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Disney's "ultimate fan event," D23, took over the Anaheim Convention Center July 14-16. Think of it a bit like Comic Con, only it's all Disney, all the time.

And lest you forget, the Disney umbrella also includes Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. So there was a lot of stuff to digest and/or freak out about, including some big news and some movie sneak peeks that are worth getting excited about.

Here are some of the highlights:

Behind-the-scenes footage for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' 

Teasing just enough while managing not to give too much away, a three-minute clip of behind-the-scenes footage for this year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi will make the wait until December much harder for die-hard fans of the series.

"I'm hoping it will be a little shocking," director Rian Johnson says in the footage, "but I'm hoping it will feel real and honest."

The heartbreaking bits? Any too-short clip with Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), who died near the end of 2016. A soundbite from her sums up the footage: "It's about family. And that's what's so powerful about it."

'A Wrinkle in Time' got its first teaser trailer

Directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma), this adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved masterpiece of the same name has a lot to live up to. It's got the star power to pull it off, though, boasting names like Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Zach Galifianakis.

The first trailer? Well, it certainly looks imaginative.

Let's just pray it's better than the 2003 made-for-TV movie adaptation. That's a pretty low bar to clear.

The live-action 'Aladdin' finally has its cast

Robin Williams won't be an easy act to follow, but Will Smith will do his best when he portrays the iconic Genie in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie.

The casting for the film's lead was reportedly a major struggle, but Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud will be filling the titular role. Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) will star alongside him as Jasmine.

The movie is scheduled to begin filming in August. Disney is still looking for someone to play the film's villain, Jafar.

Fans got to see 'Avengers: Infinity War' footage, but you can't, yet

Here's a bummer: D23 attendees got an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Marvel Studios crossover film Avengers: Infinity War, but there's no word on when (or even if) that same teaser will be released to the general public.

People who were there to witness it freaked out on Twitter.

There are write-ups describing the trailer online, if you're into spoilers for previews of movies that are still a ways away. It sounds like the movie will be absolutely huge (as expected).

The live-action 'Lion King' remake sounds promising

While Aladdin is just getting off the ground and Beauty and the Beast was released relatively recently, the live-action retelling of The Lion King is gearing up for its public debut.

Footage shown at D23 isn't being released to the public, but The Hollywood Reporter called it "jaw-dropping." 

The animators working on the movie are using virtual reality tools to "walk around the [digital] set like a cameraman," and it sounds like the effort is paying off with impressive visuals.

Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon) and Jon Oliver (Zazu) star in the movie, which doesn't hit theaters until 2019. Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book, Iron Man) is directing.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is coming to a Disney theme park near you

Disney's Star Wars-themed parks, formerly called simply "Star Wars Land," now have a name: "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge." They're under construction at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and they promise "immersive experiences" for fans of the saga.

'Kingdom Hearts 3' is coming in 2018, and it will include a 'Toy Story' world

The long- and highly-anticipated video game Kingdom Hearts III is finally on the horizon... maybe. The newly-released trailer for it announcing that it will arrive in 2018, though it doesn't get more specific than that.

What is specific is the unveiling of a world based on the Pixar classic Toy Story, meaning that series protagonists Sora, Goofy and Donald will team up with Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

The funny thing about the trailer? It's currently only available in Japanese, so the voices you hear in it hardly resemble Tom Hanks or Tim Allen.

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