2015 was a fantastic year for movies, especially Walt Disney Studios with box office favorites like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Out, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Can they top last year’s record-breaking hits?
Here’s the list of upcoming 2016 movies from Walt Disney Studios!
January 29, 2016 – The Finest Hours (Walt Disney Studios) #TheFinestHours
A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.
March 4, 2016 – Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios) #Zootopia
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.
April 15, 2016 – The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios) #JungleBook
“The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of selfdiscovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray).
May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War (Marvel) #CaptainAmericaCivilWar
May 27, 2016 – Alice Through the Looking Glass (Walt Disney Studios) #DisneyAlice
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
June 17, 2016 – Finding Dory (Disney / Pixar) #FindingDory
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
July 1, 2016 – The BFG (Walt Disney Studios) #TheBFG
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions.
August 12, 2016 – Pete’s Dragon (Walt Disney Studios) #PetesDragon
Fall 2016 – Queen of Katwe (Walt Disney Studios) #QueenOfKatwe
November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange (Marvel) #DoctorStrange
November 23, 2016 – Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios) #Moana
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new big-screen adventure “Moana” is about a spirited teenager who, with help from demi-god Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.
December 16, 2016 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm) #RogueOne
TBD 2016 – The Light Between Oceans (DreamWorks Pictures) #TheLightBetweenOceans
What Disney film are you most excited for this year? I have to say, as big Marvel fans, the boys and I are counting down the days until Captain America: Civil War! Finding Dory and Rogue One will be other favorites I’m certain. Nate’s excited for 2 of his favorite childhood books to come to the big screen in The BFG and Pete’s Dragon. It looks like it will be another fun year at the movies!