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Here's All the LGBTQ+ News Out of Disney's D23 Expo
D23 was this weekend, and that means more queer content from the House of Mouse!
This past weekend was D23, Disney's biennial exposition where they announce many of the big projects coming up from Marvel, Star Wars, Lucasfilm, Disney+, Pixar, Disney Animation, and more.
Every time D23 comes around there's lots of big news, and this year wasn't any different. While we didn't get any new announcements about gay MCU heroes or trans Disney Princesses, we did get lots of info about projects starring some of our favorite queer stars.
Since D23 happens every two years, last year we didn't have the event, and instead, a lot of similar announcements were made on Disney+ Day. But this year, it's not just info about projects coming to the streamer.
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Fans got to see first-look images of the new live action show about Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson as the former Jedi. Both Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau were there to talk about how excited they are for the series.
Ariana DeBose is officially a Disney Princess! The Oscar-winner is set to star as Princess Asha, an optimist from the kingdom of Rosas who wishes upon a star that comes to life and grants her wish. In Wish, "together, they face the most formidable of foes to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen." Alan Tudyk is voicing a goat named Valentino and Julia Michaels is writing original songs.
'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' Season 4
As HSMTMTS wraps up its third season this week, Disney announced the plot of the all-new upcoming fourth season. The fourth season will return to East High where the Wildcats will be putting on a production of High School Musical 3: Senior Year! Not only that, but they also learn that Disney is making the long-awaited High School Musical 4: The Reunion, and they'll be filming at East High and using the real students as extras!
'Loki' Season 2
We got a small glance at the second season of Loki, including news that Everything Everywhere All At Once star Ke Huy Quan will be joining the cast and that it picks up with Loki finding himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Season 2 will stream on Disney+ in 2023.
'Proud Family: Louder and Prouder' Season 2
There's an all-new trailer for the second season of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. The trailer shows the family going to a rodeo, a Disney Princess-themed dance, a gymnastics competition, and a protest against the police.
There was some new info and an exclusive poster for the Disney Animation film Strange World, about a family of adventurers voiced by Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Jaboukie Young-White, Lucy Liu, and Gabrielle Union. Young-White will play a gay character with a romance in the movie.
'Best in Snow'
Disney announced several new holiday projects, including Best in Snow, a "festive holiday special hosted by Tituss Burgess" where "teams will transform their 10-foot, 20-ton blocks of snow into beautiful creations inspired by Pixar, Marvel, Walt Disney Animation, Walt Disney Studios, and The Muppets Studio." The special premieres this holiday season on Disney+
There's a new trailer for Disney's series based on the '80s fantasy epic. The preview introduces us to the new cast of young heroes, including one played by Tony Revolori, whose mother is played by trans actress Talisa Garcia.
Out director Justin Simien talked about his upcoming movie Haunted Mansion, based on the popular Disneyland ride. The movie features a single mom played by Rosario Dawson, who purchases a haunted house and hires a group of "paranormal experts" to come investigate. The movie will feature celebrity cameos, including Winona Ryder, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dan Levy!
'Raven's Home' Season 6
A new season of Raven's Home is coming to the Disney Channel! The spinoff of That's So Raven about Raven Baxter and her son who inherited her psychic powers has officially been picked up for a sixth season.