Mickey Mouse waves to members of the media at the Disney Legends press line during the 2019 D23 Expo, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

August 23, 2019 - 11:38 pm

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series.

The Disney Plus project with McGregor drew big cheers when it was announced Friday at the D23 Expo fan event.

The untitled series is among a number of splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.

The audience of about 6,000 people voiced enthusiasm for another "Star Wars"-related series, "The Mandalorian," which producers said is set in a yet unexplored time for the space saga.

Disney Plus also announced that Hilary Duff will return as a grown-up version of the title character in "Lizzie McGuire."

And new movie set for the streaming service is coming in November: A live-action remake of 1955's animated film "Lady and the Tramp."

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