UPDATED throughout: The Walt Disney Company has posted an extensive list of new events for its annual D23 Expo fan event next month, including new Marvel, Disney+ and Walt Disney Animation presentations, as well as panels for The Simpsons, Tron, Dancing With the Stars, Encanto, Bob’s Burgers and a sneak peek of Zootopia+. For details, see listings below.
Disney previously announced recently that its 100th anniversary celebration, dubbed Disney100, will officially kick off at this year’s D23 Expo, which takes place September 9-11 on five different stages at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets are sold out, but the fun will be livestreamed at D23Expo.com and DisneyD23 YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The event will also mark the debut of DisneyMe, an all-new digital avatar in the Play Disney Parks app. Guests will be able to “express their Disney style” by creating their own unique DisneyMe. Guests at D23 Expo will be invited on a quest that can only be completed at the Expo. Attendees will uncover specially-designed Disney Wish and D23 Expo digital clothing and accessories for their DisneyMe around the show floor. Further details will likely be revealed at the Expo.
See below for an extensive schedule indicating when each Disney entity will present at D23 Expo.
2022 D23 SCHEDULE:
Friday, September 9
10:30 a.m. Disney Legends Awards Ceremony – Disney100 kicks off at D23 Expo with a presentation featuring Disney CEO Bob Chapek. The Disney Legends Ceremony will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. Names of the 2022 inductees to be announced in the coming weeks. Hall D23.
10:30 a.m. Inside Look at the Society of Explorers and Adventurers at Backlot Stage
10:45: The Simpsons – A chat with the cast and creatives of this iconic show. Premiere Stage.
12:30 p.m. ABC’s Home Economics – The stars of ABC’s Home Economics discuss the making of the family comedy and share an exclusive look at the upcoming season three premiere, filmed at Disneyland. Backlot Stage
2 p.m. Marvel Draw Live! Brian Crosby, Marvel’s Director of Themed Entertainment, offers a step-by-step tutorial session on how to draw some of Marvel’s most iconic heroes and villains. D23 Expo Live Stage
2 p.m. A Very ’90s Afternoon Special with the All-New Mickey Mouse Club – Cast from The All New Mickey Mouse Club share favorite memories about the third incarnation of the series (1989–1994), and discover how MMC pushed boundaries by highlighting topics that had rarely been covered on children’s television. Disney Archives Stage
3:30 p.m. – Studio Showcase: Disney Animation & Pixar – Guests will be treated to new details, first looks, sneak peeks, surprises and announcements regarding upcoming theatrical and Disney+ titles from Disney Live Action, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Studio heads, filmmakers, and cast members will come together onstage with the inside scoop on some of these studios’ most exciting titles. Hall D23
4 p.m. Disney Legends in Conversation – Members of the newest class of Disney Legends engage in a conversation about their storied careers. Disney Archives Stage
6 p.m. D23 Expo Mousequerade 2022 – The Ultimate Disney Costume Contest with host Nina West and guest judges Yvette Nicole Brown, Ashley Eckstein and Ally Maki. Premiere Stage
Saturday, September 10
10 a.m. Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm & 20th Century Studios – Filmmakers, celebrity talent and surprise guests will join representatives onstage in Hall D23 to showcase theatrical and Disney+ titles. Going behind the scenes of these studios’ highly anticipated films, specials, and series, attendees will see exclusive footage and be among the first to learn what else is in the works. Hall D23.
10 a.m. Walt Disney Imagineering Illusions and Special Effects Development Lab – A peek behind the curtain. Walt Disney Archives Stage
10 a.m. The Making of Disney100: The Exhibition – Producers from the Walt Disney Archives and Semmel Exhibitions reveal illuminating details about the all-new exhibition celebrating 100 Years of Disney Wonder, scheduled to premiere at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in February 2023. Backlot stage
10:30 a.m. Talkin’ Pets with the Vets of National Geographic – Join National Geographic’s vets Dr. Pol and wife Diane, Critter Fixer Dr. Vernard Hodges and Dr. Geoff, Dr. Jen and animal keeper Rain from Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a look behind the scenes of their popular series. Premiere Stage
12 p.m. Bob’s Burgers – The cast and creators of the Emmy Award-winning animated series and The Bob’s Burgers Movie! in a lively panel discussion. Backlot stage
12 p.m. Back to the Grid: 40 Years of Tron – Lightcycles, recognizers and solar sails, oh my! A look back at Tron featuring artwork, footage and photographs of the digital frontier. Behind-the-scenes stories of how the film came to life with talent, artists and filmmakers. Backlot Stage
12 p.m. Uncovering Treasures from the Marty Sklar Collection at the Walt Disney Archives Stage.
1:30 p.m. Marvel Draw Live! – Brian Crosby, Marvel’s Director of Themed Entertainment, offers a step-by-step tutorial session on how to draw some of Marvel’s most iconic heroes and villains. D23 Expo Live Stage
2:00 p.m. Marvel Comics: Celebrating 60 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man
Celebrate sixty spectacular, sensational, web-slinging years of Spider-Man. From his humble debut in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, he wall-crawled his way to international super-stardom. Marvel’s Executive Spider-Editor Nick Lowe and Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski team up to trace the comics history of the web-head across six decades. Backlot stage
3:30 p.m. Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase – Disney Branded Television will present an exclusive showcase of upcoming content. The showcase will feature appearances by talent and never-before-seen sneak previews of original content for Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior, including looks at the new Disney+ Original series National Treasure, American Born Chinese and The Santa Claus. Hall D23
3:30 p.m. A Celebration of Disney Animation’s Encanto – The team behind the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit tells stories from the making of the film, plus a few surprises. Premiere Stage
4 p.m. FX’s AHS: Behind the Screams – The show’s designers, artists and stylists will give fans inside details on how these creatives keep things fresh after 11 installments and an anthology spin-off. Panelists include producer and costume designer Lou Eyrich and producer and makeup artist Eryn Krueger Mekash. Backlot Stage
4 p.m. Dreaming, Designing and Bringing to Life the Disney Wish at Premiere Stage
5:30 p.m. Signing opportunity with Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Executive Spider-Editor Nick Lowe.
6 p.m. Zootopia+ Sneak Peek – A first look at the newest animated series coming to Disney+ from Disney Animation with directors Josie Trinidad and Trent Correy. Premiere Stage
6 p.m. Dancing with the Stars 31st Season Celebration – Stars of the hit competition series celebrate 31 seasons of memorable performances, award-winning choreography and, of course, Mirrorball trophies. Backlot stage
Sunday, September 11
10 a.m. Sneak Peek of Mickey: The Story of a Mouse – Disney Original Documentary presents a panel dedicated to Mickey: The Story of a Mouse, which celebrates one of the world’s most beloved icons. Hosted by Bret Iwan, the official voice of Mickey himself, the panel will include filmmakers and select film participants. Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film as well, as an exclusive sneak peek. Backlot stage
10:30 a.m. A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products – Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro presents a look at what will be happening around the world in parks, on the high seas, at home and beyond. Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the what Disney Imagineers are at work on. Hall D23
10:30 a.m. Disney+’s The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder -The cast and creative team of the animated series gather to discuss the acclaimed revival of the groundbreaking series The Proud Family and share an inside look at the upcoming season. Premiere Stage
1 p.m. Walt Disney Imagineering: 70 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible – Imagineers past and present discuss the core elements of storytelling and innovation that bring dreams to life for guests from all around the world. Premiere Stage
2 p.m. 100 Years of Treasures from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library – Never-before-seen clips, recording sessions, and live-action references mark 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios as the ARL unveils newly digitized media from their collection and from their Oral History Project. Backlot Stage
3:45 p.m. The Next Generation of National Geographic – Meet the newest National Geographic stars who are taking viewers to the most remote locations on Earth in pursuit of breathtaking landscapes, extraordinary wildlife, exotic foods, epic challenges and undercover storytelling. Premiere Stage
4 p.m. – Disney Parks Through the Decades: A Disney Ambassador Perspective Walt Disney Archives Stage
4:15 p.m. – The World of Duffy & Friends Revealed at Hyperion Stage
4:15 p.m. Disney Princess – The Concert Live at D23! – Disney Concerts will present a special performance of Disney Princess – The Concert, featuring Tony nominee Susan Egan. The cast will perform favorite Disney Princess and Frozen songs, including classics such as “Part of Your World,” “Let It Go,” “A Whole New World,” “Colors of the Wind” and “Almost There.” The performers will share exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen. Hall D23.
6 p.m. Conversations with Disney Character Voices – Rick Dempsey, SVP of Character Voices, and some very special guests go behind the mic for stories and fun conversations with some fan favorites. Premiere Stage