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Saturday, September 3, 2022

Can’t Get To Anaheim? Watch D23 Expo 2022 Live From Home

 by Beth Keating



September 3, 2022


The countdown to the soldout D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim has begun, but Disney fans who weren’t fortunate enough to snap up tickets can still participate in the 3-day fanfest from the comfort of their own home. While the excitement level might not be the same, the livestreams will still help keep fans “in the know.”


Hosts Ashley Eckstein, Juju Green, Bret Iwan, and others will bring many of the panels and presentations, live interviews, celebrity moments, and special announcements to viewers from the show floor via livestream.  The streams will take place September 9, 10, and 11 starting at 10 a.m. PT. An ASL stream will also be available.

• September 9


Disney Legends Award Ceremony – 10:30 a.m.-12 noon – Disney100 kicks off at the D23 Expo with the 35th Anniversary of the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony. The event will honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s honorees include Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Chadwick Boseman, Rob’t Coltrin, Patrick Dempsey, Robert Price “Bob” Foster, Jonathan Groff, Don Hahn, Josh Gad, Doris Hardoon, Idina Menzel, Chris Montan, Ellen Pompeo, and Tracee Ellis Ross.


Disney & Marvel Games Showcase – 1 p.m.-1:40 p.m. – Announcements, trailers, and reveals about new and upcoming Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios games.


Disney For Scores Podcast Live Celebrates Marvel Music – 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Celebrate the music of Marvel when Variety's Jon Burlingame hosts his Disney For Scores Podcast live, featuring interviews with composers of favorite Marvel series and films. 


Disney Legends in Conversation – 4 p.m.-5 p.m. – The new class of Disney Legends share stories about their careers.


D23 Expo Mousequerade 2022 – 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – Nina West and guest judges Yvette Nicole Brown, Ashley Eckstein and Ally Maki host “The Ultimate Disney Costume Contest.”  


• September 10


Talkin’ Pets with the Vets of National Geographic – 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Join National Geographic’s vet sensations Dr. Pol and his wife Diane (“The Incredible Dr. Pol”); Critter Fixer Dr. Vernard Hodges; and Dr. Geoff, Dr. Jen and animal keeper Rain from Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a heartwarming look behind the scenes of their popular series.


Bob’s Burgers – 12 p.m.-1 p.m. – The cast and creators of the Emmy Award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers will share breaking news during a lively panel discussion.


Marvel Comics: Celebrating 60 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man – 2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Join Executive Spider-Editor Nick Lowe and Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski in a discussion about the comic’s history of the web-head across six decades—and BEYOND! Tantalizing trivia about the webbed wonder will be shared in this can't-miss panel.


Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza! – 3:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. – Talent appearances, performances, and never-before-seen previews of Disney+, Disney Channel, and Disney Junior content. Guest appearances will include:



  • American Born Chinese: Executive producer Kelvin Yu and stars Michelle Yeoh, Daniel Wu, and Ben Wang
  • Growing Up: Executive producer and director Brie Larson and series subject Vanessa Aryee
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesStars Joshua Bassett, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Saylor Bell Curda, Adrian Lyles, Larry Saperstein, Joe Serafini, and Liamani Segura
  • National Treasure: Edge of HistoryStars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lisette Olivera, Zuri Reed, Lyndon Smith, Antonio Cipriano, Jordan Rodrigues, and Jake Austin Walker
  • Percy Jackson and the OlympiansExecutive producer and author Rick Riordan and special guests
  • Prom Pact and Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.: Stars Peyton Elizabeth and Milo Manheim
  • Choir: Detroit Youth Choir and choir director Anthony White
  • The Muppets Mayhem: Stars Lilly Singh and The Electric Mayhem, including Teeth, Floyd, Lips, Zoot, Janice, and Animal
  • The Proud Family: Louder and ProuderCreator and executive producer Bruce W. Smith, executive producer Ralph Farquhar, and cast members Paula Jai Parker, Alisa Reyes Karen Malina White, Soleil Moon Frye, and JoMarie Payton
  • The Santa Clauses: Stars Disney Legend Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kal Penn, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Austin Kane, Matilda Lawler, Devin Bright, and Rupali Redd
  • ZOMBIES 3Stars Milo Manheim, Meg Donnelly, Kylee Russell, Carla Jeffery, Trevor Tordjman, Chandler Kinney, Pearce Joza, Matt Cornett, Terry Hu, and Kyra Tantao

Disney Channel

  • Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil DinosaurExecutive producers Laurence Fishburne and Steve Loter, and cast members Diamond White, Fred Tatasciore, and Libe Barer
  • Phineas and Ferb: Creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh
  • Raven’s HomeStars Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Felix Avitia, Emmy Liu-Wang, and Rondell Sheridan
  • Under Wraps 2: Stars Malachi Barton, Christian J. Simon, Sophia Hammons, and Phil Wright

Disney Junior

  • Alice’s Wonderland Bakery: Star Donald Faison
  • Firebuds and Alice’s Wonderland Bakery: Star Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends and Mickey Mouse Funhouse: Star John Stamos
  • Mickey Mouse Funhouse: Star Harvey Guillén


D23 Disney Stars Trivia Showdown – 6 p.m.-6:20 p.m. – Nina West hosts celebrity contestants and audience members as they compete in Disney games, Disney trivia, physical challenges.


The Making of Disney100: The Exhibition – 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – Producers from Walt Disney Archives, Semmel Exhibitions, and Studio TK 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.


• September 11


A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products – 10:30 a.m.-12 noon – Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro will make announcements and updates on the magic happening around the world in parks, on the high seas, at home, and beyond. Every Disney fan will want to be a part of this presentation full of exciting news and surprises.


Walt Disney Imagineering: 70 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible – 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Disney Imagineers past and present discuss the core elements of storytelling and innovation that bring dreams to life for guests from all around the world.


Explore the World with the Next Generation of National Geographic! – 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. – Meet the exciting next generation of 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.


D23 Disney Stars Trivia Showdown – 5 p.m.-5:20 p.m. – Nina West hosts celebrity contestants and audience members as they compete in Disney games, Disney trivia, physical challenges.


The livestream schedule and guest appearances are subject to change. For more information about the sessions, visit D23Expo.com.  The livestreams can be accessed at https://d23expo.com/live.




Beth Keating is a theme parks, restaurant and entertainment reporter for DisneyBizJournal.


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