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Fans at the D23 Expo get a HUGE SURPRISE following the Disney Legends Ceremony

Members of the uber-talented cast of Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated film, Encanto, took the stage today during the opening ceremony of the long-awaited 2022 D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

We are live today for the first of three exciting, reveals-packed days at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, and we were thrilled when host Tamron Hall announced a special “surprise” for the audience seated in Hall D23 at the conclusion of the Disney Legends Ceremony, which honored such actors and actresses as Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Kristen Bell, and the late Chadwick Boseman.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 24: Chadwick Boseman speaks onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California

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The surprise was an unannounced performance by the cast of Disney’s Encanto (2021), who took the stage to perform the most popular song from the animated feature, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” but alas, there was no sign of Lin Manuel Miranda.

The performance followed the ceremony held to honor the Disney Legends Class of 2022, which evoked laughter, tears, and shrieks of joy from the audience.

Recently, D23 released the names of many of the members of the 2022 class of Disney Legends, which included actors and actresses who lent their voices to Disney’s Frozen and Frozen 2, as well as Patrick Dempsey, Anthony Anderson, and legendary Disney Imagineers.

encanto madrigal family

Credit: Disney

Encanto is Disney’s 60th animated feature and tells the story of the amazing Family Madrigal, who lives together in the beautiful mountains of Colombia. Each member of the family has a special gift, talent, ability, or magical power–all except for Mirabel Madrigal, who some of the family see as simply not special, but there’s more to Mirabel than meets the eye, as she and her family soon discover!

Encanto is available for streaming now on the Disney+ streaming platform.

And stay with us for all the exciting news from the D23 Expo, as we are here in Anaheim, California, for all the fun, excitement, magic, and more!

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!