Which is why the weekend featured franchise after franchise in a rollout arguably no other entertainment company could match.
Here were some of the key reveals of this D23:
1. Star Wars: In the same weekend that the late Carrie Fisher was movingly inducted as a Disney Legend, fans also got a behind-the-scenes teaser for December’s “The Last Jedi,” in which Fisher will appear. Perhaps Disney is saving the next true “Jedi” trailer for this week’s Comic-Con.
2. “Wreck-It Ralph 2″: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” — next year’s sequel to the Disney Animation smash featuring the voices of Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly (now adding Taraji P. Henson) — provided an occasion to mash up Disney franchises. Silverman’s Vanellope was seen in a rough cut hanging with a squad of Disney princesses while guarded by Stormtroopers, according to reports.
3. “The Incredibles 2″: Director Brad Bird teased next year’s long-awaited return of the Parr family, with a new look at baby Jack-Jack. Pixar also teased 2019’s “Toy Story 4″ and an “untitled suburban fantasy film” from “Monsters University” director Dan Scanlon inspired by tragedy from his own youth.
4. “Infinity War”: Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige emceed the rock-star rollout of assorted Avengers, Guardians and Josh Brolin’s Thanos, as well as Joe Russo,” the co-director of Marvel’s “Infinity War.” The cast, like the interconnection of the franchises, only grows — with Tom “Spider-Man” Holland and Chadwick “Black Panther” Boseman riding new heat.
5. “A Wrinkle in Time”: This is one of the few big Disney offerings led by an all-female creative team of director Ava DuVernay and screenwriter Jennifer Lee (an Oscar winner for “Frozen”), as adapted from Madeleine L’Engle’s novel. Disney unveiled a trailer for the family fantasy that stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis and Oprah Winfrey.
6. “Lion King”: What Jon Favreau did for the megahit live-action adaptation “Jungle Book” Disney is hoping to repeat with his 2019 “Lion King” remake, featuring Donald Glover and returning James Earl Jones. Tim Burton’s live-action “Dumbo” and Guy Ritchie’s live-action “Aladdin” also stoked interest, especially with the casting announcements for the latter.
7. “Coco”: Pixar’s first Latino-themed film is almost here (arriving in November), and director Lee Unkrich is teasing a highly promising holiday release about the 12-year-old aspiring guitarist who travels to the Land of the Dead. Also teased: The “Frozen” short that will precede “Coco” in theaters.