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D23 is the official Disney fanclub, with the D standing for Disney (obvs!) and the 23 standing for 1923, when Walt Disney left Kansas City for Hollywood and pursue his dreams. The rest, I guess, is history. D23, founded in 2009 is best known for its biennial exposition event, D23 Expo.

The fourth D23 Expo was held on August 14–16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, and for today’s #100DaysOfDisney I’m going to share the upcoming live action movie announcements that I’m really excited about! As a family we can’t wait for Star Wars this Christmas, and as a lifelong Johnny Depp fan, I am very excited about both Alice Through The Looking Glass and Pirates of the Caribbean 5!

This post is possible thanks to information from attendees of D23 who shared the video information on YouTube, and to Wikipedia and IMDB for synopsis and release dates.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Directed by J. J. Abrams. The seventh installment in the episodic Star Wars film series, it stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous Star Wars films. The story is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983).
Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, & Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: December 2015

Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens


Alice Through The Looking Glass

When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world. With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne. directed by James Bobin written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Tim Burton based on Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. It is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen and Rhys Ifans.
Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: May 2016

Alice Through The Looking Glass Movie Poster


The Jungle Book

An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther. Directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a live-action remake of the 1967 animated film of the same name. The film stars Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, and Giancarlo Esposito.
Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: April 2016

The Jungle Book Movie Poster


Beauty and the Beast

An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Directed by Bill Condon and written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky, based on the fairy tale of the same name byJeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and the 1991 Disney animated musical film. The film stars an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Hattie Morahan and Adrian Schiller.
Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: 2017

Beauty and the Beast


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea… including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

The fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The film will be directed by Joachim Rønningand Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson, with Jerry Bruckheimer again serving as producer. The film is scheduled to star Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, Orlando Bloomas Will Turner, Javier Bardem as the film’s villain, Captain Salazar, as well as Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario.
Mandeville Films & Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - D23


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