What You May Have Missed From Disney's D23 Expo Animation Presentation

The Frozen sequel, The Incredibles 2, plus...there's a new Disney Princess in town.

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Today at the Anaheim Convention Center, minutes away from Disneyland, thousands of Disney fans gathered for the D23 Expo, Disney's biennial showcase of what's going on in every corner of its business.

Big news today — and big names — came out of the Disney Animation panel. No cameras or video were allowed, but here's some of what we saw and learned...

Wreck It Ralph 2

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The Incredibles 2

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There was also this love letter to fan favorite Edna Mode featuring big names from fashion, like Zac Posen, Kendall Jenner, and Rachel Zoe.

Olaf's Frozen Adventure and Frozen 2

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John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of all the Disney animation studios, gave the floor to Kristen Bell to talk about the Frozen sequel and the short film Olaf's Frozen Adventure. A new clip for the latter started playing with a new song, "Time of Year," written by newcomers Samsel and Anderson. But then there was an audio snafu. Or, rather, a "snafu," a ruse to bring out Josh Gad to sing the song live. The clip covers the basic plot of the short: Olaf asks the people of Arendelle what traditions they have for the holidays, in hopes of finding a good tradition for Anna and Elsa to adopt.

Meanwhile the only thing we got out of them about the second Frozen film is that Frozen 2 is a working title — and they can guarantee it won't be replaced by Frozen To, Frozen Toe, Frozen Peas, Fro-Yo, or Thawed. They also showed a video of director Jennifer Lee and the rest of the producers on a trip to Norway, Iceland, and Finland. There was a lot of cell phone footage of waterfalls.

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The Coco presentation ended with Anthony Gonzalez, the voice behind Miguel, performing "Remember Me" live and then handing the stage over to Bratt, who sang in front of a full Mariachi band and company of dancers.

Taking Flight

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