Get ready for some cinema marathons – Disney have announced all their new releases for the next five years. There are some MAJOR movies set to hit our screen between now and 2023 that you (and your kids) will love, including continuations of popular franchises, revamped classics and live-action mega movies. Take a look at all the Disney new movie releases here:
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Disney’s movie line up is stellar, with a real variety to look forward to. More than two dozen movies are scheduled, and while not all of the movie titles and details have been confirmed, we can see what genre and franchise is to be expected.
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Disney New Movie Releases in 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (March 2018)
Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years – ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there.
Joined by Meg’s classmate, Calvin O’Keefe, and guided by the three mysterious astral travellers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe. A great cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine and Storm Reid.
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Magic Camp (April 2018)
Pitch Perfect’s Adam Devine stars as Andy, who returns to his old magic camp to rediscover his passion and relaunch his career. Encouraged by his former mentor (played by Jeffrey Tambor), Andy soon finds inspiration in the rookie magician group of kids at camp.
Avengers: Infinity War (April 2018)
This latest Avengers episode brings back all the favourite characters of the previous movies, including Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Star-Lord, Black Panther and more. The Avengers must come together in an effort to defeat Thanos before his devastation leads to the end of the universe.
Disneynature’s Dolphins (April 2018)
Along the lines of a Blue Planet or Planet Earth series, Dolphins features stunning videography and follows Echo the Dolphin through the waves.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 2018)
Just a few weeks after another instalment in the hugely popular Avengers series, Disney will launch the next Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. No one is quite sure what to expect from this movie yet, particularly after changes to the director during filming, but as with the other Star Wars series, we’re sure it’ll be a big hit.
The Incredibles 2 (June 2018)
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen (voiced by Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers.
When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 2018)
In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) struggles with his roles as superhero and father. He soon must get his Ant-Man suit back on to team up with The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) for an urgent mission to uncover secrets from their past.
Christopher Robin (August 2018)
Ewan McGregor will star as a grown up Christopher Robin in this self-titled movie. After suffering a personal loss, Christopher Robin finds himself returning to the Hundred Acre Wood to reunite with his old friends.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (October 2018)
The beautiful tale of the Nutcracker, most well-known as a Christmas ballet, gets a Disney revamp in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Clara (played by Mackenzie Foy) doesn’t just dream of another world, she crosses over into it. Also starring Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Matthew Macfadyen, Miranda Hart, Richard E. Grant, and Keira Knightley as the Sugar-Plum Fairy.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (November 2018)
Six years after we last saw Ralph, Vanellope and friends, Wreck-It Ralph is back – and this time he’s leaving the arcade and hitting the internet, and hilarity ensues. The original stellar cast is back for round two, as well as plenty of cameos from all the original Disney Princesses – Mandy Moore (Rapunzel), Kristen Bell (Anna), Kelly Macdonald (Merida), Ming-Na Wen (Mulan), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), and more.
Mary Poppins Returns (December 2018)
Set in Depression-era London of the 1930s, Mary Poppins Returns sees Michael and Jane Banks now grown up. After Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins (played by Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family and, along with the street lamplighter Jack, uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
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Disney New Movie Releases in 2019
Captain Marvel (March 2019)
While the plot is still under wraps, we do know that the cast will include Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Dumbo (March 2019)
Tim Burton is taking on this live-action remake, telling the tale of the large-eared elephant Dumbo. Starring Colin Farrell as a former circus star who looks after Dumbo, Danny DeVito as the circus owner, and Michael Keaton as the entrepreneur who promises to make Dumbo a star.
Disneynature’s Penguins (April 2019)
Another fantastic nature series, following on from the 2018 Dolphins and, previously, Born in China, Monkey Kingdom, African Cats and others.
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Avengers IV (May 2019)
While the plot line has yet to be released, Marvel fans will be excited to know that Avengers IV is intended to be a direct sequel to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Both movies will be a culmination of all the Marvel storylines over the past decade.
Star Wars Episode IX (May 2019)
No big plot reveal for this yet, especially as we have another instalment due in the meantime, however it is reported that Jurassic Park director Colin Trevorrow is on board.
Aladdin (May 2019)
Guy Ritchie is due to direct the live-action remake of this classic Disney movie, with Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie, and Mena Massoud as Aladdin.
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Toy Story 4 (June 2019)
I am so excited about this one! In the fourth tale of Woody, Buzz and friends we are rumoured to see a love story between Woody and Bo Peep. as well as plenty of hilarious adventure and clever wit.
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The Lion King (July 2019)
Directed by Jon Favreau, who took on the live-action remake of The Jungle Book, the 2019 remake of The Lion King will be a combination of CGI and live-action. The stellar line up includes Beyonce (Nala), Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Oscar-winner Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), John Oliver (Zazu), and the wondrous voice of James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa.
In November 2017, it was confirmed that Hans Zimmer will return to score the music for the movie, while Elton John will also rework his musical compositions from the 1994 original. In February 2018, Elton John announced that he would be working with Tim Rice and Beyonce on new music for the movie. Original song favourites ‘I Just Can’t Wait to Be King’, ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘Circle of Life’, ‘Be Prepared’ and ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight?’ will all be included in the remake.
Artemis Fowl (August 2019)
Directed by Kenneth Branagh and with Robert de Niro as Executive Producer, Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl should be a big blockbuster. While the plot is still under wraps, some of the cast have been confirmed and include Josh Gad, Dame Judi Dench and Nonso Anozie.
Frozen 2 (November 2019)
Do you wanna build a snowman? Frozen fans will be excited to know that the sequel is due to hit cinemas in November 2019 with Anna, Elsa, Olaf and friends all returning. Frozen still remains one of Disney’s most successful movies, and the first Walt Disney Studios picture to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
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Disney New Movie Releases in 2020 and Beyond
Mulan (March 2020)
Directed by Niki Caro and starring Liu Yifei, this live-action remake of the 1998 movie Mulan was originally scheduled for release in November 2018, but has now been pushed back to 2020.
Untitled Indiana Jones sequel (July 2020)
It’s been 10 years since the questionable Kingdom of the Crystal Skull addition to the Indiana Jones series. With Steven Spielberg at the helm, and Harrison Ford reprising his lead role, hopes are that the fifth movie will be better received.
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Gigantic (November 2020)
Based on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, Gigantic is set in Spain during the Age of Exploration and follows adventuresome Jack as he discovers a world of giants among the clouds. Originally scheduled for 2018, Gigantic has been pushed to late 2020.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3
After the runaway success of the first two movies in the Guardians franchise, there was considerable speculation that a third movie was on the cards. In January, director James Gunn confirmed a 2020 release date with this tweet:
Coming in 2020. https://t.co/2kQbPHC5gP
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 14, 2018
In addition to these known movies, there are also a significant number of the Disney new movie releases which are place-holders at the moment. Dates have been confirmed for the releases, but we’ll have to wait and see what they turn out to be!
- October 4, 2019: Disney Live-Action
- November 8, 2019: Disney Live-Action
- February 14, 2020: Disney Live-Action
- March 6, 2020: Pixar
- May 29, 2020: Disney Live-Action
- July 31, 2020: Marvel
- October 9, 2020: Disney Live-Action
- December 23, 2020: Disney Live-Action
- February 12, 2021: Disney Live-Action
- May 7, 2021: Marvel
- May 28, 2021: Disney Live-Action
- July 9, 2021: Disney Live-Action
- July 30, 2021: Marvel
- October 8, 2021: Disney Live-Action
- November 5, 2021: Marvel
- December 22, 2021: Disney Live-Action
- February 18, 2022: Marvel
- March 18, 2022: Pixar
- May 6, 2022: Marvel
- May 27, 2022: Disney Live-Action
- June 17, 2022: Pixar
- July 8, 2022: Disney Live-Action
- July 29, 2022: Marvel
- October 7, 2022: Disney Live-Action
- November 4, 2022: Disney Live-Action
- November 23, 2022: Disney Live-Action
- December 16, 2022: Disney Live-Action
- February 23, 2023: Disney Live-Action
Which of these Disney new movie releases are you most excited for? I think it’s Toy Story 4 for me! Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you.