents “Traceback,” a look at the life and work as well as the artistic and technical contributions of women and employees of color throughout the history of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Saturday September 10
A Century of Storytelling at Walt Disney Animation Studios is planned for 2 to 3 p.m. on the Walt Disney Archives Stage.

  • The Walt Disney Animation Research Library celebrates 100 years of Disney animation storytelling by highlighting the stories and people behind key artworks and artifacts in its collection.

A Celebration of Disney Animation’s “Encanto” will take place from From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first stage.

  • Join the Team Behind the Oscar at Walt Disney Animation Studios®– winning move Encanto for the stories behind the making of the film and some surprises!

Preview of “Zootopia +” from Walt Disney Animation Studios will take place from From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Backlot stage.

  • Get a first look at the highly anticipated anime series Zootopia+coming to Disney+ from Walt Disney Animation Studios, with directors Josie Trinidad and Trent Correy.

Sunday September 11
100 Years of Treasures from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library is planned for 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Backlot stage.

  • Never-before-seen clips, recording sessions and a live-action reference mark 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios as the Animation Research Library unveils newly digitized media from its collection and project oral history, in which animation legends were interviewed.

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