The official Disney Blog, Oh My Disney!, has just posted new release dates for Disney movies!
Now, I don’t really post the full list anymore (because Warners is too chicken to place dates on their superhero movies), but here’s the Disney timeline through 2020:
Born in China: 4/21
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (3D): 5/5
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (3D): 5/26
Cars 3 (3D): 6/16
Spider-Man Homecoming: 7/7
Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action): 7/28
Thor: Ragnarok (3D): 11/3
Coco (3D): 11/22
Star Wars: Episode VIII (3D): 12/15
Wreck-It Ralph 2 (3D): 3/9
A Wrinkle in Time (3D): 4/6
Avengers: Infinity War (3D): 5/4
Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film (3D): 5/25
The Incredibles 2 (3D): 6/15
Ant-Man and the Wasp (3D): 7/6
Untitled Disney Live Action: 8/3
Mulan (Live Action) (3D): 11/2
Gigantic (3D): 11/21
Mary Poppins Returns: 12/25
Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action): 3/29
Untitled Disneytoon Studios: 4/12
Untitled Avengers (3D): 5/3
Toy Story 4 (3D): 6/21
Untitled Indiana Jones: 7/19
Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action): 11/8
Untitled Disney Animation (3D): 11/27
Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action): 12/20
Also, for 2020…
Last but not least, 2020 will see the release of two untitled Pixar animation films, three untitled Marvel films, and one untitled Disney animation film.
- No Star Wars movie in 2019, but you do get Indy V. (I expect more Star Wars announcements by the end of 2017.)
- Annual Avengers movies in 2018 and 2019, with Ant-Man, Wasp (stealing the spotlight from), Ms. Marvel in between.
- “Born in China” is a Disney Nature movie.
- “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is a Disney feature?!? (Technically, no, Sony is distributing and controlling production.)
- Disneytoon Studios is Disney’s smaller animation studio, producing mostly direct-to-video spin-off titles.
- 2019 will have THREE live-action fairy tale movies! (Anyone want to guess which ones?) (Please, please, PUHLEEZE “Hunchback of Notre Dame”!)
- Only TWO Marvel movies in 2019. And what are the THREE movies in 2020?
- Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in the Mary Poppins sequel (but not compose), as well as pen new songs for the Little Mermaid live-action movie (which isn’t on this list)!
- Disney has basically locked down “Marvel May Day” and “Thanksgiving Wednesday”. The year-end slot dominated by Star Wars last year (middle of December-Wednesday) remains open in 2018 (Sony will slot the animated Spider-Man movie on 12/21/2018-Friday), and 2019 features a Friday-opening fairy tale movie.
In related news… in case you forgot, Disney’s D23 Expo will take place the week BEFORE San Diego Comic-Con, on July 14-16. Anyone else planning a 10-Day endurance run (D23-two days at Disneyland-CCI)?
Also: Doctor Strange has helped Disney surpass it’s record-setting box office from 2015, with $2.3 Billion domestically this year. To come: Moana and Rogue One. (This is even more impressive, given the flops of BFG, Pete’s Dragon, and Alice Through the Looking Glass.) Possible final? Just shy of Three. Billion. Dollars. (and that’s just domestic!)