Disney’s D23 Expo in September is the place to be for new never-before-seen footage for Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios’ new projects.
D23 announced Thursday, on September 9, fans attending Hall D23 will be treated to exclusive new looks at the studios’ upcoming films and series. Pixar Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee will be on stage to present the new footage. Of course, there will be surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by all-star voice talent from the studios’ upcoming slate of original animated films and series.
Pixar will share an inside look at their next animated feature Elemental, directed by Peter Sohn (The Good Dinosaur). the film will take place in a world where the elements fire, water, land, and air are co-exist as personified characters. While they all look different, two of this world’s resident, “a fiery young woman” named Ember and a “go-with-the-flow guy” named Wade are about to find out just how much they have in common.
Pixar will also show off their first original Disney+ series Win or Lose, which follows a middle school softball team in the week leading up to their championship game, and each episode is told from the perspective of a different character.
Disney Animation’s Academy Award-winning director Don Hall will journey alongside fans deep into an uncharted and treacherous land with Strange World, releasing November 23. Disney Animation and their collaborators from the Pan-African comic book company Kugali will reveal new details about Iwájú, a long-form sci-fi series set in Lagos, Nigeria, that launches on Disney+ next year.
The panel is also expected to announce future projects both theatrically and for Disney+. A reminder to those who are planning to attend the panel, ell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will not be permitted, as the studio plans to make a lot of what they share exclusive to those in attendance.