D23 Expo 2022 kicks off on September 9, but if you haven’t secured a ticket for the now sold-out event, select panels and events will be streamed live via “D23 Expo [LIVE].”
What to expect
Each day, D23 offers eight hours of non-stop streaming from Expo, including must-see panels, first glimpses, and more.
« Exhibition D23 [LIVE]will be hosted by Ashley Eckstein (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” Her Universe), Mark Daniel (Disney Parks Live Entertainment), Bret Iwan (Mickey Mouse Official Voice), Juju Green (Your Movie Guy), Ryan March ( Disney Vacation Club) and Alyssa Navarro (Walt Disney Studios).
Between panels, the live stream will display curated exclusive content such as:
- Appearances from favorite movie and show actors and creators
- An overview of what’s new
- Visits to unique experiences at the show
- A look at the latest Disney game releases
- Interviews with the authors of the Disney editions
- Daily D23 Expo Highlights from the D23 Inside Disney Podcast Hosts
If you’re worried you’ll miss something, we’ll have recaps of the major news coming out of Expo D23, including panels that aren’t live (like the big film showcase on Saturday morning).
Here’s a preview of what you can expect this weekend:
where to watch
« Exhibition D23 [LIVE]” will be available to watch on D23Expo.com/live, D23.com and all D23 social platforms including Facebook, TwitterYouTube and Twitch.
The live broadcast program
Here is the program of the panels that will be broadcast live. All times are Pacific Time, as D23 Expo takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
Also, keep in mind that it’s live, so the schedule and talent are subject to last-minute change.
friday september 9
10:30 a.m. – Disney Legends Awards Ceremony
- Disney100 kicks off at D23 Expo with an epic presentation that includes the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, featuring Disney CEO Bob Chapek. The event will once again honor visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s winners include Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Chadwick Boseman, Patrick Dempsey, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Ellen Pompeo, Tracee Ellis Ross, and many more.
1 p.m. – Disney & Marvel GAMES SHOWCASE
- Log on to the Disney & Marvel GAMES SHOWCASE for announcements, trailers and reveals on new and upcoming games from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Studios.
2:30 p.m. – Disney For Scores Live podcast celebrates Marvel music
- Celebrate the powerful music of Marvel storytelling when Variety’s Jon Burlingame hosts Disney For Scores Podcast Live. Jon will bring the format of the popular Disney podcast For Scores to life by interviewing the composers of some of your favorite Marvel shows and movies. Hear them reveal the secrets of creating the amazing music that helps build the Marvel Universe!
4 p.m. – Disney Legends in Conversation
- Hear members of the new class of Disney Legends engage in an illuminating conversation about their legendary careers.
6 p.m. – D23 Expo Mousequerade 2022
- The Ultimate Disney Costume Contest returns to D23 Expo! Join host Nina West and guest judges Yvette Nicole Brown, Ashley Eckstein and Ally Maki as we showcase the most magical and essential creations from the world of Disney cosplay fans. And new this year, fans watching the show at D23 Expo and at home will be able to vote for “Fan Favorite” and see who will be named the winner!
Saturday September 10
10:30 am – Talkin’ Pets with National Geographic vets
- Join National Geographic vet sensations Dr. Jan Pol and his wife Diane (“The Incredible Dr. Pol”); Dr. Vernard Hodges (“Critter Fixers: Country Vets”); Dr. Geoff Pye, Dr. Jen Flower, and animal keeper Rain Westgard (“Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom”); and Alfonso Ribeiro (“America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition”) for a heartwarming behind-the-scenes look at their popular series, hosted by Tamron Hall (“Tamron Hall Show”).
12 p.m. – Bob’s Burgers
- The Emmy® Award-winning animated series “Bob’s Burgers” joins D23 Expo right after the critically acclaimed release of The Bob’s Burgers! Cast and creators will deliver news and have you roaring with laughter during a lively panel discussion.
2 p.m. – MARVEL COMICS: Celebrating 60 years of the incredible Spider-Man
- Celebrate the spectacular and sensational 60 years of Spider-Man! From his humble beginnings in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, he worked his way to international stardom. Now join Spider Executive Editor Nick Lowe and Managing Editor CB Cebulski as they team up to trace the web’s leading comic book story through six decades and BEYOND! Tantalizing anecdotes about the webbed wonder will be shared in this can’t-miss panel, so be sure to stop by!
3:30 p.m. – Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza!
- Join Disney Branded Television for an exclusive showcase that highlights a legacy of excellence in storytelling and includes talent appearances, performances and never-before-seen previews of original content for Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
6:00 p.m. – D23 Disney Stars Trivia Showdown
- Join the iconic Nina West (“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Hairspray” on tour, D23 Mousequerade 2022) as she welcomes celebrity contestants and hopeful audience members through a kaleidoscopic world of larger Disney games than nature, including Disney Trivia, physical challenges, and more!
6:30 p.m. – The Making of Disney100: The exhibition
- Producers from the Walt Disney Archives, Semmel Exhibitions and Studio TK reveal enlightening details about the all-new exhibit celebrating 100 years of Disney Wonder, set to premiere at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in February 2023.
Sunday September 11
10:30 a.m. – A future without limits: parks, experiences and Disney products
- Josh D’Amaro, President of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, for a glimpse into Disney’s boundless future. With announcements and updates on the magic happening around the world in the parks, on the high seas, at home and beyond, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the big dreams of Disney Imagineers.
1 p.m. – Walt Disney Imagineering: 70 years of making the impossible possible
- For 70 years, Walt Disney Imagineering has combined imagination and advanced technology to create groundbreaking experiences. Join Imagineers past and present as they discuss the essentials of storytelling and innovation that bring the dreams of guests around the world to life.
3:45 p.m. – Explore the world with the new generation of National Geographic!
- Meet the exciting new generation of National Geographic stars: Kristen Kish (“Restaurants at the End of the World”); Bertie Gregory (“Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory”); Mariana van Zeller (“treated with Mariana van Zeller”); Jeff Jenkins (travel blogger); and Dwayne Fields (“7 Hardest Days”). These people take viewers to the most remote places on earth in search of breathtaking landscapes, extraordinary wildlife, exotic dishes, epic challenges and secret stories.
5 p.m. – D23 Disney Stars Trivia Showdown
- Join the iconic Nina West (“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Hairspray” on tour, D23 Mousequerade 2022) as she welcomes hopeful celebrities and audience members through a kaleidoscopic world of bigger-than-life Disney games. nature !