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Disney brings Mary Poppins, Luke Skywalker, the Avengers and Oprah to D23 in display of big-screen might

Disney brings Mary Poppins, Luke Skywalker, the Avengers and Oprah to D23 in display of big-screen might

The Walt Disney Co. put the prowess of its big-screen brands on full display Saturday at its D23 fan expo, offering early glimpses of highly anticipated projects such as “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and a live-action version of “The Lion King” in addition to upcoming juggernauts in the universes of Marvel superheroes and Star Wars.

Taking the stage at the Anaheim Convention Center, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn reminded the crowd of 8,000 attendees of the studio’s recent successes, noting that the top five films of 2016 — “Finding Dory,” “The Jungle Book,” “Star Wars: Rogue One,” “Zootopia” and “Captain America: Civil War” — were all released by Disney,...

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