The D23Expo 2017 took place in Anaheim, CA a couple weekends ago and I’m still a bit salty about the fact that I missed it once again this year. If you’re like me and among what seems like the only group of folks who missed this 3 days of Disney Magic this post is for you – and me! Thanks to the power and privilege of Disney Press Releases I have a chance to share what we missed!
I first discovered the power of the D23Expo when I stumbled across the hashtag last year and stalking it over the entire 3 day event. This year was a bit more of the same and it did not fail to have me green with envy for everyone who was there in person – did I mention I didn’t go? Okay. Just making sure.
In addition to being dusted with all the Disney Magic floating all around a D23Expo there were also a few pretty cool announcement made about what’s to come for Disney, Pixar and Disney Toon Studios throughout the rest of this year and into 2018.
#PixarCoCo – In Theaters November 22nd
In theaters Nov. 22, 2017, COCO introduces Miguel, an aspiring musician whose family long ago banned music. Desperate to prove his talent and follow in the footsteps of his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, Miguel makes a fateful decision and finds himself in the Land of the Dead, where he meets his extended family and charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal). Together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
–Disney Press Release
I know that this is a movie I will definitely want to share with my Kiddies. I can’t wait to see the story of Miguel come to life with the amazing music of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez in the song Remember Me.
This movie reminds me a lot of Disney’s 2014 Release The Book of Life which my entire family loved and I’m sure we will come to love Coco just as much!
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
#OlafsFrozenAdventure – In Theaters In Front of Coco November 22nd
That’s right ya’ll our favorite summer lovin’ snowman is getting his own featurette! Olaf returns in Olaf’s Frozen Adventure directed by the Emmy®-winning team Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (“Prep & Landing”) and produced by Oscar® winner Roy Conli (“Big Hero 6”).
Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna, introduced fans to the new FROZEN holiday featurette, OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE. Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, surprised the crowd with a live performance of the all-new original song “That Time of Year,” written by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson.
I’m already excited about Coco but now I have a reason to be early so I don’t miss Olaf’s Frozen Adventure!
#Incredibles2 – In Theaters June 15th 2018
It’s. About. Time. Yup. I said it. Incredibles has been one of my family’s most favorite movies for years now and we’ve been wondering when the story of the family of super heroes would come back. Well I’m glad to say the wait is almost over!
I know I can’t be the only person who has been waiting to see how this movie will expand on the Super Family’s adventures as well as focus in a bit on the story of Edna – the Super Suit Designer everyone wants to know!
Pssst! I may or may not be a bit excited to see how Baby’s powers begin to develop even more – what about you? What do you think his powers will be? Will they be revealed this time?
Ralph Breaks The Internet – Wreck It Ralph 2
#RalphBreaksTheInternet #WreckItRalph2 – In Theaters November 21st 2018
Yay! That’s all I could say when I saw this announcement! Ralph is back and this time he’s taking his wreck it skills to the internet. I can’t wait to see how this plays out . . .
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ follow-up to 2012’s WRECK IT RALPH leaves the arcade behind, venturing into the expansive universe of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s not-so-light touch. Outcasts-turned-BFFs Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz are reuniting with Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer) and Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch). Filmmakers revealed a new character, Yesss, an algorithm who plays an important role in Ralph and Vanellope’s journey within the internet. Golden Globe®-winning actress Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) lends her voice to the character. “Yesss is a new character who owns the website Buzzaholic,” said Henson. “Yesss knows about everything cool and on trend. And she does spell her name with a triple ‘s.’ Yesss is very savvy, smart and sexy.”
-Disney Press Release
Oooh and I can’t wait to see a bit more of my favorite glitched out character Princess Penelope voiced by the hilarious Sarah Silverman!
Toy Story 4
#ToyStory4 Release Date June 21st 2019
Toy Story. 4. Do I really need to say more???
Now on top of announcing the awesome new releases and the return and continuations of some of my favorites D23Expo took the time to give us a sneak peek at a few still to be named movies still in production!
Frozen 2 *Title TBA
Release Date November 27th 2019
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ feature-length follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning film FROZEN is slated for theaters on November 27th, 2019! Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff are reprising their roles in an all-new story. John Lasseter, Bell and Gad shared with FROZEN fans a behind-the-scenes video showcasing the filmmakers’ recent research trip to Norway, Finland and Iceland.
-Disney Press Release
That’s it for now… Stay Tuned for
Part 2 of D23Expo 2017 | What We Missed!
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