There are so many changes happening around Disney World. There are also a few new movies set to debut between now and the next two years. It’s safe to say the Disney Imagineers are hard at work creating masterpieces on the screen and on the property!
New Animated Disney Movies
Coco will open this Thanksgiving, November 22nd, under the director Lee Unkrich, and producer Darla K. Anderson. Co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina will join them in the film. The story is of a boy who dreams of becoming a musician like his hero, however his family banned music some time ago. A decision brings the boy to the Land of the Dead. “In the end it’s a story about the importance of family, honoring your ancestors, and following your dreams,” said Molina.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will continue on from the love affair with video games in moving to the internet. The original cast is back as well as a newcomer. Taraji P. Henson from Hidden Figures and Empire, will be voicing Yesss. According to the director, Rich Moore, “If it’s cool, if it’s trendy, if it’s now, Yesss has discovered it and shared it with the world.” Be on the lookout for the film to open, November 21, 2018 during the Thanksgiving season next year.
Untitled film to explore the future of aviation is set to open April 12, 2019.
Toy Story 4 little information was released; however we know the release date will be June 21, 2019.
Frozen 2, which is set to open November 27, 2019, will feature the original cast. The Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho are also returning for the adventures in Arendelle.
An untitled film with the director Dan Scanlon will follow the story of two teenage elf brothers. Like Scanlon, the teenagers lost their father at a young age and wonder what he was like. Fortunately there’s a little magic left to let them spend a day with their father. No release date has been set, but Kori Rae from Monster’s University will produce the film.
New Live Action Disney Movies
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is sure to draw you to the movies. The story continues on from The Force Awakens to bring to light some old mysteries and shocking revelations. Even though Carrie Fisher has passed away, her role in the film is still present. Let’s all flock to the movie theaters on December 19th to find out more of this continuing saga.
A Wrinkle In Time will be released on March 9th, 2018. This movie will be based off the classic book and feature a cast you won’t forget. With big names like Oprah and Reece Witherspoon you are sure to be captivated by this story. A young, intelligent teenage girl struggles with the disappearance of her father. She is introduced to three celestial beings who take her on an out of this world quest to find her father. She is confronted with evil and must defeat the darkness within herself to return home.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will open November 2, 2018, just in time for the holiday season! This classic will get a new take from Disney. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Hellen Mirren as Mother Ginger, and Morgan Freeman as godfather Drosselmeyer. The Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets add on a fourth realm which is strange and mysterious. The coveted key was stolen from Clara by Mother Ginger and she must battle her and some mice to get it back. The Mouse King appears not as one large mouse, instead as a large mouse that’s made up of many small mice. This movie is sure to be a holiday favorite.
Mary Poppins Returns, a much anticipated sequel to the original film, will focus on the next generation of the Banks family and their adventures. An all star cast featuring Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, and Dick Van Dyke opens Christmas Day 2018.
Dumbo will be brought to live action via the brilliant vision of Tim Burton. A man and his family are entrusted to take care of this baby elephant born with unusually large ears. The cast features Collin Farrell, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton. You won’t want to miss this film! Opens March 29, 2019.
The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, will debut on July 19th 2019. Favreau, who directed the live action Jungle Book, wanted to take another classic live. The movie will feature Donald Glover as Simba, and who else but, James Earl Jones as Mufasa.
Mulan was mentioned to be in the works. No other information is available at this time.
The Jungle Cruise featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is also being planned out.
Aladin will bring us back to Acraba featureing Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as the Genie. No other information is available currently.
Which movie are you most excited to see in theaters? I cannot wait for Toy Story 4! I think the Toy Story series is my favorite set of Disney films. Of course, I’m also itching to see what new adventures occur in Arendelle!
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