During D23, which is currently being held in Anaheim, the Disney studio presented the next content for its streaming platform.
In the Anaheim Convention Center, filled with 7,000 delirious fans, the boss of Disney Studios, Alan Bergman, announced the many film, series and animation projects that will land on the Disney + platform in the coming months. Starting with the highly anticipated Hocus Pocus 2 which will be available for streaming from September 30. Almost 30 years after the theatrical release of the first part, the three witches are back and they do not seem to have aged. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, the three witch sisters from Salem accompany a new generation of actors in a film that promises to live up to the first opus.
Another long-awaited sequel, that ofOnce upon a time with Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey. Entitled Enchanted (in English) in the first part, this sequel is called Disenchanted in VO. What imagine Gisele in disarray in her new life in the suburbs. But the magic never seems far away… To discover from November 24 on Disney+.
An intriguing Peter Pan
Finally, Peter Pan & Wendy arouses curiosity. This is the first time that Disney has made a live-action film of its cult cartoon. Will it live up to other film versions of Peter Pan (Spielberg, PJ Hogan…)? The Disney studios have already proven their know-how by successfully transposing some of their legendary works such as The Lion King, The Jungle Book Where Pinocchiowaiting Snow White and The little Mermaid. Note that Captain Hook will be played by a Jude Law who is very excited about his role: “I can’t wait to show another side of Captain Hook and discover why he is such an icon” he announced on the D23 stage. Available on Disney+ in 2023.
Animation that promises
On the animation side, Zootopia+ will feature all the characters from the famous cartoon in a multi-episode series. Presented as chronicles of the daily life of zootopia, the trailer made the fans who came to the D23 howl with laughter and delight. The animated series will debut on November 9 on Disney+.
More unexpectedly, the animated series Iwaju (available in 2023 on Disney+) was produced in collaboration with the African animation studio Kugali. It features two Nigerian teenagers in a futuristic Lagos that immediately evokes Black Panther’s Wakanda, dear to Marvel fans. The images make you want to discover this animated series with a different tone and images from what you usually see at Disney.
At Pixar, cinema has been privileged with the next releases of Elemental, Elio and Vice versa 2 in theaters. A novelty, however, to report on Disney + for 2023: Win or lose. This is the first series in several episodes from the studio and the originality of the project is appealing: Win or lose follows The Pickles, a school baseball team, during the week before a very important game. Each episode will show the past week from a different character’s perspective each time, until the final episode. This will have to wait until the start of the 2023 school year. Don’t panic, there’s plenty to wait for by then…