When Universes Collide! Superheroes, Princesses, 'Star Wars,' and Oprah Do D23 Expo

Turns out the Happiest Place on Earth is also one of the most star-studded. This weekend’s D23 Expo, Disney’s biennial fan fest, featured sneak peeks at the Magic Kingdom’s upcoming film slate. From Pixar to Marvel to Disney to Lucasfilm, A-list actors were on hand to present trailers, clips, and concept art — and to mingle. Click through for a look at some of the starriest moments.

Oprah Winfrey and Mark Hamill

The two entertainers cozy up in the audience ahead of the ceremony in which both would be enshrined as Disney Legends. (Photo: Disney)


Disney gathered the voices behind some of its greatest princess movies for a special scene in the Wreck-It Ralph 2, including Paige O’Hara (Belle), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Sarah Silverman (Vanellope von Schweetz), Kristen Bell (Anna), Kelly Macdonald (Merida), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), and Jodi Benson (Ariel) (Photo: Getty Images for Disney)

So Many Superheroes

Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Don Cheadle (War Machine), and Anthony Mackie (Falcon) crowd the stage at D23 Expo. (Photo: Disney)

Kristen Bell and Josh Gad

The Frozen co-stars were on hand to present clips from the upcoming short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and announce details of Frozen 2. (Photo: Disney)

‘Star Wars’ Crashes the MCU

Super fanboy John Boyega (center) couldn’t resist meeting Marvel heroes Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), and Anthony Mackie (Falcon). (Photo: Getty Images for Disney)

Whoopi Goldberg and Mark Hamill

The newly minted Disney Legends share a moment backstage. (Photo: Disney)

‘The Last Jedi’ Ensemble

Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), writer-director Rian Johnson, Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), John Boyega (Finn), Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey), and Benicio Del Toro (D.J.) are all smiles after unspooling behind-the-scenes footage of the next Star Wars. (Photo: Getty Images for Disney)

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Presentation

Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Storm Reid, and director Ava DuVernay pump up the crowd before showing the film’s first trailer. (Photo: Disney)

Samuel L. Jackson

The prolific actor gets a hero’s welcome as he takes the stage during The Incredibles 2 presentation, where it’s confirmed he’ll be back as Frozone. (Photo: Disney)

Emily Blunt

During the panel for Mary Poppins Returns, Emily Blunt admits, “I can’t out-Julie Julie Andrews.” (Photo: Disney)

Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro

The veteran actors make their first appearances as members of The Last Jedi cast, but give little info on their characters. (Photo: Disney)

The Misses

Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit), Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), and Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who) pose backstage. (Photo: Getty Images for Disney)

Benjamin Bratt

The actor performs a new song from the upcoming Pixar film Coco to close the animation panel. (Photo: Disney)

Tom Holland and Elizabeth Olsen

The youngest members of the Avengers share a laugh during the Infinity War presentation, which culminated with a roof-raising first trailer. (Photo: Disney)

Mark Hamill and Mickey Mouse

The Star Wars star’s handprints are immortalized in concrete during the Disney Legends ceremony. (Photo: Disney)

Oprah Winfrey and Mickey Mouse

Disney’s rodent-in-chief smooches Oprah while her handprints are preserved. (Photo: Disney)

Stan Lee

The Marvel maestro shows off his plaque following his Disney Legend induction. (Photo: Disney)