Disney finally revealed their plans for their animated adaptation of the Marvel comic book Big Hero 6. Learn about the heartfelt story and find out just what characters will be appearing in the movie (also check out their silhouettes from a booth on the show floor teasing the movie), and watch our reaction to the footage.


It was announced that Academy Award and Emmy nominated director Leslie Iwerks (A Pixar Story and Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible) is directing a documentary about Walt Disney Imagineering to be released in 2016. The trailer premiered and it online — watch it now!


With Planes hitting theaters the same weekend, Disney gave us a few announcements and a early look at the sequel. It was announced that Secret of the Wings and Stitch! The Movie helmer Bobs Gannaway was directing Planes: Fire and Rescue. We learned that Julie Bowen has been cast as Dipper, a red and orange two propeller plane who is Dusty’s biggest fan. And we were shown some early footage which gave us a glance at the film’s storyline.


Disney announced that the 30-minute special Toy Story of Terror will premiere October 16th on ABC,  just in time for Halloween. We screened the first ten minutes of the special, and you can read about it here.

ZOOTOPIA (Working Title)


Walt Disney Animation Studios announced their 2016 film, Zootopia, an animated feature set in an animal world from Tangled director Byron Howard. The “buddy action comedy” is  “set in a world where humans never existed.” You can see the first concept art above, or find out what we learned about the movie.

Mickey Mouse Get a Horse Short

Perhaps the most unusual thing shown at D23’s animation panel was the long lost Mickey Mouse short film Get a Horse! But the story behind the short is more shocking and strange than you might think. Click here to find out the spoiler-filled details of Walt Disney’s first Mickey Mouse short film in decades.


Disney surprised fans by announcing that Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Thor) would be voicing a character who later becomes  Captain Hook in DisneyToon Studios film The Pirate Fairy. Find out more details on this film and read about the footage they showed during the announcement.

Finding Dory Logo

Pixar’s Andrew Stanton announced some of the new cast for the Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory, which includes Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, and Eugene Levy. We also learned a little but about the films plot, read about it here.


Continue Reading 23 Things We Learned and Saw at Disney’s D23 Expo 2013 >>

Cool Posts From Around the Web: